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Fantasy Football Playoffs 2013 Update - Week 16 Picks - Top 10 quarterbacks

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The only certainty entering this fantasy football playoff weekend is Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos is the No. 1 quarterback in the NFL.

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Week #15 triggered a lot of changes in the ranking of the top 10 quarterbacks. For example, Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints enters a critical week 16 game against Carolina as the No. 4 quarterback. Brees dropped two spots from No. 2 after he threw one touchdown pass and two interceptions in a 27-16 loss to St. Louis in a week 15 road game.

Some quarterbacks like Carolina’s Cam Newton, Tony Romo of the Cowboys and the Steelers’ Ben Roethlisberger fell just a point or two short of making this list, while Detroit’s Matthew Stafford and Andrew Luck of Indianapolis took a hard tumble to the middle of the QB pack.

The five quarterbacks who are on the rise and were added to the list include Andy Dalton of Cincinnati, the 49ers’ Colin Kaepernick, Jay Cutler of the Bears, Tennessee’s Ryan Fitzpatrick and Ryan Tannehill of the Dolphins.

The top 10 list provided by the Michigan Gnome and me gives you the player's name and NFL team, projected fantasy football production in week 16 and whether the quarterback has been "rising", "on par" or "falling" in the last four games.

  1. Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos (30 fantasy football points, on par)
  2. Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals (23 points, rising)
  3. Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles (22.5, on par)
  4. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints (22, falling)
  5. Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers (22, rising)
  6. Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers (21.5, rising)
  7. Jay Cutler, Chicago Bears (21, rising)
  8. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks (20.5, on par)
  9. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Tennessee Titans (20.5, rising)
  10. Ryan Tannehill, Miami Dolphins (20, rising)

Feel free to share your feedback, insights, suggestions or questions by commenting on this article, tweeting me @denimartin, or by sending an email to deni-martin@att.net.

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