Thursday, December 18, 2014

Week 16 Fantasy Football Rankings

Below are Week 16 fantasy football rankings based on potential performance in this week's games for quarterback, running back, wide receiver, tight end, kicker and team defense.


1 Drew Brees, New Orleans vs. Atlanta
2 Andrew Luck, Indianapolis at Dallas
3 Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay at Tampa Bay
4 Matt Ryan, Atlanta at New Orleans
5 Peyton Manning, Denver at Cincinnati 
6 Matthew Stafford, Detroit at Chicago ...Stafford's point totals bounce around more than you'd like but no one allows more fantasy points to opposing QBs than the Bears (Stafford passed for 390 yards and 2 TDs in Week 12 against the Bears and had 3 TDs last year at Chicago)
7 Tom Brady, New England at N.Y. Jets
8 Tony Romo, Dallas vs. Indianapolis
9 Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh vs. Kansas City
10 Mark Sanchez, Philadelphia at Washington
11 Russell Wilson, Seattle at Arizona
12 Ryan Tannehill, Miami vs. Minnesota
13 Robert Griffin III, Washington vs. Philadelphia
14 Cam Newton, Carolina vs. Cleveland ...This ranking assumes Cam returns this week after last week's scary-looking car accident
15 Eli Manning, N.Y. Giants at St. Louis
16 Josh McCown, Tampa Bay vs. Green Bay
17 Philip Rivers, San Diego at San Francisco
18 Teddy Bridgewater, Minnesota at Miami ...Against the Jets and Lions, Bridgewater comes into Week 16 with a two-game streak of 300-yard games
19 Joe Flacco, Baltimore at Houston
20 Kyle Orton, Buffalo at Oakland

Running Back

1 Le'Veon Bell, Pittsburgh vs. Kansas City
2 Eddie Lacy, Green Bay at Tampa Bay
3 C.J. Anderson, Denver at Cincinnati 
4 Jamaal Charles, Kansas City at Pittsburgh
5 Arian Foster, Houston vs. Baltimore ...Foster and the Texans square off against former Head Coach Gary Kubiak now with the Ravens, although Baltimore allows the least fantasy points to opposing running backs
6 Matt Forte, Chicago vs. Detroit
7 Joique Bell, Detroit at Chicago
8 Marshawn Lynch, Seattle at Arizona
9 DeMarco Murray, Dallas vs. Indianapolis ...Murray has a broken bone in his non-carrying hand, his status for Week 16 is TBD 
10 Justin Forsett, Baltimore at Houston
11 Jeremy Hill, Cincinnati vs. Denver
12 LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia at Washington ...Sheesh - three rushing TDs last week and none of them could go McCoy's way (he has just 4 TDs on the season)
13 Mark Ingram, New Orleans vs. Atlanta ...Ingram is splitting a lot of work but Atlanta allows the most fantasy points allowed to opposing running backs
14 Tre Mason, St. Louis vs. N.Y. Giants
15 Fred Jackson, Buffalo at Oakland
16 Steven Jackson, Atlanta at New Orleans
17 Jonathan Stewart, Carolina vs. Cleveland
18 Doug Martin, Tampa Bay vs. Green Bay
19 Pierre Thomas, New Orleans vs. Atlanta
20 Latavius Murray, Oakland vs. Buffalo
21 Joseph Randle, Dallas vs. Indianapolis ...Randle will likely draw the start (and should be effective) if DeMarco Murray can't go but either way he should have an expanded role
22 Dan Herron, Indianapolis at Dallas
23 Matt Asiata, Minnesota at Miami
24 Shane Vereen, New England at N.Y. Jets
25 Alfred Morris, Washington vs. Philadelphia
26 Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati vs. Denver
27 Toby Gerhart, Jacksonville vs. Tennessee
28 Andre Williams, N.Y. Giants at St. Louis
29 Lamar Miller, Miami vs. Minnesota ...Miller needs 171 yards rushing over the last two games to join the 1K club
30 LeGarrette Blount, New England at N.Y. Jets

Wide Receivers

1 Calvin Johnson, Detroit at Chicago
2 Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh vs. Kansas City
3 Jordy Nelson, Green Bay at Tampa Bay
4 Odell Beckham Jr. , N.Y. Giants at St. Louis
5 Demaryius Thomas, Denver at Cincinnati 
6 Julio Jones, Atlanta at New Orleans ...Jones (hip) missed last week but the Falcons say he will play in Week 16
7 Dez Bryant, Dallas vs. Indianapolis ...Dez will likely go against Vontae Davis but it's talent versus talent
8 A.J. Green, Cincinnati vs. Denver
9 Jeremy Maclin, Philadelphia at Washington
10 Randall Cobb, Green Bay at Tampa Bay
11 Mike Evans, Tampa Bay vs. Green Bay
12 T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis at Dallas ...Hilton (mild hamstring tweak) will need to be monitored but he sounds to be okay
13 Julian Edelman, New England at N.Y. Jets
14 Emmanuel Sanders, Denver at Cincinnati 
15 Golden Tate, Detroit at Chicago
16 Roddy White, Atlanta at New Orleans
17 Kelvin Benjamin, Carolina vs. Cleveland
18 Alshon Jeffery, Chicago vs. Detroit ...Jeffery has scored now in five straight games and has a new career high with 9 TDs on the season, can he keep that going with Jimmy Clausen under center?
19 Vincent Jackson, Tampa Bay vs. Green Bay
20 Marques Colston, New Orleans vs. Atlanta
21 Kenny Stills, New Orleans vs. Atlanta
22 Jordan Matthews, Philadelphia at Washington ...Going to give Matthews some benefit of the doubt but he is off an ugly zero-catch game
23 Charles Johnson, Minnesota at Miami
24 Steve Smith, Baltimore at Houston
25 Mike Wallace, Miami vs. Minnesota
26 DeAndre Hopkins, Houston vs. Baltimore ...Hard to not ding Hopkins with the Texans' quarterback options signed off the street after all these injuries
27 Sammy Watkins, Buffalo at Oakland
28 Josh Gordon, Cleveland at Carolina
29 Brandon LaFell, New England at N.Y. Jets
30 DeSean Jackson, Washington vs. Philadelphia ...Jackson (fibula) will need to be monitored for Week 16, you have to like the match-up for Jackson against his former team will always be added incentive
31 Nate Washington, Tennessee at Jacksonville ...Over the last month, Washington has quietly been the 24th best fantasy receiver
32 Jarvis Landry, Miami vs. Minnesota
33 Andre Johnson, Houston vs. Baltimore ...Johnson (concussion) is expected to return this week
34 Pierre Garcon, Washington vs. Philadelphia
35 Eric Decker, N.Y. Jets vs. New England
36 Malcom Floyd, San Diego at San Francisco
37 Anquan Boldin, San Francisco vs. San Diego
38 Harry Douglas, Atlanta at New Orleans
39 Donte Moncrief, Indianapolis at Dallas
40 Torrey Smith, Baltimore at Houston
41 Stedman Bailey, St. Louis vs. N.Y. Giants
42 Eddie Royal, San Diego at San Francisco
43 Percy Harvin, N.Y. Jets vs. New England
44 Martavis Bryant, Pittsburgh vs. Kansas City
45 Robert Woods, Buffalo at Oakland
46 Michael Crabtree, San Francisco vs. San Diego
47 Allen Hurns, Jacksonville vs. Tennessee
48 Greg Jennings, Minnesota at Miami
49 Marqise Lee, Jacksonville vs. Tennessee
50 Mohamed Sanu, Cincinnati vs. Denver

Tight End
1 Rob Gronkowski, New England at N.Y. Jets
2 Jimmy Graham, New Orleans vs. Atlanta
3 Greg Olsen, Carolina vs. Cleveland
4 Martellus Bennett, Chicago vs. Detroit
5 Julius Thomas, Denver at Cincinnati 
6 Travis Kelce, Kansas City at Pittsburgh
7 Dwayne Allen, Indianapolis at Dallas
8 Delanie Walker, Tennessee at Jacksonville
9 Antonio Gates, San Diego at San Francisco
10 Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota at Miami
11 Eric Ebron, Detroit at Chicago
12 Coby Fleener, Indianapolis at Dallas
13 Larry Donnell, N.Y. Giants at St. Louis
14 Jared Cook, St. Louis vs. N.Y. Giants
15 Jason Witten, Dallas vs. Indianapolis
16 Mychal Rivera, Oakland vs. Buffalo
17 Jordan Cameron, Cleveland at Carolina
18 Heath Miller, Pittsburgh vs. Kansas City
19 Jermaine Gresham, Cincinnati vs. Denver
20 Owen Daniels, Baltimore at Houston


1 Adam Vinatieri, Indianapolis at Dallas
2 Mason Crosby, Green Bay at Tampa Bay
3 Stephen Gostkowski, New England at N.Y. Jets
4 Cody Parkey, Philadelphia at Washington
5 Connor Barth, Denver at Cincinnati 
6 Steven Hauschka, Seattle at Arizona
7 Matt Prater, Detroit at Chicago
8 Shayne Graham, New Orleans vs. Atlanta
9 Justin Tucker, Baltimore at Houston
10 Dan Bailey, Dallas vs. Indianapolis
11 Graham Gano, Carolina vs. Cleveland
12 Matt Bryant, Atlanta at New Orleans
13 Dan Carpenter, Buffalo at Oakland
14 Caleb Sturgis, Miami vs. Minnesota
15 Shaun Suisham, Pittsburgh vs. Kansas City
16 Greg Zuerlein, St. Louis vs. N.Y. Giants
17 Josh Brown, N.Y. Giants at St. Louis
18 Cairo Santos, Kansas City at Pittsburgh
19 Blair Walsh, Minnesota at Miami
20 Phil Dawson, San Francisco vs. San Diego

1 Baltimore DT, at Houston 
2 Seattle DT, at Arizona 
3 Detroit DT, at Chicago 
4 New England DT, at N.Y. Jets 
5 Philadelphia DT, at Washington 
6 Carolina DT, vs. Cleveland 
7 Buffalo DT, at Oakland 
8 Green Bay DT, at Tampa Bay 
9 Miami DT, vs. Minnesota 
10 St. Louis DT, vs. N.Y. Giants 
11 Houston DT, vs. Baltimore 
12 Minnesota DT, at Miami 
13 New York Giants DT, at St. Louis 
14 Jacksonville DT, vs. Tennessee 
15 Tennessee DT, at Jacksonville 
16 Arizona DT, vs. Seattle 
17 Pittsburgh DT, vs. Kansas City 
18 Cleveland DT, at Carolina 
19 Indianapolis DT, at Dallas 
20 Denver DT, at Cincinnati   
Please check out  Fantasy Football Warehouse for my full Week 16 fantasy football rankings.