Injuries have decimated the wide receiver position the past few weeks, and with teams either out of playoff contention or hoping to get healthy for the postseason, we’re seeing key guys get shut down seemingly everywhere. This past week, Chris Godwin was added to that list, and his absence creates a hole at the top of our Week 16 fantasy WR PPR rankings. 

Breshad Perriman will step in to fill it, but we all know he’s not as dependable as Godwin (hamstring) or Mike Evans (hamstring). After Perriman’s three-TD game in Week 15, it doesn’t feel like he’s a risk against Houston, but you never know what will happen will those types of players late in the year. 

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WEEK 16 NON-PPR RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

That’s why, especially in PPR leagues, it’s important to have some reliable, high-target options in your lineup. The top of our rankings is littered with stud receivers in favorable matchups, as usual, but it doesn’t take long to get to guys who could just as easily be out of our top 36 with bad matchups. Mike Williams (vs. Raiders), Will Fuller (@ Buccaneers), and DK Metcalf (vs. Cardinals) are the type of “big-play” receivers we don’t usually associate with PPR leagues, but all have the kind of matchups that should lead to good days, at least in yards and potential scores. They have to be in lineups, it’s that simple. 

WEEK 16 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Tight end

On the high-target front, we’re a little more worried about Julian Edelman (vs. Bills), Cooper Kupp (@ 49ers), and John Brown (@ Patriots) than usual given their matchups. Kupp has also been inconsistent lately, furthering worries there, though it helps that the 49ers are dealing with injuries all over their defense. Both Edelman and Kupp are still in the WR2 tier, so they should be in lineups, but you might have to take more chances with your WR3s. 

Statistically, the Panthers allow the most receptions to WRs, so it could be a profitable day for T.Y. Hilton (calf) if he’s healthy. The Cardinals also allow a lot of catches to receivers, which is another reason to like Metcalf (and obviously Tyler Lockett). The Ravens and Seahawks also rank in the top seven in WR catches, so guys like Jarvis Landry, Odell Beckham Jr., and Christian Kirk could rack up a few more points in PPR leagues, but we worry about their QBs enough to limit them to WR2/3 status. 

The Chiefs, Bengals, Patriots, Broncos, and Chargers have allowed the fewest WR catches this year. The Chiefs being that low probably surprises people, and it definitely doesn’t help the outlook of Allen Robinson and Anthony Miller. The former is a must-start, and the latter, who’s been red hot over the past five games, is going to be tough to sit, too. However, just know his upside is more limited than you might think. That’s also true of Danny Amendola against the Broncos. 

Reminder: Check back for updates during the week.

Week 16 PPR Rankings: WRs

WEEK 16 DFS: Lineup Builder

These rankings are for full-point PPR leagues.

Rank Player
1 Michael Thomas, NO @ TEN
2 DeAndre Hopkins, HOU @ TB
3 Julio Jones, ATL vs. JAX
4 Davante Adams, GB @ MIN
5 Keenan Allen, LAC vs. OAK
6 Amari Cooper, DAL @ PHI
7 Courtland Sutton, DEN vs. DET
8 Tyler Lockett, SEA vs. ARZ
9 Tyreek Hill, KC @ CHI
10 Breshad Perriman, TB vs. HOU
11 DeVante Parker, MIA vs. CIN
12 Tyler Boyd, CIN @ MIA
13 Allen Robinson, CHI vs. KC
14 D.J. Moore, CAR @ IND
15 Stefon Diggs, MIN vs. GB
16 Will Fuller V, HOU @ TB
17 Mike Williams, LAC vs. OAK
18 Jarvis Landry, CLE vs. BAL
19 Julian Edelman, NE vs. BUF
20 Terry McLaurin, WAS vs. NYG
21 T.Y. Hilton, IND vs. CAR
22 Cooper Kupp, LAR @ SF
23 Adam Thielen, MIN vs. GB
24 Kenny Golladay, DET @ DEN
25 A.J. Brown, TEN vs. NO
26 Odell Beckham Jr., CLE vs. BAL
27 Chris Conley, JAX @ ATL
28 Golden Tate, NYG @ WAS
29 Christian Kirk, ARZ @ SEA
30 Emmanuel Sanders, SF vs. LAR
31 Michael Gallup, DAL @ PHI
32 DK Metcalf, SEA vs. ARZ
33 Robert Woods, LAR @ SF
34 Marquise Brown, BAL @ CLE
35 Anthony Miller, CHI vs. KC
36 John Brown, BUF @ NE
37 Deebo Samuel, SF vs. LAR
38 Justin Watson, TB vs. HOU
39 James Washington, PIT @ NYJ
40 Dede Westbrook, JAX @ ATL
41 Sterling Shepard, NYG @ WAS
42 Russell Gage, ATL vs. JAX
43 Danny Amendola, DET @ DEN
44 Darius Slayton, NYG @ WAS
45 Keelan Cole, JAX @ ATL
46 Jamison Crowder, NYJ vs. PIT
47 Kenny Stills, HOU @ TB
48 Nelson Agholor, PHI vs. DAL
49 Curtis Samuel, CAR @ IND
50 Diontae Johnson, PIT @ NYJ
51 Larry Fitzgerald, ARZ @ SEA
52 Cole Beasley, BUF @ NE
53 Robby Anderson, NYJ vs. PIT
54 Tyrell Williams, OAK @ LAC
55 Tim Patrick, DEN vs. DET
56 Alex Erickson, CIN @ MIA
57 Steven Sims Jr., WAS vs. NYG
58 Corey Davis, TEN vs. NO
59 Brandin Cooks, LAR @ SF
60 Zach Pascal, IND vs. CAR
61 Albert Wilson, MIA vs. CIN
62 Marcus Johnson, IND vs. CAR
63 John Ross III, CIN @ MIA
64 Greg Ward, PHI vs. DAL
65 Kendrick Bourne, SF vs. LAR
66 Randall Cobb, DAL @ PHI
67 Sammy Watkins, KC @ CHI
68 Mohamed Sanu, NE vs. BUF
69 Mecole Hardman, KC @ CHI
70 Willie Snead, BAL @ CLE
71 Josh Gordon, SEA vs. ARZ
72 Allen Lazard, GB @ MIN
73 Ted Ginn Jr., NO @ TEN
74 Phillip Dorsett, NE vs. BUF
75 Josh Reynolds, LAR @ SF
76 Tre’Quan Smith, NO @ TEN
77 Marquez Valdes-Scantling, GB @ MIN
78 Demarcus Robinson, KC @ CHI
79 Geronimo Allison, GB @ MIN
80 Olabisi Johnson, MIN vs. GB

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