As fantasy championships and semi-finals week begins, here are the top ten fantasy football quarterbacks for NFL Week 16, along with some analysis and predictions for each:
1. Michael Vick: Vick went off last week accumulating 372 total yards and four touchdowns helping the Eagles erase a 21 point deficit to beat the Giants. This week, the Eagles are at home against the Vikings who gave up 40 points to the Bears last week, advantage Vick.
2. Drew Brees: Brees and Co. will square off against the Falcons this week on an excellent Monday Night Football finale. Last time the two teams met, Brees threw for 365 yards and three touchdowns. He should have similar success this week.
3. Phillip Rivers: Rivers past play in December alone makes him a threat this time of year, and in a must win game a gainst the three-win bengals, Rivers will have a great fantasy day.
4. Tom Brady: Brady's Bunch has been hitting all the right cylinders lately. In the past nine games, Brady has 21 touchdowns and no INT's. The Buffalo Bills should be no problem for the Pats this week.
5. Peyton Manning: The Colts need to win their last two games to guarantee winning the division. If Manning throws 323 or more yards this week, he will own the record for the most passing yards on the road in NFL history, With a lackluster run game, look for Manning to throw.
6. Aaron Rodgers: In a must win game for both the Packers and Giants, Rodgers will almost certainly be back in the starting lineup. Although the Giants D has played well all season, they gave up an overwhelming 439 yards to the Eagles last week.
7. Josh Freeman: Although the Bucs will most likely miss out on the playoffs, they have had a surprisingly nice season. Freeman should have a good fantasy week going against a Seahawks pass D that ranks fourth worst in the league.
8. John Kitna: It's no surprise that Kitna is getting the final two starts with Romo finally put on IR. Facing the Cardinals defense, whose defense rank 29th in PPG, is a gift for the Cowboys.
9. Rex Grossman: Grossman saved all hell breaking loose in Washington as he threw for 322 yards and four touchdowns, justifying the Shanahan's decision to start him. Looking comfortable in the Redskins pass system, expect Grossman to have another good week against Jacksonville.
10. Tim Tebow: Tebow had a very respectable debut last week, accounting for two touchdowns and no turnovers. He should have another good week going against Houston, the leagues worst pass defense.