Before we get to the rankings for Week 17, let's tackle some of the biggest questions Fantasy players are facing at quarterback heading into the Fantasy semifinals, beginning with a key injury to watch this week: 

Is Justin Fields a risky start? 

I don't really care that Fields struggled in Week 16 against the Bills. What bothers me was the lack of rushing production – he had just seven rushes for 11 yards, and only three of those rush attempts appeared to be designed. The concern is that Fields suffered a foot injury during Saturday's game, admitted after the game he couldn't put his full weight on the foot. Fields also suffered an aggravation of his previous non-throwing shoulder injury, so he's pretty beat up heading into Week 17. The matchup is a great one, as he torched the Lions for 43 Fantasy points the last time he faced them, but Fields relies so much on his rushing ability that it's fair to wonder if you can trust him at less than 100%. The good news is, Fields wasn't limited by the injury during practice, so I'm rolling him out there. 

Is Gardner Minshew a must-start if he plays?

The Eagles need to win just one of their final two games to lock up the No. 1 seed, so I'm not surprised they're opting to hold Jalen Hurts out one more week. Minshew played very well against the Cowboys in Week 16, with even his two interceptions hardly his fault – they were contested balls that Quez Watkins absolutely could have come down with. The matchup against the Saints likely won't give Minshew another 40 pass attempts, and it's worth noting that the Eagles had called just 24 pass attempts through the first three quarters, so he'll have to be efficient. But I expect he will be so, and I'm ranking him as a No. 1 QB. 

Are any streamers worth using in the championship?

Besides Minshew? I think there are some interesting options, though nobody that I'd feel great about. I've got Daniel Jones as QB14 for this week and Mike White as QB15, though I may go back and forth on that one before the week is out. What White has going for him is expected pass volume, as he has attempted at least 44 passes in two of his three starts. The Jets like to run the ball when they can, but they've shown – when anyone but Zach Wilson is in the game, at least – they're willing to put it in the air and in the hands of their best playmakers. The Seahawks allow the 11th-most Fantasy points to quarterbacks, so it's a pretty good matchup – I'd feel even better about it if the Seahawks have Tyler Lockett (hand) back this week. Neither of those guys is a must-start Fantasy option, but I'd go with either over, say, Deshaun Watson, and if you need a Tua Tagovailoa replacement, they're better than Teddy Bridgewater

Here are my rankings for the QB position for Week 17: 

  1. Patrick Mahomes vs. DEN
  2. Josh Allen @CIN
  3. Justin Fields @DET
  4. Trevor Lawrence @HOU
  5. Joe Burrow vs. BUF
  6. Kirk Cousins @GB
  7. Gardner Minshew vs. NO
  8. Justin Herbert vs. LAR
  9. Tom Brady vs. CAR
  10. Aaron Rodgers vs. MIN
  11. Geno Smith vs. NYJ
  12. Jared Goff vs. CHI
  13. Daniel Jones vs. IND
  14. Mike White @SEA
  15. Deshaun Watson @WAS
  16. Brock Purdy @LV
  17. Teddy Bridgewater @NE
  18. Carson Wentz vs. CLE
  19. Kenny Pickett @BAL
  20. Russell Wilson @KC
  21. Baker Mayfield @LAC
  22. Mac Jones vs. MIA
  23. Tyler Huntley vs. PIT
  24. Nick Foles @NYG
  25. Andy Dalton @PHI
  26. Davis Mills vs. JAX
  27. Jarrett Stidham vs. SF
  28. David Blough @ATL
  29. Desmond RIdder vs. ARI
  30. Sam Darnold @TB