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Fantasy Football Playoffs, Week 15: Start 'Em and Waiver Wire Starts With David Wilson

Here are preliminary rankings for week 15 playoffs, as we await more detailed injury information. I’ve marked an asterisk next to injury concerns that could affect starting status, and bolded guys who are more likely to be available as a free agent.
The number one free agent is David Wilson. I’ve got him ranked ahead of Bradshaw this week given how explosive he is, and how Bradshaw’s injury. This rank (#15 RB) assumes that Bradshaw plays and Wilson gets around half of the touches. If Bradshaw is ruled out, Wilson is the start of the week and becomes a top 10 option. I’ve currently got both in one league where I am in the semis, and pending further info coming out, plan on starting Wilson this week.
At wide receiver, the best free agent option is probably Jason Avant. Maclin is going to be on the injury report, and Avant has been a solid option anyway with DeSean Jackson already out. He projects as a solid WR3 this week.
QUARTERBACKS
  1. Drew Brees vs. TB
  2. Tom Brady vs. SF
  3. Peyton Manning at BAL
  4. Matt Ryan vs. NYG
  5. Cam Newton at SD
  6. Josh Freeman at NO
  7. Matthew Stafford at ARI
  8. Aaron Rodgers at CHI
  9. Andrew Luck at HOU
  10. Carson Palmer vs. KC
  11. Andy Dalton at PHI
  12. Robert Griffin III at CLE* (If RG III active, limited running)
  13. Tony Romo vs. PIT
  14. Colin Kaepernick at NE
  15. Matt Schaub vs. IND
  16. Ben Roethlisberger at DAL
  17. Eli Manning at ATL
  18. Nick Foles vs. CIN
  19. Philip Rivers vs. CAR
  20. Joe Flacco vs. DEN
  21. Sam Bradford vs. MIN
  22. Russell Wilson at BUF
  23. Brandon Weeden vs. WAS
  24. Chad Henne at MIA
  25. Jake Locker vs. NYJ
  26. Ryan Fitzpatrick vs. SEA
  27. Jay Cutler vs. GB
  28. Ryan Tannehill vs. JAC
  29. Mark Sanchez at TEN
  30. Brady Quinn at OAK
  31. Christian Ponder at STL
  32. Arizona’s “quarterback” vs. DET

RUNNING BACKS

  1. Adrian Peterson at STL
  2. Marshawn Lynch at BUF
  3. Doug Martin vs. NO
  4. Jamaal Charles at OAK
  5. Arian Foster vs. IND
  6. Ray Rice vs. DEN
  7. Trent Richardson vs. WAS
  8. Knowshon Moreno at BAL
  9. Alfred Morris at CLE
  10. C.J. Spiller vs. SEA
  11. Reggie Bush vs. JAC
  12. Chris Johnson vs. NYJ
  13. Bryce Brown vs. CIN
  14. Matt Forte vs. GB
  15. David Wilson at ATL
  16. Stevan Ridley vs. SF
  17. Ryan Mathews vs. CAR
  18. Frank Gore at NE
  19. Benjarvus Green-Ellis
  20. Steven Jackson vs. MIN
  21. Mikel LeShoure at ARI
  22. Darren McFadden vs. KC
  23. Shonn Greene at TEN
  24. Jonathan Dwyer at DAL
  25. Ahmad Bradshaw at ATL* (questionable, this assumes active but limited and splitting with Wilson)
  26. Darren Sproles vs. TB
  27. DeAngelo Williams at SD
  28. Joique Bell at ARI
  29. Bilal Powell at TEN
  30. Vick Ballard vs. HOU
  31. Montell Owens at MIA
  32. Shane Vereen vs. SF
  33. Jacquizz Rodgers vs. NYG
  34. Michael Turner vs. NYG
  35. Alex Green at CHI
  36. Marcel Reece vs. KC
  37. Ben Tate vs. IND
  38. Isaac Redman at DAL
  39. Beanie Wells vs. DET
  40. LaMichael James at NE
  41. Peyton Hillis at OAK
  42. Pierre Thomas vs. TB
  43. Robert Turbin at BUF
  44. Tashard Choice vs. SEA
  45. Ronnie Hillman at BAL
  46. Lamar Miller vs. JAC

WIDE RECEIVER

  1. Calvin Johnson at ARI
  2. Brandon Marshall vs. GB
  3. A.J. Green at PHI
  4. Reggie Wayne at HOU
  5. Wes Welker vs. SF
  6. Vincent Jackson at NO
  7. Demaryius Thomas at BAL
  8. Roddy White vs. NYG
  9. Andre Johnson vs. IND
  10. Julio Jones vs. NYG
  11. Victor Cruz at ATL
  12. Randall Cobb at CHI
  13. Marques Colston vs. TB
  14. Danario Alexander vs. CAR
  15. Lance Moore vs. TB
  16. Dez Bryant vs. PIT*
  17. Pierre Garcon at CLE
  18. Danny Amendola vs. MIN*
  19. Michael Crabtree at NE
  20. Steve Smith at SD
  21. Josh Gordon vs. WAS
  22. Cecil Shorts at MIA*
  23. Mike Williams at NO
  24. Miles Austin vs. PIT
  25. Jeremy Maclin vs. CIN*
  26. Hakeem Nicks at ATL
  27. Eric Decker at BAL
  28. Mike Wallace at DAL
  29. T.Y. Hilton at HOU
  30. Anquan Boldin vs. DEN
  31. Jason Avant vs. CIN
  32. Sidney Rice at BUF
  33. Torrey Smith vs. DEN
  34. Kenny Britt vs. NYJ
  35. Malcom Floyd vs. CAR
  36. Brandon Lloyd vs. SF
  37. Steve Johnson vs. SEA
  38. Andrew Hawkins at PHI
  39. Brian Hartline vs. JAC
  40. Antonio Brown at DAL
  41. Justin Blackmon at MIA
  42. Chris Givens vs. MIN
  43. Darrius Heyward-Bey vs. KC
  44. Greg Little vs. WAS
  45. Brandon Gibson vs. MIN

TIGHT ENDS

  1. Aaron Hernandez vs. SF
  2. Jimmy Graham vs. TB
  3. Tony Gonzalez vs. NYG
  4. Jason Witten vs. PIT
  5. Heath Miller at DAL
  6. Brandon Myers vs. KC
  7. Greg Olsen at SD
  8. Owen Daniels vs. IND
  9. Jermaine Gresham at PHI
  10. Martellus Bennett at ATL
  11. Vernon Davis at NE
  12. Kyle Rudolph at STL
  13. Antonio Gates vs. CAR
  14. Dennis Pitta vs. DEN
  15. Brandon Pettigrew at ARI*
  16. Jermichael Finley at CHI
  17. Benjamin Watson vs. WAS
  18. Scott Chandler vs. SEA
  19. Marcedes Lewis at MIA
  20. Jacob Tamme at BAL

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