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Fantasy Football Rankings Week 14: Quarterback

Hopefully you have a bye in the first round of your fantasy football playoffs because this doesn’t figure to be a high-scoring week for several regular starting quarterbacks. Normally, QB is the easiest position to fill when setting your lineup, but even just a quick glance at our Week 14 fantasy QB rankings lets you know this isn’t a great week for studs or sleepers. 

The reason is simple: Matchups. Several studs, including Patrick Mahomes (@ Dolphins), Deshaun Watson (@ Bears), and Josh Allen (vs. Steelers), have tough matchups on paper, while most of the favorable matchups that normally cause sleeper QBs to rise into the top 12 are ticketed for guys like Mitchell Trubisky (vs. Texans), Brandon Allen (vs. Cowboys), Sam Darnold (@ Seahawks), Mike Glennon (vs. Titans), and Colt McCoy/Daniel Jones (vs. Cardinals) — in other words, QBs you don’t want to trust in must-win situations. 

Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

Of course, you’re still going to start Mahomes, Watson and Allen, but what about borderline guys Taysom Hill/Drew Brees (@ Eagles), Kirk Cousins (@ Buccaneers), Jared Goff (vs. Patriots), Matthew Stafford (vs. Packers), Derek Carr (vs. Colts), or Carson Wentz/Jalen Hurts (vs. Saints)? Outside of whoever starts for the Saints, none of those options look too appealing this week. 

Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

There are a few legitimate risers this week, including Ryan Tannehill (@ Jaguars), Matt Ryan (@ Chargers), and Philip Rivers (@ Raiders). All are borderline starters most games, and they should do well in favorable matchups this week. Trubisky is probably the best bet of the risky QBs mentioned above, but, again — do you really trust Trubisky with your season on the line? 

Ultimately, there are enough reliable quarterbacks that you shouldn’t have to start a boom-or-bust player. Mahomes, Watson, and Allen have shown that they can put up big stats against anyone, so even though you’d prefer a softer opponent if you own any of them, you shouldn’t be worried about starting them. There are a few mid-tier guys worth a shot, but this isn’t the type of week where you want to take too many chances.

Note: Check back throughout the week, as we’ll continue to update our QB rankings up until kickoff based on the latest news and injury updates.

These rankings are for four-point passing TD leagues.


Aaron Rodgers, Packers


Justin Herbert, Chargers


Russell Wilson, Seahawks


Deshaun Watson, Texans


Kyler Murray, Cardinals


Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs


Ryan Tannehill, Titans


Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers


Kirk Cousins, Vikings


Mitchell Trubisky, Bears


Teddy Bridgewater, Panthers


Matthew Stafford, Lions


Tua Tagovailoa, Dolphins


Mike Glennon, Jaguars


Brandon Allen, Bengals


Baker Mayfield, Browns


Alex Smith, Washington

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