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2012 Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings: Week 4

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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.

Indianapolis and Pittsburgh on are bye this week.

2012 NFL Week 4 Fantasy Football Rankings — Quarterbacks

Rk

Player

Team

OPPONENT

Notes

1

Aaron Rodgers

GB

vs. NO

Motivated QB + Saints porous D = Fantasy Bonanza

2

Tom Brady

NE

at BUF

Career 46:17 TD:INT ratio in career vs. Bills.

3

Drew Brees

NO

at GB

 

4

Robert Griffin III

WAS

at TB

No. 1 fantasy scorer at his position.

5

Matt Ryan

ATL

vs. CAR

No. 2 behind Griffin, 8 TD, 1 INT thus far.

6

Eli Manning

NYG

at PHI

 

7

Peyton Manning

DEN

vs. OAK

Raiders gave up 384 yards, 4 TD to Big Ben last week.

8

Matthew Stafford

DET

vs. MIN

Left last week's game, Shaun Hill will go if he can't.

9

Michael Vick

PHI

vs. NYG

Twice as many INT (6) as TD (3).

10

Cam Newton

CAR

at ATL

 

11

Philip Rivers

SD

at KC

Looking to bounce back after rough Week 3.

12

Joe Flacco

BAL

vs. CLE (Thurs.)

 

13

Tony Romo

DAL

vs. CHI (Mon.)

Bears allowing fewest fantasy points to QBs.

14

Matt Schaub

HOU

vs. TEN

May not be called on to pass b/c of running game.

15

Josh Freeman

TB

vs. WAS

Skins giving up most fantasy points to QBs.

16

Alex Smith

SF

at NYJ

 

17

Andy Dalton

CIN

at JAC

Has had back-to-back 300-yd/3-TD games.

18

Ryan Fitzpatrick

BUF

vs. NE

Has 17 TD vs. 6 INT in last 7 September games.

19

Carson Palmer

OAK

at DEN

 

20

Jay Cutler

CHI

at DAL (Mon.)

Has 1 TD, 5 INT in last two games.

21

Christian Ponder

MIN

at DET

 

22

Kevin Kolb

ARI

vs. MIA

So far, so good - 4 TD, 0 INT in 3 games.

23

Matt Cassel

KC

vs. SD

 

24

Russell Wilson

SEA

at STL

Will MNF finish carry over against Rams?

25

Sam Bradford

STL

vs. SEA

Rams second only to Packers in sacks allowed.

26

Jake Locker

TEN

at HOU

Nice game against Lions, Texans much tougher test.

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Rankings are based upon Athlon Sports' standard scoring system:

OFFENSIVE SCORING
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 4 Positional Rankings

Running Backs
Wide Receivers
Tight Ends
Kickers
Defense/Special Teams

Week 4 Start or Sit