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Fantasy Football QB Rankings 2019: Week 15

Fantasy Football QB Rankings 2019: Week 15

Week 14 is in the books and rosters are beginning to take shape. Here are the top quarterbacks for Week 15.

For a tiered breakdown of each fantasy football position, click below:

Quarterback Rankings: Week 15
Running Back Rankings: Week 15
Wide Receiver Rankings: Week 15
Tight End Rankings: Week 15


TIER 1: Elite Starters

1. Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs
Opponent: vs Broncos
2019 Stats: 3266 Passing YDS, 21 Passing TD, 3 INT, 166 Rushing YDS, 1 Rushing TD, 213.9 PTS, 2019 QB9
Previous Ranking: 4

2. Deshaun Watson, Houston Texans
Opponent: vs. Broncos 
2019 Stats: 3425 Passing YDS, 24 Passing TD, 9 INT, 344 Rushing YDS, 7 Rushing TD, 1 Receiving TD, 295 PTS, 2019 QB2
Previous Ranking: 5

3. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks
Opponent: at Panthers
2019 Stats: 3422 Passing YDS, 26 Passing TD, 5 INT, 312 Rushing YDS, 3 Rushing TD, 279.2 PTS, 2019 QB3
Previous Ranking: 3

4. Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Opponent: at Lions
2019 Stats: 4115 Passing YDS, 26 Passing TD, 23 INT, 225 Rushing YDS, 1 Rushing TD, 247.1 PTS, 2019 QB6
Previous Ranking: 7

5. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
Opponent: vs. Colts
2019 Stats: 2140 Passing YDS, 17 Passing TD, 4 INT, 151.6 PTS, 2019 QB28
Previous Ranking: 6

TIER 2: Near Elite

6. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
Opponent: vs. Bears
2019 Stats: 3260 Passing YDS, 23 Passing TD, 2 INT, 162 Rushing YDS, 1 Rushing TD, 236.6 PTS, 2019 QB8
Previous Ranking: 1

7. Ryan Tannehill, Tennessee Titans    
Opponent: vs. Texans 
2019 Stats: 1993 Passing YDS, 15 Passing TD, 5 INT, 147 Rushing YDS, 3 Rushing TD, 158.4 PTS, 2019 QB26
Previous Ranking: 10

8. Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles
Opponent: at Redskins
2019 Stats: 3165 Passing YDS, 22 Passing TD, 7 INT, 197 Rushing YDS, 1 Rushing TD, 218.3 PTS, 2019 QB12
Previous Ranking: 14

TIER 3: Almost matchup-proof

9. Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills  
Opponent: at Steelers
2019 Stats: 2737 Passing YDS, 17 Passing TD, 8 INT, 439 Rushing YDS, 8 Rushing TD, 251.4 PTS, 2019 QB5
Previous Ranking: 9

10. Tom Brady, New England Patriots
Opponent: at Bengals
2019 Stats: 3437 Passing YDS, 19 Passing TD, 7 INT, 12 Rushing YDS, 3 Rushing TD, 218.7 PTS, 2019 QB11
Previous Ranking: 8

For a tiered breakdown of each fantasy football position, click below:

Quarterback Rankings: Week 15
Running Back Rankings: Week 15
Wide Receiver Rankings: Week 15
Tight End Rankings: Week 15

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After two seasons on IR and little production, is Paul Richardson's time over with Redskins?

After two seasons on IR and little production, is Paul Richardson's time over with Redskins?

The Redskins signed Paul Richardson in 2018 to be the deep threat the team lost when DeSean Jackson left via free agency after the 2016 season. It didn't work. 

In two years with the Redskins, Richardson has 48 catches for 507 catches and four touchdowns, and both seasons finished with trips to the injured reserve. Washington, however, paid Richardson handsomely for his work.

He signed a five-year, $40 million contract with the Redskins that guaranteed $12.5 million at signing. To date, he's made nearly $20 million despite never being the team's leading receiver. 

Next year, Richardson will carry an $8.5 million salary cap number, but the team could get $2.5 million in cap relief if he's cut while taking a $6 million cap hit. The final two seasons of his contract have no guarantees and no cap number unless he plays.

If the Redskins wait until after June 1st, 2020, to cut Richardson then the numbers flip. The team would save $6.5 million against the cap and Richardson's contract would only count $2 million against the cap. In fact, the team doesn't need to wait until summer to make the move, but rather can use the Post-June 1 designation that the NFL allows organizations to use to better their cap. This should be the obvious move. 

Considering Washington has made a youth movement at receiver, with rookies Terry McLaurin, Kelvin Harmon and Steven Sims looking like the future, Richardson looks quite expendable. Especially considering the emergence of McLaurin as a potential elite wideout, both with deep speed and route running ability. 

Redskins team president Bruce Allen signed Richardson, but it's hard to know who will be making calls for the organization in 2020. There is much speculation that Allen could be on the way out, and the team already fired head coach Jay Gruden in October. Interim head coach Bill Callahan is not expected to remain in that position next season. 

If Richardson is cut, it's hard to look at the signing as anything but a disappointment. Big money for little production. That's not winning football. 

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Report: Chase Young plans on returning to Ohio State in lieu of entering NFL Draft

Report: Chase Young plans on returning to Ohio State in lieu of entering NFL Draft

The Redskins are unlikely to secure the No. 1 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, but there is certainly a scenario where the teams that finish ahead of them would be in need of quarterbacks. If that’s the case, then Washington could be in line to select Ohio State defensive end Chase Young, who’s widely considered to be the highest-graded player in the draft.

But in an interview with TMZ, Young said his “plan” is to return to Ohio State for his senior year. Young set a school record with 16.5 sacks and counting this season despite missing two games due to suspension.

The Buckeyes are the No. 2 seed in the College Football Playoff, slated to face No. 3 Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl on Dec. 28 for the right to play in the national championship. Ohio State hasn’t won the title since 2014, when Young was still in high school.

It’s unknown whether he’d enter the draft if OSU wins it all. For now, Young’s draft status will be something for the Redskins—who will enter the offseason with a plethora of roster needs—to keep an eye on over the next few weeks.

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