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Week 15 Rankings
Tom Brady photo 14. Tom Brady (at CIN)
It's been a rough go for Brady over the last two months and we've talked about that rather extensively. The question fantasy owners will be asking themselves this week is whether or not the Bengals are a good enough matchup to play him. To start, opponents have averaged just 29.8 pass attempts per game against the Bengals, which is the second-lowest total in the league. Brady has averaged 40.2 pass attempts per game, but do the Patriots dial it back in this one, or do they to instill some confidence in the passing game? When quarterbacks drop back to throw a pass, they're averaging a massive 8.39 yards per attempt, which ranks fourth-highest in the league behind only the Raiders, Giants, and Cardinals. The touchdown-rate of 4.13 percent is a bit lackluster for that type of yardage, but that's because they can't stop anyone on the ground. Oddly enough, the only three quarterbacks they've held to less than 16.3 fantasy points is over the last three weeks, as Devlin Hodges, Sam Darnold, and Baker Mayfield struggled to hit that mark. Playing Brady this week comes down to pure narrative. If you're basing it on his play as of late, he's nothing more than a mid-to-low-end QB2 with limited upside. If you're expecting the Patriots to try and get their passing-game on track while using this game as a springboard, you're expecting more. I'm somewhere in-between, but I will say this… Brady hasn't attempted less than 36 pass attempts since way back in Week 2. The Bengals have held exactly 2-of-13 quarterbacks to less than 7.2 yards per attempt. Even if we take the lows of those two numbers, we'd have 260 yards and likely two touchdowns. He's in the mid-to-high-end QB2 territory this week and should present a solid floor.
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Jarrett Stidham photo 62. Jarrett Stidham (at CIN)
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2Christian McCaffrey (CAR)RB
3Chris Carson (SEA)RB
4Dalvin Cook (MIN)RB
5Ezekiel Elliott (DAL)RB
6Nick Chubb (CLE)RB
7Saquon Barkley (NYG)RB
8Leonard Fournette (JAC)RB
9Aaron Jones (GB)RB
10DeAndre Hopkins (HOU)WR
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12Alvin Kamara (NO)RB
13Michael Thomas (NO)WR
14Tyreek Hill (KC)WR
15Mark Ingram (BAL)RB
16Melvin Gordon (LAC)RB
17Chris Godwin (TB)WR
18Phillip Lindsay (DEN)RB
19Davante Adams (GB)WR
20Julian Edelman (NE)WR
21Raheem Mostert (SF)RB
22D.J. Moore (CAR)WR
23Austin Ekeler (LAC)RB
24Joe Mixon (CIN)RB
25Julio Jones (ATL)WR
26George Kittle (SF)TE
27Kenny Golladay (DET)WR
28David Montgomery (CHI)RB
29Travis Kelce (KC)TE
30Devin Singletary (BUF)RB
1Ronald Acuna Jr. (ATL)LF,CF
2Nolan Arenado (COL)3B
3Mookie Betts (BOS)CF,RF
4J.D. Martinez (BOS)LF,RF
5Trevor Story (COL)SS
6Justin Verlander (HOU)SP
7Cody Bellinger (LAD)1B,CF
8Trea Turner (WSH)SS
9Alex Bregman (HOU)3B,SS
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12Francisco Lindor (CLE)SS
13Gerrit Cole (NYY)SP
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15Javier Baez (CHC)2B,3B
16Charlie Blackmon (COL)CF
17Aaron Judge (NYY)RF,DH
18Juan Soto (WSH)LF
19Anthony Rendon (LAA)3B
20Bryce Harper (PHI)CF,RF
21Jose Altuve (HOU)2B
22Xander Bogaerts (BOS)SS
23Starling Marte (PIT)CF
24Walker Buehler (LAD)SP
25Manny Machado (SD)3B,SS
26Anthony Rizzo (CHC)1B
27Kris Bryant (CHC)3B,RF
28Whit Merrifield (KC)1B,2B
29George Springer (HOU)CF,RF
30Paul Goldschmidt (STL)1B
1Anthony Davis (LAL)PF,C
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3Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL)SF,PF
4Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN)C
5Kevin Durant (BKN)SF,PF
6LeBron James (LAL)SF,PF
7Stephen Curry (GSW)PG,SG
8Nikola Jokic (DEN)PF,C
9Damian Lillard (POR)PG
10Russell Westbrook (HOU)PG
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12Paul George (LAC)SF,PF
13Joel Embiid (PHI)PF,C
14Kawhi Leonard (LAC)SG,SF
15Chris Paul (OKC)PG
16Jimmy Butler (MIA)SG,SF
17Kemba Walker (BOS)PG
18Ben Simmons (PHI)PG,SF
19Kyrie Irving (BKN)PG,SG
20Jrue Holiday (NOR)PG,SG
21Rudy Gobert (UTH)C
22Andre Drummond (DET)PF,C
23John Wall (WAS)PG
24Kyle Lowry (TOR)PG
25Donovan Mitchell (UTH)PG,SG
26Khris Middleton (MIL)SG,SF
27Bradley Beal (WAS)SG
28Kevin Love (CLE)PF,C
29Draymond Green (GSW)PF,C
30LaMarcus Aldridge (SAS)PF,C
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