Fantasy Player Projections

1packersAaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers

314 pass yards, 3 pass TDs, 18 rush yards

The NFC North title has been secured, but the Packers are still in the hunt for a bye week, meaning Rodgers will be at it for four quarters against a Tennessee secondary ranked near the bottom of the league. Titans fans may have nightmares for weeks.

2patriotsTom Brady

Tom Brady

320 pass yards, 3 pass TDs

Brady threw for 443 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in a loss to the 49ers in Week 15. Brady has more than 30 fantasy points in four of his past five games and remains a top-three fantasy quarterback.

3saintsDrew Brees

Drew Brees

313 pass yards, 3 pass TDs, INT

Brees and the Saints aren't playing for the postseason, but they're playing for pride. The offense is as healthy now as it has been all season, and even though the interceptions have come in bunches, Brees is churning out stellar numbers for fantasy owners.

4panthersCam Newton

Cam Newton

240 pass yards, 2 pass TDs, INT, 40 rush yards

Newton threw for 231 yards and two touchdowns at San Diego in Week 15. He also rushed four times for just seven yards. For the fourth straight week, he threw for at least two touchdowns, and over the past three weeks he has been the highest scoring quarterback in fantasy.

5cowboysTony Romo

Tony Romo

292 pass yards, 2 pass TDs, INT, 15 rush yards

No pressure, but Dallas' playoff hopes rest on the outcome of this contest. Romo is one of the league's hottest fantasy passers right now, which should give the Cowboys and Romo's fantasy owners confidence this week.

6coltsAndrew Luck

Andrew Luck

280 pass yards, 2 pass TDs, INT, 14 rush yards

It was a tough matchup for Luck in Week 15, but he threw for 186 yards and two touchdowns against Houston. He also avoided throwing an interception for the first time since Week 9. Kansas City should prove to be an easier foe.

7falconsMatt Ryan

Matt Ryan

262 pass yards, 2 pass TDs

Ryan has been a fantasy finisher: a quarterback playing his best at the perfect time for fantasy owners. He has averaged 306 yards and thrown five touchdowns over the past two weeks and should continue his hot streak through Week 16 against a Lions team coming off six straight losses.

8broncosPeyton Manning

Peyton Manning

285 pass yards, 2 pass TDs, INT

Manning threw for 204 yards and a touchdown at Baltimore in Week 15. The Browns just let a rookie quarterback throw for 300-plus yards in his first NFL start, so Manning should bounce back with a huge game in Week 16.

9ramsSam Bradford

Sam Bradford

280 pass yards, 2 pass TDs, INT

Bradford had the best fantasy game of his pro career in a Week 15 loss against Minnesota. He threw for 377 yards, with a career-high 35 completions in the comeback effort. He also added three touchdown throws and an interception. The Buccaneers' troubled pass defense should make Bradford a sleeper fantasy quarterback for Week 16, too.

10steelersBen Roethlisberger

Ben Roethlisberger

268 pass yards, 2 pass TDs, INT

One week after tossing the game-deciding interception in a loss to Dallas, Roethlisberger needs to regroup in a must-win game against divisional rival Cincinnati. The Bengals own a talented (and improving) defense, but Roethlisberger is still a solid play, having tossed five touchdowns since returning two weeks ago.

11redskinsRobert Griffin III

Robert Griffin III

210 pass yards, 2 pass TDs, INT, 14 rush yards

If Griffin's LCL is healthy enough for him to play against the Eagles, fantasy owners would do well to remember his four-touchdown game against Philly in Week 11 and roll the dice on starting him despite the injury. If he can't go, rookie Kirk Cousins played well enough in Griffin's absence to get a look as an injury replacement.

12giantsEli Manning

Eli Manning

240 pass yards, 2 pass TDs, INT

Manning had a rough day in Week 15 at Atlanta, throwing for just 161 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions. Before this game, Manning had eight touchdown passes in his past three games. Despite being ranked 21st in passing yards allowed, the Ravens have given up just 13 passing touchdowns this season.

13texansMatt Schaub

Matt Schaub

240 pass yards, 2 pass TDs, INT

Schaub passed for 261 yards and a touchdown against the Colts in Week 15. He has just one touchdown pass in his last two games, and fantasy owners have to be getting restless. At least he's averaging more than 250 passing yards over his past four games.

1449ersColin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick

190 pass yards, pass TD, INT, 43 rush yards

Kaepernick had his best fantasy game of the season, throwing for 216 yards, four touchdowns and one interception at New England in Week 15. He also rushed seven times for 28 yards. Despite the big game, the second-year quarterback will be facing a tough passing defense in Seattle, making him a borderline fantasy starter in Week 16.

15buccaneersJosh Freeman

Josh Freeman

220 pass yards, 2 pass TDs, 2 INTs

Freeman had one of his worst days as a pro in Week 15 at New Orleans. He threw for 279 yards, but he also threw four interceptions and lost a fumble. He should bounce back in Week 16 against the Rams, but starting him in the fantasy playoffs is a risky endeavor.

16dolphinsRyan Tannehill

Ryan Tannehill

205 pass yards, pass TD, INT, 25 rush yards

Tannehill had one of his best fantasy days as a pro in Week 15 against the Jaguars, completing 22-of-28 passes for 220 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed eight times for 52 yards. He should play well against a Bills team that is average against the pass.

17seahawksRussell Wilson

Russell Wilson

180 pass yards, pass TD, INT, 35 rush yards

Wilson exploded for 92 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns to go with 205 passing yards and one passing score at Buffalo in Week 15. Unfortunately, Wilson now faces a 49ers defense that limited him to 122 yards and no touchdowns in Week 7.

18ravensJoe Flacco

Joe Flacco

255 pass yards, pass TD, INT

Flacco passed for 254 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in Week 15 against the Broncos. Ravens fans may be angry with Flacco's play, but he's posted decent fantasy numbers, with 20 or more points in three of his past four games. The Giants are allowing more than 250 passing yards per game.

19lionsMatthew Stafford

Matthew Stafford

302 pass yards, pass TD, 2 INTs

Stafford has been throwing a ton, averaging 50.5 attempts over the past four weeks, but that hasn't led to fantasy success. Over the same period he has thrown an equal number of touchdowns and interceptions (five apiece), and fantasy owners should be concerned about his ever-shrinking list of capable receivers.

20titansJake Locker

Jake Locker

235 pass yards, pass TD, INT

In case you need a reason to sit Locker: He has not thrown multiple touchdown passes in a game since Week 10 and has yet to reach 10 touchdowns for the season.

21bengalsAndy Dalton

Andy Dalton

232 pass yards, pass TD, INT

The Bengals are a better team when Dalton keeps his passing attempts to a minimum, as he's averaging 38.1 attempts in losses and 30.3 in wins. In a cold, important divisional matchup with playoff implications, expect the Bengals to force offensive balance.

22eaglesNick Foles

Nick Foles

240 pass yards, pass TD, 2 INTs, 12 rush yards

Foles threw for 182 yards, one touchdown and one interception against the Bengals in Week 15. That was better than the two interceptions and zero touchdown passes he offered in his Week 11 game against the Redskins.

23billsRyan Fitzpatrick

Ryan Fitzpatrick

210 pass yards, pass TD, INT

Fitzpatrick threw for 217 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions against a tough Seahawks defense in Week 15. He has seven touchdown passes and six interceptions in his past seven games, and the Dolphins kept him out of the end zone in Week 11. Don't expect much in Week 16.

24raidersCarson Palmer

Carson Palmer

210 pass yards, pass TD, INT

Palmer threw for just 182 yards against Kansas City in Week 15, dashing the hopes of many who expected a big game out of the former No. 1 overall draft pick. For the first time since Week 4, Palmer was kept out of the end zone. Don't gamble again on Palmer again: The Panthers have allowed just 13 passing touchdowns this season.

25bearsJay Cutler

Jay Cutler

210 pass yards, pass TD, INT

Cutler was a big disappointment in Week 15 against Green Bay, throwing for just 135 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Despite having one of the game's best receivers on his team, Cutler has just five touchdown passes in his past five games.

26jaguarsChad Henne

Chad Henne

210 pass yards, pass TD, 2 INTs, 12 rush yards

Henne didn't have much of a homecoming in Miami, as he threw for 221 yards and no touchdowns. His outing was relatively forgettable, much like his tenure in South Florida. While the Patriots' pass defense isn't great, it has been better lately and should easily keep Henne in check.

27vikingsChristian Ponder

Christian Ponder

180 pass yards, pass TD, INT

Ponder passed for 131 yards, with no touchdowns or interceptions, at St. Louis in Week 15. The Vikings owned the game on the ground, so Ponder and the passing game didn't have to do much. He has just two touchdown passes in his past four games.

28chargersPhilip Rivers

Philip Rivers

200 pass yards, pass TD, 2 INTs

Rivers was a disappointment once again in Week 15 against Carolina, throwing for just 121 yards and a touchdown. He fumbled four times and lost two of them. The Jets are very good against the pass, so don't think about using Rivers in your fantasy playoffs.

29brownsBrandon Weeden

Brandon Weeden

195 pass yards, pass TD, 2 INTs

The rookie threw for 244 yards and a touchdown against Washington in Week 15. He also threw a pair of interceptions. Times will be tougher against the Broncos in Week 16.

30jetsGreg McElroy

Greg McElroy

175 pass yards, pass TD, 2 INTs

The Jets are going to the sophomore quarterback over veteran Mark Sanchez, at least for Week 16. The move makes sense and could be a preview of the Jets' plans for 2013. Even so, fantasy owners should not touch this situation.

31chiefsBrady Quinn

Brady Quinn

190 pass yards, INT

Quinn threw for 136 yards and an interception at Oakland in Week 15. The Colts aren't great against the pass, and with just eight interceptions, they rank among the league's worst ball hawks. Still, Quinn's fantasy value is pretty low overall and he has only two touchdown passes in his past five games.

32jetsTim Tebow

Tim Tebow

15 pass yards, 20 rush yards

Tebow came in for a series against the Titans, throwing one incompletion, running for 15 yards and taking one sack. The Jets might end up using him more out of desperation against the Chargers, but fantasy owners would do well to steer clear of this situation during their playoffs.

33cardinalsRyan Lindley

Ryan Lindley

125 pass yards, 2 INTs

Lindley passed for 104 yards and an interception against the Lions in Week 15. The rookie has six interceptions and zero touchdown passes during his five games under center. Stay away … far away.

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