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Wide receiver non-PPR rankings for Week 15 fantasy football

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

Wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk #11 of the San Francisco 49ers during the NFL game against the Buffalo Bills at State Farm Stadium on December 07, 2020 in Glendale, Arizona. The Bills defeated the 49ers 34-24. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Friday injury report

NFL teams didn’t leave too many fantasy managers hanging with question marks heading into the weekend slate of games. Unfortunately, cornerstone assets Michael Thomas, Julio Joes and Kenny Golladay have all been ruled out. Emmanuel Sanders, Calvin Ridley and Marvin Jones will lead their respective packs.

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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

Kenny Golladay remains out of practice with a hip injury, and it doesn’t look like we’re headed for improvement any time soon. Julio Jones also didn’t practice, another ominous sign for fantasy managers heading into the semi-finals.

D.J. Moore returned from Covid-IR to log a limited practice. Barring any complications on the return, he should be good to go for Saturday’s contest.

Deebo Samuel is listed as DNP, but it’s not unexpected after the team noted the severity of his hamstring injury.

Brandin Cooks logged a limited practice following his absence in Week 14 due to a neck injury. He’s expected to return this week to face the Colts, against whom he logged five catches for 65 yards in Week 13.

After a limited practice on Wednesday, Titans WR AJ Brown was downgraded to DNP. He logged two straight DNPs last week but was removed from the final injury report. The downgrade is worth

DNP: Kenny Golladay (hip), A.J. Brown (ankle), Michael Thomas (ankle), Deebo Samuel (hamstring), Julio Jones (hamstring)
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

The Chargers formally listed WRs Keenan Allen and Mike Williams as questionable heading into Thursday Night Football. They each logged limited practice sessions ahead of TNF after a DNP on Monday.

Julio Jones didn’t practice Wednesday after an absence in Week 14. It’s not a positive sign for Sunday’s outing either. Given the lingering nature of the injury and seeming lack of progress through his week off, fantasy managers should start to wonder if at any point the Falcons shut him down on a lost season.

Michael Thomas and Jamison Crowder both earned DNP tags, but it’s a possibility that their respective offenses are allowing the vets a day off. Thomas suffered a high ankle sprain in Week 1, and the team’s been managing his practice reps since then. He’s looked like his former self while on the field, totaling 343 receiving yards over the last four games — even with Taysom Hill under center. Crowder’s been banged up and earned plenty of DNP tags throughout the season, but he’s been active for each of his last five games and playing a typical allotment of snaps.

Tyreek Hill’s full practice status is nice to see heading into Week 15. Hill grabbed at his hamstring after a touchdown but appears to be in the clear at the moment for any more serious soft tissue injury.

Julian Edelman was activated to practice after being placed on IR for a knee injury (and then COVID-IR). He got in a limited session Wednesday, but the anemic passing offense in Foxborough won’t allow for a high ceiling, even if he is truly healthy. The team has 21 days to promote him to the active roster.

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)


Of course, Tyreek Hill topped non-PPR rankings for Week 14, closely followed by studs like Stefon Diggs, Calvin Ridley, Allen Robinson and Davante Adams. The biggest surprise of the week, however, was the explosion of Broncos rookie K.J. Hamler. Hamler got left in the dust amid the excitement of the drafting of Jerry Jeudy, but a flashy 2/86/2 line from the rookie grabbed our attention this week.

T.Y. Hilton also continues to impress after a very slow start to the 2020 NFL season. He posted his third outing of 80 or more receiving yards and has scored in three consecutive games. Next up is another matchup against the Texans. Let’s not forget his 8/110/1 line in Week 13; he could be in for another big day.

Injury news

News broke this week that Deebo Samuel will miss time with a significant hamstring injury. It’s safe to assume that his season is over. The 49ers will be looking forward to a clean slate in 2021 — that much is certain.

DeVante Parker left his Week 14 matchup, logging just 27 offensive snaps prior to suffering what has been labeled a “leg injury.” We don’t have details, but it’s worth noting that Lynn Bowden Jr. may be the only viable receiver left in Miami Gardens; he could be in for a significant (even if ineffective) target share with his rookie quarterback under center.

Julio Jones was ruled out ahead of Week 14 with a hamstring injury. In his absence, Calvin Ridley posted his second consecutive 100-yard game. Russell Gage also had a decent outing with 82 scoreless receiving yards. Though we don’t yet have a status for Jones yet in Week 15, but if active, fantasy managers will need to rely on him to stay on the field for a chance at progressing to the championship.

Keenan Allen and Mike Williams each got in a limited practice session after logging a DNP on the estimated practice report earlier this week. Allen left Week 13’s matchup early with soreness, and Williams suffered a back injury after just two offensive snaps. The Chargers play on Thursday Night Football, so it’s possible their DNP status was just some extra rest ahead of a short week. It’s still worth monitoring as the week progresses.

Bye weeks

There are no teams on bye in Week 15.

Streaming options

Brandon Aiyuk, San Francisco 49ers

Why is nobody talking about Brandon Aiyuk? In the last five games that he’s been active (Weeks 6, 8, 10, 13, 14), he ranks as the cumulative WR2 in non-PPR scoring formats. In that five-game span, he’s totaled 56 targets, 495 receiving yards and three scores. Now, Deebo Samuel’s absence may be paving the way for more targets, if possible. Dallas has allowed

Corey Davis, Tennessee Titans

We’ll try this play again. After posting 11/182/1 in Week 13, Davis had a dud performance against the Jaguars with just three catches for 34 receiving yards. Perhaps a matchup against the Lions will be the cure. The Lions’ secondary has been perfectly beatable since Week 10, having allowed six performances of 85 or more receiving yards along with five touchdowns. Davis has a shot at a big day in this home matchup.

Wide receiver non-PPR rankings for Week 3

Rk Name Team Opp
Rk Name Team Opp
1 Tyreek Hill KC vs LAC
2 Davante Adams GB @ SF
3 Stefon Diggs BUF vs WAS
4 D.K. Metcalf SEA @ MIN
5 DeAndre Hopkins ARI @ JAC
6 Calvin Ridley ATL @ NYG
7 Tyler Lockett SEA @ MIN
8 Keenan Allen LAC @ KC
9 CeeDee Lamb DAL vs PHI
10 Justin Jefferson MIN vs SEA
11 Adam Thielen MIN vs SEA
12 D.J. Moore CAR @ HOU
13 Deebo Samuel SF vs GB
14 A.J. Brown TEN vs IND
15 Julio Jones TEN vs IND
16 Cooper Kupp LAR vs TB
17 Marquise Brown BAL @ DET
18 Mike Evans TB @ LAR
19 Chris Godwin TB @ LAR
20 Amari Cooper DAL vs PHI
21 Terry McLaurin WAS @ BUF
22 Allen Robinson II CHI @ CLE
23 Tee Higgins CIN @ PIT
24 Mike Williams LAC @ KC
25 Courtland Sutton DEN vs NYJ
26 Robert Woods LAR vs TB
27 Ja'Marr Chase CIN @ PIT
28 Antonio Brown TB @ LAR
29 Kenny Golladay NYG vs ATL
30 DeVonta Smith PHI @ DAL
31 Brandin Cooks HOU vs CAR
32 Diontae Johnson PIT vs CIN
33 Chase Claypool PIT vs CIN
34 Robby Anderson CAR @ HOU
35 Corey Davis NYJ @ DEN
36 Marvin Jones Jr. JAC vs ARI
37 Sterling Shepard NYG vs ATL
38 Michael Pittman Jr. IND @ TEN
39 Tyler Boyd CIN @ PIT
40 Jaylen Waddle MIA @ LV
41 JuJu Smith-Schuster PIT vs CIN
42 Rondale Moore ARI @ JAC
43 Odell Beckham Jr. CLE vs CHI
44 Tim Patrick DEN vs NYJ
45 K.J. Osborn MIN vs SEA
46 D.J. Chark Jr. JAC vs ARI
47 Jakobi Meyers NE vs NO
48 Darnell Mooney CHI @ CLE
49 Nelson Agholor NE vs NO
50 Bryan Edwards LV vs MIA
51 Henry Ruggs III LV vs MIA
52 Christian Kirk ARI @ JAC
53 Jalen Reagor PHI @ DAL
54 Laviska Shenault Jr. JAC vs ARI
55 Mecole Hardman KC vs LAC
56 Zach Pascal IND @ TEN
57 Sammy Watkins BAL @ DET
58 Marquez Callaway NO @ NE
59 Emmanuel Sanders BUF vs WAS
60 Cole Beasley BUF vs WAS
61 DeVante Parker MIA @ LV
62 Darius Slayton NYG vs ATL
63 Marquez Valdes-Scantling GB @ SF
64 Tyrell Williams DET vs BAL
65 Dyami Brown WAS @ BUF
66 Terrace Marshall Jr. CAR @ HOU
67 Will Fuller V MIA @ LV
68 Jamison Crowder NYJ @ DEN
69 Gabriel Davis BUF vs WAS
70 Elijah Moore NYJ @ DEN
71 Quintez Cephus DET vs BAL
72 KJ Hamler DEN vs NYJ
73 Russell Gage ATL @ NYG
74 Van Jefferson LAR vs TB
75 Cedrick Wilson DAL vs PHI
76 Hunter Renfrow LV vs MIA
77 Amon-Ra St. Brown DET vs BAL
78 Brandon Aiyuk SF vs GB
79 Cordarrelle Patterson ATL @ NYG
80 A.J. Green ARI @ JAC
81 Donovan Peoples-Jones CLE vs CHI
82 Quez Watkins PHI @ DAL
83 Anthony Schwartz CLE vs CHI
84 Demarcus Robinson KC vs LAC
85 Rashard Higgins CLE vs CHI
86 Allen Lazard GB @ SF
87 Randall Cobb GB @ SF
88 Kendrick Bourne NE vs NO
89 Deonte Harris NO @ NE
90 Jalen Guyton LAC @ KC
91 Trent Sherfield SF vs GB
92 Adam Humphries WAS @ BUF
93 Chris Conley HOU vs CAR
94 Freddie Swain SEA @ MIN
95 Byron Pringle KC vs LAC
96 Braxton Berrios NYJ @ DEN
97 Chester Rogers TEN vs IND
98 Olamide Zaccheaus ATL @ NYG
99 Joshua Palmer LAC @ KC
100 Kalif Raymond DET vs BAL
101 James Washington PIT vs CIN
102 Albert Wilson MIA @ LV
103 DeSean Jackson LAR vs TB
104 Preston Williams MIA @ LV
105 Kadarius Toney NYG vs ATL
106 Mohamed Sanu Sr. SF vs GB
107 Parris Campbell IND @ TEN
108 Trinity Benson DET vs BAL
109 Brandon Zylstra CAR @ HOU
110 Devin Duvernay BAL @ DET
111 Greg Ward PHI @ DAL
112 Andre Roberts HOU vs CAR
113 Chris Hogan NO @ NE
114 Tutu Atwell LAR vs TB
115 Tyron Johnson JAC vs ARI
116 Cam Sims WAS @ BUF
117 Mike Strachan IND @ TEN
118 Lil'Jordan Humphrey NO @ NE
119 Tyler Johnson TB @ LAR
120 Ashton Dulin IND @ TEN
121 Marquise Goodwin CHI @ CLE
122 Auden Tate CIN @ PIT
123 Keelan Cole Sr. NYJ @ DEN
124 Ihmir Smith-Marsette MIN vs SEA
125 Amari Rodgers GB @ SF
126 Scotty Miller TB @ LAR
127 Breshad Perriman CHI @ CLE
128 Tylan Wallace BAL @ DET
129 Andy Isabella ARI @ JAC
130 Dede Westbrook MIN vs SEA
131 Simi Fehoko DAL vs PHI
132 Seth Williams DEN vs NYJ
133 Collin Johnson NYG vs ATL