Fantasy Flavor Week 4 Start Rankings: QB & TE

September 29, 2010 | Thyrl Nelson

Here is the first installment of the week 4 fantasy football start rankings, quarterbacks and tight ends. We’ll have running backs and kickers up tomorrow and finish with wide receivers and defenses, along with updates on the aforementioned positions on Friday. Remember that the rankings are based on 2 parts individual player expectations, and 1 part defensive expectations against that player and his position based on this week’s match up. It’s not an inducement to do anything crazy, just a simple guide to help manage your expectations, find week by week waiver help, and another source to add to your cache.

 

With bye weeks upon us, the need to find adequate one-week replacements becomes much more imperative, and hopefully by this point in the season we’re beginning to understand what to expect in terms of roles, injuries, workloads, skill sets, and defensive strengths and weaknesses. Keep in mind, that as the season moves along and the bodies of work begin to grow, the accuracy of the rankings should only improve week by week.

 

So here are this week’s quarterback and tight end rankings, with each player’s formulary number in parentheses behind their match up. The lower the formulary number the better, with 3 being the lowest possible. As always, watch the injury report, trust your gut and have fun. If you aren’t having fun playing fantasy football, you’re doing it wrong.

 

QUARTERBACKS

 

1. Peyton Manning @ JAX (6)

2. Aaron Rodgers vs. DET (10)

3. Drew Brees vs. CAR (17)

4. Matt Ryan vs. SF (22)

5. Michael Vick vs. WAS (27)

6. Phillip Rivers vs. AZ (28)

7. Matt Schaub @ OAK (28)

8. Tom Brady @ MIA (32)

9. Mark Sanchez @ BUF (37)

10. Jay Cutler @ NYG (39)

11. Eli Manning vs. CHI (39)

12. Donavan McNabb vs. WAS (48)

13. Chad Henne vs. NE (48)

14. Vince Young vs. DEN (48)

15. Carson Palmer @ CLE (50)

16. Sam Bradford vs. SEA (51)

17. Matt Hasselbeck @ St.L (55)

18. Joe Flacco @ PIT (55)

19. Kyle Orton @ TEN (57)

20. Bruce Gradkowski vs. HOU (61)

21. David Garrard vs. IND (66)

22. Charlie Batch vs. BAL (66)

23. Jimmy Claussen @ NO (66)

24. Shaun Hill @ GB (73) *Stafford would be about the same here

25. Alex Smith @ ATL (73)

26. Ryan Fitzpatrick vs. NYJ (74)

27. Derek Anderson @ SD (77)

28. Seneca Wallace vs. CIN (79) *put Delhomme here too if it’s him

 

TIGHT ENDS

 

1. Dallas Clark @ JAX (15)

2. Vernon Davis @ ATL (20)

3. Tony Gonzalez vs. SF (22)

4. Antonio Gates vs. AZ (24)

5. Dustin Keller @ BUF (25)

6. Zach Miller vs. HOU (26)

7. Chris Cooley @ PHI (31)

8. Aaron Hernandez @ MIA (34)

9. Jermichael Finley vs. DET (39)

10. Brent Celek vs. WAS (42) *watch his health

11. Greg Olsen @ NYG (46)

12. Owen Daniels @ OAK (46)

13. Rob Gronkowski @ MIA (54)

14. Bo Scaife vs. DEN (56)

15. John Carlson @ St.L (61)

16. Kevin Boss vs. CHI (61)

17. Jeremy Shockey vs. CAR (63)

18. Brandon Pettigrew @ GB (63)

19. Anthony Fasano vs. NE (64)

20. Heath Miller vs. BAL (64)

21. Daniel Fells vs. SEA (67)

22. Dante Rosario @ NO (69)

23. Tony Scheffler @ GB (71)

24. Mercedes Lewis vs. IND (72)

25. Todd Heap @ PIT (72)

26. Jermaine Gresham @ CLE (75)

27. Fred Davis @ PHI (77)

28. Benjamin Watson vs. CIN (79)

29. Evan Moore vs. CIN (85)

30. David Thomas vs. CAR (89)

31. Ben Patrick @ SD (89)

32. Jonathan Stupar vs. NYJ (92)

33. Randy McMichael vs. AZ (94)

34. Delanie Walker @ ATL (94)

35. Travis Beckum vs. CHI (95)

36. Joel Dressen @ OAK (98)

37. Jeff King @ NO (101)

38. Daniel Graham @ TEN (102)

39. Justin Peele vs. SF (104)

40. Desmond Clark @ NYG (110)

 

 

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