Below, you'll find tiers and rankings for every position, including analysis, implied point totals, betting spreads and more.
Last updated: 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11
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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 1 – Kyler Murray looked like his old self in Week 13, handling 17% of the Cardinals' designed rushing attempts and scrambling on 24% of dropbacks. The Rams present a tough QB SOS, but Arizona carries the fourth-highest implied points and the second-highest game total on the slate.
Tier 2 – Dak Prescott has been a boom-bust option over the past four games with QB2, QB28, QB4 and QB23 finishes. This week represents an opportunity to boom against Washington — the worst fantasy defense against opposing quarterbacks, coughing up 26.0 points per game. Prescott should have all three receivers healthy, and the Cowboys are hurting at running back with Tony Pollard questionable (foot) and Ezekiel Elliott nursing a knee injury.
Tier 2 – Justin Herbert originally was at No. 7 in my quarterback ranks but drops to QB8 with Keenan Allen out (COVID-19).
Tier 3 – Kirk Cousins has five consecutive top-12 finishes, including four in the top seven. However, he won't have Adam Thielen on Thursday night against the Steelers. He still has Justin Jefferson but gets a slight downgrade in Week 14.
Tier 3 – Joe Burrow injured his finger on the opening drive last week and went on to throw the ball 38 times and complete 22 passes for 283 yards with a 10.5-yard average depth of target after the injury. He may not be 100%, but last week's game paints a positive outlook.
Tier 4 – Taysom Hill will play after practicing fully this week. His finger is an issue, but he isn't an accurate quarterback anyway. The Jets allow the fourth-most regulation rushing attempts per game (28.3), and Hill is likely in line for 30-40% of the designed rushing attempts. He has capped upside in the passing attack, and his range of outcomes include a dud should the Jets fully commit to stopping the run early in the game. Consider Hill a borderline QB1 in for Week 14.
Tier 4 – Cam Newton will start for the Panthers this weekend and should handle all of the work as long as he doesn't perform poorly. The Falcons offer a much softer matchup than the Dolphins, allowing the second-most points per game to quarterbacks on the slate (23.7). Unlike Hill, Newton has an alpha target in the passing game and has a healthy throwing hand.