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Week 15 Fantasy Football: Top 50 Wideouts in Points-Per-Reception Leagues

Patriots receiver Wes Welker (95 catches, 1,116 yards, 4 TD) has crossed the PPR-elite threshold of six catches, 95 yards and/or one touchdown 11 times this season.
Patriots receiver Wes Welker (95 catches, 1,116 yards, 4 TD) has crossed the PPR-elite threshold of six catches, 95 yards and/or one touchdown 11 times this season.Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
Jay ClemonsFantasy Sports Lead WriterDecember 13, 2012

Here are my top 50 wide receivers for Week 15 (points-per-reception leagues).

This countdown identifies the weekend's best bets for catches, total yards, touchdowns and receiving targets—a stat that must always factor into lineup strategies with receivers, tight ends and running backs.

When it comes to crafting a weekly listing of elite wide receivers, simply follow the trail of quarterbacks primed for Week 15 glory...or wideouts with track records of success against middling pass defenses.

To view my top-50 listing of wide receivers in standard-scoring leagues, click here.

On the injury front, Jordy Nelson (hamstring) and Sidney Rice (foot) shall remain off the board for now.

Week 15: Top 50 PPR Wideouts

1. Calvin Johnson at Arizona
2. Brandon Marshall vs. Green Bay
3. Victor Cruz at Atlanta
4. Andre Johnson vs. Indianapolis
5. Reggie Wayne at Houston
6. Julio Jones vs. N.Y. Giants
7. Demaryius Thomas at Baltimore
8. Wes Welker vs. San Francisco
9. Vincent Jackson at New Orleans
10. A.J. Green at Philadelphia
11. Roddy White vs. N.Y. Giants
12. Marques Colston vs. Tampa Bay
13. Steve Smith at San Diego
14. Lance Moore vs. Tampa Bay
15. Randall Cobb at Chicago
16. Antonio Brown at Dallas
17. Miles Austin vs. Pittsburgh
18. Steve Johnson vs. Seattle (Toronto)
19. Hakeem Nicks at Atlanta
20. T.Y. Hilton at Houston
21. Dez Bryant vs. Pittsburgh
22. Danario Alexander vs. Carolina
23. Eric Decker at Baltimore
24. Josh Gordon vs. Washington
25. Kenny Britt vs. N.Y. Jets
26. Brandon Lloyd vs. San Francisco
27. Mike Wallace at Dallas
28. Justin Blackmon at Miami
29. Anquan Boldin vs. Denver
30. Jeremy Maclin vs. Cincinnati
31. Chris Givens vs. Minnesota
32. Michael Crabtree at New England
33. Donnie Avery at Houston
34. Pierre Garcon at Cleveland
35. Torrey Smith vs. Denver
36. Jason Avant vs. Cincinnati
37. Cecil Shorts at Miami
38. Brandon Gibson vs. Minnesota
39. Larry Fitzgerald vs. Detroit
40. Darrius Heyward-Bey vs. Kansas City
41. Malcom Floyd vs. Carolina
42. Greg Jennings at Chicago
43. Jonathan Baldwin at Oakland
44. Denarius Moore vs. Kansas City
45. Davone Bess vs. Jacksonville
46. Danny Amendola vs. Minnesota
47. Jeremy Kerley at Tennessee
48. Nate Washington vs. N.Y. Jets
49. Golden Tate vs. Buffalo (Toronto)
50. James Jones at Chicago
50a. Jarius Wright at St. Louis
50b. Rod Streater vs. Kansas City

Quick Hitters

1. In his last two meetings with the Colts, Andre Johnson boasts stellar averages of seven catches, 101 yards and one touchdown.

2. Since Week 2, Wes Welker is a perfect 12-for-12 in collecting eight or more targets. And for the season, he has already crossed the PPR-elite threshold of six catches, 95 yards and/or one TD 11 times.

3. How's this for a clean sweep? Since Week 10, Calvin Johnson takes honors, among his positional brethren, in catches (48), targets (74) and receiving yards (779). Regarding touchdowns, Calvin ranks third in the five-week span.

4. I have a good news/bad news proposition involving Malcom Floyd: In his last six games with the Chargers, Floyd has four touchdowns. In that span, though, he has only one game of five or more catches (Week 10 vs. Tampa Bay)...and zero outings of 70-plus receiving yards.

Jay Clemons
can be reached on Twitter, day or night, at @ATL_JayClemons.

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