Fantasy Fox: QB-starter rankings for NFL Week 13

Here are my Week 13 QB rankings for standard-scoring leagues that reward four points per touchdown pass:

This countdown doesn’t lean on a particular stat. It’s merely an educated early guess of which signal- callers, 1 through 32, will have the best combination of total yards (passing/rushing) and total touchdowns for the NFL’s 13th weekend.

Regardless of how these rankings shake out every week, it shouldn’t supersede two important factors that go into regular lineup consideration:

1. Always play your healthy superstars.
2. Always ride your gut instinct over a certain guru’s analysis (read: plausible deniability).


1. Aaron Rodgers vs. New England
2. Ben Roethlisberger vs. New Orleans
3. Andrew Luck vs. Washington
4. Tony Romo vs. Philadelphia
5. Matthew Stafford vs. Chicago
6. Drew Brees @ Pittsburgh
7. Tom Brady @ Green Bay
8. Peyton Manning @ Kansas City
9. Ryan Tannehill @ N.Y. Jets
10. Jay Cutler @ Detroit
11. Andy Dalton @ Tampa Bay
12. Mark Sanchez @ Dallas
13. Matt Ryan vs. Arizona
14. Cam Newton @ Minnesota
15. Joe Flacco vs. San Diego
16. Alex Smith vs. Denver
17. Josh McCown vs. Cincinnati
18. Eli Manning @ Jacksonville
19. Philip Rivers @ Baltimore
20. Colin Kaepernick vs. Seattle
21. Russell Wilson @ San Francisco
22. Brian Hoyer @ Buffalo
23. Drew Stanton @ Atlanta
24. Ryan Fitzpatrick vs. Tennessee
25. Zach Mettenberger @ Houston
26. Kyle Orton vs. Cleveland
27. Colt McCoy @ Indianapolis
28. Teddy Bridgewater vs. Carolina
29. Shaun Hill vs. Oakland
30. Blake Bortles vs. N.Y. Giants
31. Derek Carr @ St. Louis
32. Michael Vick vs. Miami

Jay Clemons, the 2008 Fantasy Football Writer of the Year (Fantasy Sports Writers Association), can be reached via Twitter, day or night, at @ATL_JayClemons.