It’s Week 15 and if you are still coming to AthlonSports.com for fantasy positional rankings it’s mean you are one step closer to a championship! If you made it this far you likely aren’t in too much need of lineup help, or with start/sit conundrums, but you never know.
You may be in a situation like me where you have had Jordy Nelson on the bench and now suddenly Aaron Rodgers may be back. If that is the case he may need to wiggle into your starting lineup. (See my wide receiver rankings for more on this dilemma.)
As for the rest of the Week 15 flex picture, Le’Veon Bell remains the indisputable No. 1, but LeSean McCoy (above, right) hops over Antonio Brown for me this week. McCoy has another fantastic matchup (vs. Miami), and while he may not get the same huge workload (32 carries) compared to last week, he may end up being more productive with fewer touches.
The aforementioned Nelson is near the back end of the top 50, but as soon as Rodgers is declared the starter he will jump up significantly. Remember to keep an eye on injuries and their impact on other players/positions. For example, Carson Wentz is done for the season and it’s safe to assume that Nick Foles won’t be able to run Philadelphia’s offense as well. How much does this impact Alshon Jeffery and Zach Ertz? The good news with Ertz is that he cleared concussion protocol on Wednesday and should be able to return against the Giants.
Ertz’s peers like Greg Olsen and Kyle Rudolph are on the early injury reports so their status is something that should be monitored, especially given the volatility at tight end this season.
— 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.