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2012 Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings: Week 8

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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.

Baltimore, Buffalo, Cincinnati and Houston are all on bye this week.

2012 NFL Week 8 Fantasy Football Rankings — Quarterbacks

Rk

Player

Team

OPPONENT

Notes

1

Aaron Rodgers

GB

vs. JAC

Reigning MVP has 16 TDs, 2 INTs last 4 games.

2

Drew Brees

NO

at DEN

Four straight games w/ at least 3 TD passes.

3

Peyton Manning

DEN

vs. NO

Has three straight 300-3 performances.

4

Tom Brady

NE

vs. STL (London)

Only one game w/ 3+ TD passes so far.

5

Robert Griffin III

WAS

at PIT

Steelers No. 1 in passing defense.

6

Ben Roethlisberger

PIT

vs. WAS

Redskins worst in NFL against pass.

7

Matt Ryan

ATL

at PHI

Looking to put Week 6 (1 TD, 3 INTs) behind him.

8

Eli Manning

NYG

at DAL

Only had 213 yards, 1 TD vs. Cowboys in Week 1.

9

Andrew Luck

IND

at TEN

Titans have allowed 16 TD passes vs. 5 INTs.

10

Michael Vick

PHI

vs. ATL

Is his job on the line against Falcons?

11

Tony Romo

DAL

vs. NYG

Put up 307-3-1 against Giants in Week 1.

12

Cam Newton

CAR

at CHI

Has just one 300-yard game to this point.

13

Philip Rivers

SD

at CLE

Extra week to stew on 6 TOs vs. Broncos.

14

Carson Palmer

OAK

at KC

Averaging 40+ pass attempts per game.

15

Matthew Stafford

DET

vs. SEA

Has more INTs (6) than TDs (5).

16

Jay Cutler

CHI

vs. CAR

Will his ribs be an issue against Panthers?

17

Josh Freeman

TB

at MIN (Thurs.)

Has thrown for 728 yds., 6 TDs in last two games.

18

Matt Hasselbeck

TEN

vs. IND

Gets 4th straight start, looking for 3 Ws in a row.

19

Alex Smith

SF

at ARI (Mon.)

Has thrown 1 TD pass vs. 4 INTs in last two games.

20

Brandon Weeden

CLE

vs. SD

Has posted 6:3 TD:INT ratio over last three games.

21

Sam Bradford

STL

vs. NE (London)

Rams' passing attack been inconsistent all season.

22

Christian Ponder

MIN

vs. TB (Thurs.)

Only 58 yds. (1 TD, 2 INTs) last week vs. Cardinals.

23

Mark Sanchez

NYJ

vs. MIA

Threw for season-high 328 yds. last week vs. Pats.

24

Russell Wilson

SEA

at DET

Has 2:7 TD:INT ratio on road vs. 6:1 at home.

25

Ryan Tannehill

MIA

at NYJ

Rookie has just 4 TD passes (6 INTs) thus far.

26

John Skelton

ARI

vs. SF (Mon.)

Cardinal QBs have been sacked 35 times already.

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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 8 Positional Rankings

Running Backs
Wide Receivers
Tight Ends
Kickers
Defense/Special Teams

Week 8 Waiver Wire

Week 8 Start or Sit