So, are the Colts just that bad or is Drew Brees and the Saints offense just that good? I think it is a combination of those two, but we have Brees back at the top of the rankings as he faces another cupcake in the Rams this coming week. Cam Newton continues to be among the top five fantasy quarterbacks on the Fantasy Alarm rankings, and this week I am also looking for big things from Matt Schaub, Eli Manning, and Matt Hasselbeck. Will Tim Tebow look like crap again yet still put up good fantasy numbers and lead the Broncos to victory? What the H is going on with Philip Rivers? Will Matthew Stafford be able to play after what looked like a serious injury? Has the magic rubbed off of Ryan Fitzpatrick? Can Andy Dalton continue his impressive run of games? We are getting into crunch time in the fantasy football season and each week is incredibly important to your postseason hopes. Be sure to check out the rankings before setting your lineups.
There are a number of new quarterback situations coming into Week 7, some because of injuries, some just because the starter absolutely sucks! What can we expect from newly starting Tim Tebow, Charlie Whitehurst, Christian Ponder, and John Beck? They have now all been officially been named the starter, and we will see how they all do under center. By looking at the top 25 below, you will immediately know that I only expect one of them to succeed. Will Josh Freeman be back on track after shocking the Saints? Is Ben Roethlisberger getting himself together? Unfortunately for many of you we also have to wait one more week for the debut of Carson Palmer, while Sam Bradford and Tarvaris Jackson are officially out! We are approaching the halfway point of the season and the quarterback rankings are looking very different from what they did on the opening week of the year.
Last week I wrote about the fact that I was still getting emails and comments about the fantasy value of Cam Newton and it was just another week and another massive performance by the number one overall pick. He has moved up to second on the list and it is just a matter of time before he is my number one fantasy quarterback. But the biggest surprise this week is which struggling quarterback that I have in the top five this week. There are also three quarterbacks in the top ten that you probably expect to be much higher. It has been a pretty healthy season for quarterbacks in the first five weeks of the season, so we haven't had too many wild changes along the way in the Fantasy Alarm Weekly Rankings.
It is Week 5 now and I still hear questions about whether or not Cam Newton is a legitimate number one fantasy quarterback. What does he have to do for you people? It doesn't matter the matchup at this point, whether it is through the air or on the ground (or both), Cam is going to put up big points for you. The biggest surprise of the season is Matt Hasselbeck and whether or not he can continue this, especially considering the loss of Kenny Britt. However, the Steelers defense hasn't been able to stop most teams so I can see him having another good week. What should you expect from Michael Vick, Ryan Fitzpatrick, and Andy Dalton this week? The answers to those questions and more are right here in the Week 5 quarterback rankings.