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.
|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|