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2012 Fantasy Football Rankings: Quarterbacks 11-20



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


  1. Robert Griffin, QB, Redskins. Bye: 10.
    AUG. 11 UPDATE: Robert Griffin went 4-of-6 for 70 yards and a touchdown in the preseason opener, but every single pass he attempted should have been completed (two drops). Griffin showed great poise in the pocket. He went through all of his progressions and even forced the Bills offside on one occasion. If I didn't know any better, I would have thought I was watching a 5-year veteran.

    It's very close for me, but I'd rather have Robert Griffin over Andrew Luck because of his potential to accumulate rushing numbers. Think of Young Griff as more upside, but Luck as being safer. Both, however, should be low-end QB1s at the very worst despite the fact that they are rookies.

    Projected 2012 Fantasy Stats: 3,600 passing yards. 20 passing TDs. 16 INTs. 480 rushing yards. 5 rushing TDs.
    Projected 2012 Fantasy Points (ESPN Scoring): 270.

  2. Jay Cutler, QB, Bears. Bye: 6.
    AUG. 25 UPDATE: Jay Cutler struggled versus the Giants. The horrid pass protection affected him, but he missed open receivers all evening. There was one sequence where he underthrew Matt Forte and then threw behind his starting running back. Cutler went just 7-of-17 for 72 yards in the first half against the New York starters.

    Jay Cutler must be a happy man right now. Not only is Mike Martz gone, but the front office went out and secured a No. 1 receiver for him.

    Cutler and Brandon Marshall posted monstrous numbers together in Denver prior to the hiring of Josh McDaniels. The last time Cutler played with Marshall, he threw for 4,526 yards, 25 touchdowns and 18 interceptions in 2008. He's a QB1 again, but don't expect anything too crazy. Remember that he won't have to throw as much as he did with the Broncos because he has a much better defense.

    Projected 2012 Fantasy Stats: 4,100 passing yards. 27 passing TDs. 16 INTs. 150 rushing yards. 1 rushing TD.
    Projected 2012 Fantasy Points (ESPN Scoring): 261.



  3. Andrew Luck, QB, Colts. Bye: 4.
    AUG. 13 UPDATE: Andrew Luck went 10-of-16 for 188 yards and two touchdowns (along with a 9-yard scramble) in his debut. He was amazing. He showed great poise in the pocket, played mind games with the Rams' safeties and converted plenty of third downs, leading the Colts to three trips into the end zone in four possessions. Luck is a stud and is fully capable of posting low-end QB1 numbers as a rookie. Feel free to draft him as a high-upside backup.

    You can't go wrong with either of the top two rookie quarterbacks this year. Andrew Luck will pick up rushing yardage, as he has very underrated athleticism. He's more Aaron Rodgers than Peyton Manning. It's risky to draft him as a starter, but he's a high-end QB2 with major QB1 potential. He'll be asked to throw a lot because his defense is terrible.

    Projected 2012 Fantasy Stats: 3,900 passing yards. 23 passing TDs. 17 INTs. 280 rushing yards. 3 rushing TDs.
    Projected 2012 Fantasy Points (ESPN Scoring): 260.

  4. Matt Schaub, QB, Texans. Bye: 8.
    Matt Schaub missed six games, but he was only on pace to throw for 3,970 yards - a number that would have been a career low for him in a 16-game slate. The reason is the defense. In the past, Schaub had to throw a lot because he was always trailing. Wade Phillips' presence changed that. Schaub is no longer a fantasy stud, but he's still a borderline QB1.

    Projected 2012 Fantasy Stats: 4,050 passing yards. 28 passing TDs. 10 INTs. 20 rushing yards. 0 rushing TDs.
    Projected 2012 Fantasy Points (ESPN Scoring): 256.

  5. QB Eagles No. 7, QB, Eagles. Bye: 7.
    AUG. 21 UPDATE: Eagles QB No. 7 suffered a rib injury on the second drive. He was slow to get up after a hard hit from Jermaine Cunningham. He then walked gingerly to the locker room to get X-rays. The X-rays were negative, but he's just going to suffer another injury once he plays again. The Eagles' quarterback is made out of glass; forum member Daniel Brown said it best: "Vick being hurt is like watching the sun rise. It's a routine." There no reason you should spent a pick in the first seven rounds on Eagles QB No. 7. He's a lock to miss at least four games.

    Philadelphia's quarterback is always very overrated. The Monday night game against the Redskins in 2010 caused everyone to overreact to what they witnessed on national TV. He predictably struggled in 2011, throwing nearly as many interceptions (14) as touchdowns (18).

    I would not want this guy on my fantasy team - and not because I don't want to root for him. He's a lock to miss 3-4 games per year and be iffy for 3-4 other contests. Also, he'll be 32 in June, which would explain why he failed to carry the ball 100-plus times in a season in which he played in 12-plus games for the first time ever. His rushing numbers will continue to drop as his running ability erodes. Stay away.

    Projected 2012 Fantasy Stats: 3,100 passing yards. 20 passing TDs. 14 INTs. 550 rushing yards. 4 rushing TDs.
    Projected 2012 Fantasy Points (ESPN Scoring): 255.



  6. Russell Wilson, QB, Seahawks. Bye: 11.
    Russell Wilson finished 13-of-19 for 185 yards and two scores in his first-ever professional start. He also rushed for 58 yards on two scrambles. At this point, I'd be shocked if he's not named the starter over the mediocre Matt Flynn. Wilson will be worth drafting as a QB2 because of his rushing potential.

    Projected 2012 Fantasy Stats: 3,200 passing yards. 19 passing TDs. 15 INTs. 500 rushing yards. 5 rushing TDs.
    Projected 2012 Fantasy Points (ESPN Scoring): 254.

  7. Josh Freeman, QB, Buccaneers. Bye: 5.
    AUG. 11 UPDATE: Josh Freeman played just one drive in the preseason opener, but that's all he needed because he was able to lead his team down the field and into the end zone. Freeman went 4-of-5 for 41 yards. He was really sharp. It's still early, but it appears as though the undisclosed personal issues that plagued Freeman last year are history.

    Josh Freeman is another buy-low quarterback candidate. He really struggled in 2011 for a multitude of reasons. Some, I know, but can't exactly get into. Some, we already have when we reported that Mike Williams gave zero effort when it came to working out and staying in shape last season.

    Freeman has hopefully gotten over his personal issues. I'm not sure Williams will be in shape, but that won't matter too much because Vincent Jackson is the new No. 1 receiver.

    Projected 2012 Fantasy Stats: 3,750 passing yards. 24 passing TDs. 14 INTs. 210 rushing yards. 2 rushing TDs.
    Projected 2012 Fantasy Points (ESPN Scoring): 251.

  8. Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Steelers. Bye: 4.
    JULY 29 UPDATE: Ben Roethlisberger is probably going to lose one of his starting receivers. Mike Wallace will either hold out or move to another team via a trade.

    Ben Roethlisberger threw for the second-most yardage in his career last season (4,077), but I don't know if he'll be able to match or exceed that figure despite having two stud receivers at his disposal. He should have better protection from his offensive line, but the front office brought in Todd Haley and canned Bruce Arians because they want to run the ball more.

    Projected 2012 Fantasy Stats: 3,900 passing yards. 25 passing TDs. 11 INTs. 70 rushing yards. 1 rushing TD.
    Projected 2012 Fantasy Points (ESPN Scoring): 247.



  9. Tim Tebow, QB, Jets. Bye: 9.
    JUNE 19 UPDATE: Mark Sanchez has really struggled at OTAs. According to ESPN New York's Rich Cimini, Sanchez went 11-of-29 with three "near" picks and what would have been four sacks in a real game. Sanchez has regressed over the years and it appears as though his confidence has completely vanished. It's only a matter of time before Tim Tebow is named the starter.

    There's a good chance Tim Tebow will be the Jets' starting quarterback by the middle of the season. Even in the unlikely event that he doesn't take over for the regressing Mark Sanchez, he'll still pick up yardage and touchdowns as a Wildcat quarterback and goal-line fullback. He is definitely worth drafting in the middle rounds.

    Projected 2012 Fantasy Stats: 1,500 passing yards. 10 passing TDs. 5 INTs. 650 rushing yards. 7 rushing TDs.
    Projected 2012 Fantasy Points (ESPN Scoring): 197 (247).

  10. Joe Flacco, QB, Ravens. Bye: 8.
    AUG. 24 UPDATE: Joe Flacco was terrific against the Jaguars, going 27-of-36 for 266 yards, two touchdowns and an interception that was the result of an attempted Hail Mary at the end of the first half. With Torrey Smith emerging as a stud receiver, Flacco's fantasy potential has never been higher. He's become an intriguing QB2 option.

    Joe Flacco says he's the best quarterback in the NFL, but the numbers say he's probably the most consistent in terms of being above average. Flacco has thrown between 3,610 and 3,622 yards in each of the past three seasons. He's been guilty of exactly 12 picks in three of his four NFL campaigns. The yardage total may get a boost if Torrey Smith takes a big step forward, but I wouldn't want Flacco as my starting quarterback in any fantasy league.

    Projected 2012 Fantasy Stats: 3,910 passing yards. 25 passing TDs. 12 INTs. 80 rushing yards. 1 rushing TD.
    Projected 2012 Fantasy Points (ESPN Scoring): 246.


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




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KBBach 08-17-2012 04:27 pm xxx.xxx.xxx1.93 (total posts: 1)
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Your man-crush on Tebow is ridiculous....
sabercats 08-15-2012 03:15 am xxx.xxx.xxx.139 (total posts: 1)
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Matthew Stafford is my QB1 and he will have week 5 off.
Should i have Matt Ryan (Up) to play with Washington Def on week 5 ?
or
Should i have RG III (Down) to play with Atlanta Def on week 5 ?
Thanks
eNYAWD 08-15-2012 01:21 am xxx.xxx.xxx2.27 (total posts: 1)
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332 touchdowns??? why isnt Romo rated #1??? JK
Ram Man 08-14-2012 11:47 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.163 (total posts: 1)
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With 4 pts/td and 1pt/25 yds passing, the Jets' Team QB projection (my league's system) is 355 pts...good for 5th in the league. I've got the under on that one.
Joe 08-14-2012 12:51 pm xxx.xxx.xxx7.84 (total posts: 1)
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Would love to see Romo throw 332 td this year.. not sure its gonna happen though.
Dan 08-13-2012 11:12 am xxx.xxx.xxx97.4 (total posts: 1)
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mark these words, brady will outscore rodgers this year.

just move him to number 1.
LionsPride 08-12-2012 11:06 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.207 (total posts: 1)
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Gabbert will be much improved this Season.
Brandon 08-12-2012 10:03 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.146 (total posts: 1)
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Walt, it has become impossible to take you seriously. Your obsession with Tim Tebow has completely clouded your judgement, and it's making you look like an idiot. I laughed when I saw him ranked 19th ahead of several superior QBs (not to mention players who might actually be starters!). Why not just go all out and rank him #1? From now on, I will only visit this site when I need a good laugh.
Jordan 08-12-2012 02:32 pm xxx.xxx.xxx3.28 (total posts: 1)
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I'm in a keeper league and have rodgers as my QB and McCoy as my RB1. I picked up Charles as my RB2 and have RG3 on my roster. I sent this trade to a member in my league who has Schaub as his QB1 and Murray as his RB2. Charles and RG3 for McFadden. Since I have Rodgers I felt I could use RG3 as trade bait. Should this be viewed as a good trade by my fellow league member because supposedly, "he doesnt see why he should take a chance on RG3," which I think is ridiculous considering Schaub isnt anything special and will manage the game with Foster and Tate and that awesome Def. Let me kno what you think of the trade.
Peyton 08-11-2012 05:23 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.140 (total posts: 2)
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Just a note, you have Tony Romo throwing 332 touchdowns. It's an obvious typo, but I think it may be worth fixing.
The Jungle 08-11-2012 02:12 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.123 (total posts: 1)
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Surprised there is such a points difference between Brady & Brees. Even as a Pats fan would've thought Brady would've been closer to Brees than Rodgers (an obvious #1 in QB rankings for mine.
asoiaf 08-07-2012 06:47 pm xxx.xxx.xxx2.36 (total posts: 1)
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young griff... i see what you did there walt
breezy 08-06-2012 03:54 pm xxx.xxx.xxx5.70 (total posts: 1)
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You obviously don't root for VICK since you won't even say his name
Joe 08-05-2012 10:44 am xxx.xxx.xxx.248 (total posts: 1)
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@Brent

I would rank Schaub over Vick... Vick is a guarantee to miss several games. Vick isn't a good passer, his fantasy value comes in his legs, with him ageing he's losing his ability to run. I would strongly consider RG3 or Vick too. Luck however, I wouldn't take over Vick.
Brent 08-03-2012 02:09 pm xxx.xxx.xxx4.70 (total posts: 1)
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Walt,

You are an absolute idiot. I'd love to be in a money league with you. You seriously would draft the likes of Schaub, Luck, and RG3 (the later two never playing a snap in the NFL) before Vick? You have Vick ranked just a few spots ahead of Tebow, who is a backup at best. You're a joke. I don't care if you don't like Vick, but ranking him near Tebow and behind Schaub, Luck and RG3 causes you to lose ALL credibility!



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