Week 16 Wide Receiver Rankings

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The Week 16 wide receiver rankings are here help you make tough decisions this week. Whether it is deciding which of your options to start with, or who you should be looking to pick up this week to cover your byes and injuries. Our team will be here the rest of the year ranking the offensive positions, defensive positions, and team defenses to try and help you win your fantasy football leagues.

I’m going above and beyond this week to give you all of my favorite options – from the 95% owned guys to the deep league fliers. Below the table, I’ll be highlighting some potential playoff-winning plays for this week. Hit me up on Twitter if you have any last minute questions!

Guys you might be unsure of:

Dante Pettis, SF vs CHI (51%)

Pettis came through for us again last week and it shouldn’t stop against the Bears. It’s not the best matchup but the Bears do give up a lot through the air despite their ferocious pass rush.

*Week 15*: I have Pettis as my WR30 this week against the Seahawks. In his last 3 games he has 21 targets in which he has turned into a 12-345-4 line. His PPR scoring was 17.7, 31.7, then 13.9 (Kittle went off and stole some potential yards here). The TD may regress, but if he puts up something like 5-80-0, that’s still 13 points for your playoff game.

Allen Robinson, CHI @ SF (89%)

Robinson didn’t light the world on fire against the Packers but he is showing a consistent floor. It may just be what you need this week in the championship (or 3rd place game) to take home some money. He should see Richard Sherman for most of the game, but the defense as a whole is burnable. It doesn’t mean Allen won’t get his looks – he will.

*Week 15*: Robinson hasn’t been lighting up the world lately, but the Bears offense has been sluggish with Daniels and rusty-Truby. I think Trubisky will look a lot better this week and this game has the potential to be a shootout. Rodgers is great against a pass rush and shouldn’t have as much trouble as most do against the Bears’ suffocating defense. I’m banking on this game being a shootout in a lot of my leagues, so I have faith. I think Robinson and Cohen go off and help a lot of teams advance to the championship next week.

Adam Humphries, TB @ DAL (68%)

Humphries didn’t wow anyone last week but he has a chance to bounce back against the Cowboys who will likely control the gameflow and force TB to get the ball out quick.

*Week 15*: The matchup with Baltimore doesn’t look great, but start Hump with confidence. He should have had a TD last week. He’s highly targeted and should continue to get you more than 10 points each game.

*Week 14*: Well, the word is finally out about Humphries… it only took 6 weeks of me writing to get up to 65%. Not much to say here – if he’s available, grab him. If you have him – start him. He’s a top 24 option this week, in a potential shootout.

*Week 13*: Humphries is still under-owned. Since Week 6, his worst PPR game since was 7.3 points. He’s averaged 14.7 ppg during that same time frame. Please let me know if you need any more reason to pick him up and I’ll rifle off the reasons.

*Week 12*: Humphries is making a triumphant return to this article. He dropped out for me with Fitzmagic at the helm because Fitz is a gunslinger and loves to throw it deep. Jameis does the same, but he’s also a smarter QB (barely) and uses check-downs and the middle of the field. With OJ Howard now out for the year, even more targets over the middle will be available. The Humph was averaging 8-9 targets a game with Winston, and now will likely get some extra looks from Howard’s absence. Don’t even think about this – grab him if he’s available. Start him if you need. He’s like Amendola…he might not blow up but he’s going to get you 8-10 points minimum. That’s likely what you need in week 12 making that playoff push or trying to hold that playoff spot you think you have locked up!

Fliers, injury replacements, deep-league targets:

DaeSean Hamilton, DEN @ OAK (27%)

Hamilton has put together a beautiful 2 week stretch in PPR leagues: 14-93-1 on 21 targets. He should continue to see volume as the Broncos play for next year. The Raiders have given up – he’s got a great chance to one of the multiple potential Keenum touchdowns this week.

*Week 15*: News broke last week after my article about Sanders, so I wasn’t able to talk about Hamilton here. He was a tremendous college player and showed some serious flashes of skill last week against the 49ers. The 7-47-1 line on 9 targets says a lot. They want him in the slot; getting him the ball in space to make plays. Denver is both playing to win (longshot for the playoffs, but they are alive) and playing for the future. Hamilton is playing for a starting spot next year and he’s going to come out to prove something.

Robert Foster, BUF @ NE (23%)

Foster continues to produce. He’s Allen’s go-to guy and I don’t expect that to change against Brady and the Pats. The Patriots offense is improving and could get up early in this one. Outside of Allen scoring a lot of points with his legs, Foster is as much of a lock as any Bill to produce in championship week.

Tyrell Williams and/or Mike Williams, LAC vs. BAL (34% / 49%)

Well, I nailed that one last week. If Keenan is held out this week, the same applies. Even if Keenan plays, I would look at these guys. I’m switching my priority though and going with Mike over Tyrell.

*Week 15*: Your guess is as good as mine here…just kidding; that’s why I’m writing the article. Or maybe it is? Anytime you are playing the Chiefs, you have a chance to score a lot of points. Partially because of their porous defense, moreover because of their insanely potent offense. I have a gut feeling about Tyrell over Mike Williams, mainly because he’s been very quiet lately. Without Ekeler catching passes out of the backfield, I expect Rivers to take more chances downfield. When Rivers was slinging it earlier this year (weeks 4-7), Tyrell was the big beneficiary. He has the size/speed combo to pick up a couple of 50+ yard gainers. That’s what I’m looking at for a dart-throw play such as this. Mike Williams is very TD-dependent, which is a real possibility in this game, but I just prefer Tyrell in this spot.


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