WIDE RECEIVER RANKINGS

 

NFL Fantasy Football Expert Analyst Lance Goodman takes an in depth look at the Fantasy Football landscape for the Wide Receiver position.

PLAYOFF EDITION

1. Antonio Brown, PIT (+)

Still sitting atop the food chain at the Wide Receiver position as the most reliable and trusted option for fantasy on a weekly basis.

 

2. DeAndre Hopkins, HOU

Hopkins possess a rare and unique combination of athleticism, agility, speed, instincts, body control, strong hands and jumping ability that make him almost impossible to defend. 

3. Adam Theilen, MIN

Whether it's been Sam Bradford or Case Keenum at Quarterback, Theilen has stacked excellent numbers especially when you consider his draft position. When fellow Wide Receiver Stefon Diggs missed a few games, Theilen became the unquestioned #1WR.

4. Keenan Allen, LAC

Allen has been one of the best fantasy Wide Receivers since his rookie season back in 2013. He's had a bad string of random injuries but when healthy he's a big time play maker.

 

5. Larry Fitzgerald, ARI

Fitz is hands down the top option for the Cardinals passing game and is having another strong year garnering a high volume of targets that lead to consistent production.

6. A.J. Green, CIN

Like many other fantasy STUD Wide Receivers this year, Green has had more Downs and disappointments than great games so far but is too talented to be held down for long as the go to guy in Cincy.

 

7. Michael Thomas, NO

He's only got 2 Touchdown catches on the year but he's had more than 8 targets in all but one game this year and has had more than 6.5 standard fantasy points in 8 out of 10 games.

 

8. Doug Baldwin, SEA

After a slow start, Baldwin is starting to heat up with TDs in 3 out of his last 4 games and appears to be on the same page with Quarterback Russell Wilson who is passing more than ever this season.

9. Tyreek Hill, KC

Dynamic play maker who is a threat to score from anywhere on the field utilizing his blinding speed which has him regarded as the fastest player in the NFL.

 

10. Marvin Jones, DET

Jones got off to a fast start last year in Detroit but slowly faded away. He vowed to be consistent all season long and has done exactly that becoming a huge play maker on a pass heavy offense.

 

Fantasy Wide Receiver Index

11. Brandin Cooks, NE

 

12. Julio Jones, ATL

 

13. Jarvis Landry, MIA

 

14. Devin Funchess, CAR

15. DaVanta Adams, GB (+)

 

16. Golden Tate, DET

 

17. Michael Crabtree, OAK

18. Josh Gordon, CLE

 

19. Marquise Goodwin, SF

 

20.  Alshon Jeffery, PHI (Nelson Agahlor)

 

21. Stefon Diggs, MIN

 

22. Robert Woods, LAR (Kupp & Watkins)

 

23. Jamison Crowder, WAS (Doctson & Grant)

24. Dez Bryant, DAL

 

25. Mohammed Sanu, ATL

 

26. Marquise Lee, JAC (+)

27. T.Y. Hilton, IND

 

28. Chris Hogan, NE

 

29. Corey Coleman, CLE

 

30. Robbie Anderson, NYJ

Week 16 Best Match Ups

Jarvis Landry @ KC

Tyreek Hill vs. MIA

Keenan Allen @ NYJ*

A.J. Green vs. DET*

Devin Funchess vs. TB

Nelson Agahlor @ OAK

Adam Theilen @ GB*

Week 16 Favorable Match Ups

Doug Baldwin @ DAL

Larry Fitzgerald vs. NYG*

DeAndre Hopkins vs. PIT*

JAC WRs @ SF*

Alshon Jeffery @ OAK

L.A. Rams WRs @ TEN

Stefon Diggs @ GB*

DET WRs @ CIN

PIT WRs @ HOU

Michael Crabtree vs. PHI

Week 16 Tough Match Ups

Robbie Anderson vs. LAC*

T.Y. Hilton @ BAL

Rishard Matthews vs. LAR

Dez Bryant vs. SEA

Washington WRs vs. DEN

Sterling Shepard @ ARI

Marquise Goodwin vs. JAC

Jordy Nelson vs. MIN

Mike Evans @ CAR

Julio Jones @ NO*

Mohammed Sanu @ NO

Michael Thomas vs. ATL*

Demariyus Thomas @ WAS*

Brandin Cooks vs. BUF

Josh Gordon @ CHI*