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Week 7 Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings

Lamar Jackson isn't in our Week 7 fantasy QB rankings, but there are several quarterback sleepers available on waiver wires you can plug in as suitable replacements this week.

It's not a bad week for bye-week QBs -- with one big exception. Lamar Jackson is getting his week off, but the rest of the idle quarterbacks, Kirk Cousins, Ryan Fitzpatrick, and Philip Rivers, are merely matchup-based streamers on a weekly basis. That takes away a little bit of depth from our Week 7 fantasy QB rankings, but they're still strong through the top 18 or so, as several sleepers rise thanks to favorable matchups.

Justin Herbert (vs. Jaguars), Gardner Minshew (@ Chargers), Teddy Bridgewater (@ Saints), and Joe Burrow (vs. Browns) are all on the start/sit bubble this week, but given the way they've performed this season, they're every bit as worthy of starting as veterans with slightly tougher matchups, like Cam Newton (vs. 49ers) and Drew Brees (vs. Panthers). You could even make the case, as we do, that Herbert and Minshew are worth starting over Tom Brady (@ Raiders) and Ben Roethlisberger (@ Titans). 

Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

That's not to say any of those veterans are stayaways. We know they all have upside in any matchup, and Brees is especially intriguing with Michael Thomas (ankle) due back. (Update: Not only is Thomas still going to be out, but so is Emmanuel Sanders.) Ben Roethlisberger figures to get Diontae Johnson (back) back this week, too, so that can only mean good things.

Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

Jared Goff (vs. Bears), Ryan Tannehill (vs. Steelers), Carson Wentz (vs. Giants), Derek Carr (vs. Bucs), and Baker Mayfield (@ Bengals) all fall outside our top 14, primarily because of matchups. Consistency and high ceilings have been issues for most, though Tannehill and Carr have probably both been better this year than most realize. Like the veterans mentioned above, they're not horrible plays, but you can find higher-upside options. 

Losing Jackson isn't easy for his owners, but clearly there are capable replacements. As is the case most weeks, there's no excuse for starting a low-upside quarterback this week.

Note: Check back throughout the week, as we'll continue to update our QB rankings up until kickoff based on the latest news and injury updates. For individual analysis of key QBs, click here.

These rankings are for four-point passing TD leagues.

  • Cardinals vs. Seahawks

  • Chiefs @ Broncos

  • Seahawks vs. Cardinals

  • Bills @ Jets

  • Lions @ Falcons

  • Packers @ Texans

  • Texans vs. Packers

  • Jaguars @ Chargers

  • Falcons vs. Lions

  • Chargers vs. Jaguars

  • Panthers @ Saints

  • Steelers @ Titans

  • Buccaneers @ Raiders

  • Bengals vs. Browns

  • Titans vs. Steelers

  • Cowboys @ Washington

  • Eagles vs. Giants

  • Patriots vs. 49ers

  • Raiders vs. Buccaneers

  • Saints vs. Panthers

  • Rams vs. Bears

  • 49ers @ Patriots

  • Browns @ Bengals

  • Giants @ Eagles

  • Broncos vs. Chiefs

  • Washington vs. Cowboys

  • Jets vs. Bills

  • Bears @ Rams

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