Week 16 Analysis

Rule of Thumb: Always start your fantasy studs. That being said, below are our positional rankings for Week 16.

Quarterbacks
Running Backs (Standard) | Running Backs (PPR)
Wide Receivers (Standard) | Wide Receivers (PPR)
Tight Ends (Standard) | Tight Ends (PPR)
Team Defenses | Kickers | Key Suspensions

Key Injuries from Week 15

Trevor Siemian (DEN-QB) – Partially dislocated left shoulder. Out for the season.
James Connor – (PIT-RB) – MCL injury. Out for the season.
Rex Burkhead (NE-RB)
– Knee sprain. Out for week 16.
Antonio Brown (PIT-WR) – Partially torn left calf muscle. Out for week 16.
Davante Adams (GB-WR) – Concussion. Status is week-to-week.
Aldrick Robinson (SF-WR) – Wrist and head injuries. Severity unknown.
Marqise Lee (JAX-WR) – Sprained right ankle. Likely out for Week 16.
Jeremy Maclin (BAL-WR) – Knee injury. Likely out for Week 16.
T.J. Jones (DET-WR) – Shoulder injury. Out for the season.
DeSean Jackson (TB-WR) – Ankle injury. Likely out for Week 16.
O.J. Howard (TB-TE) – Ankle injury. Likely out for Week 16.

Week 16 Rankings – Quarterbacks

Check back December 20, 2017

  1. Cam Newton (CAR) v. TB
  2. Russell Wilson (SEA) at DAL
  3. Tom Brady (NE) v. BUF
  4. Drew Brees (NO) v. ATL
  5. Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) at HOU
  6. Matthew Stafford (DET) at CIN
  7. Alex Smith (KC) v. MIA
  8. Philip Rivers (LAC) at NYJ
  9. Dak Prescott (DAL) v. SEA
  10. Case Keenum (MIN) at GB
  11. Nick Foles (PHI) v. OAK
  12. Blake Bortles (JAX) at SF
  13. Jared Goff (LAR) at TEN
  14. Matt Ryan (ATL) at NO
  15. Kirk Cousins (WAS) v. DEN
  16. Joe Flacco (BAL) v. IND
  17. Tyrod Taylor (BUF) at NE
  18. Jameis Winston (TB) at CAR
  19. Derek Carr (OAK) at PHI
  20. Marcus Mariota (TEN) v. LAR

Week 16 Rankings – Running Backs

Updated December 20, 2017

  1. Le’Veon Bell (PIT) at HOU
  2. Todd Gurley (LAR) at TEN
  3. Ezekiel Elliott (DAL) v. SEA
  4. Kareem Hunt (KC) v. MIA
  5. Melvin Gordon (LAC) at NYJ
  6. Alvin Kamara (NO) v. ATL
  7. Mark Ingram (NO) v. ATL
  8. LeSean McCoy (BUF) at NE
  9. Devonta Freeman (ATL) at NO
  10. Leonard Fournette (JAX) at SF
  11. Jordan Howard (CHI) v. CLE
  12. Alex Collins (BAL) v. IND
  13. Kenyan Drake (MIA) at KC
  14. Dion Lewis (NE) v. BUF
  15. Christian McCaffrey (CAR) v. TB
  16. Samaje Perine (WAS) v. DEN
  17. Latavius Murray (MIN) at GB
  18. Carlos Hyde (SF) v. JAX
  19. C.J. Anderson (DEN) at WAS
  20. Jay Ajayi (PHI) v. OAK
  21. Lamar Miller (HOU) v. PIT
  22. Marshawn Lynch (OAK) at PHI
  23. Jonathan Stewart (CAR) v. TB
  24. Jamaal Williams (GB) v. MIN
  25. Kerwynn Williams (ARZ) v. NYG
  26. DeMarco Murray (TEN) v. LAR
  27. Jerick McKinnon (MIN) at GB
  28. Mike Davis (SEA) at DAL
  29. Peyton Barber (TB) at CAR
  30. Isaiah Crowell (CLE) at CHI
  31. Joe Mixon (CIN) v. DET
  32. Frank Gore (IND) at BAL
  33. Derrick Henry (TEN) v. LAR
  34. Bilal Powell (NYJ) v. LAC
  35. Duke Johnson (CLE) at CHI
  36. Wayne Gallman (NYG) at ARZ
  37. Giovani Bernard (CIN) v. DET
  38. Theo Riddick (DET) at CIN
  39. Matt Forte (NYJ) v. LAC
  40. James White (NE) v. BUF

Week 16 Rankings – Running Backs (1-point PPR)

Updated December 20, 2017

  1. Le’Veon Bell (PIT) at HOU
  2. Todd Gurley (LAR) at TEN
  3. Alvin Kamara (NO) v. ATL
  4. Ezekiel Elliott (DAL) v. SEA
  5. Melvin Gordon (LAC) at NYJ
  6. Kareem Hunt (KC) v. MIA
  7. Mark Ingram (NO) v. ATL
  8. LeSean McCoy (BUF) at NE
  9. Kenyan Drake (MIA) at KC
  10. Devonta Freeman (ATL) at NO
  11. Christian McCaffrey (CAR) v. TB
  12. Jordan Howard (CHI) v. CLE
  13. Leonard Fournette (JAX) at SF
  14. Alex Collins (BAL) v. IND
  15. Dion Lewis (NE) v. BUF
  16. Samaje Perine (WAS) v. DEN
  17. Carlos Hyde (SF) v. JAX
  18. Jerick McKinnon (MIN) at GB
  19. Jay Ajayi (PHI) v. OAK
  20. Latavius Murray (MIN) at GB
  21. Lamar Miller (HOU) v. PIT
  22. Marshawn Lynch (OAK) at PHI
  23. C.J. Anderson (DEN) at WAS
  24. Duke Johnson (CLE) at CHI
  25. Joe Mixon (CIN) v. DET
  26. DeMarco Murray (TEN) v. LAR
  27. Jamaal Williams (GB) v. MIN
  28. Mike Davis (SEA) at DAL
  29. Peyton Barber (TB) at CAR
  30. Wayne Gallman (NYG) at ARZ
  31. James White (NE) v. BUF
  32. Kerwynn Williams (ARZ) v. NYG
  33. Isaiah Crowell (CLE) at CHI
  34. Jonathan Stewart (CAR) v. TB
  35. Frank Gore (IND) at BAL
  36. Danny Woodhead (BAL) v. IND
  37. Theo Riddick (DET) at CIN
  38. Tarik Cohen (CHI) v. CLE
  39. Matt Forte (NYJ) v. LAC
  40. Bilal Powell (NYJ) v. LAC

Week 16 Rankings – Wide Receivers

Updated December 20, 2017

  1. Julio Jones (ATL) at NO
  2. Keenan Allen (LAC) at NYJ
  3. Michael Thomas (NO) v. ATL
  4. DeAndre Hopkins (HOU) v. PIT
  5. A.J. Green (CIN) v. DET
  6. Adam Thielen (MIN) at GB
  7. Tyreek Hill (KC) v. MIA
  8. Brandin Cooks (NE) v. BUF
  9. JuJu Smith-Schuster (PIT) at HOU
  10. Marvin Jones (DET) at CIN
  11. Larry Fitzgerald (ARZ) v. NYG
  12. Devin Funchess (CAR) v. TB
  13. Michael Crabtree (OAK) at PHI
  14. Mike Evans (TB) at CAR
  15. Doug Baldwin (SEA) at DAL
  16. Dez Bryant (DAL) v. SEA
  17. Alshon Jeffery (PHI) v. OAK
  18. Jarvis Landry (MIA) at KC
  19. Stefon Diggs (MIN) at GB
  20. Golden Tate (DET) at CIN
  21. Robert Woods (LAR) at TEN
  22. Josh Gordon (CLE) at CHI
  23. Mike Wallace (BAL) v. IND
  24. Demaryius Thomas (DEN) at WAS
  25. Mohamed Sanu (ATL) at NO
  26. Martavis Bryant (PIT) at HOU
  27. Jamison Crowder (WAS) v. DEN
  28. Cooper Kupp (LAR) at TEN
  29. Dede Westbrook (JAX) at SF
  30. Nelson Agholor (PHI) v. OAK
  31. Marquise Goodwin (SF) v. JAX
  32. Robby Anderson (NYJ) v. LAC
  33. Sterling Shepard (NYG) at ARZ
  34. Rishard Matthews (TEN) v. LAR
  35. Keelan Cole (JAX) at SF
  36. T.Y. Hilton (IND) at BAL
  37. Paul Richardson (SEA) at DAL
  38. Sammy Watkins (LAR) at TEN
  39. Kendall Wright (CHI) v. CLE
  40. Randall Cobb (GB) v. MIN
  41. Tyrell Williams (LAC) at NYJ
  42. Emmanuel Sanders (DEN) at WAS
  43. Kenny Stills (MIA) at KC
  44. Devante Parker (MIA) at KC
  45. Danny Amendola (NE) v. BUF
  46. Jordy Nelson (GB) v. MIN
  47. Jermaine Kearse (NYJ) v. LAC
  48. Will Fuller (HOU) v. PIT
  49. Ted Ginn (NO) v. ATL
  50. Kenny Golladay (DET) at CIN
  51. Josh Doctson (WAS) v. DEN
  52. Roger Lewis (NYG) at ARZ
  53. Corey Coleman (CLE) at CHI
  54. Kelvin Benjamin (BUF) at NE
  55. Amari Cooper (OAK) at PHI
  56. Travis Benjamin (LAC) at NYJ
  57. Chris Hogan (NE) v. BUF
  58. Brandon LaFell (CIN) v. DET
  59. Damiere Byrd (CAR) v. TB
  60. Tyler Lockett (SEA) at DAL

Week 16 Rankings – Wide Receivers (1-point PPR)

Updated December 20, 2017

  1. Michael Thomas (NO) v. ATL
  2. DeAndre Hopkins (HOU) v. PIT
  3. Keenan Allen (LAC) at NYJ
  4. Julio Jones (ATL) at NO
  5. Adam Thielen (MIN) at GB
  6. Tyreek Hill (KC) v. MIA
  7. A.J. Green (CIN) v. DET
  8. Larry Fitzgerald (ARZ) v. NYG
  9. Brandin Cooks (NE) v. BUF
  10. Jarvis Landry (MIA) at KC
  11. Marvin Jones (DET) at CIN
  12. Michael Crabtree (OAK) at PHI
  13. Devin Funchess (CAR) v. TB
  14. Doug Baldwin (SEA) at DAL
  15. Mike Evans (TB) at CAR
  16. JuJu Smith-Schuster (PIT) at HOU
  17. Dez Bryant (DAL) v. SEA
  18. Golden Tate (DET) at CIN
  19. Demaryius Thomas (DEN) at WAS
  20. Alshon Jeffery (PHI) v. OAK
  21. Stefon Diggs (MIN) at GB
  22. Josh Gordon (CLE) at CHI
  23. Robert Woods (LAR) at TEN
  24. Mohamed Sanu (ATL) at NO
  25. Mike Wallace (BAL) v. IND
  26. Jamison Crowder (WAS) v. DEN
  27. Martavis Bryant (PIT) at HOU
  28. Cooper Kupp (LAR) at TEN
  29. Sterling Shepard (NYG) at ARZ
  30. Nelson Agholor (PHI) v. OAK
  31. Dede Westbrook (JAX) at SF
  32. Marquise Goodwin (SF) v. JAX
  33. Robby Anderson (NYJ) v. LAC
  34. Rishard Matthews (TEN) v. LAR
  35. Randall Cobb (GB) v. MIN
  36. T.Y. Hilton (IND) at BAL
  37. Kendall Wright (CHI) v. CLE
  38. Keelan Cole (JAX) at SF
  39. Paul Richardson (SEA) at DAL
  40. Devante Parker (MIA) at KC
  41. Emmanuel Sanders (DEN) at WAS
  42. Danny Amendola (NE) v. BUF
  43. Sammy Watkins (LAR) at TEN
  44. Kenny Stills (MIA) at KC
  45. Tyrell Williams (LAC) at NYJ
  46. Jordy Nelson (GB) v. MIN
  47. Jermaine Kearse (NYJ) v. LAC
  48. Kenny Golladay (DET) at CIN
  49. Corey Coleman (CLE) at CHI
  50. Ted Ginn (NO) v. ATL
  51. Will Fuller (HOU) v. PIT
  52. Amari Cooper (OAK) at PHI
  53. Brandon LaFell (CIN) v. DET
  54. Roger Lewis (NYG) at ARZ
  55. Josh Doctson (WAS) v. DEN
  56. Chris Hogan (NE) v. BUF
  57. Kelvin Benjamin (BUF) at NE
  58. J.J. Nelson (ARZ) v. NYG
  59. Tyler Lockett (SEA) at DAL
  60. Geronimo Allison (GB) v. MIN

Week 16 Rankings – Tight Ends

Updated December 19, 2017

  1. Rob Gronkowski (NE) v. BUF
  2. Travis Kelce (KC) v. MIA
  3. Zach Ertz (PHI) v. OAK
  4. Greg Olsen (CAR) v. TB
  5. Delanie Walker (TEN) v. LAR
  6. Evan Engram (NYG) at ARZ
  7. Jimmy Graham (SEA) at DAL
  8. Kyle Rudolph (MIN) at GB
  9. Jack Doyle (IND) at BAL
  10. Eric Ebron (DET) at CIN
  11. Charles Clay (BUF) at NE
  12. Jared Cook (OAK) at PHI
  13. Jason Witten (DAL) v. SEA
  14. Ricky Seals-Jones (ARZ) v. NYG
  15. Vernon Davis (WAS) v. DEN
  16. Benjamin Watson (BAL) v. IND
  17. Tyler Kroft (CIN) v. DET
  18. Jesse James (PIT) at HOU
  19. Austin Hooper (ATL) at NO
  20. Antonio Gates (LAC) at NYJ

Week 16 Rankings – Tight Ends (1-point PPR)

Updated December 19, 2017

  1. Rob Gronkowski (NE) v. BUF
  2. Delanie Walker (TEN) v. LAR
  3. Travis Kelce (KC) v. MIA
  4. Zach Ertz (PHI) v. OAK
  5. Evan Engram (NYG) at ARZ
  6. Greg Olsen (CAR) v. TB
  7. Jimmy Graham (SEA) at DAL
  8. Jack Doyle (IND) at BAL
  9. Kyle Rudolph (MIN) at GB
  10. Eric Ebron (DET) at CIN
  11. Jason Witten (DAL) v. SEA
  12. Charles Clay (BUF) at NE
  13. Vernon Davis (WAS) v. DEN
  14. Ricky Seals-Jones (ARZ) v. NYG
  15. Benjamin Watson (BAL) v. IND
  16. Jared Cook (OAK) at PHI
  17. Tyler Kroft (CIN) v. DET
  18. Jesse James (PIT) at HOU
  19. Cameron Brate (TB) at CAR
  20. Austin Hooper (ATL) at NO

Week 16 Rankings – Team Defenses

Updated December 19, 2017

  1. Ravens (BAL) v. IND
  2. Jaguars (JAX) at SF
  3. Steelers (PIT) at HOU
  4. Chargers (LAC) at NYJ
  5. Bears (CHI) v. CLE
  6. Panthers (CAR) v. TB
  7. Chiefs (KC) v. MIA
  8. Vikings (MIN) at GB
  9. Patriots (NE) v. BUF
  10. Rams (LAR) at TEN
  11. Eagles (PHI) v. OAK
  12. Cardinals (ARZ) v. NYG
  13. Redskins (WAS) v. DEN
  14. Lions (DET) at CIN
  15. Cowboys (DAL) v. SEA
  16. Broncos (DEN) at WAS
  17. Saints (NO) v. ATL
  18. 49ers (SF) v. JAX
  19. Packers (GB) v. MIN
  20. Seahawks (SEA) at DAL

Week 16 Rankings – Kickers

Updated December 19, 2017

  1. Stephen Gostkowski (NE) v. BUF
  2. Greg Zuerlein (LAR) at TEN
  3. Justin Tucker (BAL) v. IND
  4. Chris Boswell (PIT) at HOU
  5. Wil Lutz (NO) v. ATL
  6. Jake Elliott (PHI) v. OAK
  7. Matt Prater (DET) at CIN
  8. Matt Bryant (ATL) at NO
  9. Kai Forbath (MIN) at GB
  10. Harrison Butker (KC) v. MIA
  11. Graham Gano (CAR) v. TB
  12. Josh Lambo (JAX) at SF
  13. Nick Rose (LAC) at NYJ
  14. Robbie Gould (SF) v. JAX
  15. Mason Crosby (GB) v. MIN
  16. Dan Bailey (DAL) v. SEA
  17. Brandon McManus (DEN) at WAS
  18. Ryan Succop (TEN) v. LAR
  19. Patrick Murray (TB) at CAR
  20. Giorgio Tavecchio (OAK) at PHI

Key Suspensions – Week 16

  • None

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