Fantasy Football Rankings Week 16

by Dan M | Posted on Friday, December 19th, 2014

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With another exciting week of football under our belts, here are the Week 16 fantasy football quarterback rankings.

QUARTERBACKS

1. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
Aaron Rodgers is averaging 274.1 yards and 2.5 TDs per game while bolstering his value with 18.2 rushing yards per game. He was slowed by the Bills, but should bounce back against the Bucs who have allowed 250 yards and 2 TDs.
2. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
Drew Brees is averaging 311.3 yards and 2.2 TD passes per game. He faces the Falcons who have allowed a league-worst 292.5 passing yards per game.
3. Tom Brady, New England Patriots
Tom Brady is averaging 274.8 yards and 2.3 TDs per game. He had 263 yards and three TDs in the first meeting with the Jets who have allowed 242.3 yards and 2.1 touchdowns per game.
4. Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts
Andrew Luck is averaging 320.9 yards and 2.7 touchdowns per game. Luck has added 268 yards and three TDs with his feet. He faces the Cowboys whohave allowed 249.6 passing yards per game.
5. Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos
Peyton Manning is averaging 295.9 yards and 2.6 TDs per game. He’s only averaging 195 yards and a touchdown in his past three games. I expect he was stop with his Teddy Bridgewater impersonation and return to form against the Bengals.
6. Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions
Matthew Stafford is averaging 271.2 yards and 1.4 touchdowns per game. He had 390 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the first meeting with the Chicago Bears.
7. Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers
Ben Roethlisberger is averaging 315.4 yards and 2.1 touchdowns per game. He’s averaging 381.7 yards and 1.7 touchdowns in his past three games and 365.3 yards and 2.7 touchdowns in his past seven games.
8. Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys
Tony Romo is averaging 245.2 yards and 2.2 touchdowns per game. He has six touchdowns in his past two games and 13 in his past five. Romo will be geared up for a shootout with the Colts who have allowed 240.6 passing yards per game.
9. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
Matt Ryan is averaging 293.7 yards and 1.9 touchdowns per game. He’s averaging 329.8 yards and 2.5 touchdowns in his past four games. He faces the Saints. New Orleans has allowed 257.1 yards and 1.7 touchdowns per game.
10. Jay Cutler, Chicago Bears
Jay Cutler is averaging 260 yards and a pair of touchdowns per game. He had 280 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the first meeting with Detroit.
The Next Batch
11. Mark Sanchez, Eagles at  Redskins
12. Russell Wilson,Seahawks at Cardinals
13. Eli Manning, New York Giants at Rams
14. Philip Rivers, Chargers at 49ers
15. Alex Smith, Chiefs at Steelers
16. Ryan Tannehill,Dolphins vs. Vikings
17. Joe Flacco, Ravens at Texans
18. Kyle Orton, Bills at Raiders
19. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Texans vs. Ravens
20. Cam Newton, Panthers vs.  Browns

RUNNINGBACKS

1. Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers
Le’Veon Bell is averaging 207.5 total yards and 1.8 TDs in his past four games. He faces the Chiefs who have only allowed two rushing scores on the year, but they are yielding 132.6 yards per game.
2. Jamaal Charles, Kansas City Chiefs
Jamaal Charles is averaging 91.2 total yards and 1.1 touchdowns per game. He faces the Steelers. Pittsburgh has allowed 103.6 yards and 0.6 touchdowns per game.
3. C.J. Anderson, Denver Broncos
C.J. Anderson, is averaging 133.5 total yards and 1.3 TDs per game. There is no reason to believe he can’t keep rolling against the Bengals. Cincy has allowed 124.8 yards and 1.1 touchdowns per game.
4. Arian Foster, Houston Texans
Arian Foster is averaging 129.2 total yards and 1.1 TDs per game. He’s a strong play despite a tough matchup with the Baltimore Ravens.
5. Eddie Lacy, Green Bay Packers
Eddie Lacy is averaging 95.4 total yards and 0.9 TDs per game. He’s averaging 116.2 total yards and 1.4 TDs in his past five games. Lacy should dominate the Bucs. who have allowed 116.1 yards and 0.9 TDs per game.
6. Mark Ingram, New Orleans Saints
Mark Ingram is averaging 90.3 total yards and 0.6 touchdowns per game. He had 60 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the first meeting with the Falcons. Atlanta has allowed 117.4 rushing yards per game and a league-high 19 rushing touchdowns.
7. Matt Forte, Chicago Bears
Matt Forte is averaging 119.8 total yards and 0.6 touchdowns per game. He faces the Detroit Lions at home. Forte is averaging 133.6 total yards and 0.7 touchdowns in seven home starts.
8. Marshawn Lynch, Seattle Seahawks
Marshawn Lynch is averaging 104.6 total yards and a touchdown per game. Look for the Seahawks to lean on Beast Mode against the Arizona Cardinals.
9. Joique Bell, Detroit Lions
Joique Bell is averaging 114.3 total yards and 1.3 touchdowns in his past three games. He had 107 total yards and a touchdown in the first meeting with the Bears.
10. Tre Mason, St. Louis Rams
Tre Mason is averaging 93 total yards and 0.6 touchdowns in his past five games. He faces the New York Giants. The G-Men have allowed 135.1 yards and 0.9 touchdowns per game.
11. LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia Eagles
LeSean McCoy is averaging 88.9 total yards and 0.3 touchdowns per game. He is a solid play against the Washington Redskins.
12. Justin Forsett, Baltimore Ravens
Justin Forsett is averaging 97.2 yards and 0.6 touchdowns per game. He faces the Houston Texans.
13. Jeremy Hill, Cincinnati Bengals
Jeremy Hill is averaging 108 total yards and 0.7 TDs in the past seven games. He will see a heavy load against the Broncos.
14. Alfred Morris, Washington Redskins
Alfred Morris is averaging 77.4 yards and 0.5 touchdowns per game. He had 77 yards in the first meeting with the Eagles.
15. Steven Jackson, Atlanta Falcons
Steven Jackson is 69.6 total yard and 0.6 touchdowns in the past seven games. He should find success against the Saints’ leaky run defense. New Orleans has allowed 132.9 yards and 1.1 TDs per game.
The Next Batch
15. Fred Jackson, Bills at Raiders
16. Lamar Miller,Dolphins vs. Vikings
17. Jonathan Stewart, Panthers vs.Browns
18. Isaiah Crowell, Browns at Panthers
19. LeGarrette Blount, Patriots at Jets
20. Andre Williams, Giants at Rams
21. Joseph Randle, Cowboys vs. Colts
22. Daniel Herron, Colts at Cowboys
23. Toby Gerhart, Jaguars vs. Titans
24. Chris Ivory, New York Jets vs.Patriots
25. Giovani Bernard, Bengals vs Broncos

KICKERS

1. Stephen Gostkowski, Patriots
2. Steven Hauschka, Seattle Seahawks
3. Adam Vinatieri, Indianapolis Colts
4. Dan Carpenter, Buffalo Bills
5. Connor Barth, Denver Broncos
6. Mason Crosby, Green Bay Packers
7.Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens
8. Dan Bailey, Dallas Cowboys
9. Cody Parkey, Philadelphia Eagles
10.  Phil Dawson, San Francisco 49ers

WIDE RECEIVERS

1. Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions
Calvin Johnson is averaging 85 yards and 0.5 touchdowns per game. Megatron had 146 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the first meeting with the Bears. who have allowed 272.2 yards and 2.4 TDs per game.
2. Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos
Demaryius Thomas is averaging 99.2 yards and 0.8 touchdowns per game. He has scored and/or topped 100 yards in 10 of the past 11 games. Thomas faces the Cincinnati Bengals.
3. Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers
Antonio Brown is averaging 107 yards and 0.8 touchdowns per game. He faces the Kansas City. The Chiefs are only allowing 199.2 passing, yards per game, but Brown has been targeted 11.4 times per game.
4. Odell Beckham, Jr., New York Giants
Odell Beckham, Jr. is averaging 97.2 yards and 0.9 touchdowns per game. He has averaged 112.5 yards and a touchdown in his past seven games. Look for ODB to keep rolling against the St. Louis Rams.
5. Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers
Jordy Nelson is averaging 94.3 yards and 0.9 touchdowns per game. He should smoke the Buccaneers who are allowing 250.4 yards and 1.9 touchdowns per game.
6. Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys
Dez Bryant is averaging 82 yards and 0.9 touchdowns per game. He has nine scores in his past seven games Dez will have  plenty of looks against the Colts.
7. Alshon Jeffery, Chicago Bears
Alshon Jeffery is averaging 73.4 yards and 0.6 touchdowns. He has six touchdowns in the past five games. Jeffery had 71 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the first meeting with the Lions.
8. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons
Julio Jones is averaging 109.8 yards and 0.5 TDs per game. Monitor his hip injury, but if he can go against the Saints he’s a must-start. Jones had 116 yards against the Saints in the first meeting.
9. T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts
T.Y. Hilton is averaging 96.1 yards and 0.5 touchdowns per game. Hilton should be a solid play against the Cowboys. Dallas has allowed 249.6 passing yards per game.
10. A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals
A.J. Green is averaging 87.2 yards and 0.0.5 TDs per game. He’s averaging 115.6 yards and 0.6 touchdowns in his past five games. Green will be busy against the Broncos.
11. Jeremy Maclin, Philadelphia Eagles
Jeremy Maclin is averaging 86.2 yards and 0.7 touchdowns. He torched the Washington Redskins for 154 yards and a touchdown in the first meeting.
12. Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers
Randall Cobb is averaging 76.9 yards and 0.7 touchdowns. He should also be productive against the Buccaneers.
13. Emmanuel Sanders, Denver Broncos
Emmanuel Sanders is averaging 90.1 yards and 0.5 touchdowns per game. He takes on the Bengals.
14. Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Mike Evans is averaging 72.9 yards and 0.8 touchdowns per game. He has nine scores in his past seven games. Tampa will be forced to air it out against the Packers.
15. Julian Edelman, Patriots
Julian Edelman is averaging 69.4 yards and 0.3 touchdowns per game. He faces the New York Jets. The Jets have allowed 29 passing touchdowns.
The Next Batch
16. Golden Tate, Lions at Chicago
17. DeAndre Hopkins, Texans vs. Ravens
18. Kelvin Benjamin, Panthers vs. Browns
19. Brandon LaFell, Patriots at Jets
20. Roddy White, Falcons at Saints
21. DeSean Jackson, Redskins vs. Eagles
22. Josh Gordon,Browns at Panthers
23. Sammy Watkins,Bills at Raiders
24. Vincent Jackson, Bucs vs. Packers
25. Kenny Stills, Saints vs. Falcons
26. Jordan Matthews, Eagles at Redskins
27. Mike Wallace, Dolphins vs.Vikings
28. Steve Smith, Sr., Ravens at Texans
29. Jarvis Landry, Dolphins vs.Vikings
30. Anquan Boldin, 49ers vs. Chargers
31. Marques Colston, Saints vs.Falcons
32. Charles Johnson, Vikings at Dolphins
33. Torrey Smith, Ravens at Texans
34. Nate Washington, Titans at  Jaguars
35. Andre Johnson, Texans vs. Ravens

TIGHT ENDS

1. Rob Gronkowski, Patriots
Rob Gronkowski is averaging 78.1 yards and 0.8 touchdowns per game. He is averaging 97.7 yards and a touchdown in his past seven games. Gronk faces the New York Jets. The Jets have allowed 29 touch down passes on the year.
2. Jimmy Graham, New Orleans Saints
Jimmy Graham is averaging 55.9 yards and 0.6 touchdowns per game. He faces the Falcons who have allowed a league-worst 292.5 passing yards per game.
3. Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers
Greg Olsen is averaging 68.6 yards and 0.4 touchdowns per game. He’s averaging 84.2 yards in his past two games. Olsen is averaging 96.5 yards and 0.5 touchdowns in two starts with Derek Anderson at quarterback. He should be good regardless of the starter when the Panthers face the Cleveland Browns.
4. Martellus Bennett, Chicago Bears
Martellus Bennett is averaging 61.2 yards and 0.4 touchdowns per game. He had 109 yards in the first meeting with the Lions.
5. Coby Fleener, Indianapolis Colts
Coby Fleener is averaging 48.7 yards and 0.4 touchdowns per game. He’s averaging 77.3 yards and 0.5 TDs in the past six games. Fleener should see plenty of looks against the Cowboys. The Boys have allowed 249.6 passing yards per game.
6. Antonio Gates, San Diego Chargers
Antonio Gates is averaging 47.3 yards and 0.7 touchdowns per game. He faces the San Francisco 49ers. The Niners have allowed 1.6 passing touchdowns per game.
7. Delanie Walker, Tennessee Titans
Delanie Walker is averaging 61 yards and 0.3 touchdowns per game. He’s averaging 70.3 yards in his past four games. Walker faces the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jags have allowed 243 yards per game.
8. Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs
Travis Kelce is averaging 53.4 yards and 0.4 touchdowns per game. He’s averaging 68 yards in his past four games. Kelce goes up against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Pittsburgh has allowed 252.9 yards and a pair of touchdowns per game.
9. Julius Thomas, Denver Broncos
Julius Thomas returned to action for the first time in a month. He was still limited by an ankle injury. If he does not get in the end zone against the Cincinnati Bengals you are likely to be disappointed with his production. Thomas is a somewhat risky play in this stage of the fantasy season.
10. Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys
Jason Witten is averaging 40.3 yards and 0.3 touchdowns per game. He faces the Indianapolis Colts. Indy has allowed 240.6 passing yards per game.
The Next Batch
11. Jordan Reed, Redskins vs. Eagles
12. Larry Donnell, Giants at Rams
13. Owen Daniels, Ravens at Texans
14. Charles Clay, Dolphins vs.Vikings
15. Kyle Rudolph, Vikings at Dolphins
16. Jordan Cameron, Browns at Panthers
17. Heath Miller, Steelers vs.Chiefs
18. Mychal Rivera, Raiders vs. Bills

DEFENSE

1. Buffalo Bills
2. New England Patriots
3. Green Bay Packers
4. Philadelphia Eagles
5. Seattle Seahawks
6. Detroit Lions
7. Tennessee Titans
8. St. Louis Rams
9. San Diego Chargers
10. Arizona Cardinals

Start
Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys
Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
Mark Sanchez, Philadelphia Eagles
Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks
Fred Jackson, Buffalo Bills
Steven Jackson, Atlanta Falcons
Julian Edelman, New England Patriots
DeSean Jackson, Washington Redskins
Kenny Stills, New Orleans Saints
Roddy White, Atlanta Falcons
Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs
Delanie Walker, Tennessee Titans
Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys
Green Bay Packers Defense
New England Patriots Defense
Philadelphia Eagles Defense
.
Sit
Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers
Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers
Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati Bengals
Latavius Murray, Oakland Raiders
Martavis Bryant, Pittsburgh Steelers
Eric Decker, New York Jets
Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals
Jordan Cameron, Cleveland Browns
Mychal Rivera, Oakland Raiders
Cincinnati Bengals Defense
Dallas Cowboys Defense
Indianapolis Colts Defense

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