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Fantasy football rankings: Quarterbacks in Week 4

Who’s up? Who’s Down?

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Last week we saw the top quarterbacks on the list continue to make plays. Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady both earned big points for fantasy teams when it mattered most. They will continue to be the top 2 quarterbacks on my list as long as they are healthy and not on bye.

Our biggest mover this week is Brian Hoyer who was throwing darts all over an above average Los Angeles Rams defense last Thursday night. His rise and Mike Glennon’s drop are more a result of the Chicago Bears running back dependence than anything else.

The other biggest mover on the list this week is Kirk Cousins. He and Derek Carr have swapped places. The Sunday night game between their respective teams was very telling and at times I was wondering if I was watching David Carr play for the silver & black. Cousins looks like he may have found some rhythm with his new receivers finally and can only improve if he gets a healthy Jordan Reed.

Week 5 Quarterback Rankings

Rank Name Opponent Change
Rank Name Opponent Change
1 Aaron Rodgers @ Dallas -
2 Tom Brady @ Tampa Bay -
3 Cam Newton @ Detroit ↑ 2
4 Jameis Winston vs. New England ↑ 4
5 Russell Wilson @ LA Rams ↑ 6
6 Ben Roethlisberger vs. Jacksonville ↑ 3
7 Dak Prescott vs. Green Bay ↑ 8
8 Marcus Mariota @ Miami ↓2
9 Phillip Rivers @ NY Giants ↑ 3
10 Alex Smith @ Houston ↑ 7
11 Eli Manning vs. LA Chargers ↑ 3
12 Matthew Stafford vs. Carolina ↑ 1
13 Carson Wentz vs. Arizona ↑ 3
14 Carson Palmer @ Philadelphia ↑ 4
15 Tyrod Taylor @ Cincinnati ↑ 4
16 Sam Bradford @ Chicago ↑ 4
17 EJ Manuel vs. Baltimore -
18 Andy Dalton vs. Buffalo ↑ 5
19 Jared Goff vs. Seattle ↑ 3
20 Deshaun Watson vs. Kansas City ↑ 8
21 Joe Flacco @ Oakland ↑ 4
22 Brian Hoyer @ Indianapolis ↑ 4
23 Josh McCown @ Cleveland ↑ 4
24 Jay Cutler vs. Tennessee -
25 Blake Bortles @ Pittsburgh ↑ 4
26 Jacoby Brissett vs. San Francisco ↑ 5
27 Deshaun Kizer vs. NY Jets ↑ 4
28 Mitchell Trubisky vs. Minnesota -

Please stay tuned for Week 5. The rankings will shuffle a little bit with our first set of bye weeks. As always please comment below with any questions or comments.