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.
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2014 NFL Week 3 Fantasy Football Rankings — Quarterbacks
Hoping for some home cooking vs. MIN.
Early fumble only miscue (336-3-0) vs. Jets.
3 TDs on MNF vs. Eagles, but costly INT.
Yards (291) there, but little else vs. CAR.
Must-see rematch vs. Seahawks D.
vs. TB (Thurs.)
Picked off 3 times in sloppy effort vs. CIN.
at NYJ (Mon.)
Only 176 yards, but 4 TDs, 0 INTs in huge W.
Did enough (331-1-1) to get the MNF W.
Welcome back Cam! Solid (281-1-0) vs. DET.
More success against Denver coming?
Brady throws for just 149 yds., TD in win.
Made it look easy (284-3-0) vs. champs.
"Terrible" (4 TOs) vs. Bears.
It's his show now w/ RG3 (ankle) out.
So-so numbers (176-1-0), but Cowboys won.
Already missing Eifert, may be w/o Green.
Needs to be wary of Panthers' pass rush.
vs. CHI (Mon.)
Bears had 3 INTs vs. SF last week.
at ATL (Thurs.)
Struggled (18-34, 2 INTs) vs. Dallas D.
Sacked 10 times by Redskins.
Turnovers (4 INTs) still an issue for Eli.
Rankings are based upon Athlon Sports' standard scoring system:
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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