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Week 16 Rankings: Wide receivers

Updated: December 19, 2008, 3:35 PM ET
By Fantasy staff | ESPN.com

These rankings are intended to rate how players will perform in Week 16 of the NFL season only and does not account for future matchups or season-long performance. They are a composite of Matthew Berry's, Christopher Harris', Eric Karabell's and Erik Kuselias' personal rankings for the week. ESPN's official fantasy projections and profiles for Week 16 can be viewed by clicking here.

Rankings were updated Friday to remove players from the Thursday Colts/Jaguars game, as well as to adjust for the latest injury news and emerging trends.

Week 16 wide receiver rankings
Rank Name Team Opponent
Berry

Harris

Kuselias

Karabell
Average
1 Calvin Johnson Lions NO 4 2 2 1 2.3
2 Randy Moss Patriots Ari 1 3 1 7 3.0
3 Larry Fitzgerald Cardinals @NE 6 1 6 4 4.3
4 Greg Jennings Packers @Chi 5 6 5 2 4.5
5 Roddy White Falcons @Min 2 8 4 8 5.5
6 Steve Smith Panthers @NYG 7 5 7 5 6.0
7 Andre Johnson Texans @Oak 14 4 3 6 6.8
8 Marques Colston Saints @Det 3 10 13 3 7.3
9 Antonio Bryant Buccaneers SD 8 12 9 9 9.5
10 Wes Welker Patriots Ari 9 13 12 10 11.0
11 Brandon Marshall Broncos Buf 12 9 11 13 11.3
12 Dwayne Bowe Chiefs Mia 13 7 10 20 12.5
13 Kevin Walter Texans @Oak 10 18 15 21 16.0
14 Terrell Owens Cowboys Bal 17 11 14 25 16.8
15 Vincent Jackson Chargers @TB 18 16 16 23 18.3
16 Isaac Bruce 49ers @StL 11 26 18 19 18.5
17 Lance Moore Saints @Det 21 17 21 15 18.5
18 Bernard Berrian Vikings Atl 22 25 17 11 18.8
19 Anquan Boldin Cardinals @NE 30 28 8 12 19.5
20 Eddie Royal Broncos Buf 19 20 24 17 20.0
21 Hines Ward Steelers @Ten 15 21 20 27 20.8
22 Torry Holt Rams SF 20 29 23 18 22.5
23 Deion Branch Seahawks NYJ 16 30 25 24 23.8
24 Braylon Edwards Browns Cin 25 24 19 28 24.0
25 T.J. Houshmandzadeh Bengals @Cle 33 19 29 16 24.3
26 Lee Evans Bills @Den 28 37 22 14 25.3
27 Santana Moss Redskins Phi 32 15 30 34 27.8
28 Donald Driver Packers @Chi 35 23 32 22 28.0
29 Derrick Mason Ravens @Dal 21 27 34 35 29.3
30 Steve Breaston Cardinals @NE 23 14 38 42 29.3
31 Davone Bess Dolphins @KC 24 31 35 29 29.8
32 Laveranues Coles Jets @Sea 31 33 26 31 30.3
33 Jerricho Cotchery Jets @Sea 36 22 27 38 30.8
34 Devin Hester Bears GB 26 35 33 32 31.5
35 DeSean Jackson Eagles @Was 34 34 28 33 32.3
36 Amani Toomer Giants Car 29 45 40 30 36.0
37 Santonio Holmes Steelers @Ten 39 32 37 36 36.0
38 Kevin Curtis Eagles @Was 45 41 36 26 37.0
39 Domenik Hixon Giants Car 42 36 31 39 37.0
40 Ted Ginn Jr. Dolphins @KC 37 46 44 37 41.0
41 Devery Henderson Saints @Det 38 NR 43 41 43.3
42 Chad Johnson Bengals @Cle NR 38 41 44 43.5
43 Muhsin Muhammad Panthers @NYG 48 44 39 43 43.5
44 Bryant Johnson 49ers @StL NR 42 NR 40 46.0
45 Johnnie Lee Higgins Raiders Hou 41 NR 49 45 46.5
46 Michael Jenkins Falcons @Min 40 NR 50 48 47.3
47 Donnie Avery Rams SF 44 NR 45 NR 47.8
48 Justin Gage Titans Pit NR 39 NR NR 48.0
49 Mark Clayton Ravens @Dal 50 40 NR NR 48.0
50 Jason Avant Eagles @Was 49 NR 42 NR 48.3

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