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2012 Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings: Week 12

Week 12 Fantasy Football Rankings — Quarterbacks

Each week during the NFL season, we will rank enough players at each position to appease everyone from those in 8-team leagues to 16-team leagues, those that can start two QBs, two TEs, three RBs and four WRs. We cut out the rest, because if you're looking at who the 50th-best running back or the 17th-best kicker is for that week, you need more help than any Web site can give you.

2012 NFL Week 12 Fantasy Football Rankings — Quarterbacks

Rk Player Team OPPONENT Notes
1 Aaron Rodgers GB at NYG Has 2+ TD passes in seven straight games.
2 Peyton Manning DEN at KC Chiefs have allowed 20 TD passes.
3 Tom Brady NE at NYJ (Thurs.) Has 11 TDs, 0 INTs in last four games.
4 Drew Brees NO vs. SF 49ers are second in league against pass.
5 Robert Griffin III WAS at DAL (Thurs.) RGIII gets Thanksgiving spotlight in Dallas.
6 Matt Ryan ATL at TB Ryan looking to shake off 5 INTs last week.
7 Andrew Luck IND vs. BUF Tied season-high w/ 3 INTs last week vs. Pats.
8 Matthew Stafford DET vs. HOU (Thurs.) Texans gave up 372 yards, 4 TDs to Jags.
9 Cam Newton CAR at PHI (Mon.) Only two 300-yard games on season.
10 Eli Manning NYG vs. GB No touchdown passes in last three games.
11 Carson Palmer OAK at CIN Has 40+ pass attempts in 3 straight games.
12 Matt Schaub HOU at DET (Thurs.) Completed franchise-record 43 passes.
13 Andy Dalton CIN vs. OAK Raiders allowing second-most fantasy pts. to QBs.
14 Tony Romo DAL vs. WAS (Thurs.) Needs more help from o-line, running game.
15 Josh Freeman TB vs. ATL Threw first INTs (2) in five games last week.
16 Colin Kaepernick SF at NO "Hot hand" could get second straight start.
17 Ryan Fitzpatrick BUF at IND Colts have given up 18 TD passes, only 4 INTs.
18 Joe Flacco BAL at SD No TDs, but no TOs in win vs. Steelers.
19 Philip Rivers SD vs. BAL Can't catch a break - Ed Reed's suspension overturned.
20 Jay Cutler CHI vs. MIN May be able to return (concussion), watch status.
21 Jake Locker TEN at JAC Jaguars ranked 28th against pass.
22 Russell Wilson SEA at MIA Looking to improve 4:8 road TD:INT ratio.
23 Chad Henne JAC vs. TEN Put up 354-4-0 after Gabbert got hurt.
24 Christian Ponder MIN at CHI Bears lead league with 19 INTs.
25 Sam Bradford STL at ARI Went 7-of 21, 141-2-1 in Week 5 vs. Cards.
26 Mark Sanchez NYJ vs. NE Only two games with multiple TD passes.

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

Additional Week 12 Positional Rankings

Running Backs
Wide Receivers
Tight Ends
Defense/Special Teams

Week 12 Waiver Wire

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