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Week 18 Fantasy Football Rankings

by Patrick Daugherty
Updated On: January 9, 2022, 12:04 pm ET

In this most unusual of weeks, most teams have managed to find something to play for. That does not include the Green Bay Packers, who are locked into the NFC’s No. 1 seed. Although a drive or two is possible, we must rank Aaron Rodgers and company as if they will functionally be inactive. The same is true for the Eagles, who can’t improve their seed beyond the sixth and seem to have little motivation to push their starters on Saturday evening. Vegas had adjusted by making the Cowboys sizable road favorites, but the line is coming down after a COVID-19 outbreak changed the calculus for Big D. Don’t be surprised if most of the Cowboys’ skill corps is removed from these ranks by Saturday. 

In the AFC, the Bengals will rest Joe Burrow and company after a Week 17 that sent a few injury scares throughout the organization. Joe Mixon’s case of the coronavirus likely sealed the deal. Elsewhere, you will mostly find teams ready to give it a go in the first Week 18 since 1993. (The league experimented with two byes that season.) If you are hunting for more details, check out Kyle Dvorchak’s Week 18 Motivation Tracker.

As for the players who are suiting up, I did the best I could. With “nothing to play for” this weekend, even many of the teams that are technically trying figure to have quick hooks if incentives are met, ankles are tweaked, etc. Kyle Pitts (hamstring) and Chase Edmonds (ribs, toe) are amongst those on motivated squads I will be keeping an eye on. Stay glued to the NBC Sports EDGE player news page powered by Rotoworld for the latest updates.

Updated 1/9 at 11:30 AM ET. 

Week 18 Quarterbacks 

RK

Player

Opp

1

Kyler Murray

SEA

2

Justin Herbert

@LV

3

Josh Allen

NYJ

4

Matthew Stafford

SF

5

Patrick Mahomes

@DEN

6

Tom Brady

CAR

7

Russell Wilson

@ARI

8

Tyler Huntley

PIT

9

Ryan Tannehill

@HOU

10

Kirk Cousins

CHI

11

Derek Carr

LAC

12

Taysom Hill

@ATL

13

Jimmy Garoppolo

@LA

14

Ben Roethlisberger

@BAL

15

Dak Prescott

@PHI

16

Mac Jones

@MIA

17

Carson Wentz

@JAC

18

Davis Mills

TEN

19

Matt Ryan

NO

20

Andy Dalton

@MIN

21

Jared Goff

GB

22

Tua Tagovailoa

NE

23

Case Keenum

CIN

24

Gardner Minshew

DAL

25

Jordan Love

@DET

26

Sam Darnold

@TB

27

Zach Wilson

@BUF

28

Drew Lock

KC

29

Trevor Lawrence

IND

30

Taylor Heinicke

@NYG

31

Aaron Rodgers

@DET

32

Jalen Hurts

DAL

33

Jake Fromm

WAS

34

Brandon Allen

@CLE

Week 18 Running Backs

RK

Player

Opp

1

Jonathan Taylor

@JAC

2

Austin Ekeler

@LV

3

Dalvin Cook

CHI

4

Elijah Mitchell

@LA

5

Najee Harris

@BAL

6

Nick Chubb

CIN

7

David Montgomery

@MIN

8

Rashaad Penny

@ARI

9

Josh Jacobs

LAC

10

Darrel Williams

@DEN

11

Devin Singletary

NYJ

12

Alvin Kamara

@ATL

13

Sony Michel

SF

14

James Conner

SEA

15

D'Onta Foreman

@HOU

16

Javonte Williams

KC

17

Damien Harris

@MIA

18

Melvin Gordon

KC

19

D'Andre Swift

GB

20

Rhamondre Stevenson

@MIA

21

Michael Carter

@BUF

22

Saquon Barkley

WAS

23

Rex Burkhead

TEN

24

Cordarrelle Patterson

NO

25

Antonio Gibson

@NYG

26

Ke'Shawn Vaughn

CAR

27

Samaje Perine

@CLE

28

Kenneth Gainwell

DAL

29

Dare Ogunbowale

IND

30

Justin Jackson

@LV

31

Devonta Freeman

PIT

32

Jaret Patterson

@NYG

33

Jamaal Williams

GB

34

Tevin Coleman

@BUF

35

Devontae Booker

WAS

36

AJ Dillon

@DET

37

Chuba Hubbard

@TB

38

Ezekiel Elliott

@PHI

39

Le'Veon Bell

CAR

40

Dontrell Hilliard

@HOU

41

Patrick Taylor

@DET

42

Ameer Abdullah

@TB

43

Mike Davis

NO

44

Derrick Gore

@DEN

45

D'Ernest Johnson

CIN

46

Mark Ingram

@ATL

47

Zack Moss

NYJ

48

Corey Clement

@PHI

49

Duke Johnson

NE

50

Alexander Mattison

CHI

51

Latavius Murray

PIT

52

Royce Freeman

TEN

53

Ryquell Armstead

IND

54

Myles Gaskin

NE

55

Jeremy McNichols

@HOU

56

Eno Benjamin

SEA

57

Chris Evans

@CLE

58

Ty Johnson

@BUF

59

Cam Akers

SF

60

Jeff Wilson

@LA

 

Week 18 Receivers 

RK

Player

Opp

1

Cooper Kupp

SF

2

Justin Jefferson

CHI

3

Deebo Samuel

@LA

4

Tyreek Hill

@DEN

5

Stefon Diggs

NYJ

6

A.J. Brown

@HOU

7

Keenan Allen

@LV

8

Diontae Johnson

@BAL

9

Mike Evans

CAR

10

Amon-Ra St. Brown

GB

11

Tyler Lockett

@ARI

12

DK Metcalf

@ARI

13

Brandin Cooks

TEN

14

Jaylen Waddle

NE

15

Darnell Mooney

@MIN

16

Christian Kirk

SEA

17

Odell Beckham

SF

18

Marquise Brown

PIT

19

CeeDee Lamb

@PHI

20

Michael Pittman

@JAC

21

Mike Williams

@LV

22

Van Jefferson

SF

23

Hunter Renfrow

LAC

24

Amari Cooper

@PHI

25

Brandon Aiyuk

@LA

26

Terry McLaurin

@NYG

27

Jakobi Meyers

@MIA

28

Jarvis Landry

CIN

29

Chase Claypool

@BAL

30

DJ Moore

@TB

31

Russell Gage

NO

32

Courtland Sutton

KC

33

DeVante Parker

NE

34

Laquon Treadwell

IND

35

Rashod Bateman

PIT

36

A.J. Green

SEA

37

Kendrick Bourne

@MIA

38

Zay Jones

LAC

39

Marquez Callaway

@ATL

40

K.J. Osborn

CHI

41

Jamison Crowder

@BUF

42

Marvin Jones

IND

43

Cole Beasley

NYJ

44

Donovan Peoples-Jones

CIN

45

Jerry Jeudy

KC

46

Gabriel Davis

NYJ

47

Allen Robinson

@MIN

48

Julio Jones

@HOU

49

Breshad Perriman

CAR

50

Tyler Johnson

CAR

51

Cedrick Wilson

@PHI

52

Antoine Wesley

SEA

53

Davante Adams

@DET

54

Josh Reynolds

GB

55

Byron Pringle

@DEN

56

Kenny Golladay

WAS

57

Nico Collins

TEN

58

T.Y. Hilton

@JAC

59

Laviska Shenault

IND

60

Robby Anderson

@TB

61

Cyril Grayson

CAR

62

Nick Westbrook-Ikhine

@HOU

63

Ja'Marr Chase

@CLE

64

Jauan Jennings

@LA

65

Mike Thomas

@CLE

66

Jalen Guyton

@LV

67

Josh Palmer

@LV

68

DeVonta Smith

DAL

69

Keelan Cole

@BUF

70

Parris Campbell

@JAC

 

Week 18 Tight Ends

RK

Player

Opp

1

Mark Andrews

PIT

2

Travis Kelce

@DEN

3

Rob Gronkowski

CAR

4

George Kittle

@LA

5

Zach Ertz

SEA

6

Dawson Knox

NYJ

7

Darren Waller

LAC

8

Kyle Pitts

NO

9

Tyler Higbee

SF

10

Mike Gesicki

NE

11

Pat Freiermuth

@BAL

12

Noah Fant

KC

13

Dalton Schultz

@PHI

14

Tyler Conklin

CHI

15

Cole Kmet

@MIN

16

Hunter Henry

@MIA

17

Gerald Everett

@ARI

18

Jared Cook

@LV

19

Cameron Brate

CAR

20

Austin Hooper

CIN

21

Albert Okwuegbunam

KC

22

Evan Engram

WAS

23

Brevin Jordan

TEN

24

Foster Moreau

LAC

25

Hayden Hurst

NO

26

Jonnu Smith

@MIA

27

Josiah Deguara

@DET

28

Jack Doyle

@JAC

29

Tyler Kroft

@BUF

30

David Njoku

CIN

31

Geoff Swaim

@HOU

 

Week 18 Kickers

RK

Player

Opp

1

Matt Gay

SF

2

Daniel Carlson

LAC

3

Nick Folk

@MIA

4

Tyler Bass

NYJ

5

Greg Joseph

CHI

6

Randy Bullock

@HOU

7

Matt Prater

SEA

8

Justin Tucker

PIT

9

Harrison Butker

@DEN

10

Dustin Hopkins

@LV

11

Robbie Gould

@LA

12

Michael Badgley

@JAC

13

Ryan Succop

CAR

14

Greg Zuerlein

@PHI

15

Chris Boswell

@BAL

16

Brandon McManus

KC

17

Cairo Santos

@MIN

18

Brett Maher

@ATL

19

Jason Myers

@ARI

20

Jason Sanders

NE

21

Evan McPherson

@CLE

22

Riley Patterson

GB

23

Younghoe Koo

NO

24

Chase McLaughlin

CIN

25

Mason Crosby

@DET

26

Ka'imi Fairbairn

TEN

27

Graham Gano

WAS

28

Jake Elliott

DAL

29

Eddy Pineiro

@BUF

30

Joey Slye

@NYG

31

Matthew Wright

IND

32

Lirim Hajrullahu

@TB

 

Week 18 Defense/Special Teams

RK

Player

Opp

1

Indianapolis Colts

@JAC

2

Kansas City Chiefs

@DEN

3

Tennessee Titans

@HOU

4

New England Patriots

@MIA

5

Buffalo Bills

NYJ

6

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

CAR

7

New Orleans Saints

@ATL

8

Washington Football Team

@NYG

9

Cleveland Browns

CIN

10

Minnesota Vikings

CHI

11

Chicago Bears

@MIN

12

Los Angeles Rams

SF

13

Dallas Cowboys

@PHI

14

Arizona Cardinals

SEA

15

New York Giants

WAS

16

Cincinnati Bengals

@CLE

17

Los Angeles Chargers

@LV

18

Detroit Lions

GB

19

Atlanta Falcons

NO

20

Houston Texans

TEN

21

San Francisco 49ers

@LA

22

Green Bay Packers

@DET

23

Pittsburgh Steelers

@BAL

24

Miami Dolphins

NE

25

Las Vegas Raiders

LAC

26

Philadelphia Eagles

DAL

27

Baltimore Ravens

PIT

28

Seattle Seahawks

@ARI

29

Carolina Panthers

@TB

30

Denver Broncos

KC

31

New York Jets

@BUF

32

Jacksonville Jaguars

IND