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Wide receiver PPR rankings for Week 15 fantasy football

We take you through some of the best PPR wide receivers going in Week 15 for fantasy football, including a few viable streamers.

Wide receiver T.Y. Hilton #13 of the Indianapolis Colts warms up before a game against the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium on December 13, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Chris Unger/Getty Images

Friday injury report

Kenny Golladay, Michael Thomas, Deebo Samuel and Julio Jones are all out. Their absences should help Marvin Jones, T.J. Hockenson, Alvin Kamara, Emmanuel Sanders, Brandon Aiyuk, Jordan Reed, and Calvin Ridley.

DeVante Parker and Jakeem Grant are both listed as questionable, but have a chance to play against the Patriots.

Brandin Cooks has been cleared to play against the Colts. He should get plenty of work this week.

Out: Kenny Golladay (hip), Michael Thomas (ankle), Deebo Samuel (hamstring), Julio Jones (hamstring)
Doubtful: N/A
Questionable: Jamison Crowder (calf), Jakeem Grant (hamstring), DeVante Parker (hamstring), Curtis Samuel (hamstring)

Thursday injury report

Julio Jones remained out of practice. He can still play without practicing, but it would be good to see him get some work Friday.

Michael Thomas has yet to practice this week. He’ll probably need to practice Friday to be able to play.

Kenny Golladay has yet to practice and looks unlikely to play against the Titans.

Curtis Samuel was added to the injury report with a hamstring injury, but seems likely to play. But be sure to keep an eye on his status.

Deebo Samuel is likely out against Dallas. Kendrick Bourne and Brandon Aiyuk should see the top workload at wide receiver.

John Brown won’t play against the Broncos. Gabriel Davis will again get a bump in work.

DNP: Kenny Golladay (hip), A.J. Brown (ankle), Michael Thomas (ankle), Deebo Samuel (hamstring), Julio Jones (hamstring), Robert Woods (thigh)
Limited: D.J. Moore (return from Covid-IR), Curtis Samuel (hamstring), Allen Lazard (core, foot), Equanimeous St. Brown (knee), Brandin Cooks (neck), Jakeem Grant (hamstring), DeVante Parker (hamstring), Jamison Crowder (calf), Calvin Ridley (foot)
Full: Jerry Jeudy (ankle), Darnell Mooney (knee), Jarvis Landry (hip), Tyreek Hill (hamstring), Breshad Perriman (shoulder)

Wednesday injury report

Julio Jones remained out with a hamstring injury. He can play without practicing if he’s ready to go on Sunday.

Kenny Golladay remained out of practice and again looks like a long shot to play this week.

Keenan Allen is questionable to play Thursday night, but appears likely to play. Mike Williams is also questionable and may be a little iffier, but appears ready to go.

Marquise Brown, Miles Boykin and James Proche all have been put on the Covid-19 list. We don’t know if they are positive or close contact players, so it is difficult to give chances for them to play this week, but they will miss a lot of practice if they do.

Julian Edelman returned to practice and has a shot to play this week against Miami.

Devante Parker and Jakeem Grant both were able to get in a limited practice, so have a decent shot at playing.

D.J. Moore was taken off the Covid-19 list and should be able to go against the Packers.

Henry Ruggs is out Thursday night due to being on the Covid-19 list this week.

John Brown has been designated to return from I.R., so has a chance to suit up this week.

DNP: Julio Jones (hamstring), Kenny Golladay (hip), Michael Thomas (ankle), Jamison Crowder (calf)
Limited: Julian Edelman (knee), Allen Lazard (core), Equanimeous St. Brown (knee), A.J. Brown (ankle), Calvin Ridley (foot), Jakeem Grant (hamstring), DeVante Parker (hamstring)
Full: Jerry Jeudy (ankle), Tyreek Hill (hamstring)

Week 14 brought us another resurgent game from T.Y. Hilton, as he put together his third-straight big fantasy game. After his long and fruitless bulk of the season, it sure feels like he’s come out of nowhere. Of course, three straight games with 81+ yards and four total touchdowns is good enough to make him a must start against Houston, which is hurting in their secondary.

Brandon Aiyuk just keeps putting up numbers despite poor quarterback play and now with Deebo Samuel looking iffy, he should be able to see enough targets to remain a safe play. He has now topped 17 fantasy points in his last five games and topped 13 in seven of his 10 games played.

Stefon Diggs and Allen Robinson were one and two in wide receiver fantasy points last week. They have been two of the safest plays with Robinson as WR7 and Diggs as WR3 on the season and should continue to be strong plays moving forward no matter the matchup.

Injury news

Keenan Allen and Mike Williams are both dealing with back injuries and their status for Thursday night is in question. We’d expect Allen to play while Williams is a little more iffy.

Devante Parker has a hamstring injury. Jakeem Grant also has a hamstring injury, but appears unlikely to suit up against the Patriots. We’ll need to see if Parker can get any practices in this week before penciling him into fantasy lineups.

Brandin Cooks is expected to return this week to face the Colts.

Deebo Samuel will be out”a while” according to Kyle Shanahan. He’s droppable if you are still in the hunt. Kendrick Bourne has some fantasy value with Samuel out.

John Brown will return to practice this week and have a chance to play. If he does, Gabriel Davis’ fantasy upside takes a hit.

Bye weeks


Streaming options

Kendrick Bourne, 49ers

The 49ers will be without Deebo Samuel, which should give Kendrick Bourne some extra work in a good matchup with the Cowboys. With Samuel out last week for most of the game, Bourne was second in targets to Brandon Aiyuk, who is a must start.

Rashard Higgins, Browns

Higgins has come on of late and led the Browns in targets and wide receiver fantasy points on Monday night. The Giants defense isn’t bad, but James Bradberry will likely spend time on Jarvis Landry, pushing more work Higgins way.

Wide receiver PPR rankings for Week 18

Rk Name Team Opp
Rk Name Team Opp
1 Cooper Kupp LAR vs SF
2 Deebo Samuel SF @ LAR
3 Tyreek Hill KC @ DEN
4 Justin Jefferson MIN vs CHI
5 Stefon Diggs BUF vs NYJ
6 Ja'Marr Chase CIN @ CLE
7 A.J. Brown TEN @ HOU
8 Diontae Johnson PIT @ BAL
9 Mike Evans TB vs CAR
10 Tee Higgins CIN @ CLE
11 Keenan Allen LAC @ LV
12 CeeDee Lamb DAL @ PHI
13 Amon-Ra St. Brown DET vs GB
14 Hunter Renfrow LV vs LAC
15 D.K. Metcalf SEA @ ARI
16 Jaylen Waddle MIA vs NE
17 Michael Pittman Jr. IND @ JAC
18 Tyler Lockett SEA @ ARI
19 Brandin Cooks HOU vs TEN
20 Odell Beckham Jr. LAR vs SF
21 Christian Kirk ARI vs SEA
22 Van Jefferson LAR vs SF
23 Amari Cooper DAL @ PHI
24 DJ Moore CAR @ TB
25 Marquise Brown BAL vs PIT
26 Darnell Mooney CHI @ MIN
27 Terry McLaurin WAS @ NYG
28 Brandon Aiyuk SF @ LAR
29 Mike Williams LAC @ LV
30 Russell Gage ATL vs NO
31 Cordarrelle Patterson ATL vs NO
32 Elijah Moore NYJ @ BUF
33 Tyler Boyd CIN @ CLE
34 Chase Claypool PIT @ BAL
35 DeVante Parker MIA vs NE
36 Jakobi Meyers NE @ MIA
37 Cyril Grayson Jr. TB vs CAR
38 A.J. Green ARI vs SEA
39 K.J. Osborn MIN vs CHI
40 Braxton Berrios NYJ @ BUF
41 Kendrick Bourne NE @ MIA
42 Jarvis Landry CLE vs CIN
43 Jerry Jeudy DEN vs KC
44 Josh Reynolds DET vs GB
45 Cole Beasley BUF vs NYJ
46 Rashod Bateman BAL vs PIT
47 Courtland Sutton DEN vs KC
48 Gabriel Davis BUF vs NYJ
49 Marquez Callaway NO @ ATL
50 Marvin Jones Jr. JAC vs IND
51 Julio Jones TEN @ HOU
52 Joshua Palmer LAC @ LV
53 DeVonta Smith PHI vs DAL
54 Zay Jones LV vs LAC
55 Breshad Perriman TB vs CAR
56 Donovan Peoples-Jones CLE vs CIN
57 Cedrick Wilson Jr. DAL @ PHI
58 Kenny Golladay NYG vs WAS
59 Isaiah McKenzie BUF vs NYJ
60 Allen Robinson II CHI @ MIN
61 Kadarius Toney NYG vs WAS
62 Davante Adams GB @ DET
63 Jamison Crowder NYJ @ BUF
64 Tim Patrick DEN vs KC
65 Robby Anderson CAR @ TB
66 Allen Lazard GB @ DET
67 Marquez Valdes-Scantling GB @ DET
68 T.Y. Hilton IND @ JAC
69 Laquon Treadwell JAC vs IND
70 Mecole Hardman KC @ DEN
71 Tyler Johnson TB vs CAR
72 Emmanuel Sanders BUF vs NYJ
73 Byron Pringle KC @ DEN
74 Jalen Guyton LAC @ LV
75 Antoine Wesley ARI vs SEA
76 Laviska Shenault Jr. JAC vs IND
77 Quez Watkins PHI vs DAL
78 Nelson Agholor NE @ MIA
79 Rondale Moore ARI vs SEA
80 Nico Collins HOU vs TEN
81 Nick Westbrook-Ikhine TEN @ HOU
82 Jauan Jennings SF @ LAR
83 DeSean Jackson LV vs LAC
84 Demarcus Robinson KC @ DEN
85 Tre'Quan Smith NO @ ATL
86 Scotty Miller TB vs CAR
87 DeAndre Carter WAS @ NYG
88 Damiere Byrd CHI @ MIN
89 Bryan Edwards LV vs LAC
90 Malik Taylor GB @ DET
91 Olamide Zaccheaus ATL vs NO
92 Jalen Reagor PHI vs DAL
93 Darius Slayton NYG vs WAS
94 Keelan Cole Sr. NYJ @ BUF
95 Kalif Raymond DET vs GB
96 Adam Humphries WAS @ NYG
97 Tavon Austin JAC vs IND
98 Kristian Wilkerson NE @ MIA
99 Ray-Ray McCloud PIT @ BAL
100 Noah Brown DAL @ PHI
101 Zach Pascal IND @ JAC
102 Lil'Jordan Humphrey NO @ ATL
103 Rashard Higgins CLE vs CIN
104 Chris Conley HOU vs TEN
105 D'Wayne Eskridge SEA @ ARI
106 James Washington PIT @ BAL
107 Ashton Dulin IND @ JAC
108 Malik Turner DAL @ PHI
109 Pharoh Cooper NYG vs WAS
110 Curtis Samuel WAS @ NYG
111 Cam Sims WAS @ NYG
112 Demetric Felton CLE vs CIN