Week 13 Fantasy Football Rankings: Cam Newton and QBs Who Will Top Stat Sheets

Michael MillSenior Analyst IIIDecember 3, 2011

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - NOVEMBER 27 Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers talks with referee Terry Corrente #99 during the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 27, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)
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We are at that point in the season where your fantasy rosters should just about be finalized and ready to go for a push in the playoffs.

You still may be able to find a sleeper or two, but for the most part it's time to just sit back and watch the action unfold on Sunday.

That's half of the fun anyway.

Here are predictions and rankings for the top three quarterbacks this weekend.


3. Eli Manning (New York Giants)

Although he rarely gets any credit, Manning has been a top-five quarterback all season long.

His 3,358 passing yards ranks fourth best in the league. His 95.6 quarterback rating is fifth among active passers.

This weekend he leads the Giants into battle against their toughest opponent yet.

The Green Bay Packers are still undefeated and it's looking like nobody is going to be able to stop them. However, the Giants may be able to slow them down.

The Packers rank 31st in the NFL in passing yards allowed. Obviously, the Giants will come out throwing like every other team has done against them.

Even if they do fall short, Manning is going to put up plenty of yards through the air.


2. Cam Newton (Carolina Panthers)

Newton has been asked to be a miracle man in Carolina. Every weekend the entire weight of the team is placed on his shoulders.

Although the Panthers haven't won a bunch of games, Newton has done a solid job.

He is very capable of putting up yards. He just needs to learn how to limit the mistakes and turnovers.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been abysmal in the secondary this season. They rank 28th in passing yards allowed.

Their biggest problem has been the amount of big plays they have allowed. They have allowed nine passes of 40 or more yards.

Newton will hook up with Steve Smith a couple times for big gains in this one.


1. Aaron Rodgers (Green Bay Packers)

Rodgers, right now, is playing better football than any other player in the National Football League.

In fact, some are starting to say he is looking better than Tom Brady did just a few years back when he broke so many passing records.

This weekend he will look to add to the talk with a big game against a Giants defense that hasn't lived up to the play of recent years.

This game could turn into a shootout.

As great as Manning has looked this year, Rodgers has looked that much better.