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NFL Week 16 Positional Fantasy Football Rankings

Glendale, Arizona, USA; Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp (10) against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Each week, PFF's fantasy football analysts post rankings in PPR, non-PPR and 0.5-PPR formats for the league's offensive skill positions. IDP rankings are also folded into the mix, making the PFF rankings pages the go-to resource for all your fantasy football decisions during the 2021 NFL season.

According to FantasyPros, my rankings are currently eighth out of 188 analysts for the 2021 season.

Here are my fantasy football rankings for Week 16 of the 2021 NFL season, including some notes about players to help you make your weekly decisions.

Last Updated: 12:00 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 26

Key

  • GM: Good matchup, using PFF's strength of schedule and matchup tools
  • BM: Bad matchup, using PFF's strength of schedule and matchup tools
  • DNP: Did not participate in team's most recent practice due to injury
  • LP: Limited participation in team's most recent practice due to injury
  • D: Player is doubtful to play due to injury
  • Q: Player is questionable to play due to injury
  • FA: Free agent available in at least 80% of ESPN leagues
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Quarterbacks

Rank Name Team Opp Notes
1 Justin Herbert LAC @HST GM
2 Patrick Mahomes KC PIT
3 Kyler Murray ARZ IND BM
4 Aaron Rodgers GB CLV BM
5 Jalen Hurts PHI NYG
6 Matthew Stafford LA @MIN
7 Josh Allen BUF @NE BM
8 Tom Brady TB @CAR
9 Dak Prescott DAL WAS
10 Joe Burrow CIN BLT
11 Kirk Cousins MIN LA
12 Russell Wilson SEA CHI GM
13 Tua Tagovailoa MIA @NO BM
14 Jimmy Garoppolo SF @TEN FA
15 Ryan Tannehill TEN SF
16 Matt Ryan ATL DET GM
17 Carson Wentz IND @ARZ
18 Derek Carr LV DEN
19 Ben Roethlisberger PIT @KC FA
20 Trevor Lawrence JAX @NYJ
21 Taylor Heinicke WAS @DAL BM
22 Cam Newton CAR TB FA
23 Baker Mayfield CLV @GB
24 Josh Johnson BLT @CIN #N/A
25 Mac Jones NE BUF FA
26 Drew Lock DEN @LV FA
27 Zach Wilson NYJ JAX GM, FA
28 Ian Book NO MIA FA
29 Davis Mills HST LAC FA
30 Nick Foles CHI @SEA FA
31 Tim Boyle DET @ATL GM, FA
32 Jake Fromm NYG @PHI FA

Running Backs

Rank Name Team Opp Notes
1 Jonathan Taylor IND @ARZ
2 Alexander Mattison MIN LA BM
3 Alvin Kamara NO MIA
4 Najee Harris PIT @KC GM
5 Nick Chubb CLV @GB
6 James Robinson JAX @NYJ GM
7 Cordarrelle Patterson ATL DET GM
8 Ronald Jones TB @CAR
9 David Montgomery CHI @SEA BM
10 Joe Mixon CIN BLT
11 Aaron Jones GB CLV
12 Chase Edmonds ARZ IND BM
13 Justin Jackson LAC @HST GM
14 Ezekiel Elliott DAL WAS BM
15 Josh Jacobs LV DEN
16 Javonte Williams DEN @LV
17 Jeff Wilson Jr. SF @TEN
18 Clyde Edwards-Helaire KC PIT
19 Sony Michel LA @MIN
20 Antonio Gibson WAS @DAL Q
21 Miles Sanders PHI NYG
22 Saquon Barkley NYG @PHI
23 Melvin Gordon III DEN @LV
24 Damien Harris NE BUF
25 D'Onta Foreman TEN SF BM
26 Devin Singletary BUF @NE
27 Michael Carter NYJ JAX
28 Rashaad Penny SEA CHI
29 A.J. Dillon GB CLV
30 Tony Pollard DAL WAS BM
31 Devonta Freeman BLT @CIN
32 Rex Burkhead HST LAC
33 Jamaal Williams DET @ATL GM
34 Duke Johnson Jr. MIA @NO BM, FA
35 Craig Reynolds DET @ATL GM, FA
36 Myles Gaskin MIA @NO BM
37 Mike Davis ATL DET GM
38 Darrel Williams KC PIT
39 Darrell Henderson LA @MIN
40 Chuba Hubbard CAR TB
41 Jordan Howard PHI NYG FA
42 Mark Ingram II NO MIA
43 Tevin Coleman NYJ JAX
44 Brandon Bolden NE BUF FA
45 Ameer Abdullah CAR TB FA
46 Nyheim Hines IND @ARZ
47 Latavius Murray BLT @CIN FA
48 Dontrell Hilliard TEN SF BM
49 Joshua Kelley LAC @HST GM, FA
50 Devontae Booker NYG @PHI
51 Ke'Shawn Vaughn TB @CAR FA
52 Eno Benjamin ARZ IND BM, FA
53 Samaje Perine CIN BLT FA
54 Jeremy McNichols TEN SF BM, FA
55 D'Ernest Johnson CLV @GB
56 Jaret Patterson WAS @DAL FA
57 Alex Collins SEA CHI
58 Peyton Barber LV DEN FA
59 DeeJay Dallas SEA CHI FA
60 Royce Freeman HST LAC FA
PFF’s Fantasy Football Rankings include ranks from our experts, projections and our Strength of Schedule metric.

Wide Receivers

Rank Name Team Opp Notes
1 Cooper Kupp LA @MIN GM
2 Davante Adams GB CLV GM
3 Justin Jefferson MIN @LA
4 Tyreek Hill KC PIT
5 Deebo Samuel SF @TEN
6 Diontae Johnson PIT @KC
7 Keenan Allen LAC @HST GM
8 CeeDee Lamb DAL WAS
9 Stefon Diggs BUF @NE
10 Ja'Marr Chase CIN BLT
11 Antonio Brown TB @CAR GM
12 Tee Higgins CIN BLT GM
13 Hunter Renfrow LV DEN
14 Tyler Lockett SEA CHI
15 Jaylen Waddle MIA @NO
16 Michael Pittman Jr. IND @ARZ
17 Adam Thielen MIN LA
18 D.K. Metcalf SEA CHI GM
19 Christian Kirk ARZ IND
20 A.J. Brown TEN SF
21 Russell Gage ATL DET
22 D.J. Moore CAR TB
23 Terry McLaurin WAS @DAL
24 Amari Cooper DAL WAS
25 Amon-Ra St. Brown DET @ATL
26 DeVante Parker MIA @NO
27 Odell Beckham Jr. LA @MIN
28 Marquise Brown BLT @CIN
29 Van Jefferson LA @MIN
30 Brandon Aiyuk SF @TEN
31 A.J. Green ARZ IND
32 Darnell Mooney CHI @SEA
33 Chase Claypool PIT @KC
34 Josh Palmer LAC @HST FA
35 Jarvis Landry CLV @GB
36 Michael Gallup DAL WAS
37 Tyler Boyd CIN BLT
38 Allen Lazard GB CLV BM, FA
39 DeVonta Smith PHI NYG
40 Jakobi Meyers NE BUF
41 Marvin Jones Jr. JAX @NYJ
42 Emmanuel Sanders BUF @NE
43 Donovan Peoples-Jones CLV @GB FA
44 Braxton Berrios NYJ JAX FA
45 Jerry Jeudy DEN @LV
46 Robby Anderson CAR TB BM
47 Laquon Treadwell JAX @NYJ FA
48 Josh Reynolds DET @ATL FA
49 Tyler Johnson TB @CAR FA
50 Kendrick Bourne NE BUF
51 Kenny Golladay NYG @PHI
52 Marquez Callaway NO MIA
53 Nico Collins HST LAC FA
54 Tim Patrick DEN @LV FA
55 Rashod Bateman BLT @CIN
56 Keelan Cole NYJ JAX FA
57 Zay Jones LV DEN BM, FA
58 Julio Jones TEN SF GM
59 Courtland Sutton DEN @LV
60 K.J. Osborn MIN LA BM
61 Tre'Quan Smith NO MIA BM, Q, FA
62 Antoine Wesley ARZ IND FA
63 T.Y. Hilton IND @ARZ FA
64 Kadarius Toney NYG @PHI
65 Byron Pringle KC PIT FA
66 James Washington PIT @KC FA
67 Olamide Zaccheaus ATL DET FA
68 Mecole Hardman KC PIT
69 Kalif Raymond DET @ATL BM, FA
70 Adam Humphries WAS @DAL FA
71 Isaiah McKenzie BUF @NE FA
72 Chris Conley HST LAC FA
73 Nick Westbrook-Ikhine TEN SF FA
74 DeAndre Carter WAS @DAL FA
75 N'Keal Harry NE BUF FA
PFF’s WR/CB Matchup Chart is a fantasy football tool you can use to help set the best lineups. You can toggle between showing the Matchup Advantage column against all projected coverage, or the individual defenders.

Tight Ends

Rank Name Team Opp Notes
1 George Kittle SF @TEN GM
2 Mark Andrews BLT @CIN
3 Kyle Pitts ATL DET GM
4 Dalton Schultz DAL WAS GM
5 Rob Gronkowski TB @CAR GM
6 Dawson Knox BUF @NE
7 Dallas Goedert PHI NYG
8 Zach Ertz ARZ IND
9 Mike Gesicki MIA @NO
10 Cole Kmet CHI @SEA
11 Hunter Henry NE BUF
12 C.J. Uzomah CIN BLT FA
13 Tyler Conklin MIN LA
14 Jared Cook LAC @HST GM
15 Tyler Higbee LA @MIN
16 Noah Fant DEN @LV
17 David Njoku CLV @GB FA
18 Foster Moreau LV DEN FA
19 Gerald Everett SEA CHI FA
20 James O'Shaughnessy JAX @NYJ FA
21 Evan Engram NYG @PHI BM
22 Ricky Seals-Jones WAS @DAL FA
23 Albert Okwuegbunam DEN @LV FA
24 Austin Hooper CLV @GB
25 Jack Doyle IND @ARZ FA
26 Brevin Jordan HST LAC FA
27 Tyler Kroft NYJ JAX FA
28 Zach Gentry PIT @KC FA
29 Cameron Brate TB @CAR FA
30 Josiah Deguara GB CLV BM, FA
31 Jonnu Smith NE BUF
32 Nick Vannett NO MIA FA
33 Hayden Hurst ATL DET FA
34 John Bates WAS @DAL BM, FA
35 Marcedes Lewis GB CLV FA
PFF’s TE Matchup Chart is a fantasy football tool you can use to help set the best lineups. You can toggle between the Matchup Advantage column or advanced stats like targets, catch rate and yards per route run.

Kickers

Rank Name Team Opp Notes
1 Greg Zuerlein DAL WAS
2 Matt Gay LA @MIN
3 Nick Folk NE BUF
4 Jake Elliott PHI NYG FA
5 Matt Prater ARZ IND
6 Dustin Hopkins LAC @HST FA
7 Younghoe Koo ATL DET
8 Mason Crosby GB CLV
9 Elliott Fry KC PIT FA
10 Evan McPherson CIN BLT
11 Greg Joseph MIN LA
12 Ryan Succop TB @CAR
13 Daniel Carlson LV DEN
14 Robbie Gould SF @TEN FA
15 Justin Tucker BLT @CIN
16 Randy Bullock TEN SF FA
17 Michael Badgley IND @ARZ FA
18 Chris Boswell PIT @KC
19 Brandon McManus DEN @LV
20 Tyler Bass BUF @NE
21 Eddy Pineiro NYJ JAX FA
22 Jason Sanders MIA @NO
23 Graham Gano NYG @PHI
24 Brett Maher NO MIA FA
25 Cairo Santos CHI @SEA FA
26 Joey Slye WAS @DAL FA
27 Jason Myers SEA CHI
28 Dominik Eberle HST LAC FA
29 Riley Patterson DET @ATL FA
30 Lirim Hajrullahu CAR TB FA
31 Matthew Wright JAX @NYJ FA
32 Chris Naggar CLV @GB FA
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Team Defense

Rank Name Opp Notes
1 Dallas Cowboys WAS
2 Philadelphia Eagles NYG
3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers @CAR
4 Cincinnati Bengals BLT FA
5 Los Angeles Chargers @HST
6 Miami Dolphins @NO
7 Kansas City Chiefs PIT
8 Seattle Seahawks CHI
9 Green Bay Packers CLV
10 San Francisco 49ers @TEN
11 Atlanta Falcons DET FA
12 New Orleans Saints MIA
13 New England Patriots BUF
14 Jacksonville Jaguars @NYJ FA
15 Denver Broncos @LV
16 New York Jets JAX FA
17 Buffalo Bills @NE
18 Indianapolis Colts @ARZ
19 Las Vegas Raiders DEN FA
20 Baltimore Ravens @CIN
21 Los Angeles Rams @MIN
22 Tennessee Titans SF
23 Arizona Cardinals IND
24 Detroit Lions @ATL FA
25 Minnesota Vikings LA
26 Chicago Bears @SEA FA
27 Pittsburgh Steelers @KC
28 Washington Football Team @DAL
29 Carolina Panthers TB
30 Houston Texans LAC FA
31 New York Giants @PHI FA
32 Cleveland Browns @GB

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