We’re onto Week 12! Here are my fantasy football rankings for quarterbacks this week.
An exciting battle between Justin Herbert and his pre-draft comp, Josh Allen, awaits the two top 12 options.
The Taysom Hill train is moving full steam ahead.
Six high-quality streamers make up the QB12-18 ranks, including Kirk Cousins and Alex Smith.
Carson Wentz and Matthew Stafford are tough to trust, even in good match-ups.
Week 12’s Tiered Quarterback Rankings
|1||Deshaun Watson||HOU||at DET||Detroit's bottom-barrel defense is a fantasy gold mine.|
|2||Josh Allen||BUF||LAC||The Chargers' pass defense is still problematically banged up.|
|3||Kyler Murray||ARI||at NE||Assuming Murray's shoulder injury doesn't scare him away from his normal rushing workload, he's a locked-in Top 5 option.|
|4||Russell Wilson||SEA||at PHI||Philly's leaky secondary is good news for Seattle.|
|5||Patrick Mahomes||KC||at TB||A brutal match-up can't even move him outside of the Top 5.|
|6||Justin Herbert||LAC||at BUF||The stud rookie is set to do battle with his pre-draft comp.|
|7||Cam Newton||NE||ARI||Arizona's mid-tier defense won't slow the dual threat play-maker.|
|8||Tom Brady||TB||KC||Shootout on tap.|
|9||Taysom Hill||NO||at DEN||Denver's defense won't present much of a challenge for the dual threat QB.|
|10||Ben Roethlisberger||PIT||BAL||Tough match-up.|
|11||Teddy Bridgewater||CAR||at MIN||Excellent match-up.|
|12||Aaron Rodgers||GB||CHI||Tough match-up.|
|13||Lamar Jackson||BAL||at PIT||With Mark Ingram and J.K. Dobbins shelved (COVID-19/Reserve List), Jackson will inherit part of the their rushing work.|
|14||Alex Smith||WAS||at DAL||Dallas has allowed the most passing touchdowns in the NFL (24), while record the fewest passes defended (25) and 2nd-fewest interceptions (3)*.|
|15||Ryan Tannehill||TEN||at IND||Tough match-up but just an incredibly well coached offense*. The absence of Colts' DE DeForest Buckner is a big bump.|
|16||Kirk Cousins||MIN||CAR||A pair of talented offenses and trash defenses. This ranking is subject to change, depending on Adam Thielen's availability (COVID-19/Reserve List).|
|17||Ryan Fitzpatrick||MIA||at NYJ||Fitzpatrick immediately enters the high-end streaming conversation as he prepares to fire off YOLO bombs against one of the league's all-around worst teams.|
|18||Andy Dalton||DAL||WAS||A pair of talented offenses and trash defenses.|
|19||Daniel Jones||NYG||at CIN||Cincy's JV defense makes Jones a solid streaming option.|
|20||Derek Carr||LV||at ATL||Great match-up.|
|21||Carson Wentz||PHI||SEA||Outstanding match-up but Wentz's play is outrageously sporadic.|
|22||Philip Rivers||IND||TEN||Excellent match-up.|
|23||Jared Goff||LAR||SF||SF's injury-depleted defensive front is helpful.|
|24||Matt Ryan||ATL||LV||Julio Jones' likely absence is a severe impediment to Ryan's fantasy viability.|
|25||Matthew Stafford||DET||HOU||Ranking subject to change if Kenny Golladay is able to return.|
|26||Mike Glennon||JAX||CLE||Glennon is a near 1:1 clone of Jake Luton in the size/speed/athleticism department. Perhaps a stronger arm.|
|27||Baker Mayfield||CLE||at JAX||Great match-up but Mayfield could lose out to 40+ touches between Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt.|
|28||Brandon Allen||CIN||NYG||Tough match-up but he has a great group of pass catchers and some decent starting experience from his time in Denver last year.|
|29||Sam Darnold||NYJ||MIA||The Miami secondary is a total avoid.|
|30||Nick Mullens||SF||at LAR||Gonna be a rough day at the office, staring down bull rushes from Aaron Donald.|
|31||Mitchell Trubisky||CHI||at GB||GB plays severe run-funnel defense.|
|32||Kendall Hinton||DEN||NO||WR/former QB Kendall Hinton is the Broncos' likely starting quarterback this week, making the Saints' D/ST the top ranked unit in fantasy.|