Aren’t QB rankings just the easiest thing to do these days? I mean, as I filled out my Week 3 rankings to go along with our SCFE Staff’s Week 3 Quarterbacks rankings, I realized how even crappy quarterbacks like Johnny Manziel and Nick Foles are putting together good weeks.
But I’m assigned with writing a Week 3 Quarterbacks reactions piece, which should be relatively easy once again. We take deeper looks into the group rankings at each position, sharing players we individually like more and some we like a little less – and why. We like to think you’ll get a good overall perspective, mixed with a personal touch for each position.
One thing I like to do is check with Vegas to see which games they believe are set for high-scoring affairs. In Week 1, there were eight games that went over the 48-point mark (which is what I’d consider a high-scoring game). In Week 2, however, we had half that amount, with just four games going over 48.
What’s really interesting is that we actually had all four games go 55 points or more – with two eclipsing the 70-point mark!
Get ready for a huge letdown in Week 3, however, as there are ZERO games expected to go over 50 points, and just one game (Kansas at Green Bay (49) on Monday night) with an over/under at or above 48 points.
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Week 3 Quarterbacks Rankings Reaction
Here, I detail 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 our staff ranking.
Who I Like More
Tyrod Taylor, Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins
Sure, it took him a while to get on track against the Patriots in Week 2, but he finished with three touchdown passes and he rushed for over 40 yards for the second straight game. The Dolphins pass defense hasn’t been all that amazing just yet, and I think Taylor will get flushed out of the pocket a few times by that Miami D-line, led by NT Ndamukong Suh.
Also, the trade of Matt Cassel to Dallas shows a ton of faith the Bills have in Taylor.
Per PFF, QB leaders in accuracy percentage: 1) Philip Rivers- 91% 2) Aaron Rodgers- 84.3% 3) Tyrod Taylor- 81.3%
— Adam Pfeifer (@APfeifer24) September 23, 2015
Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons at Dallas Cowboys
Look at it this way – the Falcons might not have RB Tevin Coleman (broken rib), Ryan discovered he has a decent third wide receiver in Leonard Hankerson, and the Cowboys will probably attack through the air, also.
Who I Like Less
Drew Brees, New Orleans at Carolina Panthers
The guy has a bad shoulder and might not even play in this game, which means we might get to see Luke McCown do something more than chat in a Verizon commercial. Even if Brees does play, no team is allowing fewer yards per pass attempt than the Panthers’ 4.4.
Most turnovers since start of 2014 season: • Andrew Luck: 28 • Jay Cutler: 26 • Philip Rivers: 24 • Drew Brees: 22
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 22, 2015
Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers at St. Louis Rams
This is the first game back for Le’Veon Bell, plus the Steelers found out they have a second rushing weapon in DeAngelo Williams. The Rams are averaging just one passing touchdown allowed per game, and they’re second in the NFL with eight sacks after two games.
Don’t forget to check out our other position rankings reactions:
- Running Backs Rankings Reactions
- Wide Receivers Rankings Reactions
- Tight Ends Rankings Reactions
Good luck in your second Fantasy Football game of the season! Hopefully, our Week 3 Quarterbacks Rankings Reaction article helped you make some good decisions for your lineups!
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