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Week 15 Flex Rankings: Lockett Down

Many fantasy managers and analysts alike tend to suffer from FOMO or fear of missing out. I wish I could pretend I am above such things, but alas I am not. If I were, I would probably not have continued to rank Tyler Lockett as high as I have each week. For seven straight weeks beginning in Week 8, I have ranked him among my top 15 wide receivers. Only once in that stretch has he finished the week at that level. Every other week, Lockett has finished outside the top 30. So it may stand to reason that I should rank Lockett outside the top 30 receivers in my Week 15 Flex rankings, right? Well, not so fast my friends.

Of course, I have not been ranking him that high on a lark. I began my sample in Week 8 for a reason. In Week 7, Lockett went completely bananas on the Arizona Cardinals to the tune of 15 receptions, 200 yards, and three touchdowns. It was one of the best single-game fantasy performances by a wide receiver of all time. His 45.5 half-PPR points were 7.4 points ahead of that week’s number-two wideout, and 21 (!) points ahead of the next highest scorer. Lockett’s outburst also came on the heels of a Week 3 effort in which he dropped a 9-100-3 line on the Dallas Cowboys. He was that week’s high scorer as well. One of the worst feelings in fantasy football is being too low on a guy who goes off like that. Can you imagine benching Lockett for one of those games?

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So the big question is, how do we value him going forward, particularly in Week 15? Lockett should have another exploitable matchup against the Washington Football Team and slot corner Jimmy Moreland. Moreland ranks 81st among 126 qualified cornerbacks per Pro Football Focus, and his coverage grades have gotten progressively worse in each of his last three games. However, I do not think I can go to the well with Lockett as a WR1 again this week. While the ceiling remains sky-high, his recent results have been disappointing at best. Despite good matchups against the Eagles, Giants, and Jets in his last three games, Lockett has finished outside the top 40 wide receivers in each instance. I will not drop him that far, and I would still recommend starting him this week. But I believe expectations need to be reduced given his recent track record.

Keeping Up with the Joneses

Julio Jones missed his fourth game of the season last week due to his recurring hamstring injury. Interim head coach Raheem Morris described Jones’ status as week-to-week, leaving managers in limbo. I would not count on Jones in Week 15, and Atlanta may just shut him down given their 4-9 record. Given the outstanding crop of young receivers in the NFL and Jones’ increasing injuries and age (32 in February), fantasy managers will likely wait a bit on Jones in 2021 redraft leagues.

After dropping 236 yards and three touchdowns against Detroit in Week 2, Aaron Jones racked up 75 scoreless yards against the Lions last week. Jones has had at least 15 carries in eight of 11 ballgames, but Matt LaFleur continues to monitor his workload. The Week 2 outing was the only game all season in which Jones has surpassed 20 touches. It can be frustrating for fantasy managers at times, but it hard to argue with the results. Green Bay currently leads the NFC standings, and Aaron Rodgers is one of the frontrunners for the league’s MVP award. Fantasy managers still need to view Jones as an elite RB1 in a fantastic matchup against the Carolina Panthers.

Few people were higher than me on Marvin Jones coming into the 2020 season. He was my WR27 coming into the year and he enters Week 15 as the WR31 overall. And yet, I will not be holding any big, fake checks or cashing any real ones (at least not substantial ones) come January. That is because Jones was abjectly awful for the first half of the fantasy season. He has bounced back in recent weeks as Kenny Golladay remains sidelined with a bad hip. Jones is once again in play in Week 15. However, Detroit is likely to be without quarterback Matthew Stafford, who suffered an injury to his ribs. Jones profiles as a volume-based WR3 for me this week, but his ceiling is lower than usual with Chase Daniel likely to get the starting nod.

Ronald Jones has posted at least 80 yards and a touchdown in three of his last five games. In his other two, he has totaled 42 scoreless yards. That has been fun to try to project every week. We will likely get a reprieve this week, as Jones is unlikely to be available for Tampa Bay’s Week 15 tilt in Atlanta. Jones suffered a broken pinky finger in last week’s victory and had surgery on Tuesday. Tampa Bay then placed the running back on the reserve/Covid list on Wednesday. Either situation would likely put his availability for Sunday in doubt, so the combination is far from ideal. I have not listed Jones in my Week 15 Flex rankings. Given how Bruce Arians has utilized his running backs this season, I would not get too enamored with any other Bucs back this week, either.

Donovan Peoples-Jones had a total of six targets through the end of November. However, the sixth-round rookie out of Michigan has emerged a bit over the last two ballgames. Peoples-Jones has 166 receiving yards and a touchdown in that small sample size, which has coincided with a hamstring injury to KhaDarel Hodge. Keep that in mind before putting too much stock into the rookie’s recent run. If Hodge returns this week, Peoples-Jones will likely return to a reserve role. Even with a full allotment of Week 15 snaps, DPJ is the low man on the totem pole in a low volume passing offense.

Week 15 Flex Rankings

1Derrick Henry (TEN)vs. DETRB1
2Davante Adams (GB)vs. CARWR1
3Dalvin Cook (MIN)vs. CHIRB2
4Tyreek Hill (KC)at NOWR2
5Austin Ekeler (LAC)at LVRB3
6Calvin Ridley (ATL)vs. TBWR3
7Alvin Kamara (NO)vs. KCRB4
8James Robinson (JAC)at BALRB5
9DeAndre Hopkins (ARI)vs. PHIWR4
10Travis Kelce (KC)at NOTE1
11A.J. Brown (TEN)vs. DETWR5
12Stefon Diggs (BUF)at DENWR6
13Jonathan Taylor (IND)vs. HOURB6
14Aaron Jones (GB)vs. CARRB7
15Keenan Allen (LAC)at LVWR7
16Nick Chubb (CLE)at NYGRB8
17Michael Thomas (NO)vs. KCWR8
18Mike Davis (CAR)at GBRB9
19David Montgomery (CHI)at MINRB10
20Adam Thielen (MIN)vs. CHIWR9
21DK Metcalf (SEA)at WASWR10
22Cam Akers (LAR)vs. NYJRB11
23Josh Jacobs (LV)vs. LACRB12
24Allen Robinson (CHI)at MINWR11
25Cooper Kupp (LAR)vs. NYJWR12
26Justin Jefferson (MIN)vs. CHIWR13
27Darren Waller (LV)vs. LACTE2
28Robert Woods (LAR)vs. NYJWR14
29D'Andre Swift (DET)at TENRB13
30Chris Carson (SEA)at WASRB14
31Terry McLaurin (WAS)vs. SEAWR15
32Brandon Aiyuk (SF)at DALWR16
33Ezekiel Elliott (DAL)vs. SFRB15
34Kenyan Drake (ARI)vs. PHIRB16
35Amari Cooper (DAL)vs. SFWR17
36Wayne Gallman (NYG)vs. CLERB17
37Chris Godwin (TB)at ATLWR18
38J.K. Dobbins (BAL)vs. JACRB18
39T.Y. Hilton (IND)vs. HOUWR19
40Jeff Wilson (SF)at DALRB19
41Corey Davis (TEN)vs. DETWR20
42D.J. Moore (CAR)at GBWR21
43Miles Sanders (PHI)at ARIRB20
44Mark Andrews (BAL)vs. JACTE3
45JuJu Smith-Schuster (PIT)at CINWR22
46Mike Evans (TB)at ATLWR23
47Tyler Lockett (SEA)at WASWR24
48Kareem Hunt (CLE)at NYGRB21
49Melvin Gordon (DEN)vs. BUFRB22
50Clyde Edwards-Helaire (KC)at NORB23
51Jarvis Landry (CLE)at NYGWR25
52J.D. McKissic (WAS)vs. SEARB24
53Marvin Jones (DET)at TENWR26
54Diontae Johnson (PIT)at CINWR27
55Robby Anderson (CAR)at GBWR28
56James Conner (PIT)at CINRB25
57Nelson Agholor (LV)vs. LACWR29
58Antonio Brown (TB)at ATLWR30
59Chase Claypool (PIT)at CINWR31
60Nyheim Hines (IND)vs. HOURB26
61CeeDee Lamb (DAL)vs. SFWR32
62Sterling Shepard (NYG)vs. CLEWR33
63Cole Beasley (BUF)at DENWR34
64David Johnson (HOU)at INDRB27
65D.J. Chark (JAC)at BALWR35
66T.J. Hockenson (DET)at TENTE4
67Zack Moss (BUF)at DENRB28
68Tyler Boyd (CIN)vs. PITWR36
69Brandin Cooks (HOU)at INDWR37
70Hunter Henry (LAC)at LVTE5
71Curtis Samuel (CAR)at GBWR38
72Darius Slayton (NYG)vs. CLEWR39
73Michael Pittman (IND)vs. HOUWR40
74Tee Higgins (CIN)vs. PITWR41
75Tim Patrick (DEN)vs. BUFWR42
76Todd Gurley (ATL)vs. TBRB29
77Chase Edmonds (ARI)vs. PHIRB30
78Rashard Higgins (CLE)at NYGWR43
79Russell Gage (ATL)vs. TBWR44
80Robert Tonyan (GB)vs. CARTE6
81Giovani Bernard (CIN)vs. PITRB31
82Jakobi Meyers (NE)at MIAWR45
83Rob Gronkowski (TB)at ATLTE7
84Keke Coutee (HOU)at INDWR46
85Evan Engram (NYG)vs. CLETE8
86Devin Singletary (BUF)at DENRB32
87Noah Fant (DEN)vs. BUFTE9
88Jamison Crowder (NYJ)at LARWR47
89Eric Ebron (PIT)at CINTE10
90Damien Harris (NE)at MIARB33
91Dallas Goedert (PHI)at ARITE11
92Michael Gallup (DAL)vs. SFWR48
93Marquez Valdes-Scantling (GB)vs. CARWR49
94Lynn Bowden (MIA)vs. NERB34
95Gabriel Davis (BUF)at DENWR50
96Jerry Jeudy (DEN)vs. BUFWR51
97Keelan Cole (JAC)at BALWR52
98Christian Kirk (ARI)vs. PHIWR53
99Hunter Renfrow (LV)vs. LACWR54
100Sammy Watkins (KC)at NOWR55
101Kendrick Bourne (SF)at DALWR56
102Gus Edwards (BAL)vs. JACRB35
103Emmanuel Sanders (NO)vs. KCWR57
104Jamaal Williams (GB)vs. CARRB36
105Breshad Perriman (NYJ)at LARWR58
106Hayden Hurst (ATL)vs. TBTE12
107Logan Thomas (WAS)vs. SEATE13
108Allen Lazard (GB)vs. CARWR59
109Damiere Byrd (NE)at MIAWR60
110DeAndre Washington (MIA)vs. NERB37
111James White (NE)at MIARB38
112Chad Hansen (HOU)at INDWR61
113K.J. Hamler (DEN)vs. BUFWR62
114Leviska Shenault (JAC)at BALWR63
115Dalton Schultz (DAL)vs. SFTE14
116Danny Amendola (DET)at TENWR64
117Jonnu Smith (TEN)vs. DETTE15
118Jalen Reagor (PHI)at ARIWR65
119Willie Snead (BAL)vs. JACWR66
120Darnell Mooney (CHI)at MINWR67
121Golden Tate (NYG)vs. CLEWR68
122Latavius Murray (NO)vs. KCRB39
123Richie James (SF)at DALWR69
124Tyler Higbee (LAR)vs. NYJTE16
125Peyton Barber (WAS)vs. SEARB40
126Cole Kmet (CHI)at MINTE17
127Duke Johnson (HOU)at INDRB41
128Cordarrelle Patterson (CHI)at MINWR70
129Phillip Lindsay (DEN)vs. BUFRB42
130Tyron Johnson (LAC)at LVWR71
131Zach Ertz (PHI)at ARITE18
132Tony Pollard (DAL)vs. SFRB43
133Anthony Miller (CHI)at MINWR72
134Leonard Fournette (TB)at ATLRB44
135Josh Reynolds (LAR)vs. NYJWR73
136Greg Ward (PHI)at ARIWR74
137Jared Cook (NO)vs. KCTE19
138Irv Smith (MIN)vs. CHITE20
139Jordan Akins (HOU)at INDTE21
140N'Keal Harry (NE)at MIAWR75
141Zach Pascal (IND)vs. HOUWR76
142Jordan Reed (SF)at DALTE22
143A.J. Green (CIN)vs. PITWR77
144Tre'Quan Smith (NO)vs. KCWR78
145Carlos Hyde (SEA)at WASRB45
146Mecole Hardman (KC)at NOWR79
147Ito Smith (ATL)vs. TBRB46
148Tevin Coleman (SF)at DALRB47
149Denzel Mims (NYJ)at LARWR80
150Gerald Everett (LAR)vs. NYJTE23
151Larry Fitzgerald (ARI)vs. PHIWR81
152James Washington (PIT)vs. CINWR82
153LeSean McCoy (TB)at ATLRB48
154Devontae Booker (LV)vs. LACRB49
155David Moore (SEA)at WASWR83
156DeVante Parker (MIA)vs. NEWR84
157Jalen Guyton (LAC)at LVWR85
158Myles Gaskin (MIA)vs. NERB50
159Donovan Peoples-Jones (CLE)at NYGWR86
160Dawson Knox (BUF)at DENTE24
161Frank Gore (NYJ)at LARRB51
162Kalen Ballage (LAC)at LVRB52
163Trey Burton (IND)vs. HOUTE25
164Demarcus Robinson (KC)at NOWR87
165Cam Sims (WAS)vs. SEAWR88
166Darrell Henderson (LAR)vs. NYJRB53
167Mack Hollins (MIA)vs. NEWR89
168Sony Michel (NE)at MIARB54
169Tyler Eifert (JAC)at BALTE26
170Travis Fulgham (PHI)at ARIWR90
171Adrian Peterson (DET)at TENRB55
172Trayveon Williams (CIN)vs. PITRB56
173Ty Johnson (NYJ)at LARRB57
174Anthony Firkser (TEN)vs. DETTE27
175Austin Hooper (CLE)at NYGTE28
176Boston Scott (PHI)at ARIRB58
177Mo Alie-Cox (IND)vs. HOUTE29
178Dan Arnold (ARI)vs. PHITE30
179Mike Gesicki (MIA)vs. NETE31
180Le'Veon Bell (KC)at NORB59
181Raheem Mostert (SF)at DALRB60
182Steven Sims (WAS)vs. SEAWR91
183Benny Snell (PIT)at CINRB61
184Braxton Berrios (NYJ)at LARWR92
185Samaje Perine (CIN)vs. PITRB62
186Ian Thomas (CAR)at GBTE32
187Jimmy Graham (CHI)at MINTE33
188Devin Duvernay (BAL)vs. JACWR93
189Drew Sample (CIN)vs. PITTE34
190Mohamed Sanu (DET)at TENWR94
191Will Dissly (SEA)at WASTE35
192Brian Hill (ATL)vs. TBRB63
193Darren Fells (HOU)at INDTE36
194Justin Jackson (LAC)at LVRB64
195Bryan Edwards (LV)vs. LACWR95
196Marquise Brown (BAL)vs. JACWR96
197Alshon Jeffery (PHI)at ARIWR97
198Jordan Wilkins (IND)at LVRB65
199Miles Boykin (BAL)vs. JACWR98
200Collin Johnson (JAC)at BALWR99

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