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    Week 16 Quarterbacks (QB) Rankings for 2013 fantasy football

    For many owners week 16 will be the final week of the fantasy football season, and you hopefully have a good grasp on who the studs and duds are on your current roster.  To help put your mind at ease (or cause a little consternation?) I present our week 16 quarterback rankings..

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    Week 16 Quarterback Rankings

    RankTeamPlayerWeek 16 Opponent
    1DENPeyton Manning@HOU
    2PHINick FolesCHI
    3CHIJay Cutler@PHI
    4NODrew Brees@CAR
    5SDPhilip RiversOAK
    6DETMatthew StaffordNYG
    7CARCam NewtonNO
    8PITBen Roethlisberger@GB
    9KCAlex SmithIND
    10DALTony Romo@WSH
    11NETom Brady@BAL
    12CINAndy DaltonMIN
    13WASKirk CousinsDAL
    14SFColin KaepernickATL
    15SEARussell WilsonARI
    16INDAndrew Luck@KC
    17MINMatt Cassel@CIN
    18CLEJason Campbell@NYJ
    19TENRyan Fitzpatrick@JAC
    20BALJoe FlaccoNE
    21MIARyan Tannehill@BUF
    22ATLMatt Ryan@SF
    23NYGEli Manning@DET
    24ARICarson Palmer@SEA
    INJGBAaron RodgersPIT

    Analysis

    Aaron Rodgers – QB – Green Bay Packers

    Obviously Rodgers will be one of the top question marks this week.  IF he is declared the starter, I would rank him in the top 6 QB’s for week 16, as the Packers need to win to keep their thin playoff hopes alive.

    Should I start Nick Foles or Drew Brees?

    With Drew Brees heading out on the road this week against Carolina, my recommended play would be Nick Foles in a shootout with the Bears.  It seems many Brees owners are also Foles owners, which is the only reason I have included this question in the analysis section.

    Can Tony Romo be trusted?

    As any Cowboys fan will tell you… absolutely not!  Romo is a fickle mistress, but with one of the better matchups of week 16 (WAS) on deck, Tony is one of the higher upside gambles and a low end QB1 in my book

    Russell Wilson at 15??

    This should be a low scoring affair with the Arizona Cardinals as two of the better defenses in the NFL square off, I wouldn’t start Wilson as a QB1 this week with any confidence.

    Any other questions or comments about the week 16 QB rankings?  Feel free to leave them below as I answer all of our readers.


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    • Mike Costanzo

      Hi Kyle

      If Rodgers is healthy would you play Rodgers or Nick Foles in week 16? Also I will have to make the same decision as to who to keep in 2014?

      Thank You Very Much…

      Mike Costanzo :)

      • __KJ__

        Hi Mike,

        I would start Foles. Rodgers would be at the risk of re-aggravating his injury, and Foles has been one of the better options at QB since taking over as starter.

        As for keeper, how do the rules work? If it costs you a pick in the draft, I would hold on to Foles as I assume you grabbed him off waivers, and it would be a late round pick. If it is just straight keeper with no picks involved, then I would keep Rodgers

    • Anonymous

      Romo or Brady this week for the championship game ?

      • __KJ__

        I think you have to go Romo in that scenario as his matchup is too good to ignore with WAS on tap

    • Tim W

      Hi Klye, you helped me get to championship game, now I need your help again… Standard league, 2 rbs,2wr, flex… Here are the rbs-f gore,b rainey,stv jcksn, p thomas,m ball, ellngton…next will send WR….

    • Tim W

      Kyle, here are WRs.-jeffery, d jacksn,decker,crabtree… I am leaning toward gore, jeffry, d jackson…so who starts the rest…as for TE i may go Witten ovr Clay since he bombed last week… Thanks

      • __KJ__

        RB – I would start Gore and Rainey

        WR – Jeffery / DJax

        Flex – Decker (since it looks like Welker is out)

        TE – might as well go Witten, he does have a nice matchup

        • Tim W

          Kyle guess what, just heard news B Tate out for season, I went and grabbed D Johnson… Do i even think about him as a starter, if not at least I stopped the person I am up against from picking him up… Thank You for advice…

          • __KJ__

            As a Tate/Johnson owner myself I will be trotting D Johnson out as a starter, but I don’t have the same stable of backs that you do. I think in your case you are better off with the other 2 (Gore/Rainey)

            • Tim W

              Kyle Thanks again for your advice, you are the best, hope to email you back next week letting you know I won my championship. Thanks. Tim

          • The Duck

            Who would you start for the last week –

            Rivers or Foles
            thanks

            • __KJ__

              I like Foles as I expect the Bears/Eagles game to be a matchup, but if we hear any rumors about them possibly benching Nick, then start Rivers

    • Robert

      who should i start at QB (2 starters) i got Colin Kaep, Jay Cutler and Nick Foles?

      • __KJ__

        I would go with Cutler/Foles as long as there isn’t any word of them benching Nick Sunday night (game might not matter for Eagles)

    • PS

      Considering starting cutler over brees. Have Carolina D plus Marshall. And my opponent has Jeffrey. What would you do?

      • __KJ__

        Yep, I would double up on Cutler/Marshall for this one. Bears need the win and have everything to play for

    • Tony

      Hey Kyle,

      Drew Brees or Jay Culter?

      Bobby Rainey or Jordan Todman

      T.Y. Hilton or Cordarelle Patterson or Andrew Caldwell?

      • __KJ__

        I think Cutler’s matchup is too good to ignore, I go with him over Brees this week

        Rainey at RB

        Hilton at WR, hope Luck can finally get him involved

    • minilanwin

      Current Roster
      QBs: D Brees, P Rivers
      Wrs:J Gordon, K Allen, P Garcon, R Cooper
      RBs: Z Stacy, C Ivory, S Vereen, S Jackson, B Rainey, J Todman, and Dennis Johnson
      TE: J Graham
      Def/ST: Seahawks
      K: S Gostkowski
      Need 2 WRs, 2 RBs and 1 flex
      Im thinking of starting 3 Wrs: Gordon, Allen and Garcon
      Brees said I should stick him? What do you think?
      Thanks!

      • __KJ__

        I agree, stick with Brees. I prefer to play the touches game, so I would probably start Dennis Johnson, but that is because I expect him to eclipse 20+ touches against DEN this week

    • Kristan

      Hi, I have Romo and Foles. Who would you start? How much concern should I have about Foles being benched? Thanks.

      • __KJ__

        I still haven’t heard any rumors of Foles being benched, so I would stick with him. I think regardless of the outcome, Chip Kelly will want to make sure his future QB finishes strong, but that is just my opinion. Plus, I dont really trust Romo in the winter months

    • __KJ__

      I still like Cutler this week, as the matchup is too good to ignore