Below, you'll find tiers and rankings for every position, including analysis, implied point totals, betting spreads and more.
Last updated: 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20
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- SOS: PFF's Fantasy Strength of Schedule (SoS) metric provides a league-wide, season-long view of opponent matchups for each fantasy position.
- OL Pass-Block Advantage (OL PBA): offensive-line pass blocking matchup; derived from the OL/DL Matchup tool (pass blocking advantage — the higher the number, the better the matchup for the offensive line, and vice versa).
- OL Run-Block Advantage (OL RBA): offensive-line pass blocking matchup; derived from the OL/DL Matchup tool (run blocking advantage — the higher the number, the better the matchup for the offensive line, and vice versa).
- WR/CB Matchup Advantage (WR/CB MU): wide receiver versus cornerback matchup; derived from the WR/CB Matchup tool (matchup advantage grade — the higher the grade, the better the matchup for the receiver, and vice versa).
- TE Matchup Advantage (TE MU): tight end versus linebackers and safeties; derived from the TE Matchup tool (matchup advantage — the higher the number, the better the matchup for the tight end, and vice versa.
- Projections: from PFF projections tool.
- Injuries: Q = Questionable; D = Doubtful (typically removed from ranks on Saturday); GTD = game time decision
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|Tier||Rank||Player||Opponent||Total||Spread||Implied Points||QB SOS||OL PBA||PPR||Injury Status|
Removed from list:Jared Goff (doubtful – oblique, DNP all week); Zach Wilson (doubtful – knee, LP all week)
Tier 1 – Lamar Jackson is questionable due to a non-COVID-related illness. Jackson practiced fully on Friday after missing Wednesday and Thursday but was added to the injury report on Saturday. However, it is an early game, so fantasy managers will have plenty of time to pivot.
Tier 1 – Tom Brady had an unexpectedly rough game against Washington in Week 10, but he draws a solid matchup against the Giants. The Buccaneers are heavy favorites, but it doesn't matter — they throw the ball well above league averages whether in trailing, close or leading game scripts.
Tier 2 – Dak Prescott lands in a potential shoot-out matchup with the No. 1 game total and the sixth-ranked implied points against the Chiefs. The Cowboys have shown a willingness to run with a lead, but Kansas City could force Dallas into its high-flying aerial attack mode.
Tier 2 – Kyler Murray worked in a limited fashion all week. If he plays, we may not see the routine upside that the third-year quarterback provides in the rushing department. However, it is a division game against the Seahawks, and Colt McCoy is also hurt. Expect Murray to play.
Tier 2 – Jalen Hurts and the Eagles are officially a run-heavy team, capping his passing upside. However, he still ranks second in the NFL in designed-rushing attempts for quarterbacks (23%), and the offense is running more efficiently. The Saints present a tough matchup through the air.
Tier 3 – Justin Fields is handling more of the team's designed rushing attempts, and his scramble rate is tops in the league (12%). He registered his first 250-plus yard passing game in Week 9 in an impressive showing at the Steelers. The matchup against the Ravens won't be easy, but the rookie's legs provide a sturdy starting floor.
Tier 3 – Cam Newton will get his first start of the year in a nice matchup against Washington, which lost Chase Young for the season. Expect the veteran to be active in the ground game inside the five-yard line. His upside as a passer appeared diminished with New England last season, but this receiving corps is a massive upgrade.