Fantasy owners looking at their quarterback for Week 15 are hopefully optimistic. Some of the top guys who likely led your team to the playoffs have good matchups (Lamar Jackson vs. Jacksonville Jaguars and Ryan Tannehill vs. Detroit Lions). However, others, such as Patrick Mahomes (at New Orleans Saints) and Russell Wilson (at Washington Football Team) have tough matchups. Regardless of the matchup, fantasy owners are likely still going to start their QB1. Mahomes and Wilson are still ranked in the top five, but this may be a tougher week for them.
Note that Matthew Stafford is not ranked for Week 15. He left Week 14's game with a rib injury and was unable to return. The team has said that he is doubtful for this week, and all signs point to him not playing. Rather, Chase Daniel will be the starting quarterback for the Lions. He's not a starting fantasy option. Other backup quarterbacks starting should do better. Jalen Hurts did well, at least on the ground, in his Week 14 debut. Things should be a bit easier for him this week against the Arizona Cardinals. Hurts is a QB2, ranked No. 14 for this week based on his ability to run with the ball.
NFL QB Rankings: Week 15
— Rankings by Sarah Lewis, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network and lives, eats, and breathes fantasy football. Have a fantasy football question? Send it to her on Twitter @Sarah_Lewis32.
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