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Week 16 Fantasy Football Rankings by Position for PPR Leagues in Fantasy Playoffs

Max Staley
Week 16 fantasy football rankings by position for PPR leagues in the fantasy football playoffs.
Week 16 fantasy football rankings by position for PPR leagues in the fantasy football playoffs. / Andy Lyons/GettyImages
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Week 15 was one of the strangest weeks of fantasy football we've had this season. The four leading rushers of the week were Craig Reynolds, Jeff Wilson, D'Onta Foreman and Duke Johnson. Studs like Najee Harris and Ja'Marr Chase were held under 5.0 fantasy points. And Tom Brady was shutout for the first time in 15 years.

With the threat of COVID and injuries looming, fantasy managers need to prepare themselves for another weird week. Here are our Week 16 fantasy football rankings for PPR leagues.

Week 16 Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings

1. Justin Herbert, Los Angeles Chargers (at HOU)
2. Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs (vs PIT)
3. Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (at CAR)
4. Kyler Murray, Arizona Cardinals (vs IND)
5. Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles (vs NYG)
6. Lamar Jackson*, Baltimore Ravens (at CIN)
7. Matthew Stafford, Los Angeles Rams (at MIN)
8. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers (vs CLE)
9. Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills (at NE)
10. Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys (vs WAS)
11. Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals (vs BAL)
12. Taysom Hill, New Orleans Saints (vs MIA)

Week 16 Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings

1. Jonathan Taylor, Indianapolis Colts (at ARI)
2. Cordarrelle Patterson, Atlanta Falcons (vs DET)
3. Dalvin Cook, Minnesota Vikings (vs LAR)
4. Austin Ekeler*, Los Angeles Chargers (at HOU)
5. Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints (vs MIA)
6. Joe Mixon*, Cincinnati Bengals (vs BAL)
7. Najee Harris, Pittsburgh Steelers (at KC)
8. Leonard Fournette*, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (at CAR)
9. Nick Chubb, Cleveland Browns (at GB)
10. Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Kansas City Chiefs (vs PIT)
11. Antonio Gibson, Washington Football Team (at DAL)
12. Aaron Jones, Green Bay Packers (vs CLE)
13. James Robinson, Jacksonville Jaguars (at NYJ)
14. Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys (vs WAS)
15. Darrell Henderson*, Los Angeles Rams (at MIN)
16. Javonte Williams, Denver Broncos (at LVR)
17. Josh Jacobs, Las Vegas Raiders (vs DEN)
18. Elijah Mitchell*, San Francisco 49ers (at TEN)
19. Saquon Barkley, New York Giants (at PHI)
20. James Conner, Arizona Cardinals (vs IND)
21. Melvin Gordon*, Denver Broncos (at LVR)
22. Rashaad Penny, Seattle Seahawks (vs CHI)
23. Miles Sanders, Philadelphia Eagles (vs NYG)
24. D'Onta Foreman, Tennessee Titans (vs SF)
25. Michael Carter*, New York Jets (vs JAX)
26. D'Andre Swift, Detroit Lions (at ATL)
27. Damien Harris*, New England Patriots (vs BUF)
28. Rhamondre Stevenson*, New England Patriots (vs BUF)
29. AJ Dillon, Green Bay Packers (vs CLE)
30. Chuba Hubbard, Carolina Panthers (vs TB)
31. Devin Singletary, Buffalo Bills (at NE)
32. Dontrell Hilliard, Tennessee Titans (vs SF)
33. Jamaal Williams*, Detroit Lions (at ATL)
34. Red Burkhead, Houston Texans (vs LAC)
35. Kareem Hunt*, Cleveland Browns (at GB)
36. Tony Pollard*, Dallas Cowboys (vs WAS)

Week 16 Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings

1. Cooper Kupp, Los Angeles Rams (at MIN)
2. Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers (vs CLE)
3. Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs (vs PIT)
4. Justin Jefferson, Minnesota Vikings (vs LAR)
5. Deebo Samuel, San Francisco 49ers (at TEN)
6. Stefon Diggs, Buffalo Bills (at NE)
7. Jaylen Waddle*, Miami Dolphins (at NO)
8. Keenan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers (at HOU)
9. Diontae Johnson, Pittsburgh Steelers (at KC)
10. Antonio Brown*, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (at CAR)
11. Ja'Marr Chase, Cincinnati Bengals (vs BAL)
12. CeeDee Lamb, Dallas Cowboys (vs WAS)
13. Tyler Lockett, Seattle Seahawks (vs CHI)
14. Terry McLaurin*, Washington Football Team (at DAL)
15. Amari Cooper, Dallas Cowboys (vs WAS)
16. Tee Higgins, Cincinnati Bengals (vs BAL)
17. Hunter Renfrow, Las Vegas Raiders (vs DEN)
18. Adam Thielen*, Minnesota Vikings (vs LAR)
19. DK Metcalf, Seattle Seahawks (vs CHI)
20. Mike Williams, Los Angeles Chargers (at HOU)
21. Brandin Aiyuk, San Francisco 49ers (at TEN)
22. Brandin Cooks, Houston Texans (vs LAC)
23. Marquise Brown, Baltimore Ravens (at CIN)
24. DJ Moore, Carolina Panthers (vs TB)
25. Odell Beckham Jr. , Los Angeles Rams (at MIN)
26. Michael Pittman Jr. , Indianapolis Colts (at ARI)
27. Van Jefferson, Los Angeles Rams (at MIN)
28. Darnell Mooney, Chicago Bears (at SEA)
29. A.J. Green, Arizona Cardinals (vs IND)
30. A.J. Brown*, Tennessee Titans (vs SF)
31. DeVante Parker, Miami Dolphins (at NO)
32. Amon-Ra St. Brown, Detroit Lions (at ATL)
33. Chase Claypool, Pittsburgh Steelers (at KC)
34. Jerry Jeudy, Denver Broncos (at LVR)
35. Michael Gallup, Dallas Cowboys (vs WAS)
36. Russell Gage, Atlanta Falcons (vs DET)

Week 16 Fantasy Football Tight End Rankings

1. George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers (at TEN)
2. Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs (vs PIT)
3. Mark Andrews, Baltimore Ravens (at CIN)
4. Rob Gronkowski, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (at CAR)
5. Darren Waller*, Las Vegas Raiders (vs DEN)
6. Mike Gesicki, Miami Dolphins (at NO)
7. Dallas Goedert, Philadelphia Eagles (vs NYG)
8. Zach Ertz, Arizona Cardinals (vs IND)
9. T.J. Hockenson, Detroit Lions (at ATL)
10. Kyle Pitts, Atlanta Falcons (vs DET)
11. Dawson Knox, Buffalo Bills (at NE)
12. Hunter Henry, New England Patriots (vs BUF)

Week 16 Fantasy Football Kicker Rankings

1. Matt Gay, Los Angeles Rams (at MIN)
2. Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens (at CIN)
3. Harrison Butker, Kansas City Chiefs (vs PIT)
4. Daniel Carlson, Las Vegas Raiders (vs DEN)
5. Ryan Succop, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (at CAR)
6. Greg Zuerlein, Dallas Cowboys (vs WAS)
7. Tyler Bass, Buffalo Bills (at NE)
8. Matt Prater, Arizona Cardinals (vs IND)
9. Greg Joseph, Minnesota Vikings (vs LAR)
10. Jason Sanders, Miami Dolphins (at NO)
11. Graham Gano, New York Giants (at PHI)
12. Nick Folk, New England Patriots (vs BUF)

Week 16 Fantasy Football Defense Rankings

1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (at CAR)
2. Philadelphia Eagles (vs NYG)
3. Buffalo Bills (at NE)
4. Miami Dolphins (at NO)
5. Dallas Cowboys (vs WAS)
6. Green Bay Packers (vs CLE)
7. Los Angeles Rams (at MIN)
8. Los Angeles Chargers (at HOU)
9. New Orleans Saints (vs MIA)
10. San Francisco 49ers (at TEN)
11. Arizona Cardinals (vs IND)
12. New England Patriots (vs BUF)

* - assumed to be the starter, but check back for injury news throughout the week


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Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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