NFL 2014 Week 3 Fantasy Rankings – Quarterbacks

by Michael Drahota | Posted on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 | 0


Week 2 of the NFL season showed up anything can happen, and we’re already being forced to re-evaluate the rankings of several key positions.

However, quarterback may be one of them ore stable and predictable ones. Here are the top 15 quarterbacks for Week 3 of the 2014 NFL season:

1.) Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers:

Rodgers got back to form in Week 2, shaking off a slow start to torch the New York Jets and emerge as Week 2’s highest scorer overall.

In Week 3, he’ll take on the Lions in Detroit, and he’s never lost to them if he played the entire game. Expect a shootout with Rodgers as the featured gunslinger.

2.) Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints:

Brees hasn’t quite lived up to his lofty expectations in 2014, but there’s a ton of football left to be played.

When the disheveled Minnesota Vikings come into their house in Week 3, expect Brees to put up big numbers.

3.) Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts:

Luck has put up some good stats despite the Colts being 0-2. With lowly AFC South opponent Jacksonville next up for Indianapolis, that should change.

With the Colts running game progressing with Ahmad Bradshaw, Luck is quickly moving up the quarterback ranks.

4.) Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions:

Stafford should be involved in a shootout with NFC North division rival Green Bay this weekend.

The Packers’ defense is nothing to worry about given his arsenal of offensive weapons.

5.) Matt Ryan Atlanta Falcons:

After a career game in Week 1, Ryan had a down game on Week 2, tossing three interceptions in a loss to the Bengals.

He’ll make the quick turnaround to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday night, and should get back on track with another solid performance.

6.) Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos:

Manning would almost certainly be at the top of this list if it weren’t for his match-up in Week 3, where he’ll travel into Seattle to take on his Super Bowl rival Seahawks.

They’re notoriously tough at home and coming off an upset loss to San Diego. That could mean some trouble for Manning, who has looked solid but not spectacular in 2014.

7.) Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles:

Foles hasn’t kept up his torrid pace of 2014 this year, but that was to be expected.

He still has a great offense to work with and with the Redskins coming into Philly in Week 3; Foles could up some big numbers.

8.) Jay Cutler, Chicago Bears:

Cutler stormed the Bears back to beat the 49ers in Week 2, throwing four scores (including three to star wideout Brandon Marshall).

He’ll face the atrocious Jets secondary that allowed the most fantasy points of Week 2 to Aaron Rodgers. Cutler could be poised for a huge game if he minimizes his mistakes.

9.) Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers:

Newton made his season debut in Week 2, looking good but not great.

He has a plus match-up against Pittsburgh on Sunday Night Football in week 3, and could have a breakout if fully healthy.

10.) Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks:

Wilson continues to mature into a top quarterback, even for fantasy purposes. He’ll face Denver’s revamped defense in Week 3.

It’s not the best match-up, but the Seahawks always put on a good show at home.

11.) Tom Brady, New England Patriots:

Brady has looked erratic at times, but he’ll play the horrific Oakland Raiders in Week 3.

If there’s ever been a time for Brady to rebound, it’s this weekend.

12.) Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys:

Romo has looked pedestrian in the first tow games of 2014 while still recovering form offseason back surgery.

But when he travels to face the St. Louis Rams this Sunday, he’ll go up against two rookie cornerbacks. That should spell a big day for Romo and wide receiver Dez Bryant.

13.) Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers:

Rivers shocked the world with three touchdown passes to Antonio Gates in Week 2.

He has to travel across the entire country to face the undefeated Buffalo Bills in Week 3, and it’s tough to predict how he’ll perform under such circumstances.

14.) Kirk Cousins, Washington Redskins:

Cousins took over as Washington’s starter when Robert Griffin III went down in Week 2. He looked impressive in decimating the Jaguars, but that’s hardly an indicator of long-term success in the NFL.

He’ll be faced with a tougher task (and defense) against Philadelphia in Week 3, a game that will be a very telling one for the hyped Cousins.

15.) Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers:

Kaepernick threw away his teams chances at a win in week 2, spoiling the Niners’ Levi’s Stadium debut with three picks.

San Francisco will head into hostile territory Arizona in Week 3, and the pressure will be on Kaepernick to pick up a big win.

About the Author

Both an avid NFL fan and analyst, I’ve been following professional football since the late 1980s. I’m also an avid fantasy football player with several league victories under my belt. Check out my NFL articles on TSM for the latest NFL news, highlights, predictions, and more.

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