Fantasy Football: Week 15 PPR Rankings


1. Peyton Manning- I know, going out on a limb here, but the guy is having the best season ever by a quarterback

2. Cam Newton

3. Drew Brees- Every time Brees is playing indoors, he’s a top 3 play no matter the opponent

4. Andrew Luck

5. Nick Foles

6. Matthew Stafford- For those that are upset that I chose Stafford as my #1 QB last week, I apologize. I didn’t know the Lions were playing in a blizzard

7. Tom Brady- Struggled against the Dolphins earlier this year, but with the running game more or less non-existent, should be throwing all game long

8. Jay Cutler

9. Russell Wilson

10. Tony Romo- It’s hard to endorse Romo this time of year, but the Packers defense is just that bad

11. Phillip Rivers- Had a sub-par game against the Broncos a few weeks ago, but he’ll be throwing enough to make  difference

12. Matt Ryan

13. Ben Roethlisberger- Fantasy’s #2 QB over the last six weeks believe it or not

14. Jason Campbell- Two words. Josh. Gordon.

15. Alex Smith- Four 20+ point games over his last six, I wouldn’t mind starting him this week against the Raiders. But he’s Alex Smith. He screams “safe.”

16. Andy Dalton- Dalton is just as likely to throw four interceptions as he is to throw four touchdowns, so if he was my fantasy starter in the playoffs I’d feel sick

17. Ryan Tannehill- Using his legs a lot more lately, 135 yards on the ground over the last four games

18. Ryan Fitzpatrick- The Magic has run out…

19. Carson Palmer

20. Kirk Cousins- RGIII who?

21. Joe Flacco

22. Colin Kaepernick- The 49ers are going to struggle against the Buccaneers this Sunday, and that starts with a bad game by Colin Kaepernick

23. Chad Henne

24. Matt Cassell- Has been serviceable in games he’s started this season. That’s the only good thing I can say about him

25. Matt Flynn- The Cowboys have given up 333 more yards on defense than any other team in the NFL


Running Backs

1. LeSean McCoy- 217 yards in the snow. What can he do in a dome?

2. Shane Vereen- He’s not going to catch 12 passes every game. Or is he?

3. Matt Forte

4. Jamaal Charles

5. Knowshon Moreno- Montee Ball could get 15 touches and it wouldn’t matter, this offense can support Moreno as a top-five RB. They have all season long.

6. Marshawn Lynch- Two touchdowns for Beast Mode isn’t unreasonable against the Giants defense

7. Le’Veon Bell

8. Giovanni Bernard

9. Adrian Peterson- I’m convinced he’s not human. He’s now expected to play

10. Eddie Lacy- A little banged up unfortunately, because otherwise he’d be a top-five play against the Cowboys practice squad defense

11. DeMarco Murray

12. Steven Jackson- Averaging close to 20 touches the last three weeks and is a great bet to find the endzone against a Redskins defense in disarray

13. Reggie Bush- If he plays. If not, put Joique Bell here


14. Toby Gerhart- This is why you handcuff your stud running backs

15. Zac Stacy

16. Ben Tate

17. Maurice Jones-Drew- Battling an injury, but if he’s active should be a great play against a Bills defense that got shredded by Bobby Rainey last week

18. Andre Brown- Tough sledding against Seattle, but you have to love the volume of touches he gets

19. Ryan Matthews

20. Alfred Morris

21. C.J. Spiller- Jacksonville’s defense is better than most people think, but could he break a couple long runs? Of course

22. Frank Gore- Looks older every week

23. Chris Johnson

24. Ray Rice

25. Rashad Jennings

26. Toby Gerhart- Could still get some touches

27. Fred Jackson

28. Pierre Thomas- Has the best chance of any Saints running back to have a big game

29. Chris Ogbonnoya- If he was ever going to have a worthwhile effort, it’s this week with Mcgahee out

30. Chris Ivory

31. Stevan Ridley- Should get more touches this week, but if he fumbles or if the ball even jiggles a little bit in his grasp, drop him

32. Darren Sproles

33. Donald Brown

34. Joique Bell- Could easily find the endzone even if Bush plays

35. Bobby Rainey

36. Andre Ellington

37. Rashard Mendenhall- Does anybody remember when this guy was good? I feel like it was so long ago, but it really wasn’t

38. Fozzy Whittaker- I’m all in on Fozzy this week. Well, as much as someone can be on a guy named Fozzy Whittaker

39. Lamar Miller- Probably not even the starter anymore, but he’s just better

40. Marcel Reece

41. James Starks- Could pick up a few more carries with Lacy banged up

42. Daniel Thomas

43. Jacquizz Rodgers

44. Benjarvus Green-Ellis- I’m setting the over/under on one-yard touchdowns at 1.5

45. Deangelo Williams- And I’m setting the over/under on rushing yards against the Jets stout run defense at 35.5

46. Shonn Greene

47. Legarrette Blount

48. Bilal Powell

49. Mark Ingram

50. Mike Tolbert- He could have the worst body of any non-lineman in football


Wide Receivers

1. Josh Gordon- Number 12 on the field, number 1 in my heart

2. Calvin Johnson- Back inside a dome, all will be right with the world

3. Andre Johnson- 229 yards and three touchdowns against the Colts in Week 9, half of that should be an easy call

4. A.J. Green- It’s your weekly start your wide receiver against Ike Taylor advice

5. Antonio Brown

6. Dez Bryant

7. Demaryius Thomas- 75 or more receiving yards in 10 games this season

8. DeSean Jackson- There’s a good chance he gets deep for one or two. The Vikings top corner Xavier Rhodes is iffy to play as well

9. Alshon Jeffery

10. Brandon Marshall

11. Keenan Allen- Five 100+ yard games in his last nine

12. Eric Decker

13. Torrey Smith- Could go for 150 yards or 15. That’s just what you have to deal with when you’re relying on Joe Flacco

14. Roddy White

15. Pierre Garcon- Leads the NFC in catches and Cousins will get him the ball early and often

16. Larry Fitzgerald

17. Julian Edelman- Why did the Patriots even spend money on Amendola when they had this guy?

18. Vincent Jackson

19. Vincent Cruz- Once the Seahawks have a huge lead and let off the gas pedal, Cruz should be able to put up numbers

20. Harry Douglas- Going to eat the Redskins alive in the slot. 7+ catches is a likely outcomes

21. Jordy Nelson

22. Anquan Boldin- Revis should be on Crabtree so Boldin should be involved plenty

23. Cecil Shorts

24. Riley Cooper

25. Steve Smith- At least four catches in 11 games this season so his floor is super low

26. Kendall Wright

27. Marques Colston

28. Brian Hartline- Averaging just under six receptions a game over his last five

29. Emmanuel Sanders

30. Michael Floyd- Still banged up

31. Golden Tate- Russell Wilson’s go to guy will have to throw up stats early to be useful before the game gets out of hand

32. T.Y. Hilton

33. Steve Johnson

34. Dwayne Bowe

35. Mike Wallace

36. Rod Streater- Ladies and gentlemen, your garbage time wide receiver of the week

37. Greg Jennings

38. Cordarrelle Patterson- Could get some RB snaps with Adrian Peterson injured and the Vikings looking for ways to get him the ball

39. Doug Baldwin- Double-digit points in three of his last five weeks so not bad for a desperation play

40. Jarrett Boykin

41. Danny Amendola

42. Da’Rick Rogers- Broke out last week, but tough to trust

43. Nate Burleson

44. Justin Hunter

45. Jeremy Kerley- Someone has to catch the wounded ducks from Geno Smith

46. Hakeem Nicks- Don’t you dare for it, he’ll end your season

47. Marlon Brown

48. James Jones

49. Michael Crabtree- With Revis on him and not 100% healthy quite yet, I’d avoid using him until he faces the Falcons in Week 16

50. Denarius Moore


Tight Ends

1. Jimmy Graham- The new undisputed #1 with Rob Gronkowski out for the year

2. Julius Thomas

3. Vernon Davis- Colin Kaepernick has 16 touchdown passes this year and 11 have gone to Davis. I think they have a thing going on

4. Jordan Cameron

5. Dennis Pitta- Just a target monster in the middle of the field and looks healthy

6. Charles Clay- I’d like to take this moment to apologize to everyone on Twitter that I told to start Heath Miller over Clay last week

7. Greg Olsen

8. Tony Gonzalez

9. Jason Witten- Once considered the most consistent PPR TE in the league, he’s had way too many bad games this season.

10. Delanie Walker

11. Garrett Graham- Leads the NFL in tight-end targets (44) over the last four games believe it or not

12. Antonio Gates- Always solid for 4-6 catches, but offers nothing after the catch at this point in his career

13. Jacob Tamme- Should see some valuable targets from the slot with Welker out

14. Jordan Reed

15. Heath Miller

16. Coby Fleener- Two underwhelming weeks in a row, but should get back on track against a phoned-in Texans team

17. Martellus Bennett

18. Jared Cook

19. Jermaine Gresham- Pretty safe for three receptions, but you better hope one of those are in the endzone if you’re using him

20. Timothy Wright

21. Rob Housler

22. Andrew Quarless–Nice game with six catches last week, tough to see it continuing though

23. Ladarius Green- A travesty the Chargers didn’t use him last week

24. Zach Ertz

25. Brandon Myers


Defense/Special Teams

1. Carolina Panthers

2. Seattle Seahawks- A pissed off team that gets Eli Manning and a red-faced Tom Coughlin. Yes please

3. Philadelphia Eagles- Just one of those weird feelings the Eagles defense makes big plays this Sunday

4. Arizona Cardinals

5. Kansas City Chiefs- The Raiders might score more points than people think this week though…

6. Buffalo Bills- They definitely have holes on defense but they’re going to be in Jacksonville’s backfield all game long

7. New Orleans Saints

8. San Francisco 49ers

9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Everyone take the Bucs on the money-line!

10. Cincinnati Bengals

11. Jacksonville Jaguars- Underrated defensive unit and E.J. Manuel has been known to hit a defensive back or two with the football in his day

12. Tennessee Titans

13. New England Patriots

14. Pittsburgh Steelers

15. Atlanta Falcons- Their facing a Redskins team that gets blown out on a consistent basis. What’s one more?

16. Indianapolis Colts- Matt Schaub has to have one more TAINT (touchdown after the interception) left in him this season. Could be this week

17. St. Louis Rams

18. New York Jets

19. Chicago Bears- They’re lucky the last names of the Browns running backs are Ogbonnoya and Whittaker, otherwise they wouldn’t even be this high

20. Miami Dolphins

21. Houston Texans

22. Denver Broncos- Been real “eh” lately despite having big leads

23. Green Bay Packers

24. Cleveland Browns- It gets real ugly from 20-32, I hope you have at least the Bears D to stream

25. New York Giants

26. Minnesota Vikings

27. Oakland Raiders

28. Detroit Lions

29. San Diego Chargers

30. Detroit Lions

31. Washington Redskins

32. Dallas Cowboys- They’ll be here until the force a team to punt, then we’ll talk



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