Week 9 fantasy football rankings: Quarterback

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Below are this week's QB rankings and tiers based on a player's matchup, talent, offensive role and recent performance. Still have a tough start/sit question? Ask us anytime on Twitter @FantasySourceFB, or stop by our Sunday chats from 11 a.m. ET until kickoff on Facebook!

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FIVE STAR

1.  Peyton Manning, Broncos @ Patriots

2.  Andrew Luck, Colts @ Giants

3. Tom Brady, Patriots vs. Broncos. And now we should officially feel silly for hitting the panic button on Mr. Brady.

4. Russell Wilson, Seahawks vs. Raiders. The only worry here is that the Seahawks get out to too big of a lead and hand the ball off to their backs for a quarter-and-a-half.

5.  Philip Rivers, Chargers @ Dolphins

6. Drew Brees, Saints @ Panthers. Now he just needs to find a way to smuggle some of that New Orleans magic onto the team plane.

FOUR STAR

7.  Cam Newton, Panthers vs. Saints

8.  Nick Foles, Eagles @ Texans

9.  Colin Kaepernick, 49ers vs. Rams

10.  *Tony Romo, Cowboys vs. Cardinals. Just make sure Romo is a go before penning him into your lineup.

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THREE STAR

11. Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers vs. Ravens. Don't expect anything close to last week (duh), but he should be able to deliver a better performance than his first crack at the Ravens.

12. Carson Palmer, Cardinals @ Cowboys. Palmer deserves some love as long as he's not routinely completing passes to the other team.

13.  Andy Dalton, Bengals vs. Jaguars

14. Eli Manning, Giants vs. Colts. We're not completely sold on Eli, but the Colts did just get torched on the road by an offense that falls short of "explosive".

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TWO STAR

15. Ryan Tannehill, Dolphins vs. Chargers. So much for the momentum that had been building behind Tannehill. He wasn't a complete bust against the Jags, but fell short of the growing expectations.

*16. Robert Griffin III, Redskins @ Vikings. Expected to return from an ankle injury this week. He's a decent bye-week flier, but don't go overboard.

17. Alex Smith, Chiefs vs. Jets. There's nothing to like about a quarterback with already questionable arm strength suffering a shoulder strain. The matchup is about as good as it gets though.

18.  Brian Hoyer, Browns vs. Buccaneers

19.  Joe Flacco, Ravens @ Steelers

ONE STAR

20. Mike Glennon, Buccaneers @ Browns. The only thing that "elevates" Glennon into one-star territory is the presence of two big receivers who can make plays for him.

21. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Texans vs. Eagles. Ditto.

ZERO STAR

22. Teddy Bridgewater, Vikings vs. Redskins

23. Blake Bortles, Jaguars @ Bengals

24. Michael Vick, Jets vs. Chiefs

25. Austin Davis, Rams @ 49ers

26. Derek Carr, Raiders @ Seattle. Matchups don't get much worse than this.

*  Status in question

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