Week 15 Fantasy Wide Receivers To Start/Sit

Anyone still reading these articles all the way in Week 15 is either one step closer to a fantasy championship, or trying to let out their anger and frustration anger out in the consolation bracket. Either way, the wide receiver position is one that has had a lot of ups and downs this season. Here is a list of starts and sits for Week 15 fantasy wide receivers. 

Week 15 Fantasy Wide Receivers To Start/Sit


T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts

For the first 11 weeks of the season, T.Y. Hilton was nowhere to be found in the Indianapolis Colts offense. Hilton logged just one 60+ yard game during that stretch and didn’t score a single touchdown. But in his last three games Hilton has hauled in 17 of his 23 targets, for 277 yards and four touchdowns. He has finally reemerged as the reliable Indianapolis receiver everyone knows and loves and it is time to once again trust Hilton. This week he has a date with the vulnerable Houston Texans defense (he slaughtered them for 8/110/1 just two weeks ago), so expect another strong performance from the Colts long-time veteran wideout. 


Brandon Aiyuk, San Francisco 49ers

Sixteen. That’s the number of targets Brandon Aiyuk had last week against a tough Washington Football Team defense. He was able to put up a nice 10/119 stat line. With his star counterpart, Deebo Samuel, potentially missing the rest of the season, look for Aiyuk to continue to emerge as a great young star for this injury-ridden San Francisco 49ers team. In each of his past five games, he has had at least five catches and 75 yards and has averaged a 14.4 yards per reception. Aiyuk will be a top receiver play this week with an enticing matchup against an atrocious Dallas Cowboys pass defense.   


Diontae Johnson, Pittsburgh Steelers

Yes, Diontae Johnson was benched for almost half the game last week because he continued to struggle with drops (he leads the league with twelve). But Mike Tomlin’s comments and the fact that he returned to the game in the second half and caught three balls for 40 yards, should give fantasy managers confidence in the Pittsburgh Steelers go-to pass-catcher going into Week 15 against the woeful Cincinnati Bengals. Even with all of his drops in the previous five games, he still managed to see ten or more targets every week. He even still managed seven targets last week. With a Pittsburgh team looking for a ‘get-right’ game after two rough losses, Big Ben and this offense will probably be looking to get their primary wideout involved early and often in a great matchup this week.   


DeVante Parker, Miami Dolphins

With two-100 yard+ games and four touchdowns this season, DeVante Parker has been the epitome of inconsistency. After leaving the game last week against the Kansas City Chiefs with a slight hamstring injury (registering zero catches before exiting the game), his questionable status makes him an even riskier play against an improving New England Patriots defense. While his presence could definitely give other offensive players on the Miami Dolphins a boost, his production could further be limited as he will most likely see a good amount of 2019 D.P.O.Y Stephon Gilmore


Tyler Lockett, Seattle Seahawks

As noted, DeVante Parker has been difficult to count on this season, But what about the struggles of Tyler Lockett? He was drafted much earlier in most leagues (third or fourth round in general), and has possibly been even more frustrating this year. Lockett went off against the Arizona Cardinals back in Week 7 with an incredible 15/200/3 stat line. But he’s averaged only 4.5 receptions and 58 yards per game (and only scored one touchdown) since that spectacular performance almost two months ago. Last week was the icing on the cake when he had a mediocre five targets for 52 yards against the winless New York Jets, who are horrible at many things, including defending slot receivers (where Lockett generally lines up). And with the Washington Football Team defense up next, who are allowing the fourth-fewest points to wide receivers this year, it’s hard to trust Lockett this week. 

Jarvis Landry, Cleveland Browns

This is a tough one. Although he finally hit his stride after Odell Beckham Jr. went down with a season-ending ACL injury in Week 7, Jarvis Landry may not be as reliable as some fantasy managers believe going forward. After a mediocre performance last week which was overshadowed by the array of offense occurring from both teams, expect Landry to have another difficult game versus the tough pass defense of the New York Giants this week. With the run-first mindset of the Cleveland Browns and the continued emergence of young receivers, Rashard Higgins and Donovan Peoples-Jones over the past two weeks (when Baker Mayfield aired the ball out more than usual), Landry’s target share and numbers should decrease as the season progresses.

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