Week 12 QB rankings

Posted Nov. 27, 2011 @ 12:43 p.m.
Posted By Pat Fitzmaurice

Updated Nov. 27, 2011 @ 12:43 p.m. ET


Here are our fantasy rankings for quarterbacks:

  1. Aaron Rodgers, Packers at Lions
  2. Tony Romo, Cowboys vs. Dolphins
  3. Cam Newton, Panthers at Colts
  4. Matthew Stafford, Lions vs. Packers
  5. Drew Brees, Saints vs. Giants
  6. Tom Brady, Patriots at Eagles
  7. Matt Ryan, Falcons vs. Vikings
  8. Tim Tebow, Broncos at Chargers
  9. Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers at Chiefs
  10. Eli Manning, Giants at Saints
  11. Philip Rivers, Chargers vs. Broncos
  12. Josh Freeman, Buccaneers at Titans
  13. Mark Sanchez, Jets vs. Bills
  14. Joe Flacco, Ravens vs. 49ers
  15. Andy Dalton, Bengals vs. Browns
  16. Vince Young, Eagles vs. Patriots
  17. Matt Moore, Dolphins at Cowboys
  18. Matt Leinart, Texans at Jaguars
  19. Alex Smith, 49ers at Ravens
  20. Carson Palmer, Raiders vs. Bears — DOWN
  21. Tarvaris Jackson, Seahawks vs. Redskins
  22. Sam Bradford, Rams vs. Cardinals
  23. Caleb Hanie, Bears at Raiders
  24. Matt Hasselbeck, Titans vs. Buccaneers — INJ, UP (ACTIVE)
  25. Christian Ponder, Vikings at Falcons
  26. Rex Grossman, Redskins at Seahawks
  27. Colt McCoy, Browns at Bengals — INJ (ACTIVE)
  28. Curtis Painter, Colts vs. Panthers
  29. John Skelton, Cardinals at Rams
  30. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bills at Jets
  31. Blaine Gabbert, Jaguars vs. Texans
  32. Tyler Palko, Chiefs vs. Steelers
  33. Michael Vick, Eagles vs. Patriots — INJ
  34. Kevin Kolb, Cardinals at Rams — INJ (INACTIVE)

Not listed: Jay Cutler, Bears; 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.