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Week 16 Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings: Andre Johnson Above The Rest

Andre Johnson should demolish the Broncos' pass defense.
Andre Johnson should demolish the Broncos' pass defense.Bob Levey/Getty Images
Kevin RobertsSenior Writer IDecember 23, 2010

NFL Soup held the top spot in the wide receiver rankings over at Fantasy Pros nearly all season, only to be surpassed by the greatness that is John Paulsen in Week 15.

Still in second place on the year, we're aiming to take back the crown before the season is up, while leading you to a fantasy championship.

Lean on these rankings as you bull-doze your way through your fantasy football playoffs. For the top 10 receivers for Week 16.

Read on:

1. Andre Johnson: HOU @ DEN

Other than the mild concern about Champ Bailey, there's no sensible reason to drop AJ down in our rankings, even if a few other guys warrant recognition.

Johnson is simply the best and most explosive fantasy receiver in the game and we wouldn't have it any other way but with him at the top spot this week.

2. DeSean Jackson: PHI vs. MIN

Short of his exciting punt return, D-Jax wasn't himself last week with the Giants focusing on stopping the big play.

Expect that to change in a big way with the very beatable Minnesota Vikings pass defense coming to town.

3. Roddy White: ATL vs. NO

White leads the league with 106 receptions and seems to come up big every week.

There's little doubt he'll show up in a huge divisional matchup at home, especially since he put up 69 yards and a touchdown the last time these two teams met.

He hasn't exploded in a while, so look for a huge game.

4. Vincent Jackson: SD @ CIN

Jackson proved his worth with three touchdowns last week, and he also showed us why we can't sit him down the stretch.

Philip Rivers will look his way early and often while facing a Cincy defense that is just begging to get shredded.

5. Dwayne Bowe: KC vs. TEN

With Matt Cassel fully healthy and with a game under his belt, look for the quarterback and receiver to re-establish their disgusting midseason connection.

Tennessee is much better at stopping the run than the pass, so expect some fireworks after Bowe took a few weeks off from being an elite receiver.

6. Larry Fitzgerald: ARI vs. DAL

I know, it's tough to go with Fitz when John Skelton or any other Cardinals quarterback is throwing him passes, but the guy is still getting it done.

The Cowboys pass defense still isn't the best, so there's always potential for Fitz to go off.

7. Reggie Wayne: IND @ OAK

With Austin Collie out for the season with yet another concussion, Reggie Wayne is going to get even more attention from the opposing defense.

That's a downer, but the fact that he'll also get an equal amount of attention from Peyton Manning levels the playing field. 

8. Greg Jennings: GB vs. NYG

The Giants contained DeSean Jackson fairly well last week, beyond the final play of the game, so it's not crazy to think Jennings gets bottle up a bit.

He won't explode like some of the guys ahead of him, but he has Rodgers back and is at home, so he'll do enough to make you happy you played him.

9. Anquan Boldin: BAL @ CLE

Boldin has been biding his time and hasn't been the fantasy asset he was earlier in the year.

With a matchup against an improved yet beatable Browns pass defense, this could be the week we've all been waiting for.

10. Miles Austin: DAL @ ARI

Austin should get more and more targets as the season goes on, and with the horrid Cardinals pass defense as his matchup, you can't afford to sit him this week.

 

Our player rankings are subject to change at anytime before kickoff on Thursday night, so stay updated on injuries and role changes until Week 16 officially starts!

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