Week 15 Fantasy WR PPR Rankings: Must-starts, sleepers, potential busts


Week 15 Fantasy WR PPR Rankings: Must-starts, sleepers, potential busts




Our Week 15 WR PPR rankings are as loaded as they’ve been in some time, and that’s even with DeVante Parker (leg) and Deebo Samuel (hamstring) getting injured last week and Julio Jones (hamstring) and Kenny Golladay (hip) remaining permanently “questionable.” Plenty of studs and sleepers have favorable matchups, and start ’em, sit ’em decisions will likely be difficult because of the abundance of viable options, which is the definition of a “good problem.”

Most of the key wide receivers with bad matchups are guys you’re still going to start. Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf (@ Washington), Michael Thomas (vs. Chiefs), Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen (vs. Bears), and Cole Beasley and Stefon Diggs (@ Broncos) are all must-starts, with the possible exception of Beasley. They’re going to remain in lineups, especially in PPR leagues. The same is true for Tyler Boyd and Tee Higgins (vs. Steelers).

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

Going a little deeper, Keke Coutee and Brandin Cooks (vs. Colts), Breshad Perriman and Jamison Crowder (@ Rams), DJ Chark (@ Ravens), Tim Patrick and Jerry Jeudy (vs. Bills), and Jakobi Meyers (@ Dolphins) are tougher calls, especially since almost all see a solid amount of catches and targets every week. In PPR leagues, you’ll probably still want to play both Texans, Crowder, and Patrick, but Crowder is certainly risky after his no-show in an optimal matchup against Seattle last week.

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

There are plenty of decent alternatives who you might have on your bench or who are available on the waiver wire. Sterling Shepard (vs. Browns), Marquise Brown (vs. Jaguars), T.Y. Hilton (vs. Texans), and Mike Williams (vs. Raiders), if he’s over the back issue that kept him out most of last week, all have favorable matchups, and while Brown and Williams generally aren’t high-catch receivers, but they still have the kind of big-play potential that can pay off in any format.

If you’re looking for a true streamer, Russell Gage (vs. Buccaneers), Darnell Mooney (@ Vikings), Golden Tate and Darius Slayton (@ Browns), Cam Sims (vs. Seahawks), Michael Pittman Jr. (vs. Texans), Willie Snead (vs. Jaguars), and Josh Reynolds and Van Jefferson Jr. (vs. Jets) are all in play. Danny Amendola (@ Titans), Lynn Bowden (vs. Patriots), and KJ Hamler (vs. Bills) also have more appeal in PPR leagues.

Ultimately, there are enough good receivers this week that you probably don’t need to dig too deep for your WR3, and considering it’s the fantasy playoffs, you probably don’t want to anyway. The PPR format makes it easier to trust the big names with tough matchups, so unless you’re a big underdog and need to take some shots with a boom-or-bust, big-play guy, it’s probably best to play it safe.

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

Week 15 Fantasy WR PPR Rankings

These rankings are for full-point PPR leagues

Rank Player 1 Davante Adams, GB vs. CAR 2 Tyreek Hill, KC @ NO 3 Keenan Allen, LAC @ LV 4 DeAndre Hopkins, ARI vs. PHI 5 Stefon Diggs, BUF @ DEN 6 A.J. Brown, TEN vs. DET 7 Allen Robinson, CHI @ MIN 8 Terry McLaurin, WAS vs. SEA 9 Michael Thomas, NO vs. KC 10 Calvin Ridley, ATL vs. TB 11 Chris Godwin, TB @ ATL 12 Mike Evans, TB @ ATL 13 Brandon Aiyuk, SF @ DAL 14 Robert Woods, LAR vs. NYJ 15 Cooper Kupp, LAR vs. NYJ 16 Julio Jones, ATL vs. TB 17 Amari Cooper, DAL vs. SF 18 Adam Thielen, MIN vs. CHI 19 DK Metcalf, SEA @ WAS 20 Justin Jefferson, MIN vs. CHI 21 JuJu Smith-Schuster, PIT vs. CIN 22 Tyler Lockett, SEA @ WAS 23 Marvin Jones, DET @ TEN 24 Corey Davis, TEN vs. DET 25 CeeDee Lamb, DAL vs. SF 26 Robby Anderson, CAR @ GB 27 Sterling Shepard, NYG vs. CLE 28 Antonio Brown, TB @ ATL 29 Tee Higgins, CIN vs. PIT 30 Tyler Boyd, CIN vs. PIT 31 T.Y. Hilton, IND vs. HOU 32 Cole Beasley, BUF @ DEN 33 Curtis Samuel, CAR @ GB 34 Brandin Cooks, HOU @ IND 35 Diontae Johnson, PIT @ CIN 36 Jarvis Landry, CLE @ NYG 37 Chase Claypool, PIT @ CIN 38 Marquise Brown, BAL vs. JAX 39 D.J. Moore, CAR @ GB 40 Tim Patrick, DEN vs. BUF 41 Keke Coutee HOU @ IND 42 Russell Gage, ATL vs. TB 43 Lynn Bowden, MIA vs. NE 44 Nelson Agholor, LV vs. LAC 45 Jamison Crowder, NYJ @ LAR 46 Mike Williams, LAC @ LV 47 Kendrick Bourne, SF @ DAL 48 Emmanuel Sanders, NO vs. KC 49 Jakobi Meyers, NE @ MIA 50 Willie Snead, BAL vs. JAX 51 Michael Gallup, DAL vs. SF 52 Darnell Mooney, CHI @ MIN 53 Jerry Jeudy, DEN vs. BUF 54 Jalen Reagor, PHI @ ARI 55 DJ Chark, JAX @ BAL 56 Danny Amendola, DET @ TEN 57 Mack Hollins, MIA vs. NE 58 Cam Sims WAS vs. SEA 59 Darius Slayton, NYG vs. CLE 60 Marquez Valdes-Scantling, GB vs. CAR 61 Michael Pittman Jr., IND @ HOU 62 Christian Kirk, ARI vs. PHI 63 Jakeem Grant, MIA vs. NE 64 Golden Tate, NYG vs. CLE 65 Rashard Higgins, CLE @ NYG 66 Breshad Perriman, NYJ @ LAR 67 Gabriel Davis, BUF @ DEN 68 James Washington, PIT @ CIN 69 Laviska Shenault Jr., JAX @ BAL 70 Sammy Watkins, KC @ NO 71 KJ Hamler, DEN vs. BUF 72 Hunter Renfrow, LV vs. LAC 73 Allen Lazard, GB vs. CAR 74 Anthony Miller, CHI @ MIN 75 Josh Reynolds, LAR vs. NYJ 76 Henry Ruggs III, LV vs. LAC 77 Keelan Cole, JAX @ BAL 78 Denzel Mims, NYJ @ LAR 79 David Moore, SEA @ WAS 80 Tyron Johnson, LAC @ LV 81 A.J. Green, CIN vs. PIT 82 Damiere Byrd, NE @ MIA 83 Mohamed Sanu, DET @ TEN 84 Jalen Guyton, LAC @ LV 85 Zach Pascal, IND vs. HOU 86 Van Jefferson, LAR vs. NYJ 87 Collin Johnson, JAX @ BAL 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