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McFarland: Week 12 Fantasy Football Rankings & Tiers

Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields (1) hands the ball off to Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery (32) in the first half against the Detroit Lions at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports

It's time to set our Week 12 fantasy football lineups and identify our favorite DFS plays and fades.

Below, you'll find tiers and rankings for every position, including analysis, implied point totals, betting spreads and more.

For adjustments after the timestamp below, check out PFF's weekly rankings and projections.

Last updated: 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27


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KEY:

  • 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

JUMP TO A POSITION RANKING:

QB | RB | WR | TE


QUARTERBACKS

Tier Rank Player Opponent Total Spread Implied Points QB SOS OL PBA PPR Injury Status
1 QB1 Tom Brady @IND 53.0 -3.0 28.00 3.5 7 22.3
1 QB2 Lamar Jackson CLV 47.0 -3.5 25.25 0.0 -26 22.0
1 QB3 Josh Allen @NO 45.5 -6.0 25.75 1.2 -1 22.4
2 QB4 Jalen Hurts @NYG 45.5 -3.5 24.50 6.4 20 19.9
2 QB5 Justin Herbert @DEN 47.5 -2.5 25.00 5.6 8 20.6
2 QB6 Joe Burrow PIT 44.5 -3.5 24.00 5.9 -2 18.8
2 QB7 Matthew Stafford @GB 47.0 -2.0 24.50 3.1 19 16.2
2 QB8 Aaron Rodgers LA 47.0 2.0 22.50 1.9 -60 18.2
2 QB9 Dak Prescott LV 51.5 -7.5 29.50 5.6 -39 20.8
2 QB10 Cam Newton @MIA 42.0 -2.0 22.00 6.5 -12 17.7
3 QB11 Kirk Cousins @SF 49.0 3.0 23.00 1.9 -26 16.3
3 QB12 Russell Wilson @WAS 46.5 1.0 22.75 7.2 -3 19.1
3 QB13 Taylor Heinicke SEA 46.5 -1.0 23.75 6.7 32 17.9
3 QB14 Derek Carr @DAL 51.5 7.5 22.00 4.5 -16 16.8
3 QB15 Matt Ryan @JAX 45.5 -2.0 23.75 9.6 -16 18.8
4 QB16 Jimmy Garoppolo MIN 49.0 -3.0 26.00 1.1 -2 17.2
4 QB17 Carson Wentz TB 53.0 3.0 25.00 2.1 11 15.7
4 QB18 Teddy Bridgewater LAC 47.5 2.5 22.50 3.4 -16 17.8
4 QB19 Tua Tagovailoa CAR 42.0 2.0 20.00 3.5 -41 15.9
4 QB20 Ryan Tannehill @NE 43.5 7.0 18.25 3.7 -4 15.5
5 QB21 Tyrod Taylor NYJ 44.5 -2.5 23.50 9.9 -19 18.5
5 QB22 Zach Wilson @HST 44.5 2.5 21.00 8.0 -25 15.1
5 QB23 Ben Roethlisberger @CIN 44.5 3.5 20.50 7.5 -23 14.4
5 QB24 Andy Dalton @DET 41.5 -3.0 22.25 10.0 13 18.2
5 QB25 Mac Jones TEN 43.5 -7.0 25.25 3.2 11 16.5
6 QB26 Trevor Lawrence ATL 45.5 2.0 21.75 8.0 30 17.0
6 QB27 Daniel Jones PHI 45.5 3.5 21.00 3.4 -43 17.3
6 QB28 Trevor Siemian BUF 45.5 6.0 19.75 3.0 -30 17.1
6 QB29 Baker Mayfield @BLT 47.0 3.5 21.75 4.3 -14 15.0
6 QB30 Jared Goff CHI 41.5 3.0 19.25 6.6 5 9.4

Removed from ranks: Justin Fields (out – ribs)

Tier 1 – Tom Brady has more top-five finishes (six) than any other QB in fantasy football. The Bucs have the second-highest implied points on the slate against the Colts. If Mike Evans (questionable) nor Antonio Brown (questionable) can go, Brady will drop to Tier 2.

Tier 2 – Jalen Hurts is used more than any other quarterback on designed-rushing attempts (24.1%) and draws a matchup against the Giants. The Eagles ran the ball on 69%, 58%, 59% and 60% of their plays in the last four games, and the Giants give up 25.8 regulation rushing attempts per game (11th).

Tier 2 – Dak Prescott and the Cowboys draw the No. 1 implied points of the week (29.5) against the Raiders. Amari Cooper won't suit up (COVID-19), but CeeDee Lamb (concussion) could play on Thanksgiving Day. If Lamb can't go, Prescott drops below Aaron Rodgers.

Tier 2 – Cam Newton accounted for 38% of the Panthers' designed rushing attempts last week on his way to a QB4 finish. He draws a favorable matchup against the Dolphins, who allow 23.4 points per game to opposing quarterbacks. Miami utilizes man coverage more than any other NFL team, offering plenty of scrambling upside, and Newton will see a healthy number of single-man coverage opportunities.

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