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Fantasy Football Rankings: Quarterbacks for Week 16

Ranking the best quarterbacks by matchup and opportunity for Week 16 of the 2018 NFL Season.

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Week 16 features a rock-solid 1-7, followed by a great deal of high-variance options. It’s a tough week for the Fantasy Championship.

QB rankings - Week 16

Rank Quarterback Team Opponent High-Floor/High-Ceiling QB1s
Rank Quarterback Team Opponent High-Floor/High-Ceiling QB1s
1 Patrick Mahomes KC at SEA Lucky for us, KC still has something to play for.
2 Josh Allen BUF at NE It'll be sandlot football as the Bills try to catchup to the Patriots.
3 Russell Wilson SEA KC Seattle will be throwing frequently in the second-half.
4 Ben Roethlisberger PIT at NO Shootout.
5 Deshaun Watson HOU at PHI Gotta love a matchup with the Philly secondary.
6 Baker Mayfield CLE CIN A must-win for CLE and they get the Cincy D.
7 Matt Ryan ATL at CAR Stellar matchup against a bad Carolina defense.
Tough-to-trust QB1s. You're starting them unless you've got one of the 1-7 options.
8 Andrew Luck IND NYG The Colts are still in the playoffoff hunt. Luck's results have been up and down as of late.
9 Drew Brees NO PIT All signs point to a big day from Brees: At home against a strong offensive opponent.
10 Jared Goff LAR at ARI The Rams are still playing for the No. 1 seed.
11 Mitchell Trubisky CHI at SF The Bears have clinched the division but they can still try to get a 1st round bye. Great matchup.
12 Lamar Jackson BAL at LAC Jackson's tough to place. He's got a sky-high floor but this is a tough matchup. Expect somewhere around 18 fantasy points from him this week.
High-Ceiling/High-Floor QB2s
13 Dak Prescott DAL TB The matchup is there but Dak's been shaky as of late.
14 Aaron Rodgers GB at NYJ It's a decent matchup. Rodgers' ceiling just hasn't been what it normally is.
15 Philip Rivers LAC BAL This is a must-win. Rivers will be on top of his game.
High-Floor/Capped-Ceiling QB2s
16 Tom Brady NE BUF Tough matchup but Brady will come out shooting.
17 Nick Foles PHI HOU Decent matchup and he's got the supporting cast to put up decent numbers.
18 Kirk Cousins MIN at DET Solid matchup.
19 Case Keenum DEN at OAK Gotta love a date with the Raiders.
20 Sam Darnold NYJ GB The Jets will be forced to throw often as the rookie tries to keep pace with Aaron Rodgers.
Low-Floor/Capped-Ceiling QB2s
21 Jameis Winston TB at DAL Winston's an extremely volatile option against a very good Dallas defense.
22 Josh Johnson WAS at TEN Johnson's floor is based entirely on his feet. It's a tough matchup.
23 Derek Carr OAK DEN Denver's banged up secondary could bode well-ish for the lowly Raiders offense.
24 Nick Mullens SF CHI Brutal matchup for the over-performing Mullens.
QB3s
25 Taylor Heinicke CAR ATL Heinicke could actually rush his way into a Top 15 finish. He could also throw 4 interceptions. It's a good matchup though. If you're looking for a desperation, lighting-in-a-bottle play, he's your guy.
26 Cody Kessler JAX at MIA The matchup elevates him above the rest.
27 Ryan Tannehill MIA JAX This could be brutal.
28 Josh Rosen ARI LAR The matchup is decent.
29 Eli Manning NYG at IND He's somehow still in contention to start in 2019.
30 Marcus Mariota TEN WAS Mariota threw for 88 yards last week. 88 yards...
31 Jeff Driskel CIN at CLE Jeff Driskel isn't Matthew Stafford facing the Vikings so he gets the 31 spot.
32 Matthew Stafford DET MIN What happened to this guy?