Fantasy Football Rankings Week 15: Wide Receiver

It’s been a tough year for fantasy football owners, as injuries and COVID-19 have wreaked havoc on start ’em, sit ’em decisions. This could be another difficult week for wide receiver start-sit calls, but assuming reasonable health, it will be because there are so many good options. Our Week 15 fantasy WR rankings can help you differentiate the real sleepers from the potential busts.

First, let’s look at the receivers with bad matchups that you’re likely to start regardless. Michael Thomas (vs. Chiefs), DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett (@ Washington), Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson (vs. Bears), and Stefon Diggs and Cole Beasley (@ Broncos) all remain solid options despite tough opponents. Many will probably be worried about Tyler Boyd and Tee Higgins (vs. Pittsburgh), too, but the Steelers have actually been slightly below average against WRs most of the year. Boyd and Higgins still present risks given their unreliable QB against such a strong defense, but they’re both in our starter’s tier.

WEEK 15 PPR RANKINGS: Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

There are several other borderline WRs in tough spots and could be benched, depending on your other options. Brandin Cooks and Keke Coutee (vs. Colts), Jamison Crowder and Breshad Perriman (@ Rams), DJ Chark (@ Ravens), Jerry Jeudy and Tim Patrick (vs. Bills), and Jakobi Meyers (@ Dolphins) are all extra risky plays in standard leagues, though most still have WR3 upside in PPR formats.

WEEK 15 STANDARD RANKINGS: Quarterback | Running back | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

If you need a sleeper, there are plenty of candidates. Sterling Shepard (vs. Browns), T.Y. Hilton (vs. Texans), Marquise Brown (vs. Jaguars), and Mike Williams (vs. Raiders) are on the start ’em, sit ’em bubble most weeks, and they look like better-than-average options in Week 15 thanks to their matchups. Going deeper, you can try your boom-or-bust luck with Kendrick Bourne (@ Cowboys), Darnell Mooney (@ Vikings), Cam Sims (vs. Seahawks), Darius Slayton and Golden Tate (@ Browns), Willie Snead (vs. Jaguars), Michael Pittman Jr. (vs. Texans), or Josh Reynolds and Van Jefferson Jr. (vs. Jets).

It’s unlikely you’ll want to start most of the guys on that list with your season on the line, but you know there will be some surprise performances, so if you’re a big underdog, don’t be afraid to take some chances. If you’re a heavy favorite, you can play it safer with the high-target receivers, but make sure you consider all of your available options. It’s easy to get complacent this time of year and not check the waiver wire, but you might be surprised at who’s available in your league.

Note: Check back all week leading up to kickoff, as we’ll continue to update our WR rankings based on the latest news and injuries.

These rankings are for standard, non-PPR leagues.

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    #1

    Davante Adams, Packers

    Packers vs. Panthers

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    Tyreek Hill, Chiefs

    Chiefs @ Saints

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    A.J. Brown, Titans

    Titans vs. Lions

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    Keenan Allen, Chargers

    Chargers @ Raiders

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    DeAndre Hopkins, Cardinals

    Cardinals vs. Eagles

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    Allen Robinson, Bears

    Bears @ Vikings

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    Stefon Diggs, Bills

    Bills @ Broncos

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    Terry McLaurin, Washington

    Washington vs. Seahawks

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    Mike Evans, Buccaneers

    Buccaneers @ Falcons

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    Chris Godwin, Buccaneers

    Buccaneers @ Falcons

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    Michael Thomas, Saints

    Saints vs. Chiefs

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    Calvin Ridley, Falcons

    Falcons vs. Buccaneers

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    Robert Woods, Rams

    Rams vs. Jets

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    Brandon Aiyuk, 49ers

    49ers @ Cowboys

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    Cooper Kupp, Rams

    Rams vs. Jets

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    Julio Jones, Falcons

    Falcons vs. Buccaneers

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    Adam Thielen, Vikings

    Vikings vs. Bears

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    DK Metcalf, Seahawks

    Seahawks @ Washington

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    Amari Cooper, Cowboys

    Cowboys vs. 49ers

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    Justin Jefferson, Vikings

    Vikings vs. Bears

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    Marvin Jones, Lions

    Lions @ Titans

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    JuJu Smith-Schuster, Steelers

    Steelers @ Bengals

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    Corey Davis, Titans

    Titans vs. Lions

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    CeeDee Lamb, Cowboys

    Cowboys vs. 49ers

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    Antonio Brown, Buccaneers

    Buccaneers @ Falcons

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    Tyler Lockett, Seahawks

    Seahawks @ Washington

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    Chase Claypool, Steelers

    Steelers @ Bengals

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    T.Y. Hilton, Colts

    Colts vs. Texans

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    Sterling Shepard, Giants

    Giants vs. Browns

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    Robby Anderson, Panthers

    Panthers @ Packers

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    Tee Higgins, Bengals

    Bengals vs. Steelers

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    Tyler Boyd, Bengals

    Bengals vs. Steelers

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    Marquise Brown, Ravens

    Ravens vs. Jaguars

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    Cole Beasley, Bills

    Bills @ Broncos

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    Curtis Samuel, Panthers

    Panthers @ Packers

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    Brandin Cooks, Texans

    Texans @ Colts

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    Best of the rest

    37 Diontae Johnson, PIT @ CIN 38 D.J. Moore, CAR @ GB 39 Tim Patrick, DEN vs. BUF 40 Jarvis Landry, CLE @ NYG 41 Nelson Agholor, LV vs. LAC 42 Mike Williams, LAC @ LV 43 Keke Coutee HOU @ IND 44 Russell Gage, ATL vs. TB 45 Kendrick Bourne, SF @ DAL 46 Emmanuel Sanders, NO vs. KC 47 Jerry Jeudy, DEN vs. BUF 48 Lynn Bowden, MIA vs. NE 49 Jamison Crowder, NYJ @ LAR 50 Willie Snead, BAL vs. JAX 51 Jalen Reagor, PHI @ ARI 52 Jakobi Meyers, NE @ MIA 53 Michael Gallup, DAL vs. SF 54 Darnell Mooney, CHI @ MIN 55 DJ Chark, JAX @ BAL 56 Mack Hollins, MIA vs. NE 57 Cam Sims WAS vs. SEA 58 Darius Slayton, NYG vs. CLE 59 Marquez Valdes-Scantling, GB vs. CAR 60 Christian Kirk, ARI vs. PHI 61 Danny Amendola, DET @ TEN 62 Golden Tate, NYG vs. CLE 63 Michael Pittman Jr., IND @ HOU 64 Rashard Higgins, CLE @ NYG 65 Breshad Perriman, NYJ @ LAR 66 Gabriel Davis, BUF @ DEN 67 James Washington, PIT @ CIN 68 Laviska Shenault Jr., JAX @ BAL 69 Jakeem Grant, MIA vs. NE 70 Sammy Watkins, KC @ NO 71 Allen Lazard, GB vs. CAR 72 Anthony Miller, CHI @ MIN 73 Josh Reynolds, LAR vs. NYJ 74 KJ Hamler, DEN vs. BUF 75 Henry Ruggs III, LV vs. LAC 76 Keelan Cole, JAX @ BAL 77 Denzel Mims, NYJ @ LAR 78 David Moore, SEA @ WAS 79 Hunter Renfrow, LV vs. LAC 80 Tyron Johnson, LAC @ LV 81 Jalen Guyton, LAC @ LV 82 A.J. Green, CIN vs. PIT 83 Mohamed Sanu, DET @ TEN 84 Zach Pascal, IND vs. HOU 85 Van Jefferson, LAR vs. NYJ 86 Collin Johnson, JAX @ BAL 87 Damiere Byrd, NE @ MIA 88 Mecole Hardman, KC @ NO 89 Tre’Quan Smith, NO vs. KC 90 Demarcus Robinson, KC @ NO 91 Greg Ward Jr., PHI @ ARI 92 Larry Fitzgerald, ARI vs. PHI 93 Brandon Powell, ATL vs. TB 94 Scotty Miller, TB @ ATL 95 Travis Fulgham, PHI @ ARI 96 N’Keal Harry, NE @ MIA