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Fantasy Football Rankings: Quarterbacks for Week 12

Ranking the best quarterbacks by matchup and opportunity for Week 12 of the 2018 NFL Season.

Cincinnati Bengals v Baltimore Ravens Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images

This week’s QB Rankings are top-heavy. Hopefully you own one of the big dogs.

Important injury note: our No. 12 QB this week, Mitchell Trubisky, may miss this week’s game. To learn more, check out this piece by Dr. David Chao.


Rank Quarterback Team Opponent High-Floor/High-Ceiling QB1s
Rank Quarterback Team Opponent High-Floor/High-Ceiling QB1s
1 Drew Brees NO ATL Brees demolished this defense in Week 3 -- and that was on the road.
2 Andrew Luck IND MIA Luck's in weeky contention to top this list.
3 Ben Roethlisberger PIT at DEN Downfield throws all day long.
4 Cam Newton CAR SEA CAR vs SEA is always a slugfest.
5 Matt Ryan ATL at NO NO's defense has seemingly improved as of late, but Julio's been cured of the no-TD bug.
6 Aaron Rodgers GB at MIN Expect Rodgers to resume form against the dvision rival.
7 Deshaun Watson HOU TEN He couldn't get things going on the ground last week but he'll bounce back.
8 Russell Wilson SEA at CAR Wilson will have to throw early and often to keep up with the Panthers' offense.
9 Tom Brady NE at NYJ Brady hasn't been a beast in the box score as of late but they've had the bye to sort things out and get Gronk 100%.
10 Lamar Jackson BAL OAK Oakland's got the slowest defense in the league and Jackson might just be the league's fastest QB -- and last week he rushed 27 times…
11 Baker Mayfield CLE at CIN Cincy's awful defense is in danger of getting blown out here.
The Low-Floor/High-Ceiling QB1
12 Mitchell Trubisky CHI at DET Due to the up and down nature of Trubisky's last few weeks, he fills out the lone spot in this tier. His upside is as high as anyone's.
High-Floor/High-Ceiling QB2s
13 Philip Rivers LAC ARI The Cards' pass defense is for real, but the Chargers' offense is humming.
14 Kirk Cousins MIN GB Cousins' box scores have fluctuated as of late, but he hung 425 yards, 4 TDs, and only 1 INT on the Pack in Week 2.
15 Carson Wentz PHI NYG The Eagles' offense hasn't looked like its oldself but the emergence of Josh Adams gives them a steady presence to relieve pressure off of the passing game.
Low-Floor/High-Ceiling QB2s
16 Jameis Winston TB SF The Magic is over.
17 Eli Manning NYG at PHI Philly's getting flamed on the outside. Beckham should eat.
18 Andy Dalton CIN CLE The Cincy offense has stalled without AJ Green.
19 Dak Prescott DAL WAS The Dallas offense struggled last week and Dak had to salvage the day with his legs. Hopefully the passing game can get back on track.
20 Nick Mullens SF at TB Mullens has played as well as anyone could have hoped. A date with the Bucs should keep things manageable for him.
Low-Floor/Capped-Ceiling QB2s
21 Case Keenum DEN PIT PIT's defense has played better lately but Keenum's got the weapons to remain a QB2.
22 Sam Darnold NYJ NE New England's defense has struggled vs the pass.
23 Marcus Mariota TEN at HOU It's a brutal matchup and he's battling a stinger.
24 Blake Bortles JAX at BUF We're hoping that Buffalo's excellent pass defense forces Bortles to run early and often.
25 Matthew Stafford DET CHI In all likelihood, this is a brutal game for Stafford. The CHI pass rush is lethal and the losses of Jones and Tate are hurting.
26 Ryan Tannehill MIA at IND Tannehill might play this week. It's a decent matchup to return for.
27 Josh Rosen ARI at LAC We can't trust the rookie yet.
28 Josh Allen BUF JAX JAX got back on track last week.
29 Derek Carr OAK at BAL We can't trust Gruden's offense.
30 Colt McCoy WAS at DAL Look elsewhere.