The 2022-23 NFL season has already been extremely entertaining. Bye weeks are starting to take place. This means that quarterbacks like Kyler Murray and Sam Darnold 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 13 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 Cincinnati Bengals||QB1|
|Must Start||Josh Allen||vs New England Patriots||QB2|
|Must Start||Jalen Hurts||vs Tennessee Titans||QB3|
|Starter||Joe Burrow||vs Kansas City Chiefs||QB4|
|Starter||Justin Herbert||vs Las Vegas Raiders||QB5|
|Starter||Justin Fields*||vs Green Bay Packers||QB6|
|Starter||Geno Smith||vs Los Angeles Rams||QB7|
|Low-End Starter||Dak Prescott||vs Indianapolis Colts||QB8|
|Low-End Starter||Deshaun Watson||vs Houston Texans||QB9|
|Low-End Starter||Tua Tagovailoa||vs San Francisco 49ers||QB10|
|Low-End Starter||Lamar Jackson||vs Denver Broncos||QB11|
|Low-End Starter||Trevor Lawerence||vs Detroit Lions||QB12|
|Low-End Starter||Derek Carr||vs Los Angeles Chargers||QB13|
|Low-End Starter||Tom Brady||vs New Orleans Saints||QB14|
|Streamer||Aaron Rodgers*||vs Chicago Bears||QB15|
|Streamer||Marcus Mariota||vs Pittsburgh Steelers||QB16|
|Streamer||Jimmy Garoppolo*||vs Miami Dolphins||QB17|
|Streamer||Jared Goff||vs Jacksonville Jaguars||QB18|
|Streamer||Kenny Pickett||vs Atlanta Falcons||QB19|
|Streamer||Kirk Cousins||vs New York Jets||QB20|
|Streamer||Daniel Jones||vs Washington Commanders||QB21|
|Deep League Streamer||Mike White||vs Minnesota Vikings||QB22|
|Deep League Streamer||Matthew Stafford*||vs Seattle Seahawks||QB23|
|Deep League Streamer||Russell Wilson||vs Baltimore Ravens||QB24|
|Leave on the Bench||Andy Dalton||vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers||QB25|
|Leave on the Bench||Taylor Heinicke||vs New York Giants||QB26|
|Leave on the Bench||Kyle Allen||vs Cleveland Browns||QB27|
|Leave on the Bench||Mac Jones||vs Buffalo Bills||QB28|
|Leave on the Bench||Matt Ryan||vs Dallas Cowboys||QB29|
|Leave on the Bench||Ryan Tannehill||vs Philadelphia Eagles||QB30|
Possible Changes that can occur before Sunday
QB6 Justin Fields, Chicago Bears
Justin Fields missed last week’s game against the New York Jets with a shoulder injury. He is currently considered day-to-day. If Fields misses this week’s game against the Green Bay Packers Trevor Siemian would become the QB28 between Mac Jones and Matt Ryan.
QB15 Aaron Rodgers Green Bay Packers
Aaron Rodgers suffered a rib injury last week against the Philadelphia Eagles. He also has been dealing with a broken thumb for a majority of the season. If Rodgers was to miss this week’s game against the Chicago Bears Jordan Love would become the QB22 between Mike White and Matthew Stafford.
QB17 Jimmy Garoppolo, San Francisco 49ers
Jimmy Garoppolo suffered a knee injury last week against the New Orleans Saints. He was able to finish the game despite suffering this injury. If Garoppolo cannot play this week agains the Miami Dolphins Brock Purdy would become the QB30 for the week behind Ryan Tannehill.
QB23 Matthew Stafford, Los Angeles Rams
Matthew Stafford missed last week’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs due to a neck injury. If he was to miss this week’s game against the Seattle Seahawks either John Wolford or Bryce Perkins would get the start depending on Wolford’s health. Either of them will slot in at QB30 under Ryan Tannehill.