Week 15 Fantasy Football Rankings: Updated Quarterback (QB) Rankings

After a slow start to the season, no quarterback has been hotter than Seattle's Russell Wilson.

In each of his past four games, Wilson has finished as a top-three weekly fantasy quarterback and the top producer in two of those weeks. Not only has Wilson scored a minimum of 25 fantasy points in all four of those games, but he has at least 32 in three consecutive games.

During that four-game streak, Wilson has thrown 16 touchdowns and no interceptions and averaged 292.75 passing yards per game. In addition, he has 101 rushing yards and a rushing score over that stretch as well.

Through Week 10, he had just 10 touchdowns to seven interceptions and had averaged only 15.8 fantasy points per game. In fact, he had just two top-12 weekly outings in those first nine games: QB9 in Week 2 and QB11 in Week 10.

Heading into Week 15, Wilson has scored the fifth-most fantasy points among quarterbacks. In addition, he is only 1.36 fantasy points behind QB3 (Carson Palmer).

With a fantasy-friendly matchup, Wilson is set up for another strong outing. The Browns have allowed the eighth-most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks this season.

Carson Palmer: 300+ Yards and/or 2+ TDs in 12 of 13G

As noted above, Arizona's Carson Palmer ranks third in fantasy points scored this season.

With 4,003 passing yards and 31 passing touchdowns, Palmer is likely to exceed his all-time career highs on Sunday. His previous career highs are 4,278 yards and 32 touchdowns.

Palmer's consistency has been remarkable.

Finishing no worse than QB17 in any week this season, Palmer has scored a minimum of 15.98 fantasy points in all 13 games. In addition, he has 300-plus yards and/or multiple touchdowns in 12 of 13 games this year.

Only the Saints and Jaguars have allowed more fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks this season.

Over their past six games combined, the Eagles have allowed 20 touchdowns -- 19 passing and one rushing -- to opposing quarterbacks. In addition, they have allowed 29-plus fantasy points in three of their past four games.

Here are some more fantasy football notes on quarterbacks:

  • In his first five games of the season, Detroit's Matthew Stafford scored single-digit fantasy points three times and less than 14 fantasy points four times. Since then, however, he has scored a minimum of 15 fantasy points in seven of eight games. During that eight-game span, he has thrown 18 touchdowns and rushed for another and has averaged 20.76 fantasy points per contest. Going into Week 15, no quarterback has a more favorable matchup than Stafford as the Saints allow an average of 24.07 fantasy points per game.

  • One of the biggest surprises this season, Jacksonville's Blake Bortles has scored the sixth-most fantasy points this season and has finished as a top-10 fantasy producer in eight games including each of his past three games. With a minimum of 22 fantasy points in each of his last three games, Bortles has thrown a total of 10 touchdowns to only one interception and has rushed for another score. In addition, he has exceeded 320 passing yards in two of those games.

  • Eli Manning is coming off one of his best performances of the season with 337 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions against the Dolphins on Monday night. With 27.28 fantasy points, Eli scored more fantasy points than every other quarterback except Wilson last week. Given the matchup this week against the Panthers, who have allowed the second-fewest fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks, Manning is ranked just outside my top-15 fantasy quarterbacks for the week.

  • With 371 rushing yards and three rushing scores this season, Buffalo's Tyrod Taylor's rushing stats have accounted for 5.01 fantasy points per game, which helps to boost his weekly floor. In his past three games, however, Taylor has thrown for 256.67 yards per game and seven touchdowns with only one interception. Averaging 24.5 fantasy points over that three-game stretch, Taylor has finished as the weekly QB5, QB7 and QB13, respectively, and is inside my top-12 fantasy quarterbacks for Week 15.

  • Leading the NFL in completions (359) and pass attempts (541), Rivers is averaging a career-high 305.8 passing yards per game this season. And while he has the 11th-most fantasy points on the year, it's been a disappointing stretch for Rivers and San Diego's offense. With the exception of 300 yards and four touchdowns against the Jags in Week 12, Rivers has thrown zero touchdowns in three of his other four most recent games, which is one of the reasons the under in this game is one of my favorite picks against the spread for Week 15. In those non-Jacksonville games, Rivers has scored 5.92, 6.08 and 8.92 fantasy points, respectively.

  • Atlanta's Matt Ryan has had a rough year. Even though he ranks fifth in the NFL in passing (3,705 yards), Ryan has thrown only 17 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. Among quarterbacks with 3,000-plus passing yards, Ryan is one of only three with less than 20 touchdowns and at least 10 interceptions -- Jameis Winston and Kirk Cousins are the other two. Fortunately for Ryan, however, he has a great matchup this weekend as only the Saints have allowed more fantasy points than the Jags this season.

Below you find my Week 15 Fantasy Football QB Rankings:

1. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks (vs. CLE)
2. Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers (at NYG)
3. Carson Palmer, Arizona Cardinals (at PHI)
4. Tom Brady, New England Patriots (vs. TEN)
5. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers (at OAK)
6. Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions (at NO)
7. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints (vs. DET)
8. Blake Bortles, Jacksonville Jaguars (vs. ATL)
9. Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers (vs. DEN)
10. Derek Carr, Oakland Raiders (vs. GB)
11. Tyrod Taylor, Buffalo Bills (at WAS)
12. Marcus Mariota, Tennessee Titans (at NE)
13. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons (at JAX)
14. Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers (vs. MIA)
15. Alex Smith, Kansas City Chiefs (at BAL)
16. Eli Manning, New York Giants (vs. CAR)
17. Jay Cutler, Chicago Bears (at MIN)
18. Ryan Tannehill, Miami Dolphins (at SD)
19. Kirk Cousins, Washington Redskins (vs. BUF)
20. A.J. McCarron, Cincinnati Bengals (at SF)
21. Brock Osweiler, Denver Broncos (at PIT)
22. Johnny Manziel, Cleveland Browns (at SEA)
23. Blaine Gabbert, San Francisco 49ers (vs. CIN)
24. T.J. Yates, Houston Texans (at SEA)
25. Teddy Bridgewater, Minnesota Vikings (vs. CHI)

* Note: QBs that have already played have been removed.

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