Week 13 QB rankings

Posted Dec. 04, 2011 @ 3:15 p.m.
Posted By Pat Fitzmaurice

Updated Dec. 4, 2011 @ 3:15 p.m. ET

Byes: none

Here are our fantasy rankings for quarterbacks:

  1. Aaron Rodgers, Packers at Giants
  2. Drew Brees, Saints vs. Lions
  3. Tom Brady, Patriots vs. Colts
  4. Tony Romo, Cowboys at Cardinals
  5. Cam Newton, Panthers at Buccaneers
  6. Eli Manning, Giants vs. Packers
  7. Tim Tebow, Broncos at Vikings
  8. Matthew Stafford, Lions at Saints
  9. Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers vs. Bengals
  10. Matt Ryan, Falcons at Texans
  11. Philip Rivers, Chargers at Jaguars
  12. Vince Young, Eagles at Seahawks
  13. Andy Dalton, Bengals at Steelers
  14. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bills vs. Titans
  15. Matt Moore, Dolphins vs. Raiders
  16. Josh Johnson, Buccaneers vs. Panthers
  17. Josh Freeman, Buccaneers vs. Panthers — INJ, DOWN (INACTIVE)
  18. Matt Hasselbeck, Titans at Bills
  19. Mark Sanchez, Jets at Redskins
  20. Joe Flacco, Ravens at Browns
  21. Carson Palmer, Raiders at Dolphins
  22. Tavaris Jackson, Seahawks vs. Eagles
  23. Caleb Hanie, Bears vs. Chiefs
  24. Alex Smith, 49ers vs. Rams
  25. Dan Orlovsky, Colts at Patriots
  26. Kevin Kolb, Cardinals vs. Cowboys
  27. Christian Ponder, Vikings vs. Broncos
  28. Rex Grossman, Redskins vs. Jets
  29. Sam Bradford, Rams at 49ers — INJ (INACTIVE)
  30. Colt McCoy, Browns vs. Ravens
  31. A.J. Feeley, Rams at 49ers(he'll start in place of Bradford)
  32. T.J. Yates, Texans vs. Falcons
  33. Blaine Gabbert, Jaguars vs. Chargers
  34. Tyler Palko, Chiefs at Bears

Not listed: Jay Cutler, Bears; Peyton Manning, Colts; Michael Vick, Eagles


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.