Week 15 WR rankings

Posted Dec. 18, 2011 @ 12:39 p.m.
Posted By Pat Fitzmaurice

Updated Dec. 18, 2011 @ 12:39 p.m. ET

Byes: none

Here are our fantasy rankings for wide receivers:

  1. Calvin Johnson, Lions at Raiders
  2. Wes Welker, Patriots at Broncos — INJ
  3. Roddy White, Falcons vs. Jaguars
  4. Marques Colston, Saints at Vikings
  5. Hakeem Nicks, Giants vs. Redskins
  6. Jordy Nelson, Packers at Chiefs
  7. Victor Cruz, Giants vs. Redskins
  8. Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals vs. Browns
  9. Steve Smith, Panthers at Texans
  10. Miles Austin, Cowboys at Buccaneers
  11. Percy Harvin, Vikings vs. Saints
  12. Mike Wallace, Steelers at 49ers
  13. A.J. Green, Bengals at Rams
  14. Laurent Robinson, Cowboys at Buccaneers — INJ, UP (ACTIVE)
  15. Brandon Marshall, Dolphins at Bills
  16. Dez Bryant, Cowboys at Buccaneers
  17. Stevie Johnson, Bills vs. Dolphins
  18. Julio Jones, Falcons vs. Jaguars
  19. Santana Moss, Redskins at Giants
  20. Antonio Brown, Steelers at 49ers
  21. Dwayne Bowe, Chiefs vs. Packers
  22. Vincent Jackson, Chargers vs. Ravens
  23. Jabar Gaffney, Redskins at Giants
  24. Mario Manningham, Giants vs. Redskins
  25. Torrey Smith, Ravens at Chargers
  26. Brandon Lloyd, Rams vs. Bengals — DOWN
  27. Demaryius Thomas, Broncos vs. Patriots
  28. Eric Decker, Broncos vs. Patriots
  29. Lance Moore, Saints at Vikings
  30. Anquan Boldin, Ravens at Chargers
  31. Santonio Holmes, Jets at Eagles
  32. Mike Williams, Buccaneers vs. Cowboys
  33. Nate Washington, Titans at Colts — INJ (ACTIVE)
  34. DeSean Jackson, Eagles vs. Jets
  35. James Jones, Packers at Chiefs
  36. Damian Williams, Titans at Colts
  37. Darrius Heyward-Bey, Raiders vs. Lions
  38. Johnny Knox, Bears vs. Seahawks
  39. Reggie Wayne, Colts vs. Titans
  40. Pierre Garcon, Colts vs. Titans
  41. Denarius Moore, Raiders vs. Lions — INJ, UP
  42. Kevin Walter, Texans vs. Panthers
  43. Michael Crabtree, 49ers vs. Steelers
  44. Titus Young, Lions at Raiders
  45. Nate Burleson, Lions at Raiders
  46. Robert Meachem, Saints at Vikings
  47. Donald Driver, Packers at Chiefs
  48. Plaxico Burress, Jets at Eagles
  49. Jeremy Maclin, Eagles vs. Jets — INJ
  50. Steve Breaston, Chiefs vs. Packers
  51. Malcom Floyd, Chargers vs. Ravens
  52. Devery Henderson, Saints at Vikings
  53. Randall Cobb, Packers at Chiefs
  54. Jacoby Jones, Texans vs. Panthers
  55. Golden Tate, Seahawks at Bears
  56. Doug Baldwin, Seahawks at Bears
  57. Jerome Simpson, Bengals at Rams
  58. Devin Aromashodu, Vikings vs. Saints
  59. Greg Little, Browns at Cardinals
  60. Early Doucet, Cardinals vs. Browns
  61. Derek Hagan, Bills vs. Dolphins
  62. David Nelson, Bills vs. Dolphins
  63. Harry Douglas, Falcons vs. Jaguars
  64. Davone Bess, Dolphins at Bills
  65. Louis Murphy, Raiders vs. Lions
  66. Preston Parker, Buccaneers vs. Cowboys
  67. Jarett Dillard, Jaguars at Falcons
  68. Andre Roberts, Cardinals vs. Browns
  69. Mohamed Massaquoi, Browns at Cardinals
  70. Hines Ward, Steelers at 49ers
  71. Dezmon Briscoe, Buccaneers vs. Cowboys
  72. Jason Avant, Eagles vs. Jets
  73. Roy Williams, Bears vs. Seahawks
  74. Brandon LaFell, Panthers at Texans
  75. Legedu Naanee, Panthers at Texans
  76. Earl Bennett, Bears vs. Seahawks
  77. Chad Ochocinco, Patriots at Broncos — UP
  78. Ben Obomanu, Seahawks at Bears
  79. Jonathan Baldwin, Chiefs vs. Packers
  80. Riley Cooper, Eagles vs. Jets
  81. Brian Hartline, Dolphins at Bills
  82. Devin Hester, Bears vs. Seahawks — INJ, UP (ACTIVE)
  83. Lavelle Hawkins, Titans at Colts
  84. Chaz Schilens, Raiders vs. Lions — UP
  85. Donte Stallworth, Redskins at Giants
  86. Andre Caldwell, Bengals at Rams
  87. Josh Cribbs, Browns at Cardinals — INJ, DOWN
  88. Vincent Brown, Chargers vs. Ravens
  89. Eddie Royal, Broncos vs. Patriots — UP
  90. Danario Alexander, Rams vs. Bengals
  91. Chastin West, Jaguars at Falcons
  92. Austin Collie, Colts vs. Titans
  93. Braylon Edwards, 49ers vs. Steelers
  94. Kyle Williams, 49ers vs. Steelers
  95. Matt Willis, Broncos vs. Patriots
  96. Andrew Hawkins, Bengals at Rams
  97. Jordan Norwood, Browns at Cardinals
  98. Tiquan Underwood, Patriots at Broncos
  99. Patrick Crayton, Chargers vs. Ravens
  100. Mike Williams, Seahawks at Bears
  101. Ted Ginn, 49ers vs. Steelers
  102. Brad Smith, Bills vs. Dolphins
  103. Lee Evans, Ravens at Chargers
  104. Austin Pettis, Rams vs. Bengals

Not listed: Greg Jennings, Packers; Emmanuel Sanders, Steelers; Mike Thomas, Jaguars; Arrelious Benn, Buccaneers; Jacoby Ford, Raiders; Andre Johnson, Texans; Deion Branch, Patriots

 

The above player rankings are based on expectations for this week only, not for the entire season, taking into account this week's specific matchups and injuries. The initial rankings are compiled before the release of the NFL's early injury report and are updated Thursday to reflect the status of each player.

We base our rankings on the following scoring system: For skill-position players, one point for every 10 rushing/receiving yards, one point for every 30 passing yards, six points for a TD run or catch, four points for a TD pass, two points for a two-point conversion run or catch, two points for a two-point conversion pass. For kickers, three points for FGs of 18-39 yards, four points for FGs of 40-49 yards, and five points for FGs of 50-plus yards. Defensive rankings are based primarily on points allowed, yardage allowed and sack potential.

Glossary of notations

INJ — player has an injury that may affect productivity or availability.
ILL — player has an illness that may affect productivity or availability.
UP — player was moved up on draft board after original posting.
DOWN — player was moved down on draft board after original posting.
Not listed — player is temporarily sidelined due to injury or suspension but otherwise would be ranked.
ACTIVE — on game day, player has been designated active (posted shortly before kickoff, when available).
INACTIVE — on game day, player has been designated inactive (posted shortly before kickoff, when available).

Players and/or notations added after the original posting are shown in boldface.

Note: Remember to check back for late-week and weekend updates, as well as game inactives (when available) in the 90 minutes preceding the 1 p.m. Sunday kickoffs. You'll also find regular updates in our live fantasy injury reports on Sundays.