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Fantasy Football 2014 Quarterback Rankings: Week 3

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Jay Cutler

Jay Cutler

A Super Bowl rematch has led to some shuffling at the top of Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings for Week 3. Denver and Seattle will go head-to-head once again, but this time the game will take place in the Pacific Northwest, not the Big Apple. Regardless of the venue, the Broncos’ matchup with a Seahawks defense that held them to one touchdown and forced three turnovers back in February is enough reason to drop Peyton Manning out of his usual No. 1 spot. Instead, top billing for this week goes to Drew Brees. The Saints’ offense has struggled some out of the gates, but it’s usually pretty reliable, not to mention productive, at home in the comfy Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Another intriguing matchup to keep an eye on is Green Bay vs. Detroit at Ford Field. This has all the makings of a high-scoring affair.

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.

Positional Rankings: QB I RB I WR I TE I DST I K

2014 NFL Week 3 Fantasy Football Rankings — Quarterbacks

Rank

Player

Team

Opp

Comments

1

Drew Brees

NO

vs. MIN

Hoping for some home cooking vs. MIN.

2

Aaron Rodgers

GB

at DET

Early fumble only miscue (336-3-0) vs. Jets.

3

Andrew Luck

IND

at JAC

3 TDs on MNF vs. Eagles, but costly INT.

4

Matthew Stafford

DET

vs. GB

Yards (291) there, but little else vs. CAR.

5

Peyton Manning

DEN

at SEA

Must-see rematch vs. Seahawks D.

6

Matt Ryan

ATL

vs. TB (Thurs.)

Picked off 3 times in sloppy effort vs. CIN.

7

Jay Cutler

CHI

at NYJ (Mon.)

Only 176 yards, but 4 TDs, 0 INTs in huge W.

8

Nick Foles

PHI

vs. WAS

Did enough (331-1-1) to get the MNF W.

9

Cam Newton

CAR

vs. PIT

Welcome back Cam! Solid (281-1-0) vs. DET.

10

Russell Wilson

SEA

vs. DEN

More success against Denver coming?

11

Tom Brady

NE

vs. OAK

Brady throws for just 149 yds., TD in win.

12

Philip Rivers

SD

at BUF

Made it look easy (284-3-0) vs. champs.

13

Colin Kaepernick

SF

at ARI

"Terrible" (4 TOs) vs. Bears.

14

Kirk Cousins

WAS

at PHI

It's his show now w/ RG3 (ankle) out.

15

Tony Romo

DAL

at STL

So-so numbers (176-1-0), but Cowboys won.

16

Andy Dalton

CIN

vs. TEN

Already missing Eifert, may be w/o Green.

17

Ryan Tannehill

MIA

vs. KC

 

18

Joe Flacco

BAL

at CLE

 

19

EJ Manuel

BUF

vs. SD

 

20

Ben Roethlisberger

PIT

at CAR

Needs to be wary of Panthers' pass rush.

21

Alex Smith

KC

at MIA

 

22

Geno Smith

NYJ

vs. CHI (Mon.)

Bears had 3 INTs vs. SF last week.

23

Josh McCown

TB

at ATL (Thurs.)

 

24

Jake Locker

TEN

at CIN

Struggled (18-34, 2 INTs) vs. Dallas D.

25

Ryan Fitzpatrick

HOU

at NYG

 

26

Chad Henne

JAC

vs. IND

Sacked 10 times by Redskins.

27

Eli Manning

NYG

vs. HOU

Turnovers (4 INTs) still an issue for Eli.

28

Brian Hoyer

CLE

vs. BAL

 

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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

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