Week Three QB rankings

Pat Fitzmaurice
Pro Football Weekly
Week 12 QB rankings

Updated Saturday, Sept. 22 at 11:42 a.m. ET

Byes: none

Here are PFW's Week Three QB rankings:

  1. Robert Griffin III, Redskins vs. Bengals
  2. Aaron Rodgers, Packers at Seahawks
  3. Tony Romo, Cowboys vs. Buccaneers
  4. Drew Brees, Saints vs. Chiefs
  5. Cam Newton, Panthers vs. Giants
  6. Eli Manning, Giants at Panthers
  7. Matt Ryan, Falcons at Chargers
  8. Matthew Stafford, Lions at Titans
  9. Tom Brady, Patriots at Ravens
  10. Michael Vick, Eagles at Cardinals
  11. Philip Rivers, Chargers vs. Falcons
  12. Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers at Raiders
  13. Jay Cutler, Bears vs. Rams
  14. Peyton Manning, Broncos vs. Texans
  15. Andy Dalton, Bengals at Redskins
  16. Alex Smith, 49ers at Vikings
  17. Andrew Luck, Colts vs. Jaguars
  18. Joe Flacco, Ravens vs. Patriots
  19. Matt Schaub, Texans at Broncos
  20. Carson Palmer, Raiders vs. Steelers
  21. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bills at Browns
  22. Matt Cassel, Chiefs at Saints
  23. Sam Bradford, Rams at Bears
  24. Russell Wilson, Seahawks vs. Cowboys
  25. Christian Ponder, Vikings vs. 49ers
  26. Josh Freeman, Buccaneers at Cowboys
  27. Jake Locker, Titans vs. Lions
  28. Brandon Weeden, Browns vs. Bills
  29. Blaine Gabbert, Jaguars at Colts          
  30. Mark Sanchez, Jets at Dolphins
  31. Ryan Tannehill, Dolphins vs. Jets
  32. Kevin Kolb, Cardinals vs. Eagles

Not listed: John Skelton, Cardinals

The above player rankings are based on expectations for this week only, not for the entire season, taking into account this week's specific matchups and injuries. The initial rankings are compiled before the release of the NFL's early injury report and are updated Thursday to reflect the status of each player.

We base our rankings on the following scoring system: For skill-position players, one point for every 10 rushing/receiving yards, one point for every 30 passing yards, six points for a TD run or catch, four points for a TD pass, two points for a two-point conversion run or catch, two points for a two-point conversion pass. For kickers, three points for FGs of 18-39 yards, four points for FGs of 40-49 yards, and five points for FGs of 50-plus yards. Defensive rankings are based primarily on points allowed, yardage allowed and sack potential.

Glossary of notations

INJ — player has an injury that may affect productivity or availability.
ILL — player has an illness that may affect productivity or availability.
UP — player was moved up on draft board after original posting.
DOWN — player was moved down on draft board after original posting.
Not listed — player is temporarily sidelined due to injury or suspension but otherwise would be ranked.
ACTIVE — on game day, player has been designated active (posted shortly before kickoff, when available).
INACTIVE — on game day, player has been designated inactive (posted shortly before kickoff, when available).

Players and/or notations added after the original posting are shown in boldface.

Note: Remember to check back for late-week and weekend updates, as well as game inactives (when available) in the 90 minutes preceding the 1 p.m. Sunday kickoffs.