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Week 16 Wide Receiver Rankings - PPR Leagues

Championships will be decided this week in many fantasy leagues. Nick Petraccione gives you his wide receiver rankings to help you lift the trophy.

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For many, Week 16 is circled on the fantasy calendar as the week that will decide a champion. For others it marks the second round of the semifinals. It's time to make some tough calls. That means you could be benching big names like Dez Bryant or Calvin Johnson for a man like Allen Hurns, and that's not something you may prefer. Benching star power like that is hard, but at this point with Calvin Johnson amassing a total of four points in his last two outings and Dez Bryant being a boom-or-bust with Kellen Moore under center, it's definitely something you have to consider when setting up your lineup this week. Let's get to the rankings to help you make some of those tough decisions.

Rank Player Team Opponent
1 Antonio Brown PIT @BAL
2 DeAndre Hopkins HOU @TEN
3 Brandon Marshall NYJ NE
4 Mike Evans TB CHI
5 Allen Robinson JAC @NO
6 Doug Baldwin SEA STL
7 Sammy Watkins BUF DAL
8 Martavis Bryant PIT @BAL
9 Demaryius Thomas DEN CIN
10 Julio Jones ATL CAR
11 Jeremy Maclin KC CLE
12 Alshon Jeffery CHI @TB
13 Eric Decker NYJ NE
14 Brandin Cooks NO JAC
15 A.J. Green CIN @DEN
16 DeSean Jackson WAS @PHI
17 Jarvis Landry MIA IND
18 Allen Hurns JAC @NO
19 Calvin Johnson DET SF
20 Larry Fitzgerald ARI GB
21 Amari Cooper OAK SD
22 Kamar Aiken BAL PIT
23 John Brown ARI GB
24 Golden Tate DET SF
25 Randall Cobb GB @ARI
26 Emmanuel Sanders DEN CIN
27 Michael Floyd ARI GB
28 Ted Ginn Jr. CAR @ATL
29 Rueben Randle NYG @MIN
30 T.Y. Hilton IND @MIA
31 Michel Crabtree OAK SD
32 Dez Bryant DAL @BUF
33 Jordan Matthews PHI WAS
34 Travis Benjamin CLE @KC
35 Tyler Lockett SEA STL
36 Willie Snead NO JAC
37 Anquan Boldin SF @DET
38 Markus Wheaton PIT @BAL
39 Marvin Jones CIN @DEN
40 James Jones GB @ARI
41 Pierre Garcon WAS @PHI
42 Dorial Green-Beckham TEN HOU
43 Brandon LaFell NE @NYJ
44 Donte Moncrief IND @MIA
45 Stefon Diggs MIN NYG
46 Tavon Austin STL @SEA
47 Jermaine Kearse SEA STL
48 Devante Parker MIA IND
49 Dontrelle Inman SD @OAK
50 Nate Washington HOU @TEN

This week I like all of the Seahawks receivers. Doug Baldwin, Tyler Lockett and Jermaine Kearse are all guys I would strongly consider in a fantasy lineup this week. The Seahawks passing game has come alive and everyone is cashing in on the action. WARNING: Although the Seahawks are on a hot streak, there is always a chance for a dud game. It's almost impossible for Baldwin to keep up this kind of production, but for the last four weeks he has proven otherwise. Baldwin is a must-start in my opinion, the other two are viable flex plays.

With Odell Beckham Jr.'s suspension appeal upheld tonight, Rueben Randle's fantasy stock will see a huge boost. Randle has had success over the past two weeks, but that could be contributed to all eyes being on OBJ. Randle is a give-and-take player this week. He will surely see an increased role against the Vikings, but the defense pressure will now be on him. Is he a good option? I'm a little wary, but I he can be used in the flex role. He isn't Beckham Jr., don't expect a 30-point game out of Randle. But in PPR, he should have a respectable game.

Let's talk about a guy who has given Doug Baldwin a run for his money lately, Ted Ginn Jr. He's had 2 touchdowns in the last three games and in that span has not scored below 26 fantasy points. One of those games was against Atlanta at home, where he scored a season-high 31 points. This week he gets Atlanta again, but on their home turf. Again, like many of the guys above, he is a WR3/flex play this week. But, I really like Ginn's production as of late. The Panthers are looking to stay undefeated and if they want a shot, Ginn has to stay an integral part of this offense.

For any questions on the rankings or player matchups, ask me on Twitter @NickPetraccione.