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September 24, 2008

Fantasy Football Week 4 Quarterback Rankings

1. Jay Cutler (DEN) – Week 4 should provide Cutler with a dream fantasy match up at Kansas City. While the Chiefs pass defense looks great on paper, they have yet to face a legitimate QB through the first 3 weeks (Cassel, Russell, & Ryan). In addition, Kansas City may be forced to start two rookie CB’s if veteran Patrick Surtain is unable to play again this week. Cutler threw for 244 yards, 4TD’s, and 0 interceptions in his last game against the Chiefs in’07. We expect Cutler to dominate this match up in week 4.

2. Tony Romo (DAL) – He is coming off of a lack luster week 3 by Romo standards, but he should bounce back in week 4 despite another difficult match up. While Romo had mixed results against the Redskins in two games last season, we expect him to get the better of them this time around. We find it hard to imagine that Terrell Owens will struggle in back to back weeks, and the game is in Dallas where Romo torched the Skins in ’07. The Washington pass defense has been solid to this point, but Romo has the weapons to give him the edge in week 4.

3. Drew Brees (NO) – Despite only throwing 1 TD pass in week 3, Brees had an otherwise stellar fantasy outing throwing for 421 yards and no interceptions. He will face an underrated and very efficient 49ers pass defense in week 4 that has only allowed 2 passing TD’s while accumulating 4 interceptions in their first 3 games. The San Francisco defense could prove to be a challenge, especially with Colston and Shockey both out for the Saints in week 4, but Brees should come out on top in this match up. He threw for 336 yards, 4 TD’s, and no interceptions against the 49ers last season.

4. Kurt Warner (ARI) – While he saw a bit of a drop off in week 3 against Washington, Warner remains one of the better starting fantasy QB’s, throwing for 6 TD’s and only 1 interception in 3 games this season. He will face a very mediocre Jets pass defense in week 4 that allowed 3 passing TD’s against San Diego last week. You probably shouldn’t expect a monster game from Warner this week, but it is not out of the question. Warner is a must start.

5. Aaron Rodgers (GB) – He wasn’t spectacular in week 3 against the Cowboys, but Rodgers was efficient and he held his own for the most part. Week 4 will provide Rodgers with his first “real” road test as he heads to Tampa Bay to face a solid Buccaneers pass defense. The Bucs defense does not look great on paper to this point, but they do have 5 interceptions in their first 3 games, and they are probably better than their stats would indicate. Regardless, Rodgers still has the edge in week 4, but he will likely throw his first interception of the season.


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