Week 15 Fantasy Football Rankings: Five Best WR Options

Pete SchauerCorrespondent IDecember 10, 2012

JACKSONVILLE, FL - NOVEMBER 04:   Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions in action during the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field on November 4, 2012 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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Now that you're in the playoffs and looking to bring a fantasy football championship home, you have to make sure you're putting the best possible players in your lineup to ensure victory on Sundays.

Often times, wide receivers can either make or break your fantasy matchup for the week.

To avoid lineup mismanagement and overall league embarrassment, here are the top five fantasy wide receivers for Week 15.


5. Julio Jones

Week 14 Stats: Five receptions, 66 yards and a TD

Playing against a New York Giants pass defense that are no strangers to giving up big plays, Julio Jones should be in for a good day in Week 15.

New York has allowed more than 3,500 yards and 20 TDs to opposing receivers, and if there's anyone who can increase that total, it's Julio Jones.

Jones has had a propensity for torching NFC East defenses this season and you can look for that trend to continue at home against the G-Men on Sunday afternoon.


4. Vincent Jackson

Week 14 Stats: Six receptions, 131 yards and a TD

Aside from being one of the most dominant wide receivers in the NFL, Vincent Jackson has a good matchup on his side.

Jackson's Tampa Bay Buccaneers will face a horrific New Orleans Saints defense in Week 15, a Saints D that has allowed 27 receiving TDs and an average of more than 297 YPG.

Jackson had a monster game against New Orleans in Week 7, catching seven passes for 216 yards and a TD, making him one of the best wideout options in Week 15.

3. Andre Johnson

Week 14 Stats: TBA

No one had a better two-week receiving stretch than Andre Johnson did in Weeks 11 and 12, as Johnson combined for 23 receptions, 461 yards and a touchdown.

Playing at home against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 15, you have to like Johnson's chances of a big day, as the Colts' D has surrendered 22 TDs and more than 3,200 yards to opposing receivers.

Now with six seasons of at least 1,000 receiving yards, Johnson should be deemed a threat every time he lines up.


2. A.J. Green

Week 14 Stats: Three receptions for 44 yards

I'll go ahead and say that A.J. Green may be the most explosive wide receiver in the NFL today.

Green's 10 receiving touchdowns lead all wideouts and are tied for first with New England Patriots' tight end Rob Gronkowski and his 1,151 receiving yards are good for fifth-most in the NFL.

Against a Philadelphia passing defense that has given up 25 touchdowns through the air, it should be another successful day for Green and the Bengals.

1. Calvin Johnson

Week 14 Stats: 10 receptions for 118 yards

Week 15's top-ranked wide receiver is none other than Calvin "Megatron" Johnson.

Johnson leads the NFL with 1,546 receiving yards, averaging 119 YPG and scoring five touchdowns this season.

His 30 plays of 20 yards or more leads the league and his 73 first downs (No. 1 in NFL) make him QB Matthew Stafford's primary target.

Johnson will be up against a surprisingly good Arizona Cardinals pass defense, but against a beast like Johnson, that's not going to matter too much. 


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