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

Written By Jackson Sparks
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The wide receiver pecking order is always difficult to sort out, and our Week 15 fantasy WR PPR rankings are some of the toughest we've had to put together all season. All 32 teams will be in action, so we don't have to worry about scrambling for bye-week fill-ins. However, owners of players like A.J. Brown (chest), Antonio Brown (suspension), and more are still going to look for streamers or at least identify potential sleepers with favorable matchups. We're here to help with those tough start 'em, sit 'em decisions.

Tyreek Hill (@ Chargers) and Stefon Diggs (vs. Panthers) are about as low as you'll ever see them, but we're not pretending like you can bench them. Don't do it. The same goes for D.J. Moore (@ Bills), DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett (@ Rams), and the surging Tee Higgins (@ Broncos). 

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

If you're wondering whether you should start Jamison Crowder (@ Dolphins), DeVante Parker (vs. Jets), K.J Osborn (@ Bears), Darnell Mooney (vs. Vikings), Marques Valdes-Scantling (@ Ravens), or Michael Gallup (@ Giants), we say yes. They are all in a position to succeed in some of the best matchups a receiver can get, so while they have varying degrees of safety and upside, roll with them in Week 15. MVS and Gallup are riskier in PPR leagues, as they often accrue most of their value through big plays, but their matchups are favorable enough to take advantage of. 

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

Kadarius Toney and Sterling Shepard (vs. Cowboys), Kendrick Bourne and Jakobi Meyers (@ Colts), and Allen Robinson (vs. Vikings) are also potential starting options this week. Robinson is the toughest to trust, but given the plus matchup and his overall talent, we'd still be willing to flex him in PPR leagues.

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Going deeper, guys like Nick Westbrook-Ikhine (@ Steelers), Laqauon Treadwell (vs. Texans), Braxton Berrios (@ Dolphins), and Tre'Quan Smith (@ Buccaneers) also have appeal, but they all have QB issues or are just generally untrustworthy. That said, they aren't bad plays in deep leagues.

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Josh Reynolds and Amon-Ra St. Brown (vs. Cardinals), T.Y. Hilton (vs. Patriots), Cole Beasley and Gabriel Davis (vs. Panthers), Rashod Bateman (vs. Packers), and Courtland Sutton (vs. Bengals) are less than dependable to stay the least, and although they've each been productive here and there, this week doesn't set them up for success. Russell Gage (@ 49ers) also has one of the tougher WRs matchups, but we don't blame you if you consider him in the flex spot in a PPR league based on the target figures he's drawn over the past few weeks. Beware of him in standard, though. To a lesser degree, the same can be said for Michael Pittman (vs. Patriots). 

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Exhaust all options at WRs, and rely on matchups and target share figures to get out of the first round of the playoffs with a "W." Some guys have higher ceilings while others have higher floors. Figure out what you're more likely to need and go from there.

Note: We'll be updating these WR PPR rankings throughout the week, so beck back for the latest analysis and player movement. For individual analysis of key WRs, click here.

​Fantasy WR PPR Rankings Week 15: Who to start at wide receiver

Rankings based on full-point PPR scoring

UPDATE: We're not ranking players on the reserve/COVID list, but Tyler Lockett, Jarvis Landry, and Allen Landry could potentially return for their Monday/Tuesday games. 

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

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