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Each week, on Tuesdays, the “So-Called” staff’s Week 9 Rankings are posted, compiling the individual rankings of five different Fantasy Football writers, including myself, Jack Delaney, Joe Bond, Sarah Lewis and Graham Briggs. This article is my reaction to the entire group’s Week 9 quarterback rankings.

The way this works is I discuss a couple quarterbacks that I like a little better than they do this week, and then I gripe about a couple quarterbacks that they have ranked a little higher than I do!

Several members of our staff do these same “Rankings Reactions” articles, but with deeper looks into the group rankings at the other positions. We think you get the overall perspective, mixed with a personal touch for each position.

With SIX quarterbacks on byes this week, including Carson Palmer and Russell Wilson, these Week 9 quarterback rankings are thinner than ever!

We also want to remind you to use the “My Playbook” application that connects with all of your Fantasy teams, giving you instant analysis no matter where your league is hosted. This analysis includes, start/sit advice, the best waiver wire pickups and more. It really is a fantastic app!


Quarterback Week 9 Rankings Reaction

This is where I look at some of the interesting spots some players ended up getting ranked, with an explanation as to why I like or dislike that player compared to my ranking ranking.


Who I Like More

Andrew Luck, Indianapolis vs. Denver

The Broncos are the toughest defense a quarterback can face this season, and Luck is on pace to throw over 25 interceptions. But ranking him outside the top 12 is tantamount to saying – there are 12 quarterbacks worth starting ahead of one of the best QBs of this decade. In a six-team bye week!?!


Derek Carr, Oakland Raiders at Pittsburgh

The top rookie quarterback from last season has thrown seven touchdown passes (and no interceptions) in his past two games. The Steelers aren’t really good or bad against the pass, but for some reason, Bond and I are the only ones ranking him inside the top 10.


Who I Like Less

Jay Cutler, Chicago at San Diego

I’m the only ranker that has Cutler outside of the top 12 this week, even though he’s going up against the Chargers on Monday night. Yet, he has just two games with more than one touchdown pass, he lost his starting tailback (a great pass catcher, mind you) for the season and the Chargers rank in the middle of the pack against QBs.


Philip Rivers, San Diego vs. Chicago

I’m not saying I hate Rivers this week, but everyone else has him ranked second or higher this week. I have him outside of the top five because he lost Keenan Allen for the season, and Antonio Gates is just a week away from a knee injury.


Don’t forget to check out our other position rankings reactions when they’re published! Good luck in the dreaded six-team bye week!

Hopefully, our Week 9 Quarterback Rankings Reaction article helped you make some good decisions for your lineups!

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David Gonos

David Gonos has been writing about Fantasy Sports online since 2000 – and playing Fantasy Sports since 1989. He has drafted both Curt Warner and Kurt Warner, along with Big Unit and Big Papi. A veteran of hundreds of drafts in the past 15 years alone, Gonos is closely acquainted with sleepers, breakouts and busts – as he has drafted many of all three. He was a Senior Fantasy Writer for for five years, and he has been columnist on and, while also getting published on,, and
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