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Week 16 Player Fantasy Rankings - Quarterbacks

By Jesse Pantuosco, Fantasy Sports Writer

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network.com) - Miami doesn't always beat New England. But when they do, fantasy owners tend to take notice.

Peyton Manning couldn't do it. Neither could Drew Brees. But somehow, 25-year- old Texas A&M product Ryan Tannehill was able to out-duel Tom Brady. And he did it with relative ease.

Tannehill's three-touchdown effort Sunday against the Pats took most fantasy owners by surprise. Unless, of course, you saw him play the week before when he beat up Pittsburgh for three touchdowns at a snowy Heinz Field.

Suddenly, the 8-6 Dolphins are in the hunt for a division title. And even if they fall short of that (New England can clinch the AFC East with a win in Baltimore this week), they can still get the final wild card spot if they win out.

This passing game had a lot of question marks in the beginning but now thanks to the emergence of Charles Clay (684 yards, 6 TD) and the incredible consistency of slot man Brian Hartline (team-leading 72 catches), the aerial attack is really taking shape in Miami. Add in the big play ability of Mike Wallace (867 yards, 4 TD) and we're looking at an offensive juggernaut.

Tannehill wasn't great against Buffalo the first time around (3 TD, 2 INT, 194 yds in Week 7) but a lot has changed since then. In two quarterback leagues, Tannehill will certainly be worth a look this week. You can probably grab him off waivers as Tannehill is owned in just 17.7 percent of ESPN leagues.

Top-25 Quarterback Rankings

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1) Peyton Manning, Denver

2) Nick Foles, Philadelphia

3) Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh

4) Jay Cutler, Chicago

5) Drew Brees, New Orleans

6) Andy Dalton, Cincinnati

7) Tom Brady, New England

8) Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco

9) Matthew Stafford, Detroit

10) Philip Rivers, San Diego

11) Tony Romo, Dallas

12) Russell Wilson, Seattle

13) Jason Campbell, Cleveland

14) Kirk Cousins, Washington

15) Cam Newton, Carolina

16) Ryan Fitzpatrick, Tennessee

17) Alex Smith, Kansas City

18) Ryan Tannehill, Miami

19) Andrew Luck, Indianapolis

20) Matt Flynn, Green Bay

21) Joe Flacco, Baltimore

22) Matt Ryan, Atlanta

23) Mike Glennon, Tampa Bay

24) Matt Schaub, Houston

25) Kellen Clemens, St. Louis

12/19 09:44:31 ET


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