NFL Fantasy Football Rankings Week 15: Top 60 WR for the Rest of 2010

Nick CaronAnalyst IDecember 18, 2010

HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 13:  Wide receiver Andre Johnson #80 of the Houston Texans fends off  linebacker Jameel McClain #63 of the Baltimore Ravens as he gains a first down late in the fourth quarter at Reliant Stadium on December 13, 2010 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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Andre Johnson is back on the top of the fantasy rankings this week after conceding the position to Roddy White for quite some time.

Johnson has been everything we’ve expected of him this season and has had three games of 140-plus yards receiving in his past five with four touchdowns in that span. He will have a chance to prove himself again this week as he’ll match up with Cortland Finnegan, the man who he got into a physical altercation with just a few weeks ago.

Aaron Rodgers’ injury knocks down Packers receiver Greg Jennings a few spots, down to seventh among fantasy receivers. Jennings did catch four passes for 52 yards last week and appears to be Matt Flynn’s favorite target as well, but the talent just isn’t there. Jennings is a big time deep ball receiver and the Packers are unlikely to give Flynn as many opportunities to air it out as they did for Rodgers.

Dwayne Bowe has now gone back-to-back weeks without a single fantasy point, catching just one pass for three yards in his past two games. Matt Cassel’s emergency appendectomy certainly did not help Bowe last week against the Chargers and there’s still no guarantee that he’ll play this week.

With Brodie Croyle at quarterback, the Chiefs’ offense is in complete shambles. Pay attention this week to see which quarterback is going to play this week because there may be a legitimate reason to bench Bowe if Cassel is unable to go.

Wes Welker is back to being a must-start fantasy football option and is all the way up to 10th in the rankings. His streak of four straight 10-plus fantasy point days are largely a product of the unbelievable hot streak that Tom Brady is on and even Deion Branch moves up nine spots this week because of it.

The Patriots offense looks to be perhaps the best in the league right now and Welker’s 36 receptions in five games are the kind of PPR goodness that fantasy owners have come to know and love from their favorite slot receiver.

View All of the Updated Fantasy Football Rankings at Week 15:

Quarterbacks | Running Backs | Wide Receivers | Tight Ends

1Andre JohnsonHOU21
2Roddy WhiteATL1-1
3Calvin JohnsonDET30
4DeSean JacksonPHI62
5Reggie WayneIND72
6Marques ColstonNO104
7Greg JenningsGB4-3
8Brandon LloydDEN5-3
9Mike WallacePIT90
10Wes WelkerNE144
11Dwayne BoweKC8-3
12Jeremy MaclinPHI120
13Santonio HolmesNYJ130
14Steve JohnsonBUF151
15Terrell OwensCIN11-4
16Pierre GarconIND193
17Hakeem NicksNYG236
18Anquan BoldinBAL17-1
19Mike WilliamsTB18-1
20Malcom FloydSD211
21Deion BranchNE309
22Kenny BrittTEN286
23Sidney RiceMIN16-7
24Miles AustinDAL20-4
25Larry FitzgeraldARI22-3
26Michael CrabtreeSF24-2
27Davone BessMIA292
28Santana MossWAS26-2
29Chad OchocincoCIN334
30Mario ManninghamNYG355
31Brandon MarshallMIA310
32Hines WardPIT419
33Mike ThomasJAC27-6
34Braylon EdwardsNYJ340
35Percy HarvinMIN25-10
36Mike WilliamsSEA371
37Lance MooreNO36-1
38Austin CollieIND380
39James JonesGB401
40Roy WilliamsDAL455
41Derrick MasonBAL5211
42Nate WashingtonTEN420
43Steve SmithCAR430
44Mike Sims-WalkerJAC440
45Johnny KnoxCHI461
46Donald DriverGB471
47Vincent JacksonSD6417
48Nate BurlesonDET491
49Robert MeachemNO501
50Earl BennettCHI511
51Jordan ShipleyCIN532
52Jabar GaffneyDEN542
53Ben ObomanuSEA552
54Kevin WalterHOU606
55Danny AmendolaSTL594
56Louis MurphyOAK626
57Eddie RoyalDEN570
58Brandon TateNE580
59Randy MossTEN39-20
60Jacoby JonesHOU633