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Week 6 Rest of Season Fantasy Football Rankings: Quarterbacks

Up to date rankings of NFL QBs for the remainder of the 2015 fantasy football season before Week 6.

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There is nothing makes the NFL more fun than fantasy football and few things make fantasy sports more fun than rankings, rankings, and more rankings. QBs are ranked in this post with the ESPN and Yahoo! standard fractional scoring.

Rank Player Team
1 Tom Brady Patriots
2 Aaron Rodgers Packers
3 Cam Newton Panthers
4 Andrew Luck Colts
5 Andy Dalton Bengals
6 Carson Palmer Cardinals
7 Matt Ryan Falcons
8 Eli Manning Giants
9 Drew Brees Saints
10 Philip Rivers Chargers
11 Ben Roethlisberger Steelers
12 Russell Wilson Seahawks
13 Blake Bortles Jaguars
14 Sam Bradford Eagles
15 Joe Flacco Ravens
16 Jay Cutler Bears
17 Tyrod Taylor Bills
18 Derek Carr Raiders
19 Matthew Stafford Lions
20 Peyton Manning Broncos
21 Marcus Mariota Titans
22 Ryan Fitzpatrick Jets
23 Josh McCown Browns
24 Brian Hoyer Texans
25 Jameis Winston Buccaneers
26 Ryan Tannehill Dolphins
27 Teddy Bridgewater Vikings
28 Tony Romo Cowboys
29 Alex Smith Chiefs
30 Colin Kaepernick 49ers
31 Michael Vick Steelers
32 Nick Foles Rams
33 Matt Cassel Cowboys
34 Kirk Cousins Washington
35 Johnny Manziel Browns


  • There is a special bump for Tom Brady, Cam Newton, Marcus Mariotta, and Ryan Fitzpatrick, who have 12 games remaining to their regular seasons against everyone else's 11. These ranks will swing greatly as QBs eat their byes and have more remaining games on their schedules than their counterparts.

  • These rankings generally hold water with six-point passing TDs. Cam Newton is the notable drops in the escalated passing TD bump closer to the bottom of the top-8 but Russell Wilson remains in the top-15, but from the top toward the bottom of his tier with Blake Bortles, Sam Bradford, and Joe Flacco, who can project for more passing TDs.

    No one else in the top-24 can be expected to rush for TDs. Tyrod Taylor has not been running consistently enough and Marcus Mariota is surprisingly just not running. QBs rushing TDs are largely random bonuses until we see more. Interceptions widely vary, also, that they are not as predictive at this moment.

  • For two-QB leagues, INTs are something of which to take more caution because losing one less point can bump a 12-point game in standard scoring by about 8-12%, whereas the effects on QB1s are more in the 5-8% range.

  • As we go down the rankings, there is an increase in the weight of strength of schedule. And the better matchups sooner than later are more valuable because there is little value in stashing QB2s. These are not weekly rankings, but the idea of these rankings is to measure whom we should be owning now over whom. A mediocre QB with a bad schedule until Week 12 is useless to our rosters compared a below average QB with two or three nice matchups in the coming weeks.

  • These rankings reflect that the Lions, Dolphins, Buccaneers, 49ers, Texans, Broncos, and Steelers all just look like very messy situations due to injuries, bonehead coaching, and degrees of bad play in between. Expect swings as they get their acts together or achieve total futility.

  • Do your research and use rankings cautiously, as they are always a work-in-progress. Rankings are a bad tools to tell us what to do. They are conversation starters, tier setters, value mirrors, and a combination of the scientific explanations of what has happened with the art of predicting what will happen. Feel free to supply contrary evidence to me on Twitter at @AlexSontySBN or in the comments. They will help me help you.