Whole Nine Yards: Week 16 Rankings

QB rankings:

  1. Peyton Manning (Broncos) at Houston – Houston averages two passing touchdowns allowed in each of their last seven games and Manning should bounce back from a meager output last week.
  2. Andy Dalton (Bengals) vs. Minnesota – If this game turns into the shootout that last week was for Minnesota, Dalton could have ample opportunities to succeed against the Vikings’ 30th pass defense.
  3. Nick Foles (Eagles) vs. Chicago – Coming off a season-high for completions and yards, Foles and the Eagles are flying high as they head into this matchup with a beat up defense.
  4. Phillip Rivers (Chargers) vs. Oakland – In their last three games in California, the Raiders have given up 14 touchdowns and 1,057 yards passing. Rivers also threw for 411 yards and two touchdowns in their first meeting.
  5. Ben Roethlisberger (Steelers) at Green Bay – Three of Big Ben’s best games this season have come against NFC North opponents, as he has already tallied 1,156 yards and seven touchdowns against the division.
  6. Jay Cutler (Bears) at Philadelphia
  7. Cam Newton (Panthers) vs. New Orleans
  8. Kirk Cousins (Redskins) vs. Dallas
  9. Colin Kaepernick (49ers) vs. Atlanta
  10. Drew Brees (Saints) at Carolina
  11. Tony Romo (Cowboys) at Baltimore
  12. Matthew Stafford (Lions) vs. New York Giants
  13. Jason Campbell (Browns) at New York Jets
  14. Russell Wilson (Seahawks) vs. Arizona
  15. Tom Brady (Patriots) at Baltimore

RB rankings:

  1. LeSean McCoy (Eagles) vs. Chicago – Expecting a heavy workload this week against the Bears’ 32nd ranked rushing defense.
  2. Jamaal Charles (Chiefs) vs. Indianapolis – After almost single-handedly lifting his fantasy owners to the next round last week with five touchdowns, Charles faces another beatable matchup with the 27th ranked rushing defense of Indianapolis.
  3. Reggie Bush (Lions) vs. New York Giants – Finally off the injury report and started strong on Monday night with a touchdown early, which bodes well for his Week 16 output as long as the offense avoids turnovers.
  4. Eddie Lacy (Packers) vs. Pittsburgh – With Aaron Rodgers out another week, Lacy is poised for another decent matchup against a middle-of-the-pack Pittsburgh Rushing defense.
  5. Matt Forte (Bears) at Philadelphia – Philly gave up three rushing touchdowns to the Vikings’ third-string running back, and with Cutler back for the Bears ball security will be at a premium for Forte.
  6. Rashad Jennings (Oakland) at San Diego
  7. Alfred Morris (Redskins) vs. Dallas
  8. Chris Johnson (Titans) at Jacksonville
  9. Knowshon Moreno (Broncos) at Houston
  10. Giovani Bernard (Bengals) vs. Minnesota
  11. DeMarco Murray (Cowboys) at Washington
  12. Zac Stacy (Rams) at Tampa Bay
  13. Adrian Peterson (Vikings) at Cincinnati
  14. Marshawn Lynch (Seahawks) vs. Arizona
  15. Bobby Rainey (Buccaneers) at St. Louis


WR rankings:

  1. Josh Gordon (Browns) at New York Jets – Gordon made it interesting by not scoring until garbage time late against the Bears, but he faces a Jets’ pass defense that ranks 26th in the league this week.
  2. Calvin Johnson (Lions) vs. New York Giants – An uncharacteristically bad game for Johnson Monday night as he dropped a couple balls, but should rebound against the Giants.
  3. Brandon Marshall (Bears) at Philadelphia – Philly got shredded by the Vikings last week, and rank 31st in the league against the pass, which provides a matchup that Marshall should be able to exploit.
  4. A.J. Green (Bengals) vs. Minnesota – Coming off a game where he saw 18 targets, Green will look to keep Minnesota’s streak of allowing a receiving touchdown every game since Week 2 alive.
  5. Antonio Brown (Steelers) at Green Bay – Threat from the slot as well as in the return game, Brown will find holes in the Packers’ 22nd ranked secondary.
  6. Dez Bryant (Cowboys) at Washington
  7. Alshon Jeffery (Bears) at Philadelphia
  8. DeSean Jackson (Eagles) vs. Chicago
  9. Pierre Garcon (Redskins) vs. Dallas
  10. Andre Johnson (Texans) vs. Denver
  11. Vincent Jackson (Buccaneers) at St. Louis
  12. Jordy Nelson (Packers) vs. Pittsburgh
  13. Demaryius Thomas (Broncos) at Houston
  14. Julian Edelman (Patriots) at Baltimore
  15. Keenan Allen (Chargers) vs. Oakland

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