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2019 Fantasy Football Rankings: Quarterbacks for Week 4

Daniel Jones, a QB1?

NFL: New York Giants at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

Patrick Mahomes, Dak Prescott, and Lamar Jackson keep a stranglehold on the Top 3 spots, with a slightly different order of appearance from last week. Daniel Jones storms his way into the position’s Top 10 behind fellow rookie quarterback, Kyler Murray. Kyle Allen snags the premier QB2 spot (13th overall) while Aaron Rodgers continues to disappoint, falling to Week 4’s QB19.

Week 4 Quarterback Rankings

Rank Quarterback Team Opponent High Floor/High Ceiling QB1s
Rank Quarterback Team Opponent High Floor/High Ceiling QB1s
1 Patrick Mahomes KC at DET Mahomes gets a Lions defense that just allowed a hobbled, and receiver-deficient, Carson Wentz to finish as the QB9.
2 Dak Prescott DAL at NO The Superdome is a racetrack and fellow mobile QB, Russell Wilson, just hung 406 passing yards & 2 TDs, along with 7 carries for 51 yards and 2 more scores on them.
3 Lamar Jackson BAL CLE Cleveland's banged up defense is ripe for the picking.
4 Russell Wilson SEA at ARI This ranking is shaky. Wilson finised as the *QB1 last week, 7.1 points ahead of the QB2, and has plum matchup against the Cardinals defense that just gave Kyle Allen the QB6 finish. In the Seahawks' post-game though, Pete Carroll emphatically wished he'd been more conservative**** in his play calling. Wilson should finish as a QB1 this week but whether it's a high-end or low-end is tough to say. For now, he's the QB4 in our rankings.
5 Deshaun Watson HOU CAR Carolina's front-seven harrassed Kyler Murray all game. Watson's got the veteran savvy to avoid the pressure while exploiting their secondary though.
6 Matt Ryan ATL TEN Ryan retains his mid-tier QB1 status, hot off QB8 and QB7 finishes in back-to-back weeks.
7 Tom Brady NE at BUF The New England schedule has been a breeze thus far. This is easilly their toughest test of the year. Brady's still at mid-tier QB1 though.
8 Philip Rivers LAC at MIA Rivers gets the Miami treatment this week. QB8 will likely be his highest season-long ranking of 2019.
9 Kyler Murray ARI SEA Seattle's inability to cover one slot receiver bodes well for Kyler Murray and his Larry Fitzgerald/Christian Kirk slot receiver duo that saw 69 of 72 offensive snaps, per John Daigle of Rotoworld**.
10 Daniel Jones NYG WAS The kid looked great, scoring multiple times, both through the air and on the ground. Now he gets a cake matchup versus the hapless Washington Football Team at home. Saquon Barkley missing time means more work (especially rushing) for Jones. His offensive line and receiving corps are healthy -- he's a back-end QB1.
11 Josh Allen BUF NE Josh Allen and his undefeated Buffalo Bills get their hardest test of the yet as they play host to the also-undefeated New England Patriots.
12 Carson Wentz PHI at GB Wentz finished Week 3 as the QB9 without Alshon Jeffrey and Desean Jackson, showing off his outstanding floor. Jeffrey may make his return this week which would be a boon to his fantasy endeavors. Thursday games are often low scoring though and Green Bay's defense has exceeded expectations, placing Wentz as the final QB1 of the week.
High Floor/High Ceiling QB2s
13 Kyle Allen CAR at HOU Allen took advantage of Arizona's paper-towel defense in Week 3. He and his loaded receiving corps get another great matchup at Houston that will require him to continue airing it out.
14 Matthew Stafford DET KC Patrick Mahomes should force Matt Patricia's offense into throwing, early and often, to Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones Jr., and (hopefully) T.J. Hockeson.
15 Jameis Winston TB at LAR A likely shootout should result in another solid day for Winston and his top-notch receiving corps.
High Floor/Capped Ceiling QB2s
16 Andy Dalton CIN at PIT Dalton should be able to take advantage of Pittsburgh's leaky secondary. The addition of Minkah Fitzpatrick does make things more challenging for the Andy Dalton-Tyler Boyd connection though.
17 Jared Goff LAR TB The matchup, and Goff's receiving corps, should be enough to keep him in the mid-to-high QB2 discussion.
18 Jacoby Brissett IND OAK Brissett showed well last week, finishing as the QB11. T.Y. Hilton's quad injury and unknown availability lower Brissett from his would-be-QB15 ranking against a hapless Raiders defense.
19 Aaron Rodgers GB PHI Rodgers' hasn't finished higher than QB19 this year. Philadelphia's secondary is in shambles but Rodgers' play, combined with the short practice week, relegate him to a ranking that matches his best weekly finish.
20 Gardner Minshew JAX at DEN Mile High Stadium is a tough place to play but Denver's defense has played worse than expected. Minshew is challenging Foles for his starting gig.
21 Baker Mayfield CLE at BAL Baltimore's injury-riddled secondary has been one to target this year. Cleveland's inability to protect Mayfield has lead to sporadic play for the second-year quarterback though.
22 Marcus Mariota TEN at ATL Mariota looked terrible last week. A date with the Keanu Neal-less Falcons defense keeps him in the back-end QB2 range.
23 Derek Carr OAK at IND Per ***, safety Malik Hooker is expected to miss 4-6 weeks after his apparent meniscus trim.
24 Case Keenum WAS at NYG An easy matchup elevates him to the final QB2 spot.
Shaky Floor/Capped Ceiling QB3s
25 Teddy Bridgewater NO DAL Bridgewater will have to feed Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara in an attempt to keep pace with Dallas. Expect a deep shot or two to Ted Ginn Jr.
26 Kirk Cousins MIN at CHI Cousins can count on a lone touchdown from either Adam Thielen or Dalvin Cook.
27 Mason Rudolph PIT CIN Rudolph looked awful last week but was somewhat saved by a long JuJu Smith-Schuster catch-and-run TD. The easy matchup might allow for a similar occurrence.
28 Joe Flacco DEN JAX Flacco takes what Emmanuel Sanders gives him.
29 Mitchell Trubisky CHI MIN A brutal matchup for a brutal quarterback.
30 Miami Dolphins QB MIA LAC Preston Williams is the lone bright spot on this team.

* QB scoring results are derived from Fantasy Pros.

** Larry Fitzgerald/Christian Kirk snap info per John Daigle.

*** Link for Dr. David Chao’s Pro Football Doc website.

****Pete Carroll’s post-game thoughts.