If you are still looking for rankings, this means you are in the championship, or just really dedicated to winning no matter what. Each decision that you make this week is key to winning. The biggest thing you need to recognize is to not overthink anything. You got to this point for a reason, don't try and overanalyze, keep the same process that you were using to get to this moment. One thing to keep in mind during week 17 is to recognize which teams will be sitting there starters and not playing them for the entire game. Currently the only team that we currently know that probably won't do this will be the Washington Redskins. I can see a scenario where they are the only team that does this, as the other playoff teams have something to play for. Now let's get to my rankings for week 16.
|1||Odell Beckham Jr.||Giants||Eagles|
|16||Ted Ginn Jr.||Panthers||Buccaneers|
Eric Decker - Consistency goes a long ways. That is what is carrying Decker up to his highest ranking yet this year. While it took till overtime for Decker to score, he was still his same old self this last week. You can almost write him down for 6 receptions, 80 yards, and 1 TD in this game. With playoff implications in this game, you know that the Jets are going to be relying on the big playmakers to get them there wins.
Brandin Cooks - He has been on an absolute tear in the second half of this year. In the last 8 games he has scored 8 TD's, and is averaging 84 yards a game. Even a hurt Drew Brees was good last week. While the matchup may not be ideal against the Falcons, they have been a little more porous as of late. You have to rely on Cooks despite the matchup, as it only takes one play out of him to make your week.
Michael Floyd and Doug Baldwin - I am lumping these two guys together as they are in similar territory. Both guys are playing great as of late, but so have the defenses. With both teams in this game playing for seeding purposes, we can expect both guys to play the full game. I do think that there is a slight chance that if Baldwin is having lingering pain that he does play less snaps then usual, hence him ranking one spot behind Floyd despite playing on a different level lately. Chances are you are playng both guys, and that is the play you should be making.
Keshawn Martin - Last week Martin was targeted 11 times, converting those into 7 receptions for 68 yards. While those aren't great numbers, it is good to see that their is at least one receiver we can trust to get the ball besides Gronkowski. I believe that they will continue to feed Martin the ball this week, as I am sure the Patriots will want to try and continue to build up his confidence right before the playoffs. A TD isn't assured in this game, but I do think he will come close to getting 90 receiving yards in this game.
Amari Cooper - It is really too bad Cooper has to face the Chiefs this week. Marcus Peters has been a star this year locking down all of the number one receivers he has been facing. Cooper had a great rookie season, but this is one of the guys you need to seriously consider sitting down during your championships. I just don't think you can trust him. In order for him to perform well for you Cooper will need to get one long TD for you.