Week 16 Fantasy Football Rankings

Welcome to the Week 16 Fantasy Football Rankings from FantasyProjection!

If you are reading this I’m assuming you have made it to the championship of your fantasy league season! In this case CONGRATULATIONS! It is a long haul to make it here, but it is not over yet. Please use the rankings below to set your lineups and lets bring you home a title!

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  1. Cam Newton, CAR QB vs. TB
  2. Tom Brady, NE QB vs. BUF
  3. Russell Wilson, SEA QB at DAL
  4. Ben Roethlisberger, PIT QB at HOU
  5. Philip Rivers, LAC QB at NYJ
  6. Drew Brees, NO QB vs. ATL
  7. Case Keenum, MIN QB at GB
  8. Alex Smith, KC QB vs. MIA
  9. Jared Goff, LAR QB at TEN
  10. Matthew Stafford, DET QB vs. CIN
  11. Nick Foles, PHI QB vs. OAK
  12. Tyrod Taylor, BUF QB at NE
  13. Blake Bortles, JAC QB at SF
  14. Dak Prescott, DAL QB vs. SEA
  15. Kirk Cousins, WAS QB vs. DEN

Nick Foles at first sight feels like a risky play in your fantasy championship game, but he my just be worth it. Foles is taking on the helpless Oakland Raiders defense who is the 10th worst against the pass on a passing yards per game basis. Not only is this a great matchup for a QB, but Foles had a great week in week 15 where he threw for 4 TD’s in his first start. I think Foles can have another good game this week against the Raiders, but obviously having him at 11th best in the rankings means there are plenty of other options I rather play. Fantasy Projection: 241 yards 2TDs

Tyrod Taylor is another QB that you may not feel comfortable with starting week to week, but coming in at 12th in the rankings he is a low end QB1 for week 16. Taylor has had his good games and his bad, but he always seems to turn in a decent performance mainly because of the yards and TD’s he gets on the ground. Taylor takes on the Patriots this week whose defense has been better, but is still not the best against the pass. Taylor is an option at QB that should be fairly steady and have a high floor with decent amount of upside. Fantasy Projection: 200 yards passing 35 yards rushing 1 TD

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Running Back
  1. Le’Veon Bell, PIT RB at HOU
  2. Todd Gurley, LAR RB at TEN
  3. Ezekiel Elliott, DAL QB vs. SEA
  4. Melvin Gordon, LAC RB at NYJ
  5. LeSean McCoy, BUF RB at NE
  6. Alvin Kamara, NO RB vs. ATL
  7. Kareem Hunt, KC RB vs. MIA
  8. Leonard Fournette, JAC RB at SF
  9. Kenyan Drake, MIA RB at KC
  10. Devonta Freeman, ATL RB at NO
  11. Mark Ingram, NO RB vs. ATL
  12. Dion Lewis, NE RB vs. BUF
  13. Alex Collins, BAL RB vs. IND
  14. C.J. Anderson, DEN RB at WAS
  15. Christian McCaffrey, CAR RB vs. TB

Zeke is back this week after serving his 6 game suspension! Zeke was a monster before going on leave for his suspension and I assume he will come back rested and hungry. The Seahawks defense he takes on this week is injured and not what they used to be. I don’t think Zeke will have any trouble tearing apart their defense. If you have Zeke you are playing him this week and I think you can have high expectations. Fantasy Projection: 111 yards rushing 1-2 TDs

C.J. Anderson had a HUGE week in week 15  when he rushed against the Colts 30 times for 158 yards. This is what can happen any week if you give Anderson the volume he needs. I have always felt that he is a back that you can really lean on to churn out a lot of yards. His ranking this week is mainly based on the hope the the Broncos realize this same fact and they continue to feed the beast. It also helps that Anderson is taking on the Redskins who are 5th worst against the run on a rushing yards per game basis. I expect if Anderson gets the volume he could have an even better game than where I have him ranked. Fantasy Projection: 60 yards rushing potentially 1 TD

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Wide Receivers
  1. DeAndre Hopkins, HOU WR vs. PIT
  2. Keenan Allen, LAC WR at NYJ
  3. Adam Thielen, MIN WR at GB
  4. Michael Thomas, NO WR vs. ATL
  5. Julio Jones, ATL WR at NO
  6. A.J. Green, CIN WR vs. DET
  7. Tyreek Hill, KC WR vs. MIA
  8. Larry Fitzgerald, ARI WR vs. NYG
  9. JuJu Smith-Schuster, PIT WR at HOU
  10. Marvin Jones, DET WR at CIN
  11. Devin Funchess, CAR Wr vs. TB
  12. Brandin Cooks, NE WR vs. BUF
  13. Alshon Jeffrey, PHI WR vs. OAK
  14. Michael Crabtree, OAK WR at PHI
  15. Doug Baldwin, SEA WR at DAL
  16. Jarvis Landry, MIA WR at KC
  17. Robert Woods, LAR WR at TEN
  18. Dez Bryant, DAL WR vs. SEA
  19. Josh Gordon, CLE WR at CHI
  20. Mike Evans, TB WR at CAR
  21. Demaryius Thomas, DEN WR at WAS
  22. Sterling Shepard, NYG WR at ARI
  23. Golden Tate, DET WR at CIN
  24. Stefon Diggs, MIN WR at GB
  25. RishardMatthews, TEN WR vs. LAR

Adam Thielen has been a monster this year and is definitely one of the most surprising super stars in the league.  He had a poor performance last week, but I don’t imagine this will continue. This week Thielen takes on the Green Bay Packers who are less than adequate at defending WR’s. The Packers are 9th worst against receivers on a receiving yards per game basis. Thielen is the main target for Case Keenum and I think both surprise stars will have big games this week. In week 6 Thielen went for 9 receptions for 96 yards against the Packers…I think he can still do a little better. Fantasy Projection: 8 receptions 105 yards 1 TD

JuJu Smith-Schuster almost had the game winning play against the Patriots in week 15, unfortunately (or fortunately if you’re a Pats fan) we all know how that ended. Moving onto week 16 JuJu should be a big target for Big Ben seeing that his main man Antonio Brown has already been ruled out. This is a great matchup for JuJu against the 6th worst Houston Texans. I know that Big Ben is away for Pittsburgh, but we have already seen that he has a real connection to JuJu and he also has big play ability. I think JuJu has the potential for a HUGE game in week 16. Fantasy Projection: 9 receptions 85 yards 1 TD

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Tight Ends
  1. Rob Gronkowski, NE TE vs. BUF
  2. Travis Kelce, KC TE vs. MIA
  3. Greg Olsen, CAR TE vs. TB
  4. Zach Ertz, PHI TE vs. OAK
  5. Evan Engram, NYG TE at ARI
  6. Delanie Walker, TEN TE vs. LAR
  7. Kyle Rudolph, MIN TE at GB
  8. Jimmy Graham, SEA TE at DAL
  9. Jack Doyle, IND TE at BAL
  10. Eric Ebron, DET TE at CIN
  11. Cameron Brate, TB TE at CAR
  12. Jared Cook, OAK TE at PHI

Greg Olsen is BACK! In week 15 he had 9 catches for 116 yards and 1 TD. This was a welcomed game for all owners of Olsen. I expect these types of games will continue seeing that he has always been one of Cam’s favorite options. Olsen is taking on the Buccaneers this week who are the worst against receivers on a yards per game basis. This could be another matchup winning week for Olsen. Fantasy Projection: 7 reception 71 yards 1 TD

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