MIAMI, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Alshon Jeffery and A.J. Green could both return to the football field sooner than later. But should you start them?
Taking risks is part of fantasy football, but managing that risk appropriately can mean the difference between a win and a loss.
To help you figure out who to sit or start at the position, and give you a shot at getting to the fantasy football championship, take a look at my top 50 wide receivers for Week 15. You can also view my add/drops for the week and more positional rankings in the links below.
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins scored his first touchdown of the season last week. His snaps have ramped up and the Bills are hosting the Cleveland Browns. Watkins could break into WR1 territory this week, but is safely a WR2 for the remainder of the season. He had 54 yards on four receptions last week and is booked for a huge Week 15. The Browns have allowed the third-most touchdowns to wide receivers.
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill has been a very welcomed spark for his team's offense. The Chiefs battle the Tennessee Titans in Week 15, a defense allowing the most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers. Hill touches the ball in so many different situations, meaning he has more opportunities to reward you with fantasy points. Last week's Week 14 explosion marked the second time this season he has scored an offensive and return touchdown in the same game. I have a hunch that Hill puts up WR1 numbers in this spot.
San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers must turn to wide receiver Tyrell Williams this week against the Oakland Raiders. Without Melvin Gordon and a reliable rushing attack, Rivers will be forced to throw in this AFC West bout. Williams had scored in four consecutive games going into his Week 14 contest. He is always a threat to score and should be very active in this matchup. The Raiders are allowing the fifth-most receiving yards to wide receivers. Williams is a WR1.
If you were lucky enough to snipe Alshon Jeffery off of the waiver wire, this could be the week to use him. I have Jeffery ranked as a WR2 in deeper leagues against the Green Bay Packers. Jeffery should have fresh legs after sitting out for a month due to a suspension. The Packers are allowing the fourth-most fantasy points to wide receivers. Jeffery should put up WR2 numbers in this bout.
Washington Redskins speedster DeSean Jackson is always a boom-or-bust play, but he has been pretty consistent lately. I like Jackson as a WR2 in deeper leagues this week against a Carolina Panthers secondary allowing the sixth-most fantasy points to wide receivers. Jackson is always a threat to break loose. He has three touchdowns in his last four games and exploded for 102 yards and a score on just three catches last week against the Philadelphia Eagles. Jackson is a WR2/WR3 this week.
Eagles wide receiver Jordan Matthews was unimpressive last week, but was nursing an injury. With another week of rest, I expect Matthews to take advantage of a Baltimore Ravens defense allowing the most touchdowns to opposing wide receivers. Even if Matthews doesn't score, he will be a reliable target for quarterback Carson Wentz. Matthews is a WR3 in this matchup.
|1||Antonio Brown||Pittsburgh Steelers||at Cincinnati|
|2||Dez Bryant||Dallas Cowboys||vs. Tampa Bay|
|3||Odell Beckham Jr.||New York Giants||vs. Detroit|
|4||Jordy Nelson||Green Bay Packers||at Chicago|
|5||Mike Evans||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||at Dallas|
|6||Sammy Watkins||Buffalo Bills||vs. Cleveland|
|7||Amari Cooper||Oakland Raiders||at San Diego|
|8||Tyreek Hill||Kansas City Chiefs||vs. Tennessee|
|9||Larry Fitzgerald||Arizona Cardinals||vs. New Orleans|
|10||Tyrell Williams||San Diego Chargers||vs. Oakland|
|11||T.Y. Hilton||Indianapolis Colts||at Minnesota|
|12||Demaryius Thomas||Denver Broncos||vs. New England|
|13||Davante Adams||Green Bay Packers||at Chicago|
|14||Doug Baldwin||Seattle Seahawks||vs. Los Angeles|
|15||Emmanuel Sanders||Denver Broncos||vs. New England|
|16||Michael Crabtree||Oakland Raiders||at San Diego|
|17||Stefon Diggs||Minnesota Vikings||vs. Indianapolis|
|18||Alshon Jeffery||Chicago Bears||vs. Green Bay|
|19||Golden Tate||Detroit Lions||at New York Giants|
|20||Brandin Cooks||New Orleans Saints||at Arizona|
|21||DeSean Jackson||Washington Redskins||vs. Carolina|
|22||Julian Edelman||New England Patriots||at Denver|
|23||Jamison Crowder||Washington Redskins||vs. Carolina|
|24||Allen Robinson||Jacksonville Jaguars||at Houston|
|25||Dontrelle Inman||San Diego Chargers||vs. Oakland|
|26||Michael Thomas||New Orleans Saints||at Arizona|
|27||Jarvis Landry||Miami Dolphins||at New York Jets|
|28||Terrelle Pryor||Cleveland Browns||at Buffalo|
|29||Steve Smith||Baltimore Ravens||vs. Philadelphia|
|30||DeAndre Hopkins||Houston Texans||vs. Jacksonville|
|31||Brandon Marshall||New York Jets||vs. Miami|
|32||Jordan Matthews||Philadelphia Eagles||at Baltimore|
|33||Malcolm Mitchell||New England Patriots||at Denver|
|34||Rishard Matthews||Tennessee Titans||at Kansas City|
|35||Taylor Gabriel||Atlanta Falcons||vs. San Francisco|
|36||Kelvin Benjamin||Carolina Panthers||at Washington|
|37||Randall Cobb||Green Bay Packers||at Chicago|
|38||Willie Snead||New Orleans Saints||at Arizona|
|39||Kenny Stills||Miami Dolphins||at New York Jets|
|40||Tyler Boyd||Cincinnati Bengals||vs. Pittsburgh|
|41||Mike Wallace||Baltimore Ravens||vs. Philadelphia|
|42||Kenny Britt||Los Angeles Rams||at Seattle|
|43||Will Fuller||Houston Texans||vs. Jacksonville|
|44||Adam Thielen||Minnesota Vikings||vs. Indianapolis|
|45||Sterling Shepard||New York Giants||vs. Detroit|
|46||Donte Moncrief||Indianapolis Colts||at Minnesota|
|47||Pierre Garcon||Washington Redskins||vs. Carolina|
|48||Devante Parker||Miami Dolphins||at New York Jets|
|49||Corey Coleman||Cleveland Browns||at Buffalo|
|50||J.J. Nelson||Arizona Cardinals||vs. New Orleans|