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

Rank Team Player Week 16 Opponent
1 DEN Peyton Manning @HOU
2 PHI Nick Foles CHI
3 CHI Jay Cutler @PHI
4 NO Drew Brees @CAR
5 SD Philip Rivers OAK
6 DET Matthew Stafford NYG
7 CAR Cam Newton NO
8 PIT Ben Roethlisberger @GB
9 KC Alex Smith IND
10 DAL Tony Romo @WSH
11 NE Tom Brady @BAL
12 CIN Andy Dalton MIN
13 WAS Kirk Cousins DAL
14 SF Colin Kaepernick ATL
15 SEA Russell Wilson ARI
16 IND Andrew Luck @KC
17 MIN Matt Cassel @CIN
18 CLE Jason Campbell @NYJ
19 TEN Ryan Fitzpatrick @JAC
20 BAL Joe Flacco NE
21 MIA Ryan Tannehill @BUF
22 ATL Matt Ryan @SF
23 NYG Eli Manning @DET
24 ARI Carson Palmer @SEA
INJ GB Aaron Rodgers PIT


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.


  1. Mike Costanzo

    December 18, 2013 at 00:35

    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__

      December 18, 2013 at 13:12

      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

  2. Anonymous

    December 18, 2013 at 08:31

    Romo or Brady this week for the championship game ?

    • __KJ__

      December 18, 2013 at 13:13

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

  3. Tim W

    December 18, 2013 at 22:57

    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….

  4. Tim W

    December 18, 2013 at 23:00

    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__

      December 19, 2013 at 00:20

      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

        December 19, 2013 at 01:35

        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__

          December 19, 2013 at 02:17

          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

            December 19, 2013 at 09:27

            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

          December 20, 2013 at 11:02

          Who would you start for the last week –

          Rivers or Foles

          • __KJ__

            December 20, 2013 at 15:30

            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

  5. Robert

    December 19, 2013 at 11:48

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

    • __KJ__

      December 20, 2013 at 15:29

      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)

  6. PS

    December 20, 2013 at 00:50

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

    • __KJ__

      December 20, 2013 at 15:30

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

  7. Tony

    December 20, 2013 at 15:14

    Hey Kyle,

    Drew Brees or Jay Culter?

    Bobby Rainey or Jordan Todman

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

    • __KJ__

      December 21, 2013 at 11:58

      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

  8. minilanwin

    December 21, 2013 at 22:36

    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?

    • __KJ__

      December 22, 2013 at 04:41

      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

  9. Kristan

    December 21, 2013 at 22:50

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

    • __KJ__

      December 22, 2013 at 04:42

      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

  10. __KJ__

    December 22, 2013 at 04:38

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

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