Those who have spent on Patrick Mahomes and Kyler Murray will be without their officials when the Chiefs and Cardinals take the week off. Of course, Murray’s owners are used to that, but hopefully that will change after he says goodbye. There are also three Thursday games this week, so your starting decisions will feel a bit more rushed. Winning the week starts with deciding who starts in midfield, and our Week 12 fantasy QB standings can help you make that tough starting decision.
We’ve already mentioned Murray and Mahomes have been absent, but full-season follower Matthew Stafford (@ Packers) and popular streaming option Teddy Bridgewater (vs Chargers) are back in action after the goodbyes. . For those of you Mahomes and Murray owners, we admit that this hasn’t been a very deep week for streamers, but there are enough options to get through. Again, Murray owners are used to this routine, so they should have a decent amount of backup.
Stafford, along with Aaron Rodgers (vs. Rams), Justin Herbert (@Broncos) and Joe Burrow (vs. Steelers), titled the category “those with tough games,” but again, here it is. It hasn’t been the best week for the streamers, so they’re all still QB1 in our rankings.
The best streamers include Mac Jones (vs Titans), Cam Newton (@Dolphins), Trevor Lawrence (vs Falcons) and Justin Fields (@ Lions). Matt Ryan (@Jaguars) owns more than 50%, but if you consider him a streamer, he’s playing too. Those QBs either play teams that are absolutely horrible compared to the pass stats or who are at the bottom without forcing a lot of fun passing game scenarios. So yeah, we’re counting on three rookies, a guy who was just signed a few weeks ago, and a explosive veteran. What else do you expect at this point in the season? Also, he’s not a streamer at this point either, but let’s start Carson Wentz (vs Buccaneers). Matches and game scenarios should set him up for a good fantasy day.
On the other side of the starting or sitting still bubble, we have Ryan Tannehill (@Patriots), Daniel Jones (vs Eagles), Tua Tagovailoa (@Panthers) and Teddy Bridgewater (vs Chargers). These guys have been mentioned many times in the “starting” section of our conversation, but the matches aren’t favorable enough to consider them viable considerations this week. They’re looking at some of the top defenses against fictional QBs, so we’re going to choose to play the ones listed above. If you are forced to start one of the three games, Jones is likely to gain the most points because of his ability to rush in quickly.
This week hasn’t been as disastrous a week as we thought it might be in pre-season, so you might as well survive. This is the last week with two elite fantasy QBs running out of commission, so there will be less competition for future streamers. However, you must keep everything up to date. We saw last Sunday with Lamar Jackson’s surprise scratch that injury and illness can happen with a little warning, so always have a plan for the week.
Note: We’ll be updating these QB leaderboards throughout the week, so check back for the latest player movement and analysis.
Fantasy QB Leaderboard Week 12: Who will start in midfield
Rating based on standard, pass four points TD formats.