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Quarterback Watch - Week 4
Scott Boyter
September 28, 2004
Top Ten Fantasy QB’s To Own Comment

1

IND

Peyton Manning

How can you not put him here after his Week 3 explosion? Beware, though – he faces Jacksonville twice in the next four weeks.

2

PHI

Donovan McNabb

McNabb has been otherworldly in three games, and goes up against Chicago’s battered secondary this week. Should put up unbelievable numbers yet again.

3

MIN

Daunte Culpepper

After Minnesota’s bye week, gets excellent matchups against the Saints and Texans.

4

NYJ

Chad Pennington

If you didn’t already realize how important he is, how much of a damaging effect did his bye week have on your team? Faces both Buffalo and Miami twice, plus New England and Baltimore, in next seven weeks.

5

NO

Aaron Brooks

Put up strong numbers for the second week in a row, and faces Arizona and Minnesota in the next three games. Expect continued success.

6

SEA

Matt Hasselbeck

Steady numbers became excellent against the hapless 49er secondary. Look for more of the same after the bye week against the Rams.

7

NE

Tom Brady

Tough matchups the next three weeks (at Buffalo, vs. Miami, vs. Seattle), so may drop off this list.

8

GB

Brett Favre

Surges back on this list after spectacular game against Indy. Should fare well in upcoming games against Giants and Lions.

9

ATL

Michael Vick

Made a mess out of Arizona game, but stays on list due to games against Lions, Chargers and Chiefs. Could be huge.

10

STL

Marc Bulger

Numbers are still excellent, but next four defenses ( Seattle, Tampa Bay, Miami, New England) should be brutal.

(Note – this listing considers the rankings of QB’s if a draft was held today)

Climbing Up The Ladder

Kerry Collins (OAK) – Collins now gets the keys to the Raider offense for at least six weeks due to Rich Gannon’s neck injury. In relief of Gannon against a still-tough Tampa Bay defense, Collins had 228 yards and a score. He has an exciting receiver corps to throw to, and defenses he can shred in Houston, Indy, New Orleans and San Diego. If you haven’t grabbed him by now, somebody has probably beaten you to him.

Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) – His numbers weren’t that impressive (163 yards and a touchdown), but he still played relatively well against the strong Miami defense – in a hurricane, no less. He could be an excellent bye week fill-in the next couple of games against Cleveland and Cincinnati, and is definitely worth consideration for your roster.

Kurt Warner (NYG) – He’s still sliding up after mixing in a rushing score to go along with 286 yards (and no interceptions) against Cleveland. You could probably do a lot worse than grabbing Warner off of the free agent pile, especially considering he has upcoming matchups with Green Bay, Detroit, Minnesota and Chicago.

Sliding Back

Trent Green (KC) – The Chiefs are in a free fall after losing to the Texans. Granted, Green did post excellent numbers against Houston (224 yards and three TDs), but his team is in turmoil and games against Baltimore and Jacksonville loom. Kansas City is on the edge of implosion, and if you keep Green in your starting lineup you run the risk of being hit by the shrapnel.

Chicago ’s offense (CHI) – Rex Grossman is out for the season with a ruptured ACL, so now Johnathan Quinn takes the helm. Good luck with all of that.

Josh McCown (ARZ) – Quit waiting for Anquan Bolding to come back – there will be no offense in the desert this season. Eject McCown’s dead weight from your roster immediately, if you haven’t already.