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