Week 14 QB rankings

Posted Dec. 12, 2011 @ 7:22 p.m.
Posted By Pat Fitzmaurice

Updated Dec. 12, 2011 @ 7:22 p.m. ET

Byes: none

Here are our fantasy rankings for quarterbacks:

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

Not listed: Jay Cutler, Bears; Peyton Manning, Colts; A.J. Feeley, Rams


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.