With NFL Week 15 upon us, here are my quarterback fantasy football rankings.
Drew Brees’ availability will ultimately decide whether or not Aaron Rodgers steals the no. 1 spot from Patrick Mahomes.
After consecutive strong rushing performances, Lamar Jackson is back in the position’s top three.
Jalen Hurts has immediately rushed his way to a QB1 ranking.
Mitchell Trubisky is a mid-tier QB2 with a stellar match-up on his hands.
Early-season starters Matt Ryan and Cam Newton have entered no-go, QB3 territory.
Week 15’s Tiered Quarterback Rankings
|1||Patrick Mahomes||KC||at NO||Should NOLA QB Drew Brees be unable to return this week, Mahomes would drop to the No. 2 spot behind Aaron Rodgers. Brees would be able to push the pace more so than Taysom Hill can, increasing the scoring opportunity for both teams.|
|2||Aaron Rodgers||GB||CAR||Delicious match-up. Overall point scoring ability would be enhanced if RB Christian McCaffrey is able to return for Carolina.|
|3||Lamar Jackson||BAL||JAX||Jackson seems to have gotten his rushing-groove back in recent weeks. JAX's defense can't handle him.|
|4||Josh Allen||BUF||at DEN||Denver's injury-riddled and suspension-plagued defense doesn't stand a chance.|
|5||Ben Roethlisberger||PIT||at CIN||Pittsburgh's Week 10 demolition of Cincinnati resulted in Roethlisberger's season-best performance (27/46-333-4-0)*. The team continued passing at a high volume well into the 4th-quarter, opting to dump a resounding loss on the shoulders of their division "rival". The Bengals are now 2-10.|
|6||Kyler Murray||ARI||PHI||The Eagles' front-seven has been aggresively twerked on by rushing quarterbacks this year.|
|7||Russell Wilson||SEA||at WAS||Passing efficiency and rushing will be the key here. Tough match-up.|
|8||Deshaun Watson||HOU||at IND||Very tough match-up. Could get it done in the rushing column though.|
|9||Justin Herbert||LAC||at LV||Expect Herbert to have a decent outing against the division rival Raiders' poor defense.|
|10||Jalen Hurts||PHI||at ARI||Hurts proved his rushing bonafides against a far superior defense last week. Arizona's front-seven is notoriously banged up.|
|11||Drew Brees||NO||KC||Shootout on tap.|
|12||Ryan Tannehill||TEN||DET||With Matthew Stafford likely out, Tannehill could fail to reach his ceiling due to a Derrick Henry clock-killing performance. Great match-up against Detroit's terrible defense though.|
|13||Teddy Bridgewater||CAR||at GB||Bridgewater's cadre of pass catchers can go toe-to-toe with anyone.|
|14||Tom Brady||TB||at ATL||The injury to Ronald Jones may actually make the team throw more against this god-awful defense.|
|15||Baker Mayfeild||CLE||at NYG||Mayfield's been playing very well but the Giants' has proven itself as the real deal this year.|
|16||Philip Rivers||IND||HOU||Rivers' outrageously high floor continues to make him a great option for loaded teams. Good match-up.|
|17||Jared Goff||LAR||NYJ||The match-up-based man gets a good one in Week 15.|
|18||Kirk Cousins||MIN||CHI||Injuries in Chicago's secondary erase concerns over this match-up.|
|19||Mitchell Trubisky||CHI||at MIN||The wheels can always fall off but Minnesota's defense is really, really bad.|
|20||Derek Carr||LV||LAC||Carr offers one of the widest ranges of outcomes on a weekly basis but the stars are aligning this week.|
|21||Andy Dalton||DAL||SF||Has the play-makers to return QB2 value.|
|22||Gardner Minshew||JAX||at BAL||Tough match-up but his play-makers can help him.|
|23||Daniel Jones||NYG||CLE||Decent match-up but Jones' erratic passing and injured hamstring do not instill confidence.|
|24||Nick Mullens||SF||at DAL||Great match-up.|
|25||Matt Ryan||ATL||TB||Do not start Matt Ryan when Julio Jones is out.|
|26||Cam Newton||NE||at MIA||It's possible Newton rushes his way to fantasy success against Miami's lacking defensive front but the Dolphins' passing defense is far too strong to consider Newton against.|
|27||Tua Tagovailoa||MIA||NE||Likely a slow-paced slog.|
|28||Drew Lock||DEN||BUF||Bit of a tough match-up for the developing signal caller.|
|29||Chase Daniel||DET||at TEN||Great match-up but a terrible player.|
|30||Dwayne Haskins||WAS||SEA||Look elsewhere for QB help.|
|31||Sam Darnold||NYJ||at LAR||If the Jets' passing game can't get the job done against Seattle, they can't get it done against anyone.|
|32||Ryan Finley||CIN||PIT||Look elsewhere for QB help.|