Wide Receiver Usage Deep Dive: Week 16 – Still Playing in Week 17? These Receivers Could Win You Your League
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All season long, Zachary Krueger will go in-depth with all of the key wide receiver performances. Providing weekly targets, air yards breakdowns, and fantasy points over expectation trends, he’ll help you dominate the waiver wire and make the best start/sit decisions in your upcoming fantasy football matchups.

Week 16 Target Recap

PlayerTeamTgtRecYardsTD
Jerry JeudyDEN156610
Diontae JohnsonPIT148751
Allen RobinsonCHI13101030
Juju Smith-SchusterPIT139961
Davante AdamsGB12111423
DeAndre HopkinsARI128480
Mike EvansTB12101812
Sterling ShepardNYG129771
Ja'Marcus BradleyCLE115600
Stefon DiggsBUF1191453
Brandin CooksHOU1071341
Christian KirkARI107760
D.J. MooreCAR105370
Josh ReynoldsLAR106650
Justin JeffersonMIN106850
Mike WilliamsLAC104540
Robby AndersonCAR107391
Adam ThielenMIN98971
Calvin RidleyATL951300
Cam SimsWAS93630
Chris GodwinTB95841
Cooper KuppLAR98660
DaeSean HamiltonDEN95770
Jamison CrowderNYJ97921
Robert WoodsLAR94480
Tee HigginsCIN96991
A.J. BrownTEN84430
D.K. MetcalfSEA86590
Darius SlaytonNYG82260
Larry FitzgeraldARI86280
Michael GallupDAL861212
A.J. GreenCIN74640
D.J. CharkJAC74621
Danny AmendolaDET75370
Darnell MooneyCHI74390
Jalen ReagorPHI73300
Laviska Shenault Jr.JAC75481
T.Y. HiltonIND73600
Alex EricksonCIN66880
Amari CooperDAL641210
Antonio BrownTB64351
Breshad PerrimanNYJ6000
Chase ClaypoolPIT64540
Jakeem GrantMIA65430
Jakobi MeyersNE64450
Mecole HardmanKC63240
Nelson AgholorLV651551
Steven Sims Jr.WAS64520
Tyreek HillKC64650
Zach PascalIND63641
CeeDee LambDAL53651
Cole BeasleyBUF53170
Curtis SamuelCAR551060
Emmanuel SandersNO54830
Gabriel DavisBUF53330
Hunter RenfrowLV55340
Isaiah FordMIA54370
Jalen GuytonLAC53430
Keke CouteeHOU55540
Michael PittmanIND53380
Russell GageATL54230
Tyler LockettSEA53440
Isaiah McKenzieBUF44260
Keelan ColeJAC43260
Mack HollinsMIA42420
Marquez CallawayNO43260
Marquise BrownBAL44251
Mohamed SanuDET42220
N'Keal HarryNE4130
Sammy WatkinsKC42140
Tim PatrickDEN43390
Anthony MillerCHI32100
Antonio Gandy-GoldenWAS3000
Austin MackNYG3000
Braxton BerriosNYJ33601
Chad HansenHOU3180
Chris ConleyJAC33270
Damiere ByrdNE3170
Dante PettisNYG32330
Greg Ward Jr.PHI32270
James WashingtonPIT32200
KeeSean JohnsonARI32500
Lynn BowdenMIA3280
Marvin JonesDET33190
Quez WatkinsPHI32570
Travis FulghamPHI32270
Tyron JohnsonLAC33260
Allen LazardGB22140
Andre RobertsBUF22120
Brandon AiyukSF21150
Brandon PowellATL2120
C.J. BoardNYG21160
Corey DavisTEN2000
Demarcus RobinsonKC22291
Denzel MimsNYJ2000
Diontae SpencerDEN21100
Henry RuggsLV2000
Laquon TreadwellATL22111
Marvin HallCLE21120
Miles BoykinBAL21130
Quintez CephusDET2190
Robert FosterWAS21280
Scott MillerTB2170
Steven MitchellHOU2120
Tavon AustinGB2250
Trenton IrwinCIN2150
Willie SneadBAL22240
Alshon JefferyPHI11220
Austin CarrNO1000
Bryan EdwardsLV11110
Cameron BatsonTEN11120
David MooreSEA11450
DeSean JacksonPHI11811
Devin DuvernayBAL1100
Dez BryantBAL1181
Equanimeous St. BrownGB11211
Isaiah WrightWAS1000
Juwan JohnsonNO11190
Kalif RaymondTEN1000
Kendrick BourneSF11160
Mike ThomasCIN1000
Nick WestbrookTEN11190
Olabisi JohnsonMIN11130
Pharoh CooperCAR1000
Richie JamesSF1000
Tyler JohnsonTB11350
Van JeffersonLAR1000
Ashton DulinIND0000
Cedrick WilsonDAL0000
Cordarrelle PattersonCHI0000
DeAndre CarterCHI0000
Donte MoncriefNE0000
Freddie SwainSEA0000
Gunner OlszewskiNE0000
Jamal AgnewDET0000
K.J. HamlerDEN0000
K.J. HillLAC0000
Malcolm PerryMIA0000
Malik TaylorGB0000
Matthew SlaterNE0000
Nsimba WebsterLAR0000
River CracraftSF0000

Cam Sims

The Washington Football Team was without Terry McLaurin in Week 16 against the Panthers (ankle). McLaurin’s absence opened the door for Cam Sims to emerge as the leading receiver.

Sims finished third on the team in targets (9), but led all receivers on the day. McLaurin is reportedly in a walking boot with a high ankle sprain and is likely to miss Week 17 against the Eagles. If McLaurin were to miss Week 17, we could be looking at another high-volume day for Sims.

From a fantasy perspective, Sims didn’t enjoy the greatest day. Despite seeing nine targets, he only managed three receptions for 63 yards and 9.3 PPR (WR43). Even with the underwhelming fantasy production, Sims drawing nine targets and 168 air yards in McLaurin’s absence is encouraging.

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Zachary Krueger

Staff writer & fantasy analyst. I probably liked Darren Waller before you.

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