#UK POWER RANKINGS: Where all 32 NFL starting quarterbacks stand entering Week 13


Cam Newton

The NFL season is now 12 weeks old, and Cam Newton and Alex Smith are moving up, while Kirk Cousins and Drew Brees are not.

Using one advanced stat and two metrics from fantasy football, we came up with a formula to rank all 32 NFL starting quarterbacks.

The formula uses Football Outsiders’ DYAR metric (looks at a quarterback’s overall effectiveness), FanDuel’s average fantasy points per game, and the percentage of teams that own each quarterback in ESPN’s Fantasy Football game (think of this as a job-approval rating, an indication of how fans think of each quarterback’s potential moving forward).

Here is how the 32 starters are ranked heading into Week 13.

1. Tom Brady, New England Patriots

Last week: 3

Team record: 10-1

DYAR rank: 1

Avg. fantasy points per game (rank): 1

ESPN Fantasy Owned: 99.6%

One thing to know: The Patriots lost their first game of the season in Denver and Brady described his feeling as “pretty pissed off,” referring to some of the calls and non-calls in the fourth quarter and overtime as well as the injury to Rob Gronkowski. 

2. Carson Palmer, Arizona Cardinals

Last week: 1

Team record: 9-2

DYAR rank: 2

Avg. fantasy points per game (rank): 3

ESPN Fantasy Owned: 96.4%

One thing to know: Palmer will be without running back Chris Johnson for the foreseeable future as the NFL’s fourth-leading rusher has a broken tibia in his leg. He may return this season.

3. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers

Last week: 2

Team record: 7-4

DYAR rank: 5

Avg. fantasy points per game (rank): 4

ESPN Fantasy Owned: 99.9%

One thing to know: For the second-straight week, Rodgers barely cracked 200-yards passing, this time racking up just 202 in the loss to the Bears on Thanksgiving. 

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