The first week of the fantasy football playoffs is here, just in time to be met head-on with what appears to be a league-wide increase in COVID-19 cases. Things are getting dodgy out there, folks. The Browns, for instance, placed eight players on the COVID-19 list today. Here’s hoping teams can get things under control to finish the season. If you’re in need of a quarterback streaming option, let’s start with our Week 15 QB tiers and streamers to help you navigate your lineup decisions.
Week 15 QB Tiers
Who holds the top stop in our quarterback rankings for Week 15?
1. Kyler Murray | Arizona Cardinals @ DET
2. Tom Brady | Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. NO
3. Justin Herbert | Los Angeles Chargers vs. KC
4. Josh Allen | Buffalo Bills vs. CAR
5. Patrick Mahomes II | Kansas City Chiefs @ LAC
6. Jalen Hurts | Philadelphia Eagles vs. WAS
7. Aaron Rodgers | Green Bay Packers @ BAL
8. Lamar Jackson | Baltimore Ravens vs. GB
9. Dak Prescott | Dallas Cowboys @ NYG
10. Matthew Stafford | Los Angeles Rams vs. SEA
11. Taysom Hill | New Orleans Saints @ TB
12. Tua Tagovailoa | Miami Dolphins vs. NYJ
13. Russell Wilson | Seattle Seahawks @ LAR
14. Joe Burrow | Cincinnati Bengals @ DEN
15. Kirk Cousins | Minnesota Vikings @ CHI
16. Jimmy Garoppolo | San Francisco 49ers vs. ATL
17. Ryan Tannehill | Tennessee Titans @ PIT
18. Carson Wentz | Indianapolis Colts vs. NE
19. Justin Fields | Chicago Bears vs. MIN
20. Ben Roethlisberger | Pittsburgh Steelers vs. TEN
21. Teddy Bridgewater | Denver Broncos vs. CIN
22. Taylor Heinicke | Washington Football Team @ PHI
23. Derek Carr | Las Vegas Raiders @ CLE
24. Mac Jones | New England Patriots @ IND
25. Matt Ryan | Atlanta Falcons @ SF
26. Baker Mayfield | Cleveland Browns vs. LV
27. Davis Mills | Houston Texans @ JAX
28. Trevor Lawrence | Jacksonville Jaguars vs. HOU
29. Zach Wilson | New York Jets @ MIA
30. Jared Goff | Detroit Lions vs. ARI
31. Mike Glennon | New York Giants vs. DAL
32. Cam Newton | Carolina Panthers @ BUF
33. P.J. Walker | Carolina Panthers @ BUF
34. Tyler Huntley | Baltimore Ravens vs. GB
35. Kyle Allen | Washington Football Team @ PHI
36. Mitchell Trubisky | Buffalo Bills vs. CAR
37. Trey Lance | San Francisco 49ers vs. ATL
38. Gardner Minshew II | Philadelphia Eagles vs. WAS
39. Jordan Love | Green Bay Packers @ BAL
40. Jacoby Brissett | Miami Dolphins vs. NYJ
Week 15 QB Streaming Options
If you’re looking for a streaming quarterback to carry you into the second round of your fantasy playoffs, here are three options worth considering.
Justin Fields, Chicago Bears
Justin Fields has had an up-and-down rookie season, accompanied by atrocious offensive line play and a few broken ribs as the cherry on top. Still, he continues to battle, and he’s been sneaky good. In fact, in three of his last four starts, Fields has posted over 19 fantasy points. He has elite rushing ability, which helps his fantasy outlook tremendously.
Last week, while battling through his rib injuries, Fields rushed for 74 yards, the second-most he’s had this season. His season-high 103 rushing yards came four starts ago, at the beginning of this stretch of good fantasy performances. Fields will take on a Vikings defense that has given up the most fantasy points per game to quarterbacks over the last four weeks. Fields should be able to continue his run of fantasy success.
Taylor Heinicke, Washington Football Team
Taylor Heinicke has proven to have a low floor at times, so this suggestion doesn’t come without risk. Still, Washington’s offense is getting healthy, and Heinicke has shown the ability to turn in good fantasy performances against weak opponents.
Heinicke has five games this season with multiple touchdowns and is going against the Philadelphia Eagles and their soft secondary (other than Darius Slay, who’s balling). The Eagles have allowed the fifth-most fantasy points per game to opposing QBs over the last four weeks, which was three games with their bye week in Week 14. Over that span, they’ve given up 642 passing yards and 6 TDs, while also conceding 2 rushing TDs to quarterbacks.
Heinicke certainly isn’t without risk, but the Philly defense has been giving up a good amount of points, making him an intriguing streaming option.
Tua Tagovailoa, Miami Dolphins
Here’s my favorite streaming option of the week. Over his last three games, Tua Tagovailoa has completed 80% of his passes, has thrown for 249 passing yards per game, and has thrown 6 TDs to 1 INT. Not only that, but literally the entire running back room for the Dolphins is either hurt or in the COVID-19 protocols. Miami has elevated veteran Duke Johnson, who figures to be the best running back option they have this weekend.
Going against the Jets, the ball is going to be in Tagovailoa’s hands — a lot. The Miami defense will also look to get the ball back to Tagovailoa with a short field, something they should be able to do several times throughout the course of the game. Tua was the QB12 when the Dolphins played the Jets in Week 11, and that should be his floor for this game.