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Wide Receiver Rankings for Week 16 Fantasy Football

Week 16 fantasy football is here, and so it’s time to take a look at wide receiver rankings for the weekend.

Start Amon-Ra St. Brown. Ram-receivers Van Jefferson Jr. and Odell Beckham Jr. won’t see a dominant workload like Cooper Kupp but they will have highly productive outings against Minnesota’s atrocious secondary. Arizona’s Christian Kirk is a must-start WR2, operating as the Cards’ No. 1 pass catcher in DeAndre Hopkins’ absence.

Here are my .5PPR wide receiver rankings for 2021 Week 16. I’ve also got for you my top streaming option this week along with my favorite DFS play (salary via FanDuel).

Make sure to check back here throughout the week as I will be making sure to update them as quickly as possible with any new information. As always, if you have specific rankings or starts & sits questions, hit me up on Twitter @Ginger__Nic.

Stream of the Week: Amon-Ra St. Brown at Atlanta Falcons

The fact that ARSB is still a free agent in 70% of Yahoo! leagues is an indictment on the season-long fantasy community. The dynamic rookie slot receiver was hot off of fruitful, back-to-back 12-target outings before torching Arizona’s defense last week (11 targets, 8 catches, 90 yards, and 1 touchdown). Atlanta’s slot coverage has been among the league’s worst this year, hampered by injury but kneecapped from the beginning by a lack of talent. The young Lion is a mid-to-low fantasy WR1 this week.

DFS Play of the Week: Cooper Kupp ($9,800) at Minnesota Vikings

The Vikings’ secondary was among the league’s worst before they got fed up and cut starting CB Bashaud Breeland last week and they finished Week 15 bottom-5 as expected, having allowed 3,530 receiving yards and 25 touchdowns on the year. Fantasy’s top scoring WR is going to eat them alive. You do not want to be the person who leaves Kupp out of one’s lineup. Eat the chalk.

Week 16 Wide Receiver Rankings
RankNameTeamOpp
1Cooper KuppLAR@ MIN
2Davante AdamsGBvs CLE
3Tyreek HillKCvs PIT
4Justin JeffersonMINvs LAR
5Deebo SamuelSF@ TEN
6Diontae JohnsonPIT@ KC
7Keenan AllenLAC@ HOU
8Stefon DiggsBUF@ NE
9CeeDee LambDALvs WAS
10Christian KirkARIvs IND
11Hunter RenfrowLVvs DEN
12Ja'Marr ChaseCINvs BAL
13Tee HigginsCINvs BAL
14A.J. GreenARIvs IND
15Joshua PalmerLAC@ HOU
16Amari CooperDALvs WAS
17Van JeffersonLAR@ MIN
18Jaylen WaddleMIA@ NO
19Darnell MooneyCHI@ SEA
20Tyler LockettSEAvs CHI
21Russell GageATLvs DET
22Emmanuel SandersBUF@ NE
23Michael Pittman Jr.IND@ ARI
24Odell Beckham Jr.LAR@ MIN
25Chase ClaypoolPIT@ KC
26DeVante ParkerMIA@ NO
27Marquise BrownBAL@ CIN
28D.K. MetcalfSEAvs CHI
29D.J. MooreCARvs TB
30Brandon AiyukSF@ TEN
31Michael GallupDALvs WAS
32Jarvis LandryCLE@ GB
33Adam ThielenMINvs LAR
34K.J. OsbornMINvs LAR
35Braxton BerriosNYJvs JAC
36DeVonta SmithPHIvs NYG
37Amon-Ra St. BrownDET@ ATL
38Josh ReynoldsDET@ ATL
39Terry McLaurinWAS@ DAL
40Jerry JeudyDEN@ LV
41Rashod BatemanBAL@ CIN
42Marvin Jones Jr.JAC@ NYJ
43Nico CollinsHOUvs LAC
44Tyler BoydCINvs BAL
45Allen LazardGBvs CLE
46Courtland SuttonDEN@ LV
47Antoine WesleyARIvs IND
48Jakobi MeyersNEvs BUF
49Nick Westbrook-IkhineTENvs SF
50Donovan Peoples-JonesCLE@ GB
51Jauan JenningsSF@ TEN
52Kadarius ToneyNYG@ PHI
53Isaiah McKenzieBUF@ NE
54Laquon TreadwellJAC@ NYJ
55Kenny GolladayNYG@ PHI
56Chester RogersTENvs SF
57James WashingtonPIT@ KC
58Andy IsabellaARIvs IND
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