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Week 15 Wide Receiver Rankings - PPR Leagues

Are you still in the running for your league's championship? Nick Petraccione's rankings will help give you the answer you need to keep your playoff hopes alive.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans (13) runs after the catch during the first quarter against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans (13) runs after the catch during the first quarter against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field
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If you're reading this, my guess is that you're still making a run at the championship. That is unless you are one of those guys who is really dedicated at winning the consolation bracket. In wither situation, these rankings should help you achieve your goal. So let's set aside the introduction paragraph and get right to what you came here to look at, the rankings and as always followed by some detailed advice on specific players.

Rank Player Team Opponent
1 Julio Jones ATL @JAC
2 Brandon Marshall NYJ @DAL
3 Antonio Brown PIT DEN
4 Odell Beckham Jr. NYG CAR
5 DeAndre Hopkins HOU @IND
6 Alshon Jeffery CHI @MIN
7 A.J. Green CIN @SF
8 Demaryius Thomas DEN @PIT
9 Jarvis Landry MIA @SD
10 Allen Robinson JAC ATL
11 Calvin Johnson DET @NO
12 Mike Evans TB @STL
13 Doug Baldwin SEA CLE
14 Sammy Watkins BUF @WAS
15 Eric Decker NYJ @DAL
16 Jeremy Maclin KC @BAL
17 Larry Fitzgerald ARI @PHI
18 Danny Amendola NE TEN
19 Golden Tate DET @NO
20 Brandin Cooks NO DET
21 Allen Hurns JAC ATL
22 Martavis Bryant PIT DEN
23 John Brown ARI @PHI
24 Randall Cobb GB @OAK
25 Kamar Aiken BAL KC
26 Michael Crabtree OAK GB
27 Amari Cooper OAK GB
28 T.Y. Hilton IND HOU
29 Michael Floyd ARI @PHI
30 Willie Snead NO DET
31 Marvin Jones CIN @SF
32 Dez Bryant DAL NYJ
33 Emmanuel Sanders DEN @PIT
34 Brandon LaFell NE TEN
35 Tyler Lockett SEA CLE
36 Travis Benjamin CLE @SEA
37 DeSean Jackson WAS BUF
38 Jordan Matthews PHI ARI
39 Donte Moncrief IND HOU
40 Pierre Garcon WAS BUF
41 Ted Ginn Jr. CAR @NYG
42 James Jones GB @OAK
43 Anquan Boldin SF CIN
44 Devante Parker MIA @SD
45 Tavon Austin STL TB
46 Dorial Green-Beckham TEN @NE
47 Robert Woods BUF @WAS
48 Rueben Randle NYG CAR
49 Markus Wheaton PIT DEN
50 Stefon Diggs MIN CHI

Mike Evans has failed to top 64 yards in his last four games. However with fellow wide out Vincent Jackson set to miss this game, Evans could be in line for a huge fantasy day. Whenever Jackson is out, Evans is all that Tampa Bay has and Jameis Winston tosses ball after ball Evans' way. Although he hasn't performed to the degree that owners have hoped he would over the past four games, trust Evans in your playoff lineup this week.

Golden Tate is another wide out I would trust as a starter this week, especially in PPR. Golden Tate has caught no less than seven passes in each of his last four games. He gets a very good matchup against a weak Saints defense. Tate is a solid WR2 option.

Randall Cobb hasn't had the greatest fantasy season that we all expected he would after the Jordy Nelson injury. But, he still remains the top option out of Green Bay's receivers. Although he has only two touchdowns in the last six weeks, he has scored double digit fantasy points in all of them. And last week we garnered 12 targets, catching eight for 81 yards. You may be debating playing him over some others in your lineup, but with a favorable matchup against the Raiders, Cobb should stay involved.

If you told me in the beginning of the season that I would be not only rank Dez Bryant out of my top-15, but out of my top-30, I would call you crazy. But here we are in Week 15, in the playoff semifinals, and Dez Bryant finds his way to #32 on my list. My advice? Bench him. Sorry, but he's not worth it. At this point you'd only be starting him because of the star power behind his name, but that doesn't win championships. He had one point last week against Green Bay, and is against a tough Jets defense this week. Dallas probably won't make it to the playoffs, and Dez shouldn't make it into your playoff lineup either.

A man not on this list who I feel inclined to talk about is Julian Edelman. I don't have him ranked because I fear his injury will keep him out again because the Patriots are already playoff bound and have nothing to lose by letting Edelman rest. That being said, Edelman is questionable this week so there is a chance that he plays. If he does, Danny Amendola's stock drastically falls and Edelman could take his spot as a top-20 receiver this week. Again this all depends on if Edelman is cleared to play and how much the Patriots want him to play.

For more playoff advice and answers to your questions, ask me on Twitter @NickPetraccione.