Below, you'll find tiers and rankings for every position, including analysis, implied point totals, betting spreads and more.
Last updated: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29
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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: Teddy Bridgewater (questionable — concussion), Carson Wentz (COVID-19)
Tier 1 – Josh Allen and the Bills are heavy favorites against the Falcons in Week 17. Theoretically, that would mean less upside for a quarterback who may not need to throw much, but Buffalo drops back to pass eight percentage points above the NFL average when leading by four or more. Additionally, he is a threat on the ground every week. He handled 50% and 37% of designed attempts in Weeks 14 and 16, respectively.
Tier 3 – Lamar Jackson got in a limited practice session Wednesday and is trending in the right direction for a matchup against the Rams. If he doesn't play, Josh Johnson or Tyler Huntley becomes a high-end QB2 option.
Tier 3 – Tom Brady and the Bucs decided to run the ball more when leading in Week 16. Tampa Bay dropped back to pass on a season-low 52% of plays. We could see more of the same in Week 17 against the Jets, as Tampa Bay is double-digit favorites with Chris Godwin gone for the season and Mike Evans battling COVID-19 and a hamstring injury.
Tier 5 – Trey Lance could start if Jimmy Garoppolo (thumb) isn't ready for this weekend's matchup against the Texans. In his Week 5 start, Lance handled 44% of the designed rushing attempts. Houston is a soft matchup on the ground, allowing the second-most regulation rushing attempts per game (28.9). If Lance hadn't struggled through the air earlier in the season, he would rank inside the top eight.