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Week 15 Quarterback Rankings

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This week’s fantasy landscape at the quarterback position.

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With fantasy playoff hopes on the line, here are my Top 32 QBs for Week 15 vs. FantasyPros' ECR rankings:

Fantasy Football rankings - Week 15

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# Player (team) Matchup ECR™ vs. ECR
1 Aaron Rodgers (GB) at CHI 1 0
2 Matt Ryan (ATL) vs. SF 2 0
3 Tom Brady (NE) at DEN 7 +4
4 Russell Wilson (SEA) vs. LA 4 0
5 Kirk Cousins (WAS) vs. CAR 3 -2
6 Derek Carr (OAK) at SD 6 0
7 Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) at CIN 12 +5
8 Cam Newton (CAR) at WAS 9 +1
9 Drew Brees (NO) at ARI 5 -4
10 Andrew Luck (IND) at MIN 8 -2
11 Tyrod Taylor (BUF) vs. CLE 10 -1
12 Dak Prescott (DAL) vs. TB 15 +3
13 Philip Rivers (SD) vs. OAK 11 -2
14 Marcus Mariota (TEN) at KC 14 0
15 Jameis Winston (TB) at DAL 13 -2
16 Colin Kaepernick (SF) at ATL 17 +1
17 Carson Palmer (ARI) vs. NO 16 -1
18 Matthew Stafford (DET) at NYG 20 +2
19 Eli Manning (NYG) vs. DET 19 0
20 Trevor Siemian (DEN) vs. NE 23 +3
21 Joe Flacco (BAL) vs. PHI 18 -3
22 Andy Dalton (CIN) vs. PIT 21 -1
23 Alex Smith (KC) vs. TEN 22 -1
24 Blake Bortles (JAC) at HOU 24 0
25 Matt Barkley (CHI) vs. GB 26 +1
26 Jared Goff (LA) at SEA 27 +1
27 Sam Bradford (MIN) vs. IND 25 -2
28 Robert Griffin (CLE) at BUF 30 +2
29 Carson Wentz (PHI) at BAL 28 -1
30 Brock Osweiler (HOU) vs. JAC 32 +2
31 Bryce Petty (NYJ) vs. MIA 31 0
32 Matt Moore (MIA) at NYJ 29 -3


Notes & Analysis:

  • As the Green Bay Packers try to surge back into the playoff picture, Aaron Rodgers will undoubtedly have to put the team on his back down the stretch. This is great news for fantasy owners, and after he dropped 326 yards and a trio of TDs on them back in Week 7, A-Rod’s Week 15 matchup against the Bears is appetizing to say the least.
  • Matt Ryan was still productive without Julio last week, meaning he’ll be a high-end QB1 option against the 49ers, assuming with his star WR is indeed active.
  • Terrific Tom Brady doesn’t slide out of my top tier of fantasy signal callers this week, even on the road versus the Broncos’ secondary. I can’t imagine you have a better option than Brady in Week 15, who has the ability to pick apart even the best defenses.
  • On a short week this Thursday night, Russell Wilson and the Hawks are at home against the rebuilding Rams. This sets up perfectly for a major bounce-back performance for Seattle after getting spanked by the Packers last week, and Russ should be a solid QB1.
  • After a long break since last Thursday’s letdown against KC, a fully-rested Derek Carr should be able to rebound this week against the Chargers. He’s a fine QB1 with plenty of weapons in sunny San Diego.
  • With a scary-good running game and an ascending defense, Ben Roethlisberger and the streaking Steelers head to Cincinnati in Week 15 to partake in a heated AFC North rivalry. Albeit a much better fantasy option at Heinz Field, I can still see Big Ben throwing for 250+ yards and multiple scores, good for QB1 consideration.
  • Following back-to-back disappointing games, one at home and one on the road, I’m officially pumping the brakes on Drew Brees. With six INTs in the past two weeks and a road date against Arizona’s talented secondary, I consider Brees more of a low-end QB1.
  • Almost any QB facing Cleveland’s pitiful defense can be slotted in a potential starting option for fantasy, and Tyrod Taylor is up next. At home with his WRs regaining their health, Taylor is a borderline QB1.
  • In a primetime matchup against the red-hot Buccaneers, I like Dak Prescott as a quality streaming option this Sunday night. After losing their first game since Week 1, look for the Cowboys to come out aggressive. Dak’s versatility is worthy of a start in most leagues.
  • Although the Broncos aren’t used to relying on their offense, the Patriots are more than capable of scoring their fair share of points regardless of opponent. This could force Trevor Siemian to throw the ball more than usual, whether he likes it or not.
  • As much as I’d love to say that Robert Griffin was simply shaking off the rust in Week 14, he just looked downright terrible. He can’t do much worse than last week, but the RG3 experiment appears to be all but a failure.
  • In what could be the season’s least relevant game for fantasy QBs, Bryce Petty and Matt Moore will duel at MetLife Stadium this Saturday evening in what should be a snoozer. Just who we thought would be starting for the Jets and Dolphins by Week 15.