Week 12 QB rankings

Posted Nov. 24, 2012 @ 10:09 a.m.
Posted By Pat Fitzmaurice

Updated Saturday, Nov. 24, 10:02 a.m. ET

Here are PFW's Week 12 QB rankings:

  1. Robert Griffin III, Redskins at Cowboys
  2. Matt Ryan, Falcons at Buccaneers
  3. Tom Brady, Patriots at Jets
  4. Peyton Manning, Broncos at Chiefs
  5. Drew Brees, Saints vs. 49ers
  6. Aaron Rodgers, Packers at Giants
  7. Andy Dalton, Bengals vs. Raiders
  8. Tony Romo, Cowboys vs. Redskins
  9. Andrew Luck, Colts vs. Bills
  10. Josh Freeman, Buccaneers vs. Falcons
  11. Carson Palmer, Raiders at Bengals
  12. Cam Newton, Panthers at Eagles
  13. Matthew Stafford, Lions vs. Texans
  14. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bills at Colts
  15. Eli Manning, Giants vs. Packers
  16. Chad Henne, Jaguars vs. Titans
  17. Colin Kaepernick, 49ers at Saints
  18. Joe Flacco, Ravens at Chargers
  19. Matt Schaub, Texans at Lions
  20. Philip Rivers, Chargers vs. Ravens
  21. Jake Locker, Titans at Jaguars                                                          
  22. Russell Wilson, Seahawks at Dolphins
  23. Mark Sanchez, Jets vs. Patriots
  24. Jay Cutler, Bears vs. Vikings (DOWN)                  INJ
  25. Brandon Weeden, Browns vs. Steelers
  26. Christian Ponder, Vikings at Bears
  27. Ryan Tannehill, Dolphins vs. Seahawks
  28. Sam Bradford, Rams at Cardinals
  29. Nick Foles, Eagles vs. Panthers
  30. Brady Quinn, Chiefs vs. Broncos
  31. Ryan Lindley, Cardinals vs. Rams
  32. Charlie Batch, Steelers at Browns
  33. Alex Smith, 49ers at Saints                                                   INJ
  34. Michael Vick, Eagles vs. Panthers                                    INJ

Not listed: Kevin Kolb, Cardinals; Byron Leftwich, Steelers; Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers

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.