Here are the fantasy football worthy passing options and how they did in Week 13.
Aaron Rodgers: 21/30 for 298 yards with 3 TD’s and 0 INT’s. Rodgers has been fantastic the last month or so and has forcefully put behind him some inconsistent weeks he had in October. Surely many fantasy football titles will be won this year with his name in the QB slot.
Kyle Orton: 9/28 for 117 yards with 0 TD’s and 0 INT’s. Orton was pathetic today and the shine has been wearing off big time the last month here. Right now Orton is only a matchup play in my book.
Matt Cassel: 17/31 for 196 yards with 1 TD and 0 INT. Cassel continues to play mistake free football and many dont realize just how efficient he has been this season. I admit I was wrong about the guy and his talent but I am still nervous about trusting him as your fantasy football starter.
Ryan Fitzpatrick: 15/25 for 198 yards with 1 TD and 1 INT. The shine is also starting to wear off some on Fitzpatrick which shouldn’t be a shock since he was playing a bit over his head there for awhile. Still he gives you at least one TD in every game which is more than you can saw about a lot of guys. The weather factor in Buffalo would steer me away from using him as your starter.
Jay Cutler: 21/26 for 234 yards with 1 TD and 0 INT’s. You cant expect the boatload of TD’s he supplied last week but Cutler is continuing with his steady play. He has the type of arm that can withstand the harsh winter elements he could be facing soon so dont worry about the guy.
Eli Manning: 15/25 for 161 yards with 0 TD’s and 0 INT’s. Manning has struggled in December in his career which makes me nervous about using him as your fantasy football playoff QB. Still he goes to a dome in Minnesota next week so dont avoid him there.
Drew Brees: 24/29 for 313 yards with 2 TD’s and 1 INT. Brees tossed his usual INT but the rest was great as usual. The passing offense in New Orleans has really gotten into sync lately and so those lucky enough to own the guy should feel secure going into the playoffs.
Philip Rivers: 23/39 for 230 yards with 1 TD and 1 INT. I was nervous about Rivers coming into the season but he has been a top three guy throughout. The weak defenses in the division are a help and so Rivers should be top notch in the playoffs.
Matt Ryan: 18/36 for 205 yards with 2 TD’s and 2 INT’s. Ragged game from Ryan here but he has been steady all season. He wont blow you away with numbers but the results are always there. Not yet elite in fantasy football but he is getting close.
Josh Freeman: 19/38 for 181 yards with 1 TD and 1 INT. Freeman is on his way to superstardom as he has made himself fantasy football relevant in his second season. Lots to like here and his stock will continue to shoot up at a rapid pace.
Peyton Manning: 36/48 for 365 yards with 2 TD’s and 4 INT’s. Manning has thrown 7 picks the last two weeks which is unbelievable but he is still great. The injuries to his receiving corp clearly are manifesting itself now but dont ever doubt the guy. He will deliver with the game on the line more than anyone else at his spot.