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Top 25 quarterback rankings for Week 12 fantasy football

We take you through some of the best quarterbacks going in Week 12 for fantasy football, including a few viable streamers.

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan throws a pass against the New Orleans Saints in the second half at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE

The Dolphins pass defense is so poor that I had to move Baker Mayfield up.

The Denver defense has me concerned about Josh Allen’s upside, which we don’t see enough in tough matchups, so I’ve moved him down a bit.

Jeff Driskel feels safer each time i look at the matchup. His rushing ability should keep him from flopping and the matchups is great.


Last week it was Josh Allens turn to shine against the hapless Dolphins, as he took the QB1 crown with three touchdown passes and yet another rushing touchdown. He was even able to nose out Lamar Jackson, who threw four touchdowns but had no rushing scores.

Dak Prescott can’t seem to not score big points of late, as he now has three straight games with three touchdown passes and appears to have pushed Ezekiel Elliott out of the picture slightly.

Jeff Driskel was the surprise QB5, as an excellent passing game coupled with 51 yards rushing and a touchdown showed that he’s a fantasy quarterback to keep an eye on.

Bye Weeks

Arizona Cardinals, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers, Minnesota Vikings

QBs on bye: Kyler Murray, Patrick Mahomes, Philip Rivers, Kirk Cousins

Injury/Status Report

Matthew Stafford remains week-to-week with a fractured back. There isn’t a timetable for his return, but it could come at any time. Jeff Driskel has played well in his place, so there isn’t any hurry for him to return in a lost season.

Mitchell Trubisky has a “right hip pointer” that kept him out of the end of Sunday night’s game. Coach Matt Nagy says that Trubisky remains the starting quarterback when healthy.

Deshaun Watson hurt his ankle in the loss to the Ravens but played through the injury and will play on Thursday night. An ankle injury could slow him down some against the Colts, though.

QB Ranking Tiers

Tier 1

Lamar Jackson isn’t going to budge from this spot until he slows down a little. The Rams are a strong defense, but right now, that doesn’t matter that much for Jackson. Matt Ryan heads back to the dome to take on one of the worst pass defenses in the league. Russell Wilson comes off his bye to face the Eagles pass funnel defense in what should be a close game. All three have massive upsides this week.

Tier 2

Deshaun Watson’s ailing ankle on short rest is concerning, but his upside remains high at home in a game they need badly in their division. Jameis Winston gets what would have been a smash spot three weeks ago, but the Falcons have upped their defense. They don’t have the personnel to stop Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, though. Dak Prescott has earned himself every week Tier 1 or 2 status, but he does get a test in New England.

QB Streamers

Jeff Driskel is my favorite streamer this week as he takes on a Washington team that gave up four touchdowns to Sam Darnold last week.

Jacoby Brissett revisits a Texans defense, which he tossed four touchdowns against in Week 7. That was, of course, his upside game, but with Marlon Mack out and the Texans strong against the run, we could see more Brissett this week.

Quarterback Rankings, Week 12

Rank Player Team Opp
Rank Player Team Opp
1 Lamar Jackson BAL @ LAR
2 Matt Ryan ATL vs TB
3 Deshaun Watson HOU vs IND
4 Russell Wilson SEA @ PHI
5 Drew Brees NO vs CAR
6 Jameis Winston TB @ ATL
7 Aaron Rodgers GB @ SF
8 Dak Prescott DAL @ NE
9 Baker Mayfield CLE vs MIA
10 Jeff Driskel DET @ WAS
11 Tom Brady NE vs DAL
12 Josh Allen BUF vs DEN
13 Jacoby Brissett IND @ HOU
14 Derek Carr OAK @ NYJ
15 Sam Darnold NYJ vs OAK
16 Jimmy Garoppolo SF vs GB
17 Carson Wentz PHI vs SEA
18 Nick Foles JAC @ TEN
19 Ryan Tannehill TEN vs JAC
20 Mason Rudolph PIT @ CIN
21 Jared Goff LAR vs BAL
22 Ryan Fitzpatrick MIA @ CLE
23 Mitch Trubisky CHI vs NYG
24 Daniel Jones NYG @ CHI
25 Dwayne Haskins WAS vs DET
26 Kyle Allen CAR @ NO
27 Ryan Finley CIN vs PIT
28 Brandon Allen DEN @ BUF
29 Taysom Hill NO vs CAR