Week 16 Fantasy WR Rankings: Chris Godwin injury, Jaguars breakouts create more sleepers

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Seriously, what were the odds before the season that Breshad Perriman would be in the top 10 in our Week 16 fantasy WR rankings? A million-to-one seems a little high, but...close, right? Well, thanks to hamstring injuries for Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, Perriman becomes the de facto No. 1 receiver for one of football's pass-happiest teams -- in a favorable matchup -- so here he is, safely on the "start 'em" side of the start-or-sit bubble.

He's not the only surprise in our starter's tier. Chris Conley and Keelan Cole (@ Falcons) both impressed in the absence of DJ Chark (foot) and have another favorable matchup. Anthony Miller (vs. Chiefs) just keeps on getting targets and producing, Darius Slayton (@ Redskins) is a touchdown machine, and Terry McLaurin (vs. Giants) is suddenly good again. At least one of James Washington or Diontae Johnson (@ Jets) is a good bet to go off this week, too. Throw in high-upside secondary receivers like Mike Williams (vs. Raiders), DK Metcalf (vs. Cardinals), and Will Fuller (@ Buccaneers) in favorable matchups, and you have a lot of choices for your WR3 spots.

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

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Of course, there are always unfavorable matchups to go along with all the favorable. John Brown (@ Patriots) gets the Stephon Gilmore treatment, while Julian Edelman (vs. Bills), while likely avoiding Tre'Davious White, also gets a tough matchup against the Bills. Chances are, you'll still start both, but Brown is riskier. The Rams trio (@ 49ers) comes with risks, but Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods are tough to sit after watching how Julio Jones carved up the depleted 49ers defense last week.

The Jets' up-and-down duo of Robby Anderson and Jamison Crowder (vs. Steelers) won't have an easy time and are likely both too risky to play, while the same is true for Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham Jr. (vs. Ravens), but they're both too talented to sit. Tyrell Williams (@ Chargers), Danny Amendola (@ Broncos), and Greg Ward (vs. Cowboys) are three of last week's heroes who aren't likely to replicate their Week 15 showings.

WEEK 16 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end

Perhaps the toughest call of the week is with Adam Thielen, who caught all three of his targets for 27 yards last week and gets a statistically difficult matchup against the Packers on Monday night. Green Bay just allowed a pair of 100-yard receivers to the Bears, but Thielen seems to be operating at less-than-100 percent.

MORE WEEK 16:
Waiver pickups | FAAB planning | Stock watch | Snap counts | Fantasy playoff tips

Ultimately, there are no shortage of options for your WR2 and WR3 spots, and you can drive yourself crazy trying to find the perfect players. Before the games kick off, anything seems possible, but if you figure out what your team needs more -- a high ceiling or a high floor -- and pay attention to the weather, you'll at least give yourself a chance.

WEEK 16 DFS LINEUPS:
FD Cash | FD GPP | DK Cash | DK GPP | Y! Cash | Y! GPP

Note: We'll continue to update these rankings all week, so check back for the latest and individual player analysis.

MORE WEEK 16 DFS: Stacks | Values | Lineup Builder

Week 16 Fantasy WR Rankings

12 DeVante Parker, MIA vs. CIN

These rankings are for standard, non-PPR leagues.

Rank

Player

1

DeAndre Hopkins, HOU @ TB

2

Michael Thomas, NO @ TEN

3

Julio Jones, ATL vs. JAX

4

Davante Adams, GB @ MIN

5

Amari Cooper, DAL @ PHI

6

Keenan Allen, LAC vs. OAK

7

Courtland Sutton, DEN vs. DET

8

Tyreek Hill, KC @ CHI

9

Tyler Lockett, SEA vs. ARZ

10

DJ Chark, JAX @ ATL

11

Breshad Perriman, TB vs. HOU

12

DeVante Parker, MIA vs. CIN

13

Allen Robinson, CHI vs. KC

14

Tyler Boyd, CIN @ MIA

15

Mike Williams, LAC vs. OAK

16

Will Fuller V, HOU @ TB

17

D.J. Moore, CAR @ IND

18

Stefon Diggs, MIN vs. GB

19

Terry McLaurin, WAS vs. NYG

20

T.Y. Hilton, IND vs. CAR

21

Julian Edelman, NE vs. BUF

22

Jarvis Landry, CLE vs. BAL

23

Kenny Golladay, DET @ DEN

24

Adam Thielen, MIN vs. GB

25

A.J. Brown, TEN vs. NO

26

Cooper Kupp, LAR @ SF

27

Odell Beckham Jr., CLE vs. BAL

28

Emmanuel Sanders, SF vs. LAR

29

Golden Tate, NYG @ WAS

30

Anthony Miller, CHI vs. KC

31

DK Metcalf, SEA vs. ARZ

32

Marquise Brown, BAL @ CLE

33

Michael Gallup, DAL @ PHI

34

John Brown, BUF @ NE

35

Deebo Samuel, SF vs. LAR

36

Christian Kirk, ARZ @ SEA

37

Justin Watson, TB vs. HOU

38

Robert Woods, LAR @ SF

39

James Washington, PIT @ NYJ

40

Dede Westbrook, JAX @ ATL

41

Darius Slayton, NYG @ WAS

42

Sterling Shepard, NYG @ WAS

43

Russell Gage, ATL vs. JAX

44

Chris Conley, JAX @ ATL

45

Kenny Stills, HOU @ TB

46

Danny Amendola, DET @ DEN

47

Curtis Samuel, CAR @ IND

48

Diontae Johnson, PIT @ NYJ

49

Robby Anderson, NYJ vs. PIT

50

Tyrell Williams, OAK @ LAC

51

Larry Fitzgerald, ARZ @ SEA

52

Jamison Crowder, NYJ vs. PIT

53

Greg Ward, PHI vs. DAL

54

Corey Davis, TEN vs. NO

55

Cole Beasley, BUF @ NE

56

Tim Patrick, DEN vs. DET

57

Brandin Cooks, LAR @ SF

58

Zach Pascal, IND vs. CAR

59

Alex Erickson, CIN @ MIA

60

Marcus Johnson, IND vs. CAR

61

Steven Sims Jr., WAS vs. NYG

62

John Ross III, CIN @ MIA

63

Kendrick Bourne, SF vs. LAR

64

Sammy Watkins, KC @ CHI

65

Albert Wilson, MIA vs. CIN

66

JJ Arcega-Whiteside, PHI vs. DAL

67

Randall Cobb, DAL @ PHI

68

Mohamed Sanu, NE vs. BUF

69

Mecole Hardman, KC @ CHI

70

Willie Snead, BAL @ CLE

71

Hunter Renfrow, OAK @ LAC

72

Ted Ginn Jr., NO @ TEN

73

Allen Lazard, GB @ MIN

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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