Week 16 RB Player Rankings
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1. Vincent Jackson (@ Cin)
How you score three TDs in your second full game against guys who have been playing all season is beyond me. VJax is obviously one of the best in the league, and his numbers this Sunday will prove that fact once again.
2. Marques Colston (@ Atl)
It wouldn’t shock me to see Drew Brees throw up a good 45 balls or so in this one, so you can bet Colston will see at least 10 targets and have every opportunity to shine. Two TDs and around 100 yards are completely within reach here.
3. DeSean Jackson (vs. Min)
DeSean is a lot like Michael Vick in that you never know what he’ll do next. He can score from anywhere on the field, whether it be a run, catch or punt return, and there’s always the possibility of getting all three! The Vikings defense has been beat pretty bad lately, and I expect the Green Blur to take part in keeping up the trend.
4. Andre Johnson (@ Den)
My only problem with Andre this weekend is that he might be shadowed by Champ Bailey all game. Will that hinder his game? A bit, sure, but you can bet that Matt Schaub knows Johnson’s just 14 receptions away from his third straight 100-catch season, so you better believe he'll get his fair share of targets with the Texans being out of the playoff hunt.
5. Calvin Johnson (@ Mia)
Miami’s pass D is formidable, but I’ve yet to see a team be able to control a receiver like Megatron. Let him loose as your WR1 and know that his old buddy, Shaun Hill, will be looking his way early and often.
6. Roddy White (vs. NO)
Roddy had 69 yards and a TD the first time around against the Saints, but I expect those numbers to increase a bit in this one. Like Matt Ryan, White has been better at home this season, so have no fear in starting him as your WR1 this Monday night.
7. Brandon Marshall (vs. Det)
Marshall’s yearly end-of-the-season roll is in full effect right now after catching 11 balls for 106 yards and a touchdown last weekend. Have faith in his ego and start him confidently against the Lions this weekend.
8. Mike Williams, TB (vs. Sea)
I love what this kid is made of, and it wouldn’t shock me if he extended his yardage for the year up over the 1,000-yard mark in this game. Seattle can’t cover a thing out there, so roll with Williams as a low-end WR1 this week.
9. Kenny Britt (@ KC)
He may have started off the season in the doghouse, but his talent is just too special to keep chained up for long. At 6’3”, 215 pounds, he’s a mismatch all over the field, and now that he has the confidence of an All-Pro, the sky is the limit for him. Play him as a WR1 with confidence.
10. Reggie Wayne (@ Oak)
If Wayne is shadowed by Nnamdi Asomugha all game, he’s merely a WR2 play for you this weekend. If not, he’ll come up big in a game that the Colts need to win. Either way, you’re starting him.
11. Greg Jennings (vs. NYG)
I’m not expecting Jennings to do what he was doing a few weeks ago, but he’s a superior talent and might be able to get back into a groove with Aaron Rodgers right away. He’s a Jeremy Maclin-like receiver, and Maclin scored two TDs last week against these guys, sooo...
12. Larry Fitzgerald (vs. Dal)
One thing’s for sure: Arizona is going to pass a lot in this game. Because of this, one more thing is for sure: Fitz is going to see at least 10 targets, just as he has in eight of the last nine games (the one game he didn’t, he got nine targets). Against Dallas’ sorry-ass excuse of a pass defense, 10-plus targets are enough for Ella Fitzgerald to put up some nice fantasy points, much less Larry.
13. Brandon Lloyd (vs. Hou)
Tim Tebow didn’t throw the ball a ton his first game, but when he did, he threw it to Lloyd. Obviously he was watching closely all year and saw that Brandon could pretty much catch anything thrown his way (CHECK OUT THIS CATCH!!!). Lloyd will be the man again this weekend, and though I’d rather see Kyle Orton tossing him the pill, Tebow should do just fine in getting him WR2 numbers.
14. Anquan Boldin (@ Cle)
Boldin’s play has been erratic this season, but his finest game of the year by far came against Cleveland, when he went off for 142 yards and three touchdowns back in the beginning of the season. Expect some solid play from ‘Quan this Sunday.
15. Santana Moss (@ Jax)
Moss doesn’t get on a roll very often, so you might as well ride it out while you can. Rex Grossman fed him 13 targets last week en route to a 72-yard day with eight catches and two TDs. Obviously Rex likes the guy, and so should you.