The Fantasy Flavor Positional Power Rankings – Week 8 QBs

October 22, 2008 | Thyrl Nelson

Here are the Week 8 Fantasy Flavor Quarterback Power Rankings. It’s the top 20 QBs based on what we’ve seen so far, and a look ahead at this week’s match ups. In addition to the power rankings, we’ve identified the best and worst match ups for week 8 and ranked all 28 starting QBs in the order you should consider them this week.

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Fantasy Quarterback Power Rankings – Week 8

The power rankings are based on year to date performance and not a reflection of who to start this week, match up information is listed below the rankings. Last weeks rankings are in parenthesis.

1. Drew Brees (1) – NO – 2224 yds 12 TD 7 int

2. Phillip Rivers (4) – SD – 1697 yds 16 TD 5 int

3. Jay Cutler (3) – DEN – 1862 yds 13 TD 8 int

4. Kurt Warner (2) – AZ – 1708 yds 12 TD 5 int

5. Brett Favre (5) – NYJ – 1321 yds 13 TD 8 int

6. Aaron Rodgers (6) – GB – 1668 yds 12 TD 4 int

7. Kyle Orton (9) – CHI – 1669 yds 10 TD 4 int

8. Donavan McNabb (8) – PHI – 1576 yds 8 TD 3 int

9. Matt Schaub (10) – HOU – 1343 yds 7 TD 7 int

10. Peyton Manning (7) – IND – 1531 yds 8 TD 7 int

11. Eli Manning (11) – NYG – 1389 yds 8 TD 4 int

12. Ben Roethlisberger (15) – PIT – 1163 yds 9 TD 3 int

13. JT O’Sullivan (13) – SF – 1547 yds 8 TD 10 int

14. Chad Pennington (16) – MIA – 1396 yds 6 TD 3 int

15. Jason Campbell (14) – WAS – 1426 yds 7 TD 0 int

16. Jake Delhomme (18) – CAR – 1533 yds 7 TD 5 int

17. Gus Frerotte (12) – MIN – 1286 yds 5 TD 7 int

18. Jeff Garcia (20) – TB – 797 yds 4 TD 2 int

19. Trent Edwards (NR) – BUF – 1209 yds 5 TD 2 int

20. Matt Ryan (17) – ATL – 1164 yds 5 TD 3 int

Dropped from Rankings: Derek Anderson – CLE
Here’s a look at who should be a little bit better or worse than normal based on their week 8 match ups.

QBs Who Should Enjoy Their Week 8 Match Ups: Drew Brees vs. SD; Donavan McNabb vs. ATL; Jake Delhomme vs. AZ; Trent Edwards @ MIA; Jason Campbell @ DET; JT O’Sullivan vs. SEA

QBs Who Could Be Sleepers in Week 8: Ryan Fitzpatrick @ HOU; Matt Cassel vs. ST.L; Derek Anderson @ JAX; Jeff Garcia @ DAL; Tyler Thigpen @ NYJ

QBs Who Could Struggle With Their Week 8 Match Ups: Peyton Manning @ TEN; Kurt Warner @ CAR; Eli Manning @ PIT; Brett Favre vs. KC; Brad Johnson vs. TB; Matt Ryan @ PHI

QBs You Might Want to Avoid in Week 8: Kerry Collins vs. IND; David Garrard vs. CLE; JaMarcus Russell @ BAL; Chad Pennington vs. BUF

And finally, here is the top to bottom start rankings for all 28 projected week 8 QBs. It was gotten using our “secret formula”, which is basically 2 parts year-to-date player performance and 1 part defensive tendencies against them this week, with a few variables thrown in for injuries etc. In parentheses are their formulary numbers too, the lower the player’s number, the better their chances at having a big day.

1. Drew Brees (8)
2. Phillip Rivers (19)
3. Matt Schaub (20)
4. Jason Campbell (21)
5. Donavan McNabb (22)
6. JT O’Sullivan (26)
7. Brett Favre (33)
8. Jake Delhomme (35)
9. Kurt Warner (38)
10. Chad Pennington (39)
11. Jeff Garcia (39)
12. Eli Manning (41)
13. Matt Cassel (42)
14. Trent Edwards (43)
15. Ryan Fitzpatrick (43)
16. Ben Roethlisberger (44)
17. Derek Anderson (47)
18. Peyton Manning (48)
19. David Garrard (50)
20. Joe Flacco (59)
21. Tyler Thigpen (60)
22. Matt Ryan (61)
23. Marc Bulger (67)
24. Brad Johnson (67)
25. JaMarcus Russell (70)
26. Seneca Wallace (72)
27. Dan Orlovsky (74)
28. Kerry Collins (83)

Look for the running back rankings later today, and the wide receiver, tight end, kicker and defense rankings throughout the week. And as always, good luck this week.

Peace,
T
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