Fantasy Player Projections

 
QUARTERBACKS
RankTeamPlayerProjectionOpponent
1Indianapolis ColtsPeyton Manning
340 pass yards, 2 pass TD, 1 INT
Despite his struggles recently, Manning should continue to put the ball in the air, especially considering the Colts' lame running game. The Jags give a league-worst 8.7 yards per pass attempt, so start Manning as usual.
vsJacksonville Jaguars
2New Orleans SaintsDrew Brees
280 pass yards, 3 pass TD
Brees was not outstanding last week, however his greater body of work is excellent. He has to be liking his chances against the Ravens after what Matt Schaub did to them on Monday night.
atBaltimore Ravens
3Philadelphia EaglesMichael Vick
260 pass yards, 1 pass TD, 40 rush yards, 1 rush TD, 1 INT
Vick has accounted for multiple touchdowns in five of his six games since returning, but the one game he failed to do so was against the Giants. Still, Vick has been too good to sit even in a tough matchup like this.
atNew York Giants
4Green Bay PackersAaron Rodgers
270 pass yards, 2 pass TD, 20 rush yards, 1 INT
Rodgers is questionable for Week 15 after suffering his second concussion of the season a week ago. He is a must-start if he plays, but have a definite backup in mind in case he sits. Be wary of the late start and a possible game-time decision.
atNew England Patriots
5Atlanta FalconsMatt Ryan
270 pass yards, 2 pass TD, 5 rush yards
The Seahawks' pass defense was shredded by Alex Smith last week, so Ryan should be able to put up big numbers as well as long as the game does not get out of hand.
atSeattle Seahawks
6Houston TexansMatt Schaub
280 pass yards, 2 pass TD, 5 rush yards, 1 INT
Schaub enters Week 15 on a hot streak after throwing multiple touchdown passes in four of his past five games, The Titans are 26th in the league against the pass, so Schaub will be in position to put up big numbers again.
atTennessee Titans
7San Diego ChargersPhilip Rivers
265 pass yards, 2 pass TD
Rivers has been relatively cold as a fantasy option in recent weeks, at least compared to the ridiculous numbers he was putting up at the start of the season. Still, he has not been bad by any means, and has to be in your lineup for a crucial playoff game.
vsSan Francisco 49ers
8New England PatriotsTom Brady
255 pass yards, 2 pass TD
Brady has posted a quarterback rating of at least 113.4 in each of his past five games and has thrown 15 touchdown passes over that span. Brady is showing no signs of slowing down, even against a strong Packers D.
vsGreen Bay Packers
9Washington RedskinsDonovan McNabb
260 pass yards, 2 pass TD, 2 INT
McNabb has been a bit shaky all year, but this matchup with a weak Dallas secondary is a good one. If there was a week to start him, this is it.
atDallas Cowboys
10Chicago BearsJay Cutler
240 pass yards, 1 pass TD, 15 rush yards, 1 INT
Cutler was awful against New England, but you have to think he'll improve by default against the Vikings. He was hit-or-miss in the last meeting between the two, throwing for 237 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions.
atMinnesota Vikings
11Baltimore RavensJoe Flacco
220 pass yards, 2 pass TD
Flacco threw for 235 yards and two touchdowns last week, decent numbers, but his second-half struggles continued against the Texans. He will go from playing one of the league?s worst pass defenses to one the best against the Saints this week.
vsNew Orleans Saints
12Tampa Bay BuccaneersJosh Freeman
225 pass yards, 1 pass TD, 15 rush yards
A young offense has slowly improved, a big factor being Freeman's development as a quarterback. He hasn't put up fantasy-worthy numbers yet, but he has shown the potential to be productive with time.
vsDetroit Lions
13Dallas CowboysJon Kitna
240 pass yards, 2 pass TD, 2 INT
Although he has plenty of arm strength, Kitna has shown little ability to move the ball downfield this year. He's not a great QB1 option.
vsWashington Redskins
14New York GiantsEli Manning
215 pass yards, 3 pass TD, 2 INT
Manning has thrown for fewer than 200 yards three times in his past four games, including a Week 11 matchup with the Eagles. He has a 5:6 TD:INT ratio over that span, so those who own him should at least consider another QB this week.
vsPhiladelphia Eagles
15Tennessee TitansKerry Collins
200 pass yards, 2 pass TD
Collins had a big game last week against the Colts, and this week he gets to face the league's worst pass defense. Collins is a risky start in standard leagues, but he is a very good option in two-QB formats.
vsHouston Texans
16Denver BroncosKyle Orton
225 pass yards, 1 pass TD, 1 INT
The shine has escaped Orton's star the last couple weeks, over which he has thrown for a total of 283 yards and zero touchdowns. Orton did not play very well against Oakland in Week 7 either, and now there is talk of Tim Tebow getting some snaps, so be wary of using Orton in Week 15.
atOakland Raiders
17Kansas City ChiefsMatt Cassel
190 pass yards, 2 pass TD
Cassel did not play last week after having his appendix removed, and he is no sure thing to return in Week 15. Cassel helped a lot of fantasy owners reach the playoffs, but those same owners should now be counting on another QB given Cassel's status.
atSt. Louis Rams
18Cincinnati BengalsCarson Palmer
210 pass yards, 1 pass TD, 5 rush yards, 1 INT
Palmer had a big game the last time he faced the Browns, throwing for 371 yards and two touchdowns. That should mean good things this week, but Palmer has been highly erratic all season. If you do start him, understand the risk.
vsCleveland Browns
19Pittsburgh SteelersBen Roethlisberger
200 pass yards, 1 pass TD, 15 rush yards, 1 INT
Playing through several bumps and bruises, Roethlisberger turned in a decent performance last week, throwing for 258 yards. The Jets are still one the best defensive teams in the league, so keep in mind that Roethlisberger's ceiling is low this week.
vsNew York Jets
20Jacksonville JaguarsDavid Garrard
180 pass yards, 1 pass TD, 30 rush yards, 1 INT
Garrard has not thrown for more than 200 yards in three straight games with Jags having a lot of success on the ground. His fantasy ceiling is low this week, with Maurice Jones-Drew expected to carve up the Colts' 29th-ranked run defense.
atIndianapolis Colts
21St. Louis RamsSam Bradford
200 pass yards, 1 pass TD, 1 INT
The Chiefs are only 22nd in the league against the pass, so Bradford should be able to put up better numbers than he did a week ago against a stingy Saints squad. Bradford remains a fringe option in standard leagues but a viable play in two-QB formats.
vsKansas City Chiefs
22Oakland RaidersJason Campbell
180 pass yards, 1 pass TD, 15 rush yards, 1 INT
Campbell has played well since re-assuming the starting role, and he found some success against the Broncos in Week 7. He is a good second quarterback option this week.
vsDenver Broncos
23New York JetsMark Sanchez
215 pass yards, 5 rush yards, 2 INT
Sanchez has played terribly in recent weeks, throwing five interceptions to just one touchdown in his past three outings. Sure the Steelers' secondary is beatable, but their front seven has been dominant lately. Sanchez should be avoided if possible.
atPittsburgh Steelers
24Buffalo BillsRyan Fitzpatrick
185 pass yards, 1 pass TD, 1 INT
Fitzpatrick will finally get some good weather when he travels to Miami this week. The Bills will always look to run first, but we know Fitzpatrick can put up big numbers when necessary. Still, his inconsistency makes him a risky fantasy play.
atMiami Dolphins
25Seattle SeahawksMatt Hasselbeck
195 pass yards, 1 pass TD, 2 INT
Hasselbeck has thrown eight interceptions in his past three games as his receiving corps struggles to stay healthy. The Falcons have a soft pass defense, but there should be better options available to you.
vsAtlanta Falcons
26San Francisco 49ersAlex Smith
185 pass yards, 1 pass TD, 2 INT
Smith took the reins of the offense again last week and played as well as he has at any point this season, throwing three touchdowns to no interceptions. He has to play at San Diego this week, however, so be wary of the tough Chargers D.
atSan Diego Chargers
27Miami DolphinsChad Henne
185 pass yards, 1 INT
Henne had a terrible day passing against the Jets, completing just five passes for 55 yards. The Dolphins have made no indications that they are going to remove Henne from their starting lineup, but he should probably be gone from yours.
vsBuffalo Bills
28Cleveland BrownsJake Delhomme
170 pass yards, 1 pass TD, 2 INT
Delhomme was awful last week, throwing for 86 yards on a cold and rainy afternoon in Buffalo. There really is no reason he should be considered for fantasy purposes. Cleveland fans better hope Colt McCoy is ready to play this weekend.
atCincinnati Bengals
29Arizona CardinalsJohn Skelton
150 pass yards, 1 pass TD, 2 INT
With Derek Anderson's status up in the air due to a concussion, Skelton could get the starting nod again. His 15-for-37 passing performance should not have you rushing for the waiver wires, however.
atCarolina Panthers
30Carolina PanthersJimmy Clausen
165 pass yards, 2 INT
Clausen has not thrown a touchdown since Week 4, and may possibly be the worst fantasy quarterback currently starting in the NFL.
vsArizona Cardinals
31Minnesota VikingsTarvaris Jackson
145 pass yards, 20 rush yards, 2 INT
Jackson had a rough day against the Giants and, if Brett Favre is out again this week, Jackson figures to have another rough game against the Bears. Find another option.
vsChicago Bears
32Detroit LionsDrew Stanton
105 pass yards, 1 pass TD, 10 rush yards, 1 INT
Stanton was ugly last week in the Lions' win over Green Bay. At this point, there is no reason to own him in any leagues. All of the Lions' skill players take significant value hit with Stanton at the helm.
atTampa Bay Buccaneers
 
 
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