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Quarterback rankings for Week 16 fantasy football

We take you through some of the best quarterbacks going in Week 16 for the fantasy football playoffs.

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) throws a pass against the Kansas City Chiefs in the second half at SoFi Stadium. Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Week 15 is still going on as I write this, as COVID-19 continues to break out in locker rooms across the land. COVID-19 hit the quarterback rooms of Washington and Cleveland. Plus, we didn’t have Lamar Jackson and Teddy Bridgewater got a scary concussion. It’s that time of year and a two-year pandemic doesn’t help things. We’ll take you through the injury list and give you our preliminary rankings for Week 16.

Injury news

Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens

Jackson couldn’t play last week with his ankle injury, but appeared to be close to doing so. Tyler Huntley played extremely well in relief, which could give the Ravens some pause in pushing Jackson’s ankle, but if he’s ready, he’ll play as usual.

Baker Mayfield, Cleveland Browns

Mayfield was out due to COVID-19 in Week 15 and should have a chance to be cleared for this week’s game against the Packers on Saturday.

Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers

Rodgers continues to miss practice with his pinky toe injury, but he also continues to play at an MVP level.

Teddy Bridgewater, Denver Broncos

Bridgewater had to be observed at a hospital Sunday night due to a scary concussion. Expect Drew Lock to get the start this week against the Raiders.

Taylor Heinicke, Washington Football Team

Heinicke couldn’t go in Week 15 due to COVID-19. He will hope to test out in time for their Week 16 game against the Cowboys.

Jared Goff, Detroit Lions

Goff got a positive COVID-19 test back this week and will need to test out before Sunday’s matchup with the Falcons.

Daniel Jones, New York Giants

Jones is done for the season with his neck injury. Mike Glennon or Jake Fromm will finish out the year for the Giants.

Quarterback Rankings Week 18

Rk Name Team Opp
Rk Name Team Opp
1 Patrick Mahomes II KC @ DEN
2 Josh Allen BUF vs NYJ
3 Justin Herbert LAC @ LV
4 Kyler Murray ARI vs SEA
5 Tom Brady TB vs CAR
6 Joe Burrow CIN @ CLE
7 Matthew Stafford LAR vs SF
8 Dak Prescott DAL @ PHI
9 Taysom Hill NO @ ATL
10 Lamar Jackson BAL vs PIT
11 Trey Lance SF @ LAR
12 Derek Carr LV vs LAC
13 Ryan Tannehill TEN @ HOU
14 Russell Wilson SEA @ ARI
15 Kirk Cousins MIN vs CHI
16 Jalen Hurts PHI vs DAL
17 Carson Wentz IND @ JAC
18 Mac Jones NE @ MIA
19 Justin Fields CHI @ MIN
20 Davis Mills HOU vs TEN
21 Ben Roethlisberger PIT @ BAL
22 Matt Ryan ATL vs NO
23 Tua Tagovailoa MIA vs NE
24 Jordan Love GB @ DET
25 Jared Goff DET vs GB
26 Trevor Lawrence JAC vs IND
27 Taylor Heinicke WAS @ NYG
28 Sam Darnold CAR @ TB
29 Aaron Rodgers GB @ DET
30 Drew Lock DEN vs KC
31 Zach Wilson NYJ @ BUF
32 Jake Fromm NYG vs WAS
33 Tyler Huntley BAL vs PIT
34 Andy Dalton CHI @ MIN