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2021 Fantasy Football Rankings: Quarterbacks for Week 11

Heath ranks the gunslingers.

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You’ll find no Mac Jones or Matt Ryan here, as those two already played on Thursday night. Yours truly has been letting the big wave of content from others come out during the week. A few highlights include:

WR/CB matchups from @chapulana

Volatility Index (riskiest and safest plays for Week 11) from @chapulana

NFL DFS: Best Stacks for Week 11 from @skyler_carlin

We’ve also got RB rankings and WR rankings for your perusing. Now that you’re all linked up this fine Saturday morning, it’s time to rank the gunslingers. In the immortal words of Roland Deschain, “hile!”

Week 11 is highlighted by the return of Cam Newton, the truly questionable status of Kyler Murray, the possible continued emergence of Justin Fields, and perhaps the last time we have to question Tua Tagovailoa’s starting status. We shall see, we shall see...

QB Rankings for Week 11

Rank Player Name Team Opponent Notes
Rank Player Name Team Opponent Notes
1 Josh Allen BUF vs IND The Colts have allowed a league-high 23 passing scores.
2 Lamar Jackson BAL @ CHI He was sent home from Wed practice and missed Thursday due to an illness--but returned on Friday and is expected to play.
3 Patrick Mahomes KC vs DAL He's back in my circle of trust with 400+ yards and five passing scores last week.
4 Dak Prescott DAL @ KC Amari Cooper is out, but he's still got a full cupboard of weapons to attack the porous KC secondary.
5 Tom Brady TB vs NYG He averages 318.9 passing yards per game (best in NFL). He also leads the league with 27 passing scores despite having already had his bye.
6 Joe Burrow CIN @ LV He had a dud in Week 9 against CLE, but coming out of the bye rested should mean he's back to his top 10 QB ways against this defense.
7 Jalen Hurts PHI vs NO His 549 rushing yards ranks second to only Lamar (639). That's a solid floor that no one besides those two can offer--Josh Allen is a distant third with 322 yards rushing.
8 Aaron Rodgers GB @ MIN He missed Wednesday and Thursday with a toe issue but was never in danger of missing this weekend.
9 Justin Herbert LAC vs PIT He's in the midst of a tough stretch of pass defenses, and PIT (6.3 NY/A, only 12 passing scores) fits the same bill.
10 Kyler Murray ARI @ SEA He's a game-time decision and Arizona has a Week 12 bye that might affect his status. Stay tuned.
11 Russell Wilson SEA vs ARI He mustered 161 passing yards and two picks in last week's return, but his weapons are too good for him to stay down long.
12 Cam Newton CAR vs WAS The WFT have allowed 22 passing scores, one shy of IND despite playing in one less game. Are you REALLY playing Ryan Tannehill over Cam this week?
13 Ryan Tannehill TEN vs HOU The Texans are tied for fifth-worst with a 7.2 NY/A. Tannehill helms a conservative, ball-control offense that is missing Julio Jones and Derrick Henry.
14 Derek Carr LV vs CIN He's second in passing yards per game (314.0) after only Tom Brady, and I could see Vegas in chase mode against the Bengals.
15 Kirk Cousins MIN vs GB I view him much like Carr, but I expect less points in this divisional matchup and against that Packers pass D.
16 Jimmy Garoppolo SF @ JAC Stop dissing Jimmy G. He's the QB3, QB8, and QB13 in his last three weeks. Attack the Jags.
17 Justin Fields CHI vs BAL He's showing signs of the coveted 'slowing down' process. He's the "upside" to Jimmy G's "floor."
18 Tua Tagovailoa MIA @ NYJ He was stellar in relief of Brissett last week and gets the starting nod for Week 11, let's hope for good now.
19 Daniel Jones NYG @ TB I prefer his volatility to some of the vanilla options that come later.
20 Tyrod Taylor HOU @ TEN The Titans' 18 passing scores allowed and 6.3 NY/A is much more enticing than messing with either of the next two matchups...
21 Taylor Heinicke WAS @ CAR At Carolina is a tough draw, especially with the boost that Cam Newton will bring.
22 Carson Wentz IND @ BUF The Bills are just absolute death to enemy QBs--5.1 NY/A and only six passing scores against 13 picks. Find another option this week.
23 Ben Roethlisberger PIT @ LAC It's announced that he's playing. He only has two games all year that weren't a top 24 finish. No upside, but more floor than you'd like to think.
24 Trevor Siemian NO @ PHI He's quietly finished inside the top 15 QBs in each of the last two weeks. I'd like him better if Taysom Hill's role wasn't growing.
25 Baker Mayfield CLE vs DET He's nursing a knee injury and the Lions are starting Tim Boyle...get ready for the "ground and pound" approach.
26 Trevor Lawrence JAC vs SF He's accounted for a single score over the last three weeks and isn't far removed from an ankle injury.
27 Joe Flacco NYJ vs MIA Seriously, what in the hell are the Jets doing? The Fins have allowed the most passing yardage in the league, but yikes.
28 Tim Boyle DET @ CLE Boyle is in line to start over Jared Goff. The Browns have allowed 21 passing scores, but you can't be into this...can you?