Fantasy football rankings, Week 17: Wide receivers for standard, PPR leagues

Rookie receivers have been lighting up the fantasy football scoreboards this season. Check out our Week 17 wide receiver rankings for our thoughts on the top rookies, along with injury help and teams that might sit their starting wide receivers.

With the fantasy season drawing to a close, its safe to say that this was the year of the rookie wide receiver. Leading the way was Odell Beckham Jr., and he finished atop the list of fantasy receivers in Week 16. If he had played the entire season and not missed the first four games, he could have led all receivers in fantasy points. Needless to say that he’ll be one of the first receivers off the board in 2015 drafts, if not the first receiver drafted. Kelvin Benjamin and Mike Evans did not disappoint either. If Evans can get a better quarterback throwing to him, his production can reach even higher levels. I think Kelvin Benjamin has just scratched the surface of what he can accomplish. I believe that he’ll score even more fantasy points in 2015, just because of having more experience.

Dwayne Bowe sprained his shoulder on Sunday and is probably day to day right now. Julian Edelman didn’t make it back from his concussion to play in Week 16 and could be held out this week with nothing really to gain from playing. Bruce Ellington scored twice against the Chargers but also suffered a hamstring injury. I wouldn’t expect him to produce this week even if he does play. Percy Harvin is really getting nicked to end the season. He was forced from Sunday’s game with a rib injury to add to his sore ankle.

T.Y. Hilton was held out of the game against the Cowboys by the team’s training staff. He’s dealing with a hamstring issue, but the team is optimistic that he’ll play in Week 17. Calvin Johnson had an ankle issue on Sunday but returned to the game. Charles Johnson looked limited by a hamstring issue against Miami. Both Johnson’s should play in Week 17, but watch their practice status. Julio Jones played against the Saints despite being less than a hundred percent. With even more on the line for the Falcons, it would take a lot to keep Jones from playing in Week 17.

There’s a few teams that might rest their starters in Week 17 because of not having much to play for. Arizona, Dallas, Indianapolis and New England could put your fantasy team at risk. Receivers that you should think twice about are: Julian Edelman, Brandon LaFell, Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd, John Brown, Dez Bryant and T.Y. Hilton.

We’re still scraping the bottom of the barrel in regards to the waiver wire. Looking at one game specifically though, it could provide two sneaky PPR plays. On Saturday night, former CFLer Dontrelle Inman caught seven passes for 79 yards. The Chargers were playing from behind, so that might have been the real reason for his production. I think Inman will have another good game and makes for a sleeper flex play. Albert Wilson has three straight 50+ yard games for the Chiefs. No, the receiver hasn’t reached the end zone for Kansas City yet, but Wilson should break that streak in the season finale.

Wide receiver rankings (standard), Week 17

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

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

Wide receiver rankings (PPR), Week 17

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

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