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2012 Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings: Week 7

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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.

Atlanta, Denver, Kansas City, Miami, Philadelphia and San Diego are all on bye this week.

2012 NFL Week 7 Fantasy Football Rankings — Quarterbacks

Rk

Player

Team

OPPONENT

Notes

1

Aaron Rodgers

GB

at STL

Rodgers in MVP form (338-6-0) against Texans.

2

Drew Brees

NO

at TB

Bucs are No. 31 against pass.

3

Eli Manning

NYG

vs. WAS

No TDs, 4 INTs, 2 Ls last season vs. Skins.

4

Robert Griffin III

WAS

at NYG

Concussion? What concussion?

5

Tom Brady

NE

vs. NYJ

Brady went 329-3-0 last time he faced Jets.

6

Ben Roethlisberger

PIT

at CIN

Big Ben has 10 TDs just two INTs so far.

7

Cam Newton

CAR

vs. DAL

Cowboys have given up 31 rushing yards to QBs.

8

Andrew Luck

IND

vs. CLE

At home: 6 TDs, 2 INTs vs. 1, 5 in road games.

9

Tony Romo

DAL

at CAR

Has three TDs, six INTs in last two games.

10

Matthew Stafford

DET

at CHI (Mon.)

Bears allowing fewest fantasy points to QBs.

11

Matt Schaub

HOU

vs. BAL

Threw two picks, sacked 3x vs. Packers.

12

Joe Flacco

BAL

at HOU

Texans gouged by Rodgers (338, 6) last week.

13

Andy Dalton

CIN

vs. PIT

Had 305 yards, 3 TDs, 2 INTs vs. Steelers in '11.

14

Carson Palmer

OAK

vs. JAC

Has thrown only 6 TD passes so far.

15

Jay Cutler

CHI

vs. DET (Mon.)

Only one TD in two games vs. Lions last season.

16

Josh Freeman

TB

vs. NO

Coming off of huge game (328-3-1) vs. Chiefs.

17

Ryan Fitzpatrick

BUF

vs. TEN

Titans 29th against pass, last in scoring D.

18

Christian Ponder

MIN

vs. ARI

Four INTs in last two games, after none in first four.

19

Alex Smith

SF

vs. SEA (Thurs.)

Giants' D gave him all sorts of problems (0 TDs, 3 INTs).

20

Matt Hasselbeck

TEN

at BUF

Gets third straight, possibly final, start.

21

Brandon Weeden

CLE

at IND

Needs to improve upon 7:10 TD:INT ratio.

22

Mark Sanchez

NYJ

at NE

Only 82 yards, but 2 TDs and 0 TOs vs. Colts.

23

Sam Bradford

STL

vs. GB

Had season-high 315 yards passing last week.

24

John Skelton

ARI

at MIN

Skelton's turn again w/ Kolb out several weeks (ribs).

25

Blaine Gabbert

JAC

at OAK

Interesting to see how he looks coming off of bye.

26

Russell Wilson

SEA

at SF (Thurs.)

Don't expect repeat of last week vs. angry 49ers D.

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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 7 Positional Rankings

Running Backs
Wide Receivers
Tight Ends
Kickers
Defense/Special Teams

Week 7 Waiver Wire

Week 7 Start or Sit