The greatest fantasy football season for a quarterback comes to an end this week as Peyton Manning goes to Oakland.
The greatest fantasy football season for a quarterback — assuming he can score five more points — comes to an end this week as Peyton Manning goes to Oakland.
Part of the 5,211 yards and 51 touchdowns he has so far came via a 31.7-point day against Oakland in Week 3. And that was only his ninth-best game of the season.
With Manning setting the NFL record for TD passes in a season, will he give way to Brock Osweiller at some point Sunday? Maybe. But predicting a win, a blowout, a close games is useless this season. So ride the Bronco that got you to your Week 17 championship game.
The only thing stranger than a Week 17 championship game would be you pulling Manning for said title game.
While Manning is not playing for anything for the Broncos this weekend, Nick Foles, Cam Newton, Drew Brees and Jay Cutler — the rest of your top five — are all playing for division titles., and have very friendly matchups in the process.
2013 NFL Week 17 Fantasy Football Rankings - Quarterbacks
|Peyton Manning||DEN||at OAK|
|Nick Foles||PHI||at DAL|
|Cam Newton||CAR||at ATL|
|Drew Brees||NO||vs. TB|
|Jay Cutler||CHI||vs. GB|
|Matthew Stafford||DET||at MIN|
|Andrew Luck||IND||vs. JAC|
|Matt Flynn||GB||at CHI|
|Tony Romo (*check injury reports)||DAL||vs. PHI|
|Ben Roethlisberger||PIT||vs. CLE|
|Tom Brady||NE||vs. BUF|
|Ryan Fitzpatrick||TEN||vs. HOU|
|Alex Smith||KC||at SD|
|Russell Wilson||SEA||vs. STL|
|Colin Kaepernick||SF||at ARI|
|Andy Dalton||CIN||vs. BAL|
|Jason Campbell||CLE||at PIT|
|Ryan Tannehill||MIA||vs. NYJ|
|Philip Rivers||SD||vs. KC|
|Matt Ryan||ATL||vs. CAR|
|Kirk Cousins||WAS||at NYG|
|Joe Flacco||BAL||at CIN|
|Eli Manning||NYG||vs. WAS|
|Terrelle Pryor||OAK||vs. DEN|
|Chad Henne||JAC||at IND|
Rankings are based upon Athlon Sports' standard scoring system:
- All touchdowns are 6 points
- 1 point for 25 yards passing
- 1 point for 10 yards rushing/receiving
- Receptions are .5 points
- Interceptions/fumbles are minus-2 points