Drew Brees defied expectations (and our quarterback rankings) last week with a monster game against the 49ers, but he’s once again on the start-or-sit bubble in our Week 15 fantasy QB rankings. After last week, Brees owners will almost certainly be playing him if they advanced, but each week presents a new set of circumstances and you never know which sleepers which are going step up and which “must-starts” are going to bust. 

Brees (vs. Colts), Dak Prescott (vs. Rams), Aaron Rodgers (vs. Bears), Josh Allen (@ Steelers), and Kirk Cousins (@ Chargers) are all in tough spots. Brees has the most favorable matchup of that group, but the start-sit bubble isn’t just about who one guy is facing; it’s also affected by who other players are going against.

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This week, Baker Mayfield (@ Cardinals), Jimmy Garoppolo (vs. Falcons), Ryan Tannehill (vs. Texans), Carson Wentz (@ Redskins), Tom Brady (@ Bengals), Ryan Fitzpatrick (@ Giants), Kyler Murray (vs. Browns), and Jacoby Brissett (@ Saints) are all in better spots and have produced at medium-to-high levels recently. We still like Brees over some of them, but you have to look at all the options. Drew Lock (@ Chiefs), Gardner Minshew (@ Raiders), Daniel Jones (vs. Dolphins), and David Blough (vs. Buccaneers) are also deep sleepers. 

Sitting someone like Brees, Prescott or Rodgers is always tough this time of year, but again, after watching Brees carve up the 49ers and Rodgers struggle against the Redskins last week, we know anything can happen. Trust whatever process has gotten you this far.

Reminder: Check back for rankings updates throughout the week.


  • Ravens vs. Jets

  • Chiefs vs. Broncos

  • Seahawks @ Panthers

  • Buccaneers @ Lions

  • Texans @ Titans

  • Browns @ Cardinals

  • 49ers vs. Falcons

  • Titans vs. Texans

  • Eagles @ Redskins

  • Patriots @ Bengals

  • Saints vs. Colts

  • Dolphins @ Giants

  • Cowboys vs. Rams

  • Pakcers vs. Bears

  • Cardinals vs. Browns

  • Colts @ Saints

  • Rams @ Cowboys

  • Raiders vs. Jaguars

  • Jaguars @ Raiders

  • Bills @ Steelers

  • Chargers vs. Vikings

  • Falcons @ 49ers

  • Vikings @ Chargers

  • Lions vs. Buccaneers

  • Broncos @ Chiefs

  • Giants vs. Dolphins

  • Bears @ Packers

  • Jets @ Ravens

  • Steelers vs. Bills

  • Redskins vs. Eagles

  • Panthers vs. Seahawks

  • Bengals vs. Patriots

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