If you are still looking for rankings, this means you are still going in your fantasy playoffs, with this being either your championship game, or the semifinals. Every decision you make from now on can either keep your season alive, or it will cause it to come to an end just like that. With how great the position was last week, this week the WR position again could be the difference. Name value means nothing at this point. If someone has been struggling for awhile now (I am looking at you Randall Cobb) or someone has a bad matchup (A.J. Green) don't feel as though you have to play them. Their are better options this week. With that out of the way, let's get to my rankings for week 16.
|21||Ted Ginn Jr.||Panthers||Falcons|
Odell Beckham Jr. - As you may have noticed, I didn't rank Odell Beckham Jr. As of the time these rankings were made, his suspension is still in place, and an appeal will be heard on Wednesday. I am assuming the suspension is upheld. If for some crazy reason it does get changed, he shoots up to number 2 on this list, and Ruben Randle falls down to number 46.
DeSean Jackson - Four out of the last five weeks Jackson has scored a TD. That is some surprising consistency out of a guy you wouldn't expect it from. The main reason for that is his QB, Kirk Cousins. Cousins has been doing a decent job of keeping the defenses on their toes, which is allowing Jackson to break free for some long passes each game. With the Redskins facing the Eagles this week, I expect for Jackson to capitalize on at least one long TD, and possibly a second.
Julio Jones - With a matchup against Josh Norman, Jones falls a little bit in the rankings. The last time these two guys faced off, Jones still put up a decent line of 7 receptions for 88 yards. Julio is one of those guys who is mostly matchup proof, which is why he is still firmly inside the top 15 at the position. You are going to be playing him regardless, unless you were lucky enough to have 3 of the guys I ranked ahead of him on your team.
Ted Ginn Jr. - I can't explain this run he is on, but last week was the third consecutive game where he scored 2 TD's. At this point you almost would need to start him no matter what. I disagree a little bit with that statement though. While Ginn is a threat to continue to score TD's because of how special Cam Newton is playing, I have my doubts this week. Going up against the Falcons is the second worst matchup a receiver can have. The last time these two teams played, Ginn did score 2 TD's, but it was also on 2 receptions only. Again this raises doubts with him. I still have given him my highest ranking of the year at 22, but this means you shouldn't automatically be starting him, it just depends who your other options are.
A.J. Green - The guy with the worst matchup is Green. The Bengals are facing the Broncos, who will be placing Chris Harris on him. Harris allowed his first TD's to a receiver in 2 years last week when facing Antonio Brown. That is a ridiculous stretch that he was on, which was broken by arguably the best receiver in the league. Green has a lot going against him this week, A.J. McCarron will be his QB, and the matchup will be bad. I don't know if his back is still bothering him, but it is another knock on him for this week. The upside brings him up this high, but be warned that he could have a second disappointing week here.