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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 3

Rk Name Team Opp
Rk Name Team Opp
1 Davante Adams GB @ SF
2 Tyreek Hill KC vs LAC
3 Stefon Diggs BUF vs WAS
4 DeAndre Hopkins ARI @ JAC
5 D.K. Metcalf SEA @ MIN
6 Calvin Ridley ATL @ NYG
7 Keenan Allen LAC @ KC
8 Tyler Lockett SEA @ MIN
9 CeeDee Lamb DAL vs PHI
10 Cooper Kupp LAR vs TB
11 Justin Jefferson MIN vs SEA
12 A.J. Brown TEN vs IND
13 Adam Thielen MIN vs SEA
14 D.J. Moore CAR @ HOU
15 Deebo Samuel SF vs GB
16 Julio Jones TEN vs IND
17 Amari Cooper DAL vs PHI
18 Allen Robinson II CHI @ CLE
19 Chris Godwin TB @ LAR
20 Marquise Brown BAL @ DET
21 Terry McLaurin WAS @ BUF
22 Mike Evans TB @ LAR
23 Tee Higgins CIN @ PIT
24 Robert Woods LAR vs TB
25 Mike Williams LAC @ KC
26 Courtland Sutton DEN vs NYJ
27 Antonio Brown TB @ LAR
28 Diontae Johnson PIT vs CIN
29 Ja'Marr Chase CIN @ PIT
30 DeVonta Smith PHI @ DAL
31 Brandin Cooks HOU vs CAR
32 Sterling Shepard NYG vs ATL
33 Robby Anderson CAR @ HOU
34 Kenny Golladay NYG vs ATL
35 Tyler Boyd CIN @ PIT
36 JuJu Smith-Schuster PIT vs CIN
37 Corey Davis NYJ @ DEN
38 Chase Claypool PIT vs CIN
39 Marvin Jones Jr. JAC vs ARI
40 Michael Pittman Jr. IND @ TEN
41 Rondale Moore ARI @ JAC
42 Jaylen Waddle MIA @ LV
43 Tim Patrick DEN vs NYJ
44 Odell Beckham Jr. CLE vs CHI
45 K.J. Osborn MIN vs SEA
46 Jakobi Meyers NE vs NO
47 D.J. Chark Jr. JAC vs ARI
48 Darnell Mooney CHI @ CLE
49 Bryan Edwards LV vs MIA
50 Nelson Agholor NE vs NO
51 Christian Kirk ARI @ JAC
52 Jalen Reagor PHI @ DAL
53 Laviska Shenault Jr. JAC vs ARI
54 Cole Beasley BUF vs WAS
55 Emmanuel Sanders BUF vs WAS
56 Henry Ruggs III LV vs MIA
57 Zach Pascal IND @ TEN
58 Marquez Callaway NO @ NE
59 Sammy Watkins BAL @ DET
60 Mecole Hardman KC vs LAC
61 DeVante Parker MIA @ LV
62 Darius Slayton NYG vs ATL
63 Tyrell Williams DET vs BAL
64 Jamison Crowder NYJ @ DEN
65 Dyami Brown WAS @ BUF
66 Terrace Marshall Jr. CAR @ HOU
67 Marquez Valdes-Scantling GB @ SF
68 Will Fuller V MIA @ LV
69 Russell Gage ATL @ NYG
70 Elijah Moore NYJ @ DEN
71 KJ Hamler DEN vs NYJ
72 Quintez Cephus DET vs BAL
73 Gabriel Davis BUF vs WAS
74 Hunter Renfrow LV vs MIA
75 Van Jefferson LAR vs TB
76 Cedrick Wilson DAL vs PHI
77 Amon-Ra St. Brown DET vs BAL
78 Brandon Aiyuk SF vs GB
79 A.J. Green ARI @ JAC
80 Quez Watkins PHI @ DAL
81 Donovan Peoples-Jones CLE vs CHI
82 Anthony Schwartz CLE vs CHI
83 Demarcus Robinson KC vs LAC
84 Cordarrelle Patterson ATL @ NYG
85 Rashard Higgins CLE vs CHI
86 Allen Lazard GB @ SF
87 Randall Cobb GB @ SF
88 Adam Humphries WAS @ BUF
89 Deonte Harris NO @ NE
90 Kendrick Bourne NE vs NO
91 Trent Sherfield SF vs GB
92 Chris Conley HOU vs CAR
93 Jalen Guyton LAC @ KC
94 Freddie Swain SEA @ MIN
95 Braxton Berrios NYJ @ DEN
96 Byron Pringle KC vs LAC
97 Chester Rogers TEN vs IND
98 Olamide Zaccheaus ATL @ NYG
99 Joshua Palmer LAC @ KC
100 Kalif Raymond DET vs BAL
101 James Washington PIT vs CIN
102 Albert Wilson MIA @ LV
103 Mohamed Sanu Sr. SF vs GB
104 Kadarius Toney NYG vs ATL
105 Trinity Benson DET vs BAL
106 Preston Williams MIA @ LV
107 DeSean Jackson LAR vs TB
108 Parris Campbell IND @ TEN
109 Greg Ward PHI @ DAL
110 Brandon Zylstra CAR @ HOU
111 Devin Duvernay BAL @ DET
112 Andre Roberts HOU vs CAR
113 Tutu Atwell LAR vs TB
114 Chris Hogan NO @ NE
115 Tyron Johnson JAC vs ARI
116 Cam Sims WAS @ BUF
117 Lil'Jordan Humphrey NO @ NE
118 Mike Strachan IND @ TEN
119 Tyler Johnson TB @ LAR
120 Ashton Dulin IND @ TEN
121 Marquise Goodwin CHI @ CLE
122 Auden Tate CIN @ PIT
123 Keelan Cole Sr. NYJ @ DEN
124 Amari Rodgers GB @ SF
125 Ihmir Smith-Marsette MIN vs SEA
126 Scotty Miller TB @ LAR
127 Tylan Wallace BAL @ DET
128 Breshad Perriman CHI @ CLE
129 Andy Isabella ARI @ JAC
130 Dede Westbrook MIN vs SEA
131 Seth Williams DEN vs NYJ
132 Simi Fehoko DAL vs PHI
133 Collin Johnson NYG vs ATL