Thursday, January 20

Fantasy WR Rankings Week 16: Who To Start, Sit On Wide Receiver In Fantasy Football

While rankings in positions like QB and TE may not be What Significant with a limited percentage of Fantasy owners still in the playoffs, wide receiver is arguably the most important set of weekly rankings given the depth of options at our disposal. Last week, we saw Tyler Lockett, Allen Robinson, Jaylen Waddle, and Jarvis Landry fall victim to the reserve / COVID-19 list, so those who weren’t ready with a backup plan were probably out of luck. That’s something we’ll have to grapple with these past few weeks, so it’s important to be familiar with our Week 16 fantasy WR rankings.

Mike Evans and Chris Godwin (@ Panthers) and Stefon Diggs (@ Patriots) appear to be among the studs with the toughest matchups, but each has too high an advantage for the bench. Obviously, its advantages vary in degree, but even a bullish type of WR2 will never really see the bank. It’s also worth noting that AJ Brown (against 49ers), who has been on IR due to a chest injury, and Antonio Brown (@ Panthers), who has been suspended, could be returning this week, so stay tuned.

Field marshal | Running backwards | Tight end | D / ST | Kicker

Among the start-or-sit bubble players, we like Van Jefferson and Odell Beckham Jr. (@ Vikings), DeVante Parker (@ Saints), Russell Gage (vs. Lions), Amon-Ra. St. Brown (@ Falcons), Michael Gallup (vs. Washington) and AJ Green and Christian Kirk (vs. Colts). They all have juicy matchups, increased roles, or a combination of both in Week 16. With TJ Hockenson (hand) and DeAndre Hopkins (knee) out this year, St. Brown and Green / Kirk can claim the No. 1 spot option in the passing attacks from their teams. The others face really horrible defenses against fantasy WRs.

Field marshal | Running backwards | Wide receiver | Tight end | D / ST | Kicker

Some less “safe” but still attractive plays are Jamison Crowder (vs Jaguars), Josh Reynolds (@ Falcons), Robby Anderson (vs Buccaneers), Curtis Samuel (@ Cowboys), Tre’Quan Smith and Márquez Callaway (vs Dolphins), and Laquon Treadwell and Marvin Jones (@ Jets). These guys have much lower presumptive floors, but the advantage is in heavy fighting. Reynolds will also benefit from Hockenson’s absence, and Treadwell and Jones will be in their second week with a new head coach. Perhaps that will unlock the advantages of your fantasies. It’s scary to risk that kind of thing in the playoffs, but go big or go home.

Kenny Golladay and Kadarius Toney (@ Eagles), Cole Beasley and Gabriel Davis (@ Patriots), Rashod Bateman (@ Bengals), Jerry Jeudy and Courtland Sutton (@ Raiders), and KJ Osborn (against Rams) are all in tough situations, as they have not proven to be consistent producers in any respect and have tough matchups. Obviously some of their advantages make them good boom or bust plays; in deeper leagues where the options are much more limited. Kendrick Bourne and Jakobi Meyers (vs. Bills), Michael Pittman (@ Cardinals), Marquise Brown (@ Bengals) and even Brandin Cooks (vs. Chargers) are potential spots in standard 10- or 12-team leagues depending on your other options, but Cooks he’s probably playing too well to sit down right now.

Again, we urge you to rack up some favorable streamers or fringe headlines in your bank if you can because it looks like fantasy owners are going to deal with the current COVID-19 craze the NFL is going through right now. The last thing you want to think about is you’re in WR with Cooper Kupp and Deebo Samuel only to see them finish on the reserve / COVID-19 list the day before the game. Better safe than sorry because you know your fellow semifinalists won’t take it easy.

Note: We will update these WR ratings as needed throughout the week, so please check back for the latest changes and analysis.

Fantasy WR Rankings Week 16: Who to start with as a wide receiver

Classifications based on standard, not PPR punctuation

Rank Player
one Cooper Coup, LAR @ MIN
two Davante Adams, GB vs. CLE
3 Deebo Samuel, SF @ TEN
4 Tyreek Hill, KC vs. PIT
5 Keenan Allen, LAC @ HOU
6 CeeDee Lamb, DAL vs. WAS
7 Justin Jefferson, MIN vs. LAR
8 Jaylen Waddle, MIA @ NO
9 Tyler Lockett, SEA vs. CHI
10 Terry McLaurin, FUE @ DAL
eleven Mike Evans, TB @ CAR
12 Amari Cooper, DAL vs. IT WAS
13 Chris Godwin, TB @ CAR
14 Diontae Johnson, PIT @ KC
fifteen DeVonta Smith, PHI v. NYG
sixteen Ja’Marr Chase, CIN vs. BAL
17 Stefon Diggs, BUF @ NE
18 Tee Higgins, CIN vs. BAL
19 Mike Williams, LAC @ HOU
twenty DK Metcalf, SEA v. CHI
twenty-one Brandon Aiyuk, SF @ TEN
22 Odell Beckham Jr., LAR @ MIN
23 AJ Green, ARI vs. IND
24 DJ Moore, CAR vs. TB
25 From Jefferson, LAR @ MIN
26 Brandin Cooks, HOU vs. LAC
27 AJ Brown, TEN vs. SF
28 Darnell Mooney, CHI @ SEA
29 DeVante Parker, MIA @ NO
30 Adam Thielen, MIN vs. AIRTIGHT
31 Hunter Renfrow, LV vs. DEN
32 Russell Gage, ATL vs. DET
33 Amon-Ra St. Brown, DET @ ATL
3. 4 Chase Claypool, PIT @ KC
35 Marquise Brown, BAL @ CIN
36 Christian Kirk, ARI vs. IND
37 Antonio Brown, TB @ CAR
38 Jamison Crowder, NYJ vs. JAX
39 Tre’Quan Smith, NO vs. ME
40 Michael Gallup, DAL vs. WAS
41 Michael Pittman Jr., IND @ ARI
42 Kendrick Bourne, NE vs. BUF
43 Jarvis Landry, CLE @ GB
44 Jerry Jeudy, DEN @ LV
Four. Five Gabriel Davis, BUF @ NE
46 Josh Reynolds, DET @ ATL
47 Allen Robinson, CHI @ SEA
48 Robby Anderson, CAR vs. TB
49 Marquez Valdés-Scantling, GB vs. CLE
fifty Donovan Peoples-Jones, CLE @ GB
51 Kadarius Toney, NYG @ PHI
52 Kenny Golladay, NYG @ PHI
53 Jakobi Meyers, NE vs. BUF
54 Marquez Callaway, NOT against MIA
55 Marvin Jones, JAX @ NYJ
56 KJ Osborn, MIN vs. LAR
57 Braxton Berrios, NYJ vs. JAX
58 Jalen Guyton, LAC @ HOU
59 Cole Beasley, BUF @ NE
60 Laquon Treadwell, JAX @ NYJ
61 Allen Lazard, GB vs. CLE
62 Rashod Bateman, BAL @ CIN
63 Curtis Samuel, ERA @ DAL
64 Tyler Boyd, CIN vs. BAL
Sixty-five Courtland Sutton, DEN @ LV
66 Mecole Hardman, KC vs. PIT
67 Nick Westbrook-Ikhine, TEN vs. SF
68 Lil’Jordan Humphrey, NOT against MIA
69 Kalif Raymond, DET @ ATL
70 Keelan Cole, NYJ vs. JAX
71 Laviska Shenault Jr., JAX @ NYJ
72 TY Hilton, IND @ ARI
73 DeSean Jackson, LV vs. DEN
74 Rondale Moore, ARI vs. IND
75 Josh Palmer, LAC @ HOU
76 James Washington, PIT @ KC
77 Antoine Wesley, ARI vs. IND
78 Sammy Watkins, BAL @ CIN
79 Nelson Agholor, NE vs. BUF
80 Nico Collins, HOU vs. LAC
81 Tim Patrick, DEN @ LV
82 Chester Rogers, TEN vs. SF
83 Zach Pascal, IND @ ARI
84 Dee Eskridge, SEA vs. CHI
85 DeAndre Carter, FUE @ DAL
86 Jauan Jennings, SF @ TEN
87 Bryan Edwards, LV vs. DEN
88 Zay Jones, LV vs. DEN
89 Darius Slayton, NYG @ PHI

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