Yates’ Early Fantasy Football Week 13 QB Rankings: Do You Need To Start C.J. Stroud, Trevor Lawrence, and Tua Tagovailoa?

As we begin to look ahead to a critical Week 13, who are the top QBs you need to get into your starting fantasy football lineups?

Ladies and gentlemen, we only have two weeks left before the fantasy football playoffs start in the majority of leagues! In a critical week, fantasy managers need to know who they can trust in their starting lineups in Week 13.

With that in mind, here are my early fantasy football Week 13 QB rankings to help guide you as you look ahead.

Which QB Should You Start in Fantasy Football?

All rankings are in 1QB and half-PPR scoring formats.

1) Patrick Mahomes | KC (at GB)
2) Jalen Hurts | PHI (vs. SF)
3) Dak Prescott | DAL (vs. SEA)
4) Brock Purdy | SF (at PHI)
5) Kyler Murray | ARI (at PIT)
6) Tua Tagovailoa | MIA (at WAS)
7) C.J. Stroud | HOU (vs. DEN)
8) Trevor Lawrence | JAX (vs. CIN)
9) Jared Goff | DET (at NO)
10) Justin Herbert | LAC (at NE)
11) Sam Howell | WAS (vs. MIA)
12) Russell Wilson | DEN (at HOU)
13) Gardner Minshew II | IND (at TEN)
14) Derek Carr | NO (vs. DET)

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15) Jordan Love | GB (vs. KC)
16) Will Levis | TEN (vs. IND)
17) Geno Smith | SEA (at DAL)
18) Baker Mayfield | TB (vs. CAR)
19) Matthew Stafford | LAR (vs. CLE)
20) Kenny Pickett | PIT (vs. ARI)
21) Desmond Ridder | ATL (at NYJ)
22) Dorian Thompson-Robinson | CLE (at LAR)
23) Jake Browning | CIN (at JAX)
24) Bryce Young | CAR (at TB)
25) Bailey Zappe | NE (vs. LAC)
26) Mac Jones | NE (vs. LAC)
27) Tim Boyle | NYJ (vs. ATL)

Top QBs To Start in Week 13

Tua Tagovailoa, Miami Dolphins

To begin the year, Tua Tagovailoa was on fire and consistently provided week-winning performances for fantasy football. Recently, however, that’s seemed to taper off, and he’s now finished outside of the top 10 at the position in each of his last three games.

That very well may change this next week against the Washington Commanders’ defense that is struggling to slow down pretty much everyone right now. Things have been so dire that they’ve just let go of Jack Del Rio as the defensive coordinator and their DBs coach!

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If you’ve been wondering what to do with the Miami QB, start Tua with confidence against Washington’s defense that is allowing 264.6 passing yards per contest this year, which is the third-highest mark across the NFL.

Sam Howell, Washington Commanders

Did you know that Sam Howell is the overall QB4 in fantasy football through 12 weeks? Josh Allen, Jalen Hurts, and Dak Prescott are the only other quarterbacks who have had a better season from a fantasy standpoint, which is something I never would have been able to predict.

Washington is letting Howell air it out, as we have to go all the way back to Week 6 to find the last time that he ended a game with less than 40 pass attempts. This is equating to solid and reliable fantasy production, and he should be in lineups again this week against the Dolphins.

Looking to make a trade in your fantasy league? Having trouble deciding who to start and who to sit? Setting DFS lineups? Check out PFN’s Free Fantasy Football Trade Analyzer, Start/Sit Optimizer, and DFS Lineup Optimizer to help you make the right decision!

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