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Welcome to QB List’s weekly rankings! Each week, I’ll be taking a look at the upcoming matchups and ranking each position, as well as flex positions.
Week 15 Notes
- Carson Wentz looks unlikely to play this week, despite being listed as questionable, and as a result, I didn’t rank him. I’d honestly be surprised if he does play. With Wentz out, that means Nick Foles will be in. I don’t expect the receivers to be hurt too much by Foles, however I don’t know that I’d have any confidence starting Foles against the Rams’ defense.
- Lamar Jackson is slated to start this week with a healthy Joe Flacco backing him up. Jackson left the end of last week’s overtime game with an injury but it seems that it wasn’t all that serious. Still, given his playing style, I wouldn’t be shocked if he re-injures himself and Flacco ends up in. Jackson’s running gives him some good upside, but I’ve got him as a low-end QB2.
- I didn’t rank Melvin Gordon, as it doesn’t seem likely he’ll play this week. It’s definitely possible, and he’s considered a game-time decision, but I don’t think it’s going to happen. With Austin Ekeler also out, it looks like it’ll be Justin Jackson against a Chiefs defense that’s given up the second-most points to opposing running backs.
- It also appears that Spencer Ware will be out this week, meaning Damien Williams will likely be the starter. I think Williams is a talented back, but the Chargers’ run defense has been pretty decent. Still, Williams makes for an interesting RB2 this week.
- The Bills see LeSean McCoy as day-to-day right now, it’s not looking likely that he’ll play this week, but I ranked him assuming he starts. Keep an eye on him though. If he misses, expect Chris Ivory and Marcus Murphy to play, assuming Ivory is healthy enough to start.
- I am slightly worried about the fact that Antonio Brown is going to be shadowed by Stephon Gilmore this week, but I’ve still got him as a WR1. I mean, it’s Antonio Brown, but it’s just worth noting that he’s got himself a tough matchup this week.
- On the flip side of that, Tyler Boyd looks to have himself a really nice matchup this week likely against Nick Nelson, who has played like hot garbage this year. Expect Boyd to put up solid WR2 numbers with the potential for even better.
- D.J. Moore also looks poised for a good week, matching up against Eli Apple, who has not been playing well this year. I’ve got him slated as a low-end WR2.
- Randall Cobb is questionable this week but did practice in a limited capacity on Wednesday. He’s coming off a solid week that saw him catch five balls for 43 yards and a touchdown, but against the Bears, his outlook doesn’t look great.
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