Week Four QB rankings

Posted Sept. 29, 2011 @ 11:38 a.m.
Posted By Pat Fitzmaurice

Updated Sept. 29, 2011 @ 11:38 a.m. ET

Here are our fantasy rankings for quarterbacks:

  1. Aaron Rodgers, Packers vs. Broncos
  2. Tom Brady, Patriots at Raiders
  3. Drew Brees, Saints at Jaguars
  4. Philip Rivers, Chargers vs. Dolphins
  5. Michael Vick, Eagles vs. 49ers
  6. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bills at Bengals
  7. Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers at Texans
  8. Matthew Stafford, Lions at Cowboys
  9. Tony Romo, Cowboys vs. Lions
  10. Eli Manning, Giants at Cardinals
  11. Cam Newton, Panthers at Bears
  12. Matt Ryan, Falcons at Seahawks
  13. Jay Cutler, Bears vs. Panthers
  14. Matt Schaub, Texans vs. Steelers
  15. Colt McCoy, Browns vs. Titans
  16. Jason Campbell, Raiders vs. Patriots
  17. Sam Bradford, Rams vs. Redskins
  18. Rex Grossman, Redskins at Rams
  19. Josh Freeman, Buccaneers vs. Colts
  20. Kevin Kolb, Cardinals vs. Giants
  21. Andy Dalton, Bengals vs. Bills
  22. Kyle Orton, Broncos at Packers
  23. Mark Sanchez, Jets at Ravens
  24. Chad Henne, Dolphins at Chargers
  25. Matt Hasselbeck, Titans at Browns
  26. Joe Flacco, Ravens vs. Jets
  27. Matt Cassel, Chiefs vs. Vikings
  28. Donovan McNabb, Vikings at Chiefs
  29. Blaine Gabbert, Jaguars vs. Saints
  30. Tarvaris Jackson, Seahawks vs. Falcons
  31. Alex Smith, 49ers at Eagles
  32. Curtis Painter, Colts at Buccaneers            
  33. Kerry Collins, Colts at Buccaneers — INJ

Not listed: Peyton Manning, Colts


The above player rankings are based on expectations for this week only, not for the entire season, taking into account this week's specific matchups and injuries. The initial rankings are compiled before the release of the NFL's early injury report and are updated Thursday to reflect the status of each player.

We base our rankings on the following scoring system: For skill-position players, one point for every 10 rushing/receiving yards, one point for every 30 passing yards, six points for a TD run or catch, four points for a TD pass, two points for a two-point conversion run or catch, two points for a two-point conversion pass. For kickers, three points for FGs of 18-39 yards, four points for FGs of 40-49 yards, and five points for FGs of 50-plus yards. Defensive rankings are based primarily on points allowed, yardage allowed and sack potential.

Glossary of notations

INJ — player has an injury that may affect productivity or availability.
ILL — player has an illness that may affect productivity or availability.
UP — player was moved up on draft board after original posting.
DOWN — player was moved down on draft board after original posting.
Not listed — player is temporarily sidelined due to injury or suspension but otherwise would be ranked.
ACTIVE — on game day, player has been designated active (posted shortly before kickoff, when available).
INACTIVE — on game day, player has been designated inactive (posted shortly before kickoff, when available).

Players and/or notations added after the original posting are shown in boldface.

Note: Remember to check back for late-week and weekend updates, as well as game inactives (when available) in the 90 minutes preceding the 1 p.m. Sunday kickoffs. You'll also find regular updates in our live fantasy injury reports on Sundays.