Week 16 WR rankings

Posted Dec. 24, 2011 @ 3:39 p.m.
Posted By Pat Fitzmaurice

Updated Dec. 24, 2011 @ 3:39 p.m. ET

Byes: none

Here are our fantasy rankings for wide receivers:

  1. Calvin Johnson, Lions vs. Chargers
  2. Wes Welker, Patriots vs. Dolphins — INJ (ACTIVE)
  3. Steve Smith, Panthers vs. Buccaneers
  4. Roddy White, Falcons at Saints
  5. Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals at Bengals
  6. Brandon Marshall, Dolphins at Patriots — UP
  7. Marques Colston, Saints vs. Falcons
  8. Vincent Jackson, Chargers at Lions — INJ, UP (ACTIVE)
  9. Jordy Nelson, Packers vs. Bears
  10. Miles Austin, Cowboys vs. Eagles
  11. Percy Harvin, Vikings at Redskins
  12. Hakeem Nicks, Giants at Jets
  13. Santana Moss, Redskins vs. Vikings
  14. Victor Cruz, Giants at Jets
  15. A.J. Green, Bengals vs. Cardinals — INJ, UP (ACTIVE)
  16. Dez Bryant, Cowboys vs. Eagles
  17. Jabar Gaffney, Redskins vs. Vikings
  18. Santonio Holmes, Jets vs. Giants
  19. Demaryius Thomas, Broncos at Bills
  20. Julio Jones, Falcons at Saints
  21. Laurent Robinson, Cowboys vs. Eagles — INJ (ACTIVE)
  22. Dwayne Bowe, Chiefs vs. Raiders
  23. Mike Wallace, Steelers vs. Rams — DOWN
  24. Stevie Johnson, Bills vs. Broncos — UP
  25. Jeremy Maclin, Eagles at Cowboys
  26. Nate Washington, Titans vs. Jaguars
  27. Darrius Heyward-Bey, Raiders at Chiefs
  28. Plaxico Burress, Jets vs. Giants
  29. Torrey Smith, Ravens vs. Browns
  30. DeSean Jackson, Eagles at Cowboys
  31. Lance Moore, Saints vs. Falcons
  32. Malcom Floyd, Chargers at Lions
  33. Antonio Brown, Steelers vs. Rams — DOWN
  34. Eric Decker, Broncos at Bills
  35. Reggie Wayne, Colts vs. Texans
  36. Nate Burleson, Lions vs. Chargers
  37. Mike Williams, Buccaneers at Panthers
  38. Michael Crabtree, 49ers at Seahawks
  39. James Jones, Packers vs. Bears
  40. Steve Breaston, Chiefs vs. Raiders
  41. Pierre Garcon, Colts vs. Texans
  42. Damian Williams, Titans vs. Jaguars
  43. Greg Little, Browns at Ravens
  44. Titus Young, Lions vs. Chargers
  45. Brandon Lloyd, Rams at Steelers
  46. Kevin Walter, Texans at Colts
  47. Jacoby Jones, Texans at Colts
  48. Donald Driver, Packers vs. Bears
  49. Denarius Moore, Raiders at Chiefs
  50. Deion Branch, Patriots vs. Dolphins — INJ, UP (ACTIVE)
  51. Randall Cobb, Packers vs. Bears
  52. Robert Meachem, Saints vs. Falcons
  53. David Nelson, Bills vs. Broncos
  54. Jerome Simpson, Bengals vs. Cardinals
  55. Andre Roberts, Cardinals at Bengals
  56. Vincent Brown, Chargers at Lions — UP
  57. Lavelle Hawkins, Titans vs. Jaguars
  58. Early Doucet, Cardinals at Bengals
  59. Golden Tate, Seahawks vs. 49ers
  60. Devin Aromashodu, Vikings at Redskins
  61. Doug Baldwin, Seahawks vs. 49ers — INJ, UP (ACTIVE)
  62. Devery Henderson, Saints vs. Falcons
  63. Brian Hartline, Dolphins at Patriots
  64. Davone Bess, Dolphins at Patriots
  65. Ben Obomanu, Seahawks vs. 49ers
  66. Derek Hagan, Bills vs. Broncos
  67. Dezmon Briscoe, Buccaneers at Panthers
  68. Danario Alexander, Rams at Steelers
  69. Josh Cribbs, Browns at Ravens — INJ, UP (ACTIVE)
  70. Donte Stallworth, Redskins vs. Vikings
  71. Chad Ochocinco, Patriots vs. Dolphins
  72. Roy Williams, Bears at Packers
  73. Earl Bennett, Bears at Packers
  74. Riley Cooper, Eagles at Cowboys
  75. Harry Douglas, Falcons at Saints
  76. Mohamed Massaquoi, Browns at Ravens — INJ, UP (ACTIVE)
  77. Brandon LaFell, Panthers vs. Buccaneers
  78. Arrelious Benn, Buccaneers at Panthers — UP
  79. Mike Thomas, Jaguars at Titans — UP
  80. Matt Willis, Broncos at Bills
  81. Legedu Naanee, Panthers vs. Buccaneers
  82. Preston Parker, Buccaneers at Panthers
  83. Jonathan Baldwin, Chiefs vs. Raiders
  84. T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Raiders at Chiefs
  85. Chaz Schilens, Raiders at Chiefs
  86. Dane Sanzenbacher, Bears at Packers
  87. Hines Ward, Steelers vs. Rams
  88. Louis Murphy, Raiders at Chiefs — INJ, UP (ACTIVE)
  89. Jeremy Kerley, Jets vs. Giants
  90. Taylor Price, Jaguars at Titans
  91. Chastin West, Jaguars at Titans
  92. Jason Avant, Eagles at Cowboys
  93. Lee Evans, Ravens vs. Browns
  94. Jarett Dillard, Jaguars at Titans
  95. Kyle Williams, 49ers at Seahawks
  96. Austin Pettis, Rams at Steelers
  97. Austin Collie, Colts vs. Texans
  98. Mario Manningham, Giants at Jets — INJ, DOWN (INACTIVE)

Not listed: Jacoby Ford, Raiders; Greg Jennings, Packers; Johnny Knox, Bears; Mike Williams, Seahawks; Andre Johnson, Texans; Anquan Boldin, Ravens; Jordan Norwood, Browns


The above player rankings are based on expectations for this week only, not for the entire season, taking into account this week's specific matchups and injuries. The initial rankings are compiled before the release of the NFL's early injury report and are updated Thursday to reflect the status of each player.

We base our rankings on the following scoring system: For skill-position players, one point for every 10 rushing/receiving yards, one point for every 30 passing yards, six points for a TD run or catch, four points for a TD pass, two points for a two-point conversion run or catch, two points for a two-point conversion pass. For kickers, three points for FGs of 18-39 yards, four points for FGs of 40-49 yards, and five points for FGs of 50-plus yards. Defensive rankings are based primarily on points allowed, yardage allowed and sack potential.

Glossary of notations

INJ — player has an injury that may affect productivity or availability.
ILL — player has an illness that may affect productivity or availability.
UP — player was moved up on draft board after original posting.
DOWN — player was moved down on draft board after original posting.
Not listed — player is temporarily sidelined due to injury or suspension but otherwise would be ranked.
ACTIVE — on game day, player has been designated active (posted shortly before kickoff, when available).
INACTIVE — on game day, player has been designated inactive (posted shortly before kickoff, when available).

Players and/or notations added after the original posting are shown in boldface.

Note: Remember to check back for late-week and weekend updates, as well as game inactives (when available) in the 90 minutes preceding the 1 p.m. Sunday kickoffs. You'll also find regular updates in our live fantasy injury reports on Sundays.