Week 13 Fantasy Football Rankings: Joe Flacco and QBs in Store for Abysmal Day

Michael Mill@@MikeMill23Senior Analyst IIIDecember 3, 2011

BALTIMORE, MD - NOVEMBER 24:   Joe Flacco #5 of the Baltimore Ravens passes the ball against the San Francisco 49ers at M&T Bank Stadium on November 24, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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In fantasy football, quarterback is typically one of those positions that you can always find a solid substitute when needed.

Since most leagues consist of only 10 or so people, that means at least half of the quarterbacks in the league are typically available to be had.

This weekend, some of the top passers in the league are in store for a tough showing. If they are on your team, you may want to look in the free agent pool to see if their is a good sub for the week.

Here are three quarterbacks who should find the bench this weekend.

Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens

You really never know what you are going to get with Joe Flacco. You could hit a gold mine, or you could get a lump of coal.

This is one of those weekends where Flacco is likely to give you coal.

The Ravens are set to face off against the Cleveland Browns in an AFC North showdown. Although it may not be your first guess, there is no team in the NFL that has done a better job stopping the pass this year than the Browns.

They rank first in yards per game allowed through the air, giving up just 174.7 yards. Couple their great defensive play with Flacco's inconsistency and you are probably better off starting someone else.

Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons

Right now the Houston Texans are playing better defense than any other team in the NFL. They are ranked first in total yards allowed, fourth against the run and second against the pass.

Opposing quarterbacks have an average quarterback rating of 62.1 against them, which is the worst in the league.

Wade Philips has really turned around this secondary that was terrible a year ago. Now, they are suddenly one of the more feared defenses in the league.

They won't just shut down Michael Turner, they will do the same to Matt Ryan.

Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers

Before the season started, you may have put Philip Rivers in you top five quarterbacks in the league.

After his performance so far this year, it's tough to justify putting him even in the top 10.

The Chargers started out the season 4-1 before dropping their six most recent games. This week, they hope to get back on track against the 3-8 Jaguars.

This may seem like a walk in the park, but Jacksonville may surprise some. They have quite a difficult defense.

They are currently the fifth-ranked scoring defense in the league and fourth stopping the pass.

Rivers could be in store for another poor day.