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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.

Gabriel Davis #13 of the Buffalo Bills runs the ball after a catch against the Carolina Panthers at Highmark Stadium on December 19, 2021 in Orchard Park, New York. Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images

Congratulations, folks! If you’re here looking for some Week 16 wide receiver rankings, that likely means that you’ve made it to the semifinals of your fantasy football league and are just one game away from a potential title. Unfortunately, we lost some key fantasy assets due to injury and COVID news this week, so we’ll do our best to get you ready to set your lineups and advance to your fantasy football championships.

Injury news

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost two of their top wideouts in Week 16 — unfortunate timing for their post-season and the post-season for fantasy football managers. Chris Godwin is out for the remainder of the 2021 season after suffering a torn ACL, while Mike Evans was diagnosed with a strained hamstring and is considered week-to-week. It’s uncertain if he’ll be ready for Week 16. Antonio Brown is expected to return from a 3-game suspension this week, which could put him in line for a significant target share and make him a potential league-winner.

Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list and his status is uncertain for Sunday’s game against the Steelers. Travis Kelce, Patrick Mahomes’ other right hand man, is also on the list, so we could see plenty of work for WRs Mecole Hardman, Byron Pringle and Demarcus Robinson with sprinkles of Darrel Williams as a receiver in their relief if they’re unable to clear protocols.

Titans WR Julio Jones left Sunday’s contest with — you guessed it — a hamstring injury. He’s been managing a hammy all season, so it’s difficult to believe that he’d be available for Week 16. Even if he is available, he’s not safe enough for your fantasy football lineups in a must-win week. The Titans announced that AJ Brown has been designated to return from IR this week but is still uncertain for Thursday Night Football.

Giants WR Sterling Shepard suffered a non-contact injury Sunday against the Cowboys which was confirmed to be a ruptured Achilles. He’ll be out for the season, making Kenny Golladay, Darius Slayton, Evan Engram and Saquon Barkley the top available targets remaining. QB Daniel Jones (neck) is also done for the season, so though the targets may be there for the taking in the weeks to come, the question of those targets will be questionable at best.

Bills WR Cole Beasley has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list and due to the timing will be out for Week 16 regardless of whether he tested positive or was deemed a close contact. Gabriel Davis has scored a touchdown in three straight games and could be a high upside flex play despite a tough matchup against the Patriots.

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