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Week 17 Wide Receiver Rankings - Standard Leagues

With championships on the line this week, each decision can be the difference. Robert has his WR rankings for you to help make those decisions to win your league.

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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.

Rank Player Team Opponent
1 Odell Beckham Jr. Giants Eagles
2 Antonio Brown Steelers Browns
3 Julio Jones Falcons Saints
4 Brandon Marshall Jets Bills
5 DeAndre Hopkins Texans Jaguars
6 Eric Decker Jets Bills
7 Jeremy Maclin Chiefs Raiders
8 Allen Robinson Jaguars Texans
9 A.J. Green Bengals Ravens
10 Brandin Cooks Saints Falcons
11 Calvin Johnson Lions Bears
12 Martavis Bryant Steelers Browns
13 Demaryius Thomas Broncos Chargers
14 Michael Floyd Cardinals Seahawks
15 Doug Baldwin Seahawks Cardinals
16 Ted Ginn Jr. Panthers Buccaneers
17 Allen Hurns Jaguars Texans
18 John Brown Cardinals Seahawks
19 Jordan Matthews Eagles Giants
20 Sammy Watkins Bills Jets
21 Mike Evans Buccaneers Panthers
22 T.Y. Hilton Colts Titans
23 Jarvis Landry Dolphins Patriots
24 Emmanuel Sanders Broncos Chargers
25 Kamar Aiken Ravens Bengals
26 DeVante Parker Dolphins Patriots
27 Keshawn Martin Patriots Dolphins
28 Willie Snead Saints Falcons
29 Anquan Boldin 49ers Rams
30 Golden Tate Lions Bears
31 Amari Cooper Raiders Chiefs
32 Rueben Randle Giants Eagles
33 Larry Fitzgerald Cardinals Seahawks
34 Dorial Green-Beckham Titans Colts
35 Tyler Lockett Seahawks Cardinals
36 Travis Benjamin Browns Steelers
37 Marvin Jones Bengals Ravens
38 Markus Wheaton Steelers Browns
39 Michael Crabtree Raiders Chiefs
40 Terrance Williams Cowboys Redskins
41 Nate Washington Texans Jaguars
42 Randall Cobb Packers Vikings
43 James Jones Packers Vikings
44 Stefon Diggs Vikings Packers
45 Jermaine Kearse Seahawks Cardinals
46 Donte Moncrief Colts Titans
47 Corey Brown Panthers Buccaneers
48 Kenny Britt Rams 49ers
49 Dontrelle Inman Chargers Broncos
50 Brandon LaFell Patriots Dolphins

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.