The 2022-23 NFL season has already been extremely entertaining. Bye weeks are starting to take place. This means that quarterbacks like Justin Fields and Aaron Rodgers will be out this week. On top of that injuries have started to mount up at this point of the season. It is 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 14 quarterback rankings.
*Ratings are subject to change due to injury reports or possible move to reserve/COVID-19 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 Denver Broncos||QB1|
|Must Start||Josh Allen||vs New York Jets||QB2|
|Must Start||Jalen Hurts||vs New York Giants||QB3|
|Starter||Joe Burrow||vs Cleveland Browns||QB4|
|Starter||Tua Tagovailoa*||vs Los Angeles Chargers||QB5|
|Starter||Geno Smith||vs Carolina Panthers||QB6|
|Starter||Justin Herbert||vs Miami Dolphins||QB7|
|Low-End Starter||Kyler Murray||vs New England Patriots||QB8|
|Low-End Starter||Dak Prescott||vs Houston Texans||QB9|
|Streamer||Kirk Cousins||vs Detroit Lions||QB10|
|Streamer||Jared Goff||vs Minnesota Vikings||QB11|
|Streamer||Trevor Lawerence*||vs Tennessee Titans||QB12|
|Streamer||Derek Carr||vs Los Angeles Rams||QB13|
|Streamer||Deshaun Watson||vs Cincinnati Bengals||QB14|
|Deep League Streamer||Tyler Huntley||vs Pittsburgh Steelers||QB15|
|Deep League Streamer||Ryan Tannehill||vs Jacksonville Jaguars||QB16|
|Deep League Streamer||Tom Brady||vs San Francisco 49ers||QB17|
|Deep League Streamer||Daniel Jones||vs Philadelphia Eagles||QB18|
|Leave on the Bench||Mike White||vs Buffalo Bills||QB19|
|Leave on the Bench||Sam Darnold||vs Seattle Seahawks||QB20|
|Leave on the Bench||Kenny Pickett||vs Baltimore Ravens||QB21|
|Leave on the Bench||Russell Wilson||vs Kansas City Chiefs||QB22|
|Leave on the Bench||Brock Purdy||vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers||QB23|
|Leave on the Bench||John Wolford*||vs Las Vegas Raiders||QB24|
|Leave on the Bench||Mac Jones||vs Arizona Cardinals||QB25|
|Leave on the Bench||Kyle Allen||vs Dallas Cowboys||QB26|
Possible Changes that can occur before Sunday
QB5 Tua Tagovailoa, Miami Dolphins
Tua Tagovailoa is dealing with an ankle injury following Miami’s loss to the San Francisco 49ers. He is currently expected to start next week against the Los Angeles Chargers. But if Tagovailoa isn’t able to start then Skylar Thompson will likely start for Miami (if Teddy Bridgewater is inactive again). If Thompson starts this week then he will become the QB17 on the week between Tom Brady and Daniel Jones.
QB12 Trevor Lawerence, Jacksonville Jaguars
Trevor Lawrence underwent an MRI Monday on his left foot. He missed some time during the game against the Detroit Lions after he was rolled up on during a sack. It’s a good sign going forward that Lawerence was able to return to finish the game. Reports say that the MRI was “merely precautionary”. However if Lawerence is unable to play against the Tennessee Titans C.J. Beathard would slot in at QB23 between Brock Purdy and John Wolford.
QB24 John Wolford, Los Angeles Rams
John Wolford was limited in practice on Tuesday because of a neck injury. There is a chance that Wolford misses Thursday’s game against the Las Vegas Raiders. If Wolford misses Thursday’s game either Bryce Perkins or recently signed Baker Mayfield could start for the Rams. If Perkins or Mayfield starts for the Rams he would be the QB25 for the week between Mac Jones and Kyle Allen.