Week 3 QB Rankings

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Before we dive into the rankings, here are our thoughts on a few quarterbacks playing this week. If you’re only here for the quick and dirty quarterback rankings, scroll down

Peyton Manning – If you can get near the draft day value that Peyton was earning, 4th among quarterbacks, we recommend selling. Peyton’s arm is struggling severely, and the offensive line is only going to continue to let him get pummeled as the season continues. He has already been sacked seven times with a dozen additional hits. We expect Peyton to provide high-end QB2 numbers this week against the Lions, but the chance of injury and more interceptions is a concern.

Cam Newton – How about that touchdown?! Cam Newton put up some great running yards last week, and with the next two weeks being against New Orleans and Tampa Bay, this pattern is likely to continue. Our only caution is that Newton has yet to exceed 200 passing yards this season, so there is potential for him to be boom-or-bust.

Sam Bradford –  Bradford has failed to live up to expectations so far this season, and Chip Kelly’s glorious offense is starting to feel the heat. Currently Bradford has only earned 19 fantasy points, putting him squarely between Kirk Cousins and Joe Flacco. Now facing an invigorated Jets defense that just made Andrew Luck look inept, we expect it to take a few more weeks before Bradford is able to regain form.

Teddy Bridgewater – Lake is all in on Bridgewater this week (at QB12), noting the easy matchup against San Diego and the progress that he has made in using his new offensive weapons. Berger is exercising a little more caution (QB17) until Bridgewater shows consistency in his gameplay.

With that, let’s get on to it. Here are our Week 3 QB rankings from 1 to 35.

 

Week 3 QB Rankings

QuarterbackMatchupRanking
Tom Brady (NE)vs JAC1
Aaron Rodgers (GB)vs KC2
Andrew Luck (IND)at TEN3
Russell Wilson (SEA)vs CHI4
Ben Roethlisberger (PIT)at STL5
Carson Palmer (ARI)vs SF6
Cam Newton (CAR)vs NO7
Philip Rivers (SD)at MIN8
Matt Ryan (ATL)at DAL9
Eli Manning (NYG)vs WAS (Thurs)10
Ryan Tannehill (MIA)vs BUF11
Peyton Manning (DEN)at DET12
Teddy Bridgewater (MIN)vs SD13
Andy Dalton (CIN)at BAL14
Nick Foles (STL)vs PIT15
Tyrod Taylor (BUF)at MIA16
Marcus Mariota (TEN)vs IND17
Alex Smith (KC)at GB18
Sam Bradford (PHI)at NYJ19
Johnny Manziel (CLE)vs OAK20
Ryan Fitzpatrick (NYJ)vs PHI21
Matthew Stafford (DET)vs DEN22
Jameis Winston (TB)at HOU23
Joe Flacco (BAL)vs CIN24
Kirk Cousins (WAS)at NYG (Thurs)25
Colin Kaepernick (SF)at ARI26
Blake Bortles (JAC)at NE27
Ryan Mallett (HOU)vs TB28
Derek Carr (OAK)at CLE29
Brandon Weeden (DAL)vs ATL30
Luke McCown (NO)at CAR31
Jimmy Clausen (CHI)at SEA32
Mark Sanchez (PHI)at NYJ33
Brian Hoyer (HOU)vs TB34
Jimmy Garoppolo (NE)vs JAC35

 

2 Comments

  1. Zach

    September 25, 2015 at 10:16 am

    Two Questions for you:

    Full Disclosure: 12 Teams, .5 PPR for WR, 1 PPR for RB (starting roster: QB, RB, RB/WR, WR, WR, TE, R/W/T, K, DST, LB, DL, DB) – so if we want, we can start up to 4 WR’s and 1 RB… Also, every team is allowed to keep 2 players drafted after rd 4 from the prior year.
    My Team: QB: Brees, C. Palmer – RB: L. Bell, Hyde, Ingram, Abdullah, Taliaferro – WR: Julio, Hopkins, BMarsh, A. Robinson, S. Johnson, Crabtree – TE: Eifert, Reed – DST/IDP/K: not relative to my questions.

    I’m pretty stacked, so I’m trying to upgrade and trade some of my depth without making other teams too stacked to beat – if possible. The 1 player that has value that I don’t like long-term is Ingram (his YPC is drastically lower from last year and with K. Robinson healthy, I don’t think he’s going to put up as many points as last year).

    1. Should I trade C. Palmer + M. Ingram for T. Brady?
    – I worry about C. Palmers ability to sustain hits – especially in his division, factoring in his track record = injury prone.

    2. I was planning on playing BMarsh, L. Bell, Julio and Hopkins (if he plays), but who else would you play at flex: A. Robinson @ NE or C. Hyde @ ARI… AROB had a huge game last week, and NE isn’t great at stopping the pass, but still it’s not a given that what happened last week will happen every week – Hyde had a great showing week 1 and last week he was hurt, by the time he came back game was out of hand – still I think he could have a huge game again based on his talent. What do you think?

    Thanks!

    • Joshua Lake

      September 28, 2015 at 5:51 pm

      This is far too late, and I apologize for that. I’m much quicker to respond on Twitter if you are on there. When I don’t post the article, I don’t get notified when comments are posted.

      1) Yes, as much as I like Palmer I would absolutely make that move. Brady is setting the world on fire this year.

      2) This question is moot because the games are over. Sorry I was late!

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