Week 15 QB Sleepers
To be honest with you, this isn’t an article you should want to be reading during the fantasy football semifinals. If you’re looking for QB sleepers with your season on the line, you’re in dire straits and in desperate need of some punch. We are here to help, with three QB sleepers available in over 50% of Yahoo! leagues. For those of you in deeper leagues, one of these QB sleepers is available in 90% or more of Yahoo! leagues. These numbers are as of Wednesday afternoon, all apologies if they do not match your league exactly, especially if you don’t play on Yahoo! (not really, no apologies).
Lamar Jackson versus Tampa Bay (43% owned)
I mean, sure, I’ll continue to take this free space when it comes to QB sleepers every week (along with the one below). Prescott is yet to have a good quarterbacking game, but is yet to finish below QB15 in a week as a starter, and is thirteenth overall in his time starting for the Ravens. Head Coach John Harbaugh, throwing in the towel on Elite Quarterback Joe Flacco, announced on Wednesday that Jackson would be the starter come Sunday, with Flacco as a healthy backup. Away from Raymond James Stadium, they are less Blackbeard and more Jack Sparrow, as far as pirates go. They stumble and bumble their way to allowing 0.2 short of 40 points to opposing teams on the road. This could be Jackson’s first good game as a quarterback on top of the nice running back stats he has as a base.
Josh Allen versus Detroit (20% owned)
I prefer Josh Allen to Lamar Jackson, despite the disparate ownership percentages. Sure, he doesn’t have the same quality of matchup, but the Lions are middling against quarterbacks, which means I will ignore them in evaluating Allen. Allen is a supersized Lamar Jackson, from a fantasy football standpoint. He doesn’t always get it done as a quarterback but has 335 rushing yards over the last three weeks (second in the NFL among all players in that span), and that does a ton for his fantasy football production. I prefer him over Lamar Jackson as despite his production profile so far, he has a 70-yard touchdown bomb in him at all times, something that Jackson hasn’t shown he can do at the NFL level, yet.
Jeff Driskel versus Oakland (2% owned)
No, Driskel doesn’t make this list solely because someone thought my name was “Jeff Driskel” once (true story). He makes the list because he is an able-bodied NFL athlete playing against the Oakland Raiders in TYOOL 2018. The Raiders give up the sixth-most fantasy points to quarterbacks and have given up at least 14.8 fantasy points to literally every single quarterback to play against them this year. They’ve yielded multiple touchdowns to every quarterback this year except Case Keenum, and that includes Nick Mullens, Josh Rosen, and Ryan Tannehill. Driskel has been overwhelmingly NFL average, which is to say, not good for fantasy. Still, he hasn’t faced an opponent like the Raiders, yet.
The other guy at sub-10% ownership I would consider is Josh Rosen at Atlanta. The Falcons allow the most fantasy points to quarterbacks this season, but Rosen has struggled over his last three games, posting an average of 8.39 fantasy points over his last three contests.