Fantasy football Week 15 rankings: Who to start and sit

BY Fansided and Zachary Thompson/Fansided • December 15, 2016

Keep your playoff run going with these Week 15 rankings for another great week of fantasy football.

If you are still looking for lineup help at this point in the season congratulations are probably in order since its definitely postseason time in fantasy football. To help you keep you playoff run going deep into the rest of the NFL regular season, check out my full Week 15 rankings at each of the main fantasy football positions on the following slides.

Week 15 kicks off on Thursday as the Rams and Seahawks meet in the Pacific Northwest. We get our first Saturday night game of the season as the Jets and Dolphins clash in New Jersey, and the Sunday slate of games has some interesting showdowns as well. The Patriots and Broncos face off in Denver, the Lions in New York to face the Giants, and the Colts and Vikings are some of the more interesting games that jump off the calendar. Sunday Night Football should also be a good matchup as the Bucs visit the Cowboys. The week closes out with the Josh Norman revenge game as Washington hosts the Panthers.

    Throughout the season, hopefully my  start/sit rankings here on FanSided have helped you make your lineup decisions. We’ll continue to roll them out each Thursday the rest of the season with  only minor adjustments as injury situations change leading into the weekend. As adjustments are made heading into the weekend, the rankings on the following slides will update automatically, so drop a bookmark here or check back later for the newest information before kickoff on Sunday.

    Also, make sure to set your bookmark on our fantasy football hub to get all the FanSided fantasy coverage each week and follow on Twitter @FansidedFantasy where I’ll let you know when new posts are available and do my best to answer any questions you have.

    Throughout this season FanSided has been partnering with FantasyPros.com to bring you the rankings in a new, easy-to navigate format. You can also check out some great research tools over at FantasyPros, and we’re happy to be a part of their growing network. They also have enabled us to bring you a new tool that you can find in the menu bar anywhere on FanSided.com. It’s our start/sit tool which gives you specific advice for your team.

    Thanks to the new tools you can see how my rankings stack up against the ECR (Expert Consensus Rankings) without having to surf to a bunch of other sites. Hopefully, this makes this weekly FanSided post a one-stop shop that can help you get your lineup set for Week 15 without having to visit a ton of different sites.

    The rankings on the following slides are my personal opinion on who you should start and sit this week. For each position, I’ve considered the opponent, expected workload, and overall risk of each player.

    With those reminders out of the way, let’s get rolling with my Week 15 rankings by looking at the QB spot.

    Dec 11, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) throws a pass in the first quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

    Week 15 Quarterback Rankings

    Week 15 Running Back Rankings

    2016 Fantasy Football Rankings powered by FantasyProsECR ™ – Expert Consensus Rankings
    Next: Week 15 Rankings-WR

    Dec 12, 2016; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Chris Hogan (15) catches a pass from New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (not seen) and runs for a touchdown agains the Baltimore Ravens during the second half at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

    Week 15 Wide Receiver Rankings

    2016 Fantasy Football Rankings powered by FantasyProsECR ™ – Expert Consensus Rankings
    Next: Week 15 Rankings-TE

    Dec 11, 2016; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen (88) runs after a catch while San Diego Chargers cornerback Casey Hayward (26) pursues in the third quarter at Bank of America Stadium. The Panthers defeated the Chargers 28-16. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

    Week 15 Tight End Rankings

    2016 Fantasy Football Rankings powered by FantasyProsECR ™ – Expert Consensus Rankings
    Next: Week 15 Rankings-D/ST

    Dec 11, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Leodis McKelvin (21) reacts to his interception touchdown with defensive tackle Fletcher Cox (91) and defensive end Connor Barwin (98) during the fourth quarter against the Washington Redskins at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

    Week 15 Defense/Special Teams Rankings

    2016 Fantasy Football Rankings powered by FantasyProsECR ™ – Expert Consensus Rankings
    Next: Week 15 Rankings-K

    Dec 11, 2016; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins kicker Andrew Franks (3) kicks the game winning field goal to defeat the Arizona Cardinals 26-23 at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

    Week 15 Kicker Rankings

    2016 Fantasy Football Rankings powered by FantasyProsECR ™ – Expert Consensus Rankings

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