Week 15 has come and gone and for many of us, so has the fantasy season. Brady finally overcame the Mile High City, Josh Norman lost to his old team and the Browns have still not won a game. Rumor is that Terrell Pryor won’t be playing the last two games in hopes that he can re-attend the combine and get picked up by literally anybody else. The playoff picture is becoming more and more clear every week and we can get a sense of who is peaking at the right time and who could struggle in January. Let’s see where the rest of the season takes us, but for now these are the Week 15 Power Rankings.
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32. Cleveland Browns
Last Week: 32
RG3 got the nod again this week as the winless Browns traveled to Buffalo. RG3’s mobility looked promising, but that’s about the only thing going for him. Browns coach, Hue Jackson, said that all possibilities are open for who will start against the Chargers this Sunday, so if you can throw a football more than 10 yards with less than 50% accuracy, you might get the call to be the next Browns starting QB.
31. San Francisco 49ers
Last Week: 31
Bad game for the 49ers this week up against Atlanta; they were beat by land, air and sea this game. Chip Kelly is having a rough go at it this year and that Oregon coaching job he didn’t take is looking like a poor decision as the weeks go on.
30. Jacksonville Jaguars
Last Week: 30
Tough loss for Jacksonville this week, especially because it was looking so promising for this team. Bortles might be the next AFC South QB to be questioned as he had two opportunities at the end of the game to lead the Jags downfield for a field goal, but ultimately came up short of both drives, throwing a pick on the second.
29. Chicago Bears
Last Week: 29
There are very few things that are better than December football in Chicago, but this last week in the Windy City has been miserable. The Mars rover recorded temperatures topping out at 17 degrees Fahrenheit while temperatures in Chicago topped out 15, that’s right, it’s colder in Chicago than it is on Mars.
28. Los Angeles Rams
Last Week: 28
Jeff Fisher was sitting at home pointing out all the bad things that happened this game and kept repeating “Not so easy is it?” to the television this Sunday as the Rams got handled by the Seahawks. There were a few questionable calls including a 4th down spot in the first quarter and a potential interception that stemmed from Pete Carroll calling a pass on the one yard line. I don’t think it’s going to happen this year for the Rams, but they will have an opportunity to turn it around this summer with a few acquisitions and a brand new coach.
27. New York Jets
Last Week: 27
The Jets scored a touchdown on their opening drive at home against the Dolphins, unfortunately that was more than half of the points they would secure all game. Bryce Petty was picking apart the Miami defense in the first half like he was a seasoned vet, but then the wheels fell off and it was back to the usual shenanigans for the Jets. Maybe next year New York.
26. San Diego Chargers
Last Week: 26
Another tough week for the Chargers where it seemed like nothing could go right. In a time of great uncertainty on whether or not the team will stay in San Diego, weeks like this don’t help their case at all.
25. Arizona Cardinals
Last Week: 22
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In one of the highest scoring contests this year, the Cardinals fell just short. If you would be told that you are going to put up 41 points and still lose you would probably cry a little bit. Arizona didn’t have the year they were expecting, but maybe next year.