Week 15 WR Rankings & Projections (PPR): Can Calvin Ridley Produce Another Top Ten Week?

Stefon Diggs led all wide receivers in PPR scoring this week with 29.1 points. Allen Robinson and Calvin Ridley both produced 100+ yard games and each had a score. There are a lot of wide receivers trying to make a strong push and T.Y. Hilton is one of them with a 5-86-2 line against the Raiders. Mike Evans and Chris Godwin were big disappointments, in fact, that game, in general, was not a friendly one for fantasy outside of the running backs. Looking at Week 15, we have a lot of premium matchups and some high scoring games await us. With the fantasy football playoffs in full swing, you are going to need to get it spot on as fantasy scores continue to be through the roof.

Week 15 WR Rankings & Projections

Week 15 RankPlayerOpponentWeek 15 Projection
1Tyreek Hill@NO19.8
2Davante AdamsCAR18.9
3DK Metcalf@WAS18.1
4Keenan AllenLV17.6
5AJ BrownDET17.2
6DeAndre HopkinsPHI16.9
7Calvin RidleyTB16.6
8Michael ThomasKC16.2
9Stefon Diggs@DEN15.8
10Amari CooperSF15.6

Week 15 Studs

Allen Robinson is coming off of a great game and will face a Vikings secondary that has been up and down this season. Robinson will likely see a lot of Dantzler who has had his moments as a young corner. Over the course of the season, the Vikings have been generous with fantasy points allowed but over the last five weeks, they rank 18th which is a middle-of-the-road matchup. Robinson is still a ball hog and I would expect a strong week out of him. Brandon Aiyuk is someone to talk about this week as he is having a tremendous rookie season. He is coming off a 100-yard game and will face the Cowboys, who have allowed 51-684-7 over the last five weeks. Dallas has also allowed the 9th most fantasy points per game to wide receivers this season.

Terry McLaurin gets a matchup against Seattle, who have been better and will certainly be a decent defensive option this week but stopping Terry McLaurin is unlikely to happen. Regardless of who is under center, we have seen McLaurin thrive in any situation. He crossed the 1,000-yard mark this week and gets a Seahawks team that has allowed 46.1 PPR points per game to wide receivers. Much like last week, AJ Brown and the Titans are in a tremendous spot. Brown faces a mediocre Detroit secondary, who has allowed the 4th most PPR points to wide receivers this season. Calvin Ridley is coming off a big game and I like him again this week against the Bucs. Tampa has allowed the 11th most fantasy points to wide receivers this season and the most over the last five weeks. Of course, those numbers are a bit inflated given the Tyreek Hill game, but they have been struggling against the pass.

Week 15 Duds

There really are not a ton of wide receivers this week that fall into this section. In fact, it is a fairly obvious group of names. The Jets WRs, whether that is Denzel Mims who starts again, but him Perriman, and Crowder are all in this section because they face the Rams. They are already at disadvantage in this offense but the Rams are also a strong secondary that has allowed the fewest fantasy points per game. If you are a deeper league member or have 3 WR spots to fill, you might look there way, but I would avoid it.  The Bengals WRs are also in the same boat and the quarterback play continues to be abysmal. They don’t stand much of a chance if they can’t protect their quarterback and that has been the case for the Bengals all year long.

Tyler Lockett has dudded out in quite a few games this season and has relied upon a couple of monster games to get him to be a top-ten wideout this season. However, he faces a pretty solid Washington team that will grind out this game with Seattle. This is one of the lower totals on the slate and Washington is a top-five ranked pass defense that has allowed the 4th fewest fantasy points to wide receivers this season. DJ Chark faces Baltimore who is a strong secondary and has allowed just eight touchdowns to receivers this season. Chark may not be fully healthy and overall his numbers have suffered in the second half of the season.

Week 15 WR Streaming Options

T.Y. Hilton (59%) is once again an option against Houston. The Texans have allowed the 10th most fantasy points per game to wide receivers this season. For Hilton, it is just another indoor game against a team he has crushed his entire career. Hilton should continue to finish his season strong after being dropped by so many earlier in the year. On the flip side of this game, Keke Coutee (33%) is well worth a look again and should be picked up. He will face the Colts who have been more exploitable against the pass over the last few weeks. Coutee has picked up more targets with the Fuller suspension but the Brandin Cooks injury could leave them very thin.

Tim Patrick (20%) continues to be a guy I write about in multiple articles and is a top-40 scoring wide receiver. He faces the Bills this week, who have allowed the 11th most fantasy points per game to wide receivers over the past five weeks. Patrick ranks inside the top-20 in scoring in that same span. Patrick has been free off the waivers for the entire season. If Julio Jones is out again, Russell Gage (12%) is worth a look as a WR3. Gage certainly got some help scoring by throwing a pass last week but I do like the matchup in what should be a trailing game for the Bucs. Sterling Shepard (63%) is a higher owned name but a guy out in shallow leagues or on your bench. He gets the Browns, who have a banged-up secondary and have allowed the 7th most fantasy points per game to wide receivers.

Jason has been playing fantasy football for 20 years, starting back when Marshall Faulk was the top fantasy pick. He is well versed in various fantasy formats, from dynasty to super-flex. Jason not only enjoys playing, but helping others further their game.

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