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Week 4 Quarterback Rankings

Can we trust Cousins to be a top-tier QB this week? After the beating he took in Washington, can Foles stay in one piece in San Francisco? Has Eli shown enough improvement to consider starting? How will the two rookies fare when getting their first starts this week? Get your answers to these questions and more - including how to navigate through this brutal bye week - as Brad Duffendack ranks the quarterbacks for week 4.

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No matter what your record is heading into this week, this is when your fantasy football prowess is truly tested. Anyone can dominate after picking Peyton Manning, Marshawn Lynch, or Giovani Bernard. But what happens when those players are forced out of your lineup? If you hope to make the playoffs in your league, you must have the ability to continue to put together a competitive roster as you navigate through these coming bye weeks.

There are many options available at the quarterback position that could be available on your waiver wire and will be able to contribute enough to help make up for losing a Peyton Manning, Russell Wilson. or even Andy Dalton.

Kirk Cousins stepped in for the injured Robert Griffin and finished as the #2 quarterback last week and faces a not so imposing matchup against the Giants on Thursday. Blake Bortles, Mike Glennon, and Teddy Bridgewater will all take over as the new starters for their respective teams this week and each could end up being nice desperation plays.

If you are like the Dolphins and can't decide who to play at the quarterback position this week, hopefully these rankings will be of some assistance. Simply play the highest ranked player and you are well on your way to getting through this first major bye week.


Player Team Opponent
1 Drew Brees New Orleans Saints @ Cowboys
2 Phillip Rivers San Diego Chargers vs Jaguars
3 Kirk Cousins Washington Redskins vs Giants
4 Colin Kaepernick San Francisco 49ers vs Eagles
5 Jay Cutler Chicago Bears vs Packers
6 Matthew Stafford Detroit Lions @ Jets
7 Nick Foles Philadelphia Eagles @ 49ers
8 Andrew Luck Indianapolis Colts vs Titans
9 Aaron Rodgers Green Bay Packers @ Bears
10 Matt Ryan Atlanta Falcons @ Vikings
11 Tony Romo Dallas Cowboys vs Saints
12 Eli Manning New York Giants @ Redskins
13 Ben Roethlisberger Pittsburgh Steelers vs Buccaneers
14 Cam Newton Carolina Panthers @ Ravens
15 Tom Brady New England Patriots @ Chiefs
16 Joe Flacco Baltimore Ravens vs Panthers
17 Jake Locker Tennessee Titans @ Colts
18 Blake Bortles Jacksonville Jaguars @ Chargers
19 Alex Smith Kansas City Chiefs vs Patriots
20 Ryan Tannehill Miami Dolphins @ Raiders
21 Teddy Bridgewater Minnesota Vikings vs Falcons
22 Mike Glennon Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Steelers
23 Geno Smith New York Jets vs Lions
24 Ryan Fitzpatrick Houston Texans vs Bills
25 Derek Carr Oakland Raiders vs Dolphins
26 E.J. Manuel Buffalo Bills @ Texans

Quarterbacks on Bye: Peyton Manning, Russell Wilson, Andy Dalton, Carson Palmer, Brian Hoyer, Austin Davis