Week 8 - QB

The elite three quarterbacks -- Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, and Aaron Rodgers -- are joined in tier 1 this week by Matthew Stafford (vs DAL, 3rd for QB’s) and Robert Griffin III (vs DEN, 1st for QB’s). A healthy Megatron elevates Stafford, and rookie tight end Jordan Reed should help RG3.

The tier 2 quarterbacks this week are the ones we are familiar with in this tier -- Romo, Newton, Vick, Wilson, Kaepernick, Ryan, and Brady.

To explain the drop off to tier 3: Eli Manning has a good matchup (vs PHI, 6th for QB’s), but he looked terrible last week with only 200 yards, one touchdown, and three near-interceptions.  Terrelle Pryor has been fairly consistent, but faces PIT (29th for QB’s).  Andy Dalton is coming off two back to back great weeks with 300+ yards, but faces NYJ (18th for QB’s).

Tier 1: Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers, Matthew Stafford, Robert Griffin III
Tier 2: Tony Romo, Cam Newton, Michael Vick, Russell Wilson, Colin Kaepernick, Matt Ryan, Tom Brady
Tier 3: Eli Manning, Terrelle Pryor, Andy Dalton, Ben Roethlisberger, Alex Smith, Carson Palmer, Ryan Tannehill, Geno Smith
Tier 4: Mike Glennon, Thaddeus Lewis, Josh Freeman, Chad Henne, Christian Ponder, Nick Foles, Jason Campbell, Kellen Clemens, Brandon Weeden