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Fantasy Football Rankings: Wide receivers for Week 16

Ranking the best wide receivers by matchup and opportunity for Week 16 of the 2018 NFL Season.

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For many fantasy football managers, Week 15 of the 2019 NFL season never happened. The Men In Black — according to eyewitness accounts — wiped the memories of a bevy of fantasy players across America. It’s good that they did; having to deal with performances like Adam Thielen catching two passes in a game where his team scored 41 points and Keenan Allen being ruled out of bounds on what would’ve been a spectacular touchdown and exiting for the rest of the game might’ve caused some serious aftermath health problems.

Thankfully, I wasn’t part of that group. All I had to do was sit back and watch Alvin Kamara eliminate two of my teams from the playoffs — one of which featured the outstanding duo of Phillip Lindsay (6.4 points) and Zach Ertz (3.7), while the other couldn’t hold on to a 27-point lead against Kamara and Christian McCaffrey because Curtis Samuel and Wil Lutz ended up on milk cartons after the first quarter.

Enough of my complaining, though. Hopefully, you made the championship and are in a good position to win some money and/or some bragging rights. Let’s get to what looks like an unpredictable wide receiver position this week.

WR Rankings - Week 16

Rank Player Team Opponent Previous Week Stats
Rank Player Team Opponent Previous Week Stats
1 DeAndre Hopkins HOU @PHI 10/170/2 on 11 targets at NYJ
2 Antonio Brown PIT @NO 4/49/1 on 7 targets vs. NE
3 Julio Jones ATL @CAR 6/82/1 on 8 targets vs. ARI
4 Tyreek Hill KC @SEA 4/46 on 7 targets vs. LAC
5 Davante Adams GB @NYJ 8/119 on 13 targets at CHI
6 JuJu Smith-Schuster PIT @NO 4/40 on 10 targets vs. NE
7 Adam Thielen MIN @DET 2/19 on 2 targets vs. MIA
8 T.Y. Hilton IND NYG 5/85 on 8 targets vs. DAL
9 Amari Cooper DAL TB 4/32 on 7 targets at IND
10 Michael Thomas NO PIT 7/49 on 9 targets at CAR
11 Robert Woods LAR @ARI 7/74 on 9 targets vs. PHI
12 Stefon Diggs MIN @DET 4/49/1 on 7 targets vs. MIA
13 Keenan Allen LAC BAL Left game vs. KC with hip injury
14 Julian Edelman NE BUF 7/90 on 11 targets at PIT
15 Mike Evans TB @DAL 4/121 on 9 targets at BAL
16 Brandin Cooks LAR @ARI 6/59 on 7 targets vs. PHI
17 Robby Anderson NYJ GB 7/96/1 on 11 targets vs. HOU
18 Alshon Jeffery PHI HOU 8/160 on 8 targets at LAR
19 Tyler Lockett SEA KC 2/45 on 2 targets at SF
20 Dante Pettis SF CHI 5/83 on 5 targets vs. SEA
21 Robert Foster BUF @NE 4/108/1 on 5 targets vs. DET
22 Larry Fitzgerald ARI LAR 7/82 on 8 targets at ATL
23 Corey Davis TEN WAS 3/33 on 6 targets at NYG
24 Kenny Golladay DET MIN 7/146 on 8 targets at BUF
25 Josh Gordon NE BUF 1/19 on 2 targets at PIT
26 Jarvis Landry CLE CIN 3/37 on 8 targets at DEN
27 Doug Baldwin SEA KC 4/77/2 on 6 targets at SF
28 DaeSean Hamilton DEN @OAK 7/46 on 12 targets vs. CLE
29 Mike Williams LAC BAL 7/76/2 on 9 targets at KC
30 Adam Humphries TB @DAL 4/23 on 6 targets at BAL
31 Antonio Callaway CLE CIN 5/35/1 on 7 targets at DEN
32 Allen Robinson CHI @SF 3/54 on 7 targets vs. GB
33 Tim Patrick DEN @OAK 5/65 on 8 targets vs. CLE
34 Sterling Shepard NYG @IND 2/37 on 9 targets vs. TEN
35 Demaryius Thomas HOU @PHI 6/59 on 8 targets at NYJ
36 Dede Westbrook JAX @MIA 3/21 on 5 targets vs. WAS
37 Josh Reynolds LAR @ARI 5/70 on 12 targets vs. PHI
38 Calvin Ridley ATL @CAR 5/42 on 7 targets vs. ARI
39 Courtland Sutton DEN @OAK 5/42 on 6 targets vs. CLE
40 Jamison Crowder WAS @TEN 4/46 on 4 targets at JAX
41 Golden Tate PHI HOU 5/43 on 5 targets at LAR
42 Curtis Samuel CAR ATL 1/17 on 4 targets vs. NO
43 Jordy Nelson OAK DEN 6/88 on 8 targets at CIN
44 Zay Jones BUF @NE 1/11 on 6 targets vs. DET
45 D.J. Moore CAR ATL 2/12 on 3 targets vs. NO
46 Demarcus Robinson KC @SEA 2/7/1 on 3 targets vs. LAC
47 Taywan Taylor TEN WAS 2/17 on 5 targets at NYG
48 Chris Godwin TB @DAL 0/0/0 on 3 targets at BAL
49 Michael Gallup DAL TB 0/0/0 on 0 targets at IND
50 John Ross CIN @CLE 1/6 on 5 targets vs. OAK