2011 PPR Fantasy Football Week 16: Wide Receivers (WR) Rankings and Projections

Sean E. DouglasSenior Writer IIIDecember 21, 2011

PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 13: Jeremy Maclin #18 of the Philadelphia Eagles walks off the field with LeSean McCoy #25 after Maclin was injured on a play against the Arizona Cardinals during a game at Lincoln Financial Field on November 13, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Cardinals defeated the Eagles 21-17. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)
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Jeremy Maclin @ Cowboys – 

After suffering a minor setback with his hamstring injury against the Dolphins, Jeremy Maclin came back against the Jets to finish second on the team in targets with five and totaled three receptions for 57 yards. More importantly, Coach Andy Reid confirmed that Maclin finished the game without re-aggravating his hammy. In what should be a better matchup against the Cowboys, Maclin is a worthy WR-3 play, even in PPR leagues as I expect him to see an increase in targets this week.

Michael Vick finally started to look like the quarterback we remember from a year ago last week, as he gave the Jets fits making plays in the running game and passing game. Look for Maclin to come away with over 75 yards and a score this week.

Nate Washington vs. Jaguars –

Despite battling through injuries this past week, veteran receiver Nate Washington put together another solid performance and this time it was Matt Hasselbeck that was getting him the football. Washington didn’t just lead his team in targets, he finished fourth among receivers last week in the NFL with 13, hauling in seven of them for 62 yards and a score.

The Titans don’t figure to play from behind at home against the Jaguars, which would lead the team to keep the football on the ground. But then again, who really thought the Colts would run away with a win last week against them? With Chris Johnson battling an ankle injury and Javon Ringer lost for the season, expect the Titans to come out throwing the football to build a lead. That means good things for Washington and he should get strong consideration as your WR-3 play this week.

1 Calvin Johnson Chargers
2 Roddy White @ Saints
3 Brandon Marshall @ Patriots
4 Vincent Jackson @ Lions
5 Steve Smith Buccaneers
6 A.J. Green(I) Cardinals
7 Larry Fitzgerald @ Bengals
8 Julio Jones @ Saints
9 Jordy Nelson Bears
10 Wes Welker Dolphins
11 Mike Wallace Rams
12 Antonio Brown Rams
13 Marques Colston Falcons
14 Torrey Smith Browns
15 Laurent Robinson Eagles
16 Dez Bryant Eagles
17 Miles Austin Eagles
18 Demaryius Thomas @ Bills
19 Percy Harvin @ Redskins
20 Victor Cruz @ Jets
21 Santana Moss Vikings
22 Jeremy Maclin (I) @ Cowboys
23 Michael Crabtree @ Seahawks
24 Hakeem Nicks @ Jets
25 Jabar Gaffney Vikings
26 Anquan Boldin Browns
27 Darrius Heyward-Bey @ Chiefs
28 Dwayne Bowe Raiders
29 Santonio Holmes Giants
30 Lance Moore Falcons
31 Nate Burleson Chargers
32 Malcom Floyd @ Lions
33 Nate Washington (I) Jaguars
34 Steve Johnson (I) Broncos
35 Donald Driver Bears
36 Plaxico Burress Giants
37 James Jones Bears
38 Early Doucet @ Bengals
39 Brandon Lloyd @ Steelers
40 DeSean Jackson (I) @ Cowboys
41 Titus Young Chargers
42 Mike Williams (TB) @ Panthers
43 Mario Manningham (I) @ Jets
44 Reggie Wayne Texans

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