*Any additional updates that are necessary will be posted no later than Saturday in the final Week 11 (2009) rankings.
1. Drew Brees (NO) – There really isn’t much to say here. You have one of the NFL’s most dangerous QB’s facing one of the NFL’s most fantasy friendly pass defenses. Brees should light up the Tampa Bay secondary all day and he is a must start fantasy option for this extremely favorable match up in week 11.
2. Peyton Manning (IND) – It wasn’t long ago that a match up against Baltimore would bring cause for serious concern, even for Peyton Manning owners, but this isn’t your old man’s Ravens and Peyton should handle them with ease. Sure, the Ravens rank a respectable 13th in the NFL in pass defense, but those numbers are a bit padded considering that they have already played the inept Browns twice and a Kansas City passing attack that was led by Brodie Croyle at the time. The fact is, that when the Ravens have faced a capable passing attack this season, they have failed miserably and they will face one of the best the NFL has to offer in week 11. Baltimore losing star LB Terrell Suggs with a knee injury should also help Manning’s cause in this match up. For what it’s worth, Manning threw for 271 yards, 3 TDs and 0 interceptions in a game against them last season.
3. Kurt Warner (ARI) – He can be a bit of a wild card, but Warner has been red hot in his last 2 games and a week 11 match up against the Rams holds promise galore. St. Louis ranks just 26th in the NFL in pass defense and only 3 teams give up more fantasy points to opposing QBs on a weekly basis. That should translate into yet another big week for Warner and the Cardinals high powered passing attack.