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Fantasy Football 2012: Week 15 Player Rankings

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Week 15 Rankings

Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

Thursday night kicks off Week 15 of the 2012 fantasy football season. For most leagues, it also kicks off the second round of the fantasy playoffs.

Just four teams remain and if you are among that final four, congratulations. If not, well, better luck next year! Since there are in fact only four teams left, it is a pretty safe bet that every remaining team is chock-full of studs. This makes setting the perfect lineup even more crucial.

I am man enough to admit that I was eliminated from the playoffs in one of my leagues last week. Gee, thanks to the Seahawks defense for scoring a whopping 41 fantasy points for my opponent. However, just because I have been eliminated doesn’t mean I’m finished.

With many fantasy owners stressing more and more each week, I offer my assistance. That assistance comes every week in the form of my player rankings. It’s quite simple. If you are in a conundrum between starting two players, why not go with the guy who is ranked higher? At the end of the day, it’s your team and you control it. I am just here offering my take, that’s all.

Well, as your quest for fantasy gold rages on, let’s take a look at the Week 15 rankings. It’s win or go home so go get that win!

Adam Pfeifer is a featured fantasy football columnist and expert for Rant Sports.

You can follow him on Twitter @aPfeiferRS.

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Week 15 Rankings: Quarterbacks

Jim O'Connor-USA TODAY Sports

1) Drew Brees vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers

2) Cam Newton @ San Diego Chargers

3) Tom Brady vs San Francisco 49ers

4) Peyton Manning @ Baltimore Ravens

5) Aaron Rodgers @ Chicago Bears

6) Josh Freeman @ New Orleans Saints

7) Matthew Stafford @ Arizona Cardinals

8) Andy Dalton @ Philadelphia Eagles

9) Matt Ryan vs New York Giants

10) Eli Manning @ Atlanta Falcons

11) Colin Kaepernick @ New England Patriots

12) Andrew Luck @ Houston Texans

13) Tony Romo vs Pittsburgh Steelers

14) Carson Palmer vs Kansas City Chiefs

15) Ben Roethlisberger @ Dallas Cowboys

16) Russell Wilson @ Buffalo Bills

17) Matt Schaub vs Indianapolis Colts

18) Phillip Rivers vs Carolina Panthers

19) Brandon Weeden vs Washington Redskins

20) Joe Flacco vs Denver Broncos

21) Ryan Fitzpatrick vs Seattle Seahawks

22) Sam Bradford vs Minnesota Vikings

23) Jay Cutler vs Green Bay Packers

24) Nick Foles vs Cincinnati Bengals

25) Kirk Cousins @ Cleveland Browns

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Week 15 Rankings: Running Backs

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

1) Adrian Peterson @ St. Louis Rams

2) Arian Foster vs Indianapolis Colts

3) Doug Martin @ New Orleans Saints

4) Jamaal Charles @ Oakland Raiders

5) Ray Rice vs Denver Broncos

6) Marshawn Lynch @ Buffalo Bills

7) Alfred Morris @ Cleveland Browns

8) Trent Richardson vs Washington Redskins

9) Chris Johnson vs New York Jets

10) C.J. Spiller vs Seattle Seahawks

11) Matt Forte vs Green Bay Packers

12) BenJarvus Green-Ellis @ Philadelphia Eagles

13) Frank Gore @ New England Patriots

14) Knowshon Moreno @ Baltimore Ravens

15) David Wilson @ Atlanta Falcons

16) Bryce Brown vs Cincinnati Bengals

17) Stevan Ridley vs San Francisco 49ers

18) Darren McFadden vs Kansas City Chiefs

19) Steven Jackson vs Minnesota Vikings

20) DeMarco Murray vs Pittsburgh Steelers

21) Ryan Mathews vs Carolina Panthers

22) Reggie Bush vs Jacksonville Jaguars

23) Jonathan Dwyer @ Dallas Cowboys

24) Ahmad Bradshaw @ Atlanta Falcons

25) Shonn Greene @ Tennessee Titans

26) Darren Sproles vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers

27) Mikel Leshoure @ Arizona Cardinals

28) Bilal Powell @ Tennessee Titans

29) Michael Turner vs New York Giants

30) Vick Ballard @ Houston Texans

31) Montell Owens @ Miami Dolphins

32) Joique Bell @ Arizona Cardinals

33) DeAngelo Williams @ San Diego Chargers

34) Beanie Wells vs Detroit Lions

35) Jacquizz Rodgers vs New York Giants

36) Alex Green @ Chicago Bears

37) Daniel Thomas vs Jacksonville Jaguars

38) Pierre Thomas vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers

39) Mark Ingram vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers

40) Marcel Reece vs Kansas City Chiefs

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Week 15 Rankings: Wide Receivers

Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

1) Calvin Johnson @ Arizona Cardinals

2) A.J. Green @ Philadelphia Eagles

3) Vincent Jackson @ New Orleans Saints

4) Demaryius Thomas @ Baltimore Ravens

5) Roddy White vs New York Giants

6) Brandon Marshall vs Green Bay Packers

7) Andre Johnson vs Indianapolis Colts

8) Julio Jones vs New York Giants

9) Marques Colston vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers

10) Victor Cruz @ Atlanta Falcons

11) Reggie Wayne @ Houston Texans

12) Wes Welker vs San Francisco 49ers

13) Randall Cobb @ Chicago Bears

14) Danario Alexander vs Carolina Panthers

15) Steve Smith @ San Diego Chargers

16) Lance Moore vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers

17) Hakeem Nicks @ Atlanta Falcons

18) Mike Wallace @ Dallas Cowboys

19) Dez Bryant vs Pittsburgh Steelers

20) Eric Decker @ Baltimore Ravens

21) Mike Williams @ New Orleans Saints

22) Cecil Shorts @ Miami Dolphins

23) Miles Austin vs Pittsburgh Steelers

24) Pierre Garcon @ Cleveland Browns

25) Josh Gordon vs Washington Redskins

26) Stevie Johnson vs Seattle Seahawks

27) Greg Jennings @ Chicago Bears

28) Denarius Moore vs Kansas City Chiefs

29) Sidney Rice @ Buffalo Bills

30) Torrey Smith vs Denver Broncos

31) T.Y. Hilton @ Houston Texans

32) Justin Blackmon @ Miami Dolphins

33) Danny Amendola vs Minnesota Vikings

34) Michael Crabtree @ New England Patriots

35) Brandon Lloyd vs San Francisco 49ers

36) Kenny Britt vs New York Jets

37) Jeremy Maclin vs Cincinnati Bengals

38) Larry Fitzgerald vs Detroit Lions

39) Golden Tate @ Buffalo Bils

40) Chris Givens vs Minnesota Vikings

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Week 15 Rankings: Tight Ends

Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

1) Jimmy Graham vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers

2) Aaron Hernandez vs San Francisco 49ers

3) Tony Gonzalez vs New York Giants

4) Jason Witten vs Pittsburgh Steelers

5) Owen Daniels vs Indianapolis Colts

6) Brandon Myers vs Kansas City Chiefs

7) Heath Miller @ Dallas Cowboys

8) Martellus Bennett @ Arizona Cardinals

9) Greg Olsen @ San Diego Chargers

10) Jermaine Gresham @ Philadelphia Eagles

11) Dennis Pitta vs Denver Broncos

12) Kyle Rudolph @ St. Louis Rams

13) Vernon Davis @ New England Patriots

14) Antonio Gates vs Carolina Panthers

15) Benjamin Watson vs Washington Redskins

16) Jermichael Finley @ Chicago Bears

17) Scott Chandler vs Seattle Seahawks

18) Tony Scheffler @ Arizona Cardinals

19) Dallas Clark @ New Orleans Saints

20) Marcedes Lewis @ Miami Dolphins

21) Jacob Tamme @ Baltimore Ravens

22) Tony Moeaki @ Oakland Raiders

23) Brandon Pettigrew @ Arizona Cardinals

24) Clay Harbor vs Cincinnati Bengals

25) Craig Stevens vs New York Jets

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Week 15 Rankings: D/ST

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

1) Seattle Seahawks @ Buffalo Bills

2) Cincinnati Bengals @ Philadelphia Eagles

3) New York Jets @ Tennessee Titans

4) Denver Broncos @ Baltimore Ravens

5) St. Louis Rams vs Minnesota Vikings

6) Detroit Lions @ Arizona Cardinals

7) Pittsburgh Steelers @ Dallas Cowboys

8) Green Bay Packers @ Chicago Bears

9) Houston Texans vs Indianapolis Colts

10) Miami Dolphins vs Jacksonville Jaguars

11) Chicago Bears vs Green Bay Packers

12) New England Patriots vs San Francisco 49ers

13) Tennessee Titans vs New York Jets

14) Arizona Cardinals vs Detroit Lions

15) San Francisco 49ers @ New England Patriots

16) San Diego Chargers vs Carolina Panthers

17) Atlanta Falcons vs New York Giants

18) Dallas Cowboys vs Pittsburgh Steelers

19) Carolina Panthers @ San Diego Chargers

20) Kansas City Chiefs @ Oakland Raiders

21) Baltimore Ravens vs Denver Broncos

22) Buffalo Bills vs Seattle Seahawks

23) Oakland Raiders vs Kansas City Chiefs

24) Cleveland Browns vs Washington Redskins

25) New York Giants @ Atlanta Falcons

26) Minnesota Vikings @ St. Louis Rams

27) Jacksonville Jaguars @ Miami Dolphins

28) Washington Redskins @ Cleveland Browns

29) Indianapolis Colts @ Houston Texans

30) Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ New Orleans Saints

31) Philadelphia Eagles vs Cincinnati Bengals

32) New Orleans Saints vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers