Stop! Hainie Time! The Bears had the biggest loss this past week with Jay Cutler missing most, if not all of the rest of the season after needing thumb surgery. How will the Bears' new signal caller handle his promotion? Does he have any fantasy value? By taking a look at the quarterback rankings you will see that I am expecting a wild shootout on Thanksgiving Day! Three of the six quarterbacks who will be playing are in the top four of the rankings, and only Alex Smith doesn't crack the top 17. After last week's performance, what miracles can we expect out of Tim Tebow against the Chargers? Can the guy really pull out another win? And what about his fantasy value, is he still a guy you should start? Matt Leinart returns to a starting roll this week for the first time in a long time, can he possibly turn in a good performance this go around? We are just around the corner from the fantasy playoffs, so never have your roster choices been more crucial. Good luck to everyone in their matchups!
It has been a roller coaster season for the quarterback of the Lone Star State, but let's be honest folks, whether you love him or hate him (yes, I'm talking to you Carrie Underwood!), Romo is on a serious roll and is having himself another fine fantasy season. Can it continue this week against the Redskins? How can a quarterback who only completes two passes the entire game actually score you more than 15 fantasy points? The only way this is possible is if Jesus is on your side, or the side of your fantasy quarterback, and that is why Tim Tebow is still in the top ten of fantasy quarterbacks heading into Week 11. I am concerned that this week Tebow doesn't play on the day of worship, yet plays on Thursday night, but even that can't stop him from helping your fantasy team. Now that Michael Vick isn't playing, what can we expect from Vince Young? From the rankings below, you will get my feeling on it. Will Cam Newton bounce back from a horrible week? Can Aaron Rodgers continue to torture NFL defensive coordinators? Will Ryan Fitzpatrick right the ship? What about Philip Rivers? Who the F is Tyler Palko? Is there anything creepier than Jeff Mans' chest goatee? The answer to that one is no, but the answer to all of your quarterback questions will be answered with the Week 11 rankings.
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.
As usual there are questions surrounding the quarterback position as we go into every single week. The biggest one this week has to revolve around the health of Eagles signal caller Michael Vick who has declared himself ready, willing, and able to play. But after being concussed the week before and now with this hand injury you have to worry about his ability to finish games at least a little. And then we have the three "overachievers" in Cam Newton, Matthew Stafford, and Ryan Fitzpatrick. Are these guys for real? I mean really real? You'll find my answers to those questions, what I think about Vick this week and how all of the other guys under center will fare in this week's quarterback rankings.
Oh, how much are the Colts missing Peyton Manning right now????? Wow, what a hot mess the Colts have become. But on to players that might actually help your fantasy team. Speaking of the Colts, how many yards and touchdowns will Ben Roethlisberger put up against them this week? How will Michael Vick perform a week after having the concussion, and what about Tony Romo and his punctured lung? Can you risk playing these guys this week with such a risk of the sustaining another injury? And how about Cam Newton and Matthew Stafford? Will their early dominance of the NFL continue? Below are my rankings for QBs for the third week of the season, set your lineups accordingly.