Week 16 WR Rankings & Projections (PPR): How Will DK Metcalf Fare Against The Rams?

Week 16 has potential sky-high fantasy point games from the wide receiver position. The Chiefs and Buccaneers are both implied for over 30 points. The Packers face a weak Tennessee offense and there are several good matchups for other wideouts this week. There are also important questions like what do we do with the Steelers wide receivers and can Seattle put up points on the Rams defense? Week 15 saw a return of Calvin Ridley and DeAndre Hopkins big games. Zach Pascal had a random WR3 scoring week? Corey Davis, Kendrick Bourne, and Greg Ward were all top-ten wide receivers. We should have a better week for the studs.

Week 16 WR Rankings & Projections

Week 16 RankPlayerOpponentWeek 16 Projection
1Davante AdamsTEN20.4
2Tyreek HillATL19.8
3Calvin Ridley@KC18.5
4DeAndre HopkinsSF17.2
5Robert Woods@SEA16.8
6Allen RobinsonJAX16.6
7DK MetcalfLAR16.4
8Brandon Aiyuk@ARI16.1
9Stefon Diggs@NE15.9
10AJ Brown@GB15.7

Week 16 Studs

Tyreek Hill is already the number one scoring wide receiver on the season and I expect him to pad those numbers this week. He gets the Falcons, who rank 19th in DVOA against the pass and have allowed the second-most fantasy points to wide receivers this season. The Chiefs have over a 30 implied total and will light up the Atlanta secondary. On the flip side of this game, Calvin Ridley has dominated targets and production the last two weeks with Julio Jones out. Atlanta will be in comeback mode so the volume should be high again. Davante Adams is another high-end option this week. This game should have plenty of offense, and the Titans have allowed 43 PPR points per game to wide receivers. AJ Brown and Corey Davis face a Packers defense that ranks 18th against the pass. Jaire Alexander is a tough corner but this group is one of the top offenses.

Allen Robinson will face Jacksonville this week, who rank 32nd in DVOA and are allowing the 9th most PPR points per game. Chicago’s offense is rolling of late and I like them a lot this week. Vegas is also high on them as they have an implied total near four touchdowns. Seattle has played better of late defensively. We are seeing more run-heavy games but also matchups have been in favor of the secondary. While the Rams are an inconsistent bunch I do like Robert Woods this week against them. The Buccaneers are frustrating with all the options but we saw some upside last week but it was also in a trailing mode. However, the Detroit matchup is strong with them ranking 31st against the pass and are allowing the 4th most fantasy points per game.

Week 16 Duds

Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf are two guys that should have a lot of buzz around them this week but more so debating on starting Lockett and then wondering if the Metcalf upside is capped. Metcalf saw four targets in the prior game against the Rams, catching two of them for 28 yards. He has largely struggled during his time against the Rams when it comes to volume but did have a couple of touchdowns against them to get him over the hump. Metcalf will be a fine floor play still but Lockett is the main concern. In PPR formats he has not scored 15+ points in four weeks and just twice in the last ten.

JuJu Smith-Schuster and Diontae Johnson scare me a bit this week. Colts have been okay against the pass this season but the Steelers offense is the main concern. They have become very touchdown-dependent in this system right now. We could see a bounce-back game and they are not a complete bust, I just will say the floor is lower than usual right now. We saw that with JuJu.

Week 16 WR Streaming Options

AJ Green (47%) is a streaming option if Tyler Boyd is out this week. He left midway through the Monday game with a concussion. Taking a body out of the mix would put Green and Tee Higgins in a stronger spot against a Texans team that has allowed 20 touchdowns to receivers this season, which is the third-most in the league. Keke Coutee (45%) also is in a good spot against this Bengals defense. He has had a higher role since the Will Fuller suspension and Coutee over the last three weeks is WR16 in PPR scoring. Russell Gage (31%) is WR19 and Rashard Higgins (26%) is WR14 in that same span so there are so many streaming options this week in good spots. I like Higgins against a Jets secondary who is allowing the 6th most fantasy points per game.

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