The 2022-23 NFL season has begun two weeks ago which means so did fantasy football.! After getting a taste of the NFL season last week, it is important not to overreact and make risky moves when setting lineups for this week. For the first few weeks, fantasy managers should pay attention to trends that they see from teams that could shape the rest of the season. Here are the fantasy football week 3 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 Miami Dolphins||QB1|
|Must Start||Patrick Mahomes||vs Indianapolis Colts||QB2|
|Must Start||Jalen Hurts||vs Washington Commanders||QB3|
|Starter||Lamar Jackson||vs New England Patriots||QB4|
|Starter||Justin Herbert*||vs Jacksonville Jaguars||QB5|
|Starter||Kyler Murray||vs Los Angeles Rams||QB6|
|Low-End Starter||Kirk Cousins||vs Detriot Lions||QB7|
|Low-End Starter||Joe Burrow||vs New York Jets||QB8|
|Low-End Starter||Matthew Stafford||vs Arizona Cardinals||QB9|
|Low-End Starter||Carson Wentz||vs Philadelphia Eagles||QB10|
|Low-End Starter||Tom Brady||vs Green Bay Packers||QB11|
|Low-End Starter||Russell Wilson||vs San Francisco 49ers||QB12|
|Streamer||Derek Carr||vs Tennessee Titans||QB13|
|Streamer||Jared Goff||vs Minnesota Vikings||QB14|
|Low-End Starter||Aaron Rodgers||vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers||QB15|
|Streamer||Tua Tagovailoa||vs Buffalo Bills||QB16|
|Streamer||Marcus Mariota||vs Seattle Seahawks||QB17|
|Deep League Streamer||Jameis Winston||vs Carolina Panthers||QB18|
|Deep League Streamer||Ryan Tannehill||vs Las Vegas Raiders||QB19|
|Deep League Streamer||Trevor Lawerence||vs Los Angeles Chargers||QB20|
|Deep League Streamer||Daniel Jones||vs Dallas Cowboys||QB21|
|Leave on the Bench||Justin Fields||vs Houston Texans||QB22|
|Leave on the Bench||Davis Mills||vs Chicago Bears||QB23|
|Leave on the Bench||Geno Smith||vs Atlanta Falcons||QB24|
|Leave on the Bench||Jimmy Garoppolo||vs Denver Broncos||QB25|
|Leave on the Bench||Joe Flacco||vs Cincinnati Bengals||QB26|
|Leave on the Bench||Mac Jones||vs Baltimore Ravens||QB27|
|Leave on the Bench||Cooper Rush||vs New York Giants||QB28|
|Leave on the Bench||Matt Ryan||vs Kansas City Chiefs||QB29|
|Leave on the Bench||Mitch Trubisky||vs Cleveland Browns||QB30|
|Leave on the Bench||Baker Mayfield||vs New Orleans Saints||QB31|
|Leave on the Bench||Jacoby Brissett||vs Pittsburgh Steelers||QB32|
Possible Changes that can occur before Sunday
QB5 Justin Herbert, Los Angeles Chargers
Last week against the Kansas City Chiefs, Justin Herbert took a hard hit that ended up fracturing his rib cartilage. He ended up only missing one snap but appeared to have been in pain for the remainder of the game. There is a chance that the Chargers hold Herbert out of their matchup against the Jaguars next week. If that is the case then Chase Daniels joins the list as QB31 between Baker Mayfield and Jacoby Brissett.