Week 17 QB rankings

Posted Dec. 30, 2012 @ 12:23 p.m.
Posted By Pat Fitzmaurice

Updated 12:23 p.m.. ET, Sunday, Dec. 30

Here are PFW's Week 17 QB rankings:

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


Not listed: Nick Foles, Eagles; Colt McCoy, Browns; Carson Palmer, Raiders; Brandon Weeden, Browns

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.