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Fantasy Football 2013 Quarterback Rankings: Week 14

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Russell Wilson

Russell Wilson

Peyton Manning stands tall atop Athlon Sports' fantasy football Week 14 quarterback rankings, but there's another signal-caller who is proving that size isn't the only thing that matters.

Manning led all quarterbacks with 41.8 fantasy points last week, thanks to five touchdown passes and 403 yards against Kansas City, but Russell Wilson wasn't too far behind with 35.1. Wilson won the battle of the 6-feet tall and under quarterbacks on Monday night against Drew Brees, as the second-year pro tossed three touchdowns and finished with 310 yards passing and no turnovers in the Seahawks' dominating 34-7 win over the Saints.

Wilson is having an MVP-caliber sophomore season, with 23 total touchdowns and 11 turnovers (6 INTs, 5 fumbles) and his team possessing the best record in the NFL at 11-1. He's fifth at his position in fantasy scoring, but could be in for a slower day at the office Sunday when Seattle goes to San Francisco for a key NFC West showdown. The 49ers are allowing the fifth-fewest fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks.

Meanwhile Manning and the Broncos will be at home against Tennessee and it will be interesting to see if the expected cold temperatures impact his production, as they did in New England (19-of-36, 150-2-1) two weeks ago. Philadelphia could be cold and rainy as well, but Nick Foles and Matthew Stafford are solidly among the top six options this week. Foles' remarkable season just keeps on going, as he's accounted for 21 total touchdowns (19 passing, 2 rushing) and just one turnover (fumble) in nine games played. Foles is No. 17 among quarterbacks in fantasy points on the season, but his per-game average of 30.8 in his six starts is surpassed by just one player — Peyton Manning.

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 website can give you.

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2013 NFL Week 14 Fantasy Football Rankings — Quarterbacks

Rk

Player

Team

OPP

1

Peyton Manning

DEN

vs. TEN

2

Matthew Stafford

DET

at PHI

3

Tom Brady

NE

vs. CLE

4

Drew Brees

NO

vs. CAR

5

Cam Newton

CAR

at NO

6

Nick Foles

PHI

vs. DET

7

Josh McCown

CHI

vs. DAL (Mon.)

8

Tony Romo

DAL

at CHI (Mon.)

9

Russell Wilson

SEA

at SF

10

Philip Rivers

SD

vs. NYG

11

Ben Roethlisberger

PIT

vs. MIA

12

Alex Smith

KC

at WAS

13

Robert Griffin III

WAS

vs. KC

14

Matt Ryan

ATL

at GB

15

Joe Flacco

BAL

vs. MIN

16

Colin Kaepernick

SF

vs. SEA

17

Andrew Luck

IND

at CIN

18

Andy Dalton

CIN

vs. IND

19

Ryan Fitzpatrick

TEN

at DEN

20

Mike Glennon

TB

vs. BUF

21

Carson Palmer

ARI

vs. STL

22

Eli Manning

NYG

at SD

23

EJ Manuel

BUF

at TB

24

Ryan Tannehill

MIA

at PIT

25

Case Keenum

HOU

at JAC (Thurs.)

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 14 Positional Rankings

Running Backs
Wide Receivers
Tight Ends
Defense/Special Teams

Kickers