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Fantasy Football Rankings: Wide receivers for Week 15

Ranking the best wide receivers by matchup and opportunity for Week 15 of the 2018 NFL Season.

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Traditionally, I use this space to talk about what happened last week at the wide receiver position throughout the NFL. This week, though, I’m going to talk about how poorly my playoff teams performed last week and why fantasy football is just one big, giant crapshoot.

I’m in three season-long leagues. The playoffs started in two of them last week and I was the 3rd seed in each of them. I felt pretty confident in both teams, although I’m very used to being let down come playoff time. Unsurprisingly, my teams completely wet the bed. One of my squads put up 88.18 points and the other a whopping 84.40 (0.5 PPR in both).

Led by stellar performances from Zach Ertz (6.3) and James White (3.8), my higher-scoring team inevitably fell by 15 points on Monday night to a squad that had Seattle defense. The lower-scoring team someway, somehow managed to pull off a victory. Despite getting 7.3 points from Todd Gurley and 9.7 from Mitchell Trubisky in what was supposed to be a shootout, my team ended up winning by 30 (!!!) points against a team that had absolutely nothing go its way.

What is my point in bringing all of this up? That projections don’t matter whatsoever and fantasy football is meaningless. But, man, is it fun and is it glorious to win playoff matchups or what?

Let’s check in on the Week 15 diva pass-catchers.

WR Rankings - Week 15

Rank Player Team Opponent Previous Week Stats
Rank Player Team Opponent Previous Week Stats
1 Michael Thomas NO @CAR 11/98 on 13 targets at TB
2 Keenan Allen LAC @KC 5/78/1 on 9 targets vs. CIN
3 DeAndre Hopkins HOU @NYJ 4/36/1 on 10 targets vs. IND
4 Antonio Brown PIT NE 5/35 on 7 targets at OAK
5 JuJu Smith-Schuster PIT NE 8/130/2 on 12 targets at OAK
6 Tyreek Hill KC LAC 8/139 on 14 targets vs. BAL
7 Davante Adams GB @CHI 7/81/1 on 11 targets
8 Julio Jones ATL ARI 8/106/2 on 11 targets at GB
9 Robert Woods LAR PHI 7/61 on 13 targets at CHI
10 Adam Thielen MIN MIA 5/70 on 7 targets at SEA
11 T.Y. Hilton IND DAL 9/199 on 12 targets at HOU
12 Julian Edelman NE @PIT 9/86/1 on 12 targets at MIA
13 Brandin Cooks LAR PHI 3/22 on 7 targets at CHI
14 Stefon Diggs MIN MIA 4/76 on 6 targets at SEA
15 Amari Cooper DAL @IND 10/217/3 on 13 targets vs. PHI
16 Tyler Lockett SEA @SF 5/42 on 6 targets vs. MIN
17 Jarvis Landry CLE @DEN 3/57/1 on 4 targets vs. CAR
18 Josh Gordon NE @PIT 5/96 on 8 targets at MIA
19 Corey Davis TEN @NYG 2/21 on 3 targets vs. JAX
20 Tyler Boyd CIN OAK 3/52 on 6 targets at LAC
21 Curtis Samuel CAR NO 4/80 on 8 targets at CLE
22 Dante Pettis SF SEA 3/49/1 on 7 targets vs. DEN
23 Allen Robinson CHI GB 5/42 on 8 targets vs. LAR
24 Josh Reynolds LAR PHI 3/36 on 7 targets at CHI
25 Kenny Golladay DET @BUF 2/5 on 4 targets at ARI
26 Mike Evans TB @BAL 4/86 on 6 targets vs. NO
27 D.J. Moore CAR NO 5/67 on 8 targets at CLE
28 Kenny Stills MIA @MIN 8/135/1 on 9 targets vs. NE
29 Larry Fitzgerald ARI @ATL 5/55 on 9 targets vs. DET
30 Alshon Jeffery PHI @LAR 6/50/1 on 9 targets at DAL
31 Dede Westbrook JAX WAS 7/88/1 on 10 targets at TEN
32 Robert Foster BUF DET 7/104 on 8 targets vs. NYJ
33 DaeSean Hamilton DEN CLE 7/47/1 on 9 targets at SF
34 Golden Tate PHI @LAR 1/7 on 3 targets at DAL
35 Sterling Shepard NYG TEN 2/17/1 on 6 targets at WAS
36 Adam Humphries TB @BAL 4/42 on 8 targets vs. NO
37 Tim Patrick DEN CLE 7/85 on 10 targets at SF
38 Taywan Taylor TEN @NYG 6/59 on 7 targets vs. JAX
39 Mike Williams LAC @KC 3/45 on 6 targets vs. CIN
40 Jordy Nelson OAK @CIN 6/48 on 7 targets vs. PIT
41 Calvin Ridley ATL ARI 1/10 on 4 targets at GB
42 Robby Anderson NYJ HOU 4/76/1 on 7 targets at BUF
43 Zay Jones BUF DET 3/22 on 9 targets vs. NYJ
44 Courtland Sutton DEN CLE 2/14 on 6 targets at SF
45 Michael Crabtree BAL TB 3/31 on 4 targets at KC
46 Demaryius Thomas HOU @NYJ 4/48 on 6 targets vs. IND
47 John Brown BAL TB 2/23/1 on 5 targets at KC
48 Chris Godwin TB @BAL 1/13 on 10 targets vs. NO
49 Isaiah McKenzie BUF DET 4/47 on 7 targets vs. NYJ
50 Corey Coleman NYG TEN 2/43 on 2 targets at WAS