5 quarterbacks to avoid starting in fantasy football for Week 15

The fantasy football playoffs are about to kick off and there is little room for error if you want to advance to the next round. These five QBs should not be starting for your team unless your options are really bad.

Dec 3, 2023; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA;  Arizona Cardinals  quarterback Kyler Murray (1) takes
Dec 3, 2023; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) takes / Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports
facebooktwitterreddit
Prev
1 of 5
Next

Many fantasy football owners have had to deal with major injuries at the quarterback position this season. As such, it is possible that a guy like Gardner Minshew or Jake Browning helped lead your team to the playoffs.

There are some quarterbacks this week who could be great for a spot start. However, the five players listed in this article do not have the best matchups and could make it difficult for you to advance to the next round.

You may have no other choice than to roll with one of these guys but make sure to temper your expectations.

Trevor Lawrence, Jacksonville Jaguars
Dec 10, 2023; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) scrambles / Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Trevor Lawrence, Jacksonville Jaguars (vs. Baltimore)

Trevor Lawrence likely proved himself to his teammates last week just days after suffering a high ankle sprain on Monday Night Football, but he struggled against the Cleveland Browns in a losing effort.

Lawrence did throw three touchdowns in that game but he also threw three bad interceptions. His 65.2 QB rating was his second-lowest of the season. Now, he gets a Baltimore Ravens defense that has been stingy this season.

Matthew Stafford had a good game against the Ravens last week, but Baltimore has allowed the least amount of fantasy points to quarterbacks this season through 14 weeks.

It's tough to sit a talented player like Lawrence in a must-win game, but this is not a great matchup.