DeAndre Hopkins leads the NFL with 11 touchdown catches this season
Week 15 is here and if you are still in need of fantasy positional rankings, congratulations as it means you are still alive to play another week. It also means you are a win away from playing for a championship.
I myself am in the hunt in three leagues and I’m hoping for the best. But as we have seen on multiple occasions, you never know in fantasy football. I know of at least one owner who had the best record, most points but he lost his playoff game (no bye week, I know, long story) because Tom Brady, Alvin Kamara and Jimmy Graham didn’t do their parts.
As for the wide receiver landscape for Week 15, the unstoppable DeAndre Hopkins is set to face his toughest matchup (at Jacksonville), although the Seahawks had some success throwing the ball on the Jaguars last week. To add to the challenge for Hopkins is that he may be without his starting quarterback with Tom Savage in concussion protocol. Either way, Hopkins has been the Texans’ offense this season and is a top-five lock.
Other situations that bear watching is how Jordy Nelson (above, right) does should Aaron Rodgers return. If Rodgers is back, Nelson will be a top-10 play. If it’s still Brett Hundley, it’s hard to put Nelson I the top 20. For now, I’m splitting the difference (happy medium). And that doesn’t even address the “rust” question for Rodgers or the matchup against a Carolina defense that roughed up Case Keenum last week. So many questions when it comes to Nelson.
Other wideouts like Josh Gordon, Dede Westbrook, Cooper Kupp and JuJu Smith-Schuster are all in my top 35 this week and should make solid WR2/flex plays this week. If you made it this far you are likely rolling with what has worked so far, so don’t overthink things and good luck!
— Rankings by Chris Meyers, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network and a member of the FSWA. Meyers' work appears on many other sites, including socalledfantasyexperts.com. Follow him on Twitter @FantsyChillpony.