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Sunday, July 10, 2016

2016 FANTASY FOOTBALL WIDE RECEIVER RANKINGS: 21-40

The next batch of 2016 fantasy football wide receiver rankings are on tap as we continue with our first look at the positional rankings.

21. Golden Tate:  Tate is set for a prime PPR season where he should challenge 100 catches as the Detroit Lions need to fill a lot of lost catches with the retirement of Calvin Johnson. 
22. Jarvis Landry:  Landry is another major PPR wideout who will actually be moved to the outside at times in 2016.  That should help boost his so-so TD numbers and once again make him a threat for 90 receptions. 
23. Larry Fitzgerald:  Amazing that in a Hall of Fame career, Fitzgerald arguably had his finest campaign in 2016 operating out of the slot more.  Never doubt the guy. 
24. Marvin Jones:  While Golden Tate will lead the Lions in receptions, Jones should be the main TD producer among the wideout.  Could be a swell sleeper. 
25. Julian Edelman:  Lots of injury concerns here as Edelman has had two surgeries on his broken foot and also has a history of concussions.  The receptions are always there but this is a big injury risk better left for someone else to deal with. 
26. Eric Decker:  Made magic with Brandon Marshall a year ago but that came with the still unsigned Ryan Fitzpatrick under center.  Again we are counting on a reunion there and in the process keeping Decker as a prime WR 2 who will haul in a bunch of scores. 
27. T.Y. Hilton:  Never a fan of Hilton who is way too inconsistent from a week-to-week basis.  More of a standard league play. 
28. Jordan Matthews:  Didn't take off as expected in 2015 under Chip Kelly but Matthews was still very solid.  With the run-favoring Doug Pederson now at the helm though, keep expectations in check. 
29. DeVante Parker:  Could be primed for a nice breakout here as Parker was an injury mess his rookie season.  Talent is obvious. 
30. Allen Hurns:  Clear second fiddle to Allen Robinson in Jacksonville but a fine one at that as a good WR 2. 
31. Emmanuel Sanders:  No thank you as Sanders will be hurt by the awful QB situation in Denver.  No longer the stud PPR play he was as recently as 2014. 
32. John Brown:  Can make the big play look routine and upped the reception total as a sophomore in 2015.  Still a better standard guy by a sizable margin then a PPR one. 
33. Sterling Shepard:  This is the rookie receiver we think will make the most fantasy football impact.  Could catch 80 balls as a slot guy right out of the chute. 
34. Michael Crabtree:  Always inconsistent, Crabtree has his best season in 2015 in Oakland.  Will likely be surpassed by Amari Copper this season but still a good WR 2/3 option who always is affordable. 
35. DeSean Jackson:  Do yourself a favor and avoid this inconsistent and injury-prone mess. 
36. Donte Moncrief:  Starting to put it togther as a solid PPR weapon and the price still quite cheap. 
37. Vincent Jackson:  I never own Jackson as he too is just an inconsistent standard league guy who is now clearly behind Mike Evans in the Tampa Bay wide receiver hierarchy. 
38. Dorial Green-Beckham:  The next Plaxico Burress as a big TD-producer looks ready to launch. 
39. Willie Snead:  Love the offense and the QB and Snead was quite the find in 2015. 
40. Stefon Diggs:  Can help a bit as a bench guy in PPR but not much else. 




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