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Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings: Playoffs -- Martavis Bryant is Elite

Ranking NFL WRs for the Weeks 14 through 16 playoffs of the 2015 fantasy football season.

Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

There is 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. Playoff schedules minus Week 17 are heavily equated into the rankings.

Rank Player Team Last Week
1 Antonio Brown* Steelers 1
2 Odell Beckham Jr. Giants 2
3 DeAndre Hopkins Texans 3
4 Allen Robinson Jaguars 10
5 Julio Jones Falcons 4
6 Brandon Marshall Jets 9
7 Alshon Jeffery Bears 6
8 Calvin Johnson Lions 11
9 Martavis Bryant Steelers 16
10 Jarvis Landry* Dolphins 5
11 A.J. Green Bengals 7
12 Demaryius Thomas Broncos 8
13 Danny Amendola* Patriots 15
14 Larry Fitzgerald Cardinals 13
15 Jeremy Maclin* Chiefs 27
16 Amari Cooper Raiders 12
17 Brandin Cooks* Saints 17
18 Eric Decker Jets 19
19 Sammy Watkins Bills 25
20 Doug Baldwin* Seahawks 34
21 Mike Evans Buccaneers 14
22 Randall Cobb* Packers 18
23 John Brown Cardinals 33
24 Dez Bryant* Cowboys 21
25 Michael Crabtree Raiders 22
26 Emmanuel Sanders* Broncos 23
27 Michael Floyd Cardinals 24
28 Vincent Jackson Buccaneers 26
29 T.Y. Hilton* Colts 28
30 Devante Parker Dolphins 29
31 Travis Benjamin Browns 31
32 Brandon LaFell Patriots 20
33 Dorial Green-Beckham Titans 57
34 Jordan Matthews* Eagles 36
35 Kamar Aiken Ravens 35
36 Devin Funchess Panthers 37
37 Marvin Jones Bengals 42
38 Kendall Wright* Titans 38
39 DeSean Jackson Washington ---
40 Stefon Diggs* Vikings 30
41 Willie Snead* Saints 32
42 Golden Tate Lions 43
43 Tyler Lockett Seahawks 58
44 Markus Wheaton Steelers ---
45 Anquan Boldin* 49ers 44
46 Brandon Coleman Saints ---
47 Jermaine Kearse Seahawks 51
48 Steve Johnson* Chargers 41
49 Davante Adams* Packers 45
50 Ted Ginn Panthers 48
* - notable players with increased PPR value

Notes:

  • As we go down the rankings, there is an increase in the weight of strength of schedule. Where we have healthy paths to the playoffs, playoff schedules matter more than the coming weeks; where we are fighting for playoff spots, we need to get to the playoffs to even make the playoffs relevant. Check the schedules..

  • I have zero interest in WRs who don't get the ball enough to elevate above replacement level and their team needs to find the end zone for top-36 plays or we just hope for eight points. I don't care how good they are IRL. Players who are not getting snaps but have upside greater than the Stevie Johnsons 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.