Week 16 PPR Rankings: WR

first_imgInjuries have decimated the wide receiver position the past few weeks, and with teams either out of playoff contention or hoping to get healthy for the postseason, we’re seeing key guys get shut down seemingly everywhere. This past week, Chris Godwin was added to that list, and his absence creates a hole at the top of our Week 16 fantasy WR PPR rankings. Breshad Perriman will step in to fill it, but we all know he’s not as dependable as Godwin (hamstring) or Mike Evans (hamstring). After Perriman’s three-TD game in Week 15, it doesn’t feel like he’s a risk against Houston, but you never know what will happen will those types of players late in the year.  WEEK 16 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerThat’s why, especially in PPR leagues, it’s important to have some reliable, high-target options in your lineup. The top of our rankings is littered with stud receivers in favorable matchups, as usual, but it doesn’t take long to get to guys who could just as easily be out of our top 36 with bad matchups. Mike Williams (vs. Raiders), Will Fuller (@ Buccaneers), and DK Metcalf (vs. Cardinals) are the type of “big-play” receivers we don’t usually associate with PPR leagues, but all have the kind of matchups that should lead to good days, at least in yards and potential scores. They have to be in lineups, it’s that simple. WEEK 16 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Tight endOn the high-target front, we’re a little more worried about Julian Edelman (vs. Bills), Cooper Kupp (@ 49ers), and John Brown (@ Patriots) than usual given their matchups. Kupp has also been inconsistent lately, furthering worries there, though it helps that the 49ers are dealing with injuries all over their defense. Both Edelman and Kupp are still in the WR2 tier, so they should be in lineups, but you might have to take more chances with your WR3s. Statistically, the Panthers allow the most receptions to WRs, so it could be a profitable day for T.Y. Hilton (calf) if he’s healthy. The Cardinals also allow a lot of catches to receivers, which is another reason to like Metcalf (and obviously Tyler Lockett). The Ravens and Seahawks also rank in the top seven in WR catches, so guys like Jarvis Landry, Odell Beckham Jr., and Christian Kirk could rack up a few more points in PPR leagues, but we worry about their QBs enough to limit them to WR2/3 status. WEEK 16 DFS LINEUPS:FD Cash | FD GPP | DK Cash | DK GPP | Y! Cash | Y! GPPThe Chiefs, Bengals, Patriots, Broncos, and Chargers have allowed the fewest WR catches this year. The Chiefs being that low probably surprises people, and it definitely doesn’t help the outlook of Allen Robinson and Anthony Miller. The former is a must-start, and the latter, who’s been red hot over the past five games, is going to be tough to sit, too. However, just know his upside is more limited than you might think. That’s also true of Danny Amendola against the Broncos. Reminder: Check back for updates during the week. MORE WEEK 16: Waiver pickups | FAAB planning | Stock watch | Snap counts | Fantasy playoff tipsWeek 16 PPR Rankings: WRsMORE WEEK 16 DFS: Stacks | Values | Lineup BuilderThese rankings are for full-point PPR leagues.RankPlayer1Michael Thomas, NO @ TEN2DeAndre Hopkins, HOU @ TB3Julio Jones, ATL vs. JAX4Davante Adams, GB @ MIN5Keenan Allen, LAC vs. OAK6Amari Cooper, DAL @ PHI7Courtland Sutton, DEN vs. DET8Tyler Lockett, SEA vs. ARZ9DJ Chark, JAX @ ATL10Tyreek Hill, KC @ CHI11Breshad Perriman, TB vs. HOU12DeVante Parker, MIA vs. CIN13Tyler Boyd, CIN @ MIA14Allen Robinson, CHI vs. KC15D.J. Moore, CAR @ IND16Stefon Diggs, MIN vs. GB17Will Fuller V, HOU @ TB18Mike Williams, LAC vs. OAK19Julian Edelman, NE vs. BUF20Jarvis Landry, CLE vs. BAL21Terry McLaurin, WAS vs. NYG22T.Y. Hilton, IND vs. CAR23Cooper Kupp, LAR @ SF24Adam Thielen, MIN vs. GB25Kenny Golladay, DET @ DEN26A.J. Brown, TEN vs. NO27Odell Beckham Jr., CLE vs. BAL28Golden Tate, NYG @ WAS29Christian Kirk, ARZ @ SEA30Emmanuel Sanders, SF vs. LAR31Michael Gallup, DAL @ PHI32DK Metcalf, SEA vs. ARZ33Robert Woods, LAR @ SF34Marquise Brown, BAL @ CLE35Anthony Miller, CHI vs. KC36John Brown, BUF @ NE37Deebo Samuel, SF vs. LAR38Justin Watson, TB vs. HOU39James Washington, PIT @ NYJ40Dede Westbrook, JAX @ ATL41Sterling Shepard, NYG @ WAS42Russell Gage, ATL vs. JAX43Danny Amendola, DET @ DEN44Darius Slayton, NYG @ WAS45Chris Conley, JAX @ ATL46Jamison Crowder, NYJ vs. PIT47Kenny Stills, HOU @ TB48Greg Ward, PHI vs. DAL49Curtis Samuel, CAR @ IND50Diontae Johnson, PIT @ NYJ51Larry Fitzgerald, ARZ @ SEA52Cole Beasley, BUF @ NE53Robby Anderson, NYJ vs. PIT54Tyrell Williams, OAK @ LAC55Tim Patrick, DEN vs. DET56Alex Erickson, CIN @ MIA57Steven Sims Jr., WAS vs. NYG58Corey Davis, TEN vs. NO59Brandin Cooks, LAR @ SF60Zach Pascal, IND vs. CAR61Albert Wilson, MIA vs. CIN62Marcus Johnson, IND vs. CAR63John Ross III, CIN @ MIA64JJ Arcega-Whiteside, PHI vs. DAL65Hunter Renfrow, OAK @ LAC66Kendrick Bourne, SF vs. LAR67Randall Cobb, DAL @ PHI68Sammy Watkins, KC @ CHI69Mohamed Sanu, NE vs. BUF70Mecole Hardman, KC @ CHI71Willie Snead, BAL @ CLE72Allen Lazard, GB @ MIN73Ted Ginn Jr., NO @ TEN74Phillip Dorsett, NE vs. BUF75Josh Reynolds, LAR @ SF76Tre’Quan Smith, NO @ TEN77Marquez Valdes-Scantling, GB @ MIN78Demarcus Robinson, KC @ CHI79Geronimo Allison, GB @ MIN80Olabisi Johnson, MIN vs. GBlast_img