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2013 - Week 3 Fantasy Football Player Rankings - Quarterbacks

2013 - Week 3 Fantasy Football Player Rankings - Quarterbacks

Posted by Dawgmaticå on 09/16/13

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2013 Week 3 Fantasy Football Rankings - Quarterbacks




Quarterback Player Rankings – Week 3




RB Rankings  WR Rankings  TE Rankings




Quarterbacks                 (Updated:  Saturday, Sept. 21 - 01:58PM CT)



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1.       Peyton Manning (vs. Oak, Monday night)


If ESPN could take this week's Monday Night Football matchup back, surely they would. I feel bad for Raider Nation, as this is NOT the time to get a matchup against Peyton on the league's biggest stage. So far in 2013, the Broncos have scored 90 points in two games, with the next highest point-output being 66 by the Green Bay Packers (almost a 3rd fewer points). The best part is that 66 of those 90 points came in the second half!

With Manning healthy and rollin' along with the talent he has at his disposal, this team is capable of scoring over 40 points a game across the entire season. Only three teams in NFL history have scored more points in their first two games than the Broncos this season (1968 Raiders, 95; 2009 Saints, 93; 1971 Cowboys, 91). And just be clear, Denver has done this against the past two Super Bowl champions, not teams like the Raiders - oh, wait… Manning plays the Raiders this week! Imagine what he can do against a bottom-feeder, hence the #1 placement this week.

Two weeks, nine passing TDs… Two weeks, 769 passing yards… Two weeks, zero interceptions. The guy is simply the best at his craft. It's hard to imagine the riches, but not only does he have three stud WRs (who have actually dropped a bunch of balls this year on some big plays), he also has Orange Julius Thomas at the TE spot who almost looks like he could be the next Jimmy Graham... who looked like the next Antonio Gates... who looked like the next Tony Gonzalez… 



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2.       Drew Brees (vs. Ari)


It's pure and simple; the Superdome savior, Drew Brees, puts up staggering fantasy football numbers when he's inside the dome at home. We all know he leads every category for QBs since arriving in New Orleans, but at home in the Mercedes Benz paradise, Brees averaged just over 309 yards and exactly three TDs from 2010-2012. Just ridiculous. He has 81 pass attempts in two games thus far, only four less than Peyton, which tells us all what we already knew - that the Saints still plan to pass the pill around with Sean Payton back on the sidelines calling the plays.

Drew has as many TDs as INTs (3 each), which is a tad worrisome, but I expect a high-flying game this week at home against a solid young Cardinals defense. The run game hasn't been there, so it will clearly be on Brees' accurate noodle-arm yet again for the Saints this weekend.



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3.       Michael Vick (vs. KC, Thursday night)


If he can stay healthy for 16 games (which he can't) then he'll have the highest ADP value of any QB in this years #FF drafts while commanding Chip "Big Balls" Kelly's jaw dropping hyper-offense. The pace is amazing, the momentum is the stuff fantasy football gods dream of. Although not knowing how to slow down the game and milk the clock cost them this week's game against the Bolts, it's hard to think this offense is going to get outscored by any team in the league. Sunday's 428 passing yards by Mike Vick is the most he's had in his career, it's actually his only 400 yard passing game… hell just to shit on his passing capacity more, it's only his 12th career 300 yard game.

The thing that has us fired up is that he has 2 rushing TDs in 2 games with 15 rushing attempts. When he's running, he's a beast... but, just know, you must be willing to just enjoy it while it lasts. We like him tons, want him to succeed, and hope he can stay on his feet for the next 15 and stay clear of the injury report- but his age and the fact that this offense relies on the threat of him running on any play makes it hard for him to play every game. Two games in and he's running 7+ times a game and using his legs again, this my fantasy football friends is awesome for the moment, but scares the living daylights out of us at PYRO®.



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4.       Matthew Stafford (at Was)


Washington’s pass D was one of the worst in the league last year and just when you thought it couldn’t get worse coming into this season… it did - these guys. Given Stafford's uneventful opening to the season, and the belief that this is the type of game he can have his way is the main reason his ranked this high. Add to that, Reggie Bush is banged up, so Matthew is going to have over 40 passing attempts for the second time of the season.

This feels like a game where Stafford could go ballistic, but not gonna lie - something seems to be missing with this offense and this team in general.


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5.       Colin Kaepernick (vs. Ind)


Dåwg would probably have Colin in the top 2-3 this week except he thinks the 49ers are going to get back to establishing the run a little bit more after not doing so much of it the first couple of games. The run opens it up for this team, grinding… they need teams to worry about that part of their attack, or else their one eyebrowed QB is going to have a hard time living up to his potential as one of the next Superstars of the league.

The 49ers needed that wake up call the Seahawks just delivered them in last nights shellacking last night, but the offensive line hasn't looked like the best in the league and the defense looks slow and not nearly as tough as they had been the past 2 seasons. The team seems to be listening to their coach too much, or reading their own press. The fact is, the offensive end of this S.F. deal relies almost solely on #7's arms and legs, and we feel he'll respond in a beast Kaepernick fashion, I could see a continuation of the rushing yards trend from his last outing - in that lame game against the Seahawks, he had 87 yards on the ground on just 9 carries, averaging almost 10 yards per tote.

Most of all, I think Colin's pride is going to rise to occasion against another elite youngster in Andrew Luck, should be a a great time.


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6.       Aaron Rodgers (at Cin)


It looked like Mr. Rodgers was trying to be Pyeton Manning's neighbor and match his previous week's 7 TDs and 452 yards passing this week. Double check discount boy had completed 26-of-31 passes for 335 yards and four touchdowns in the first 30 minutes of Sunday's game alone - at one point, he was on pace for a 670 game. With Eddie Lacy concussed, James Starks was back there again... different dynamic, basically we feel it's back to the old way for the Packers, and there is no reason to think isn't the going to be the norm moving forward for the rest of this season.

Cobb and Jordy are top Tier talent, add James "Earl" Jones to the mix showing this weekend that he's still going to be involved plenty with a 178 yard outing on 11 catches (12 targets) and even the Donkey JerMoron in the collective mix the NFL's most accurate passer of all-time isn't missing Donald Driver or lose lips Greg Jennings one bit!


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7.       Carson Palmer (at NO)


If pick-6's hurt your fantasy score, then move him way down - but the team is 1-1, and these guys are obviously going to have to pass to keep up with their competition. This is favorable to any owner that has Palmer on their team, but the limitations are extreme. While we prefer this Heisman Trophy winner as a QB2 in general, this week, against a string-cheese New Orleans secondary, he's a Top-10 play.

His safety blanket, Larry Fitzgerald, will be rested all week in practice, so his hamstring injury should be close to 90% by game-time. Something we are excited about is the fact that the light is starting to turn on in Bruce Arians' head about what a dynamic player Andre Ellington can be for them, and how that explosion CJ2K-like player can only help Palmer and the passing game at every level. He's a fear factor.

Watching Carson on Sunday's ain't so fun, but this week he has one of the best situations an NFL QB can have, so it's a great moment to utilize him if you don't have a top QB on your squad. 


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8.       Tony Romo (vs. StL)


Tony Romo owners were hurt badly by the 4th quarter drop Dez Bryant had against the Chiefs on Sunday that should have gone for a long touchdown… As an owner who has that particular QB-WR combination in my main league, it definitely hurt - I would have won the week if Dez grabs that pass and scores. Ahhh... fantasy football aneurysms.


“I knew I had it. That’s what I was thinking, took my eyes off the ball. Shouldn’t have. That was a real bad mistake. That is not winning football. I can’t win like that. I can’t beat the guy and be nonchalant with the football.” -Dezzy Did Dallas & Vegas on Sunday.

Romo is already annoying owners just two games into the new season - he has no 300-yard games, no three-TD games (actually, he has only three TDs through the first two games).

This week is primed for Tony to have his 2013 breakout performance, but to be honest, this team (as usual) isn't giving us happy feelings at all.


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9.       Matt Ryan (at Mia)


Like his bestie, WR Julio Jones, Mr. "Personality" Matt Ryan is a better fantasy QB on the road than he is in the house that Deion built, and all signs point to a nice clear day to put up some serious fantasy points against a tough Dolphins defense. Dawgmaticå is confident that Ryan puts up Top-10 Week 3 QB numbers despite Rowdy Roddy still nursing his ankle injury and having his worst start to a season in ages. That said, Happy Harry Douglas is showing signs of why the Falcons made him a third-round pick in 2008, while Tony G and Julio will also help Ryan's cause.

Not sure if the thigh bruise will be a big issue for Steven Jackson, but even if he plays, the passing game has been the only thing working for the offense so far. Steven Jackson has only 1 more carry than Jacquizz on the year while the off-season free agent acquisition has only 77 yards on the ground through the first two games for his new team (he had eight-straight 1,000-yard seasons on the Rams).

Matty Ice will go as far as Julio Jones can take him, which seems to be quite far, actually.


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10.     Tom Brady (vs. TB)


The Patriots will need to balance their offense a bit more this week, which should bring Brady's pass attempts down some. Tampa Bay has a tough D right now, but the only guy on the planet that wears Ugg boots should put up Top-10 numbers at his position, incredibly despite not having Gronk, Amendola or Vereen (Gronk has recently been given a 50/50 chance to play). It really sucks for Brady that Welker isn't around, because even though Thompkins and Dobson look like they will be awesome in time, they've both shown their lack of NFL experience on plenty of plays thus far.

If Welker was still on the Pats payroll, by the looks of things, he'd be getting 20 catches a game... but I guess he wasn't worth the $6 million per season, huh? Always on the Mendola at $30 million versus his mentor at $12 million - bad call Bill and Robert.

Brady leads the league with 91 passing attempts thru two games and with this many "looks", fantasy points are just around the corner. Add to this the fact that Ridley has fumbled (again) while looking marginal overall, and that 3rd-down back, Shane Vereen, is out for the next 10 weeks, owners must find themselves in a perpetual Manningface mode. However, when it's Terrific Tom, you never worry too much, even when it's going to be a couple of talented rookies and an undrafted QB from Kent State (Julian Edelman) catching the future Hall of Famer's lasers…

Quarterbacks Ranked  #11 - 32


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11.     Robert Griffin III (vs. Det)


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12.     Andy Dalton (vs. GB)


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13.     Eli Manning (at Car)



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14.     Cam Newton (vs. NYG)


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15.     Ryan Tannehill (vs. Atl)


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16.     Sam Bradford (at Dal)


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17.     Alex Smith (at Phi, Thursday night)


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18.     Matt Schaub (at Bal)

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19.     Russell Wilson (vs. Jax)



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20.     Joe Flacco (vs. Hou)


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21.     Philip Rivers (at Ten)


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22.     Andrew Luck (at SF)


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23.     Josh Freeman (at NE)


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24.     Ben Roethlisberger (vs. Chi, Sunday night)


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25.     Jay Cutler (at Pit, Sunday night)


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26.     Jake Locker (vs. SD)




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27.     Geno Smith (vs. Buf)


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28.     E.J. Manuel (at NYJ)


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29.     Terrelle Pryor (at Den, Monday night)


30.     Brian Hoyer (at Min)



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31.     Christian Ponder (vs. Cle)


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32.     Chad Henne (at Sea)




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19.     Cam Newton (vs. NYG)

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19.     Cam Newton (vs. NYG)