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Week 10 Rankings Update

Friday, November 07, 2008

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Week 10 Quarterbacks

RankPlayer NameOpponentNotes
1Drew Breesat ATL -
2Kurt Warnervs. SF -
3Jay Cutlerat CLE -
4Aaron Rodgersat MIN -
5Philip Riversvs. KC -
6Brett Favrevs. STL -
7Donovan McNabbvs. NYG -
8David Garrardat DET -
9Chad Penningtonvs. SEA -
10Brady Quinnvs. DEN Hurting Braylon?
11Peyton Manningat PIT -
12Jake Delhommeat OAK -
13Trent Edwardsat NE -
14Matt Ryanvs. NO -
15Eli Manning@ PHI -
16Shaun Hillat ARZ -
17Marc Bulgerat NYJ -
18Matt Casselvs. BUF -
19Tyler Thigpenat SDShockingly competent
20Sage Rosenfelsvs. BAL Top QB pickup
21Gus Frerottevs. GB -
22Ben Roethlisbergervs. IND -
23Joe Flaccoat HOU -
24Kerry Collinsat CHI -
25Daunte Culpeppervs. JAC -
26Seneca Wallaceat MIA -
27Rex Grossmanvs. TEN -
28JaMarcus Russellvs. CARStatus Uncertain; does anyone care?

QB Notes: Jay Cutler is guilty of trying to do too much, but I'm still confident he'll be a top-five quarterback the rest of the way. The schedule isn't tough and the Denver defense will keep Mike Shanahan very aggressive on offense. This is his third straight game against a 3-4 defense. He looked confused and out of synch against New England and Miami, who run similar schemes to Cleveland. Cleveland is weaker overall, though. … Aaron Rodgers and the Packers coaching staff agree that his game against the Titans was probably his worst all season. That says a lot about his margin for error in fantasy leagues; he still topped 300 yards. Rodgers missed a few throws and made a few bad decisions that were costly, but his decisiveness and ability to evade the rush are among the best in the league. He's going to be a top-ten quarterback for a long time and is in my top-five for the rest of this season.

Kerry Collins gets worse by the week. He's very erratic and can't connect deep in the rare times the Titans are aggressive. There is a world of difference between him and Gus Frerotte, who is aggressive throwing deep and takes full advantage of seeing eight men in the box. Frerotte also has a sweet fantasy playoff schedule that I'll detail in our fantasy playoff preview soon. … We know what we are getting from The Sage Rosenfels: borderline QB1 play that would be even higher without all the turnovers. Look at last week: 247 yards and two scores in one half! He also took a couple bad sacks, threw an interception, and tried to throw a few more. Baltimore's defense has looked more vulnerable against the pass lately, but they can still bring the heat. I'd bench Rosenfels for this week, but he'll be a lot higher most weeks. His presence doesn't hurt the Texans offense at all.

Rex Grossman looked like the same guy last week despite the comeback victory. The Chicago crowd waited exactly one drive before booing his scattered passes and poor decision-making. There were a few nice throws, as usual, but it was Matt Forte who helped Chicago come back. … Donovan McNabb is quietly on pace for 4,000 yards and now has all his weapons at his disposal for a strong second half run. … Chad Pennington didn't play great against Denver, but he gets another choice matchup this week. He's a safe spot starter that should be in most lineups against a terrible Seattle secondary.

The Steelers scare the crap out of me. There isn't a better defense against the pass right now. … These toss-off one liners make me feel like Larry King: If you can see one movie for the rest of your life, make that movie Matchstick Men. … Trent Edwards has played better than his fantasy points total indicates. Buffalo should move the ball easily against the struggling Patriots secondary. … Eli Manning is undoubtedly a better quarterback this season, but he's not that much better of a fantasy quarterback. He hasn't topped 200 yards since Week 5.

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