NFL Week 7 Fantasy Rankings: Top 25 Quarterbacks

Eric StashinSenior Writer IOctober 19, 2009

NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 11:  Peyton Manning #18 of the Indianapolis Colts throws the ball during the NFL game against the Tennessee Titans at LP Field on October 11, 2009 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Let’s take an early look at how the quarterbacks stack up for fantasy owners in Week Seven. How does the performances of Drew Brees and Tom Brady affect things?  These will be updated throughout the week, so make sure to keep checking back for the latest:

  1. Peyton Manning - Indianapolis Colts - at St. Louis
  2. Tom Brady - New England Patriots - at Tampa Bay
  3. Aaron Rodgers - Green Bay Packers - at Cleveland
  4. Drew Brees - New Orleans Saints - at Miami
  5. Eli Manning - New York Giants - vs. Arizona
  6. Philip Rivers - San Diego Chargers - at Kansas City
  7. Matt Schaub - Houston Texans - vs. San Francisco
  8. Matt Ryan - Atlanta Falcons - at Dallas
  9. Ben Roethlisberger - Pittsburgh Steelers - vs. Minnesota
  10. Kurt Warner - Arizona Cardinals - vs. New York Giants
  11. Tony Romo - Dallas Cowboys - vs. Atlanta
  12. Donovan McNabb - Philadelphia Eagles - at Washington
  13. Jay Cutler - Chicago Bears - at Cincinnati
  14. Carson Palmer - Cincinnati Bengals - vs. Chicago
  15. Brett Favre - Minnesota Vikings - at Pittsburgh
  16. Mark Sanchez - New York Jets - at Oakland
  17. Matt Cassel - Kansas City Chiefs - vs. San Diego
  18. Shaun Hill - San Francisco 49ers - at Houston
  19. Marc Bulger - St. Louis Rams - vs. Indianapolis
  20. Derek Anderson - Cleveland Browns - vs. Green Bay
  21. Jake Delhomme - Carolina Panthers - vs. Buffalo
  22. Trent Edwards - Buffalo Bills - at Carolina
  23. Jason Campbell - Washington Redskins - at Philadelphia
  24. Chad Henne - Miami Dolphins - vs. New Orleans
  25. Josh Johnson - Tampa Bay Buccaneers - vs. New England

Quick Thoughts

  • The Cardinals passing defense is terrible, but the Giants desire to focus on the run keeps Eli Manning from moving up even further this week (despite the Cardinals being among the best run defenses in the game). With backs like Brandon Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw, can you blame them? Still, if you have Eli, this week would be a solid time to play him.
  • Initially you would think that Warner should be dropped down a few notches facing the tough Giants defense. However, seeing Drew Brees and company torch them, you have to wonder if the Cardinals can do the same.
  • Sanchez has had his down moments (especially this past week) and is a rookie, making him hard to trust, but getting the Raiders defense is something that should help right the ship.
  • Anderson is a gamble for those in two quarterback formats, but there is a chance that the Browns and Packers get into a shootout. That could mean extra passing attempts for Anderson, which gives him the chance to really pile on the numbers, especially if they are playing from behind.
  • The Rams are likely to go down early and often against the Colts.  That should open the door for Bulger, with little to work with, to get the chance to throw the ball around the field and make something happen.

What are your thoughts?  Who was left off the list?  Who should be higher?  Who should be lower?

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