WR Player Rankings for Week 16

WR Player Rankings for Week 16

Posted by Dawgmaticå on 12/20/11

WR Player Rankings Large - Week 16 - Calvin Johnson


(Rankings will be updated throughout the week)



WR Player Rankings – Week 16


(BYE:  Majority of the Games Are Played On Saturday, Dec. 24th)



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Wide Receivers                 (Updated:  Saturday, Dec. 24 - 11:11AM CT)




1.               Calvin Johnson (vs. SD) – After being double- and triple-covered for the majority of the second half of the season, the Oakland Raiders decided to lay off of Megatron for the most part in their matchup last weekend. BIG mistake. Calvin Johnson went off for a career day scoring two touchdowns while catching nine balls for 214 yards en route to a last-minute 28-27 victory for Detroit. I can all but guarantee San Diego doesn’t make the same mistake, making Johnson a risky call as my #1 receiver for the week, but the guy is simply too talented to deny with the Lions still vying for a playoff spot in the NFC. The Chargers are one of only 11 teams who have given up more touchdown catches than games played this season, so look for at least one out of Calvin this Saturday.

2.               Wes Welker (vs. Mia) – The Dolphins have certainly turned their season around after a dreadful 0-8 start with at least half of the credit going to the defense, but then you realize that not one of their five wins have come against a team better than 7-7.  New England handed Miami their first loss of the season back in Week 1 in a game that saw Wes Welker catch eight of his 12 targets for 160 yards and two touchdowns, so it’s obvious Brady and Belichick know what to do to beat them. With the Patriots controlling their own destiny in an effort to secure home field advantage throughout the playoffs, you can bet your ass they’ll be using the same game-plan that beat Miami the first time around—which means a whole hell of a lot of The Slot Machine this Saturday.

3.               A.J. Green (vs. Ari) – A.J. Green is the best rookie receiver I’ve seen since Randy Moss back in 1998—and I don’t throw around praise like that too often. He’s basically just one of those types of players that can seemingly get the job done no matter what a defense throws at him. Last weekend he burned the St. Louis Rams for 115 yards on six catches even though he played with a separated shoulder the entire second half, but it looks like he’ll be fine for the game this Saturday. Considering Arizona allows the second-most catches and yards in the league to opposing wide receivers, I expect A.J. to have his normal rookie-of-the-year type of stats by the end of the game.

4.               Brandon Marshall (@ NE) – Brandon Marshall started the year off on fire thanks to seven-catch, 139-yard performance against the Patriots back in Week 1. The 13 targets and 139 yards he put up in the game are still both season highs for him, though it’s very possible he out-does one of them this Saturday. Just last weekend, a similar-sized yet much less experienced Demaryius Thomas had seven catches on 13 targets for 116 yards against this awful Patriots defense, so it doesn’t look like they’ve figured out how to defend the pass over the course of the season. If Miami goes down early, which they should, look for Marshall to get somewhere around 15 targets from Matt Moore playing in catch-up mode and possibly end up with his best fantasy game of the season.

5.               Marques Colston (vs. Atl – Monday Night) – By no means has Colston been a fantasy savior this season, but he has been turning it on as of late and he absolutely loves to play these Atlanta Falcons. In fact, Colston has scored the more touchdowns and caught the second-most balls in his career against the Falcons. Back in Week 10 when these two teams faced off in Atlanta, Colston walked away from the Saints victory with eight catches on nine targets for 113 yards, numbers he should be able to at least repeat this Monday night. Considering how much these two teams score whenever they hook up (49.8 points per game in their last eight games), it wouldn’t shock me to see Marques end up with a touchdown or two to go along with his 100 yards.

6.               Larry Fitzgerald (@ Cin) 

7.               Roddy White (@ NO – Monday Night) 

8.               Steve Smith – Car (vs. TB) 


9.               Dwayne Bowe (vs. Oak) 

10.           Julio Jones (@ NO – Monday Night)

11.           Jordy Nelson (vs. Chi – Sunday Night, Christmas) 

12.           Jabar Gaffney (vs. Min) – TOP-5 SLEEPER CANDIDATE

13.           Jeremy Maclin (@ Dal) 

14.           Miles Austin (vs. Phi) 

15.           Percy Harvin (@ Was) 

16.           Dez Bryant (vs. Phi) 

17.           Victor Cruz (@ NYJ) 

18.           Santonio Holmes (vs. NYG) 


19.           Vincent Jackson (@ Det) – QUESTIONABLE TO PLAY

20.           Mike Wallace (vs. StL) 

21.           Laurent Robinson (vs. Phi) 

22.           Nate Washington (vs. Jax) 

23.           Hakeem Nicks (@ NYJ) 

24.           Santana Moss (vs. Min) 

25.           Antonio Brown (vs. StL)

26.           Darrius Heyward–Bey (@ KC) – POTENTIAL BUST

27.           Demaryius Thomas (@ Buf) 

28.           DeSean Jackson (@ Dal) 

29.           Stevie Johnson (vs. Den) 

30.           Brandon Lloyd (@ Pit) 

31.           Denarius Moore (@ KC) 

32.           Plaxico Burress (vs. NYG) 

33.           Nate Burleson (vs. SD) 

34.           Malcom Floyd (@ Det) 

35.           Mike Williams – TB (@ Car) 


36.           Lance Moore (vs. Atl – Monday Night) QUESTIONABLE TO PLAY

37.           Michael Crabtree (@ Sea) 

38.           Damian Williams (vs. Jax) 

39.           Pierre Garcon (vs. Hou – Thursday Night)

40.           David Nelson (vs. Den) 

41.           Steve Breaston (vs. Oak) 

42.           Torrey Smith (vs. Cle) 

43.           Randall Cobb (vs. Chi – Sunday Night, Christmas) 

44.           Titus Young (vs. SD) 

45.           Greg Little (@ Bal)

46.           Eric Decker (@ Buf) 

47.           Andre Roberts (@ Cin)

48.           Deion Branch (vs. Mia) – QUESTIONABLE TO PLAY

49.           Kevin Walter (@ Ind – Thursday Night) 


50.           Golden Tate (vs. SF)

51.           Reggie Wayne (vs. Hou – Thursday Night) 

52.           Robert Meachem (vs. Atl – Monday Night) 

53.           Early Doucet (@ Cin) 

54.           Jerome Simpson (vs. Ari) 

55.           Devin Aromashodu (@ Was) 

56.           James Jones (vs. Chi – Sunday Night, Christmas) 


57.           Doug Baldwin (vs. SF) QUESTIONABLE TO PLAY



58.           Jacoby Jones (@ Ind – Thursday Night) 

59.           Kyle Williams (@ Sea) 

60.           Vincent Brown (@ Det) 

61.           Lee Evans (vs. Cle)

62.           Davone Bess (@ NE)  

63.           Lavelle Hawkins (vs. Jax) 

64.           Donald Driver (vs. Chi – Sunday Night, Christmas) 

65.           Donte Stallworth (vs. Min)

66.           Dane Sanzenbacher (@ GB – Sunday Night, Christmas) 

67.           Jason Avant (@ Dal) 

68.           Brian Hartline (@ NE) 

69.           Ben Obomanu (vs. SF)

70.           Dexter McCluster (vs. Oak) 

71.           Brandon LaFell (vs. TB) 

72.           Harry Douglas (@ NO – Monday Night) 

73.           Earl Bennett (@ GB – Sunday Night, Christmas) 

74.           Jonathan Baldwin (vs. Oak) 

75.           Roy E. Williams (@ GB – Sunday Night, Christmas) 



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