TheDC Fantasy Outsider Andy Hayes: Week 12


  1. Peyton Manning
  2. Phillip Rivers
  3. Kyle Orton
  4. Joe Flacco
  5. Eli Manning
  6. Aaron Rodgers
  7. Matt Schaub
  8. Brett Favre
  9. Ben Roethlisberger
  10. Michael Vick
  11. Matt Ryan
  12. Jay Cutler
  13. Troy Smith
  14. Matt Hasselbeck
  15. Josh Freeman
  16. Donovan McNabb
  17. Ryan Fitzpatrick
  18. David Garrard
  19. Sam Bradford
  20. Matt Cassel
  21. Rusty Smith


  • Shootout in Indy this Sunday – both QBs could have monster stats.
  • Balt may need a more creative offensive game plan this week to get around TB’s defense. TB is better than most are willing to admit at this point and they’ll come to play. Flacco will chuck it around a fair amount.
  • Eli is due for a big game. Kevin Gilbride will likely open it up in part to help Eli gain a measure of redemption after costing the NYG a good chance at victory last week.
  • Lots will question putting Favre this high. Two main reasons I did this. This will suddenly be a different Vikings team with a new coach the players respect but also, for Wash, it will be much harder to defend the pass without Landry at safety.
  • Cutler will eventually win a game for Chicago and I have a feeling this will be the one.
  • Troy Smith knows that his performance Monday night is critical for keeping his starting job – but also perhaps because he may yet be auditioning for future jobs. He’ll deliver…unlike last week.
  • One guy who could surprise is Ryan Fitzpatrick. Really tough to gauge as he either scores a ton of fantasy points or hardly any. But my guess is Pitt won’t let Fred Jackson do much of anything on the ground and when forced to throw, Fitzpatrick has had some big days.