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Rest of Season Fantasy Football Rankings: Quarterbacks

Up to date rankings of QBs for the remainder of the 2015 fantasy football season.

David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

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


  • There is a special bump for Tom Brady and Marcus Mariotta, who have 13 games remaining to their regular seasons against everyone else's 12. 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 to around the bottom of the top-8 but Russell Wilson remains in the top-12, but from the top toward the bottom of his tier with Drew Brees, Peyton Manning, and Philip Rivers. No one else in the top-24 can be expected to rush for TDs. 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, Ravens, Buccaneers, 49ers, Texans, and Eagles 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.