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Fantasy football rankings, Week 9: Quarterbacks

The SB Nation fantasy staff ranks the top quarterbacks in fantasy football for Week 9.

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After seeing 522 yards and six touchdowns in Week 8, it's safe to say that fantasy owners saw the top performance of the season when Ben Roethlisberger put on a clinic vs. the Indianapolis Colts.

His 44-point performance netted Roethlisberger a point total that hadn't been seen since Peyton Manning and Nick Foles lit up their respective scoreboards for seven touchdowns in one game during their 2013 campaigns. Roethlisberger ultimately fell five points short of Michael Vick's record of 49 fantasy points, which he netted vs. Washington in 2010.

The performance came as a surprise because viewers thought they had already seen the top performance in the early slate of games, when Tom Brady threw for five touchdowns and 354 yards versus the Chicago Bears. Since drawing criticism of declining play after a horrendous prime-time game versus the Kansas City Chiefs, the veteran signal caller has 14 touchdowns and zero interceptions over his last four games.

There isn't likely another five-touchdown performance waiting in the wings for Week 9, but there are several matchups to like. Here's how the SB Nation fantasy staff ranks the quarterbacks.

Quarterback rankings, Week 9

(DK: Daniel Kelley; DC: Dan Ciarrocchi; JD: John Daigle; SK: Scott Kaliska)

Rank Consensus Team Opponent DK DC JD SK
1 Peyton Manning DEN @NE 1 1 1 1
2 Andrew Luck IND @NYG 2 2 2 2
3 Tom Brady NE DEN 3 4 9 3
4 Drew Brees NO @CAR 4 3 8 4
5 Philip Rivers SD @MIA 5 6 3 6
6 Colin Kaepernick SF STL 7 8 7 8
7 Nick Foles PHI @HOU 10 9 4 10
8 Russell Wilson SEA OAK 6 5 17 5
9 Cam Newton CAR NO 12 7 6 9
10 Carson Palmer ARI @DAL 9 12 5 11
11 Tony Romo DAL ARI 8 11 19 7
12 Ben Roethlisberger PIT BAL 13 10 13 12
13 Eli Manning NYG IND 11 16 10 16
14 Ryan Tannehill MIA SD 17 14 11 15
15 Alex Smith KAN NYJ 15 13 18 14
16 Andy Dalton CIN JAC 14 15 20 13
17 Joe Flacco BAL @PIT 16 17 16 17
18 Teddy Bridgewater MIN WAS 24 18 12 18
19 Ryan Fitzpatrick HOU PHI 25 21 14 20
20 Colt McCoy WAS @MIN 20 22 15 25
21 Brian Hoyer CLE TAM 18 20 23 21
22 Michael Vick NYJ @KAN 23 19 22 19
23 Mike Glennon TAM @CLE 19 25 24 22
24 Austin Davis STL @SF 22 23 -- 23
25 Blake Bortles JAC @CIN -- 24 21 24
-- Derek Carr OAK @SEA 21 -- 25 --