The 2021-22 NFL season has only two weeks left. Bye weeks are over and most leagues are now at their championship game. At this point it is important to have backup options on your fantasy roster because injuries are continuing to mount up. 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 17 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||Josh Allen||vs Cincinnati Bengals||QB1|
|Must Start||Patrick Mahomes||vs Denver Broncos||QB2|
|Must Start||Justin Fields||vs Detroit Lions||QB3|
|Starter||Joe Burrow||vs Buffalo Bills||QB4|
|Starter||Kirk Cousins||vs Green Bay Packers||QB5|
|Starter||Trevor Lawerence||vs Houston Texans||QB6|
|Low-End Starter||Daniel Jones||vs Indianapolis Colts||QB7|
|Low-End Starter||Dak Prescott||vs Tennessee Titans||QB8|
|Low-End Starter||Lamar Jackson*||vs Pittsburgh Steelers||QB9|
|Low-End Starter||Jared Goff||vs Chicago Bears||QB10|
|Low-End Starter||Justin Herbert||vs Los Angeles Rams||QB11|
|Low-End Starter||Geno Smith||vs New York Jets||QB12|
|Streamer||Tom Brady||vs Carolina Panthers||QB13|
|Streamer||Aaron Rodgers||vs Minnesota Vikings||QB14|
|Streamer||Brock Purdy||vs Las Vegas Raiders||QB15|
|Streamer||Gardner Minshew||vs New Orleans Saints||QB16|
|Streamer||Mike White*||vs Seattle Seahawks||QB17|
|Deep League Streamer||Russell Wilson||vs Kansas City Chiefs||QB18|
|Deep League Streamer||Deshaun Watson||vs Washinton Commanders||QB19|
|Deep League Streamer||Derek Carr||vs San Francisco 49ers||QB20|
|Deep League Streamer||Teddy Bridgewater||vs New England Patriots||QB21|
|Deep League Streamer||Carson Wentz||vs Cleveland Browns||QB22|
|Leave on the Bench||Sam Darnold||vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers||QB23|
|Leave on the Bench||Kenny Pickett||vs Baltimore Ravens||QB24|
|Leave on the Bench||Colt McCoy||vs Atlanta Falcons||QB25|
|Leave on the Bench||Baker Mayfield||vs Los Angeles Chargers||QB26|
|Leave on the Bench||Mac Jones||vs Miami Dolphins||QB27|
|Leave on the Bench||Desmond Ridder||vs Arizona Cardinals||QB28|
|Leave on the Bench||Nick Foles||vs New York Giants||QB29|
|Leave on the Bench||Malik Willis||vs Dallas Cowboys||QB30|
|Leave on the Bench||Davis Mills||vs Jacksonville Jaguars||QB31|
|Leave on the Bench||Andy Dalton||vs Philadelphia Eagles||QB32|
|Leave on the Bench||Jeff Driskel||vs Jacksonville Jaguars||QB33|
Possible Changes that can occur before Sunday
QB9 Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens
Lamar Jackson is expected to return to practice this week after missing the past three games with a knee injury. If he doesn’t return this week against the Pittsburgh Steelers Tyler Huntley will be the QB23 between Sam Darnold and Kenny Pickett.
QB17 Mike White, New York Jets
Mike White received clearance to return from his rib injury from multiple doctors. He has missed New York’s past two games because of the injury. If White regresses and does not return this week against the Seattle Seahawks Joe Flacco will be the QB26 between Baker Mayfield and Mac Jones.
QB25 Colt McCoy, Arizona Cardinals
Colt McCoy missed last week’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with a concussion. The Cardinals are hopeful that he could clear concussion protocal this week and play against the Atlanta Falcons. If McCoy doesn’t clear protocal Trace McSorely will be the QB27 for the week between Mac Jones and Desmond Ridder.