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Wide receiver PPR rankings for Week 16 fantasy football

We take you through some of the best PPR wide receivers going in Week 16 for fantasy football, including a few viable streamers.

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys in the second quarter at ATT Stadium. Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Friday injury report

Terry McLaurin is probably the most surprising receiver likely out this week, as he is doubtful with an ankle injury to take on the Panthers. We should see a lot of Logan Thomas.

Keenan Allen was able to get a limited practice in of Friday, so his chances of playing are good, but we can’t be sure he is 100 percent.

Tyreek Hill is questionable against the Falcons, but Coach Andy Reid believes he will play. That means you start him.

The Dolphins didn’t bring in any practice squad receivers, so DeVante Parker and Jakeem Grant look like they should be able to go against the Raiders.

Out: Kenny Golladay (hip), Deebo Samuel (hamstring), Julio Jones (hamstring), Marcus Johnson (quadricep), Collin Johnson (hamstring), Tyler Boyd (concussion), Golden Tate (calf)
Doubtful: Terry McLaurin (ankle),
Questionable: Larry Fitzgerald (groin), Jakeem Grant (hamstring), DeVante Parker (hamstring), Tyreek Hill (hamstring), Cordarrelle Patterson (knee), Allen Robinson (hamstring), Keenan Allen (hamstring), Marquise Brown (knee), Dez Bryant (thigh),

Thursday injury report

Deebo Samuel ruled out.

Allen Robinson was downgraded from a full practice participant to DNP on Thursday. He’s listed with a hamstring.

A.J. Brown was downgraded from limited to DNP with an ankle injury.

DNP: Tre’Quan Smith (ankle), Kenny Golladay (hip), Terry McLaurin, Allen Robinson (hamstring), Tyler Boyd (concussion), Julio Jones (hamstring), Marquise Brown (knee), Keenan Allen (hamstring), A.J. Brown (ankle), Golden Tate (calf)
Limited: DeVante Parker (hamstring), Jakeem Grant (hamstring), Tyreek Hill (hamstring), Larry Fitzgerald (groin), Allen Lazard (core, wrist), Michael Gallup (hip), Jalen Reagor (ankle), Denzel Mims (foot)
Full: Hunter Renfrow (concussion), Le’Veon Bell (knee), Curtis Samuel (hamstring), Jamison Crowder (calf, thigh), Stefon Diggs (foot), Jarvis Landry (hip)

Wednesday injury report:

Keenan Allen didn’t practice on Wednesday. He ended up playing through the injury last week and is probably just getting some rest to start this week, but keep an eye on his status. We’d like to see a full practice before starting him in the fantasy championships.

Julio Jones remains out of practice. He still has a chance to play this week against the Chiefs.

DeVante Parker get in a limited practice session. He appears close to returning, but a full practice on Thursday would be good to see before he faces the Raiders on Saturday.

Terry McLaurin didn’t practice due to an ankle injury, but he’s likely to continue playing through the injury as he has of late.

Tyreek Jill didn’t practice due to his hamstring, but it would be surprising if he doesn’t suit up against Atlanta this weekend.

DNP: Keenan Allen (hamstring), Tre’Quan Smith (ankle), Collin Johnson (hamstring), Julio Jones (hamstring), Tyler Boyd (concussion), Larry Fitzgerald (groin), Jakeem Grant (hamstring), DeVante Parker (hamstring), Terry McLaurin (ankle), Tyreek Hill (hamstring)
Limited: Keke Coutee (foot), Allen Lazard (core), Jamison Crowder (calf/thigh), Denzel Mims (foot), Jalen Reagor (ankle), A.J. Brown (ankle)
Full: Hunter Renfrow (concussion)

Week 15 was a good one for wide receivers, as nine topped 20 PPR points. The leader was Calvin Ridley, who has put up two big games with Julio Jones out the last two weeks. He could get a shot to keep that up in what should be a pass-happy game against the Chiefs this week.

DeAndre Hopkins has now put back-to-back big yardage days together after a bit of a slump for him. He came up big for your fantasy playoffs and now gets a scuffling 49ers defense at home in the fantasy championships.

And what about this Brandon Aiyuk fella? The rookie keeps putting up big numbers despite some bad quarterback play. He’s topped 19 fantasy points in his last five games and ranks 13th in average fantasy points for wide receivers ahead of Robert Woods, Tyler Lockett, Julio Jones Terry McLaurin, D.J. Moore, and well, you get the picture.

Injury news

Tyler Boyd will be in the concussion protocol for Week 16.

Michael Gallup suffered a hip pointer in Week 15. We’ll need to keep track of his practices to see if he’ll be available this week against the Eagles, but the signs appear to be positive.

Kenny Golladay still isn’t on I.R., but probably won’t suit up this week against the Buccaneers.

Julio Jones could be shut down with his hamstring injury, but they haven’t done it yet. He still has a chance to play this week.

Streaming options

Rashard Higgins, Browns

Higgins continues to play well as quarterback Baker Mayfield has taken a nice step forward of late. This week they get to face the poor Jets pass defense coming off a big win again the Rams. The Jets will likely have a post-win hangover this week, while the Browns are in contention for the AFC North crown.

T.Y. Hilton, Colts

Hilton is coming off his worst game in four weeks with four receptions for 71 yards. The Steelers defense has been wrecked by injuries and can be beaten through the air. Don’t shy away from Hilton despite what looks like a tough matchup on paper.

Wide receiver PPR rankings for Week 18

Rk Name Team Opp
Rk Name Team Opp
1 Cooper Kupp LAR vs SF
2 Deebo Samuel SF @ LAR
3 Tyreek Hill KC @ DEN
4 Justin Jefferson MIN vs CHI
5 Stefon Diggs BUF vs NYJ
6 Ja'Marr Chase CIN @ CLE
7 A.J. Brown TEN @ HOU
8 Diontae Johnson PIT @ BAL
9 Mike Evans TB vs CAR
10 Tee Higgins CIN @ CLE
11 Keenan Allen LAC @ LV
12 CeeDee Lamb DAL @ PHI
13 Amon-Ra St. Brown DET vs GB
14 Hunter Renfrow LV vs LAC
15 D.K. Metcalf SEA @ ARI
16 Jaylen Waddle MIA vs NE
17 Michael Pittman Jr. IND @ JAC
18 Tyler Lockett SEA @ ARI
19 Brandin Cooks HOU vs TEN
20 Odell Beckham Jr. LAR vs SF
21 Christian Kirk ARI vs SEA
22 Van Jefferson LAR vs SF
23 Amari Cooper DAL @ PHI
24 DJ Moore CAR @ TB
25 Marquise Brown BAL vs PIT
26 Darnell Mooney CHI @ MIN
27 Terry McLaurin WAS @ NYG
28 Brandon Aiyuk SF @ LAR
29 Mike Williams LAC @ LV
30 Russell Gage ATL vs NO
31 Cordarrelle Patterson ATL vs NO
32 Elijah Moore NYJ @ BUF
33 Tyler Boyd CIN @ CLE
34 Chase Claypool PIT @ BAL
35 DeVante Parker MIA vs NE
36 Jakobi Meyers NE @ MIA
37 Cyril Grayson Jr. TB vs CAR
38 A.J. Green ARI vs SEA
39 K.J. Osborn MIN vs CHI
40 Braxton Berrios NYJ @ BUF
41 Kendrick Bourne NE @ MIA
42 Jarvis Landry CLE vs CIN
43 Jerry Jeudy DEN vs KC
44 Josh Reynolds DET vs GB
45 Cole Beasley BUF vs NYJ
46 Rashod Bateman BAL vs PIT
47 Courtland Sutton DEN vs KC
48 Gabriel Davis BUF vs NYJ
49 Marquez Callaway NO @ ATL
50 Marvin Jones Jr. JAC vs IND
51 Julio Jones TEN @ HOU
52 Joshua Palmer LAC @ LV
53 DeVonta Smith PHI vs DAL
54 Zay Jones LV vs LAC
55 Breshad Perriman TB vs CAR
56 Donovan Peoples-Jones CLE vs CIN
57 Cedrick Wilson Jr. DAL @ PHI
58 Kenny Golladay NYG vs WAS
59 Isaiah McKenzie BUF vs NYJ
60 Allen Robinson II CHI @ MIN
61 Kadarius Toney NYG vs WAS
62 Davante Adams GB @ DET
63 Jamison Crowder NYJ @ BUF
64 Tim Patrick DEN vs KC
65 Robby Anderson CAR @ TB
66 Allen Lazard GB @ DET
67 Marquez Valdes-Scantling GB @ DET
68 T.Y. Hilton IND @ JAC
69 Laquon Treadwell JAC vs IND
70 Mecole Hardman KC @ DEN
71 Tyler Johnson TB vs CAR
72 Emmanuel Sanders BUF vs NYJ
73 Byron Pringle KC @ DEN
74 Jalen Guyton LAC @ LV
75 Antoine Wesley ARI vs SEA
76 Laviska Shenault Jr. JAC vs IND
77 Quez Watkins PHI vs DAL
78 Nelson Agholor NE @ MIA
79 Rondale Moore ARI vs SEA
80 Nico Collins HOU vs TEN
81 Nick Westbrook-Ikhine TEN @ HOU
82 Jauan Jennings SF @ LAR
83 DeSean Jackson LV vs LAC
84 Demarcus Robinson KC @ DEN
85 Tre'Quan Smith NO @ ATL
86 Scotty Miller TB vs CAR
87 DeAndre Carter WAS @ NYG
88 Damiere Byrd CHI @ MIN
89 Bryan Edwards LV vs LAC
90 Malik Taylor GB @ DET
91 Olamide Zaccheaus ATL vs NO
92 Jalen Reagor PHI vs DAL
93 Darius Slayton NYG vs WAS
94 Keelan Cole Sr. NYJ @ BUF
95 Kalif Raymond DET vs GB
96 Adam Humphries WAS @ NYG
97 Tavon Austin JAC vs IND
98 Kristian Wilkerson NE @ MIA
99 Ray-Ray McCloud PIT @ BAL
100 Noah Brown DAL @ PHI
101 Zach Pascal IND @ JAC
102 Lil'Jordan Humphrey NO @ ATL
103 Rashard Higgins CLE vs CIN
104 Chris Conley HOU vs TEN
105 D'Wayne Eskridge SEA @ ARI
106 James Washington PIT @ BAL
107 Ashton Dulin IND @ JAC
108 Malik Turner DAL @ PHI
109 Pharoh Cooper NYG vs WAS
110 Curtis Samuel WAS @ NYG
111 Cam Sims WAS @ NYG
112 Demetric Felton CLE vs CIN