Week 15 is normally the start of the fantasy playoffs for most leagues; so let's take a look and see which players delivered for their fantasy owners when it mattered most.

Quarterback:

Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints takes the top quarterback spot with 28.58 fantasy points. Brees threw for 389 yards and 4 touchdowns. Brees ran the football 2 times for -2 yards. Brees was sacked 3 times and did lose a fumble.

Matt Moore of the Miami Dolphins grabs the 2nd spot as a bit of a surprise with 26.22 fantasy points. Moore threw for 236 yards and 4 touchdowns. Moore was sacked 1 time and threw 1 interceptions while filling in for the injured Ryan Tannehill.

Russell Wilson's (Seattle Seahawks) 22.28 fantasy points on Thursday night was good enough for the 3rd spot this week. Wilson threw for 229 yards and 3 touchdowns while running the football 6 times for 12 yards. Wilson was sacked 2 times and threw 1 interception.

Andrew Luck of the Indianapolis Colts took the 4th spot for the week with 18.05 fantasy points. Luck threw for 250 yards and 2 touchdowns while running the football 1 time for 8 yards. Luck had no negative stats for Week 15.

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson palmer grabbed the final spot on our list for the week with 17.86 fantasy points. Palmer threw for 318 yards and 2 touchdown. Palmer's only negative was the 1 interception he threw.

Hopefully you didn't start Trevor Siemian of the Denver Broncos this week. Siemian scored just 2.29 fantasy points in Week 15. Siemian threw for 282 yards and ran the football  time for 4 yards. Siemian also threw an interception and was sacked 4 times.

Running Back:

Devonta Freeman of the Atlanta Falcons tops out list with 38 fantasy points in Week 15. Freeman carried the football 20 times for 139 yards and 3 touchdowns. Freeman added 2 receptions for 16 yards. Freeman did lose a fumble.

LeSean McCoy of the Buffalo Bills was 2nd for the week with 35.90 fantasy points. McCoy carried the football 19 times for 153 yards and 2 touchdowns. McCoy also caught 3 passes for 16 yards.

Ty Montgomery of the Green Bay Packers finished 3rd this week with 34.94 fantasy points. Montgomery carried the football 16 times for 162 yards and 2 touchdowns. Montgomery also caught 1 pass for 57 yards.

Ezekiel Elliott is becoming a familiar name on our list as the Dallas Cowboys running back had 32.80 fantasy points in Week 15. Elliott had 23 rushing attempts for 159 yards and a touchdown. Elliott also caught 3 passes for 29 yards.

Bilal Powell of the New York Jets takes the final spot on our list with 29.70 fantasy points. Powell carried the football 16 times for 84 yards, but added 11 receptions for 78 yards on the week.

I hope you weren't gambling on the return of Adrian Peterson for a big playoff bump. The Minnesota Vikings running back scored 3.80 fantasy points in his return. Peterson carried the football 6 times for 22 yards and caught 1 pass for 1 yard. Peterson had a fumble as well.

Wide Receiver:

Brandin Cooks of the New Orleans Saints was the top wide receiver for Week 15 with 36.10 fantasy points. Cooks caught 7 of the 8 passes he was targeted on gaining 186 yards and scoring 2 touchdowns.

Tyler Lockett of the Seattle Seahawks put up good enough numbers on Thursday night to grab the 2nd spot for the week with 25.78 fantasy points. Lockett was targeted 8 times catching 7 of them for 130 yards and a touchdown. Lockett also added 64 return yards.

It's back to back Chicago Bears as Deonte Thompson took the 3rd spot for the week with 20.24 fantasy points. While it was the returning Alshon Jeffery grabbing the 4th spot with 19.40 fantasy points. Thompson was targeted 10 times catching 8 passes for 110 yards. Thompson also added 87 return yards. Jeffery was targeted 9 times catching 6 passes for 89 yards and a touchdown.

Jarvis Landry of the Miami Dolphins wraps up the Top 5 for the week picking up 19.30 fantasy points. Landry was targeted just 4 times, but caught 3 passes for 108 yards and a touchdown.

Hopefully you avoided Sammy Watkins of the Buffalo Bills this week. Watkins was targeted 4 times, but had just 1 catch for 10 yards. Watkins 1.75 fantasy points wouldn't of been much help in getting your team into the next round of the playoffs.

Tight End:

Charles Clay of the Buffalo Bills was the leader for Week 15 with 18.45 fantasy points. Fantasy owners have been waiting on Clay all season and he finally produced for them. Clay was targeted 7 times catching all of them for 72 yards and a touchdown.

Dion Sims of the Miami Dolphins took the 2nd spot for the week with 18.10 fantasy points. Sims was targeted 4 times catching all of them for 31 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Cameron Brate of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers scored 17.05 fantasy points to grab the 3rd spot for Week 15. Brate was targeted 8 times catching 5 passes for 73 yards and a touchdown.

Kyle Rudolph of the Minnesota Vikings was 4th in Week 15 scoring with 15.70 fantasy points. Rudolph was targeted 10 times catching 8 passes for 97 yards.

Ryan Griffin of the Houston Texans took the final spot on our list for Week 15 with 14.50 fantasy points. Griffin was targeted 8 times catching all 8 of those targets for 85 yards.

It wasn't the week to start Tyler Eifert of the Cincinnati Bengals. Eifert was one of the top scoring tight ends last week, but in Week 15 he only put up 1.65 fantasy points. Eifert was targeted 3 times, but managed just 1 catch for 9 yards.

Defense/Special Teams:

The Miami Dolphins led the way with 27.51 fantasy points. The Dolphins had 3 sacks, 3 interceptions, a blocked kick, a fumble recovery and a defensive touchdown in Week 15. Miami also added 69 return yards.

The Indianapolis Colts come in 2nd with 23.93 fantasy points in Week 15. The Colts had 5 sacks, an interception and 2 fumble recoveries in Week 15. Indianapolis also had 67 return yards.

The New England Patriots finished 3rd for the week with 21.76 fantasy points. The Patriots had 4 sacks, an interception and 2 fumble recoveries while only giving up 3 points in Week 15.

The Dallas Cowboys where 4th for the week with 17.88 fantasy points. The Cowboys had 4 sacks, 3 interceptions and a fumble recovery in Week 15, Dallas also had 72 return yards.

The Jacksonville Jaquars grab the final spot for the week with 17.68 fantasy points. The Jaquars had 2 interceptions to go with 142 return yards and a return touchdown in Week 15.

It was a bad week to use the New Orleans Saints Defense/Special Teams Unit as the scored just 1.85 fantasy points. The Saints did have a sack and 2 fumble recoveries for the week.

Kickers:

Chris Boswell of the Pittsburgh Steelers was the kicker to have as he put up 24.25 fantasy points in Week 15.

Matt Bryant of the Atlanta Falcons, Dan Bailey of the Dallas Cowboys, Sebastian Janikowski of the Oakland Raiders, Graham Gano of the Carolina Panthers and Nick Novak of the Houston Texans all  tied for 2nd with 15 fantasy points.  

Andrew Franks of the Miami Dolphins and Josh Lambo of the San Diego Chargers where on the low end of the totem pole scoring just 2 fantasy points in Week 15.

There you go. I hope your fantasy team did well enough to advance. I was lucky enough to upset the top seed in my league and move into the 2nd round. I know for some people Week 16 will be their Super Bowl; so good luck to them and to everybody else who's still alive to play in Week 16.

Thanks for taking the time to read this article.