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Fantasy Football – Week 16 WR and RB Rankings

December 24, 2009

Andre Johnson has been on fi-yah for the Texans

Andre Johnson Photo Credit: Icon SMI

Ranks Preview by Andrew Thell

If you’re still reading these rankings fantasy football is treating you pretty well this season. Then again, you could be like me – on the outs in all your money leagues and just playing for pride (gotta maintain that Yahoo! overall performance). After getting knocked off with a cruel Yahoo! stat correction on the Tuesday after the regular season’s close in one, I was ousted from the postseason in my other money league this week after Brett Favre and the Vikings offense inexplicably decided to lay down for the Carolina Panthers and Julius Peppers.

Oh, fantasy football couldn’t be kind enough to put me out of my misery on Sunday night though, it had to prolong the agony all through the Monday night affair as Steve Smith briefly got my hopes up with a first-half touchdown. Fantasy football knows how to build you up just enough to bring you down, and Smith ultimately fell just 15 yards, or 1.3 points, shy of propelling me into my league’s Super Bowl – and, more importantly, into the money. She’s a cruel mistress, she is.

Alas, you’re still alive, and that’s what’s important here. So on to the ranks. It’s the holidays, I’m with family eating and drinking well, I don’t have a fancy intro breaking down individual players for you this week. Hopefully you don’t need it if you’ve made it this far. Best of luck to all of you still in it, and a happy holidays to our ETB readers.

See also:

- Week 16 QB, TE and DEF Rankings

Wide Receivers

1. Andre Johnson, Houston Texans @ MIA
2. Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals vs. STL
3. Wes Welker, New England Patriots vs. JAC
4. Randy Moss, New England Patriots vs. JAC
5. Vincent Jackson, San Diego Chargers @ TEN
6. Anquan Boldin, Arizona Cardinals vs. STL
7. Marques Colston, New Orleans Saints vs. TB
8. Chad Ochocinco, Cincinnati Bengals vs. KC
9. DeSean Jackson, Philadelphia Eagles vs. DEN
10. Brandon Marshall, Denver Broncos @ PHI
11. Miles Austin, Dallas Cowboys @ WAS
12. Roddy White, Atlanta Falcons vs BUF
13. Santonio Holmes, Pittsburgh Steelers vs. BAL
14. Sidney Rice, Minnesota Vikings @ CHI
15. Greg Jennings, Green Bay Packers vs. SEA
16. Mike Sims-Walker, Jacksonville Jaguars @ NE

RB rankings and WR ranks 17 through 42, after the jump…

17. Stevonne Smith, Carolina Panthers @ NYG
18. Steve Smith, New York Giants vs. CAR
19. Hines Ward, Pittsburgh Steelers vs. BAL
20. Derrick Mason, Baltimore Ravens @ PIT
21. Donald Driver, Green Bay Packers vs. SEA
22. Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions @ SF
23. Michael Crabtree, San Francisco 49ers vs. DET
24. Robert Meachem, New Orleans Saints vs. TB
25. Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis Colts vs. NYJ
26. Hakeem Nicks, New York Giants vs. CAR
27. Braylon Edwards, New york Jets @ IND
28. Antonio Bryant, Tampa Bay Bucs @ NO
28. TJ Houshmandzadeh, Seattle Seahawks @ GB
30. Jerricho Cotchery, New York Jets @ IND
31. Dwyane Bowe, Kansas City Chiefs @ CIN
32. Chric Chambers, Kansas City Chiefs @ CIN
33. Kenny Britt, Tennessee Titans vs. SD
34. Santana Moss, Washington Redskins vs. DAL
35. Percy Harvin, Minnesota Vikings @ CHI
36. Josh Morgan, San Francisco 49ers vs. DET
37. Steve Breaston, Arizona Cardinals vs. STL
38. Devery Henderson, New Orleans Saints vs. TB
39. Terrell Owens, Buffalo Bills @ ATL
40. Davone Bess, Miami Dolphins vs. HOU
41. Kevin Walter, Houston Texans @ MIA
42. Mike Wallace, Pittsburgh Steelers vs. BAL

Chris Johnson

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Running Backs

1. Chris Johnson, Tennessee Titans vs. SD
2. Maurice Jones-Drew, Jacksonville Jaguars @ NE
3. Frank Gore, San Francisco 49ers vs. DET
4. Cedric Benson, Cincinnati Bengals vs. KC
5. Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings @ CHI
6. Ray Rice, Baltimore Ravens @ PIT
7. Thomas Jones, New York Jets @ IND
8. Ricky Williams, Miami Dolphins vs. HOU
9. Steven Jackson, St. Louis Rams @ ARZ
10. Ryan Grant, Green Bay Packers vs. SEA
11. Beanie Wells, Arizona Cardinals vs. STL
12. Jamaal Charles, Kansas City Chiefs @ CIN
13. Rashard Mendenhall, Pittsburgh Steelers vs. BAL
14. Jonathan Stewart, Carolina Panthers @ NYG (Check DeAngelo’s Status)
15. Brandon Jacobs, New York Giants vs. CAR
16. Marion Barber, Dallas Cowboys @ WAS
17. Jerome Harrison, Cleveland Browns vs. OAK
18. Laurence Maroney, New England Patriots vs. JAC
19. Jason Snelling, Atlanta Falcons vs. BUF (Check Turner’s Status)
20. Fred Jackson, Buffalo Bills @ ATL
21. Tim Hightower, Arizona Cardinals vs. STL
22. Pierre Thomas, New Orleans Saints vs. TB
23. Knowshon Moreno, Denver Broncos @ PHI
24. Ahmad Bradshaw, New York Giants vs. CAR
25. LaDainian Tomlinson, San Diego Chargers @ TEN
26. Mike Bell, New Orleans Saints vs. TB
27. Michael Bush, Oakland Raiders @ CLE
28. Justin Forsett, Seattle Seahawks @ GB
29. Matt Forte, Chicago Bears vs. MIN
30. Felix Jones, Dallas Cowboys @ WAS
31. Reggie Bush, New Orleans Saints vs. TB (Check Status)
32. LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia Eagles vs. DEN
33. Quinton Ganther, Washington Redskins vs. DAL
34. Marshawn Lynch, Buffalo Bills @ ATL
35. Ryan Moats, Houston Texans @ MIA
36. Darren McFadden, Oakland Raiders @ CLE
37. Leonard Weaver, Philadelphia Eagles vs. DEN
38. Joseph Addai, Indianapolis Colts vs. NYJ
39. Maurice Morris, Detroit Lions @ SF

See also:

- Week 16 QB, TE and DEF Rankings

3 Comments »Posted by Andrew Thell on Dec. 24, 2009 at 12:37 am in Fantasy Rankings, NFL, NFL Fantasy News

3 Responses

I’ve got Maurice Jones-Drew, Beanie Wells, and Knowshon Moreno in my 2-rb league. Jason Snelling is also available. What should I do?

Posted by: Dan on December 24th, 2009 at 10:34 pm

Hey Dan-

I would probably go with the two RBs we have ranked highest on the above list.

Posted by: Andrew Thell on December 25th, 2009 at 2:10 am

Hey Andrew,

Need help with two positions in PPR- playing for a championship. Benched Jerome Harrison last week and nearly paid dearly. Play him or J Stewart this week?

And at my third WR spot i can choose among Santana Moss, Davone Bess, or scoop up Chaz Schilens or Mike Wallace vs a depleted Balt secondary. Skins seem to have no time to chuck it deep- i don’t understand why everyone has Moss rated higher than Bess Schilens and Wallace?

Posted by: Dave on December 26th, 2009 at 12:39 am

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