Fantasy WR Rankings Week 15: Who to start, sit at wide receiver in fantasy football

We know wide receiver is the deepest position in fantasy football, and since bye weeks are in the rearview mirror, there are more seemingly more options than ever. That said, it’s often tough to navigate this position with so many potential sleepers (and busts) on the table, so our Week 15 fantasy WR rankings are here to help you decide who to start with the playoffs upon us.

The studs with the toughest matchups include D.J. Moore (@ Bills), Tee Higgins (@ Broncos), Stefon Diggs (vs. Panthers), and Tyreek Hill (@ Chargers). Each drop slightly in our rankings, but they’re still must-starts. DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett (@ Rams) are slightly tougher calls, but we still think you have to play both, regardless of the consistency issues both have had this year.

Quarterback | Running back | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

Among players we consider streamers (less than 50-percent owned in Yahoo leagues), Laquon Treadwell (vs. Texans), DeVante Parker (vs. Jets), K.J. Osborn (@ Bears), Kendrick Bourne (@ Colts), Jamison Crowder (@ Dolphins), Marquez Valdes-Scantling (@ Ravens), and Kadarius Toney and Sterling Shepard (vs. Cowboys) look like the best options in standard leagues.

Quarterback | Running back | Wide Receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

The Jets, Bears, Titans, Texans, Dolphins, Colts, and Ravens haven’t stopped WRs all year, and most of these receivers are drawing more consistent targets. Osborn and Crowder are in new roles while Adam Thielen (ankle) and Elijah Moore (quad) are out, and DeVante Parker was productive in his first game back from a hamstring injury. The Giants’ receivers come down to who’s healthy, but the matchup should lead to more throwing than usual. The Patriots offense could do the exact opposite of last game and have significant success through the air. You could also try Nick Westbrook-Ihkine (@ Steelers), but& now that Julio Jones is back, there might not be a lot of work for him in the Titans’ passing game.

We know there are plenty of players on the start-or-sit bubble owned in more than 50 percent of leagues, though, as Chase Claypool (vs. Titans), Darnell Mooney and Allen Robinson (vs. Vikings), Michael Gallup (@ Giants), and Christian Kirk (@ Lions) are always tough to handicap. However, this week, those receivers should be on the “start” side of things. As always, some are safer plays than others, but all are worth the risk depending on your situation.

On the other hand, Robby Anderson (@ Bills), Cole Beasley and Gabriel Davis (vs. Panthers), Michael Pittman Jr. (vs. Patriots), Josh Reynolds and Amon-Ra St. Brown (vs. Cardinals), and Courtland Sutton (vs. Bengals) can’t be trusted this week. Beasley and Davis always have upside, but the matchup is difficult and Buffalo has plenty of options. Sutton has been a dud regardless of whether the Broncos are winning big, losing big, or in a close game. The other guys are in low-powered passing offenses, so their floors are particularly low.

Don’t get overwhelmed by start-or-sit decisions that bye weeks haven’t forced you to make. We have a long season of data to go on now, so when deciding on a flex spot, trust the numbers and recent trends. Depending on your projections, you might want to opt for a high ceiling over a high floor, so figure out what you need and go from there. There are plenty of options.

Note: We’ll be updating these WR rankings as needed throughout the week, so check back for the latest changes and analysis.

โ€‹Fantasy WR Rankings Week 15: Who to start at wide receiver

Rankings based on standard, non-PPR scoring

Rank Player
1 Cooper Kupp, LAR vs. SEA
2 Justin Jefferson, MIN @ CHI
3 Davante Adams, GB @ BAL
4 Mike Evans, TB vs. NO
5 Deebo Samuel, SF vs. ATL
6 Chris Godwin, TB vs. NO
7 Diontae Johnson, PIT vs. TEN
8 CeeDee Lamb, DAL @ NYG
9 DeAndre Hopkins, ARI @ DET
10 Tyreek Hill, KC @ LAC
11 Jaylen Waddle, MIA vs. NYJ
12 Keenan Allen, LAC vs. KC
13 Amari Cooper, DAL @ NYG
14 Brandin Cooks, HOU @ JAX
15 Terry McLaurin, WAS @ PHI
16 Stefon Diggs, BUF vs. CAR
17 DeVonta Smith, PHI vs. WAS
18 Julio Jones, TEN @ PIT
19 Tyler Lockett, SEA @ LAR
20 Ja’Marr Chase, CIN @ DEN
21 Brandon Aiyuk, SF vs. ATL
22 Chase Claypool, PIT vs. TEN
23 Darnell Mooney, CHI vs. MIN
24 Hunter Renfrow, LV @ CLE
25 DK Metcalf, SEA @ LAR
26 Mike Williams, LAC vs. KC
27 Jerry Jeudy, DEN vs. CIN
28 Tee Higgins, CIN @ DEN
29 Marquise Brown, BAL vs GB
30 D.J. Moore, CAR @ BUF
31 Kendrick Bourne, NE @ IND
32 Jamison Crowder, NYJ @ MIA
33 DeVante Parker, MIA vs. NYJ
34 Michael Gallup, DAL @ NYG
35 Jarvis Landry, CLE vs. LV
36 Marquez Valdes-Scantling, GB @ BAL
37 Kadarius Toney, NYG vs. DAL
38 Sterling Shepard, NYG vs. DAL
39 Michael Pittman Jr., IND vs. NE
40 Jakobi Meyers, NE @ IND
41 Van Jefferson, LAR vs. SEA
42 Russell Gage, ATL @ SF
43 Odell Beckham Jr., LAR vs. SEA
44 Allen Robinson, CHI vs. MIN
45 K.J. Osborn, MIN @ CHI
46 Christian Kirk, ARI @ DET
47 Cole Beasley, BUF vs. CAR
48 Laquon Treadwell, JAX vs. HOU
49 Robby Anderson, CAR @ BUF
50 Tre’Quan Smith, NO @ TB
51 Donovan Peoples-Jones, CLE vs. LV
52 Josh Reynolds, DET vs. ARI
53 Braxton Berrios, NYJ @ MIA
54 Amon-Ra St. Brown, DET vs. ARI
55 Gabriel Davis, BUF vs. CAR
56 Marvin Jones, JAX vs. HOU
57 Rashod Bateman, BAL vs. GB
58 A.J. Green, ARI @ DET
59 Keelan Cole, NYJ @ MIA
60 Marquez Callaway, NO @ TB
61 DeSean Jackson, LV @ CLE
62 Kenny Golladay, NYG vs. DAL
63 Courtland Sutton, DEN vs. CIN
64 Nelson Agholor, NE @ IND
65 Laviska Shenault Jr., JAX vs. HOU
66 Lil’Jordan Humphrey, NO @ TB
67 Tyler Johnson, TB vs. NO
68 T.Y. Hilton, IND vs. NE
69 Allen Lazard, GB @ BAL
70 Mecole Hardman, KC @ LAC
71 Jalen Guyton, LAC vs. KC
72 Josh Palmer, LAC Vs. KC
73 Tyler Boyd, CIN @ DEN
74 Curtis Samuel, WAS @ PHI
75 Nico Collins, HOU @ JAX
76 Tim Patrick, DEN vs. CIN
77 Quez Watkins, PHI vs. WAS
78 DeAndre Carter, WAS @ PHI
79 Jauan Jennings, SF vs. ATL
80 Bryan Edwards, LV @ CLE
81 Dee Eskridge, SEA @ LAR
82 Sammy Watkins, BAL vs. GB
83 Rondale Moore, ARI @ DET
84 Kalif Raymond, DET vs. ARI
85 Zach Pascal, IND vs. NE
86 Zay Jones, LV @ CLE
87 Darius Slayton, NYG vs. DAL

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