While watching film with Joe Theismann this week, he wondered what Aaron Rodgers’ completion percentage would be if you took dropped passes out the equation. Drops, throwaways, and spikes are all incompletions that a QB is usually not responsible for. What would happen if we took these out of the equation? The result was what we call a “True QBR” rating.
Posts Tagged ‘Philip Rivers’
I got a tweet from William B. on Monday night: “Why is the one day I bench Rivers, his best day of the season?” Because that’s fantasy football. And I should know, because I spent most of my time on Thursday’s edition of NFL Fantasy Live breaking up with Philip Rivers, ending our association for the season.
Apparently, that was the kick-start he needed to get things going.
With one more week of byes to endure, Jason Smith runs down the list of top 10 fantasy quarterbacks, including a veteran who continues to prove his elite status.
We’re halfway through the season and the usual suspects are still on pace to shatter Dan Marino‘s single-season passing record. Tom Brady, Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers all are in position to break the mark of 5,084 yards.
For this week’s quarterback rankings, there are no byes, remember. We’re skipping a week before they finish up in Week 11. That means you play all of the Holy Five: Rodgers, Brady, Vick, Brees, and Newton — regardless of matchup. This makes picking the next five best QBs extremely difficult because they’re all available. Here’s how I rank them six through 10 for Week 10.
Posted: Tuesday, November 8th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: First and 10, Aaron Rodgers, Al Davis, Chas Henry, Eli Manning, Joe Flacco, Mike Shanahan, New England Patriots, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, Philip Rivers, Roy Helu
If you missed the New York Giants’ Super Bowl flashback against the New England Patriots, or Sunday night’s stirring final drive by the Baltimore Ravens against the Pittsburgh Steelers, NFL Network’s got you covered with a special edition of “NFL Replay” Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET.
The guys have the latest on who to start and who to sit in Week 9 including what to do about Tim Tebow and Philip Rivers. In the second hour, they talk to Steve Wyche about DeMarco Murray’s fantasy value and why you need to pick up Joe McKnight if your running backs are letting you down.
Week 9 of the fantasy quarterback rankings sees a new name slip into the top five, while Ben Roethliberger makes the list despite a potentially difficult matchup.
Posted: Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: First and 10, Adam Rank, Cam Newton, Carson Palmer, Dave Dameshek, Elliot Harrison, Green Bay Packers, Jim Caldwell, Kim Kardashian, NFL Films, Oakland Raiders, Peyton Hillis, Philip Rivers, T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Tim Tebow, Tom Landry, Tony Romo
If you missed Monday’s night’s Halloween thriller in Kansas City, tune in to NFL Network Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET for an enhanced replay of the Chargers’ devastating overtime loss to the surging Chiefs.
Long-time readers of this space know that every Monday night game seems like Halloween to me. Although, I have to give some discredit to the Sunday night game for ruining my fantasy weeks, too including LeSean McCoy erasing my 29-point lead this week. But a funny thing happened to me this Monday — I actually won.
In this week’s quarterback rankings list, Philip Rivers falls out of the top five. Did Jason Smith see fit to leave him in the top 10?
Posted: Wednesday, October 26th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: First and 10, Antonio Cromartie, Baltimore Ravens, Bucky Brooks, Chris Johnson, Dave Dameshek, Elliot Harrison, John Harbaugh, Jonathan Vilma, Michael Fabiano, Mike Ditka, Peyton Hillis, Philip Rivers, Ray Rice, Terrell Owens, Terrell Suggs
The time has come to nominate your Pro Bowl players for 2012. Cast your vote for the AFC and NFC’s best players at each position.
Posted: Tuesday, October 25th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: First and 10, Baltimore Ravens, Christian Ponder, Jacksonville Jaguars, Jason La Canfora, Michael Lombardi, New York Jets, Philip Rivers, Terrell Owens, Terrell Suggs
Be sure to tune into NFL Network Tuesday afternoon as free agent wide receiver Terrell Owens drops by after his public workout intended to impress NFL scouts.
When the Bears host the Vikings on Sunday night, Jay Cutler won’t be the only quarterback twitching. If it seems as if Cutler is sacked more consistently than any other QB in the league, you’re right. The Bears passer has been taken down at least once in 27 straight games, the longest active streak in the league. But Donovan McNabb isn’t far behind, having been sacked in 20 straight games.
Posted: Wednesday, October 12th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: First and 10, Aaron Rodgers, Adrian Peterson, Al Davis, Albert Breer, Ben Roethlisberger, Benjarvus Green-Ellis, Dave Dameshek, Derrick Mason, frank gore, Fred Jackson, Houston Texanns, Houston Texans, LeBron James, Matt Cassel, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers
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