| Top Ten Fantasy QB’s to own
|| Donovan McNabb
|| Maybe Daunte Culpepper needs to develop a sports hernia. McNabb keeps putting up huge numbers while being hurt, and they shouldn’t get any smaller against the Cowboys.
|| Marc Bulger
|| He throws too many interceptions, but numbers like he put up against the Giants will win a lot of fantasy games. Look for another strong performance at home against the Seahawks.
|| Carson Palmer
|| Palmer had an “off” day and still threw for 276 yards and a TD. Has a tough matchup against Jacksonville on Sunday night, however.
|| Peyton Manning
|| Finally showed a pulse with four TDs against the Titans, and has a fantastic matchup against the defensively-challenged 49ers. If Josh McCown could go for 385 and two scores against San Francisco, imagine what Manning can do.
|| Eli Manning
|| No. 5 with a bullet after torching the Rams. We’ll see what the bye week does to his momentum, but he’s done enough through four games (985 yards, 9 TD, 2 INT) to warrant this lofty spot.
|| Kerry Collins
|| A surprisingly conservative game plan against the porous Cowboy secondary kept Collins’ numbers low. After a bye week, he should be involved in a shootout against the Chargers.
|| Jake Delhomme
|| Solid but unspectacular on Monday night against a weak Packer defense. Spread the ball around well as Green Bay took away Steve Smith. Gets another crack at a suspect secondary as he travels to Arizona this week.
|| Tom Brady
|| A pretty pedestrian day with 224 yards, a pick and a TD against San Diego. If the Patriot defense keeps getting torched, Brady may have to air it out a lot more. Of course, there’s also a huge risk that Bill Belichick will get ultra-conservative and feed Corey Dillon a lot more.
|| Drew Brees
|| The Chargers may have had their breakthrough game in routing the Patriots, and Brees played a huge part with 248 yards and two scores. Pittsburgh looms next Monday, but the feeling here is Brees will have another big game.
|| Matt Hasselbeck
|| Didn’t have great stats against the Redskins (242 yards, 1 TD), but his numbers were fairly impressive considering the caliber of defense he faced. He must be licking his chops when he looks at his next foe, the Ram D.
(Note – this listing considers the rankings of QB’s if a draft was held today)
Climbing Up The Ladder
Josh McCown (AZ) – This could be his one and only mention this season, but his huge numbers against San Francisco warrant a back slap. He should get at least one more start in place of Kurt Warner.
Brian Griese (TB) – Griese was able to withstand the loss of Cadillac Williams by putting up 302 yards and 2 TD against the Lions. Teams like to run against his next opponent, the Jets, so his numbers might not be as big.
Brett Favre (GB) – Favre almost pulled off some Monday night magic against the Panthers, but still ended up with astounding totals (303 yards, 4 TDs).
With games against the Saints and Vikings sandwiched around a bye, Favre should deliver his owners some more explosive performances.
Daunte Culpepper (MIN) – So much for that one-week revival. Luckily for everyone the Vikings don’t play in Week 5.
Drew Bledsoe (DAL) – Bledsoe was hamstrung by a conservative game plan against the Raiders, and will have to face the Eagle blitz on Sunday. That doesn’t bode well for his stat line.
Michael Vick (ATL) – After a torrid start against the Vikings, Vick hurt his knee in the second quarter and didn’t return. Early indications were he’d be able to play at home against the banged-up Patriots, but no quarterback in the league relies on his legs as much as No. 7.