Week 10 Fantasy Football Rankings: Breaking Down Top QB Matchups

Brandon AlisogluCorrespondent INovember 11, 2012

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 04: Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers at play against the New York Giants during their game at MetLife Stadium on November 4, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
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Having trouble picking which fantasy football quarterback to start? That's probably because you're making it too complicated.

Just check out who the opposing defense is, divide by 5.32, and then add the distance each city is from the equator.

Or check out these handy rankings.

Your choice.


5. Drew Brees vs. Atlanta Falcons 

 The Falcons have been doing most of their winning with offense, but the defense is not terrible either. They give up too many yards per attempt (7.5) though. However, that number is inflated because trailing teams are forced to throw deep. Additionally, it is more than offset by the interceptions (10) outnumbering the touchdowns allowed (eight).


4. Peyton Manning vs. Carolina Panthers

 The Panthers defense is an inconsistent unit. Carolina can get after the quarterback (24 sacks), but they don't grab many picks (six). Plus, the Panthers have given up 7.1 yards per toss and nine touchdowns. If Manning can get some protection, he'll do just fine.


3. Tom Brady vs. Buffalo Bills

 Prepare for another beatdown, Bills fans. The defense has been victimized by everyone, including Mark Sanchez. Do I even need to give you any numbers? Fine. Buffalo has given up 16 aerial touchdowns, and three of those were thrown by Sanchez!


2. Ben Roethlisberger vs. Kansas City Chiefs

 There's a reason why the Chiefs have one win. OK, there are many reasons, but work with me here. The defense is giving up 30 points per contest, which isn't surprising since they allow a league-worst 8.9 yards per pass attempt. Have fun, Ben!


1. Matt Ryan vs. New Orleans Saints

 Last week's performance aside, this might be the worst defense that any NFL has ever had. That's not hyperbole. That's fact. The Saints aren't doing much better than the Chiefs (8.7 yards per attempt) while giving up almost 300 yards per game. That's terrible.