Week 4 Rankings (2020): Top 25 Quarterbacks

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While injuries have been prevalent across the league, the quarterback position hasn’t been hit hard. There have been changes due to poor performance (i.e. Chicago), and there have been some breakouts and bounce backs that have shaken up the rankings on a week-to-week basis. With three weeks of data this are beginning to become clearer, and with that in mind let’s take a look at our Week 4 rankings:

  1. Russell Wilson – Seattle Seahawks – at Miami
  2. Lamar Jackson – Baltimore Ravens – at Washington
  3. Patrick Mahomes – Kansas City Chiefs – vs. New England
  4. Josh Allen – Buffalo Bills – at Las Vegas
  5. Aaron Rodgers – Green Bay Packers – vs. Atlanta
  6. Kyler Murray – Arizona Cardinals – at Carolina
  7. Dak Prescott – Dallas Cowboys – vs. Cleveland
  8. Matt Ryan – Atlanta Falcons – at Green Bay
  9. Cam Newton – New England Patriots – at Kansas City
  10. Joe Burrow – Cincinnati Bengals – vs. Jacksonville
  11. Deshaun Watson – Houston Texans – vs. Minnesota
  12. Jared Goff – Los Angeles Rams – vs. New York Giants
  13. Ben Roethlisberger – Pittsburgh Steelers – at Tennessee
  14. Ryan Fitzpatrick – Miami Dolphins – vs. Seattle
  15. Drew Brees – New Orleans Saints – at Detroit
  16. Matthew Stafford – Detroit Lions – at New Orleans
  17. Tom Brady – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – vs. Los Angeles Chargers
  18. Carson Wentz – Philadelphia Eagles – at San Francisco
  19. Gardner Minshew – Jacksonville Jaguars – at Cincinnati
  20. Baker Mayfield – Cleveland Browns – at Dallas
  21. Ryan Tannehill – Tennessee Titans – vs. Pittsburgh
  22. Derek Carr – Las Vegas Raiders – vs. Buffalo
  23. Kirk Cousins – Minnesota Vikings – at Houston
  24. Nick Mullens – San Francisco 49ers – vs. Philadelphia
  25. Daniel Jones – New York Giants – at Los Angeles Rams

Thoughts:

  • Josh Allen has been spectacular this season, but will the matchup with the Las Vegas Raiders stop him in his tracks? The Raiders have allowed the sixth fewest points per week to opposing QB, though Teddy Bridgewater, Drew Brees and Tom Brady aren’t necessarily the toughest matchups at this stage of their careers. Allen is too big of a risk, both throwing and running the football, to downgrade him significantly due to a matchup concern but he will likely be ranked higher in future weeks.
  • It has been a surprising start for Aaron Rodgers, who looks like one of the elite once again as he’s thrown for 887 yards, 9 TD and 0 INT over the first three weeks. Taking on the Atlanta Falcons, whose allowed the most points per week to opposing quarterbacks, there’s every reason to believe that he’s going to be among the best options for the coming week.
  • While Kyler Murray has been great this season, a lot of his value stems from his 4 rushing TD. Considering the Panthers have allowed just 15 rushing yards and 0 TD to opposing quarterbacks, it’s fair to knock him outside the Top 5 for this week.
  • Joe Burrow’s rookie season has been solid, throwing for 821 yards, 5 TD and 1 INT over three games. Over his past two games he’s thrown for all 5 of his TD, no INT and he’s got back-to-back 300+ games. Taking on Jacksonville, whose allowed the fifth most points per week to opposing QB, he’s a viable QB1 for Week 4.
  • Ryan Fitzpatrick draws the Seattle Seahawks, who has allowed the second most points per week to opposing QB, and has been solid this season. It’s hard to trust him as a QB1, but he has a high upside and therefore needs to be on QB2 radars.

Sources – NFL.com, ESPN

Make sure to check out all of our Week 4 rankings:

Quarterbacks
Running Backs
Wide Receivers
Tight Ends
Kickers
Defenses

4 COMMENTS

  1. I can get Goff on waivers. Brees and Stafford on the roster now. No requirement to start a TE in a PPR league and have to start three pass catchers. Ridley, Evans, Parker, Crowder, and Corey Davis on the roster now and going to drop Higbee. Thoughts?

  2. Standard 1 QB league.

    I have Brees and Menshew. Would you drop either one for Burrows this week? Is Burrows a starter for ROS? Looks like Brees has a bye week coming and tougher matchups to follow.

    Thanks.

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