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Week 3 – QB Rankings


If you’ve struggled to put up numbers at the quarterback position and landed Cam Newton on the waiver wire last week, it’s time to go with him against the Jaguars. While Newton’s breakout performance against the Cardinals helped put him on the map, it was his second 400-yard performance against the Packers, who makes him a top ten fantasy quarterback going forward.

I’m not sure if Newton will put up top ten numbers by the end of the year, but it’s clearly going to take teams’ time to adjust to what this kid is throwing at them on the field, and your team can benefit from his terrific play. Look for the Panthers to get their first win the season against the Jaguars, and as long as Newton’s hot, you should ride him on your team, if you need help at quarterback.

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Matt Schaub @ Saints –

I had Matt Schaub listed outside of the top ten quarterbacks to draft this year and the reason being because I didn’t believe he would be a strong weekly option. This week is a good time to roll with Schaub as the Texans will lean on their passing attack as Foster is likely to miss another game with his continued hamstring problems. The Texans will be playing a high-octane offense in New Orleans, so expect Schaub to have a performance that should land him over 350 yards passing.

Ryan Fitzpatrick vs Patriots –

Hopefully, Steve Johnson will be on the field this week after he re-aggravated his groin injury at the end of the teams’ victory against the Raiders, but Fitzpatrick should have success, even without him. The Bills parted ways with Lee Evans because they liked the young receiving core they had, and so far so good as Buffalo is averaging around 40 points a game to start the year.

The Patriots have struggled against the pass in the first two weeks, and Fitzpatrick should play with confidence as the Bills look to stay un-defeated in a big divisional game.

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1 Tom Brady @ Bills
2 Drew Brees Texans
3 Aaron Rodgers @ Bears
4 Philip Rivers Chiefs
5 Matthew Stafford @ Vikings
6 Michael Vick (I) Giants
7 Cam Newton Jaguars
8 Matt Schaub @ Saints
9 Ryan Fitzpatrick Patriots
10 Ben Roethlisberger @ Colts
11 Kevin Kolb @ Seahawks
12 Josh Freeman Falcons
13 Matt Hasselbeck Broncos
14 Matt Ryan @ Buccaneers
15 Rex Grossman @ Cowboys
16 Sam Bradford Ravens
17 Mark Sanchez @ Raiders
18 Tony Romo (I) Redskins
19 Jay Cutler Packers
20 Joe Flacco @ Rams
21 Eli Manning @ Eagles
22 Colt McCoy Dolphins

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Comments (4)

  • Lee W.

    I have dilemma and this would be a no brainer if I hadn’t experienced terrible luck the first two weeks. I started Matt Ryan week 1 then Joe Flacco week 2 while cam newton was on my bench both weeks. Now week 3 and i’m really leaning towards Cam VS. The jags? What to do?

  • Sean Douglas

    Ride the hot hand in Newton. The kid is on fire and the Panthers are letting him put the football in the air, and he’s getting it done on the ground. Newton is a top ten quarterback this week.

  • erik p

    In my league we start 2 QB’s. I have a slight dilemma. My roster is Matt Ryan, Josh Freeman, Ryan Fitzpatrick and Kevin Kolb. I really dont know who I should start. I am leaning to Fitz and Freeman, but i think Matt might have a good game against the Bucks. Kolb vs the Seahawks (Sea-Chickens as my 6 yr old calls them) looks appealing also….. i have too many QB’s hahahaha

  • Sean Douglas

    I have a feeling that the Falcons and Buccaneers will both try to run the football early, so go with Fitz and Kolb this week. Both are in good matchups and are playing well.

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