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2012 Fantasy Football Rankings: Quarterbacks



These 2012 Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings will be updated often throughout the summer, so make sure you check back from time to time. Also, be sure to check out my other 2012 Fantasy Football articles, which will include sleepers, busts, tons of 2012 Fantasy Football mock drafts and other material. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.



2012 Fantasy Football Rankings - Quarterbacks (Sept. 2):
Top 10 | 11-20 | 21-35


  1. Aaron Rodgers, QB, Packers. Bye: 10.
    Aaron Rodgers should be the consensus No. 1 quarterback. He posts top passing numbers like the other elite signal-callers, but unlike Tom Brady and Drew Brees, Rodgers picks up a good chunk of rushing yardage, which gives him the edge at this position. Rodgers has 16 rushing touchdowns in the past four seasons. In that span, Brady has five, while Brees has three.

    Projected 2012 Fantasy Stats: 4,400 passing yards. 39 passing TDs. 8 INTs. 275 rushing yards. 4 rushing TDs.
    Projected 2012 Fantasy Points (ESPN Scoring): 367.

  2. Tom Brady, QB, Patriots. Bye: 9.
    Tom Brady is at the top of his game right now, utilizing his two talented tight ends to near perfection. Brady threw for an all-time second-best 5,235 yards last year, and now he'll have Brandon Lloyd as a new threat at receiver. Jabar Gaffney should also be a decent safety valve.

    Projected 2012 Fantasy Stats: 5,000 passing yards. 39 passing TDs. 11 INTs. 90 rushing yards. 2 rushing TDs.
    Projected 2012 Fantasy Points (ESPN Scoring): 355.



  3. Drew Brees, QB, Saints. Bye: 6.
    AUG. 26 UPDATE: Drew Brees was incredibly sharp versus the Texans, going 17-of-25 for 179 yards and two touchdowns. What those numbers don't include are a pair of drops, a pass-interference penalty drawn by Jimmy Graham and a 57-yard completion to Graham that was wiped out by an illegal-touching infraction. It does not look like Brees will be slumping this year because of Bountygate.

    JULY 19 UPDATE: Drew Brees' holdout is over. He signed a long-term deal with the Saints, so there will be no monetary distraction.

    Drew Brees is obviously a Pro Bowl talent, but there are two concerns with him. First, Sean Payton's year-long suspension could be damaging. Not to Brees himself - he thrived last year when Payton suffered that bizarre sideline knee injury - but to the team in general. The Saints could be in disarray, which will impact Brees' numbers. Second, Brees is in a contract dispute. He'll probably get a contract prior to training camp, but if not, he'll hold out. Players who hold out usually tend to struggle.

    Projected 2012 Fantasy Stats: 4,900 passing yards. 37 passing TDs. 14 INTs. 60 rushing yards. 1 rushing TD.
    Projected 2012 Fantasy Points (ESPN Scoring): 328.

  4. Matthew Stafford, QB, Lions. Bye: 5.
    AUG. 18 UPDATE: Detroit looked downright lethal versus Baltimore, as Matthew Stafford went 12-of-17 for 184 yards and two touchdowns in less than a half of action. This was highlighted by a beautiful 57-yard bomb to Calvin Johnson in the second quarter. Ser Stafford's only poor throw was a near-pick when he targeted Brandon Pettigrew. He was pretty flawless otherwise. He should be the fourth quarterback off the board in fantasy drafts.

    Ah, so that's what happens when Matthew Stafford stays healthy for 16 games. All Ser Stafford did was throw for 5,038 yards and 41 touchdowns. He's a stud.

    Having said that, I am slightly down on him this year. He's only played a full season one out of three times, so asking him to do so again could be too much. Also, if you believe in the Madden Curse like me, you're concerned that Calvin Johnson could injure himself by slipping on a McDonald's bag or drinking too much Diet Double Drew, or something.

    Projected 2012 Fantasy Stats: 4,740 passing yards. 34 passing TDs. 15 INTs. 60 rushing yards. 1 rushing TD.
    Projected 2012 Fantasy Points (ESPN Scoring): 307.

  5. Cam Newton, QB, Panthers. Bye: 6.
    AUG. 18 UPDATE: Cam Newton couldn't get anything going last week because he constantly had Houston defenders in his face. Things were much easier this time because the Dolphins couldn't put any pressure on him. Newton was brilliant as a result, going 8-of-11 for 119 yards and a touchdown. This doesn't even include a 39-yard pass-interference flag on Sean Smith, who mugged Steve Smith downfield. There was also 29-yard gain to DeAngelo Williams on a screen that was nullified because Brandon LaFell blocked illegally downfield.

    Everyone was wrong about this guy. Here's what I wrote last year: "Cam Newton will struggle, as most rookie quarterbacks do. He does have some value in fantasy, however, because of his ability to put up decent rushing numbers. Vince Young threw for just 2,199 yards and 12 touchdowns in his rookie career, but made up for it with 552 rushing yards and seven scores on the ground. I feel like that's a good barometer for Newton's 2012 campaign."

    All Newton did was shatter records held by Peyton Manning and other great quarterbacks. Newton could suffer a sophomore slump though. Consider that he threw for 208 yards or fewer in five of his final six games.

    Projected 2012 Fantasy Stats: 3,750 passing yards. 23 passing TDs. 17 INTs. 550 rushing yards. 7 rushing TDs.
    Projected 2012 Fantasy Points (ESPN Scoring): 305.



  6. Matt Ryan, QB, Falcons. Bye: 7.
    AUG. 17 UPDATE: Matt Ryan finished 18-of-21 for 174 yards and one touchdown in less than a half of work against the Bengals. He threw just one bad pass, which was an overthrow to Julio Jones for what could have been a 41-yard touchdown in the middle of the second quarter. Still, it's remarkable that he was on a 400-yard pace despite poor play from his offensive line. He's a strong third-tier quarterback this year.

    AUG. 10 UPDATE: Matt Ryan was on fire versus Baltimore's defense in the preseason opener. He went 9-of-13 for 155 yards, one touchdown and a pick in just one quarter of work. The interception was bad; he stared down Roddy White deep in Ravens' territory. He was flawless otherwise though and looked like he was made for Dirk Koetter's offense. Ryan is definitely right with Eli Manning, Tony Romo and Philip Rivers as one of the third-tier quarterbacks.

    There's a buy-low opportunity here for Matt Ryan. Everyone expected Ryan to have a huge 2011 campaign. He certainly wasn't bad, throwing for 4,177 yards and 29 touchdowns, but most thought he'd post greater numbers. Plus, many won't be able to block out the image of Ryan failing to put up any points against the Giants in the playoffs.

    Ryan should have his best season yet. The Falcons spent two Day 2 selections on offensive linemen, while Julio Jones will be more effective as an NFL sophomore.

    Projected 2012 Fantasy Stats: 4,480 passing yards. 30 passing TDs. 13 INTs. 80 rushing yards. 1 rushing TD.
    Projected 2012 Fantasy Points (ESPN Scoring): 287.

  7. Tony Romo, QB, Cowboys. Bye: 5.
    AUG. 27 UPDATE: Despite missing Dez Bryant, Jason Witten and Miles Austin-Jones, Tony Romo was perfect against the Rams. Literally perfect. He went 9-of-13 for 198 yards and two touchdowns in just one quarter of action. A pair of his incompletions were dropped (John Phillips, Kevin Ogletree), while the other two were thrown away. Romo hit wideout Dwayne Harris for touchdown bombs of 61 and 38 yards. He's firmly locked in as a third-tier fantasy quarterback, alongside Matt Ryan, Eli Manning and perhaps Philip Rivers.

    AUG. 20 UPDATE: With Miles Austin-Jones and Jason Witten potentially set to miss the first couple of games, Tony Romo's projected stats have to decrease.

    I was glad when I heard Tony Romo declined an invitation to participate in some random golf tournament this year. He's always done this, which prompted many, including myself, to question his dedication to football. He'll actually be concentrating on football now, so that's a plus.

    Romo is still a strong QB1. He lost Laurent Robinson, but Miles Austin-Jones will be healthy this year. Those things should offset each other, so if Dez Bryant can take a step forward, Romo should have his best season yet.

    Projected 2012 Fantasy Stats: 4,380 passing yards. 31 passing TDs. 12 INTs. 50 rushing yards. 1 rushing TD.
    Projected 2012 Fantasy Points (ESPN Scoring): 286.

  8. Eli Manning, QB, Giants. Bye: 11.
    AUG. 25 UPDATE: Eli Manning was incredibly sharp against the Bears, going 17-of-21 for 148 yards and a touchdown despite once again missing Hakeem Nicks' services. He was pretty much perfect; a couple of incompletions were thrown away, while another one was a Victor Cruz drop on what would have moved the chains on third down.

    So, that's why Eli Manning said that he's an elite quarterback. Eli threw for 4,933 yards and 29 touchdowns during his second Super Bowl campaign. It's unlikely he'll be able to match the yardage numbers in 2012, especially with Mario Manningham gone. However, Brandon Jacobs is also history, so Eli will be asked to do more in the red zone.

    Projected 2012 Fantasy Stats: 4,550 passing yards. 31 passing TDs. 15 INTs. 30 rushing yards. 1 rushing TD.
    Projected 2012 Fantasy Points (ESPN Scoring): 285.



  9. Philip Rivers, QB, Chargers. Bye: 7.
    AUG. 31 UPDATE: Philip Rivers went 8-of-10 for 89 yards and an interception in the preseason finale against San Francisco's reserves. The pick was quite puzzling. He made a horrible decision by trying to fit the ball into Malcom Floyd and was consequently picked off by a backup safety. Rivers is going to throw a ton of interceptions this year. Downgrade him if your league subtracts two points for picks.

    Philip Rivers denies it for some reason because he doesn't want to make an excuse, but he was hurt all of last year. He'd be a nice bounce-back candidate if he didn't lose his No. 1 receiver, Vincent Jackson, to the Buccaneers. Still, Rivers is a strong QB1 because of his unbelievable talent. He has played well without Jackson before, and should be able to do so again.

    Projected 2012 Fantasy Stats: 4,600 passing yards. 30 passing TDs. 19 INTs. 50 rushing yards. 1 rushing TD.
    Projected 2012 Fantasy Points (ESPN Scoring): 277.

  10. Peyton Manning, QB, Broncos. Bye: 7.
    AUG. 27 UPDATE: Manning finished 10-of-12 for 122 yards and two touchdowns in just one quarter of work versus San Francisco. He had just one true misfire; the other was a Joel Dreessen drop. It must be noted that the 49ers were missing some key defensive personnel, but it was still encouraging to see Manning bounce back after getting hit hard. He responded with a completion to Willis McGahee and an ensuing touchdown to Eric Decker. There's still a bit of a concern about if his neck can hold up the whole season, but Manning can be drafted as a lower-end QB1. The problem is that he's being taken much earlier than that. He went in the fourth round of one of my fantasy drafts this past weekend, which is just way too early.

    AUG. 23 UPDATE: Multiple reports from ESPN and Scouts Inc. indicate that Peyton Manning has had major issues throwing to his right for more than 10 yards. This is obviously bad news for Manning's fantasy potential. While he could heal and become a low-end QB1, he's just going way too early in fantasy drafts. Stay away from him unless he falls to about Round 9-10.

    Peyton Manning is a very risky fantasy player. On one hand, if he's close to 100 percent, he'll be a steal in Round 4 or 5, or wherever he goes. If he's not, he'll be a wasted, early-round pick.

    I wouldn't trust Manning enough to take him in the first five rounds. He's had multiple neck procedures, and he already showed signs of erosion in 2010. He also has a brand-new supporting cast that he has to get used to. Oh, and he hasn't been as effective outdoors, so he has to get used to playing in the elements every week.

    Projected 2012 Fantasy Stats: 4,200 passing yards. 34 passing TDs. 15 INTs. 20 rushing yards. 0 rushing TDs.
    Projected 2012 Fantasy Points (ESPN Scoring): 276.


2012 Fantasy Football Rankings - Quarterbacks (Sept. 2):
Top 10 | 11-20 | 21-35




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Bear 09-19-2012 06:23 am xxx.xxx.xxx.128 (total posts: 1)
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Welker for CJ2K?

14 man leaguem no RB.2, White other starting WR

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WES 09-07-2012 01:15 am xxx.xxx.xxx.176 (total posts: 1)
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YOU MEAN BIG BEN NOT IN THE TOP 10
Bic 09-02-2012 12:37 pm xxx.xxx.xxx4.97 (total posts: 1)
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Should i trade doug martin and jamaal charles for cam newton?

I have Romo, Jamaal, and McCoy starting.
And I. Redman, D. Martin, and Rashad Jennings benched

I'm not comfortable with Romo being inconsistent and all

Trade - Up
Don't Trade - Down

Thanks in advance!
Niel 09-02-2012 07:49 am xxx.xxx.xxx.215 (total posts: 2)
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Oh, and just to add to my last point, Tebow will never start for the Jets. Get over it :)
Niel 09-02-2012 07:47 am xxx.xxx.xxx.215 (total posts: 2)
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Another idiotic, uninformative analysis by Walt. What a surprise <_<
Bryan Jacques 09-01-2012 10:57 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.237 (total posts: 1)
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How the heck do you have big Ben so far down the list?
RWS 08-31-2012 06:42 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.118 (total posts: 1)
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thumbs up or down
12 man standard league, 9th pick snake

QB Ben Rothlisberger
RB Ryan Mathews
RB Trent Richardson
FLEX Stevan Ridley
WR Calvin Johnson
WR Eric Decker
TE Jimmy Graham
KICKER Dan Bailey
DEFENSE NY Jets
BENCH Rashad Jennings
BENCH Kevin Smith
BENCH Isaac Redman
BENCH David Wilson
BENCH Kendall Wright
BENCH Jon Baldwin

Bob 08-27-2012 06:44 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.230 (total posts: 1)
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Hey Walter, Gaffney also got released today for the Pats.....not that it matters that much but saw it in your write up.
bill 08-25-2012 10:12 pm xxx.xxx.xxx5.90 (total posts: 3)
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not that there's anything wrong with that
Beast12939 08-24-2012 12:50 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.150 (total posts: 1)
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My team in a standard 12 team league thumbs up good thumbs down bad
Qb1 matt ryan
Qb 2 jay cutler
Arian foster
Steven jackson
Julio jones
Aj green
Flex 1 Brandon lloyd
Fred davis
Flex 2 jonathan stewart
Packers d
Matt bryant

Bench
Doug martin
Kenny britt
Brent celek
Greg little
Cedric benson
Kendall wright
Rashard mendenhall
12345 08-23-2012 10:00 am xxx.xxx.xxx4.90 (total posts: 1)
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I'm confused. If Gabbert is going to get benched by Halloween, then Chad Henne should be on there instead of Gabbert, right?
Todd Kennedy 08-23-2012 06:40 am xxx.xxx.xxx.120 (total posts: 3)
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Well, Pardon me, Shawn Merriman has been cut. Evidently they like Robert Eddins, Kyle Moore, and Jarron Gilbert who is a flex guy. They rather pay three guys less then one steroid eater more. He might have failed an internal test. I think someone will pick him up, he did look decent in pre-season, but not worth what they were paying him. I think Mark Anderson and Kelsay along with the rest of the 6-7 man rotation you need for a 4-3, will be fine, with Moats, McKillop, and blitzing from the corner in the nickel set, Bryan Scott, etc.
Todd Kennedy 08-23-2012 06:29 am xxx.xxx.xxx.120 (total posts: 3)
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Oh, TJ Graham has looked really good at WR, I think he will be in the sets with Hagen, Nelson, Johnson, and Chandler. Donald Jones and Hagen are fighting for the last spot.

Arthur Moats has been awesome at SLB, and has over-taken Kirk Morrison, he is fast and angry. Kelvin Sheppard has looked good against the run, but McKillop is a bit faster and better at coverage at MLB. Tank Carder, Nigel Bradham, in the mix as well. Ron Brooks is in the mix at corner, and Delano Howell has been good at FS.

Here's a good chart.... http://www.buffalorumblings.com/pages/buffalo-bills-updated-depth-chart-roster

The Defensive Line is excellent, Dareus, Williams, Spencer Johnson, they have some nice depth here, more then people realize, inside, not as much depth at rush end, so the big three DEs must stay healthy. Moats can be a great blitz Linebacker when they bring five.



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