Week Nine QB rankings

Posted Nov. 06, 2011 @ 3:14 p.m.
Posted By Pat Fitzmaurice

Updated Nov. 6, 2011 @ 3:14 p.m. ET

Byes: Panthers, Lions, Jaguars, Vikings

Here are our fantasy rankings for quarterbacks:

  1. Aaron Rodgers, Packers at Chargers
  2. Tom Brady, Patriots vs. Giants
  3. Drew Brees, Saints vs. Buccaneers
  4. Michael Vick, Eagles vs. Bears
  5. Eli Manning, Giants at Patriots
  6. Tony Romo, Cowboys vs. Seahawks
  7. Matt Ryan, Falcons at Colts
  8. Philip Rivers, Chargers vs. Packers
  9. Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers vs. Ravens
  10. Tim Tebow, Broncos at Raiders
  11. Matt Schaub, Texans vs. Browns
  12. Matt Cassel, Chiefs vs. Dolphins
  13. Josh Freeman, Buccaneers at Saints
  14. Jay Cutler, Bears at Eagles
  15. Andy Dalton, Bengals at Titans
  16. Mark Sanchez, Jets at Bills
  17. Joe Flacco, Ravens at Steelers
  18. Matt Hasselbeck, Titans vs. Bengals
  19. Sam Bradford, Rams at Cardinals — INJ, UP (ACTIVE, HE'LL START)    
  20. Alex Smith, 49ers at Redskins
  21. Carson Palmer, Raiders vs. Broncos
  22. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bills vs. Jets
  23. Colt McCoy, Browns at Texans
  24. Curtis Painter, Colts vs. Falcons
  25. Tavaris Jackson, Seahawks at Cowboys
  26. Matt Moore, Dolphins at Chiefs
  27. John Skelton, Cardinals vs. Rams HE'LL START
  28. John Beck, Redskins vs. 49ers
  29. Sam Bradford, Rams at Cardinals — INJ, UP
  30. Kevin Kolb, Cardinals vs. Rams — INJ, DOWN (INACTIVE)

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.