The Week 15 wide receiver rankings are here help you make tough decisions this week. Whether it is deciding which of your options to start with, or who you should be looking to pick up this week to cover your byes and injuries. Our team will be here the rest of the year ranking the offensive positions, defensive positions, and team defenses to try and help you win your fantasy football leagues.
I’m going above and beyond this week to give you all of my favorite options – from the 95% owned guys to the deep league fliers. Below the table, I’ll be highlighting some potential playoff-winning plays for this week. Hit me up on Twitter if you have any last minute questions!
Guys you might be unsure of:
Adam Humphries, TB @ BAL (71%)
The matchup with Baltimore doesn’t look great, but start Hump with confidence. He should have had a TD last week. He’s highly targeted and should continue to get you more than 10 points each game.
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*Week 14*: Well, the word is finally out about Humphries… it only took 6 weeks of me writing to get up to 65%. Not much to say here – if he’s available, grab him. If you have him – start him. He’s a top 24 option this week, in a potential shootout.
*Week 13*: Humphries is still under-owned. Since Week 6, his worst PPR game since was 7.3 points. He’s averaged 14.7 ppg during that same time frame. Please let me know if you need any more reason to pick him up and I’ll rifle off the reasons.
*Week 12*: Humphries is making a triumphant return to this article. He dropped out for me with Fitzmagic at the helm because Fitz is a gunslinger and loves to throw it deep. Jameis does the same, but he’s also a smarter QB (barely) and uses check-downs and the middle of the field. With OJ Howard now out for the year, even more targets over the middle will be available. The Humph was averaging 8-9 targets a game with Winston, and now will likely get some extra looks from Howard’s absence. Don’t even think about this – grab him if he’s available. Start him if you need. He’s like Amendola…he might not blow up but he’s going to get you 8-10 points minimum. That’s likely what you need in week 12 making that playoff push or trying to hold that playoff spot you think you have locked up!
Dante Pettis, SF vs SEA (32%)
I have Pettis as my WR30 this week against the Seahawks. In his last 3 games he has 21 targets in which he has turned into a 12-345-4 line. His PPR scoring was 17.7, 31.7, then 13.9 (Kittle went off and stole some potential yards here). The TD may regress, but if he puts up something like 5-80-0, that’s still 13 points for your playoff game.
Golden Tate, PHI vs LAR (93%)
I wouldn’t worry too much about it 1-7-0 line against the Cowboys last week. He had 8, 8, and 7 targets the 3 weeks before. Foles will be playing and will likely be looking short early and often with Donald & Co. on the pass rush. I think Tate gets 10+ targets in a come-from-behind game for the Eagles. I have his value ranked accordingly in my rankings so if you have someone else that is below him in the rankings, I’m choosing Tate.
Allen Robinson, CHI vs GB (89%)
Robinson hasn’t been lighting up the world lately, but the Bears offense has been sluggish with Daniels and rusty-Truby. I think Trubisky will look a lot better this week and this game has the potential to be a shootout. Rodgers is great against a pass rush and shouldn’t have as much trouble as most do against the Bears’ suffocating defense. I’m banking on this game being a shootout in a lot of my leagues, so I have faith. I think Robinson and Cohen go off and help a lot of teams advance to the championship next week.
Sterling Shepard, NYG vs TEN (74%)
ONLY IF BECKHAM SITS WOULD I START SHEPARD. With that out of the way, there’s not much else to say. Monitor OBJ’s status if you have S-Squared, and start him if OBJ is deemed out as a WR3/FLEX option.
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Fliers, injury replacements, deep-league targets:
DaeSean Hamilton, DEN vs CLE (17%)
News broke last week after my article about Sanders, so I wasn’t able to talk about Hamilton here. He was a tremendous college player and showed some serious flashes of skill last week against the 49ers. The 7-47-1 line on 9 targets says a lot. They want him in the slot; getting him the ball in space to make plays. Denver is both playing to win (longshot for the playoffs, but they are alive) and playing for the future. Hamilton is playing for a starting spot next year and he’s going to come out to prove something.
Zay Jones, BUF vs DET (20%)
This is slightly riskier than the others above, but Allen likes Foster and Jones a lot. He had a down week last week, but still got 9 looks. Since Allen returned, he’s hovered around 10 targets per game. Even for an inefficient receiver like Zay, that’s great volume for any playoff-caliber starter on your squad.
Tyrell Williams and/or Mike Williams, LAC @ KC (34% / 49%)
Your guess is as good as mine here…just kidding; that’s why I’m writing the article. Or maybe it is? Anytime you are playing the Chiefs, you have a chance to score a lot of points. Partially because of their porous defense, moreover because of their insanely potent offense. I have a gut feeling about Tyrell over Mike Williams, mainly because he’s been very quiet lately. Without Ekeler catching passes out of the backfield, I expect Rivers to take more chances downfield. When Rivers was slinging it earlier this year (weeks 4-7), Tyrell was the big beneficiary. He has the size/speed combo to pick up a couple of 50+ yard gainers. That’s what I’m looking at for a dart-throw play such as this. Mike Williams is very TD-dependent, which is a real possibility in this game, but I just prefer Tyrell in this spot.