Week 13 Fantasy Football Rankings: Top 30 Quarterbacks

Kevin Hanson@EDSFootballAnalyst IIINovember 30, 2011

ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 24:  Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys during the Thanksgiving Day game at Cowboys Stadium on November 24, 2011 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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For Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, less has been more recently.

In the first five games of the season, Romo threw for 300-plus yards in four games. During that five-game span, Romo also threw more than 35 pass attempts four times.

Since then, Romo has no 300-yard games and only one game with more than 35 pass attempts.

Entering his matchup against the Miami Dolphins on Thanksgiving Day, Romo was very efficient (eight touchdowns and no interceptions in his previous three games).

While he threw two interceptions against the Dolphins, Romo extended his streak of games with multiple touchdown passes to four games. He had a 10:2 touchdown-to-interception ratio during that span.

In addition, three of Romo's four 20-point fantasy performances this season came in the past four weeks. Despite fewer pass attempts. Although he has been without Miles Austin for the past two and a half games, there is a chance that Austin will return this week against the Arizona Cardinals.

But Romo's matchup against the Cardinals is not as fantasy-friendly as it might have seemed several weeks ago. The Cardinals have allowed only three passing touchdowns in their past five games.

Here are some more quarterback notes for Week 13:

- Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan completed 27of 34 pass attempts for 262 yards, and three touchdowns last week. Although it ended a two-game streak of 300-yard games, Ryan had  thrown two or more touchdowns in three of his past four games. In his first seven games, he had only one game with multiple touchdowns.

- Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton scored his 10th rushing touchdown of the season last week. He is now two shy of the quarterback record set by former New England Patriots quarterback Steve Grogan. Newton has rushed for 464 yards and 10 touchdowns, which is equivalent to 106 fantasy points in 11 games (or just shy of an average of 10 fantasy points per game) from rushing alone.

- Buffalo Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick threw three touchdowns against the New York Jets. He would have had four if receiver Steve Johnson did not drop a pass that could have won last week's game. Fitzpatrick threw for 264 yards, which was his highest total since Week three. He had no interceptions. In his previous three games, Fitzpatrick had a 2:7 touchdown-to-interception ratio.

- Chicago Bears quarterback Rex Grossman threw for a season-high 314 yards. Completed 26 of 35 pass attempts. He also threw two touchdowns and two interceptions. It was the second straight game that Grossman had with at least 290 passing yards, and two touchdowns. Although, the Washington Redskins have (what should be) a tough matchup against the New York Jets.

- New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez completed less than half of his passes (17 for 35) for only 180 yards last week. Yet, he threw a career-high four touchdown passes. Before last week's game, Sanchez had only two touchdowns (and four interceptions) in his previous three games.

- New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady threw for 361 yards and three touchdowns. Except for Week 5 versus the Jets. Brady has thrown two or more touchdowns every game this season. He has 300-plus passing yards in three of his past four games.

- Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore has a 7:1 touchdown-to-interception in his past four games. This week the Dolphins face the Oakland Raiders. They have allowed the fifth-most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks.

- In 328 pass attempts in nine games counting today's loss, Sam Bradford has yet to have a game with more than one touchdown. Or, more than one interception. Bradford now has a 6:5 touchdown-to-interception ratio.

- Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Vince Young, who was on our waiver-wire list this week, threw for 400 yards but only one touchdown. It came in the final minute of the game. With the Eagles ruling out Michael Vick (and Jeremy Maclin), Young will get his third-straight start.

- This just in: Aaron Rodgers is good. Through 11 games, Rodgers' lowest passer rating was 111.4 in Week three against the Chicago Bears. Rodgers has thrown multiple touchdowns in every game, and has a 33:4 touchdown-to-interception ratio. In fact, Rodgers has three-plus touchdowns in eight of his 11 games.

[Related: Take our poll on whether Rodgers will lead the Greenbay Packers to a 19-0 season.]

Here are our fantasy quarterback rankings for Week 13:

1. Aaron Rodgers, Greenbay Packers (at NYG)
2. Tom Brady, New England Patriots (vs IND)
3. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints (vs DET)
4. Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers (at TB)
5. Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys (at ARI)
6. Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions (at NO)
7. Eli Manning, New York Giants (vs GB)
8. Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers (vs CIN)
9. Tim Tebow, Denver Broncos (at MIN)
10. Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers (at JAX)
11. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons (at HOU)
12. Vince Young, Philadelphia Eagles (at SEA)
13. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Buffalo Bills (vs TEN)
14. Josh Freeman, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (vs CAR)
15. Carson Palmer, Oakland Raiders (at MIA)
16. Matt Moore, Miami Dolphins (vs OAK)
17. Mark Sanchez, New York Jets (at WAS)
18. Matt Hasselbeck, Tennessee Titans (at BUF)
19. Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens (at CLE)
20. Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals (at PIT)
21. Alex Smith, San Francisco 49ers (vs STL)
22. Sam Bradford, St. Louis Rams (at SF)
23. Christian Ponder, Minnesota Vikings (vs DEN)
24. Caleb Hanie, Chicago Bears (vs KC)
25. Tarvaris Jackson, Seattle Seahawks (vs PHI)
26. Rex Grossman, Washington Redskins (vs NYJ)
27. Dan Orlovsky, Indiana Colts (at NE)
28. Kevin Kolb, Arizona Cardinals (vs DAL)
29. Colt McCoy, Cleveland Browns (vs BAL)
30. Kyle Orton, Kansas City Chiefs (at CHI)

Note: Our quarterback rankings will be updated before the Thursday Night game, and again before the Sunday games. To view the updates, visit our quarterback rankings page.

Check out our rankings for other positions and/or flex rankings at TheTipDrill.com, our fantasy section.

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Good luck in Week 13!


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