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Week 15 Fantasy Football: Player Rankings

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Week 15 Player Rankings

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

If you’re still alive in Week 15 of the fantasy football season then the importance of accurately preparing your lineup is incredibly important. Only the best of the best are remaining and in all likelihood you’re just one step away from the championship. Being crowned champion is what it’s all about. All the emotion, dedication and research of a long season come down to these last two weeks.

This slideshow offers rankings based on extensive research of statistical trends. Matchups, recent performances, player tendencies and injuries are all taken into account to ensure that you are provided with the most accurate information on the web.

After scanning through the remaining teams in my leagues, it raises awareness of the talent from top to bottom on their rosters and also stashed away on the bench. These teams have spent the entire season accumulating as many players as possible that can serve come playoff time. That makes the decision of who to start even more difficult. Stars get injured and players emerge out of nowhere to save your season. Only the best owners with the eye for talent and ability to anticipate sleeper performances have the honor of competing for fantasy’s top prize.

With that I will say good luck to all of the owners still competing for the bragging rights, trophies and prize money. Hopefully we will see you back here next week as you prepare for the championship.

Email me your fantasy lineup questions at for my Weekend Walkthrough column, posted weekly on Sunday afternoons. The column is dedicated to serving readers and addressing your fantasy needs.

You can also follow me on twitter @marchmadness26.

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Quarterback Rankings

Jim O'Connor-USA TODAY Sports

1. Drew Brees vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

2. Aaron Rodgers @ Chicago Bears

3. Cam Newton @ San Diego Chargers

4. Peyton Manning @ Baltimore Ravens

5. Tom Brady vs. San Francisco 49ers

6. Josh Freeman @ New Orleans Saints

7. Matthew Stafford @ Arizona Cardinals

8. Eli Manning @ Atlanta Falcons

9. Ben Roethlisberger @ Dallas Cowboys

10. Andy Dalton @ Philadelphia Eagles

11. Colin Kaepernick @ New England Patriots

12. Robert Griffin III @ Cleveland Browns

13. Joe Flacco vs. Denver Broncos

14. Matt Ryan vs. New York Giants

15. Andrew Luck @ Houston Texans

16. Tony Romo vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

17. Matt Schaub vs. Indianapolis Colts

18. Carson Palmer vs. Kansas City Chiefs

19. Brandon Weeden vs. Washington Redkins

20. Jake Locker vs. New York Jets

21. Philip Rivers vs. Carolina Panthers

22. Jay Cutler vs. Green Bay Packers

23. Russell Wilson @ Buffalo Bills

24. Ryan Fitzpatrick vs. Seattle Seahawks

25. Chad Henne @ Miami Dolphins

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Running Back Rankings

Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

1. Adrian Peterson @ St. Louis Rams

2. Doug Martin @ New Orleans Saints

3. Arian Foster vs. Indianapolis Colts

4. Jamaal Charles @ Oakland Raiders

5. Marshawn Lynch @ Buffalo Bills

6. David Wilson @ Atlanta Falcons

7. Trent Richardson vs. Washington Redskins

8. Matt Forte vs. Green Bay Packers

9. Alfred Morris @ Cleveland Browns

10. Ray Rice vs. Denver Broncos

11. C.J. Spiller vs. Seattle Seahawks

12. Chris Johnson vs. New York Jets

13. Jonathan Dwyer @ Dallas Cowboys

14. Frank Gore @ New England Patriots

15. Stevan Ridley vs. San Francisco 49ers

16. Reggie Bush vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

17. Mikel Leshoure @ Arizona Cardinals

18. Darren Sproles vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

19. BenJarvus Green-Ellis @ Philadelphia Eagles

20. DeMarco Murray vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

21. Ryan Mathews vs. Carolina Panthers

22. Shonn Greene @ Tennessee Titans

23. Steven Jackson vs. Minnesota Vikings

24. Darren McFadden vs. Kansas City Chiefs

25. Bryce Brown vs. Cincinnati Bengals

26. Knowshon Moreno @ Baltimore Ravens

27. Michael Turner vs. New York Giants

28. DeAngelo Williams @ San Diego Chargers

29. Bilal Powell @ Tennessee Titans

30. Pierre Thomas vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Wide Receiver Rankings

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

1. Vincent Jackson @ New Orleans Saints

2. A.J. Green @ Philadelphia Eagles

3. Brandon Marshall vs. Green Bay Packers

4. Calvin Johnson @ Arizona Cardinals

5. Victor Cruz @ Arizona Cardinals

6. Demaryius Thomas @ Baltimore Ravens

7. Andre Johnson vs. Indianapolis Colts

8. Marques Colston vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

9. Julio Jones vs. New York Giants

10. Danario Alexander vs. Carolina Panthers

11. Reggie Wayne @ Houston Texans

12. Steve Smith @ San Diego Chargers

13. Mike Wallace @ Dallas Cowboys

14. Wes Welker vs. San Francisco 49ers

15. Hakeem Nicks @ Atlanta Falcons

16. Randall Cobb @ Chicago Bears

17. Roddy White vs. New York Giants

18. Miles Austin vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

19. Greg Jennings @ Chicago Bears

20. Eric Decker @ Baltimore Ravens

21. Torrey Smith vs. Denver Broncos

22. Mike Williams @ New Orleans Saints

23. Kenny Britt vs. New York Jets

24. Cecil Shorts @ Miami Dolphins

25. Pierre Garcon @ Cleveland Browns

26. Josh Gordon vs. Washington Redskins

27. Dez Bryant vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

28. Lance Moore vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

29. Golden Tate @ Buffalo Bills

30. Danny Amendola vs. Minnesota Vikings

31. Malcom Floyd vs. Carolina Panthers

32. Michael Crabtree @ New England Patriots

33. Stevie Johnson vs. Seattle Seahawks

34. Braylon Edwards @ Tennessee Titans

35. Denarius Moore vs. Kansas City Chiefs

36. Jeremy Maclin vs. Cincinnati Bengals

37. Brandon Lloyd vs. San Francisco 49ers

38. Larry Fitzgerald vs. Detroit Lions

39. Antonio Brown @ Dallas Cowboys

40. T.Y. Hilton @ Houston Texans

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Tight End Rankings

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

1. Jimmy Graham vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

2. Aaron Hernandez vs. San Francisco 49ers

3. Jason Witten vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

4. Owen Daniels vs. Indianapolis Colts

5. Tony Gonzalez vs. New York Giants

6. Heath Miller @ Dallas Cowboys

7. Martellus Bennett @ Atlanta Falcons

8. Brandon Myers vs. Kansas City Chiefs

9. Greg Olsen @ San Diego Chargers

10. Vernon Davis @ New England Patriots

11. Antonio Gates vs. Carolina Panthers

12. Kyle Rudolph @ St. Louis Rams

13. Dennis Pitta vs. Denver Broncos

14. Jermaine Gresham @ Philadelphia Eagles

15. Dallas Clark @ New Orleans Saints

16. Jacob Tamme @ Baltimore Ravens

17. Marcedes Lewis @ Miami Dolphins

18. Benjamin Watson vs. Washington Redskins

19. Tony Scheffler @ Arizona Cardinals

20. Scott Chandler vs. Seattle Seahawks

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Defense Rankings

Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

1. Detroit Lions @ Arizona Cardinals

2. Cincinnati Bengals @ Philadelphia Eagles

3. Seattle Seahawks @ Buffalo Bills

4. Houston Texans vs. Indianapolis Colts

5. St. Louis Rams vs. Minnesota Vikings

6. Miami Dolphins vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

7. New York Jets @ Tennessee Titans

8. Denver Broncos @ Baltimore Ravens

9. Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers

10. Green Bay Packers @ Chicago Bears

11. New England Patriots vs. San Francisco 49ers

12. Tennessee Titans vs. New York Jets

13. Minnesota Vikings @ St. Louis Cardinals

14. Pittsburgh Steelers @ Dallas Cowboys

15. San Diego Chargers vs. Carolina Panthers

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Kickers Rankings

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

1. Lawrence Tynes @ Atlanta Falcons

2. Jason Hanson @ Arizona Cardinals

3. Shayne Graham vs. Indianapolis Colts

4. Matt Bryant vs. New York Giants

5. Sebastian Janikowski vs. Kansas City Chiefs

6. Stephen Gotkowski vs. San Francisco 49ers

7. Connor Barth @ New Orleans Saints

8. Garrett Hartley vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

9. Matt Prater @ Baltimore Ravens

10. Justin Tucker vs. Denver Broncos

11. Dan Bailey vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

12. Shaun Suisham @ Dallas Cowboys

13. Steve Hauschka vs. Denver Broncos

14. Kai Forbath @ Cleveland Browns

15. David Akers vs. New England Patriots