TheDC Fantasy Outsider Andy Hayes: Week 11

Welcome to the Fantasy Football Rankings for Week 11. Please feel free to contact us with any specific line-up questions or general thoughts on the rankings.


  1. Peyton Manning
  2. Aaron Rodgers
  3. Drew Brees
  4. Phillip Rivers
  5. Michael Vick
  6. Kyle Orton
  7. Tom Brady
  8. Troy Smith
  9. Jon Kitna
  10. Shaun Hill
  11. Eli Manning
  12. David Garrard
  13. Ben Roethlisberger
  14. Mark Sanchez
  15. Joe Flacco
  16. Carson Palmer
  17. Matt Cassel
  18. Vince Young
  19. Matt Ryan
  20. Sam Bradford
  21. Matt Schaub
  22. Ryan Fitzpatrick


  • Manning likes playing the Pats (5-1 in last 6 games facing Pats). Both powerful offenses should rack up yards against rather weak defenses.
  • I like Rodgers Sunday. I think he’ll get a fair amount of pressure against him, but I also expect the Pack’s running game to be mostly ineffective and Rodgers to be on a quiet mission to silence Favre talk perhaps one last time.
  • I like the Dallas/Detroit game for QBs. Both Hill and Kitna could be impressive.
  • Also expecting a shoot-out in San Diego. Both Den and SD are explosive and I can easily see the point total in this game drifting toward 60 or higher.
  • Don’t love Eli Manning without Steve Smith. Smith is a safe option for Eli and I think his absence last week actually affected Manning and the Giants. But Manning will have to throw this week as Philly will be charged up and ready to score some points.
  • I was tempted to put Garrard high up there considering his shocking #2 QB rating this year and recent good fantasy play. But Cleve’s defense is underrated and I can see this game turning into a brute running contest between Hillis and MJD.
  • From #14-20 – any one of these guys could go off and have bigger games than these rankings would suggest. With the possible exception of Ryan, all these guys have quality match-ups for chucking the ball.