Fantasy Football Week 16 QB Rankings: Jalen Hurts, Baker Mayfield, Marcus Mariota Up

Fantasy Football QB Rankings Week 16

Getty Jalen Hurts #2 of the Philadelphia Eagles.

Welcome to our Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings for Week 16 of the 2020 NFL regular season.

* If you’re looking for more information on how to best set your lineup this coming week check out our Week 16 QB Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em.

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

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Quarterback Outlook Week 16

In the most ballsy move of Monday’s news dump, Doug Pederson has named Jalen Hurts (QB8) the Eagles starter for Week 16…shocker. It’s nice to see that 674 total yards, four touchdown passes and one turnover over the past two weeks buys the rookie another week. All jokes aside, Hurts is fantasy’s QB2 since taking over the helm in Philly, averaging 28.55 ppg. Hurts gets a Cowboys defense that has improved of late, although some of that growth could be written off to somewhat questionable competition.

Dallas has held three of their last four opponents at the QB position to 13.88 ppg or fewer. However, those three players were Alex Smith, Brandon Allen and Nick Mullens. They still allow the 12th-most points to QBs this year. Plus, they’ve been susceptible to mobile quarterbacks, allowing an average of 84 yards and one TD on the ground in matchups with Lamar Jackson and Kyler Murray this season.

No, Baker Mayfield (QB9) is not John Elway, no matter how much Chris Collinsworth attempts to shove that narrative down your throat. However, the former No. 1 overall pick is clearly playing the best football of his career, averaging 324.6 passing yards and totaling 10 touchdowns and one interception over his last three games. Over that span, he’s averaged 26.82 ppg (QB4). Over the last four weeks, the Jets have allowed an average of 25.51 ppg to QBs (most in NFL).

Derek Carr wants to play next week, although the Raiders may ultimately opt for a healthy Marcus Mariota (QB16) instead. Mariota showed flashes Thursday night of why he was the No. 2 overall pick years ago. His dual-threat abilities, much like when Jalen Hurts was an unknown a few weeks ago, elevates his floor and makes him an intriguing play. With that said, the Miami Dolphins have held four of their last five opponents at the QB position to 12.16 points or fewer. The only player to exceed that number? Patrick Mahomes.


Week 16 Fantasy Rankings: Quarterback

Rankings
[QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs | DEF | Ks]

Start-Sit
[QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs | DEF | Ks]

Matchup: Great | Avg | Tough

#

Quarterback TEAM

Opp.

1

Patrick Mahomes II KC

vs. ATL

2

Aaron Rodgers GB

vs. TEN

3

Justin Herbert LAC

vs. DEN

4

Deshaun Watson HOU

vs. CIN

5

Lamar Jackson BAL

vs. NYG

6

Josh Allen BUF

@ NE

7

Kyler Murray ARI

vs. SF

8

Jalen Hurts PHI

@ DAL

9

Baker Mayfield CLE

@ NYJ

10

Russell Wilson SEA

vs. LAR

11

Drew Brees NO

vs. MIN

12

Mitchell Trubisky CHI

@ JAC

13

Tua Tagovailoa MIA

@ LV

14

Ryan Tannehill TEN

@ GB

15

Tom Brady TB

@ DET

16

Marcus Mariota LV

vs. MIA

17

Matt Ryan ATL

@ KC

18

Matthew Stafford DET

vs. TB

19

Drew Lock DEN

@ LAC

20

Jared Goff LAR

@ SEA

21

Ben Roethlisberger PIT

vs. IND

22

Gardner Minshew JAC

vs. CHI

23

Kirk Cousins MIN

@ NO

24

Cam Newton NE

vs. BUF

25

Philip Rivers IND

@ PIT

26

Sam Darnold NYJ

vs. CLE

27

Andy Dalton DAL

vs. PHI

28

Teddy Bridgewater CAR

@ WAS

29

Daniel Jones NYG INJ

@ BAL

30

Alex Smith WAS INJ

vs. CAR

31

Nick Mullens SF

@ ARI

32

Colt McCoy NYG

@ BAL

33

Ryan Finley CIN

@ HOU

34

Taysom Hill NO

vs. MIN

35

Derek Carr LV INJ

vs. MIA

36

Dwayne Haskins WAS

vs. CAR

37

Jacoby Brissett IND

@ PIT

38

Jarrett Stidham NE

vs. BUF

39

C.J. Beathard SF

@ ARI

40

P.J. Walker CAR

@ WAS

41

Nick Foles CHI

@ JAC

42

Ryan Fitzpatrick MIA

@ LV

43

Carson Wentz PHI

@ DAL

44

Mike Glennon JAC

vs. CHI

45

Brett Rypien DEN

@ LAC

46

Brandon Allen CIN

@ HOU

47

Tyler Huntley BAL

vs. NYG

48

Garrett Gilbert DAL

vs. PHI

49

Case Keenum CLE

@ NYJ

50

Tyrod Taylor LAC

vs. DEN

51

Joe Flacco NYJ

vs. CLE

52

Jameis Winston NO

vs. MIN

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