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Wide Receiver Rankings for Week 15 Fantasy Football

Week 15 fantasy football is here and so it’s time to take a look at wide receiver rankings for the weekend.

Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp leads the position by nearly 60 .5PPR fantasy points this year. The unquestioned fantasy WR1 from here on out. Tampa Bay receivers Mike Evans and Chris Godwin are unstoppable WR1s. The Little Lion, Amon-Ra St. Brown has 12 targets in each of the last two weeks. Bulletproof usage. He’s a fantasy WR2, operating as Detroit’s No. 1 target. If Green Bay’s Jaire Alexander can’t go this week, lookout for Ravens WRs Rashod Bateman and Marquise Brown.

Here are my .5PPR wide receiver rankings for 2021 Week 15. I’ve also got for you my top streaming option this week along with my favorite DFS play (salary via FanDuel).

Make sure to check back here throughout the week as I will be making sure to update them as quickly as possible with any new information. As always, if you have specific rankings or starts & sits questions, hit me up on Twitter @Ginger__Nic.

Stream of the Week: Donovan Peoples-Jones vs. Las Vegas Raiders

Target hog/slot man Jarvis Landry was placed on the COVID-19/Reserve List on Tuesday, which makes a quick turnaround for Saturday’s 1:30pm PST kickoff very unlikely. DPJ should assume No. 1 WR duties in Landry’s expected absence–an occasion that previously afforded the young receiver two of his career-best outings in Weeks 5 (5 receptions on 6 targets for 70 yards) and 6 (4-of-5 for 101 yards and 2 touchdowns). The only defensive back on the Raiders’ roster that can hang with DPJ athletically is Trayvon Mullen who is, in a word, bad. LV is allowing 29.5 .5PPR WR PPG, T-9th most in the NFL over the last month and their season-long pass defense NEFF score ranks 19th on the year. Peoples-Jones’ fantasy WR3 with long-touchdown upside.

DFS Play of the Week: Brandon Aiyuk ($6,600) vs. Atlanta Falcons

Over the last month, The Atlanta Falcons have been allowing the 3rd most .5PPR WR PPG (34.4), and Aiyuk has been utilized as San Francisco’s No. 1 wide receiver during that span. ATL’s pass defense NEFF rating ranks just 28th in the league as well. In the aforementioned time frame, do-it-all man Deebo Samuel has averaged 2.33 targets and 7.33 carries per game. Some of Samuel’s usage can be attributed to lead RB Elijah Mitchell missing Weeks 11 and 14, but the last time that both Mitchell and Samuel were healthy (Week 12), Samuel was still given just 4 targets and 6 carries. In that same game, Aiyuk went 3-of-6 for 91 yards receiving with a 4-yard carry sprinkled on top. A mixture of injuries and lack of overall talent have led to ATL allowing 3,217 receiving yards (12th most) and 26 receiving touchdowns (T-2nd most) and it’s also hurt their special teams play; the Falcons are allowing 9.5 yards per punt return, 8th most in the NFL. Aiyuk is also ‘Frisco’s primary punt returner, and their primary kick returner Trenton Cannon went on Injured Reserve this week. Passing game back JaMycal Hasty handled primary kick return duties in his stead, but the absence of Cannon leaves the door open for Aiyuk to field a kick or two against ATL’s kickoff coverage unit–the same unit that’s allowing 26.3 yards per kick return, 6th most in the NFL. Aiyuk’s a safe fantasy WR2.

Week 13 Wide Receiver Rankings
RankNameTeamOpp
1Cooper KuppLARvs SEA
2Davante AdamsGB@ BAL
3Justin JeffersonMIN@ CHI
4Chris GodwinTBvs NO
5CeeDee LambDAL@ NYG
6Mike EvansTBvs NO
7Diontae JohnsonPITvs TEN
8Hunter RenfrowLV@ CLE
9Deebo SamuelSFvs ATL
10Tyreek HillKC@ LAC
11Ja'Marr ChaseCIN@ DEN
12Keenan AllenLACvs KC
13Mike WilliamsLACvs KC
14Amari CooperDAL@ NYG
15Stefon DiggsBUFvs CAR
16D.K. MetcalfSEA@ LAR
17A.J. GreenARI@ DET
18Chase ClaypoolPITvs TEN
19Brandon AiyukSFvs ATL
20Van JeffersonLARvs SEA
21Tee HigginsCIN@ DEN
22Christian KirkARI@ DET
23Marquise BrownBALvs GB
24Michael GallupDAL@ NYG
25Amon-Ra St. BrownDETvs ARI
26Michael Pittman Jr.INDvs NE
27D.J. MooreCAR@ BUF
28DeVonta SmithPHIvs WAS
29DeVante ParkerMIAvs NYJ
30Brandin CooksHOU@ JAC
31Darnell MooneyCHIvs MIN
32K.J. OsbornMIN@ CHI
33Laviska Shenault Jr.JACvs HOU
34Marvin Jones Jr.JACvs HOU
35Cole BeasleyBUFvs CAR
36Rashod BatemanBALvs GB
37Donovan Peoples-JonesCLEvs LV
38Julio JonesTEN@ PIT
39Freddie SwainSEA@ LAR
40Terry McLaurinWAS@ PHI
41Robby AndersonCAR@ BUF
42Russell GageATL@ SF
43Josh ReynoldsDETvs ARI
44Joshua PalmerLACvs KC
45Jalen GuytonLACvs KC
46Jerry JeudyDENvs CIN
47Jakobi MeyersNE@ IND
48Tyler BoydCIN@ DEN
49Courtland SuttonDENvs CIN
50Brandon ZylstraCAR@ BUF
51Tre'Quan SmithNO@ TB
52Kenny GolladayNYGvs DAL
53Nick Westbrook-IkhineTEN@ PIT
54Gabriel DavisBUFvs CAR
55Rondale MooreARI@ DET
56Ray-Ray McCloudPITvs TEN
57James WashingtonPITvs TEN
58Braxton BerriosNYJ@ MIA
59Allen LazardGB@ BAL
60Kalif RaymondDETvs ARI
Sterling ShepardNYGvs DAL