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Fantasy Football 2013: Quarterback Rankings

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Russell Wilson

NFL training camps are in full swing and while no significant injuries have yet to befall any quarterbacks, they have still had an impact on Athlon Sports' Fantasy Football 2013 Quarterback Rankings. For example, Seattle's Russell Wilson has already been dealt a big blow with new wide receiver Percy Harvin expected to be out until at least sometime in November after undergoing hip surgery.

Wilson, who tied Peyton Manning's rookie record with 26 touchdown passes a year ago, is still a viable starting option, but the loss of his presumed No. 1 option does impact his value and has caused him to fall a few spots in our rankings below. Philadelphia's Michael Vick also has already lost a key target with Jeremy Maclin's season-ending ACL injury. Vick's case, however, is a little different in that the veteran's fantasy value was already in question due to his contract status (one year) and a new coaching staff leading the Eagles.

Tom Brady has plenty of question marks of his own as it relates to weapons give the turnover the Patriots have seen at wide receiver and the current state of their tight end depth chart. However, Brady's track record speaks for itself, which is why we have him ranked as a top-five fantasy QB.

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Rk

Player

Team

Bye

1

Aaron Rodgers

GB

4

2

Drew Brees

NO

7

3

Peyton Manning

DEN

9

4

Tom Brady

NE

10

5

Cam Newton

CAR

4

6

Matt Ryan

ATL

6

7

Colin Kaepernick

SF

9

8

Matthew Stafford

DET

9

9

Andrew Luck

IND

8

10

Tony Romo

DAL

11

11

Eli Manning

NYG

9

12

Russell Wilson

SEA

12

13

Robert Griffin III

WAS

5

14

Ben Roethlisberger

PIT

5

15

Andy Dalton

CIN

12

16

Joe Flacco

BAL

8

17

Michael Vick

PHI

12

18

Jay Cutler

CHI

8

19

Philip Rivers

SD

8

20

Sam Bradford

STL

11

21

Matt Schaub

HOU

8

22

Josh Freeman

TB

5

23

Carson Palmer

ARI

9

24

Alex Smith

KC

10

25

Ryan Tannehill

MIA

6

26

Jake Locker

TEN

8

27

Christian Ponder

MIN

5

28

Brandon Weeden

CLE

10

29

Geno Smith

NYJ

10

30

Matt Flynn

OAK

7

31

Kevin Kolb

BUF

12

32

Chad Henne

JAC

9

33

EJ Manuel

BUF

12

34

Mark Sanchez

NYJ

10

35

Kirk Cousins

WAS

5

36

Blaine Gabbert

JAC

9

37

Nick Foles

PHI

12

38

Ryan Fitzpatrick

TEN

8

39

Jason Campbell

CLE

10

40

Matt Cassel

MIN

5

41

Bruce Gradkowski

PIT

5

42

Shaun Hill

DET

9

43

Drew Stanton

ARI

9

44

Ryan Mallett

NE

10

45

Matt Moore

MIA

6

46

Matt Hasselbeck

IND

8

47

T.J. Yates

HOU

8

48

Terrelle Pryor

OAK

7

49

Kyle Orton

DAL

11

50

Brock Osweiler

DEN

9

51

Matt Barkley

PHI

12

52

Mike Glennon

TB

5

53

Tyrod Taylor

BAL

8

54

Derek Anderson

CAR

4

55

Tarvaris Jackson

SEA

12

56

Chase Daniel

KC

10

57

Colt McCoy

SF

9

58

Josh Johnson

CIN

12

59

Kellen Clemens

STL

11

60

Ryan Lindley

ARI

9

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 Fantasy Football Rankings:

2013 Big Board (Top 250)
Running Backs
Wide Receivers
Tight Ends
Defense/Special Teams
Kickers