2011 PPR Fantasy Football Week 15: Flex-Play (RB, WR) Playoff Rankings

Sean E. Douglas@@seanfantasyinfoSenior Writer IIIDecember 13, 2011

JACKSONVILLE, FL - DECEMBER 11:  Maurice Jones-Drew #32 of the Jacksonville Jaguars celebrates following a touchdown during the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers  at EverBank Field on December 11, 2011 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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Maurice Jones-Drew @ Falcons 

Count me in as one of the non-believers in Maurice Jones-Drew’s odds of performing at a high level this year. Coming off micro-fracture knee surgery in the offseason, I was concerned that Jones-Drew was likely to bust for fantasy owners down the stretch. It was hard to imagine he would play this well after so many touches on a knee like that.

Not only is Jones-Drew playing well, but even Marques Colston is fresh off a two-touchdown performance, and he had the same surgery this off-season as well.

Perhaps these performances are challenging my beliefs. Maybe today's doctors can perform the surgery, and the players can rehab from the injury; it's getting to a point of predictability that it’s easy for players to return for a strong full season.

Whatever the reasons for MJD’s success, it’s clear that the league-leader in rushing isn’t going away after his four-touchdown performance against the Buccaneers. And he’s worthy of a top-five ranking on my PPR flex-play rankings, despite playing a respectable Falcons run defense.


Nate Washington @ Colts 

The Titans rookie QB, Jake Locker, is likely to start this week, and in his short work on the field thus far, we should feel good about Nate Washington’s odds to remain Locker’s favorite target.

Washington has hauled in all three of Locker’s career touchdown passes. A must-start if healthy, Washington is worth the injury risk, as his upside against the Colts is a possible WR-1 performance like last week against the Saints. Keep an eye on Washington’s status (ankle, back) through the week.

More WK 15 PPR Rankings – QB | RB | WR | Waivers | Start/Sit |

1 Arian Foster Panthers
2 Ray Rice @ Chargers
3 Shonn Greene @ Eagles
4 Maurice Jones-Drew @ Falcons
5 Reggie Bush @ Bills
6 Marshawn Lynch @ Bears
7 LeSean McCoy Jets
8 Chris Johnson @ Colts
9 Felix Jones @ Buccaneers
10 Percy Harvin Saints
11 Wes Welker @ Broncos
12 Jordy Nelson @ Chiefs
13 A.J. Green @ Rams
14 Calvin Johnson @ Raiders
15 Roy Helu @ Giants
16 Adrian Peterson (I) Saints
17 Roddy White Jaguars
18 Hakeem Nicks Redskins
19 Marques Colston @ Vikings
20 Victor Cruz Redskins
21 Cedric Benson @ Rams
22 Ryan Mathews Ravens
23 Michael Turner (I) Jaguars
24 Larry Fitzgerald Browns
25 Steve Smith @ Texans
26 Steve Johnson (I) Dolphins
27 Brandon Marshall @ Bills
28 Michael Bush Lions
29 Beanie Wells Browns
30 Marion Barber Seahawks
31 Antonio Brown @ 49ers
32 Michael Crabtree Steelers
33 Julio Jones Jaguars
34 Mike Wallace @ 49ers
35 Dez Bryant @ Buccaneers
36 Miles Austin @ Buccaneers
37 Vincent Jackson Ravens
38 Brandon Jacobs (I) Redskins
39 Ryan Grant @ Chiefs
40 Steven Jackson Bengals
41 BenJarvus Green-Ellis @ Broncos
42 Anquan Boldin @ Chargers
43 Torrey Smith @ Chargers
44 Santonio Holmes @ Eagles
45 Demaryius Thomas Patriots
46 Santana Moss @ Giants
47 Nate Washington (I) @ Colts
48 Willis McGahee (I) Patriots
49 Frank Gore (I) Steelers
50 Darren Sproles @ Vikings
51 C.J. Spiller Dolphins
52 Laurent Robinson @ Buccaneers
53 Mike Williams (TB) Cowboys
54 Dwayne Bowe Packers
55 Jabar Gaffney @ Giants
56 LeGarrette Blount Cowboys
57 Ben Tate Panthers
58 DeAngelo Williams @ Texans
59 Eric Decker Patriots
60 James Jones @ Chiefs
61 Brandon Lloyd Bengals
62 Rashard Mendenhall @ 49ers
63 DeSean Jackson Jets
64 Peyton Hillis (I) @ Cardinals
65 LaDainian Tomlinson @ Eagles
66 Pierre Thomas @ Vikings
67 Danny Woodhead @ Broncos
68 Jonathan Stewart @ Texans
69 Golden Tate @ Bears
70 Donald Driver @ Chiefs
71 Early Doucet Browns
72 Mario Manningham (I) Redskins
73 Donald Brown Titans
74 Ahmad Bradshaw (I) Redskins
75 Deion Branch @ Broncos