Fantasy football rankings, Week 16: Wide receivers for standard, PPR leagues

Your fantasy championship is almost in your grasp. Check out our Week 16 rankings to help choose your starting receivers for this week.

Two of the hottest commodities in 2015 are going to be Dez Bryant and Odell Beckham Jr. They definitely would have won your fantasy semifinal last week, almost single-handedly. Bryant dominated the coverage the Eagles tried on him and is a must start despite facing a pretty good Indianapolis secondary. ODB has not scored less than nine points over the last seven weeks. He seems to be the Josh Gordon of 2014- miss the first four games and then dominate. He is second in fantasy points per game for wide receivers. The St. Louis defense is stout but Beckham is a must start.

T.Y. Hilton has a hamstring strain but his MRI has come back negative. The Colts will look to stay in the race for a bye this week and are facing a weak secondary in the Cowboys. Watch Hilton’s practice participation but I think he’ll be good for Sunday. Keenan Allen suffered a broken collarbone and is likely done for the season. He’s mostly disappointed this season except for great performances in Weeks 12 and 13. Julio Jones availability is in question for this week. Coach Mike Smith believes he’ll be out there but it’s really too soon to tell. Jones had a nice three game streak going before Week 15 and would have a plus matchup this week against the Saints. Andre Johnson should return from his concussion this week. The real concern is the Texans quarterback situation which really throws a wrench into the Houston passing game.

The one pickup I would recommend this week is for PPR leagues. With Keenan Allen going down, Eddie Royal should see a fair share of Allen’s targets. His matchup is rough but if you’re in desperate need he’s a risk worth taking. There’s not much else out there except for some high risk/small reward receivers.

Wide receiver rankings (standard), Week 16

(DK: Daniel Kelley; DC: Dan Ciarrocchi; JD: John Daigle; SK: Scott Kaliska)

Rank Consensus Team Opponent DK DC JD SK
1 Calvin Johnson DET @CHI 1 1 5 1
2 Jordy Nelson GB @TB 4 2 3 2
3 Antonio Brown PIT KC 2 4 1 5
4 Demaryius Thomas DEN @CIN 3 3 6 6
5 Dez Bryant DAL IND 6 5 4 3
6 Odell Beckham Jr. NYG @STL 5 6 8 4
7 T.Y. Hilton IND @DAL 10 9 2 9
8 A.J. Green CIN DEN 7 8 7 8
9 Randall Cobb GB @TB 8 10 9 11
10 Jeremy Maclin PHI @WAS 11 7 16 9
11 Julio Jones ATL @NO 9 11 10 18
12 Mike Evans TB GB 13 12 11 12
13 Alshon Jeffery CHI DET 16 14 14 10
14 Kelvin Benjamin CAR CLE 17 15 12 15
15 Emmanuel Sanders DEN @CIN 14 13 20 13
16 Julian Edelman NE @NYJ 15 22 19 16
17 Roddy White ATL @NO 12 25 24 14
18 DeAndre Hopkins HOU BAL 19 19 17 20
19 Golden Tate DET @CHI 20 16 23 17
20 DeSean Jackson HOU BAL 22 24 13 21
21 Kenny Stills NO ATL 24 17 18 24
22 Sammy Watkins BUF @OAK 27 26 15 22
23 Vincent Jackson TB GB 30 20 22 25
24 Josh Gordon CLE @CAR 36 18 27 19
25 Brandon LaFell NE @NYJ 23 21 38 23
26 Mike Wallace MIA MIN 28 27 31 27
27 Jordan Matthews PHI @WAS 34 23 33 26
28 Jarvis Landry MIA MIN 32 29 26 29
29 Marques Colston NO ATL 29 30 29 30
30 Charles Johnson MIN @MIA 33 33 25 32
31 Nate Washington TEN @JAC 31 37 28 35
32 Eric Decker NYJ NE 26 39 30 39
33 Steve Smith Sr. BAL @HOU 42 28 39 28
34 Donte Moncrief IND @DAL 25 35 37 41
35 Torrey Smith BAL @HOU 21 34 33
36 Malcom Floyd SD @SF 18 48 35 40
37 Anquan Boldin SF SD 39 31 49 31
38 Andre Johnson HOU BAL 43 32 43 36
39 Stedman Bailey STL NYG 37 21 46
40 Harry Douglas ATL @NO 38 32 34
41 Martavis Bryant PIT KC 47 43 41 37
42 Pierre Garcon WAS PHI 36 38
43 Marquess Wilson CHI DET 46 36 43
44 Cecil Shorts III JAC TEN 50 34 42
45 Marqise Lee JAC TEN 49 42 42 44
46 Greg Jennings MIN @MIA 38 44
47 Eddie Royal SD @SF 35 48
48 Doug Baldwin SEA @ARI 41 49 44
49 Allen Hurns JAC TEN 41 48 45
50 Larry Fitzgerald ARI SEA 40 47 50
Percy Harvin NYJ NE 45 45 47
Dwayne Bowe KC @PIT 46 47 46 49
James Jones OAK BUF 48 40
Robert Woods BUF @OAK 40
Kenny Britt STL NYG 44 50
Jarius Wright MIN @MIA 45
Rueben Randle NYG @STL 50

Wide receiver rankings (PPR), Week 16

(DK: Daniel Kelley; DC: Dan Ciarrocchi; JD: John Daigle; SK: Scott Kaliska)

Rank Consensus Team Opponent DK DC JD SK
1 Antonio Brown PIT KC 2 2 1 2
2 Calvin Johnson DET @CHI 1 1 5 1
3 Jordy Nelson GB @TB 4 4 2 5
4 Demaryius Thomas DEN @CIN 3 3 8 4
5 Dez Bryant DAL IND 6 5 3 6
6 Odell Beckham Jr. NYG @STL 5 6 7 3
7 A.J. Green CIN DEN 7 8 9 7
8 Randall Cobb GB @TB 10 10 6 11
9 T.Y. Hilton IND @DAL 12 13 4 9
10 Julio Jones ATL @NO 8 9 10 16
11 Jeremy Maclin PHI @WAS 9 7 22 8
12 Alshon Jeffery CHI DET 13 16 15 10
13 Mike Evans TB GB 18 12 13 12
14 Julian Edelman NE @NYJ 15 17 12 14
15 Kelvin Benjamin CAR CLE 17 15 11 19
16 Emmanuel Sanders DEN @CIN 14 11 25 13
17 Golden Tate DET @CHI 20 14 17 15
18 Roddy White ATL @NO 11 24 21 17
19 Vincent Jackson TB GB 21 20 16 21
20 DeAndre Hopkins HOU BAL 19 21 23 20
21 Sammy Watkins BUF @OAK 24 25 14 25
22 DeSean Jackson WAS PHI 25 26 20 26
23 Josh Gordon CLE @CAR 34 19 28 18
24 Kenny Stills NO ATL 32 18 24 27
25 Jarvis Landry MIA MIN 31 27 19 24
26 Brandon LaFell NE @NYJ 22 22 37 22
27 Charles Johnson MIN @MIA 27 33 18 36
28 Mike Wallace MIA MIN 26 29 31 28
29 Jordan Matthews PHI @WAS 42 23 34 23
30 Marques Colston NO ATL 33 30 27 32
31 Eric Decker NYJ NE 23 37 30 38
32 Nate Washington TEN @JAC 29 40 29 35
33 Steve Smith Sr. BAL @HOU 39 28 39 30
34 Andre Johnson HOU BAL 41 31 42 29
35 Malcom Floyd SD @SF 16 50 33 47
36 Donte Moncrief IND @DAL 28 35 38 45
37 Anquan Boldin SF SD 35 34 48 31
38 Harry Douglas ATL @NO 38 32 34
39 Torrey Smith BAL @HOU 30 36 40
40 Cecil Shorts III JAC TEN 47 32 37
41 Stedman Bailey STL NYG 43 26
42 Pierre Garcon WAS PHI 36 33
43 Marqise Lee JAC TEN 50 42 41 39
44 Marquess Wilson CHI DET 46 35 43
45 Larry Fitzgerald ARI SEA 39 49 41
46 Doug Baldwin SEA @ARI 38 49 44
47 Martavis Bryant PIT KC 44 43 44
48 Greg Jennings MIN @MIA 40 41
49 Eddie Royal SD @SF 36 46
50 Allen Hurns JAC TEN 45 47 42
James Jones OAK BUF 44 40
Robert Woods BUF @OAK 37
Percy Harvin NYJ NE 47 45 48
Dwayne Bowe KC @PIT 45 46 50
Kenny Britt STL NYG 48 43
Jarius Wright MIN @MIA 46
Andrew Hawkins CLE @CAR 48
Rueben Randle NYG @STL 49 50
Kendall Wright TEN @JAC 49
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