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Fantasy Football Week 15 Wide Receiver Rankings

Fantasy Football Week 15 Wide Receiver Rankings

The 2021-22 NFL season has only four weeks left. Bye weeks are over which means the fantasy playoffs have begun in most standard leagues. This time of year COVID-19 is running rampant which makes it important to have backup options on your fantasy roster. On top of that injuries are continuing to mount up. It is always a great idea to evaluate backup options so that way fantasy managers are prepared if star players miss time. Here are the Fantasy Football Week 15 wide receiver rankings.

*Ratings are subject to change due to injury reports or possible move to reserve/COVID-19 list*

(Check out the section below for details on players already rumored to possibly miss this week and how their replacement options rank for the week)

Key:
Must Start- a player who is in your lineup regardless of the matchup or most circumstances. They will likely finish near the top of the league in points that week and in most weeks.
Starting WR1- a player who makes fantasy owners comfortable starting week after week. Regardless of the matchup, this player has a high floor.
High WR2- a player who may isn’t likely to carry a lineup that week, but has the ability to have a breakout game and is teetering between WR1 and WR2 category.
Starting WR2- a player who should be started in most lineups and should reach their point projection. This player is started is because of their consistency and moderately high floor
Low WR2- a player who may not be a lock to start for a team every week, but will start more times than not. Their production may not be pretty or win a person their lineup but the production is consistent enough to make a fantasy owner comfortable starting them.
Flex- a player who could float around the territory of being benched, but is started due to the potential to play better than their point projection. However, this player has the potential to flop and causes a fantasy team to lose if he has a bad game.
Deeper League Flex- a player who has starting value in deeper leagues. There are enough reasons to leave this player on the bench, but their upside makes them an attractive option. Desperate times may call for a player like this to be inserted into starting lineups.
Upside Player- a player who is boom or bust. This player can exceed expectations in a given week or could flop and be the reason why someone lost their fantasy matchup.
Leave on the Bench- a player who should be avoided in all lineups that week. Many times this player could even be left on waivers.
Category Name Opponent Ranking
Must Start Cooper Kupp vs Seattle Seahawks WR1
Must Start Davante Adams vs Baltimore Ravens WR2
Must Start Justin Jefferson vs Chicago Bears WR3
Must Start Deebo Samuel vs Atlanta Falcons WR4
Starting WR1 Chris Godwin vs New Orleans Saints WR5
Starting WR1 Keenan Allen vs Kansas City Chiefs WR6
Starting WR1 Diontae Johnson vs Tennessee Titans WR7
Starting WR1 Stefon Diggs vs Carolina Panthers WR8
Starting WR1 Tyreek Hill vs Los Angeles Chargers WR9
High WR2 CeeDee Lamb vs New York Giants WR10
High WR2 Tyler Lockett* vs Los Angeles Rams WR11
High WR2 Jaylen Waddle* vs New York Jets WR12
High WR2 Ja’Marr Chase vs Denver Broncos WR13
Starting WR2 Hunter Renfrow vs Cleveland Browns WR14
Starting WR2 Brandin Cooks vs Jacksonville Jaguars WR15
Starting WR2 D.K. Metcalf* vs Los Angeles Rams WR16
Starting WR2 Tee Higgins vs Denver Broncos WR17
Starting WR2 Mike Evans vs New Orleans Saints WR18
Low WR2 Brandon Aiyuk vs Atlanta Falcons WR19
Low WR2 Marquise “Hollywood” Brown vs Green Bay Packers WR20
Low WR2 Odell Beckham Jr.* vs Seattle Seahawks WR21
Low WR2 Devante Parker vs New York Jets WR22
Low WR2 Christian Kirk vs Detriot Lions WR23
Flex Chase Claypool vs Tennessee Titans WR24
Flex Amari Cooper vs New York Giants WR25
Flex D.J. Moore* vs Buffalo Bills WR26
Flex Adam Theilen* vs Chicago Bears WR27
Flex Darnell Mooney vs Minnesota Vikings WR28
Flex Michael Gallup vs New York Giants WR29
Flex Jarvis Landry* vs Las Vegas Raiders WR30
Flex Russell Gage vs San Francisco 49ers WR31
Flex A.J. Green vs Detroit Lions WR32
Flex Van Jefferson vs Seattle Seahawks WR33
Flex Mike Williams vs Kansas City Chiefs WR34
Flex Michael Pittman Jr. vs New England Patriots WR35
Flex Terry McLaurin* vs Philadelphia Eagles WR36
Flex Amon-Ra St. Brown vs Arizona Cardinals WR37
Flex Jamison Crowder vs Miami Dolphins WR38
Flex Kendrick Bourne vs Indianapolis Colts WR39
Flex Sterling Shepard vs Dallas Cowboys WR40
Deep League Flex Cole Beasley vs Buffalo Bills WR41
Deep League Flex Julio Jones vs Pittsburgh Steelers WR42
Deep League Flex Allen Robinson vs Minnesota Vikings WR43
Deep League Flex DeVonta Smith vs Washington Football Team WR44
Deep League Flex Jerry Jeudy vs Cincinnati Bengals WR45
Upside Play K.J. Osborn vs Chicago Bears WR46
Upside Play Jakobi Meyers vs Indianapolis Colts WR47
Upside Play Donovan Peoples-Jones vs Las Vegas Raiders WR48
Upside Play Gabriel Davis vs Carolina Panthers WR49
Upside Play Marquez Valdes-Scantling* vs Baltimore Ravens WR50
Upside Play Laquon Treadwell vs Houston Texans WR51
Upside Play Josh Reynolds vs Arizona Cardinals WR52
Upside Play Allen Lazard vs Baltimore Ravens WR53
Upside Play Marvin Jones Jr. vs Houston Texans WR54
Upside Play Rondale Moore vs Detriot Lions WR55
Upside Play Tre’Quan Smith vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR56
Upside Play Tyler Boyd vs Denver Broncos WR57
Upside Play Laviska Shenault Jr.  vs Houston Texans WR58
Upside Play Keelan Cole vs Miami Dolphins WR59
Upside Play Rashod Bateman vs Green Bay Packers WR60
Upside Play Tim Patrick vs Cincinnati Bengals WR61
Upside Play Braxton Berrios vs Miami Dolphins WR62
Upside Play Albert Wilson vs New York Jets WR63
Upside Play Nico Collins vs Jacksonville Jaguars WR64
Upside Play Courtland Sutton vs Cincinnati Bengals WR65
Leave on the Bench Kenny Golladay vs Dallas Cowboys WR66
Leave on the Bench Robby Anderson vs Buffalo Bills WR67
Leave on the Bench Nelson Agholor vs Indianapolis Colts WR68
Leave on the Bench Zay Jones vs Cleveland Browns WR69
Leave on the Bench Nick Westbrook-Ihkine vs Pittsburgh Steelers WR70
Leave on the Bench Marquez Callaway vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR71
Leave on the Bench Ray-Ray McCloud vs Tennessee Titans WR72
Leave on the Bench Jalen Guyton vs Kansas City Chiefs WR73
Leave on the Bench Kalif Raymond vs Arizona Cardinals WR74
Leave on the Bench T.Y. Hilton vs New England Patriots WR75
Leave on the Bench DeAndre Carter vs Philadelphia Eagles WR76
Leave on the Bench Bryan Edwards vs Cleveland Browns WR77
Leave on the Bench Quez Watkins vs Washington Football Team WR78
Leave on the Bench Curtis Samuel vs Philadelphia Eagles WR79
Leave on the Bench Joshua Palmer vs Kansas City Chiefs WR80

Possible Changes that can occur before Sunday

Seattle Seahawks Wide Receivers: WR11 Tyler Lockett & WR16 D.K. Metcalf

D.K. Metcalf misses practice Wednesday with both a foot and back injury. The foot injury has been a lingering injury while this back injury is new. Tyler Lockett was added to the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Thursday. If both were to miss this week’s game against the Los Angeles Rams then Dee Eskridge would become the WR37 between Jamison Crowder and Kendrick Bourne. Freddie Swaim would join the list at WR64 between Nico Collins and Courtland Sutton.

If Lockett was to miss this game and Metcalf was to be active then Metcalf would retain his WR16 slot. Dwayne Eskridge would then move up to WR54 between Marvin Jones Jr. and Rondale Moore. Freddie Swaim would them become the WR76 between T.Y. Hilton and DeAndre Carter.

If Metcalf was to miss this week’s game and Lockett was to be active against the Los Angles Rams then Tyler Lockett would stay at his WR11 slot, Dee Eskridge would join the list at WR65 between Nico Collins and Courtland Sutton, and Freddie Swain would become the WR76 between T.Y. Hilton and DeAndre Carter.

WR12 Jaylen Waddle, Miami Dolphins

On Thursday the Miami Dolphins placed Jaylen Waddle on the Reserve/COVID-19 list. If he was to miss this week’s game against the New York Jets then DeVante Parker would move up to WR15 between Brandin Cooks and D.K. Metcalf. Albert Wilson would move up to WR52 between Laquon Treadwell and Josh Reynolds. Mack Hollins would take over Wilson’s spot at WR63.

WR21 Odell Beckham Jr., Los Angeles Rams

Odell Beckham Jr. has been placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list. If he was to miss this week’s game against the Seattle Seahawks then Van Jefferson would move up to WR24 between Chase Claypool and Amari Cooper. Ben Skowronek would become Los Angeles’ third wide receiver and a bold DFS play this week.

WR26 D.J. Moore, Carolina Panthers

D.J. Moore was limited in practice Wednesday with a hamstring injury. If he was to miss this week’s game against the Buffalo Bills then Robby Anderson would move up to WR56 between Rondale Moore and Tre’Quan Smith. Terrace Marshall Jr. would become a bold DFS play this week if Moore was to miss this game.

WR30 Jarvis Landry, Cleveland Browns

Jarvis Landry is one of the eleven starters for the Cleveland Browns to land on the Reserve/COVID-19 list. If Landry is to miss this weekend’s game against the Las Vegas Raiders then Donovan Peoples-Jones would move up to WR46 between Jerry Jeudy and K.J. Osborn. After Peoples-Jones Rashad Higgins would be Cleveland’s next receiver on the depth chart because Anthony Schwartz is dealing with a concussion.

WR27 Adam Thielen, Minnesota Vikings

Adam Thielen missed last week’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers with a high-ankle sprain. He could come back this week against the Chicago Bears. However, it would be risky to bank on a Thielen return because he is playing on Monday night. The only way to be confident about potentially playing Thielen tonight in your playoff matchup is if you have another wide receiver on your roster that will play in this game. If Thielen was to miss Monday’s game then K.J. Osborn would move up to WR36 between Terry McLaurin and Jamison Crowder.

WR36 Terry McLaurin, Washington Football Team

Terry McLaurin left last week’s game against the Dallas Cowboys early because of a concussion. If he was to miss this week’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles DeAndre Carter would move up to WR67 between Robby Anderson and Nelson Agholor. Curtis Samuel also moves up to WR72 between  Marquez Callaway and Ray-Ray McCloud. Cam Sims would be an interesting name to watch if he is activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list.

WR50 Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Green Bay Packers

Marquez Valdes-Scantling was limited in practice Wednesday with a back injury. If he was to miss this week’s game against the Baltimore Ravens then Allen Lazard would move up Valdes-Scantling’s WR50 slot.

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