Fantasy Fox: QB-starter rankings for NFL Week 7

Here are my Week 7 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 30, will have the best combination of total yards (passing/rushing) and total touchdowns for the NFL’s seventh 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).

BYES: Philadelphia, Tampa Bay


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

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