The 2021-22 NFL season has only four weeks left. Bye weeks are over which means the fantasy playoffs have begun in most standard leagues. Now that playoffs are here it is important to have backup options on your fantasy roster because injuries are continuing to mount up. It is always a great idea to evaluate backup options so that way fantasy managers are prepared if star players miss time. Here are the fantasy football week 15 quarterback rankings.
*Ratings are subject to change due to injury reports or possible move to reserve/COVID-19 list*
(Check out the section below for details on players already rumored to possibly miss this week and how their replacement options rank for the week)
Must Start- a player who should definitely be in your lineup that week because of the combination of matchup and talent. They will likely finish near the top of the league in points that week and could repeat the production most weeks.
Starter- a player who makes fantasy owners comfortable starting week after week. Regardless of the matchup, this player has a high floor.
Low-End Starter- a player who should be started in most lineups but can possibly bottom out and finish below average on a given week. A high ceiling play in two-quarterback or superflex leagues.
Streamer- a player who could be a perfect replacement for a starter for a week or two. Starting this player may not win you your lineup but they will make sure that your production out of that position will not lose you your matchup either. Also a viable option in two-quarterback or superflex leagues.
Deep League Streamer- a player who could fill a void at a position in a deeper league. Their ceiling may be close to average point production at the position but their floor is enough to get through the week. A reasonable player to have in your lineup in two-quarterback or superflex leagues.
Leave on the Bench- a player who should be avoided in all lineups that week. Many times this player could even be left on waivers.
|Must Start||Josh Allen||vs Miami Dolphins||QB1|
|Must Start||Patrick Mahomes||vs Houston Texans||QB2|
|Must Start||Jalen Hurts||vs Chicago Bears||QB3|
|Starter||Joe Burrow||vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers||QB4|
|Starter||Justin Herbert||vs Tennesee Titans||QB5|
|Starter||Justin Fields||vs Philadelphia Eagles||QB6|
|Low-End Starter||Dak Prescott||vs Jacksonville Jaguars||QB7|
|Low-End Starter||Geno Smith||vs San Francisco 49ers||QB8|
|Low-End Starter||Tua Tagovailoa||vs Buffalo Bills||QB9|
|Low-End Starter||Deshaun Watson||vs Baltomore Ravens||QB10|
|Low-End Starter||Trevor Lawerence||vs Dallas Cowboys||QB11|
|Low-End Starter||Tom Brady||vs Cincinnati Bengals||QB12|
|Streamer||Kirk Cousins||vs Indianapolis Colts||QB13|
|Streamer||Mike White*||vs Detroit Lions||QB14|
|Streamer||Tyler Huntley*||vs Cleveland Browns||QB15|
|Streamer||Daniel Jones||vs Washington Commanders||QB16|
|Streamer||Brock Purdy*||vs Seattle Seahawks||QB17|
|Streamer||Aaron Rodgers||vs Los Angeles Rams||QB18|
|Streamer||Derek Carr||vs New England Patriots||QB19|
|Streamer||Jared Goff||vs New York Jets||QB20|
|Deep League Streamer||Andy Dalton||vs Atlanta Falcons||QB21|
|Deep League Streamer||Taylor Heinicke||vs New York Jets||QB22|
|Deep League Streamer||Ryan Tannehill||vs Los Angeles Chargers||QB23|
|Deep League Streamer||Matt Ryan||vs Minnesota Vikings||QB24|
|Leave on the Bench||Kenny Pickett*||vs Carolina Panthers||QB25|
|Leave on the Bench||Brett Rypien||vs Arizona Cardinals||QB26|
|Leave on the Bench||Mac Jones||vs Las Vegas Raiders||QB27|
|Leave on the Bench||Sam Darnold||vs Pittsburgh Steelers||QB28|
|Leave on the Bench||Baker Mayfield||vs Green Bay Packers||QB29|
|Leave on the Bench||Davis Mills||vs Kansas City Chiefs||QB30|
|Leave on the Bench||Desmond Ridder||vs New Orleans Saints||QB31|
|Leave on the Bench||Colt McCoy||vs Denver Broncos||QB32|
Possible Changes that can occur before Sunday
QB14 Mike White, New York Jets
Mike White is considered day-to-day after suffering a rib injury against the Buffalo Bills. If White doesn’t play this week against the Detroit Lions Joe Flacco will be the QB25 between Kenny Pickett and Brett Rypien.
QB15 Tyler Huntley, Baltimore Ravens
Tyler Huntley was limited in practice on Tuesday’s walk-through practice with a concussion. He suffered a concussion last week against the Pittsburgh Steelers. If Huntley does not play against the Cleveland Browns this week Anthony Brown will slot in as the QB31 between Desmond Ridder and Colt McCoy.
QB17 Brock Purdy, San Francisco 49ers
Brock Purdy was limited in practice on Tuesday with oblique/rib injuries. There is a chance he misses Thursday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks. If Purdy doesn’t play this week Josh Johnson will become the QB30 between Davis Mills and Desmond Ridder.
QB25 Kenny Pickett, Pittsburgh Steelers
Kenny Pickett is currently in concussion protocol after suffering the injury last week against the Baltimore Ravens. If he doesn’t clear concussion protocol before this weekend Mitch Trubisky will start for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He would slot in at QB28 between Sam Darnold and Baker Mayfield if he gets the start.