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Week 16 Wide Receiver Rankings - PPR Leagues

It's semifinal/championship weekend for all leagues out there and Nick gives you his rankings to help you down the home-stretch.

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It all boils down to this. Either this week is your semifinal game or your championship matchup. If you’ve reached this far, congratulations. But there’s no time to celebrate now, let’s get you prepared with this weeks rankings.

Rank Player Team Opponent
1 Antonio Brown PIT BAL
2 Odell Beckham Jr. NYG @PHI
3 Mike Evans TB @NO
4 Julio Jones ATL @CAR
5 T.Y. Hilton IND @OAK
6 Jordy Nelson GB MIN
7 Julian Edelman NE NYJ
8 Dez Bryant DAL DET
9 Michael Crabtree OAK IND
10 Brandin Cooks NO TB
11 Demaryius Thomas DEN @KC
12 Ty Montgomery GB MIN
13 Amari Cooper OAK IND
14 Jarvis Landry MIA @BUF
15 Emmanuel Sanders DEN @KC
16 Golden Tate DET @DAL
17 A.J. Green CIN @HOU
18 Tyrell Williams SD @CLE
19 Doug Baldwin SEA ARI
20 Davante Adams GB MIN
21 Dontrelle Inman SD @CLE
22 Larry Fitzgerald ARI @SEA
23 Rishard Matthews TEN @JAC
24 Alshon Jeffery CHI WAS
25 Jamison Crowder WAS @CHI
26 DeAndre Hopkins HOU CIN
27 Malcolm Mitchell NE NYJ
28 Cameron Meredith CHI WAS
29 Willie Snead NO TB
30 DeSean Jackson WAS @CHI
31 Kenny Britt LA SF
32 Sammy Watkins BUF MIA
33 Tyreek Hill KC DEN
34 Jordan Matthews PHI NYG
35 Robby Anderson NYJ @NE
36 Steve Smith BAL @PIT
37 Pierre Garcon WAS @CHI
38 Stefon Diggs MIN @GB
39 Taylor Gabriel ATL @CAR
40 Mike Wallace BAL @PIT
41 Tyler Lockett SEA ARI
42 Sterling Shepard NYG @PHI
43 Allen Robinson JAC TEN
44 Ted Ginn CAR ATL
45 Terrelle Pryor CLE SD
46 Kelvin Benjamin CAR ATL
47 Marqise Lee JAC TEN
48 Brandon Marshall NYJ @NE
49 Marvin Jones DET @DAL
50 Jeremy Maclin KC DEN

Ty Montgomery - He's been on a rollercoaster this season. He boarded the ride in week six and seven and shot way up on everyone's charts after week seven. Then he came down for about four to five weeks. But now Monty is back on the rise and he looks to be Green Bay's go-to running back option. And that's really what this rankings is based around. I think he put on a good enough showing that even if James Starks comes back from Green Bay, Montgomery will be the leading running back. Sprinkle about two or three receptions in and he should have himself a very good day. The Vikings defense hasn't been as tough against the run game as of late and the Colts proved that last week. He's a solid option in any playoff game.

A.J. Green - I put this ranking down much like I did Julio Jones' ranking last week. It's contingent on if Green plays. I think the Bengals star is eager to get back to the field. He practiced on a limited basis all of last week and is still limited this week. He was eyeing this week as his comeback, but I don't know if Cincinnati will rush him back at all considering they aren't in the playoff hunt. There's still a part of me that thinks he will get into the action and I know Green is dying to see the field again. He's Andy Dalton's favorite receiver and balls will be coming left and right to him if he plays. But he plays on SATURDAY. So check on his health constantly. Is he someone I would risk my playoffs on if there are still questions? No, but if he is all of the sudden good to go, I don't see how you could bench him.

Tyler Lockett - I know he's two really good games in the past three weeks, but I would keep this guy on my bench. He relies 100% on the big play. And he's not going to get that every week and I don't think he does against a good Arizona defense.

Amari Cooper - I feel for all the Cooper owners out there. He is crashing in a time when fantasy owners need him most. The last two weeks he has combined for ten points and he hasn't had more than 59 yards since week eight. But I think he brings it back this week. He faces the Colts, which are one of the league's worst pass defenses. He's a WR2 for me this week.

Want more input or have questions about who to start/sit this week? Ask me on Twitter @NickPetraccione.