Fantasy Football Week 9 QB Rankings: Drew Lock Rises, Sit Lamar Jackson?

Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings Week 9

Getty Quarterback Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens reacts against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Welcome to our Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings for Week 9 of the 2020 NFL regular season. This week owners welcome back the likes of Kyler Murray and Deshaun Watson from byes. Tua Tagovailoa looks to build off his first career victory as a starter, Drew Lock presents intriguing upside and Lamar Jackson hopes to tap into his previous league MVP form.

* If you’re looking for more information on how to best set your lineup this coming week check out our Week 9 QB Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em.

Reminder: These rankings are based on full-PPR scoring formats.

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Quarterback Outlook Week 9

Yes, Lamar Jackson (QB9) turned the football over four times in Week 8, but that’s not overly concerning, as he had accounted for just three turnovers heading into the matchup. What is concerning is the fact that the reigning league MVP has eclipsed 208 passing yards just once this season and found the endzone only twice on the ground. The explosive plays have simply not been there for Jackson this season with regularity and may once again be difficult to come by in Week 9 against Indianapolis. The Colts defense allows the third-fewest yards per play in football in 2020. However, there is reason to be optimistic, after being dominant over the first few weeks of the year, the Colts have allowed 313-plus passing yards in back-to-back games, as well as three TDs and 23.44 points (QB3) to Matthew Stafford this past Sunday. While he may not be the elite play he was a season ago, Justin Herbert (QB2) is likely the only QB ranked ahead of the Ravens signal-caller this week who fantasy owners may just so happen to roster alongside Jackson.

Between injuries and scheduling, Drew Lock (QB15) never had a chance to live up to the offseason hype. However, he may very well be able to string along consecutive plus-outings with a dream matchup on deck. Fresh off a three-TD performance, Lock is set to take on a Falcons defense that has allowed three-plus TDs to opposing QBs on five separate occasions this season.

We didn’t expect Tua Tagovailoa (QB19) to blow us out of the water in his starting debut, and his 93-yard passing performance did little to change that. No disrespect to Tua, who we are extremely high on long-term, but the matchup was just not there this past week. He has yet another worrisome matchup in Week 9, as Arizona has held four of their last six opposing QBs to an average of 14.26 points.  With that said, he may be a worthy stash with three consecutive top-10 matchups (LAC, DEN, NYJ) on the docket starting in Week 11.


Week 9 Fantasy Rankings: Quarterback

  1. Rankings
  2. [QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs | DEF | Ks]
  3. Start-Sit
  4. [QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs | DEF | Ks]
    • Matchup: Great l Avg l Tough
  1. NOTABLE QB BYE WEEKS: Joe Burrow (CIN), Baker Mayfield (CLE), Carson Wentz (PHI), Jared Goff (LAR)

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Quarterback TEAM

Opp.

1

Deshaun Watson HOU

@ JAC

2

Justin Herbert LAC

vs. LV

3

Patrick Mahomes II KC

vs. CAR

4

Russell Wilson SEA

@ BUF

5

Tom Brady TB

vs. NO

6

Josh Allen BUF

vs. SEA

7

Kyler Murray ARI

vs. MIA

8

Aaron Rodgers GB

@ SF

9

Lamar Jackson BAL

@ IND

10

Ryan Tannehill TEN

vs. CHI

11

Matt Ryan ATL

vs. DEN

12

Drew Brees NO

@ TB

13

Cam Newton NE

@ NYJ

14

Matthew Stafford DET

@ MIN

15

Drew Lock DEN

@ ATL

16

Daniel Jones NYG

@ WAS

17

Ben Roethlisberger PIT

@ DAL

18

Derek Carr LV

@ LAC

19

Tua Tagovailoa MIA

@ ARI

20

Teddy Bridgewater CAR

@ KC

21

Kirk Cousins MIN

vs. DET

22

Kyle Allen WAS

vs. NYG

23

Nick Foles CHI

@ TEN

24

Philip Rivers IND

vs. BAL

25

Jake Luton JAC

vs. HOU

26

Andy Dalton DAL INJ

vs. PIT

27

Nick Mullens SF

vs. GB

28

Sam Darnold NYJ

vs. NE

29

Jarrett Stidham NE

@ NYJ

30

Taysom Hill NO

@ TB

31

Ben DiNucci DAL

vs. PIT

32

Mike Glennon JAC

vs. HOU

33

Alex Smith WAS

vs. NYG

34

C.J. Beathard SF

vs. GB

35

Mitchell Trubisky CHI

@ TEN

36

Brett Rypien DEN

@ ATL

37

Jacoby Brissett IND

vs. BAL

38

Robert Griffin III BAL

@ IND

39

Joe Flacco NYJ

vs. NE

40

Tyrod Taylor LAC

vs. LV

41

Ryan Fitzpatrick MIA

@ ARI

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