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Week 16 Wide Receiver Rankings - Standard Leagues

With championships upon us, or semi-finals if you play through week 17, it is time to get ourselves ready to win our leagues. Robert has his WR rankings to help you do just that.

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If you are still looking for WR rankings in week 16 congratulations. This means that you have either made it to your championship, or that you are in the semi-finals. At this point in the season you know what you are doing and how you are making your decisions. Use these rankings as a guide to help you in making those all important decisions that could help you bring home that trophy. Now on to the rankings and a little bit of commentary on a few guys.

Rank Player Team Opponent
1 Odell Beckham Jr. Giants Eagles
2 Julio Jones Falcons Panthers
3 Antonio Brown Steelers Ravens
4 T.Y. Hilton Colts Raiders
5 Mike Evans Buccaneers Saints
6 Jordy Nelson Packers Vikings
7 Dez Bryant Cowboys Lions
8 Julian Edelman Patriots Jets
9 Demaryius Thomas Broncos Chiefs
10 Golden Tate Lions Cowboys
11 Amari Cooper Raiders Colts
12 Emmanuel Sanders Broncos Chiefs
13 Michael Thomas Saints Buccaneers
14 Brandin Cooks Saints Buccaneers
15 Doug Baldwin Seahawks Cardinals
16 Tyrell Williams Chargers Browns
17 DeSean Jackson Redskins Bears
18 Larry Fitzgerald Cardinals Seahawks
19 A.J. Green Bengals Texans
20 Alshon Jeffery Bears Redskins
21 Michael Crabtree Raiders Colts
22 Rishard Matthews Titans Jaguars
23 Jordan Matthews Eagles Giants
24 Jarvis Landry Dolphins Bills
25 Robby Anderson Jets Patriots
26 DeAndre Hopkins Texans Bengals
27 Tyreek Hill Chiefs Broncos
28 Stefon Diggs Vikings Packers
29 Ty Montgomery Packers Vikings
30 Davante Adams Packers Vikings
31 Sammy Watkins Bills Dolphins
32 Taylor Gabriel Falcons Panthers
33 Donte Moncrief Colts Raiders
34 Allen Robinson Jaguars Titans
35 Kenny Britt Rams 49ers
36 Jamison Crowder Redskins Bears
37 Malcolm Mitchell Patriots Jets
38 Dontrelle Inman Chargers Browns
39 Kelvin Benjamin Panthers Falcons
40 Willie Snead Saints Buccaneers
41 Terrelle Pryor Browns Chargers
42 Sterling Shepard Giants Eagles
43 Brandon Marshall Jets Patriots
44 Steve Smith Sr. Ravens Steelers
45 Mike Wallace Ravens Steelers
46 J.J. Nelson Cardinals Seahawks
47 Pierre Garcon Redskins Bears
48 Randall Cobb Packers Vikings
49 Tyler Lockett Seahawks Cardinals
50 Cameron Meredith Bears Redskins

Julio Jones - For the second consecutive week owners of Jones have had to keep him on the bench due to being a late inactive. Going into this week we think Jones will play, but as we have seen, that doesn't necesarrily mean he will actually suit up. I had suggested before to have Taylor Gabriel on your team ready to go if this happened. If he is owned by someone else though, you may need to find a different guy to plug in. Luckily this week you shouldn't have to look towards the waiver wire as any backup you already own should work with them playing the early game on Saturday. If he plays he is a must start and 2nd best option this week, but again just keep checking before kickoff.

A.J. Green - Unlike Julio Jones, if Green does suit up to play I don't have the confidence in him performing like he usually does. When someone has sat out as many games as Green has, there tends to be some rust upon returning to action. You couple this with a tough matchup against the Texans and you can see why Green slips outside my top 15. While in most cases you will still be starting Green this week if he isn't inactive, there is a chance I wouldn't recommend him as a starter. It isn't inconceivable to think that one person owns Tyrell Williams, Golden Tate, and any of the other receivers that are ranked ahead of him. If that is the case, I am benching Green no matter what this week and trusting the other three guys to bring home the victory.

Robby Anderson - This ranking is dependent on Bryce Petty starting. If Ryan Fitzpatrick is the starter you can move Robby Anderson all the way down to 46th, right behind J.J. Nelson. With Petty as his QB, we have seen Anderson score double digit fantasy points in each of the last three games. It is clear that Anderson is the number one guy when Petty is in there. While a matchup against the Patriots isn't ideal, the breakaway speed we have seen from Anderson should allow himself enough separation to catch some deep passes in this one.

Ty Montgomery - It is tough to pin down exactly what the Packers plan on doing this week. Last week against the Bears was the first time that they allowed Montgomery to rush the ball more than 9 times in a game. While it worked in that game, I don't think we can trust him to get that many carries again. If we don't expect him to carry the ball close to 15 times, he significantly loses value. The Packers have practically stopped throwing him the ball out of the backfield, so his value has become almost solely dependent on his ability to run the ball. The Vikings have a good defense, and while it didn't show against the Colts, that performance was not a sign of things to come, but rather a blip on the radar.