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
|High Floor/High Ceiling QB1s
|High Floor/High Ceiling QB1s
|Mahomes gets a Lions defense that just allowed a hobbled, and receiver-deficient, Carson Wentz to finish as the QB9.
|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.
|Cleveland's banged up defense is ripe for the picking.
|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.
|Carolina's front-seven harrassed Kyler Murray all game. Watson's got the veteran savvy to avoid the pressure while exploiting their secondary though.
|Ryan retains his mid-tier QB1 status, hot off QB8 and QB7 finishes in back-to-back weeks.
|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.
|Rivers gets the Miami treatment this week. QB8 will likely be his highest season-long ranking of 2019.
|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**.
|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.
|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.
|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
|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.
|Patrick Mahomes should force Matt Patricia's offense into throwing, early and often, to Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones Jr., and (hopefully) T.J. Hockeson.
|A likely shootout should result in another solid day for Winston and his top-notch receiving corps.
|High Floor/Capped Ceiling QB2s
|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.
|The matchup, and Goff's receiving corps, should be enough to keep him in the mid-to-high QB2 discussion.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Mariota looked terrible last week. A date with the Keanu Neal-less Falcons defense keeps him in the back-end QB2 range.
|Per ***profootballdoc.com, safety Malik Hooker is expected to miss 4-6 weeks after his apparent meniscus trim.
|An easy matchup elevates him to the final QB2 spot.
|Shaky Floor/Capped Ceiling QB3s
|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.
|Cousins can count on a lone touchdown from either Adam Thielen or Dalvin Cook.
|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.
|Flacco takes what Emmanuel Sanders gives him.
|A brutal matchup for a brutal quarterback.
|Miami Dolphins QB
|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.