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2012 Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings: Week 9

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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.

New England, New York Jets, St. Louis and San Francisco are all on bye this week.

2012 NFL Week 9 Fantasy Football Rankings — Quarterbacks

Rk

Player

Team

OPPONENT

Notes

1

Drew Brees

NO

vs. PHI (Mon.)

Brees looking for home cooking vs. Eagles

2

Aaron Rodgers

GB

vs. ARI

Jags held A-Rodg to 186 yds., 2 TDs.

3

Peyton Manning

DEN

at CIN

Threw 3 INTs in 1st qtr vs. ATL, 1 in other 27.

4

Robert Griffin III

WAS

vs. CAR

Redskins have given up league-high 18 TD passes.

5

Matt Ryan

ATL

vs. DAL

Has four games with 3 TD passes.

6

Matthew Stafford

DET

at JAC

First multi-TD pass game (3) vs. Seahawks.

7

Eli Manning

NYG

vs. PIT

Steelers No. 1 against pass, but 11 TDs vs. 3 INTs.

8

Ben Roethlisberger

PIT

at NYG

Giants are No. 26 in pass defense, but have 16 INTs.

9

Cam Newton

CAR

at WAS

Redskins: 314 passing ypg, 19 TD passes.

10

Michael Vick

PHI

at NO (Mon.)

Saints' pass defense's TD:INT ratio is 15:3.

11

Andrew Luck

IND

vs. MIA

Dolphins giving up 281 ypg through air.

12

Josh Freeman

TB

at OAK

Freeman has 9 TD passes, 1 INT in last 3 games.

13

Tony Romo

DAL

at ATL

Season-high 437 yds last week, but also 4 INTs.

14

Carson Palmer

OAK

vs. TB

Bucs are yielding 310 passing yards per game.

15

Matt Schaub

HOU

vs. BUF

May not need to pass much vs. Bills run defense.

16

Joe Flacco

BAL

at CLE

Put up season-high 356 yds. in Week 4 vs. Browns.

17

Andy Dalton

CIN

vs. DEN

Broncos held Brees to just 213 yds. last week.

18

Jay Cutler

CHI

at TEN

Vanderbilt alum returns to old stomping grounds.

19

Philip Rivers

SD

vs. KC (Thurs.)

Put up 209-2-1 in Week 4 win at Kansas City.

20

Ryan Fitzpatrick

BUF

at HOU

Could throw a lot if Bills have to play catch up.

21

Brandon Weeden

CLE

vs. BAL

Threw for 320 yds. against Ravens in Week 4.

22

Russell Wilson

SEA

vs. MIN

Rookie is 3-0 w/ 6 TDs, no INTs at home.

23

Christian Ponder

MIN

at SEA

Four straight games with at least one INT.

24

Matt Hasselbeck

TEN

vs. CHI

Bears tied for league lead with 16 INTs.

25

Matt Cassel

KC

at SD (Thurs.)

If only he could cut down on turnovers.

26

Blaine Gabbert

JAC

vs. DET

Showed toughness playing w/ broken labrum.

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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 9 Positional Rankings

Running Backs
Wide Receivers
Tight Ends
Kickers
Defense/Special Teams

Week 9 Waiver Wire

Week 9 Start or Sit