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Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings: Playoffs -- Blake Bortles, Champion Stud

Ranking NFL QBs for the Weeks 14 through 16 playoffs of the 2015 fantasy football season.

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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. Playoff schedules minus Week 17 are heavily equated into the rankings.

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


  • 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, and Wilson is barely startable in a 2QB six-point passing TD league.

  • With the injuries to the Patriots receiving corps, Tom Brady's ceiling drops a tad. Newton's schedule is great and Ben Roethlisberger just has so much volume and so many weapons.

  • 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.

  • 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.