The 2022-23 NFL season has already been extremely entertaining. Bye weeks are starting to take place. This means that quarterbacks like Dak Prescott and Daniel Jones 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 9 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 New York Jets||QB1|
|Must Start||Patrick Mahomes||vs Tennessee Titans||QB2|
|Must Start||Jalen Hurts||vs Houston Texans||QB3|
|Starter||Lamar Jackson||vs New Orleans Saints||QB4|
|Starter||Tua Tagovailoa||vs Chicago Bears||QB5|
|Starter||Kyler Murray||vs Seattle Seahawks||QB6|
|Low-End Starter||Justin Herbert||vs Atlanta Falcons||QB7|
|Low-End Starter||Joe Burrow||vs Carolina Panthers||QB8|
|Low-End Starter||Geno Smith||vs Arizona Cardinals||QB9|
|Low-End Starter||Justin Fields||vs Miami Dolphins||QB10|
|Low-End Starter||Marcus Mariota||vs Los Angeles Chargers||QB11|
|Streamer||Kirk Cousins||vs Washington Commanders||QB12|
|Streamer||Trevor Lawerence||vs Las Vegas Raiders||QB13|
|Streamer||Aaron Rodgers*||vs Detroit Lions||QB14|
|Streamer||Tom Brady||vs Los Angeles Rams||QB15|
|Streamer||Taylor Heinicke||vs Minnesota Vikings||QB16|
|Deep League Streamer||Andy Dalton||vs Baltmore Ravens||QB17|
|Deep League Streamer||Ryan Tannehill*||vs Kansas City Chiefs||QB18|
|Deep League Streamer||Derek Carr||vs Jacksonville Jaguars||QB19|
|Leave on the Bench||Jared Goff||vs Green Bay Packers||QB20|
|Leave on the Bench||Matthew Stafford||vs Tampa Bay Byccaneers||QB21|
|Leave on the Bench||Mac Jones||vs Buffalo Bills||QB22|
|Leave on the Bench||PJ Walker||vs Cincinnati Bengals||QB23|
|Leave on the Bench||Zach Wilson||vs Buffalo Bills||QB24|
|Leave on the Bench||Sam Ehlinger||vs New England Patriots||QB25|
|Leave on the Bench||Davis Mills||vs Philadelphia Eagles||QB26|
Possible Changes that can occur before Sunday
QB18 Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
Aaron Rodgers missed practice on Wednesday with a thumb injury. This has been an injury he has been dealing with for the last few weeks. If Rodgers was to miss this week’s game against the Detroit Lions Jordan Love would slot in as QB24 between Zach Wilson and Sam Ehlinger.
QB20 Ryan Tannehill, Tennessee Titans
Ryan Tannehill was limited in practice on Wednesday with an ankle injury. If he was to miss this week’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs Malik Willis would slot in at QB25 between Sam Ehlinger and Davis Mills.