Week 12 Fantasy QB Rankings: Baker Mayfield, Sam Darnold on the rise

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This is one of the strangest weeks for quarterback rankings. Not only are some usual starters dealing with tough matchups, but several unreliable signal-callers have favorable ones. You might be checking for second and third opinions on your start 'em, sit 'em decisions at this position, but our Week 12 fantasy QB rankings are a good place to start.

Tom Brady (vs. Cowboys), Dak Prescott (@ Patriots), Aaron Rodgers (@ 49ers), and Jared Goff (vs. Ravens) are all facing difficult matchups. Fantasy owners probably don't need to be talked out of starting Goff and maybe even Brady, but Prescott and Rodgers will be tough for many to bench.

WEEK 12 NON-PPR RANKINGS:
Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

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On the flip side, Jacoby Brissett (@ Texans), Baker Mayfield (vs. Dolphins) and Sam Darnold (vs. Raiders) are on the rise thanks to solid Week 11s and favorable matchups in Week 12. Jeff Driskel (@ Redskins), Dwayne Haskins (vs. Lions), Mason Rudoulph (@ Bengals), and whoever starts for the Bears (vs. Giants) also have favorable matchups, but you'd have to be really desperate (or ballsy) to start one of them outside of DFS tournaments.

We generally advocate playing the numbers when it comes to two talented QBs at the extreme ends of matchups (e.g. Prescott and Mayfield). But talent can easily win out, too, so it's tough to know the right answers before kickoff. We'll do our best below to help you through the process.

WEEK 12 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end

Note: These rankings will be updated throughout the week, so check back for player movement and individual analysis.

WEEK 12 DFS: Lineup Builder

Week 12 Fantasy QB Rankings

8 Jacoby Brissett, IND @ HOU

These rankings are for standard leagues with 4-point passing TDs.

Rank

Player

1

Lamar Jackson, BAL @ LAR

2

Russell Wilson, SEA @ PHI

3

Matt Ryan, ATL vs. TB

4

Jameis Winston, TB @ ATL

5

Deshaun Watson, HOU vs. IND

6

Derek Carr, OAK @ NYJ

7

Drew Brees, NO vs. CAR

8

Jacoby Brissett, IND @ HOU

9

Baker Mayfield, CLE vs. MIA

10

Sam Darnold, NYJ vs. OAK

11

Carson Wentz, PHI vs. SEA

12

Josh Allen, BUF vs. DEN

13

Aaron Rodgers, GB @ SF

14

Dak Prescott, DAL @ NE

15

Tom Brady, NE vs. DAL

16

Jared Goff, LAR vs. BAL

17

Ryan Fitzpatrick, MIA @ CLE

18

Dwayne Haskins, WAS vs. DET

19

Mitchell Trubisky, CHI vs. NYG

20

Mason Rudolph, PIT @ CIN

21

Jeff Driskel, DET @ WAS

22

Jimmy Garoppolo, SF vs. GB

23

Nick Foles, JAX @ TEN

24

Ryan Tannehill, TEN vs. JAX

25

Kyle Allen, CAR @ NO

26

Daniel Jones, NYG @ CHI

27

Ryan Finley, CIN vs. PIT

28

Brandon Allen, DEN @ BUF

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