Fantasy Football Week 16 Quarterback Rankings

Quarterback Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints is our #1 quarterback for Week 16(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)


It's the championship for many fantasy football leagues and unlike most years, it looks like it's safe to start whichever quarterback got you to the final game of your fantasy season. Some teams may eventually rest their starter if they get far enough ahead but if that's the case, I'm sure they would probably already have put up a bunch of points for your fantasy team.

Quarterback sleepers: Matt Ryan (Falcons) - Atlanta is playing for a playoff spot and even possibly the divison but they do need to beat New Orleans to have a hope. Ryan had an excellent game in Week 15 and I think he'll have an equally good game this week.

More sleepers follow the jump plus rankings of all 32 quarterbacks.

Mark Sanchez (Jets) - Another team playing for their chance to make the post-season is the Jets. If his receivers had not dropped some passes last week, Sanchez would have had a much better game. The Giants have given up yardage through the air this year, so I wouldn't be afraid to start Sanchez.

Rex Grossman (Redskins) - Grossman performed well enough to keep his starting job last week and beat the Giants. This week he gets a dream matchup and so will those who own him, as Washington faces the Vikings. Minnesota's pass defense is awful, as last week they gave up 400 yards and 5 touchdowns to Drew Brees in just over three quarters. Grossman is a high reward play this week.

Quarterbacks to avoid: Josh McCown (Bears) - McCown is not the answer for the Bears but right now they are grasping for anything. As a fantasy owner that should not be your attitude. Chicago faces Green Bay and the Packers are looking to bounce back strong and will be wanting to crush their rivals. McCown will probably pass for 120 yards and 2 interceptions.

Kellen Clemens (Rams) - Clemens is also facing a team that wants to bounce back from a terrible showing in the Steelers. It will be a long day for the Rams passing game. I see Clemens finishing the game with 150 yards and 2 interceptions.

Player Team Opp.
1. Drew Brees Saints Falcons
2. Tom Brady Patriots Dolphins
3. Cam Newton Panthers Buccaneers
4. Aaron Rodgers Packers Bears
5. Matthew Stafford Lions Chargers
6. Philip Rivers Chargers Lions
7. Matt Ryan Falcons Saints
8. Tony Romo Cowboys Eagles
9. Tim Tebow Broncos Bills
10. Rex Grossman Redskins Vikings
11. Michael Vick Eagles Cowboys
12. Mark Sanchez Jets Giants
13. Eli Manning Giants Jets
14. Matt Moore Dolphins Patriots
15. Ryan Fitzpatrick Bills Broncos
16. Ben Roethlisberger Steelers Rams
17. Josh Freeman Buccaneers Panthers
18. Carson Palmer Raiders Chiefs
19. Kyle Orton Chiefs Raiders
20. Joe Flacco Ravens Browns
21. Christian Ponder Vikings Redskins
22. John Skelton Cardinals Bengals
23. Matt Hasselbeck Titans Jaguars
24. Andy Dalton Bengals Cardinals
25. Dan Orlovsky Colts Texans
26. Tarvaris Jackson Seahawks 49ers
27. Seneca Wallace Browns Ravens
28. Jake Locker Titans Jaguars
29. T.J. Yates Texans Colts
30. Alex Smith 49ers Seahawks
31. Kevin Kolb Cardinals Bengals
32. Blaine Gabbert Jaguars Titans
33. Curtis Painter Colts Texans
34. Josh McCown Bears Packers
35. Caleb Hanie Bears Packers
36. Kellen Clemens Rams Steelers

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