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Fantasy Football Rankings: Wide Receivers in Week 15

Ranking the best wide receivers by matchup and opportunity for Week 15.

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Week 15 marks the semifinals week, for most leagues, and the start of the playoffs for others. Week 15 also marks the return of the prodigal son, Aaron Rodgers, who will once again be slinging the rock from under center and shotgun for the Green Bay Football Packers.

Since Rodgers’ demise, Davante Adams has improved on a breakout start to his 2017 season and taken the reins as the Packers’ no. 1 receiver. Jordy Nelson has been rendered not much more than a decoy, but will the return of Rodgers reignite the telepathy between the two and resuscitate Nelson’s fantasy value just in time for the playoffs? It’ll be fun to see unfold.

I’d like to point out that you shouldn’t fall in line with the “always play your studs” thinking. For example, A.J. Green is coming off a poor performance against the Chicago Bears and now gets to face Xavier Rhodes and the Minnesota Vikings’ suffocating defense. For another example, Mike Evans has been nothing short of horrible for fantasy owners lately, and the emergence of WR Chris Godwin and TE O.J. Howard have taken away precious looks from him. If you have options with better matchups, don’t hesitate to pull the trigger.

Week 15 - WR Rankings

Rank Player Team Opponent
Rank Player Team Opponent
1 Antonio Brown Pittsburgh Steelers vs. New England Patriots
2 Julio Jones Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
3 Keenan Allen Los Angeles Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs
4 Michael Thomas New Orleans Saints vs. New York Jets
5 Davante Adams Green Bay Packers at Carolina Panthers
6 Demaryius Thomas Denver Broncos at Indianapolis Colts
7 Devin Funchess Carolina Panthers vs. Green Bay Packers
8 Michael Crabtree Oakland Raiders vs. Dallas Cowboys
9 Adam Thielen Minnesota Vikings vs. Cincinnati Bengals
10 DeAndre Hopkins Houston Texans at Jacksonville Jaguars
11 Dez Bryant Dallas Cowboys at Oakland Raiders
12 Doug Baldwin Seattle Seahawks vs. Los Angeles Rams
13 Golden Tate Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears
14 Jarvis Landry Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills
15 Brandin Cooks New England Patriots at Pittsburgh Steelers
16 Josh Gordon Cleveland Browns vs. Baltimore Ravens
17 Dede Westbrook Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Houston Texans
18 Larry Fitzgerald Arizona Cardinals at Washington Redskins
19 Tyreek Hill Kansas City Chiefs vs. Los Angeles Chargers
20 A.J. Green Cincinnati Bengals at Minnesota VIkings
21 Chris Hogan New England Patriots at Pittsburgh Steelers
22 Marvin Jones Jr. Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears
23 Marquise Goodwin San Francisco 49ers vs. Tennessee Titans
24 Alshon Jeffery Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants
25 Marqise Lee Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Houston Texans
26 Rishard Matthews Tennessee Titans at San Francisco 49ers
27 Cooper Kupp Los Angeles Rams at Seattle Seahawks
28 Mike Evans Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Atlanta Falcons
29 JuJu Smith-Schuster Pittsburgh Steelers vs. New England Patriots
30 Kelvin Benjamin Buffalo Bills vs. Miami Dolphins
31 Stefon Diggs Minnesota Vikings vs. Cincinnati Bengals
32 Mike Wallace Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns
33 Sterling Shepard New York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles
34 Mohamed Sanu Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
35 Robert Woods Los Angeles Rams at Seattle Seahawks
36 Jordy Nelson Green Bay Packers at Carolina Panthers
37 Jamison Crowder Washington Redskins vs. Arizona Cardinals
38 Nelson Agholor Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants
39 Robby Anderson New York Jets at New Orleans Saints
40 Paul Richardson Seattle Seahawks vs. Los Angeles Rams
41 DeSean Jackson Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Atlanta Falcons
42 Sammy Watkins Los Angeles Rams at Seattle Seahawks
43 Corey Davis Tennessee Titans at San Francisco 49ers
44 T.Y. Hilton Indianapolis Colts vs. Denver Broncos
45 Randall Cobb Green Bay Packers at Carolina Panthers
46 Martavis Bryant Pittsburgh Steelers vs. New England Patriots
47 Jeremy Maclin Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns
48 DeVante Parker Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills
49 Josh Doctson Washington Redskins vs. Arizona Cardinals
50 Corey Coleman Cleveland Browns vs. Baltimore Ravens