2016 Fantasy Football PPR Rankings: Week 16 Wide Receivers

Championship Week brings tons of WR depth to sort through. Let us help.

Losing your virginity. Graduating. Landing that job. Staring down the aisle at your beautiful wife and sealing a life together with a kiss.  Holding your little bundle of joy child for the first time.

These moments pale in comparison to what Week 16 could be — a fantasy football title.  Having that trophy as a centerpiece in your living room for a full year, reminding both you and your loser league mates of your dominance. Being able to sneak in barbs and brags into every conversation, no matter how irrelevant.

The way is simple: set the better lineup, and score more points. Make sure you’re doing so by checking out The Wolf’s rankings, and sending in some Sit/Start questions to our Twitter @RotoStreetJ or message our Facebook page.

Tier One – Potential Top Scorers

1) Antonio Brown (PIT) vs. BAL

2) Odell Beckham Jr. (NYG) @ PHI

3) Mike Evans (TB) @ NO

4) T.Y. Hilton (IND) @ OAK

5) Julio Jones (ATL) @ CAR – They’ve been extra cautious with Julio, and reportedly will not play him until he is exploding at full speed. With his return to practice, Jones is likely ready to roll versus the team he roasted for 300 yards. There is a Scarecrow risk (he’d be top-two otherwise), but the bubble-wrap the team has been using minimizes the concern.

Tier 2 – Remaining WR1s 

6) Dez Bryant (DAL) vs. DET

7) Julian Edelman (NE) vs. NYJ

8) Jordy Nelson (GB) vs. MIN

Tier 2.5

9) Brandin Cooks (NO)  vs. TB

10)  Michael Crabtree and 11) Amari Cooper (OAK) vs. IND   – Despite his lower ranking in most eyes, Crabtree is the true fantasy WR1 here — he’s less likely to draw Vontae Davis, and has been far more reliable on a game-to-game basis.

Tier 3 – High-End WR2s

12) Ty Montgomery (GB) vs. MIN

13)  Michael Thomas (NO) vs TB

14) Golden Tate (DET) @ DAL

15) Alshon Jeffery (CHI) vs. WAS

16) Emmanuel Sanders and 17) Demaryius Thomas (DEN) @ KC  – Sanders feasted the last time these two teams met, topping 160 yards and scoring a TD. Perhaps the game film can shift things in Thomas’ favor, who has been consistently showered in double digit targets.

Tier 3.5 – Middling WR2s

18) Jarvis Landry (MIA) @ BUF

19) Dontrelle Inman  (SD) @ CLE

20) DeSean Jackson (WAS) @ CHI – Since the Bye Week, Jackson has scored 15, 21, 6, 19, and 18 FPs — certainly more of a boom than a bust type of play.

21) Malcolm Mitchell (NE) vs. NYJ

22) Davante Adams (GB) vs. MIN

23) DeAndre Hopkins (HOU) vs. CIN  – Shocking, once the Osweiler plague is lifted, Hopkins suddenly produces again. While expecting a return to elite form would be headstrong, Hopkins should be far more usable this week.  Unfortunately, the matchup is tough, as Cincy has been very strong against WRs this year and are fresh off shutting down Antonio Brown.

24) Doug Baldwin (SEA) vs. ARI

25) Rishard Matthews (TEN) @ JAC

Tier 4 – Upside WR3s / Flex Plays

26) Donte Moncrief (IND) @ OAK – ‘Crief has practiced all week, and should again be counted upon for at least a TD, with the upside for much more against a struggling Oakland secondary

27) Kenny Britt (LA) @ CAR

28) Tyrell Williams (SD) @ CLE – Inman seems to have taken over the clear #1 role, but a date with Cleveland keeps him plenty relevant.

29) A.J. Green (CIN) @ HOU – Green has practiced this week and is expected back. With nothing to gain, the Bengals have little incentive to roll him out if he isn’t close to 100%; still, this seems to carry some serious “Scarecrow” risk, and the matchup isn’t too inviting (29th most points allowed).  If you wanted to bench him for one of the below options, we certainly wouldn’t blame you.

30) Robby Anderson (NYJ) @ NE

31) Taylor Gabriel (ATL) @ CAR

32) Tyreek Hill (KC) vs. DEN – While the matchup is frightening, Hill’s touches often come in the run game; his versatility should keep him usable.

33) Cameron Meredith (CHI) vs. WAS

34) Ted Ginn (CAR) vs. ATL

Tier 5 – Last startable options

35) Allen Robinson (JAC) vs. TEN – Throwing him in at this juncture is certainly playing with fire, but the Titans secondary is simply atrocious. Perhaps he redeems everything with a massive, week-winning game, but the chances of this are very slim.

36) Stefon Diggs (MIN) @ GB – QUESTIONABLE – Hip injury

37) Larry Fitzgerald (ARI) @ SEA – Clearly, I’m not hoping to start Fitz in my championship.

38) Pierre Garcon (WAS) @ CHI

39) Jamison Crowder (WAS) @ CHI

40) Sammy Watkins (BUF) vs. MIA

41) Steve Smith (BAL) @ PIT

42) Kelvin Benjamin (CAR) vs ARL

Tier 5.5

43) Jordan Matthews (PHI) vs. NYG

44) Willie Snead (NO) vs. TB

45) Tyler Lockett (SEA) vs. ARI

46) Sterling Shepard (NYG) @ PHI

47) Chris Hogan (NE) vs. NYJ

48) Mike Wallace (BAL) @ PIT

49)   Terrelle Pryor (CLE) vs. SD – RGIII has truly torpedoed his value from a low-end WR1 to barely usable; his new finger issue is not helping.

50) Brandon Marshall (NYJ) @ NE


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