Welcome to Week 15 everybody! Good luck to those still in the playoffs!
Running Back Rankings
So much to review here. Plenty of names with injuries that need to be watched. Tevin Coleman, Joe Mixon, Alvin Kamara and Adrian Peterson to name a few. Some of these players are hanging a little lower because there is concern over their status going into Week 15. Still, Le'Veon Bell, Leonard Fournette, Melvin Gordon, LeSean McCoy and Kareem Hunt remain near the top of the list this week.
Wide Receiver Rankings
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.
Tight End Rankings
You are in luck if you are a Rob Gronkowski owner, as the big guy returns this week. My spidey senses tell me that Tom Brady will look much better after a dud last week, and the presence of Gronk (and the absence of Shazier) will both be beneficial.
Zach Ertz also returns, but I can’t quite nudge him into the circle of trust just yet, especially not with the solid play of his teammate Trey Burton. For that reason, only Travis Kelce is a threat to Gronk’s #1 status—he is the only guy with the mix of volume and upside to rival the big guy. I’ve said this before, but hopefully if you drafted Gronk and Kelce you get to play both...otherwise, you failed in trading away an epic backup to shore up another position of need.