Dec. 16, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA: Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson following the game against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Lions 38-10. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Wide Receiver Rankings-Top 40 to Start for Fantasy Football Week 16


There’s been plenty of volatility in the wide receiver rankings this season and this week is no exception. Here’s the top 40 we think you should start at wide receiver this week:

ZT JL
1 Calvin Johnson Det Atl 1.5 1 2
2 Brandon Marshall Chi at Ari 2.5 4 1
3 A.J. Green Cin at Pit 4.5 3 6
4 Wes Welker NE at Jac 6.0 7 5
5 Mike Wallace Pit Cin 7.5 6 9
6 Julio Jones Atl at Det 8.5 5 12
Roddy White Atl at Det 8.5 13 4
Demaryius Thomas Den Cle 8.5 14 3
9 Dez Bryant Dal NO 9.0 10 8
10 Victor Cruz NYG at Bal 9.5 8 11
Reggie Wayne Ind at KC 9.5 12 7
12 Vincent Jackson TB Stl 11.0 9 13
13 Marques Colston NO at Dal 13.5 17 10
14 James Jones GB Ten 14.0 11 17
15 Steve Smith Car Oak 18.5 15 22
16 Anquan Boldin Bal NYG 19.5 18 21
Pierre Garcon Was at Phi 19.5 23 16
18 Danny Amendola STL at TB 20.0 25 15
19 Miles Austin Dal NO 20.5 21 20
20 Hakeem Nicks NYG at Bal 21.0 16 26
21 Cecil Shorts Jac NE 21.5 24 19
22 Stevie Johnson Buf at Mia 22.0 30 14
23 Andre Johnson Hou Min 23.5 2 NR
Michael Crabtree SF at Sea 23.5 22 25
25 Randall Cobb GB Ten 25.5 19 32
Brandon Lloyd NE at Jac 25.5 33 18
27 Larry Fitzgerald Ari Chi 27.5 27 28
28 Denarius Moore Oak at Car 28.5 28 29
29 Jeremy Maclin Phi Was 30.5 38 23
30 Danario Alexander SD at NYJ 31.0 26 36
31 Eric Decker Den Cle 32.5 20 NR
32 Greg Jennings GB Ten 34.0 37 31
33 Sidney Rice Sea SF 34.5 NR 24
34 Josh Gordon Cle at Den 35.0 32 38
35 Santana Moss Was at Phi 36.0 NR 27
36 Lance Moore NO at Dal 36.5 36 37
37 Mike Williams TB Stl 37.0 29 NR
Kenny Britt Ten at GB 37.0 39 35
39 Brian Hartline Mia Buf 37.5 NR 30
40 Kendall Wright Ten at GB 38.0 31 NR

This week’s rankings from Jeffrey Littrell (JL) and me (ZT) were combined into our composite rankings. Follow either one of our rankings or the composite, but whichever you choose good luck to you this weekend. NR is for not ranked which counts as 45 for averaging purposes.

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