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2021 Fantasy Football Week 15 PPR Rankings

It is time for the fantasy football playoffs, and no more teams are on a bye. With that in mind, start and sit decisions have never been harder.  The best resource to make those tough decisions? Well, I am glad you asked; my Week 14 PPR Rankings! Every week, I’ll be providing you with my personal rankings for every position, excluding defense and kicker, who will be ranked later in the week. Who’s positioned to do some damage this week? Who might not be the ideal player to start this week? We’ll answer all of that in the paragraphs ahead.

More fantasy football fun for Week 15: Waiver Wire | FAAB Guide | Start & Sit | Loves & Hates | Stock Watch | Sleepers & Streamers | D/ST Streamers

Week 15 Positional Notes


  • Make sure to monitor Lamar Jackson’s ankle injury this week. You’re starting him if he plays, but if he cannot play, you’ll want to have a backup plan.
  • Patrick Mahomes was extremely efficient against the Raiders last week, completing 20 of 24 passes. On the other hand, Las Vegas is the only defense he’s been able to succeed against as of late, making a Thursday Night matchup against the Chargers critical for his projection the rest of the season.
  • I am officially worried about Dak Prescott. The Cowboys offense has ridden the struggle bus in back-to-back games, where Prescott hasn’t reached 12.5 points. Prescott hasn’t been the same since suffering a calf injury, and he’s a low-end QB1 at best right now.
  • On the other hand, Justin Fields has ascended back into being a QB1, with over 19 fantasy points in each of his past three full games. As a clear dual-threat with 27 rush attempts in those three games, he’s someone you should feel comfortable inserting into your lineup, especially against a susceptible Vikings defense. He’s in the top-12 in my Week 15 PPR Rankings.
  • If the Panthers continue to swap quarterbacks mid-game in some sort of rotation, Cam Newton is in trouble. I wouldn’t be starting him against a potent Bills defense.
  • Tua Tagovailoa and Jimmy Garoppolo, with very favorable matchups this week, are the top streaming options.

Running Back

  • With Kareem Hunt likely out of the picture this week, Nick Chubb is likely to be the true bell cow this week, based on previous usage when Hunt has been out. He has a great matchup against the Raiders and could easily finish as THE RB1 this week.
  • Joe Mixon has been splitting too much time with Samaje Perine, who is taking all the snaps in passing situations. This makes Mixon a boom-or-bust low-end RB1 reliant on touchdowns and rushing efficiency.
  • Antonio Gibson could be impacted negatively for fantasy purposes if JD McKissic is back for Washington this week, and the same goes for James Conner if Chase Edmonds returns for Detroit this week.
  • Practically the entire Dolphins’ backfield is on the COVID-19 list, which is troubling for fantasy projections. If Myles Gaskin and co. cannot play, I wouldn’t start any of the active running back; Miami’s offensive line is atrocious and they are one of the most pass-heavy offenses in the NFL.
  • I’m worried about Aaron Jones, who played fewer snaps than AJ Dillon. Yes, he had over 20 fantasy points, but he needed two touchdowns to get there. Five rush attempts isn’t going to cut it.
  • Facing the Texans and with the coaching staff clearly wanting to get him involved, this is a money spot for James Robinson. That’s why I’m high on him in my Week 15 PPR Rankings.
  • Let’s see what happens with the Rams’ backfield if Darrell Henderson is back this week. I think we’re looking at more of a split between him and Sony Michel, but it’s a mystery at this point.
  • Is Damien Harris healthy? The Patriots’ running back left their last game early with a hamstring injury. If he’s unable to play, Rhamondre Stevenson becomes a clear top-20 running back.
  • After playing 81% of the team’s snaps on Sunday, keep an eye on Devin Singletary. He might be in line for more rushing attempts with a leading game script against the Panthers and Josh Allen’s rush attempts to likely become limited due to his foot injury.

Wide Receivers

  • We continue to see Tyler Lockett outperform DK Metcalf. It’s a tough matchup for Metcalf, but he’s received eight targets in back-to-back games and had multiple very close calls that could have been touchdowns last week. A boom game is eventually coming.
  • Deebo Samuel’s utilization is extremely concerning. He’s being used more as a rusher right now, and has seen just seven targets in his past three games. That is less than ideal, and the floor is very low if he cannot continue to score touchdowns at an absurd rate.
  • Davis Mills loves targeting Brandin Cooks, and now Cooks faces a lackluster Jaguars secondary. You’re definitely looking to start him this week.
  • Amon-Ra St.Brown, with back-to-back 12 target games, is starting to flourish. He’s becoming a target hog in the short passing game with D’Andre Swift out, and I don’t see that changing the rest of the way.
  • Rashod Bateman becomes significantly more fantasy-relevant if Sammy Watkins misses any time due to injury. The same goes for Gabriel Davis in Buffalo if Emmanuel Sanders misses time with a knee injury.
  • I guess Donovan Peoples-Jones is the clear WR1 with Jarvis Landry out, but he’s always going to be a deep threat who doesn’t see a massive target share; the targets likely go to the tight ends and running backs.

Tight End

  • Facing the Jets, this is a great spot for Mike Gesicki. His elite utilization is eventually going to turn into a boom game, and it could come this week against arguably the worst defense in the league. That’s why he’s a top-five tight end in my Week 15 PPR Rankings.
  • With Austin Hooper and Jarvis Landry on the COVID-19 list, David Njoku is a player you should seriously considering starting if he’s back off the COVID-19 list from last week.
  • With Gerald Everett splitting the snaps with Will Dissly again, his stock goes down significantly.
  • John Bates and Ricky Seals-Jones were splitting the snaps on Sunday, but Bates was clearly ahead. Thus, even against the Eagles, who struggle mightily versus tight ends, it remains a wait-and-see approach in Washington.

Week 15 PPR Rankings

More Week 15 Rankings: QB | RB | WR | TE | Kicker | D/ST | PPR | Flex

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1Kyler MurrayARIDET
2Josh AllenBUFCAR
3Tom BradyTBNO
4Lamar JacksonBALGB
5Jalen HurtsPHIWSH
6Justin HerbertLACKC
7Aaron RodgersGBBAL
8Patrick MahomesKCLAC
9Matthew StaffordLARSEA
10Dak PrescottDALNYG
11Justin FieldsCHIMIN
12Taysom HillNOTB
13Kirk CousinsMINCHI
14Russell WilsonSEALAR
15Joe BurrowCINDEN
16Tua TagovailoaMIANYJ
17Jimmy GaroppoloSFATL
18Derek CarrLVCLE
19Cam NewtonCARBUF
20Ryan TannehillTENPIT
21Taylor HeinickeWSHPHI
22Carson WentzINDNE
23Ben RoethlisbergerPITTEN
24Trevor LawrenceJAXHOU
25Mac JonesNEIND
26Teddy BridgewaterDENCIN
27Baker MayfieldCLELV
28Zach WilsonNYJMIA
29Matt RyanATLSF
30Davis MillsHOUJAX
31Jared GoffDETARI
32Mike GlennonNYGDAL

1Jonathan TaylorINDNE
2Austin EkelerLACKC
3Dalvin CookMINCHI
4Leonard FournetteTBNO
5Alvin KamaraNOTB
6Elijah MitchellSFATL
7Najee HarrisPITTEN
8Nick ChubbCLELV
9Joe MixonCINDEN
10Josh JacobsLVCLE
11Antonio GibsonWSHPHI
12Ezekiel ElliottDALNYG
13Cordarrelle PattersonATLSF
14James ConnerARIDET
15Myles GaskinMIANYJ
16Saquon BarkleyNYGDAL
17David MontgomeryCHIMIN
18James RobinsonJAXHOU
19Aaron JonesGBBAL
20Javonte WilliamsDENCIN
21Melvin Gordon IIIDENCIN
22DeVonta FreemanBALGB
23Clyde Edwards-HelaireKCLAC
24Miles SandersPHIWSH
25Damien HarrisNEIND
26Sony MichelLARSEA
27A.J. DillonGBBAL
28Darrell HendersonLARSEA
29Chase EdmondsARIDET
30Devin SingletaryBUFCAR
31D'Onta ForemanTENPIT
32Rashaad PennySEALAR
33Chuba HubbardCARBUF
34Rhamodre StevensonNEIND
35Jamaal WilliamsDETARI
36Darrel WilliamsKCLAC
37Ty JohnsonNYJMIA
38Mike DavisATLSF
39Rex BurkheadHOUJAX
40David JohnsonHOUJAX
41Ameer AbdullahCARBUF
42J.D. McKissicWSHPHI
43Mark Ingram IINOTB
44Dontrell HilliardTENPIT
45Matt BreidaBUFCAR
46D'Ernest JohnsonCLELV
47Boston ScottPHIWSH
48Samaje PerineCINDEN
49Nyheim HinesINDNE
50Brandon BoldenNEIND

1Cooper KuppLARSEA
2Justin JeffersonMINCHI
3Davante AdamsGBBAL
4Tyreek HillKCLAC
5Stefon DiggsBUFCAR
6Diontae JohnsonPITTEN
7Keenan AllenLACKC
8Chris GodwinTBNO
9CeeDee LambDALNYG
10Mike EvansTBNO
11Tyler LockettSEALAR
12Ja'Marr ChaseCINDEN
13Tee HigginsCINDEN
14Jaylen WaddleMIANYJ
15D.K. MetcalfSEALAR
16Deebo SamuelSFATL
17Hunter RenfrowLVCLE
18Amari CooperDALNYG
19Marquise BrownBALGB
20D.J. MooreCARBUF
21Chase ClaypoolPITTEN
22Brandin CooksHOUJAX
23Michael Pittman Jr.INDNE
24Brandon AiyukSFATL
25Van JeffersonLARSEA
26Mike WilliamsLACKC
27Devonta SmithPHIWSH
28Russell GageATLSF
29Amon-Ra St. BrownDETARI
31Michael GallupDALNYG
32Darnell MooneyCHIMIN
33Christian KirkARIDET
34A.J. GreenARIDET
35Donovan Peoples-JonesCLELV
36Julio JonesTENPIT
37Jamison CrowderNYJMIA
38Cole BeasleyBUFCAR
39Jerry JeudyDENCIN
40Jakobi MeyersNEIND
41Rashod BatemanBALGB
42Tyler BoydCINDEN
43Marquez Valdes-ScantlingGBBAL
44Allen Robinson IICHIMIN
45Devante ParkerMIANYJ
46Marvin Jones Jr.JAXHOU
47Sterling ShepardNYGDAL
48Kendrick BourneNEIND
49KaDarius ToneyNYGDAL
50Kenny GolladayNYGDAL
51Laquon TreadwellJAXHOU
52Josh ReynoldsDETARI
53Laviska Shenault Jr.JAXHOU
54Emmanuel SandersBUFCAR
55Tim PatrickDENCIN
56Courtland SuttonDENCIN
57Robby AndersonCARBUF
58Allen LazardGBBAL
59Tre'Quan SmithNOTB
60Zay JonesLVCLE
61DeAndre CarterWSHPHI
62Keelan ColeNYJMIA
63Nico CollinsHOUJAX
64Gabriel DavisBUFCAR
65Nick Westbrook-IkhineTENPIT
66T.Y. HiltonINDNE
67Nelson AgholorNEIND
68Quez WatkinsPHIWSH
69Marquez CallawayNOTB
70Zach PascalINDNE
71Rondale MooreARIDET
72Jauan JenningsSFATL
73Tajae SharpeATLSF
74Bryan EdwardsLVCLE
75Byron PringleKCLAC

1Travis KelceKCLAC
2Mark AndrewsBALGB
3George KittleSFATL
4Rob GronkowskiTBNO
5Mike GesickiMIANYJ
6Dawson KnoxBUFCAR
7T.J. HockensonDETARI
8Kyle PittsATLSF
9Dallas GoedertPHIWSH
10Tyler HigbeeLARSEA
11Pat FreiermuthPITTEN
12David NjokuCLELV
13Dalton SchultzDALNYG
14Foster MoreauLVCLE
15Tyler ConklinMINCHI
16Hunter HenryNEIND
17Zach ErtzARIDET
18Cole KmetCHIMIN
19Noah FantDENCIN
20Gerald EverettSEALAR
21Jared CookLACKC
22James O'ShaughnessyJAXHOU
23Evan EngramNYGDAL
24Jack DoyleINDNE
26Brevin JordanHOUJAX
27Nick VannettNOTB
28John BatesWSHPHI
29Ricky Seals-JonesWSHPHI
30Cameron BrateTBNO

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