2015 Fantasy Football: Week 15 Fantasy Wide Receiver Rankings

New York Giants second-year wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. currently owns the franchise record for the longest streak of 100-yard receiving games.

With seven catches for 166 yards and two touchdowns on Monday Night Football, Beckham extended his streak to six games.

During that six-game stretch, OBJ has a total of 43 catches for 796 yards and eight touchdowns on 76 targets. Not only does he have double-digit fantasy points in each of those games, but Beckham has scored a minimum of 20.2 fantasy points in each of his past three games.

Through 25 NFL games, he has 176 receptions for 2,625 yards and 24 touchdowns plus 38 rushing yards. In addition, he has at least 100 receiving yards in 15 (or 60 percent) of those 25 games.

OBJ faces his biggest challenge this weekend, however.

Not only do the Panthers allow the ninth-fewest fantasy points to opposing receivers, but Josh Norman has arguably emerged as the league's best cornerback. The Panthers have allowed only two 100-yard receivers this season -- Vincent Jackson in Week 4 and Brandin Cooks in Week 13.

Despite the matchup, OBJ is still a top-two fantasy wide receiver for me in Week 15.

Here are some more fantasy football notes on wide receivers:

  • Even with Atlanta's recent offensive struggles, Julio Jones still leads the NFL in receptions (109) and receiving yards (1,426). Over his past eight games, Jones has 88-plus yards in seven games. With a five-game scoring drought, Jones has finished as the WR50, WR31 and WR27 in his past three games, respectively. The Jags rank 25th in the NFL in passing defense and Jones could be in store for a bounce-back fantasy performance this week.

  • Buffalo's Sammy Watkins is one of the league's more inconsistent fantasy wide receivers, but he has now had three strong outings in a row. Against the Eagles on Sunday, Watkins had five catches for 81 yards and a touchdown on a season-high 12 targets. Over that three-game span, he has a total of 348 yards and four touchdowns and an average of 19.63 fantasy points per game.

  • Since a four-game stretch with exactly three catches and no more than six targets per game, Kansas City's Jeremy Maclin has a minimum of six catches and nine targets in three consecutive games. During that three-game span, Maclin has a total of 24/323/3 on his 30 targets. This week, Maclin and the Chiefs face a Ravens secondary that has allowed the most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers this season.

  • Over his past nine games, Arizona's John Brown has finished as a top-30 fantasy wide receiver in eight games. In five of those nine games, he has finished as a top-15 fantasy receiver. Brown is set up for another big week as the Eagles have allowed the second-most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers this season.

  • Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall has at least 125 receiving yards in three consecutive games and has scored a touchdown (or two) in six consecutive games. In fact, he has at least 100 yards and/or a touchdown in all but one game this season. On the year, only OBJ, Antonio Brown and DeAndre Hopkins have more fantasy points than Marshall. That said, the Cowboys have done a decent job at limiting fantasy points to opposing receivers (fourth-fewest) this year.

  • Last but not least, Seattle's Doug Baldwin has (unexpectedly) become one of the most dominant fantasy wide receivers in the league. Baldwin has finished as a top-three fantasy receiver in three consecutive games and a top-five performer in four of his past five. During that five-game stretch, he has a total of 30 receptions for 515 yards and nine touchdowns. (In his first eight games, he had a total of only 31/345/2.) The Browns have allowed the fifth-most fantasy points to opposing receivers this season.

Below you find my Week 15 Fantasy Football WR Rankings:

1. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons (at JAX)
2. Odell Beckham, New York Giants (vs. CAR)
3. A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals (at SF)
4. Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions (at NO)
5. Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers (vs. DEN)
6. Brandon Marshall, New York Jets (at DAL)
7. DeAndre Hopkins, Houston Texans (at SEA)
8. Alshon Jeffery, Chicago Bears (at MIN)
9. Allen Robinson, Jacksonville Jaguars (vs. ATL)
10. Doug Baldwin, Seattle Seahawks (vs. CLE)
11. Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos (at PIT)
12. Eric Decker, New York Jets (at DAL)
13. Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals (at PHI)
14. Jeremy Maclin, Kansas City Chiefs (at BAL)
15. John Brown, Arizona Cardinals (at PHI)
16. Sammy Watkins, Buffalo Bills (at WAS)
17. Jarvis Landry, Miami Dolphins (at SD)
18. Brandin Cooks, New Orleans Saints (vs. DET)
19. Martavis Bryant, Pittsburgh Steelers (vs. DEN)
20. Allen Hurns, Jacksonville Jaguars (vs. ATL)
21. Amari Cooper, Oakland Raiders (vs. GB)
22. Michael Floyd, Arizona Cardinals (at PHI)
23. Danny Amendola, New England Patriots (vs. TEN)
24. Golden Tate, Detroit Lions (at NO)
25. T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts (vs. HOU)
26. Michael Crabtree, Oakland Raiders (vs. GB)
27. Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers (at OAK)
28. Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys (vs. NYJ)
29. Emmanuel Sanders, Denver Broncos (at PIT)
30. Tyler Lockett, Seattle Seahawks (vs. CLE)
31. Kamar Aiken, Baltimore Ravens (vs. KC)
32. Ted Ginn, Carolina Panthers (at NYG)
33. DeSean Jackson, Washington Redskins (vs. BUF)
34. DeVante Parker, Miami Dolphins (at SD)
35. Willie Snead, New Orleans Saints (vs. DET)
36. Anquan Boldin, San Francisco 49ers (vs. CIN)
37. Jordan Matthews, Philadelphia Eagles (vs. ARI)
38. Marvin Jones, Cincinnati Bengals (at SF)
39. Brandon LaFell, New England Patriots (vs. TEN)
40. Travis Benjamin, Cleveland Browns (at SEA)
41. Donte Moncrief, Indianapolis Colts (vs. HOU)
42. Dorial Green-Beckham, Tennessee Titans (at NE)
43. Stefon Diggs, Minnesota Vikings (vs. CHI)
44. James Jones, Green Bay Packers (at OAK)
45. Cecil Shorts, Houston Texans (at SEA)
46. Malcom Floyd, San Diego Chargers (vs. MIA)
47. Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers (at OAK)
48. Markus Wheaton, Pittsburgh Steelers (vs. DEN)
49. Pierre Garcon, Washington Redskins (vs. BUF)
50. Nate Washington, Houston Texans (at SEA)

* Note: Bucs/Rams wide receivers have been removed from these rankings.

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