We’re developing on Week 4, and we proceed to get new standing to assist us determine who’s good, who’s dangerous, and who’s someplace in between. While there’s nonetheless not an entire image, we’ve to use all that we’ve obtainable. Not that we would have liked any new causes, however Josh Allen’s big Week 3 and favorable matchup towards Houston has him sitting atop our Week 4 fantasy QB rankings. You’ll see the standard dual-threat studs inside the highest 10, however the remainder of the record appears to be like a bit of totally different than you’d count on. As at all times, use these rankings as a information to determine who to begin and who to sit at quarterback this week.
Sam Darnold (@ Dallas) has to ultimately seem like he did in New York, proper? Maybe, however we’re not scared to rank him at QB12 this week. We’ve been considerably hesitant about rating him that prime, however what if he was only a product of Adam Gase with the Jets? What if he is the following Ryan Tannehill? Based on what we have seen this 12 months, he has to begin being revered in fantasy. After all, he is netting about 20 fantasy factors per recreation so far, and we all know Dallas’ protection is not good. There is an opportunity the offense appears to be like pedestrian with out Christian McCaffrey (hamstring), however that is a threat value taking this week.
Yes, we simply wrote a complete paragraph about Darnold, however he is been one of many main surprises this 12 months. Beyond him, Derek Carr (@ Chargers), Kirk Cousins (vs. Browns), Ryan Tannehill (@ Jets), and Joe Burrow (vs. Jaguars) are ranked inside the highest 16. While Tannehill disenchanted in Weeks 1 and a couple of, there’s an excessive amount of expertise in Tennessee for him to proceed to be common (assuming his prime two WRs are wholesome, which we’ll have to monitor this week). We noticed a glimpse of what we anticipated from Tannehill in Week 3 vs. Indianapolis with three passing touchdowns. Carr and Cousins have merely been too good to ignore, even when they each have impartial matchups.
Burrow battles Trevor Lawrence and the Jaguars on Thursday, which might end up to be a high-scoring affair. It’s a battle of the final two No. 1 total picks, so this might flip right into a flexing match between the 2 sides. That stated, Lawrence (vs. Bengals) has an opportunity to produce a good fantasy outing, too, but it surely’s powerful to belief anybody in the Jaguars offense. Taylor Heinicke (@ Atlanta) is a wildcard. We’ve seen blended outcomes from him, however we love the matchup with Atlanta. Baker Mayfield (@ Vikings) appears to be like like an excellent play on paper, however we have seen time and time once more the Browns are going to at all times prioritize working the football.
Rookies Zach Wilson (vs. Tennessee) and Justin Fields (vs. Detroit) have good matchups on paper and current boom-or-bust profiles this week. After horrible outings in Week 3, although, they each are extra probably to be on the bust facet of issues however can be utilized in two-QB/superflex leagues.
Tom Brady (@ Patriots) and Aaron Rodgers (vs. Steelers) are two fascinating gamers this week. Brady might go nuclear, or Bill Belichick might get the most effective of him in their grudge match. You have to begin him, however concentrate on the attainable level regression. After all, this needs to be a low-scoring recreation and we noticed him wrestle towards the Rams. Rodgers seemed higher in Week 2, but it surely was towards the Lions. In Week 3 (@ 49ers), he began scorching and wound up with strong numbers. The Steelers ought to nonetheless be seen as a troublesome matchup, however they don’t seem to be tremendous intimidating. Realistically, you are still beginning these guys in most conditions, however mood expectations just a bit bit.
After this week, we’ll have a full month of knowledge to consider. That looks like a strong benchmark for drawing sturdy conclusions and projections shifting ahead. For now, we’re nonetheless guessing a bit, however notable tendencies are definitely rising.
Note: We’ll be updating these QB rankings as wanted all through the week, so test again for the most recent modifications and evaluation.
Fantasy QB Rankings Week 4: Who to begin at quarterback
Rankings are based mostly on customary, four-point passing TD scoring codecs.
|1||Josh Allen, BUF vs. HOU|
|2||Patrick Mahomes, KC @ PHI|
|3||Kyler Murray, ARI @ LAR|
|4||Jalen Hurts, PHI vs. KC|
|5||Lamar Jackson, BAL @ DEN|
|6||Matthew Stafford, LAR vs. ARI|
|7||Russell Wilson, SEA @ SF|
|8||Tom Brady, TB @ NE. Brady seemed mortal in Week 3 towards the Rams, however he is due for a kind of video games each as soon as in some time. Still, he handed for over 400 yards and scored a passing and dashing landing, so he was simply nonetheless had a pleasant fantasy day. We surprise if he’ll be motivated to tackle the Patriots. Who is aware of. It is value noting New England has been a top-five protection towards quarterbacks, however Winston, Tagovailoa, and Zach Wilson are a bit of totally different than Brady.|
|9||Dak Prescott, DAL vs. CAR. Carolina’s protection has seemed like probably the greatest in the league, however Prescott is spoiled with weapons. There’s at all times an opportunity his touchdowns go to working backs as a substitute like in Week 2, however we will not be afraid of that.|
|10||Aaron Rodgers, GB vs. PIT. Pittsburgh’s protection is healthier than the scoring stats may present. The offense has turned over the ball quite a bit, so naturally, the protection has given up factors. Rodgers has rebounded from his Week 1 catastrophe and remains to be a top-ten play this week, but it surely’d be powerful to see him crack the highest 5.|
|11||Derek Carr, LV @ LAC. In three video games this season, Carr is averaging 401 passing yards per recreation and has thrown six touchdowns. The Chargers’ protection has been a troublesome unit towards the go and held Patrick Mahomes beneath 25 factors. They held Dak Prescott with no passing landing in Week 2. So who wins out in this power vs power matchup? Carr has confronted three groups with glorious defensive backs by the primary three weeks, so we’ve to assume he’ll nonetheless put up stellar numbers in what might end up to be a shootout in primetime.|
|12||Sam Darnold, CAR @ DAL. Darnold has been glorious in ‘actual life’ and fantasy this season. Yes, it is stunning, but it surely’s actuality. Christian McCaffrey goes to miss just a few weeks, so Darnold will both choose up the passing quantity or the offense will fall flat on its face. Both are potentialities, however we’re going to belief Darnold in this matchup with Dallas, who’s weak on the backend of their protection.|
|13||Justin Herbert, LAC vs. LV. The Raiders’ go protection has seemed respectable, however they’ve performed Lamar Jackson, Ben Roethlisberger, and Jacoby Brissett. This week will likely be their hardest check but, and Herbert is taking part in his finest football after taking down the Chiefs in Kansas City. Keenan Allen, Mike Williams, and Austin Ekeler are all locked in, so hopefully, this will likely be one other stellar efficiency.|
|14||Joe Burrow, CIN vs. JAX. Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase are proper on the identical web page, and it is a gorgeous factor to see. Tyler Boyd can also be heating up, and we’ll see if Tee Higgins is energetic for the Thursday evening recreation. The Jags have truly been a middle-of-the-pack group towards the go. This is just because groups have blown them out and gotten conservative. If this recreation is shut, it might be Burrow’s finest recreation of his profession. Jacksonville simply traded away their 2020 first-round choose C.J. Henderson, so a brand new starter at cornerback can have simply three days to put together earlier than the sport.|
|15||Kirk Cousins, MIN vs. CLE. Kirk has thrown for 918 yards and eight touchdowns to zero interceptions by three weeks. We sound like a damaged document right here, however he is as soon as once more having a quiet stellar fantasy marketing campaign. With all of the weapons Minnesota has, he has a face flooring and excessive ceiling. Cleveland allowed Patrick Mahomes to go off, however we cannot fault him for that. Before Tyrod Taylor obtained damage, he was properly on his means to a 20-plus level fantasy efficiency towards them earlier than he obtained injured. Surely Cousins can match that and certain surpass it.|
|16||Ryan Tannehill, TEN @ NYJ. Even with A.J. Brown (hamstring) sidelined for a lot of the recreation vs. Indianapolis, Tannehill had a bounce-back efficiency. He threw three touchdowns to guys that helped nearly nobody in fantasy exterior of Tannehill house owners (Jeremy McNichols, Chester Rodgers, Nick Westbrook-Ikhine). He additionally rushed for a career-high 56 yards, so his dashing flooring remains to be sturdy. That stated, even when A.J. Brown is out, this offense ought to nonetheless have success towards a putrid Jets’ football group.|
|17||Teddy Bridgewater, DEN vs. BAL. Baltimore has delivered blended outcomes towards the go, so it is powerful to inform how good they’re in that space. They’ve been torched by Derek Carr and Patrick Mahomes, however these are two of the perfect quarterbacks this season. This shakes up to be Bridgewater’s hardest matchup but, so can he proceed to be an aggressive down-field thrower? We shall see, however we rank him a bit decrease than in earlier weeks.|
|18||Daniel Jones, NYG vs. NO. Jones did not blow up in Atlanta as we might hoped, however he nonetheless scored 16.54 fantasy factors with none touchdowns. He as soon as once more was an element on the bottom, dashing for 39 yards (his season low). If 16 factors is his flooring, he is nonetheless a gorgeous possibility dealing with a Saints protection who was carved up by Sam Darnold in Week 2. They’ve been a back-and-forth protection, so we’re unsure precisely how Jones will carry out, particularly with a number of key WR accidents|
|19||Baker Mayfield, CLE @ MIN. Mayfield had his finest recreation of the season in Week 3, however the Browns merely prioritize their dashing assault forward of the rest. Even if this recreation is excessive scoring, Mayfield might not have a nuclear week. He does have the upside if the Browns determine to let him unfastened and try plenty of passes to sustain with Kirk Cousins, however we simply have not seen it but. The Vikings’ protection held Russell Wilson to just below 300 yards and just one passing landing.|
|20||Jimmy Garoppolo, SF vs. SEA. Jimmy G isn’t a flashy play at QB, however San Francisco has weapons. Deebo Samuel has been a stud up to this level, plus George Kittle and Brandon Aiyuk are beginning to become involved in the offense. Seattle’s secondary is terrible, to put it kindly, so he is playable in two-QB/superflex leagues this week, although he is at all times liable to lose a brief TD to Trey Lance.|
|21||Matt Ryan, ATL vs. WAS. Ryan used to be a prime fantasy quarterback based mostly on quantity alone. However, the passing assault in Atlanta is not as sturdy as we have anticipated it to be, and Washington has to flip it round on protection at some level, proper?|
|22||Jameis Winston, NO vs. NYG. Even in wins, Winston is not passing for a ton of yards. He has a pair of video games with a number of landing passes however failed to eclipse 150 yards in each of these video games. The Giants’ protection hasn’t seemed all of the dangerous, however Teddy Bridgewater and Taylor Heinicke each eclipsed 20 fantasy factors towards them. That stated, Winston might flip in a pleasant day if the passing quantity picks up, however the Saints appear content material with working the ball and taking part in protection. The Giants’ offense may wrestle to maintain this recreation competitors.|
|23||Taylor Heinicke, WAS @ ATL. Heinicke has an excellent matchup this week, however we nonetheless aren’t placing our full belief I’m him simply but. The Falcons have been considerably competent towards Daniel Jones in Week 3, who was using a scorching streak in fantasy. Of course, Heinicke might flip in a pleasant day, however we really feel extra assured in the blokes ranked forward of him.|
|24||Trevor Lawrence, JAX @ CIN. Could Lawrence flip in his finest efficiency of the season this week? It’s attainable, however the Bengals’ protection hasn’t been fairly as dangerous as we thought after being shredded by Kirk Cousins in Week 1. Andy Dalton and Ben Roethlisberger have been utterly neutralized by this group. Those guys are struggling this season, however so is Lawrence. This offense in Jacksonville might begin clicking at any second, however we’re okay with being every week behind on that.|
|25||Jared Goff, DET @ CHI|
|26||Zach Wilson, NYJ vs. TEN|
|27||Justin Fields, CHI vs. DET|
|28||Ben Roethlisberger, PIT @ GB|
|29||Carson Wentz, IND @ MIA|
|30||Mac Jones, NE vs. TB|
|31||Davis Mills, HOU @ BUF|
|32||Jacoby Brissett, MIA vs. IND|