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Fantasy Football: Week 16 Player Rankings

As the NFL continues to become an offensively dominated league, two superstars approach long-standing records as Calvin Johnson seeks to break Jerry Rice’s receiving yards mark and Adrian Peterson chases Eric Dickerson’s rushing yards record.

An adequately appetizing matchup with the Falcons has Johnson atop this week’s Cosby Sweaters wide receiver rankings as AP tops the RB rankings for a second straight week, as the Vikings visit the suddenly run-stopping challenged Texans.

QB      
       
Rank Player Team Opponent
1 Tom Brady NE at JAC
2 Aaron Rodgers GB TEN
3 Robert Griffin III WAS at PHI
4 Cam Newton CAR OAK
5 Peyton Manning DEN CLE
6 Drew Brees NO at DAL
7 Matt Ryan ATL at DET
8 Matt Schaub HOU MIN
9 Tony Romo DAL NO
10 Ben Roethlisberger PIT CIN
11 Andrew Luck IND at KC
12 Russell Wilson SEA SF
13 Matthew Stafford DET ATL
14 Coin Kaepernick SF at SEA
15 Joe Flacco BAL NYG
16 Sam Bradford STL at TB
17 Eli Manning NYG at BAL
18 Jake Locker TEN at GB
19 Andy Dalton CIN at PIT
20 Jay Cutler CHI at ARI
RB      
       
Rank Player Team Opponent
1 Adrian Peterson MIN at HOU
2 Ray Rice BAL NYG
3 Arian Foster HOU MIN
4 Doug Martin TB STL
5 Marshawn Lynch SEA SF
6 DeMarco Murray DAL NO
7 Jamaal Charles KC IND
8 C.J. Spiller BUF at MIA
9 Darren McFadden OAK at CAR
10 Knowshon Moreno DEN CLE
11 Stevan Ridley NE at JAC
12 Frank Gore SF at SEA
13 Matt Forte CHI at ARI
14 Chris Johnson TEN at GB
15 Alfred Morris WAS at PHI
16 BenJarvus Green-Ellis CIN at PIT
17 Mikel Leshoure DET ATL
18 Trent Richardson CLE at DEN
19 Vick Ballard IND at KC
20 Reggie Bush MIA BUF
21 Michael Turner ATL at DET
22 Steven Jackson STL at TB
23 DeAngelo Williams CAR OAK
24 Darren Sproles NO at DAL
25 Shonn Greene NYJ SD
26 Beanie Wells ARI CHI
27 Jonathan Dwyer PIT CIN
28 Ahmad Bradshaw NYG at BAL
29 LeSean McCoy PHI WAS
30 David Wison NYG at BAL
31 Bryce Brown PHI WAS
32 Bilal Powel NYJ SD
33 Montell Owens JAC NE
34 Lamar Miller MIA BUF
35 Mark Ingram NO at DAL
36 Jacquizz Rodgers ATL at DET
37 Felix Jones DAL NO
38 Alex Green GB TEN
39 Jackie Battle SD at NYJ
40 Joique Bell DET ATL
41 DuJuan Harris GB TEN
42 Ben Tate HOU MIN
43 Ronnie Hillman DEN CLE
44 Danny Woodhead NE at JAC
45 Pierre Thomas NO at DAL
46 Isaac Redman PIT CIN
47 Shane Vereen NE at JAC
48 Mike Goodson OAK at CAR
49 Lance Ball DEN CLE
50 Maurice Jones-Drew JAC NE
WR      
       
Rank Player Team Opponent
1 Calvin Johnson DET ATL
2 Brandon Marshall CHI at ARI
3 A.J. Green CIN at PIT
4 Andre Johnson HOU MIN
5 Dez Bryant DAL NO
6 Demaryius Thomas DEN CLE
7 Julio Jones ATL at DET
8 Eric Decker DEN CLE
9 Wes Welker NE at JAC
10 Vincent Jackson TB STL
11 Victor Cruz NYG at BAL
12 Roddy White ATL at DET
13 Marques Colston NO DAL
14 James Jones GB TEN
15 Cecil Shorts JAC NE
16 Reggie Wayne IND at JAC
17 Randall Cobb GB TEN
18 Mike Wallace PIT CIN
19 Pierre Garcon WAS at PHI
20 Stevie Johnson BUF at MIA
21 T.Y. Hilton IND at KC
22 Michael Crabtree SF at SEA
23 Steve Smith CAR OAK
24 Brandon Gibson STL at TB
25 Miles Austin DAL NO
26 Danario Alexander SD at NYJ
27 Anquan Boldin BAL NYG
28 Lance Moore NO at DAL
29 Torrey Smith BAL NYG
30 Danny Amendola STL at TB
31 Hakeem Nicks NYG at BAL
32 Jeremy Maclin PHI WAS
33 Mike Williams TB STL
34 Brandon Lloyd NE at JAC
35 Antonio Brown PIT CIN
36 Justin Blackmon JAC NE
37 Larry Fitzgerald ARI CHI
38 Kenny Britt TEN at GB
39 Santana Moss WAS at PHI
40 Josh Gordon CLE at DEN
41 Denarius Moore OAK at CAR
42 Greg Jennings GB TEN
43 Chris Givens STL at TB
44 Golden Tate SEA SF
45 Davone Bess MIA BUF
46 Sidney Rice SEA SF
47 Brian Hartline MIA BUF
48 Andrew Hawkins CIN at PIT
49 Jeremy Kerley NYJ SD
50 Alshon Jeffery CHI at ARI
TE      
       
Rank Player Team Opponent
1 Tony Gonzalez ATL at DET
2 Aaron Hernandez NE at JAC
3 Dennis Pitta BAL NYG
4 Heath Miller PIT CIN
5 Jimmy Graham NO at DAL
6 Jermichael Finley GB TEN
7 Brandon Myers OAK at CAR
8 Jason Witten DAL NO
9 Kyle Rudolph MIN at HOU
10 Greg Olsen CAR OAK
11 Owen Daniels HOU MIN
12 Martellus Bennett NYG at BAL
13 Antonio Gates SD at NYJ
14 Jermaine Gresham CIN at PIT
15 Marcedes Lewis JAC NE
16 Brent Celek PHI WAS
17 Anthony Fasano MIA BUF
18 Jacob Tamme DEN CLE
19 Tony Scheffler DET ATL
20 Vernon Davis SD at SEA
       
K      
       
Rank Player Team Opponent
1 Matt Bryant ATL at DET
2 Stephen Gostkowski NE at JAC
3 Lawrence Tynes NYG at BAL
4 Dan Bailey DAL NO
5 Jason Hanson DET ATL
6 Justin Tucker BAL NYG
7 Josh Brown CIN at PIT
8 Matt Prater DEN CLE
9 Graham Gano CAR OAK
10 Shayne Graham HOU MIN
11 David Akers SF at SEA
12 Kai Forbath WAS at PHI
13 Connor Barth TB STL
14 Alex Henery PHI WAS
15 Blair Walsh MIN at HOU
16 Sebastian Janikowski OAK at CAR
17 Garrett Harley NO at DAL
18 Nick Novak SD at NYJ
19 Olindo Mare CHI at ARI
20 Rob Bironas TEN at GB
D      
       
Rank Team Opponent
1 Houston Texans MIN
2 Denver Broncos CLE
3 Chicago Bears at ARI
4 New England Patriots at JAC
5 Cincinnati Bengals at PIT
6 New York Jets SD
7 Green Bay Packers TEN
8 Washington Redskins at PHI
9 Carolina Panthers OAK
10 Seattle Seahawks SF
11 San Diego Chargers at NYJ
12 Baltimore Ravens BYG
13 Atlanta Falcons at DET
14 Dallas Cowboys NO
15 San Francisco 49ers at SEA
16 New York Giants at BAL
17 Indianapolis Colts at KC
18 Pittsburgh Steelers CIN
19 Miami Dolphins BUF
20 Arizona Cardinals CHI

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