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Fantasy Football Rankings: Quarterbacks for Week 15

Ranking the best quarterbacks by matchup and opportunity for Week 15 of the 2018 NFL Season.

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Rank Quarterback Team Opponent High-Floor/High-Ceiling QB1s
Rank Quarterback Team Opponent High-Floor/High-Ceiling QB1s
1 Patrick Mahomes KC LAC The Undisputed QB1
2 Andrew Luck IND DAL Tough matchup but Luck's the second-most consistent fantasy QB.
3 Philip Rivers LAC at KC Rivers will be forced to throw non-stop all night.
4 Ben Roethlisberger PIT NE Ribs be damned! His injury is manageable and it's a great matchup.
5 Drew Brees NO at CAR Brees has been a dud as of late but an appointment with Carolina should heal him of his fantasy ailments.
6 Russell Wilson SEA at SF RW's highest ranking of 2018, he's in a smash spot against the lowly Niners.
7 Jared Goff LAR PHI It's a great matchup but the GOAT Evan Silva did note on twitter that Goff struggles mightily in the cold. Adjust expectations accordingly.
8 Josh Allen BUF DET Believe it. The rushing floor is a cheat code.
9 Tom Brady NE at PIT Should be a shootout.
10 Deshaun Watson HOU at NYJ An unimposing matchup.
11 Aaron Rodgers GB at CHI A divisional showdown that Rodgers will want to make a statement in.
12 Dak Prescott DAL at IND Dak's been rock-solid over that last few weeks. He'll keep it going in a great matchup.
High-Floor/High-Ceiling QB2s
13 Baker Mayfield CLE at DEN Baker will shred Denver's vulnerable secondary.
14 Lamar Jackson BAL TB A glorious matchup.
The High-Floor/Should be a QB1 but the injury's messing things up QB2s
15 Cam Newton CAR NO Cam's shoulder is troublesome but this is a stellar spot for him to put up points.
16 Mitchell Trubisky CHI GB Trubisky's ceiling is easily in the Top 5 but he's such a high variance QB at the moment that we have to rank him as a top-tier QB2.
High-Floor/Shaky-but-high Ceiling QB2s
17 Derek Carr OAK at CIN The matchup with Cincy puts Carr atop this tier.
18 Matt Ryan ATL ARI The Cards' pass defense is for real but the ATL passing attack is solid.
19 Jameis Winston TB at BAL The supporting cast and offensive philosophies elevate Winston out of the tier most QBs would be in when facing Baltimore.
High-Floor/Capped-Ceiling QB2s
20 Kirk Cousins MIN MIA Hopefully the new OC can take advantage of a good matchup.
21 Case Keenum DEN CLE Mediocre matchup for a mediocre quarterback
22 Marcus Mariota TEN at NYG The matchup is nice but Mariota has been very boom or bust.
23 Jeff Driskel CIN OAK The matchup elevates Driskel into the weak QB2 realm.
24 Nick Foles PHI at LAR Foles gets a decent matchup to kick off his second end-of-season run as Philly's starting quarterback.
QB3s
25 Eli Manning NYG TEN A difficult matchup but theoretically he's the guy who gets to throw to ODB.
26 Josh Rosen ARI at ATL A nice matchup for the rookie whose yet to blossom.
27 Cody Kessler JAX WAS A nice matchup for the fill-in.
28 Ryan Tannehill MIA at MIN Tough spot.
29 Sam Darnold NYJ HOU Brutal matchup but the rookie has a decent supporting cast.
30 Nick Mullens SF SEA Bad matchup for the bad QB.
31 Matthew Stafford DET at BUF Brutal matchup.
32 Josh Johnson WAS at JAX Look away.