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Fantasy Football: QB matchups, streamer of the week, Week 12 rankings and more

Santa Clara, California, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) yells towards the crowd before the start of the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Estimated reading time: 19 minutes

Week 12 is here, so it’s truly a great day to be great. Today’s goal is to break down the week’s key fantasy football questions facing the quarterback position before producing the group’s specific ranks. Updated rankings throughout the week from myself and the rest of the PFF Fantasy crew can be accessed with PFF+.

Is this the best version of Patrick Mahomes yet?

Pretty close!

Year PFF Pass Grade Passer Rating YPA aComp% BTT% TWP%
2018 92.8 113.8 8.79 78.8% 7.8% 3.2%
2019 81.9 105.3 8.33 76.4% 5.7% 2.5%
2020 90.4 108.2 8.06 76.7% 7.4% 3.2%
2021 73.2 98.5 7.35 78.3% 3.3% 2.8%
2022 88.3 107.3 8.16 78.2% 4.6% 2.3%

While Mahomes still doesn’t quite boast the same gaudy efficiency measures as his breathtaking 2018 campaign, he’s still been awfully incredible while putting the ball at risk at a career-low rate.

At the end of the day, nobody is averaging more points per game (30) than the Chiefs this season, which is kind of the goal. The MVP frontrunner will look to keep on keeping on against a Los Angeles Rams defense that uncharacteristically ranks just 23rd in EPA allowed per pass play (+0.072).

Taylor Heinicke is locked in as Washington‘s QB1


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