2012-13 NFL Playoffs: Wild Card Round Fantasy Quarterback Rankings

Ryan Lester@LestersLegendsSenior Writer IJanuary 1, 2013

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 30: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers looks to pass the ball under pressure from Jared Allen #69 and Chad Greenway #52 of the Minnesota Vikings during the second quarter of the game on December 30, 2012 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
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Here are the Lester’s Legends fantasy football quarterback rankings for the Wild Card Round.


1.  Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers

Rodgers threw for 4,295 yards and 39 touchdowns. He’s fresh off a 365-yard, four-touchdown performance against the Minnesota Vikings. Rodgers has 10 touchdown passes in the past three games and hasn’t thrown an interception since Week 13. He’s also the most seasoned quarterback playing in the Wild Card Round.


2. Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins

RGIII may not be seasoned, but he is amazing. He threw for 3,200 yards and 20 touchdowns with just five interceptions. He ran for 815 yards and seven more scores. The Seattle Seahawks present a difficult challenge, but I can’t bet against RGIII.


3.  Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts

Luck set the NFL rookie record with 4,374 passing yards. He threw 23 touchdown passes and added five scores on the ground. He faces a Baltimore Ravens defense that doesn’t have its usual bite.


4.  Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks

Wilson was the third impressive rookie who really picked up steam as the season went along. He finished with 3,118 yards, 26 touchdowns and just 10 interceptions. He added 489 yards and four scores on the ground. The Redskins rank 30th against the pass and were one of four teams to allow at least 31 passing scores. 


5.  Matt Schaub, Houston Texans

Schaub is capable of a big game, but often the running game does the damage. At home he has 13 touchdowns and four interceptions (nine TDs, eight INTs on the road).


6.  Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals

Dalton’s 26 touchdown passes are second to Rodgers’ 39 among Wild Card quarterbacks. Only 12 of them, along with 10 interceptions, came on the road (15 TDs, six INTs at home). That’s why I give Schaub the slight edge.


7.  Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens

Flacco is the least consistent of the Wild Card quarterbacks. He finished strong, throwing seven touchdowns in Weeks 14-16. That paid dividends for fantasy owners that had to rely on him. I’d look elsewhere in NFL Playoffs fantasy leagues.


8.  Christian Ponder, Minnesota Vikings

Ponder had an impressive game last week against the Packers, but this time he goes on the road. He had 119 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions the last time he faced the Pack in Lambeau.


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