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Rest of Season Fantasy Football Rankings: Wide Receivers

Up to date rankings of WRs for the remainder of the 2015 fantasy football season.

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Nothing makes the NFL more fun than fantasy football and few things make fantasy sports more fun than rankings, rankings, and more rankings. WRs are ranked in this post with the ESPN and Yahoo! standard fractional scoring.

Rank

Player

Team

1

Odell Beckham Jr.

Giants

2

Julio Jones

Falcons

3

Randall Cobb

Packers

4

A.J. Green

Bengals

5

Demaryius Thomas

Broncos

6

Larry Fitzgerald

Cardinals

7

Antonio Brown

Steelers

8

DeAndre Hopkins

Texans

9

Calvin Johnson

Lions

10

Brandon Marshall

Jets

11

Alshon Jeffery

Bears

12

Julian Edelman*

Patriots

13

Jordan Matthews

Eagles

14

Amari Cooper

Raiders

15

T.Y. Hilton*

Colts

16

Emmanuel Sanders*

Broncos

17

Mike Evans

Buccaneers

18

James Jones

Packers

19

Allen Robinson

Jaguars

20

Brandin Cooks*

Saints

21

Keenan Allen*

Chargers

22

Jeremy Maclin*

Chiefs

23

Vincent Jackson

Buccaneers

24

Kendall Wright*

Titans

25

Davante Adams

Packers

26

Eric Decker

Jets

27

Donte Moncrief

Colts

28

Dez Bryant*

Cowboys

29

Jarvis Landry*

Dolphins

30

Allen Hurns

Jaguars

31

Leonard Hankerson

Falcons

32

Martavis Bryant

Steelers

33

Rishard Matthews

Dolphins

34

Travis Benjamin

Browns

35

Mike Wallace*

Vikings

36

Brandon LaFell

Patriots

37

Michael Crabtree

Raiders

38

Kamar Aiken

Ravens

39

Willie Snead*

Saints

40

Rueben Randle*

Giants

41

DeSean Jackson

Washington

42

Sammy Watkins

Bills

43

Marvin Jones

Bengals

44

Golden Tate

Lions

45

Steve Smith*

Ravens

46

Eddie Royal

Bears

47

Victor Cruz

Giants

48

Breshad Perriman

Ravens

49

Terrance Williams

Cowboys

50

Devante Parker

Dolphins

51

Cole Beasley*

Cowboys

52

Cecil Shorts

Texans

53

John Brown

Cardinals

54

Ty Montgomery

Packers

55

Ted Ginn

Panthers

56

Steve Johnson

Chargers

57

Percy Harvin

Bills

58

Devin Funchess

Panthers

59

Pierre Garcon*

Washington

60

Tyler Lockett

Seahawks

61

Kenny Britt

Rams

62

Doug Baldwin*

Seahawks

63

Mohamed Sanu

Bengals

64

Nate Washington

Texans

65

Tavon Austin

Rams

66

Nelson Agholor

Eagles

67

Roddy White

Falcons

68

Dorial Green-Beckham

Titans

69

Justin Hunter

Titans

70

Anquan Boldin

49ers

71

Torrey Smith

49ers

72

Marques Colston

Saints

73

Jermaine Kearse

Seahawks

74

Charles Johnson

Vikings

75

Andre Johnson

Colts

* - notable players with increased PPR value

Notes:

  • There is a special bump for the Patriots and Titans receivers, who have 13 games remaining in their regular seasons against everyone else's 12.

  • As we go down the rankings, there is an increase in the weight of strength of schedule. And the better matchups sooner than later because there is sell-high value to come. These are not weekly rankings, but the idea of these rankings is to measure whom we should be owning now over whom. For example, an WR3 with a bad schedule until Week 12 is useless to our rosters compared a below average WR4 with two or three nice matchups in the coming weeks.

  • There are a lot of injured players in these rankings. Their value combine my expectation of how many weeks they will play for how many points plus replacement level values of roughly eight points per week for the weeks they are expected to miss.

  • Antonio Brown and Odell Beckham, Jr. are most noteworthy. Brown falling to WR7 is simply an indictment of Michael Vick, as I have him projected as a low-end WR2 while Ben Roethlisberger is out. He will rise as Roethlisberger is closer to returning and will fall with any setbacks. Beckham is WR1 instead of WR2 because his schedule is amazing, while Julio Jones' is around the middle of the pack. Not an indictment of Jones at all, but a slightly greater expectation of monster weeks to come.

  • I have zero interest in WRs who don't get the ball enough to elevate above replacement level. I don't care how good they are IRL. Players who are not getting snaps but have upside greater than the Anquan Boldins of the NFL are more worthy of roster spots. If a guy will never enter our lineups, the bench spots are better utilized by stashing players with upside--especially at the WR position where boom potential is greatest.

  • Do your research and use rankings cautiously, as they are always a work-in-progress. Rankings are a bad tools to tell us what to do. They are conversation starters, tier setters, value mirrors, and a combination of the scientific explanations of what has happened with the art of predicting what will happen. Feel free to supply contrary evidence to me on Twitter at @AlexSontySBN or in the comments. They will help me help you.