Fantasy Football QB Rankings Week 15: Who to start, best sleepers at quarterback

We’ve officially reached the fantasy football postseason, so hopefully you’re utilizing our Week 15 fantasy QB rankings to help navigate your start-sit questions ahead of your first-round playoff matchup. Even if you weren’t fortunate enough to secure a playoff berth, you can certainly use our Week 15 rankings to help advance to the next round in the consolation bracket or improve your DFS lineups

All 32 teams are back in action, and despite a couple of big injuries continuing to impact our rankings, there are plenty of viable signal-callers out there to give your squad a fighting chance in Week 15.

With that in mind, let’s get to it and break down our Week 15 QB rankings.

Who are the best fantasy QBs in Week 15?

Josh Allen (vs. Cowboys in Week 15) leads our rankings, as this season’s QB1 can exploit a Cowboys defense that has shown some vulnerabilities of late. Jalen Hurts (@ Seahawks) remains a reliable top-end QB1 play against a subpar Seattle pass defense that just allowed 354 passing yards and two passing TDs against the 49ers.

WEEK 15 STANDARD RANKINGS:
RBs | WRs | TEs | D/STs | Kickers

Dak Prescott (@ Bills) should be able to match scores with Allen in a potential shootout, making him a set-it-and-forget-it play in the first week of the fantasy playoffs. Lamar Jackson (@ Jaguars) was last week’s fantasy QB1 following his 316-yard, three-TD effort in the Ravens’ come-from-behind win over the Rams. Another dominant fantasy effort appears in store against a reeling Jaguars defense.

WEEK 15 PPR RANKINGS:
RBs | WRs | TEs | D/STs | Kickers

Brock Purdy (@ Cardinals) is a top-five play against the league’s least efficient defense relative to their dropback success rate numbers, giving him every opportunity to end the week as the overall QB1. Matthew Stafford (vs. Commanders) just shredded a Ravens defense that entered Week 14 allowing the fewest fantasy points per game (FPPG) to QBs and now faces a Commanders defense that’s giving up the second-most FPPG to QBs, making him a borderline “must-start.”

Who are the best fantasy QB sleepers, waiver pickups in Week 15?

Joe Flacco (vs. Bears), Jake Browning (vs. Vikings), and Desmond Ridder (@ Panthers) are the top waiver wire and sleeper options for Week 15. Flacco has attempted 40-plus passes in his first two starts as a Brown, and although the Bears defense has been strong of late, Flacco has low-end QB1 upside, which is uncommon for widely available players.

Despite briefly exiting in the fourth quarter of the Bengals’ Week 14 victory with a thumb issue, Browning returned to game action and should be ready for another pivotal game for Cincinnati. With 629 yards and four total TDs over the past two games, it’s clear Browning can get the job done against mediocre defenses like Minnesota’s.

While the Panthers defense has been much better against the pass than the run, Ridder has an outside chance to throw two or more passing TDs in a potentially positive game script. Additionally, if Drew Lock starts in place of the injured Geno Smith (groin), he would have some sleeper appeal against Philadelphia’s 28th-ranked pass defense. It would take a real leap of faith to start any of these four QBs in single-QB leagues in the fantasy playoffs, but if you’re in a bind because of Justin Herbert’s or C.J. Stroud’s injuries, the upside is there for big games.

Who are the biggest potential QB busts in Week 15?

Tua Tagovailoa (vs. Jets), Trevor Lawrence (vs. Ravens), and Derek Carr (vs. Giants) could all underwhelm relative to their projections listed on your fantasy app. Tagovailoa draws an elite Jets defense that held him to his lowest fantasy output of the season back in Week 12, potentially leading to another subpar fantasy day.

Lawrence put up solid fantasy numbers in the Jaguars’ Week 14 road loss to the Browns after attempting 50 passes, but his three interceptions and sub-60 percent completion percentage could loom large against a sound Ravens’ defense. Matthew Stafford just had success against Baltimore, but don’t take for granted that a banged-up Lawrence will follow suit.

Carr was fortunate to end his day with two late TD passes to Jimmy Graham, but that doesn’t mask the fact that he averaged just 4.6 yards per completion, totaling just 119 yards. Continue to ignore him in single-QB leagues.

What are the biggest QB injuries in Week 15?

We didn’t see Kenny Pickett (ankle) and Geno Smith (groin) suit up in Week 14 due to nagging injuries, which forced Mitch Trubisky and Drew Lock into action. Trubisky (@ Colts) is as close to a sure bet to start, but Smith could be back under center on Monday night against Philadelphia. If he is, he’d be a legit starting option, but the late kickoff might force you to look elsewhere.

Unfortunately, two more QBs got banged up during Week 14, as C.J. Stroud (concussion) and Justin Herbert (finger) exited their respective games with injuries. It’s too early to truly gauge their status for Week 15, but Stroud and Herbert owners should have a backup plan as we could see Davis Mills (@ Titans) and Easton Stick (@ Raiders) make spot starts. Herbert seems especially doubtful considering the Chargers play on Thursday.

We’ll be updating these QB rankings throughout the week, so check back for the latest player movement and analysis.

Fantasy QB Rankings Week 15: Who to start, sit at quarterback

These rankings are based on four-point passing TD scoring

Rank    Player
1    Josh Allen, Bills vs. Cowboys
2    Jalen Hurts, Eagles @ Seahawks
3    Dak Prescott, Cowboys @ Bills
4    Lamar Jackson, Ravens @ Jaguars
5    Brock Purdy, 49ers @ Cardinals
6    Matthew Stafford, Rams vs. Commanders
7    Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs @ Patriots
8    Jordan Love, Packers vs. Buccaneers
9    Jared Goff, Lions vs. Broncos
10    Sam Howell, Commanders @ Rams
11    Tua Tagovailoa, Dolphins vs. Jets
12    Justin Fields, Bears @ Browns
13    Geno Smith, Seahawks vs. Eagles
14    Trevor Lawrence, Jaguars vs. Ravens
15    Kyler Murray, Cardinals @ 49ers
16    Russell Wilson, Broncos @ Lions
17    Joe Flacco, Browns vs. Bears
18    Jake Browning, Bengals vs. Vikings
20    Desmond Ridder, Falcons @ Panthers
21    Baker Mayfield, Buccaneers @ Packers
22    Derek Carr, Saints vs. Giants
23    Will Levis, Titans vs. Texans
24    Nick Mullens, Vikings @ Bengals
25    Gardner Minshew, Colts vs. Steelers
26    Davis Mills, Texans @ Titans
19    Aidan O’Connell, Raiders vs. Chargers
27    Bailey Zappe, Patriots vs. Chiefs
28    Zach Wilson, Jets @ Dolphins
29    Bryce Young, Panthers vs. Falcons
30    Easton Stick, Chargers @ Raiders
31    Tommy DeVito, Giants @ Saints
32    Mitch Trubisky, Steelers @ Colts

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