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NFL Draft Diamonds Week 16 Fantasy Football Rankings

Last week Craig Forrestal of NFL Draft Diamonds picked John Brown to be a fade in the playoffs, but the Bills wide out showed up, where will Brown rank this week against the Patriots?

By Craig Forrestal

Man, it’s Championship Week and crazy things are happening! Like, Joe Mixon popped up with a calf injury…on a Thursday…outta nowhere! What are the Fantasy Football Gods doing to rosters this year for Championship Week? 

Last week, I said I was going to stream Ryan Fitzpatrick. Well, I missed out on him but I got what appears to be the second coming of Fitzmagic and that’s the Mississippi Moustache aka Gardner Minshew. Minshew was shaky but pulled it through for me in the end; Julio Jones and AJ Brown helped too.

This week, I’m going to keep rolling the dice and stream my championship hopes with Philip Rivers. Wish me luck! And to all the rest of you competing for a prize or bragging rights in your league may the ball bounce in your favor!

Please note fantasy rankings are created by me using a wide variety of advanced analytical and statistical information, snap count percentage and split, red-zone targets, weekly matchup and a special blend of herbs and spices.   

Players will be listed as Player Name- Team Name   

Also, don’t forget about the Fades of the Week and the Sleepers of the Week. So with all that, let us take a look at the Week 16 Rankings and see what we have in store…

Top 10 QB:

1.Deshaun Watson- Houston Texans 

2. Patrick Mahomes- Kansas City Chiefs 

3. Lamar Jackson- Baltimore Ravens 

4. Russ Wilson- Seattle Seahawks 

5. Jameis Winston- Tampa Bay Buccaneers 

6. Carson Wentz- Philadelphia Eagles 

7. Ryan Tannehill- Tennessee Titans 

8. Ryan Fitzpatrick- Miami Dolphins 

9. Kyler Murray- Arizona Cardinals 

10. Philip Rivers- LA Chargers

Top 25 RB:

1.Christian McCaffrey- Carolina Panthers 

2. Chris Carson- Seattle Seahawks 

3. Saquon Barkley- NY Giants

4. Ezekiel Elliott- Dallas Cowboys 

5. Derrick Henry- Tennessee Titans 

6. Mark Ingram- Baltimore Ravens 

7. Aaron Jones- Green Bay Packers 

8. Marlon Mack- Indianapolis Colts 

9. Melvin Gordon- LA Chargers 

10. Miles Sanders- Philadelphia Eagles 

11. Devonta Freeman- Atlanta Falcons 

12. Alvin Kamara- New Orleans Saints

13. Phillip Lindsay- Denver Broncos 

14. Kenyan Drake- Arizona Cardinals 

15. Austin Ekeler- LA Chargers 

16. Devin Singletary- Buffalo Bills 

17. Kareem Hunt- Cleveland Browns 

18. James White- New England Patriots

19. Nick Chubb- Cleveland Browns 

20. Gio Bernard- Cincinnati Bengals 

21. Carlos Hyde- Houston Texans 

22. Ronald Jones- Tampa Bay Buccaneers 

23. Myles Gaskin- Miami Dolphins

24. DeAndre Washington- Oakland Raiders 

25. Le’Veon Bell- NY Jets

Top 35 WR:

1.DeAndre Hopkins- Houston Texans 

2. Michael Thomas- New Orleans Saints 

3. Julio Jones- Atlanta Falcons 

4. Tyreek Hill- Kansas City Chiefs 

5. Davante Adams- Green Bay Packers

6. DeVante Parker- Miami Dolphins

7. Keenan Allen- LA Chargers

8. AJ Brown- Tennessee Titans 

9. Julian Edelman- New England Patriots 

10. DK Metcalf- Seattle Seahawks 

11. Amari Cooper- Dallas Cowboys 

12. Allen Robinson- Chicago Bears 

13. Courtland Sutton- Denver Broncos 

14. Stefon Diggs- Minnesota Vikings 

15. DJ Moore- Carolina Panthers 

16. TY Hilton- Indianapolis Colts 

17. Tyler Boyd- Cincinnati Bengals 

18. DJ Chark- Jacksonville Jaguars 

19. Breshad Perriman- Tampa Bay Buccaneers 

20. Terry McLaurin- Washington Redskins

21. Cooper Kupp- LA Rams

22. Kenny Golladay- Detroit Lions 

23. Jarvis Landry- Cleveland Browns 

24. Christian Kirk- Arizona Cardinals 

25. Will Fuller- Houston Texans 

26. Michael Gallup- Dallas Cowboys 

27. Greg Ward Jr- Philadelphia Eagles 

28. Mike Williams- LA Chargers

29. Robert Woods- LA Rams

30. Darius Slayton- NY Giants 

31. Larry Fitzgerald- Arizona Cardinals 

32. Dede Westbrook- Jacksonville Jaguars 

33. Adam Thielen- Minnesota Vikings 

34. Odell Beckham- Cleveland Browns 

35. Anthony Miller- Chicago Bears 

Top 7 TE:

1.Travis Kelce- Kansas City Chiefs 

2. George Kittle- San Francisco 49ers 

3. Darren Waller- Oakland Raiders 

4. Zach Ertz- Philadelphia Eagles 

5. Jacob Hollister- Seattle Seahawks 

6. Mark Andrews- Baltimore Ravens 

7. Austin Hooper- Atlanta Falcons 

Top 7 DEFENSE:

1.Denver Broncos 

2. New England Patriots 

3. Pittsburgh Steelers 

4. Baltimore Ravens 

5. San Francisco 49ers 

6. Indianapolis Colts

7. Kansas City Chief

Review Week 15 Sleepers & Fades:

Week 15 Sleepers:

1.Allen Hurns-WR-Miami Dolphins-Bad Call- 1 catch 9 yards

2. Darius Slayton-WR-NY Giants-Bad Call- 2 catches 31 yards 1 T

3. Mitch Trubisky-QB-Chicago Bears- Bad Call- 334 passing yards 1 TD 2 INT 29 rushing yards

Week 15 Fades:

1.John Brown-WR-Buffalo Bills-Bad Call- 7 catches 99 yards

2. Marlon Mack-RB-Indianapolis Colts-Good Call- 11 carries 19 yards

3. Curtis Samuel-WR-Carolina Panthers- Bad Call- 5 catches 31 yards 1 TD 4 carries 23 yards 

Week 16 Sleepers & Fades:

Week 16 Sleepers 

1.Myles Gaskin-RB-Miami Dolphins

2. OJ Howard-TE-Tampa Bay Buccaneers 

3. Greg Ward-WR-Philadelphia Eagles 

4. Gio Bernard-RB-Cincinnati Bengals

Week 16 Fades:

1.Drew Brees-QB-New Orleans Saints

2. Tom Brady-QB-New England Patriots 

3. James Conner-RB-Pittsburgh Steelers 

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at nfldraftdiamonds@gmail.com

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