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Week 14 Fantasy Football Rankings: QB

by Patrick Daugherty
Updated On: December 13, 2020, 11:23 am ET

Russell Wilson hopes to get back on track against the lowly Jets, Taysom Hill looks to stay hot vs. the Eagles and Jalen Hurts replaces Carson Wentz in Philadelphia.  

Other positions: Running Back | Receiver | Tight End/Kickers/Defense

Updated 12/12 at 6:00 PM ET. Moved Matt Ryan down. 

Week 14 Quarterbacks 

RK

Player

Opp

1

Patrick Mahomes

@MIA

2

Aaron Rodgers

@DET

3

Russell Wilson

NYJ

4

Justin Herbert

ATL

5

Josh Allen

PIT

6

Kyler Murray

@NYG

7

Deshaun Watson

@CHI

8

Taysom Hill

@PHI

9

Ryan Tannehill

@JAC

10

Lamar Jackson

@CLE

11

Tom Brady

MIN

12

Ben Roethlisberger

@BUF

13

Kirk Cousins

@TB

14

Matthew Stafford

GB

15

Philip Rivers

@LV

16

Derek Carr

IND

17

Mitchell Trubisky

HOU

18

Jalen Hurts

NO

19

Cam Newton

@LA

20

Jared Goff

NE

21

Tua Tagovailoa

KC

22

Matt Ryan

@LAC

23

Teddy Bridgewater

DEN

24

Nick Mullens

WAS

25

Andy Dalton

@CIN

26

Baker Mayfield

BAL

27

Mike Glennon

TEN

28

Daniel Jones

ARI

29

Alex Smith

@SF

30

Sam Darnold

@SEA

31

Drew Lock

@CAR

32

Brandon Allen

DAL

 

QB Notes: The Dolphins have one of the league’s very best pass defenses. I simply cannot fade Patrick Mahomes with how little the Chiefs have been running. … Aaron Rodgers has found the end zone at least three times in seven straight starts. He’s recorded fewer than three scores only twice all season, and fewer than two once. Now he gets a 55 over/under vs. the Lions’ cellar-dwelling pass defense. … Russell Wilson continued to not cook in Week 13 against the Giants. He has all of six passing scores over his past five starts. So why am I keeping him in the top three? The 0-12 New York Jets. Surrendering the third most quarterback fantasy points, Gang Green allows enemy quarterbacks to complete 70.5 percent of their passes and average 7.9 yards every time they throw the ball. Only four teams are handing out more aerial scores. There’s a risk the Seahawks establish Chris Carson. You still bet on Wilson. … This is where things get crazy. There is no obvious QB4. For now, I will go Justin Herbert despite his cold streak. The Falcons, who permit the most QB fantasy points, failed to keep a lid on Taysom Hill two times in three weeks. Herbert should be able to shake his slump at home.

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The 49ers’ defense seemed to be coming back to life until it faced Josh Allen, who emerged as the QB2 for Week 13. The Steelers, who allow the fewest QB fantasy points, are a challenge of a different magnitude. With a litany of bad matchups, slumps and injured supporting casts behind him, I will keep Allen in the top 5-6 because of his rushing floor and passing upside. … Kyler Murray is still averaging the most weekly quarterback points, but he has finished as the QB14, QB27 and QB12 since injuring his shoulder mid-game against the Seahawks in Week 11. Teams are working overtime to keep him confined to the pocket, and he seems less willing to bounce and run following his injury. Murray’s upside keeps him locked in as a high-end QB1. Just don’t expect any miracles against the Giants’ hot defense. … I will admit this is an ambitious ranking for Deshaun Watson. But if he can do that with Keke Coutee and Chad Hansen against the Colts … it is worth taking notice. In theory, the Bears are a bad matchup. In practice, their soul seemed to leave their body in Week 12 vs. the Packers. An injured, star-bereft Lions passing attack picked apart Chuck Pagano’s group in Week 13.  

Despite some bad throws that became memes, Lamar Jackson continued to revive in Week 13. After barely running mid-season, he is now averaging 13 attempts over his past five contests. Jackson detonated the Browns for the QB5 finish in Week 1. … I joked and joked and joked about Taysom Hill becoming the Saints’ quarterback. After a pair of Falcons matchups and a Kendall Hinton interlude, I still have questions. But the early answers are QB6, QB9 and QB4. The first step toward being a great (fantasy) quarterback is doing your job in advantageous spots. Hill does that. The quarterback-changing Eagles are a more mysterious Week 14 foe, but Jim Schwartz’s defense has coughed up the second most QB rushing yardage. Look out. … “Will this quarterback’s offense run too much to curb his upside in this awesome matchup?” is a question that is probably asked too often, including by me. I do find it a particularly real threat for Tennessee vs. Jacksonville. Not enough to rank Ryan Tannehill outside the top 10. Tanne’s attempts remain all over the map, but the Jags are going to provide fantasy numbers either way. … It is do-or-die time for Tom Brady. He’s coming off an unusual Week 13 bye vs. a Vikings pass D that hasn't stopped anybody, including Mike Glennon last Sunday. The Bucs are roughly touchdown favorites for a home game with a 51.5 over/under. 

Even as Ben Roethlisberger was making eyes bleed against the Football Team, he finished as the QB15. That was despite a staggering eight drops on 53 attempts from his pass catchers. Big Ben has a comfortable volume floor with the Steelers no longer committing to the run. With Diontae Johnson, Chase Claypool and JuJu Smith-Schuster at his disposal, ceiling will always remain a possibility. … Lions interim coach Darrell Bevell preached pace following Matt Patricia’s firing. The first results were Matthew Stafford matching a season high with 42 passes while averaging a 2020-best 9.6 yards per attempt against the Bears’ respectable defense. This, without Kenny Golladay and D’Andre Swift. The Packers are somewhere in the middle as a matchup. … The QB7, QB3 and QB6 over the past three weeks, Kirk Cousins gets one of his toughest dates of the year in the Bucs. Todd Bowles’ defense did limp into its Week 13 bye fresh off bad days vs. Patrick Mahomes and Jared Goff. With running the ball on Tampa even more difficult than passing, Cousins’ volume should at least be secure. … T.Y. Hilton’s sudden revival alongside an ascending Michael Pittman helps stabilize Philip Rivers’ floor while offering hope of ceiling. 

Derek Carr has Gregg Williams’ literal zero coverage to thank for Week 13’s QB1 finish. Deshaun Watson just carved up the Colts’ defense, but there is every reason to believe they remain a below-average quarterback foe. The Raiders find themselves as three-point home ‘dogs. … Matt Ryan is the QB24, QB17 and QB24 over the past three weeks. At this point, what’s the point. … Mitchell Trubisky did not cash in his glorious Week 13 matchup, finishing as the QB22. He gets another shot in an even more luminous setup with the Texans. … Jalen Hurts’ first start could scarcely be coming in a tougher situation. He gets top 20 benefit of the doubt because he is a real deal dual-threat, one who will process his 1-2 reads much faster than Carson Wentz. ... Jared Goff and Cam Newton catch each other on a short week. It’s an awful matchup for both, with each defense bottom five in QB fantasy points allowed. Vegas has set the over/under at an unappealing 44.5. … Based on the tweets, you would think Tua Tagovailoa has been the worst quarterback in football. What I’ve seen is a conservative rookie learning to play with a limited supporting cast. He will have to operate from behind in Week 14. ... Teddy Bridgewater’s Week 14 supporting cast isn’t quite clear yet. Whomever is out there, Teddy is a zero-ceiling QB facing a Broncos Defense that typically allows floor and little else.  

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Patrick Daugherty
Patrick Daugherty is a football and baseball writer for Rotoworld.com. He can be found on Twitter .