Week Eight QB rankings

Posted Oct. 26, 2012 @ 8:56 p.m.
Posted By Pat Fitzmaurice

Updated Friday, Oct. 26, 8:55 p.m. ET

Byes: Baltimore, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Houston.

Here are PFW's Week Eight QB rankings:

  1. Drew Brees, Saints at Broncos
  2. Aaron Rodgers, Packers vs. Jaguars
  3. Peyton Manning, Broncos vs. Saints
  4. Tom Brady, Patriots at Rams
  5. Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers vs. Redskins
  6. Robert Griffin III, Redskins at Steelers
  7. Matt Ryan, Falcons at Eagles
  8. Philip Rivers, Chargers at Browns
  9. Tony Romo, Cowboys vs. Giants
  10. Eli Manning, Giants at Cowboys
  11. Andrew Luck, Colts at Titans
  12. Michael Vick, Eagles vs. Falcons
  13. Cam Newton, Panthers at Bears
  14. Josh Freeman, Buccaneers at Vikings
  15. Matthew Stafford, Lions vs. Seahawks
  16. Christian Ponder, Vikings vs. Buccaneers
  17. Brandon Weeden, Browns vs. Chargers
  18. Jay Cutler, Bears vs. Panthers
  19. Matt Hasselbeck, Titans vs. Colts
  20. Carson Palmer, Raiders at Chiefs
  21. Russell Wilson, Seahawks at Lions
  22. Sam Bradford, Rams vs. Patriots
  23. Mark Sanchez, Jets vs. Dolphins
  24. Ryan Tannehill, Dolphins at Jets
  25. Alex Smith, 49ers at Cardinals
  26. Brady Quinn, Chiefs vs. Raiders
  27. Blaine Gabbert, Jaguars at Packers               
  28. John Skelton, Cardinals vs. 49ers

Not listed: Kevin Kolb, Cardinals; Jake Locker, Titans

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.