Below, you'll find tiers and rankings for every position, including analysis, implied point totals, betting spreads and more.
Last updated: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4
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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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Removed from ranks: Justin Fields (doubtful – ribs, limited all week); Daniel Jones (out – neck)
Tier 1 – Tom Brady and the Buccaneers carry the highest implied points in a favorable matchup against the Falcons in Week 13. Tampa Bay is a heavy favorite, and the team throws the ball 12 percentage points above the NFL average (63%) when leading by four or more points.
Tier 1 – Kyler Murray (ankle) is questionable after limited practices all week. Fortunately, Arizona plays in the early window, so fantasy managers can easily adapt. If Murray plays, expect him to be near or at 100% given how cautious the Cardinals have been. DeAndre Hopkins is a game-time decision as well.
Tier 1 – Josh Allen draws the second-hardest fantasy defense against opposing quarterbacks in the Patriots. However, Allen and Stefon Diggs do some of their best work against man coverage and will have opportunities to make big plays Monday night.
Tier 2 – Dak Prescott will have CeeDee Lamb, Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup back for the Cowboys' matchup against the Saints on Thursday Night Football. He hasn't had this trio together since Week 1 against Tampa Bay. Prescott has four top-six outings in his past seven games.
Tier 2 – Jalen Hurts (ankle) is questionable after three limited practices. If he can't go, Gardner Minshew will start. The Jets give up the fifth-most regulation rushing attempts per game, offering a choice matchup for Hurts if his ankle is right. However, if he can't run, it is a big blow to his fantasy value.
Tier 3 – Taysom Hill is in line to start against the Cowboys and could handle 20%-25% of the rushing attempts in a role similar to Hurts. Hill had QB3, QB11, QB7 and QB9 finishes as the starter in 2020, but that was with Michael Thomas in the fold. The Saints don't have many weapons in the passing game, limiting Hill's upside as a potential dual-threat boom.