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Week 9 Rest of Season Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings: Derek Carr Flies Up the Chart

Up to date rankings of NFL QBs for the remainder of the 2015 fantasy football season before Week 9.

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


  • There is a special bump for QBs who have already have their bye weeks, as they have nine games remaining to their regular seasons against everyone else's eight. 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-5 and Russell Wilson is a QB3, behind those whom can project for more passing TDs in garbage time. No one else in the top-24 can be expected to rush for TDs.

  • 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.

  • I did not rank Nick Foles because St. Louis just doesn't pass. He does have a great schedule, though, so is probably QB27 in 2QB leagues, as he is a better QB3 to have than those below that.

  • 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.

  • Not sure about Josh McCown. Johnny Manziel may start on Thursday and then we are unsure for a while. If Manziel starts, not sure he is better than QB28 in 2QB leagues, so a very low-end QB2 this week with all of the byes. We should likely be looking to start an RB or WR in that spot where we can.
  • 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.