Jameis Winston returned to a full practice on Friday and looks ready to go in a good matchup against the Lions.
Daniel Jones remains out, so Eli Manning gets a start against the Dolphins.
Matthew Stafford remains out. David Blough will get another start in a good matchup with the Buccaneers but without Marvin Jones.
Patrick Mahomes’ bruised hand got better during the week but there’s a chance he’s not at 100 percent against Denver.
Last week brought us a huge fantasy quarterback game as Drew Brees and Jimmy Garoppolo traded touchdown passes. Of course, many, including myself, downgraded both due to their matchup. The NFL is a fickle game for prognostication but that’s what makes it fun, I guess!
This week we’ll do our best to suss out the next Garoppolo-Brees type fantasy explosion.
Jameis Winston has a small fracture in his throwing hand but the team is optimistic he’ll be able to play through the injury.
Lamar Jackson was limited to start the week with a quad injury. He should be fine but a short week and going against an inferior opponent could end up limiting his rushing workload.
Patrick Mahomes has a badly bruised hand but will be able to play against Denver this week.
Tom Brady appears to have aggravated his elbow that has been bothering him. He hasn’t been the Tom Terrific of old and might not be the automatic start he should be against a weak Bengals defense.
Daniel Jones will be out again, giving Eli Manning a good matchup against the Dolphins.
QB Ranking Tiers
Lamar Jackson is in a smash spot on Thursday night as long as he gets practices in and looks healthy to go.
As long as Jameis Winston is cleared to play, he gets a nice matchup against the Lions.
Drew Brees hadn’t been putting up big numbers since returning from his thumb injury but he went off against a stout 49ers defense last week and gets a Colts defense at home who Winston just set a personal best yardage mark against.
Arizona’s pace and bad pass defense push about any quarterback into streamer potential. This week it’s Baker Mayfield.
Jimmy Garoppolo continues to show he has the ability to put up huge numbers and this week he takes on the Falcons at home.
Quarterback Rankings, Week 15
|1||Lamar Jackson||BAL||vs NYJ|
|2||Deshaun Watson||HOU||@ TEN|
|3||Jameis Winston||TB||@ DET|
|4||Patrick Mahomes||KC||vs DEN|
|5||Drew Brees||NO||vs IND|
|6||Aaron Rodgers||GB||vs CHI|
|7||Carson Wentz||PHI||@ WAS|
|8||Russell Wilson||SEA||@ CAR|
|9||Dak Prescott||DAL||vs LAR|
|10||Kirk Cousins||MIN||@ LAC|
|11||Ryan Tannehill||TEN||vs HOU|
|12||Baker Mayfield||CLE||@ ARI|
|13||Jimmy Garoppolo||SF||vs ATL|
|14||Tom Brady||NE||@ CIN|
|15||Kyler Murray||ARI||vs CLE|
|16||Josh Allen||BUF||@ PIT|
|17||Ryan Fitzpatrick||MIA||@ NYG|
|18||Matt Ryan||ATL||@ SF|
|19||Jared Goff||LAR||@ DAL|
|20||Sam Darnold||NYJ||@ BAL|
|21||Jacoby Brissett||IND||@ NO|
|22||Eli Manning||NYG||vs MIA|
|23||Gardner Minshew||JAC||@ OAK|
|24||Philip Rivers||LAC||vs MIN|
|25||Mitch Trubisky||CHI||@ GB|
|26||Drew Lock||DEN||@ KC|
|27||Derek Carr||OAK||vs JAC|
|28||Kyle Allen||CAR||vs SEA|
|29||David Blough||DET||vs TB|
|30||Dwayne Haskins||WAS||vs PHI|
|31||Andy Dalton||CIN||vs NE|
|32||Devlin Hodges||PIT||vs BUF|
|33||Taysom Hill||NO||vs IND|