Fantasy Football Week 13 Rankings: Top 25 Quarterbacks

Eric StashinSenior Writer INovember 30, 2009

HOUSTON - NOVEMBER 29:  Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Indianapolis Colts throws a pass against the Houston Texans on November 29, 2009  at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas. The Colts won 35-27.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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Will Brett Favre fade in 2009?  He certainly hasn’t shown any indications as he may be playing the best football of his career (which says a lot).  Let’s take a look at where he falls in the rankings, as well as all the other QBs, for Week 13:

  1. Peyton Manning - Indianapolis Colts - vs. Tennessee
  2. Matt Schaub - Houston Texans - at Jacksonville
  3. Tom Brady - New England Patriots - at Miami
  4. Brett Favre - Minnesota Vikings - at Arizona
  5. Philip Rivers - San Diego Chargers - at Cleveland
  6. Aaron Rodgers - Green Bay Packers - vs. Baltimore
  7. Donovan McNabb - Philadelphia Eagles - at Atlanta
  8. Tony Romo - Dallas Cowboys - at New York Giants
  9. Carson Palmer - Cincinnati Bengals - vs. Detroit
  10. Kurt Warner - Arizona Cardinals - vs. Minnesota
  11. Jay Cutler - Chicago Bears - vs. St. Louis
  12. Drew Brees - New Orleans Saints - at Washington
  13. Ben Roethlisberger - Pittsburgh Steelers - vs. Oakland
  14. Kyle Orton - Denver Broncos - at Kansas City
  15. David Garrard - Jacksonville Jaguars - vs. Houston
  16. Matt Hasselbeck - Seattle Seahawks - vs. San Francisco
  17. Matt Ryan - Atlanta Falcons - vs. Philadelphia
  18. Joe Flacco - Baltimore Ravens - at Green Bay
  19. Vince Young - Tennessee Titans - at Indianapolis
  20. Eli Manning - New York Giants - vs. Dallas
  21. Matthew Stafford - Detroit Lions - at Cincinnati
  22. Alex Smith - San Francisco 49ers - at Seattle
  23. Ryan Fitzpatrick - Buffalo Bills - vs. New York Jets
  24. Brady Quinn - Cleveland Browns - vs. San Diego
  25. Matt Cassel - Kansas City Chiefs - vs. Denver

Thoughts:

Peyton Manning versus a team who has allowed over 25 passing TDs on the season?  Could there possibly be a better scenario?

Tough matchup or not, how can you not like Aaron Rodgers this week?  He’s already surpassed 3,000 yards passing, while throwing for 22 TDs.  His three rushing TDs don’t hurt either.

With as bad as the Giants passing defense has been recently, how big of a game could Tony Romo have this week?

Facing the Redskins passing defense certainly knocks Drew Brees down, a lot, as no quarterback had thrown for over 200 yards since Matthew Stafford in Week Three before Donovan McNabb this past Sunday.  That includes facing Donovan McNabb (in their first matchup), Tony Romo, Matt Ryan, and Kyle Orton.  He’s still usable, but you have to downgrade him a bit.

Will Ben Roethlisberger or Kurt Warner be healthy enough to play?  That’s the biggest question surrounding them after missing Week 12.  Monitor the news.

Matthew Stafford has been your typical up-and-down rookie quarterback.  In Week 11 he throws for five touchdown passes, only to follow it up with four interceptions in Week 12.  While you don’t necessarily know what you are going to get, he has a positive matchup against the Bengals, so he’s worth taking your chances against in two-quarterback formats.

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

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