Week 15 NFL Quarterback Rankings – Who Has The Best Matchups


We only have three weeks left in the regular season, which means it’s time for you to come through in the clutch in fantasy football.

Without further ado, let’s check out the quarterback rankings for Week 15.

1. Tom Brady vs. Titans – With Gronk back in the fold for a second consecutive week, expect for Brady to connect with him early and often at home.

2. Cam Newton @ Giants – The MVP front runner is facing the league’s worst pass defense this Sunday. This sure doesn’t sound like a good recipe for success if you’re New York.

3. Carson Palmer @ Eagles – Philadelphia has allowed the second most passing touchdowns (29) and Palmer is second in the league in passing touchdowns with 31.

4. Blake Bortles vs. Falcons – After losing to Carolina 38-0, it looks like Atlanta has mailed it in for the season, while Bortles is playing the best football of his life.

5. Russell Wilson vs. Browns – The primary reason for Seattle’s turnaround has been the play of Wilson. Over the past four games, he’s thrown 16 touchdowns with zero interceptions.

6. Aaron Rodgers @ Raiders – With Rodgers backing Eddie Lacy this week, expect to see Green Bay attempt to get him going, which could open things up in the aerial attack.

7. Ben Roethlisberger vs. Broncos – Denver has an elite defense, however, Big Ben lives for these types of games.

8. Philip Rivers vs. Miami – The Dolphins rank near the bottom in passing yards and passing touchdowns allowed.

9. Drew Brees vs. Lions – Opposing quarterbacks complete nearly 70 percent of their passes against Detroit, which should bode well for Brees.

10. Tyrod Taylor @ Redskins – This is a game where Taylor will look to exploit their secondary with a healthy Charles Clay, Robert Woods and Sammy Watkins.

11. Alex Smith @ Ravens – Scoring is going to be an issue for Baltimore with Jimmy Clausen, which should put Smith and company in good situations to put up points.

12. Kirk Cousins vs. Bills – The past five weeks, Cousins has completed at least 69 percent of his passes in each game, including his 77.4 percent performance against Chicago this past Sunday.

13. Ryan Fitzpatrick @ Cowboys – The journeyman has been on a tear. Fitzpatrick has a touchdown to interception of 9:0 over the last three games.

14. Matthew Stafford @ Saints – New Orleans has allowed the most passing touchdowns in the NFL (36).

15. Brock Osweiler @ Steelers – After their embarrassing home loss to Oakland, it’ll be interesting to see if Denver opens up the playbook for Brock against one of the worst pass defenses in the league.

16. Derek Carr vs. Packers – This is a tough matchup, but Carr has shown the ability to perform against some of the top defenses. He had a four touchdown performance against the Jets and a three touchdown game against Tennessee.

17. Eli Manning vs. Panthers – Carolina probably has the best pass defense and maybe the best overall defense in football. However, Eli has a knack for stepping up in these type of games. Plus, he and Odell Beckham Jr. have been hot lately.

18. Ryan Tannehill @ Chargers – Against the worst pass defense last week, Tannehill was only able to muster up one touchdown.

19. Jameis Winston @ Rams – In a must-win situation, the Bucs will need Winston to make key plays against a stingy Rams defense. St. Louis is tied with Green Bay and Carolina for the fifth-ranked pass defense.

20. Brian Hoyer @ Colts – The Colts secondary is pretty underwhelming, but so is Brian Hoyer.

21. Sam Bradford vs. Cardinals – Philly has won two straight with Bradford back in the lineup, but it hasn’t been because he’s playing spectacular. It’ll be tough sledding against this Cardinals defensive unit.

22. Jay Cutler @ Vikings – Cutler has done a great job of protecting the ball, but his touchdown total is lower than you’d expect.

23. Marcus Mariota @ Patriots – New England isn’t a team you want to see when looking to get back on track.

24. Matt Hasselback vs. Texans – In the wide open AFC South, the Colts will need Hasselback to help save them from crashing and burning.

25. Johnny Manziel @ Seahawks – Cleveland’s defense and running game were the main reasons for their win against San Francisco. If they want any shot of upsetting Seattle, they’ll need more from Manziel.

26. Teddy Bridgewater vs. Bears  – The sophomore quarterback has only thrown nine touchdowns all season.

27. A.J. McCarron @ 49ers – When Andy Dalton went down, former Alabama quarterback, A.J. McCarron, displayed great confidence. Sure, he threw two interceptions, but he also tossed two touchdowns and had over 200 yards.

28. Blaine Gabbert vs, Bengals – The former Mizzou product has showed signs of what he’s capable of moving forward. However, he has a tall task ahead of him this week.

29. Matt Ryan @ Jaguars – I can’t remember a quarterback falling off so rapidly as Matt Ryan.

30. Matt Cassel vs. Jets – The Cowboys offense just isn’t the same without Tony Romo, but we already knew that. New York will be licking their chops.

31. Case Keenum vs. Buccaneers – He performed pretty well against Detroit, but this team still lacks the playmakers on the perimeter.

32. Jimmy Clausen vs. Chiefs – Kansas City is the hottest team in football right now and their defense has been looking scary good as of late. Good luck, Jimmy.

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Mark Gunnels

Mark Gunnels is an NFL columnist for Football Insiders. He has several years of experience covering the NFL and NCAA football. He's the radio color commentator for Lincoln University football. Mark's work has been featured on Sports Illustrated, Fox Sports and Yard Barker.