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Fantasy Football Rankings Week 15: Wide Receiver

It’s been a tough year for fantasy football owners, as injuries and COVID-19 have wreaked havoc on start ’em, sit ’em decisions. This could be another difficult week for wide receiver start-sit calls, but assuming reasonable health, it will be because there are so many good options. Our Week 15 fantasy WR rankings can help you differentiate the real sleepers from the potential busts. 

First, let’s look at the receivers with bad matchups that you’re likely to start regardless. Michael Thomas (vs. Chiefs), DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett (@ Washington), Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson (vs. Bears), and Stefon Diggs and Cole Beasley (@ Broncos) all remain solid options despite tough opponents. Many will probably be worried about Tyler Boyd and Tee Higgins (vs. Pittsburgh), too, but the Steelers have actually been slightly below average against WRs most of the year. Boyd and Higgins still present risks given their unreliable QB against such a strong defense, but they’re both in our starter’s tier. 

WEEK 15 PPR RANKINGS: 
Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

There are several other borderline WRs in tough spots and could be benched, depending on your other options. Brandin Cooks and Keke Coutee (vs. Colts), Jamison Crowder and Breshad Perriman (@ Rams), DJ Chark (@ Ravens), Jerry Jeudy and Tim Patrick (vs. Bills), and Jakobi Meyers (@ Dolphins) are all extra risky plays in standard leagues, though most still have WR3 upside in PPR formats. 

WEEK 15 STANDARD RANKINGS: 
Quarterback | Running back | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

If you need a sleeper, there are plenty of candidates. Sterling Shepard (vs. Browns), T.Y. Hilton (vs. Texans), Marquise Brown (vs. Jaguars), and Mike Williams (vs. Raiders) are on the start ’em, sit ’em bubble most weeks, and they look like better-than-average options in Week 15 thanks to their matchups. Going deeper, you can try your boom-or-bust luck with Kendrick Bourne (@ Cowboys), Darnell Mooney (@ Vikings), Cam Sims (vs. Seahawks), Darius Slayton and Golden Tate (@ Browns), Willie Snead (vs. Jaguars), Michael Pittman Jr. (vs. Texans), or Josh Reynolds and Van Jefferson Jr. (vs. Jets). 

It’s unlikely you’ll want to start most of the guys on that list with your season on the line, but you know there will be some surprise performances, so if you’re a big underdog, don’t be afraid to take some chances. If you’re a heavy favorite, you can play it safer with the high-target receivers, but make sure you consider all of your available options. It’s easy to get complacent this time of year and not check the waiver wire, but you might be surprised at who’s available in your league.  

Note: Check back all week leading up to kickoff, as we’ll continue to update our WR rankings based on the latest news and injuries.

These rankings are for standard, non-PPR leagues.

Packers vs. Panthers

Chiefs @ Saints

Titans vs. Lions

Chargers @ Raiders

Cardinals vs. Eagles

Bears @ Vikings

Bills @ Broncos

Washington vs. Seahawks

Buccaneers @ Falcons

Buccaneers @ Falcons

Saints vs. Chiefs

Falcons vs. Buccaneers

Rams vs. Jets

49ers @ Cowboys

Rams vs. Jets

Falcons vs. Buccaneers

Vikings vs. Bears

Seahawks @ Washington

Cowboys vs. 49ers

Vikings vs. Bears

Lions @ Titans

Steelers @ Bengals

Titans vs. Lions

Cowboys vs. 49ers

Buccaneers @ Falcons

Seahawks @ Washington

Steelers @ Bengals

Colts vs. Texans

Giants vs. Browns

Panthers @ Packers

Bengals vs. Steelers

Bengals vs. Steelers

Ravens vs. Jaguars

Bills @ Broncos

Panthers @ Packers

Texans @ Colts

37 Diontae Johnson, PIT @ CIN
38 D.J. Moore, CAR @ GB
39 Tim Patrick, DEN vs. BUF
40 Jarvis Landry, CLE @ NYG
41 Nelson Agholor, LV vs. LAC
42 Mike Williams, LAC @ LV
43 Keke Coutee HOU @ IND
44 Russell Gage, ATL vs. TB
45 Kendrick Bourne, SF @ DAL
46 Emmanuel Sanders, NO vs. KC
47 Jerry Jeudy, DEN vs. BUF
48 Lynn Bowden, MIA vs. NE
49 Jamison Crowder, NYJ @ LAR
50 Willie Snead, BAL vs. JAX
51 Jalen Reagor, PHI @ ARI
52 Jakobi Meyers, NE @ MIA
53 Michael Gallup, DAL vs. SF
54 Darnell Mooney, CHI @ MIN
55 DJ Chark, JAX @ BAL
56 Mack Hollins, MIA vs. NE
57 Cam Sims WAS vs. SEA
58 Darius Slayton, NYG vs. CLE
59 Marquez Valdes-Scantling, GB vs. CAR
60 Christian Kirk, ARI vs. PHI
61 Danny Amendola, DET @ TEN
62 Golden Tate, NYG vs. CLE
63 Michael Pittman Jr., IND @ HOU
64 Rashard Higgins, CLE @ NYG
65 Breshad Perriman, NYJ @ LAR
66 Gabriel Davis, BUF @ DEN
67 James Washington, PIT @ CIN
68 Laviska Shenault Jr., JAX @ BAL
69 Jakeem Grant, MIA vs. NE
70 Sammy Watkins, KC @ NO
71 Allen Lazard, GB vs. CAR
72 Anthony Miller, CHI @ MIN
73 Josh Reynolds, LAR vs. NYJ
74 KJ Hamler, DEN vs. BUF
75 Henry Ruggs III, LV vs. LAC
76 Keelan Cole, JAX @ BAL
77 Denzel Mims, NYJ @ LAR
78 David Moore, SEA @ WAS
79 Hunter Renfrow, LV vs. LAC
80 Tyron Johnson, LAC @ LV
81 Jalen Guyton, LAC @ LV
82 A.J. Green, CIN vs. PIT
83 Mohamed Sanu, DET @ TEN
84 Zach Pascal, IND vs. HOU
85 Van Jefferson, LAR vs. NYJ
86 Collin Johnson, JAX @ BAL
87 Damiere Byrd, NE @ MIA
88 Mecole Hardman, KC @ NO
89 Tre’Quan Smith, NO vs. KC
90 Demarcus Robinson, KC @ NO
91 Greg Ward Jr., PHI @ ARI
92 Larry Fitzgerald, ARI vs. PHI
93 Brandon Powell, ATL vs. TB
94 Scotty Miller, TB @ ATL
95 Travis Fulgham, PHI @ ARI
96 N’Keal Harry, NE @ MIA

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