Originally posted on Fox Sports South  |  Last updated 5/1/13
For today's installment of Choose Your Quarterback, we'll pit Andrew Luck vs. Eli Manning the Nos. 9 and 10 signal-callers in my rankings of the 32 presumed starting quarterbacks. (That countdown will be updated soon.) Here's a week-by-week fantasy breakdown of Manning vs. Luck ... just in case you're torn on which quarterback offers better value in Round 3: Week 1Manning (@ Dallas) over Luck (vs. Oakland) Week 2Luck (vs. Miami) over Manning (vs. Denver) Week 3Manning (@ Carolina) over Luck (@ San Francisco) Week 4Manning (@ Kansas City) over Luck (@ Jacksonville) Week 5Manning (vs. Philadelphia) over Luck (vs. Seattle) Week 6Luck (@ San Diego) over Manning (@ Chicago) Week 7Luck (vs. Denver) over Manning (vs. Minnesota) Week 8Manning (@ Philadelphia) over Luck (BYE) Week 9Luck (@ Houston) over Manning (BYE) Week 10Manning (vs. Oakland) over Luck (vs. St. Louis) Week 11Luck (@ Tennessee) over Manning (vs. Green Bay) Week 12Manning (vs. Dallas) over Luck (@ Arizona) Week 13Luck (vs. Tennessee) over Manning (@ Washington) Week 14Manning (@ San Diego) over Luck (@ Cincinnati) Week 15Luck (vs. Houston) over Manning (vs. Seattle) Week 16Manning (@ Detroit) over Luck (@ Kansas City) Week 17Luck (vs. Jacksonville) over Manning (vs. Washington)Final Tally Manning springs a 9-8 upset over Luck Breakdown 1. We're splitting hairs with the matchups from Weeks 1, 4, 7, 11, 12 and 16, reiterating just how close Manning (3,948 yards passing, 26 TDs) and Luck (4,374 yards passing, 28 TDs) should be during the August drafts. 2. At first blush, Luck's Week 1 matchup with the Raiders seems like an easy victory for the Colts quarterback. But of Manning's last six outings against the Cowboys, he boasts per-game averages of 302 yards passing and two touchdowns. 3. Has it really been eight years since Manning had to endure the wrath of Chargers fans at Qualcomm Stadium, as a penance for forcing a draft-day trade to the Giants in 2004? For what it's worth, Manning threw for 352 yards and two touchdowns in his only NFL trip to San Diego. (He'll return to SoCal for Week 14.) 4. As a rookie, Luck averaged only 235 yards passing and 1.7 touchdowns against AFC South foes. And yet, he gets the nod (over Manning) in his final five intra-divisional outings for 2013. 5. For the playoff period of Weeks 13-16, Luck and Manning each took honors twice. 6. Luck averaged 259.4 yards passing and 2.2 TDs against playoff teams last season. Manning, in turn, accounted for 226 yards passing and one touchdown. Jay Clemons can be reached on Twitter, day or night, at @FOX_JayClemons.
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Bright future for Minnesota Timberwolves

Eli and Archie Manning say Peyton won’t likely leave Denver if he plays in 2016

NCAA mulls changes to graduate transfer and targeting rules

Cavs active in NBA trade market, covet Jared Dudley

Roger Goodell expectedly dodges Patriots-related questions at Super Bowl

Baltimore Orioles acquire starting pitcher Odrisamer Despaigne


USC athletic director Pat Haden to retire in June

Report: Browns owner ‘frustrated, emotional’ about Johnny Manziel

Raiders and Texans to play MNF game in Mexico City in 2016

Goodell wants to keep Raiders, Chargers in home markets

Deadly shooting breaks out at Dublin boxing weigh-in

Mike Shula vs. Wade Phillips: The best story of Super Bowl 50

WATCH: Avery Bradley nails buzzer beater to beat Cavs

WATCH: Jimmy Butler taken to locker room in wheel chair

Klay Thompson's first five years in historical context

WATCH: Cubs' Kris Bryant went swimming with sharks

Sports Authority taking steps to file for bankruptcy

Major League Baseball threatens to disassociate from DraftKings

NFL considering moving Pro Bowl to Australia

Joe Montana warns NFL players about potential long-term damage after retirement

Report: Two people fired for leaking Jason Pierre-Paul information

USMNT are big favorites against Canada

‘Crying Jordan’ photographer had no idea it existed until this week

NHL nightmare: No Canadian teams in the NHL playoff hunt

Seven unheralded players set to make major impacts in SB 50

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

The 14 biggest plays in Super Bowl history

Manziel's father fears for QB's life

Johnny Manziel dropped by agent

Michael Irvin: Cowboys should save Manziel

QUIZ: Name the Super Bowl halftime performers since 1991

The merits of trading Blake Griffin to the Hornets

X-factors in Super Bowl 50

Could the Marlins contend in 2016?

Report: Browns to cut Manziel in March

Browns rip Manziel in statement

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker