On Tuesday, Baker Mayfield’s value was low enough that 30 teams didn’t bother submitting a claim for him when he hit the waiver wire. Two days later, he played well enough that it’s reasonable to wonder if he might be starting for the Rams next year.

Mayfield, after all, has had some success in the league. He put up top-10 numbers in the second half of his rookie season, and he won a playoff game with the Browns in 2020. With a couple of good late-game drives against the Raiders, it looks more plausible that a better offense and supporting cast might get him back to playing at a decent level.

For those in dynasty leagues, I think it’s fair to weigh whether Mayfield or Matthew Stafford is better prospect. Stafford put up big numbers in 2021, but he’s almost 35 and is sitting out the remainder of the season with spinal cord contusion. Stafford has taken a beating over the years and has been to the top of the mountain. Does he want to play anymore? And will he even get to make that choice (doctors might not clear him)?

To me, if I were making late-season adjustments to my dynasty roster, I would see Mayfield as a guy to park deep on a bench. I would consider making him my third quarterback (in a 12-team league). I would rather have Mayfield than Stafford.

I turn my attention to dynasty leagues every Saturday during the regular season, rotating between the four notable positions. Rankings assume a 12-team league, with owners holding the rights to players indefinitely – so you’re looking at 2023, 2024 and beyond, with younger players tending to move up the board.

Standard scoring for quarterbacks, with rookies tagged with black dots.

To see the most recent rankings for other positions (from previous Saturdays), use the “past issues” navigation tools on this page.

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1.KCPatrick Mahomes27.2
2.BUFJosh Allen26.6
3.CINJoe Burrow26.0
4.LACJustin Herbert24.8
5.PHIJalen Hurts24.3
6.BALLamar Jackson25.9
7.CLEDeshaun Watson27.2
8.MIATua Tagovailoa24.8
9.CHIJustin Fields23.8
10.DALDak Prescott29.4
11.JACTrevor Lawrence23.2
12.ARIKyler Murray25.3
13.PIT• Kenny Pickett24.5
14.SEAGeno Smith32.2
15.MINKirk Cousins34.3
16.GBAaron Rodgers39.0
17.SFTrey Lance22.6
18.NYGDaniel Jones25.5
19.LVDerek Carr31.7
20.DENRussell Wilson34.0
21.DETJared Goff28.2
22.NEMac Jones24.3
23.TBTom Brady45.4
24.SFJimmy Garoppolo31.1
25.NYJMike White27.7
26.ATL• Desmond Ridder23.3
27.LARBaker Mayfield27.7
28.GBJordan Love24.1
29.TEN• Malik Willis23.5
30.TENRyan Tannehill34.4
31.NYJZach Wilson23.4
32.LARMatthew Stafford34.8
33.WASTaylor Heinicke29.7
34.BALTyler Huntley24.8
35.NOAndy Dalton35.1
36.NE• Bailey Zappe23.6
37.MIATeddy Bridgewater30.1
38.PHIGardner Minshew27.6
39.WASCarson Wentz29.9
40.NYGTyrod Taylor33.4

—Ian Allan