As we enter the one-third mark of the NFL season (and pretty much the halfway mark for the Fantasy Football regular season), we can start to dump the dead weight on our roster and work toward using players that are finally fulfilling potential.
As young players start to figure things out, they stop thinking and start reacting, allowing their athleticism and speed to become more of an advantage.
The quarterback position doesn’t have a ton of young players making waves, but after rookie Derek Carr put up four touchdowns against San Diego, we might start seeing more youngsters in the top 20. For now, among the top 20 Fantasy quarterbacks, there are no players in their second year.
Tracking QBs Since Week 4
A lot of times, we look at the stats from a season-long perspective, which is faulty for several reasons, but especially because it doesn’t give you a great view of how a player has done recently.
Philip Rivers sits behind just Andrew Luck in total Fantasy points among QBs since Week 4.
While Nick Foles has seven touchdowns in the past three weeks, he also has five interceptions, which is second only to Kirk Cousins and Ryan Fitzpatrick.
Rest of the Season QB Rankings
These are my top 20 quarterback rankings for the rest of the season, with the “Rest of Season QB Rankings” from FantasyPros.com mentioned in parentheses.
- Peyton Manning, Denver (1)
- Andrew Luck, Indianapolis (3)
- Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay (2)
- Drew Brees, New Orleans (4)
- Philip Rivers, San Diego (6)
- Matt Ryan, Atlanta (5)
- Jay Cutler, Chicago (8)
- Tony Romo, Dallas (11)
- Nick Foles, Philadelphia (10)
- Matthew Stafford, Detroit (7)
- Russell Wilson, Seattle (9)
- Cam Newton, Carolina (13)
- Tom Brady, New England (16)
- Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco (12)
- Andy Dalton, Cincinnati (17)
- Kirk Cousins, Washington (18)
- Eli Manning, N.Y. Giants (15)
- Carson Palmer, Arizona (22)
- Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh (14)
- Teddy Bridgewater, Minnesota (20)
These Week 7 QB rankings should also help you in Daily Fantasy play, too. Especially for the Fan vs. Machine instant snake drafts on SKYLLZONE.com. Download the free draft app on iTunes, or just draft off your computer. Everyone gets one free draft per day, and you can win SKYLL Points that you can use for entry into the Cash games – where you can win $15 for first place, and $5 for second place. These rankings will help you do just that!
Week 7 QB Rankings
These rankings are based on standard Fantasy leagues with four points per touchdown and minus-one point for interceptions.
Let us know which sleepers you like in the Week 7 QB Rankings that we might have gotten wrong! Did we rank your starter too low? Your backup too high?
David Gonos spent 5 years as a CBSSports.com Senior Fantasy Writer and three more years writing with SI.com. Over the past 17 years, his work has been published on NFL.com, MLB.com, FanDuel, FoxSports.com and USA Today. Since 2001, he has been tracking down the Top 50-plus Free Fantasy Football Draft Tools online. You can contact David Gonos here.