Week 15 Top 10 Quarterbacks

1) Peyton Manning (IND vs. DET)- In week 14, Manning showed us why he should still be viewed as an elite fantasy QB, as he threw for 277 yards and 3 touchdowns. He bounced back after a terrible week 13 and should keep that going this week against an atrocious Lions defense that is last in the NFL with only four interceptions.

2) Kurt Warner (ARZ vs. MIN)- Warner has reached the 200 yard mark in ten straights games, while also having thrown at least one touchdown in 20 consecutive games. He had a below average fantasy game by his standards last week, but should turn things around with a home game against the Vikings.


3) Drew Brees (NO @CHI)- Brees continues to be one of the best (if not the best) quarterbacks in the NFL this year. He leads the league in passing yards and touchdowns and is a must start each week. He had a good game at Chicago in late December last year (320 yards, 3TD's, 2 INT's), so there is no reason to think he can't put up good numbers again in the Thursday night game.

4)Philip Rivers (SD @ KC)- Rivers wasn't asked to throw it much last week, as the Chargers elected to run the ball 46 times with a big lead against the Raiders. However despite the low attempts, Rivers still managed to have a great fantasy game as he completed 10 of 22 passes for 214 yards, but most importantly 3 touchdowns. He had success against the Chiefs in week 10, so look for another great game from Rivers.

5) Aaron Rodgers (GB @ JAX)- Rodgers threw 295 yards, as well as two touchdowns with an interception in a week 14 loss to the Texans. Despite the Packers struggles, he's thrown 9 TD's in his last four games while also reaching 225+ yards/game in that stretch. Rodgers remains a strong option for fantasy owners in the stretch run.

6) Jay Cutler (DEN @ CAR)- The ups and downs of Cutler have been well documented this year. Cutler didn't set the world on fire last week (286yds, 2TD's, 1 INT), but still had a respectable fantasy game. Cutler faces a below average Panthers pass defense in week 15 and lost another RB (Hillis) to injury, so expect Cutler to throw frequently.


7) Matt Cassel (NE @ OAK)- Cassel responded from a terrible week 13 performance against the Steelers with a respectable 268 yard/1 touchdown game against Seattle. Look for Cassel to repeat those numbers this week against an average Raiders defense and hope he can get a few more scores.

8) Donovan McNabb (PHI vs. CLE)- McNabb has thrown five touchdowns in his last two games, leading the Eagles to back to back victories and keeping them in the playoff hunt. Expect a good fantasy game from McNabb as he faces an average Browns defense at home with a lot on the line.


9) Tyler Thigpen (KC vs. SD)- Thigpen now has had two straight games where he's failed to reach 200 yards, and is a fantasy quarterback that should only be considered when the matchup is right. Luckily for Tyler Thigpen owners, he faces one of the leagues worst pass defenses this week. He threw 266 yards with 3 touchdowns against the Chargers in week 10, and is should be a "borderline starter" this week depending on your other options.

10) Matt Schaub (HOU vs. TEN)- Schaub was great in his return from injury, throwing for 414 yards and two touchdowns (one interception). That performance was a good indicator that Schaub should start being considered as a middle to upper tier fantasy quarterback again. He does have a tough matchup this week, so consider other quarterbacks if you can, but he does remain an intriguing option.
Author: Jay VonAhn
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