In Weeks 13 and 14, Drew Brees was pretty much useless to those who owned the usually productive fantasy quarterback. In each of those two games, he threw zero touchdowns and three interceptions. Because of this, and the fact that the stakes were even higher, many chose to bench him in Week 15, due to a combination of his struggles, being on the road in Arizona and having to face one of the toughest pass defenses in the NFL.
And all Brees did this past Sunday out in the desert is explode for 389 yards and four touchdowns. This Sunday, Brees gets a second shot at Tampa Bay, against whom he had one of his 0-3 games, but this time it’s at home. It may seem reactionary, but Brees is back atop the quarterback rankings for Week 16.
Tom Brady was a disappointment in Week 15, but he was playing Denver’s stout defense on the road. The Broncos have given up the fewest fantasy points to opposing QBs and lived up to their lofty reputations against Brady. But like Brees, Brady is back at home this week, against the New York Jets, and is a clear-cut, top-three option for fantasy championship week.
— Rankings by Sarah Lewis, who is part of the Athlon Contributor network and lives, eats, and breathes fantasy football. She also writes for SoCalledFantasyExperts.com among other sites. Have a fantasy football question? Send it to her on Twitter @Sarah_Lewis32.