Derek Tate’s Fantasy Football Week 12 QB Rankings: Do You Need To Start Justin Fields, C.J. Stroud, and Kyler Murray?

As Week 12 continues to move forward, who are the top QBs to consider starting in your fantasy football lineups this week?

The 2023 NFL season continues to roll along and fantasy football managers have plenty of tough start/sit decisions ahead of them for Week 12.

With four Week 12 games already in the books from the Thanksgiving and Black Friday slates, who do you need to be looking to start confidently this weekend?

Here are my latest Week 12 QB rankings to help guide you as you set your lineups. All rankings are in 1QB and half-PPR scoring formats.

Which QB Should You Start in Fantasy Football?

More Positional Rankings From Tate: RB | WR | TE

1) Jalen Hurts | PHI (vs. BUF)
2) Patrick Mahomes | KC (at LV)
3) Lamar Jackson | BAL (at LAC)
4) Dak Prescott | DAL (vs. WAS)
5) Josh Allen | BUF (at PHI)
6) Justin Fields | CHI (at MIN)
7) C.J. Stroud | HOU (vs. JAX)
8) Tua Tagovailoa | MIA (at NYJ)
9) Kyler Murray | ARI (vs. LAR)
10) Justin Herbert | LAC (vs. BAL)

11) Sam Howell | WAS (at DAL)
12) Brock Purdy | SF (at SEA)
13) Trevor Lawrence | JAX (at HOU)
14) Jared Goff | DET (vs. GB)
15) Joshua Dobbs | MIN (vs. CHI)
16) Matthew Stafford | LAR (at ARI)
17) Gardner Minshew II | IND (vs. TB)
18) Baker Mayfield | TB (at IND)
19) Will Levis | TEN (vs. CAR)
20) Jordan Love | GB (at DET)
21) Derek Carr | NO (at ATL)
22) Geno Smith | SEA (vs. SF)

23) Russell Wilson | DEN (vs. CLE)
24) Desmond Ridder | ATL (vs. NO)
25) Bryce Young | CAR (at TEN)
26) Dorian Thompson-Robinson | CLE (at DEN)
27) Aidan O’Connell | LV (vs. KC)
28) Kenny Pickett | PIT (at CIN)
29) Jake Browning | CIN (vs. PIT)
30) Tommy DeVito | NYG (vs. NE)
31) Mac Jones | NE (at NYG)
32) Tim Boyle | NYJ (vs. MIA)
33) PJ Walker | CLE (at DEN)
34) Clayton Tune | ARI (vs. LAR)
35) Tyson Bagent | CHI (at MIN)
36) Mitchell Trubisky | PIT (at CIN)
37) Bailey Zappe | NE (at NYG)

The Top QBs To Start in Week 12

Gardner Minshew II, QB, Indianapolis Colts

The Indianapolis Colts’ passing game has cooled off a bit over the last three games after back-to-back 300+ yard performances.

What cures an ailing passing game in 2023? Well, playing a Tampa Bay Buccaneers secondary that is giving up an average of 270 passing yards per game.

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Expect both Michael Pittman Jr. and Josh Downs to get back on track against a banged-up secondary — which may be without starting cornerback Jamel Dean, who picked up a foot/ankle injury in Week 11 — that has given up over 300 yards through the air to three of their last four opponents. Minshew is a fringe top-15 QB in Week 12.

Joshua Dobbs, QB, Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings QB Joshua Dobbs may have had his worst performance with his new team, but he still managed to produce 18+ fantasy points for a third straight game. Dobbs did fumble three times and threw an interception against an improved Denver defense that gave both Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen problems in the Broncos’ previous two wins.

This week, Dobbs and the Vikings will return home to take on the Chicago Bears and could even get All-Pro WR Justin Jefferson back into the fold. Dobbs has proven to have a reliable fantasy floor with an enticing ceiling as the leading man of the Vikings. Expect another productive outing in Week 12.

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