Fantasy Football: Week 12 QB rankings
Deshaun Watson has cooled off in recent weeks, managing less than 200 passing yards and/or fewer than two touchdowns through the air in three of his past five games. Of course, Houston keeps winning, riding its league-best seven-game ascent, if not its spectacular second-year signal caller any more than it needs.
But it’s worth noting that Watson’s four-game streak of 300-plus passing yards began in the Week 2 loss against the Titans, who touch down in Houston Monday night perhaps with Blaine Gabbert again as their starter. In the first 2018 meeting, Watson accumulated 310 passing yards and two touchdowns, plus a season-high 44 rushing yards — unsurprising, perhaps, after he dropped 57 points and 5 touchdowns in his only other game against Tennessee, Week 4 of his rookie season.
And the last time Watson played in primetime, when the Texans absolutely pummeled Miami, Watson registered a 156 rating and tossed five touchdowns and no picks. That masterpiece upped his career numbers at night to 12 touchdowns, 1 turnover and an average of 288 yards from scrimmage.
With Tennessee coming off its worst defensive performance of the season and Watson due and looking to avenge that Week 2 loss in a big divisional battle, we’re expecting a huge performance from our QB2 overall this week.
Let’s take a look at the full QB rankings in Week 12:
1. Drew Brees, Saints vs. Falcons
2. Deshaun Watson, Texans vs. Titans
3. Andrew Luck, Colts vs. Dolphins
4. Aaron Rodgers, Packers at Vikings
5. Matt Ryan, Falcons at Saints
6. Philip Rivers, Chargers vs. Cardinals
7. Cam Newton, Panthers vs. Seahawks
8. Kirk Cousns, Vikings vs. Packers
9. Russell Wilson, Seahawks at Panthers
10. Tom Brady, Patriots at Jets
11. Lamar Jackson, Ravens vs. Raiders
12. Jameis Winston, Bucs vs. 49ers
13. Carson Wentz, Eagles vs. Giants
14. Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers at Broncos
15. Baker Mayfield, Browns at Bengals
16. Andy Dalton, Bengals vs Browns
17. Dak Prescott, Cowboys vs. Washington
18. Eli Manning, Giants at Eagles
19. Case Keenum, Broncos vs. Steelers
20. Nick Mullens, 49ers at Bucs
21. Matthew Stafford, Lions vs. Bears
22. Ryan Tannehill, Dolphins at Colts
23. Chase Daniel, Bears at Lions
24. Derek Carr, Raiders at Ravens
25. Josh Rosen, Cardinals at Chargers