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NFL Rankings

Week 12 Rankings

by Patrick Daugherty
Updated On: November 24, 2019, 11:07 am ET

Rankings updated 11/24 at 10:05 AM ET. Removed Nelson Agholor and Alshon Jeffery. Slightly adjusted other Eagles. Moved T.J. Hockenson down.

 

Week 12 Quarterbacks

RK

Player

TM

Opp

1

Lamar Jackson

BAL

@LA

2

Russell Wilson

SEA

@PHI

3

Matt Ryan

ATL

TB

4

Drew Brees

NO

CAR

5

Deshaun Watson

HOU

IND

6

Dak Prescott

DAL

@NE

7

Jameis Winston

TB

@ATL

8

Aaron Rodgers

GB

@SF

9

Jimmy Garoppolo

SF

GB

10

Josh Allen

BUF

DEN

11

Baker Mayfield

CLE

MIA

12

Tom Brady

NE

DAL

13

Derek Carr

OAK

@NYJ

14

Jacoby Brissett

IND

@HOU

15

Nick Foles

JAC

@TEN

16

Sam Darnold

NYJ

OAK

17

Ryan Tannehill

TEN

JAC

18

Jeff Driskel

DET

@WAS

19

Daniel Jones

NYG

@CHI

20

Carson Wentz

PHI

SEA

21

Jared Goff

LA

BAL

22

Ryan Fitzpatrick

MIA

@CLE

23

Dwayne Haskins

WAS

DET

24

Mason Rudolph

PIT

@CIN

25

Kyle Allen

CAR

@NO

26

Brandon Allen

DEN

@BUF

27

Mitchell Trubisky

CHI

NYG

28

Ryan Finley

CIN

PIT

 

QB Notes: The first quarterback in league history to clear 60 yards rushing in seven straight starts, Lamar Jackson is beating teams in ways never before seen. The Rams have surrendered the fewest QB rushing yards but have faced only two quarterbacks with legs (Cam Newton, Russell Wilson). Averaging 2.2 more weekly points than any other signal caller, Jackson is foolproof. … The Seahawks are not going to be able to run the ball down the Eagles’ throats. Enter Russell Wilson for a game with a 48 over/under. New No. 3 receiver Josh Gordon also had the bye week to further immerse himself in the Seahawks’ offense. … Matt Ryan hasn’t been raising the roof since returning from his ankle injury, totaling three scores in two games. The Bucs, who are No. 31 in QB fantasy points allowed and No. 31 in raw yardage allowed, should change that. … Deshaun Watson has just 370 yards passing and two touchdowns over his past two starts. Now he’s hosting the big-play limiting Colts on a short week. Will Fuller’s (hamstring) potential return would provide a needed boost. 

Drew Brees has produced three scores in 2-of-3 games since returning. That will be a slightly-heavier-than-normal ask vs. the Panthers’ strong pass defense, but it is hard to leave Brees out of the top five at home. … Speaking of heavy asks, Dak Prescott in New England. Although undeniably dominant on the whole, Prescott’s results have tended to ebb and flow with the difficulty of the Cowboys’ schedule. “@NE” has been as tough as it gets for a passer this year. Prescott’s ground score capability and overabundance of weapons keeps him in the top six. … For the season, the Falcons still rank as one of the league’s worst defenses. Over the past two weeks? The Birds have allowed 12 total points while forcing four turnovers and dialing up 11 sacks. This is no longer a guaranteed smash spot for Jameis Winston, though one of his secrets is that, just as he turns the ball over in equal measure vs. bad defenses and good, the same is true of his yardage compiling. … It was a well-timed bye for Aaron Rodgers, who followed up one of the most prolific two-game stretches of his career with one of the quietest. Although the 49ers still boast fearsome defensive numbers, they have taken a hit during a three-week stretch vs. real QBs.

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Coming off his first three-touchdown effort through the air of 2019, Josh Allen has four rushing scores over his past three starts. The Broncos continue to limit enemy passing production, though they were filleted by Kirk Cousins in the second half last Sunday. The QB10 by average points, Allen’s Floor keeps him in the QB1 ranks. … Jimmy Garoppolo bookended his horrendous Seahawks performance with barbeques of the Cardinals. The Packers have proven to have a highly-ordinary pass defense. George Kittle could return, and Deebo Samuel is emerging behind Emmanuel Sanders. ... Tom Brady has just five passing touchdowns over his past five starts, posting multiple scores once in the process. He is on pace for only 22 on the year, which would be his lowest total for a non-injury shortened season since 2001. His 6.8 YPA would be his lowest since 2006. Week 12 opponent Dallas has permitted all of 11 passing touchdowns in 10 games. … Derek Carr’s ranking is solely about floor. Even in golden matchups like last week’s with the Bengals, he has displayed zero ceiling.

Baker Mayfield has been playing slightly better of late, but “vs. MIA” hardly guarantees fantasy glory, as it is quite possible the Browns simply annihilate the Dolphins on the ground. When he does throw, Mayfield will be greeted by advantageous matchups across the board, as well as no pass rush to speak of. … Jacoby Brissett has been dying for the return of T.Y. Hilton. He should get it Thursday against an increasingly-embarrassing Texans Defense. That, coupled with the Colts’ run-game injuries upgrade Brissett’s recent passing outlook. … Predictably aggressive in his Week 11 return, Nick Foles dialed up 47 pass attempts and found each of D.J. Chark, Chris Conley and Dede Westbrook for four receptions. Working against him for Week 12 is a 41.5 over/under, as well as what should be a renewed run-game commitment from the Jags. … Although Titans Ryan Tannehill has been a more assertive Ryan Tannehill, his Week 12 outlook is similar to Foles’, with his upside being curbed by the over/under and a likely run-heavy game plan. The Titans gutted the Chiefs with Derrick Henry in Week 10, and the Jags are similarly vulnerable on the ground. 

Improved of late, Sam Darnold has another approachable matchup in the Raiders. The problem is that the Raiders are one of the league’s better time of possession teams while the Jets are not. Darnold might not get as much volume as the setup suggests. … Down to tight ends and running backs to throw to, Carson Wentz’s floor has been lowered while his ceiling is caved in. … Jeff Driskel in a GPP? His rushing floor combined with his big-play weaponry at receiver and tight end make the proposition far from a joke. … The Bears are not a plus matchup for Daniel Jones, but the turnover-prone rookie has proven capable of Winston-ing his way to useable days in fantasy. This is honestly probably too low. … Scarily bad over his past two starts, Jared Goff will be getting Brandin Cooks back for Week 12. The problem is that it will be against the Ravens’ top-shelf secondary and improving pass rush. The Ravens hyena’d Deshaun Watson in Week 11. Hard as it is to believe, there is still farther for Goff to fall. … Mason Rudolph and Dwayne Haskins both have “hold your nose at start them” matchups. Haskins’ is at home. … Mitchell Trubisky is now at weekly risk of being benched.

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