The 2023-24 NFL season has been outstanding so far. Already there have been a ton of breakout players and fantasy duds that have made the game so entertaining. Bye weeks are starting to take place. This means that quarterbacks like Derek Carr and Gardner Minshew will be out this week. On top of that, injuries have started to mount up at this point of the season. It’s always a great idea to evaluate backup options so that way fantasy managers are prepared if star players miss time. Here are the fantasy football week 11 quarterback rankings.
[Ratings are subject to change due to injury reports or possible move to Injured Reserve List]
[Check out the section below for details on players already rumored to possibly miss this week and how their replacement options rank for the week]
Must Start- a player who should definitely be in your lineup that week because of the combination of matchup and talent. They will likely finish near the top of the league in points that week and could repeat the production most weeks.
Starter- a player who makes fantasy owners comfortable starting week after week. Regardless of the matchup, this player has a high floor.
Low-End Starter- a player who should be started in most lineups but can possibly bottom out and finish below average on a given week. A high ceiling play in two-quarterback or superflex leagues.
Streamer- a player who could be a perfect replacement for a starter for a week or two. Starting this player may not win you your lineup but they will make sure that your production out of that position will not lose you your matchup either. Also a viable option in two-quarterback or superflex leagues.
Deep League Streamer- a player who could fill a void at a position in a deeper league. Their ceiling may be close to average point production at the position but their floor is enough to get through the week. A reasonable player to have in your lineup in two-quarterback or superflex leagues.
Leave on the Bench- a player who should be avoided in all lineups that week. Many times this player could even be left on waivers.
|Must Start||Patrick Mahomes||vs Philadelphia Eagles||QB1|
|Must Start||Josh Allen||vs New York Jets||QB2|
|Must Start||Jalen Hurts*||vs Kansas City Chiefs||QB3|
|Starter||C.J. Stroud||vs Arizona Cardinals||QB4|
|Starter||Dak Prescott||vs Carolina Panthers||QB5|
|Starter||Lamar Jackson||vs Cincinnati Bengals||QB6|
|Starter||Justin Herbert||vs Green Bay Packers||QB7|
|Low-End Starter||Brock Purdy||vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers||QB8|
|Low-End Starter||Kyler Murray||vs Houston Texans||QB9|
|Low-End Starter||Joe Burrow||vs Baltimore Ravens||QB10|
|Low-End Starter||Sam Howell||vs New York Giants||QB11|
|Low-End Starter||Justin Fields*||vs Detroit Lions||QB12|
|Streamer||Joshua Dobbs||vs Denver Broncos||QB13|
|Low-End Starter||Tua Tagovailoa||vs Las Vegas Raiders||QB14|
|Streamer||Jared Goff||vs Chicago Bears||QB15|
|Streamer||Trevor Lawerence||vs Tennessee Titans||QB16|
|Streamer||Geno Smith||vs Los Angeles Rams||QB17|
|Deep League Streamer||Matthew Stafford*||vs Seattle Seahawks||QB18|
|Deep League Streamer||Russell Wilson||vs Minnesota Vikings||QB19|
|Deep League Streamer||Baker Mayfield*||vs San Francisco 49ers||QB20|
|Deep League Streamer||Jordan Love||vs Los Angeles Chargers||QB21|
|Deep League Streamer||Will Levis||vs Jacksonville Jaguars||QB22|
|Leave on the Bench||Zach Wilson||vs Buffalo Bills||QB23|
|Leave on the Bench||Dorian Thompson-Robinson||vs Pittsburgh Steelers||QB24|
|Leave on the Bench||Bryce Young||vs Dallas Cowboys||QB25|
|Leave on the Bench||Kenny Pickett||vs Cleveland Browns||QB26|
|Leave on the Bench||Tommy DeVito||vs Washington Commanders||QB27|
|Leave on the Bench||Aidan O’Connell||vs Miami Dolphins||QB28|
Possible Changes that can occur before Sunday
QB3 Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles
Jalen Hurts was dealing with a knee injury prior to Philadelphia’s bye week. His current status isn’t known at this time regarding to if he has recovered from this knee injury. If Hurts misses Week 11 against the Kansas City Chiefs Marcus Mariota becomes the QB22 between Will Levis and Zach Wilson.
QB12 Justin Fields, Chicago Bears
Justin Fields has missed the past four games with a thumb injury. There is a chance he could return this week after having a shot to return in the week prior. If Fields doesn’t play this week against the Detroit Lions Tyson Bagent becomes the QB23 between Zach Wilson and Dorian Thompson-Robinson.
QB18 Matthew Stafford, Los Angeles Rams
Matthew Stafford suffered a thumb injury two weeks ago against the Dallas Cowboys. He is currently expected to return this week after missing one game prior to Los Angeles’ bye. If Stafford misses Week 11 against the Seattle Seahawks Carson Wentz becomes the QB21 between Jordan Love and Will Levis.
QB20 Baker Mayfield, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Baker Mayfield suffered a thumb injury last week against the Tennessee Titans. He is currently expected to play this week. If Mayfield misses Week 11 against the San Francisco 49ers Kyle Trask becomes the QB28 below Aidan O’Connell.
Players that are currently not expected to play
Deshaun Watson, Cleveland Browns
Deshaun Watson will miss the rest of the season with a fracture in his shoulder. He suffered an injury to his shoulder last week against the Baltimore Ravens. Despite finishing the game it was revealed that Watson suffered this injury and will miss the rest of the season. Cleveland has named Dorian Thompson-Robinson as their starting quarterback despite P.J. Walker making starts for the Browns earlier this year when Watson missed time because of injury.