The 2022-23 NFL season has begun a few 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 4 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 Baltimore Ravens||QB1|
|Must Start||Lamar Jackson||vs Buffalo Bills||QB2|
|Must Start||Jalen Hurts||vs Jacksonville Jaguars||QB3|
|Must Start||Patrick Mahomes||vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers||QB4|
|Starter||Justin Herbert||vs Houston Texans||QB5|
|Starter||Kyler Murray||vs Carolina Panthers||QB6|
|Low-End Starter||Joe Burrow||vs Miami Dolphins||QB7|
|Low-End Starter||Russell Wilson||vs Las Vegas Raiders||QB8|
|Low-End Starter||Tua Tagovailoa*||vs Cincinnati Bengals||QB9|
|Low-End Starter||Aaron Rodgers||vs New England Patriots||QB10|
|Low-End Starter||Tom Brady||vs Kansa City Chiefs||QB11|
|Streamer||Jared Goff||vs Seattle Seahawks||QB12|
|Streamer||Marcus Mariota||vs Cleveland Browns||QB13|
|Low-End Starter||Kirk Cousins||vs New Orleans Saints||QB14|
|Low-End Starter||Matthew Stafford||vs San Francisco 49ers||QB15|
|Streamer||Geno Smith||vs Detroit Lions||QB16|
|Streamer||Trevor Lawerence||vs Philadelphia Eagles||QB17|
|Streamer||Carson Wentz||vs Dallas Cowboys||QB18|
|Deep League Streamer||Jameis Winston||vs Minnesota Vikings||QB19|
|Deep League Streamer||Derek Carr||vs Denver Broncos||QB20|
|Deep League Streamer||Daniel Jones||vs Chicago Bears||QB21|
|Leave on the Bench||Cooper Rush||vs Washington Commanders||QB22|
|Leave on the Bench||Matt Ryan||vs Tennessee Titans||QB23|
|Leave on the Bench||Jacoby Brissett||vs Atlanta Falcons||QB24|
|Leave on the Bench||Ryan Tannehill||vs Indianapolis Colts||QB25|
|Leave on the Bench||Baker Mayfield||vs Arizona Cardinals||QB26|
|Leave on the Bench||Mitch Trubisky||vs New York Jets||QB27|
|Leave on the Bench||Zach Wilson*||vs Pittsburgh Steelers||QB28|
|Leave on the Bench||Jimmy Garoppolo||vs Los Angeles Rams||QB29|
|Leave on the Bench||Davis Mills||vs Los Angeles Chargers||QB30|
|Leave on the Bench||Justin Fields||vs New York Giants||QB31|
|Leave on the Bench||Brian Hoyer||vs Green Bay Packers||QB32|
Possible Changes that can occur before Sunday
QB9 Tua Tagovailoa, Miami Dolphins
After a game against the Buffalo Bills where many thought Tua Tagovailoa was dealing with a concussion, Tagovailoa is on the injury report with both an ankle and a back issue. Tagovailoa’s game status will depend on if he could deal with the pain of the injuries. If Tagovailoa cannot play this week against the Cincinnati Bengals, then Teddy Bridgewater would get the start and will slot in at QB25 between Ryan Tannehill and Baker Mayfield.
QB28 Zach Wilson, New York Jets
Many expect Zach Wilson will return from his meniscus injury and bone bruise this week against the Pittsburgh Steelers. If Wilson was to have a setback and miss this week then Joe Flacco would slot in at QB29 between Jimmy Garoppolo and Davis Mills.