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NFL Week 16 positional fantasy football rankings

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Deebo Samuel joins the elite wide receivers: Samuel has scored five receiving touchdowns and two rushing touchdowns over the last three weeks.

• Most accurate rankings: Nathan Jahnke’s fantasy rankings have been the most accurate in season rankings over the last 81 regular season weeks, per FantasyPros‘ rankings accuracy competition.

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These are my fantasy football rankings for Week 16 for PPR leagues, including some notes about players to help you make your weekly decisions.

According to FantasyPros, my rankings are 10th in accuracy this season and were fifth-most accurate in 2021, second-most in 2020 and third-most in 2019. My rankings are the only ones to finish in the top five in three of the past four seasons.

Last Updated: 9:45 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 24

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Rank Name Team Opp Notes
1 Jalen Hurts PHI NYG
2 Josh Allen BUF @LAC
3 Patrick Mahomes KC LV
4 Justin Fields CHI ARZ GM
5 Dak Prescott DAL @MIA
6 Lamar Jackson BLT @SF BM
7 Brock Purdy SF BLT BM
8 Tua Tagovailoa MIA DAL BM
9 Matthew Stafford LA NO BM
10 Trevor Lawrence JAX @TB Q
11 Jared Goff DET @MIN
12 Kyler Murray ARZ @CHI
13 Baker Mayfield TB JAX
14 Nick Mullens MIN DET GM, FA
15 Geno Smith SEA @TEN GM
16 Jordan Love GB @CAR
17 Russell Wilson DEN NE
18 Derek Carr NO @LA
19 Jake Browning CIN @PIT GM
20 Joe Flacco CLV @HST FA
21 Gardner Minshew IND @ATL FA
22 Sam Howell WAS @NYJ BM
23 Taylor Heinicke ATL IND FA
24 Tommy DeVito NYG @PHI FA
25 Ryan Tannehill TEN SEA FA
26 Easton Stick LAC BUF FA
27 Trevor Siemian NYJ WAS FA
28 Aidan O'Connell LV @KC FA
29 Mason Rudolph PIT CIN FA
30 Bailey Zappe NE @DEN FA
31 Case Keenum HST CLV FA
32 Bryce Young CAR GB GM, FA

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