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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 4

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