Jameis Winston Injury Update Boosts Week 15 Fantasy Value in Great Matchup Against Lions

Jameis Winston has 26 touchdown passes this season.
Jameis Winston has 26 touchdown passes this season. / Katharine Lotze/Getty Images

After being labeled questionable with a thumb injury early in the week, Jameis Winston has been deemed healthy enough to take the field against the Detroit Lions, giving his fantasy outlook a significant boost.

Jameis Winston Fantasy Outlook in Week 15

Winston has taken some heat for his turnovers this season, which is warranted, but he has been excellent from a fantasy perspective.

Since Week 6, Winston has thrown for at least 300 yards in seven of eight games, including two 400-yard performances. Winston is fantasy's QB6 on the year, despite his 28 turnovers thus far.

Of course, Winston's value takes a bit of a hit with Mike Evans likely being ruled out for the year, but he's still a top-tier QB in Week 15 thanks to a great matchup with the Lions.

Detroit has surrendered the eighth-most points per game to opposing passers, and the Lions rank No. 25 in Football Outsiders' pass defense DVOA metric.

Winston has also been slinging the football at an incredible rate, averaging 41.7 attempts since the Buccaneers' Week 7 bye. Seeing a massive workload against a leaky Lions' secondary, Winston checks in at QB5 in our Week 15 fantasy football rankings.

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