The fantasy football postseason is in full swing now, making every decision at each position all the more crucial when laying out plans for potential success. Even those who did not qualify for the playoffs in season-long leagues can still get in on the action in a variety of ways. As always, the Parlay4 app presents four quarterbacks for fantasy owners to ponder in the week ahead, so let’s take a look.
Tom Brady vs. CIN
Joe Burrow @ TB
Taylor Heinicke vs. NYG
Daniel Jones @ WAS
Tom Brady Over/Under 14.7 Fantasy Pts
Of all the projected fantasy football scoring totals among QBs for Week 15, Tom Brady carries arguably the most puzzling one. This is a fairly low tally for the general-consensus greatest of all time
True, Brady is not showcasing one of his typical monstrous campaigns, evidenced by one of the veteran’s lowest passer ratings (88.9) in the last 15 years. At the end of the day, though, remember this future Hall-of-Famer is now 45 years old.
And even with his inflated age, he’s still got the Bucs atop the NFC South division, albeit with a losing record. Still, Brady is far from done and looks poised to provide fantasy players an over on his projection.
One, though Brady’s opponent this week — the Bengals — does sport a quality pass defense, they’re not very good when it comes to getting to the quarterback, as their 21 sacks this season rank them dead last in the AFC. This can tilt the edge to a more-immobile pocket passer like Brady.
Secondly, no quarterback has attempted more passes in the NFL this year than Tampa’s legendary signal-caller. In other words, no matter how this game plays out, Brady is going to be taking it to the air plenty, meaning fantasy owners will continually get their cracks at good stats.
As it is, Brady is still having a fine year that would qualify as a great one for most quarterbacks, being fifth in the league in passing yards. Cincinnati has the better team, hence why they’re favored, but if they’re winning, this type of game script figures to benefit Brady and his numbers.
Pick: OVER 14.7 Points
Squaring off opposite Brady will be one of the new faces of the sport as far as QBs go, Joe Burrow. The former No. 1 overall draft pick is enjoying another sensational showing in 2022, having the third-most passing yards and second-most touchdown passes, but that fantasy projection of 20.9 points will be awfully tough to beat against a good passing D.
Our next two options come from the game emanating in Washington DC Sunday Night, which will feature the division-rival Giants and Commanders doing battle.
These two NFC East clubs usually engage in low-scoring bouts — like their 20-20 tie a couple of weeks ago — and as a result, rolling with Taylor Heinicke or Daniel Jones is not suggested given the other options.