Week 11 Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings (PPR): Cam Newton rejoins the rankings

Last week, Tom Brady led fantasy scores amongst quarterbacks with 31.84 fantasy points from four total touchdowns against the Carolina Panthers. Russell Wilson had a troublesome week against the Los Angeles Rams, scoring only 9.92 fantasy points. Meanwhile, Lamar Jackson made his first top ten appearances in the weekly standings since week six. Next week, Josh Allen notably will be on a bye along with Drew Brees being out indefinitely due to rib fractures and a collapsed lung.

RankTierNameAverage PointsOpponent
11Kyler Murray30.16@ SEA
21Patrick Mahomes26.62@ LV
31Russell Wilson27.56ARI
42Justin Herbert24.62NYJ
52Ben Reothlisberger19.79@ JAX
62Aaron Rodgers23.78@ IND
73Deshaun Watson21.98NE
83Tom Brady21.14LAR
94Matthew Stafford18.31@ CAR
104Cam Newton19.44@ HOU


Tier One Quarterbacks

Kyler Murray shocked NFL fans last week with a hail mary pass to Deandre Hopkins to secure a win over the Buffalo Bills, and hand them only their third loss of the season. Kyler Murray was unstoppable in this one, with 306 total yards and three total touchdowns for 29.9 fantasy points. Again, he is one of the most prolific rushers in the league, and probably the best rushing quarterback in the NFL this season with 67.11 rushing yards per game along with 10 rushing touchdowns, which is only second to Dalvin Cook. Murray’s matchup against division rival Seattle Seahawks on Thursday night is extremely favorable, considering the Seahawks give up the most fantasy points to quarterbacks and wide receivers this season. Murray is an easy choice to be fantasy’s number one quarterback next week.

Patrick Mahomes is coming off of a bye week he had in week 10. In week nine, Mahomes had 372 passing yards and four touchdowns against the Carolina Panthers. Mahomes has the fourth-most fantasy points this season and the fourth-best average point standing for quarterbacks in fantasy. Next week, the Chiefs will take on the Las Vegas Raiders in a divisional contest. The last time these two teams played each other in week five, the Chiefs lost their first game of the season, while Patrick Mahomes had 29 fantasy points in that game. Mahomes should have another solid outing in this important matchup.

Russell Wilson certainly struggled last week against the Los Angeles Rams. In the Seahawks second straight loss in two weeks, Wilson went touchdown-less for the first time this season. Wilson threw for his second-lowest yardage with 248 yards and turned the ball over three times himself. Wilson will take on the Cardinals in a much-needed win scenario. The Cardinals have given up the eighth-most fantasy points to quarterbacks this season, and the last time Wilson played them in week seven he had just under 30 fantasy points. Wilson should be a lock to redeem himself in week 11.

Tier Two Quarterbacks

Justin Herbert had his fourth straight week in the top ten for quarterback fantasy standings last week. He had three total touchdowns against Miami to give him 20.48 fantasy points. Herbert has had only one game under 20 points this season and is ranked 8th in total fantasy points this season. His matchup against the winless Jets next week is really valuable for his fantasy value, as they have allowed an average of 21.7 fantasy points per game to quarterbacks. Herbert should see his fifth straight week in the top ten standings next week.

Ben Roethlisberger had himself quite the game last week against the Cincinnati Bengals for his highest point total on the season. He threw for 333 yards and four touchdowns for 29.32 fantasy points, placing him in third for week 10 in fantasy. Big Ben is averaging just under 20 points per game this season and has more games under 20 points than he does above. However, in his last two weeks, he has had over 25 points per game ad will be facing the Jacksonville Jaguars next week, who have allowed the third-most fantasy points to quarterbacks this season. Look for Big Ben to hover in the top five for quarterback standings on his fantasy run.

Aaron Rodgers had a successful week of fantasy in a close game against the Jacksonville Jaguars with 325 yards and two touchdowns for 26.4 fantasy points. Rodgers has remained pretty consistent averaging 23.8 fantasy points this season. In his last four weeks, he has been between 22 and 30 points each week. Next week, his matchup against the Indianapolis Colts is not a favorable one with their outstanding defense. They have allowed the second least amount of points to quarterbacks this season, so he may fall a little lower in the rankings.

Tier Three Quarterbacks

Deshaun Watson ranked 15th in points last week but remains the seventh leading scorer in quarterback fantasy points and averages just under 22 points per game. Last week was Watson’s first time under 20 points since week three. Next week Watson will take on the Patriots which should be a close game due to the team’s level of performance on both ends. The Patriots have allowed the eighth least amount of points to quarterbacks this season, but Watson should carry close or in the top ten for fantasy points.

Tom Brady led fantasy points last week with an outstanding game against the Carolina Panthers for 31.84 fantasy points. Brady threw for 341 yards and three touchdowns while running for one of his own. His new and healthy receiving core seems to be helping him, as Godwin, Evans, and Brown combined for 19 catches, 238 yards, and one touchdown. Brady may struggle next week against a tough Rams’ defense, that almost kept Russell Wilson out of the top 20 of fantasy points last week.

Tier Four Quarterbacks

Matthew Stafford had a terrific fantasy week last week with 276 yards and three touchdowns for 23.04 fantasy points against Washington. Stafford has seen some ugly weeks, but he should have a solid game against the Panthers, who have allowed 21.2 fantasy points on average to quarterbacks. Plus, if Teddy Bridgewater cannot play for them next week, Stafford should see more time on the field.

Cam Newton has hovered or been in the top ten for the last four weeks of fantasy football. He was kept out of the rankings after he struggled against San Francisco, but his matchup against the Houston Texans shows a lot of promise in fantasy for next week. Houston allows the most rushing yards per game this season with 167, falling particularly well into Newton’s game. He should be able to produce more than his 18.7 fantasy point average next week.
Cincinnati Bengals

Honorable Mentions

Joe Burrow has been in or around the top ten standings for fantasy football quarterbacks and is an outstanding honorable mention. Last week Burrow only put up 12.52 fantasy points against a tough Steelers’ defense. His downfall is in his offensive line and short-sided receiving core. However, next week the Bengals play Washington, which will be a great opportunity for Burrow to hit near the top ten in standings.

Teddy Bridgewater continues to be a solid fantasy asset for quarterbacks this season. His issue this season has certainly been consistency, with having the same amount of games under 15 points as the same number of games over 20 points. However, next week should be a week with over 20 fantasy points for Bridgewater as the Panthers take on the Detroit Lions, who have allowed the 11th most fantasy points to quarterbacks this year.

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