Tower of Power-Fantasy Rankings

Fantasy Rankings, Week 16 – The Tower of Power


Weekly Fantasy Rankings

In this regular article, we give you a lowdown of players whose fantasy performances were worthy of our top 20 this week – based on 0.5PPR format scoring.

For the interest of longevity and variety, we have only included the top 6 Quarterbacks in this list. This is to allow other offensive positions spaces on the board. Otherwise, most of the list would consist of QBs! However, we have included the weekly points rank of the players – so you can see where they lie on the overall points scoring for the week. 

Jalen Hurts was the man for the semi-final week – but who helped clinch fantasy championships with a top-notch performance?

1. Alvin Kamara, RB, Saints – 54.7pts (1st)

Take a bow, Alvin Kamara. Smashing through the Vikings rush defense, the Running Back tied a record that had stood for decades by getting six rushing touchdowns. 155 yards on the ground, and 17 yards from 3 receptions did the rest. Congratulations to the King of the Tower are in order.

2. Davante Adams, WR, Packers – 37.7pts (2nd)

Adams showed why he is weather proof as well as matchup proof. The Wide Receiver shone in the snow, and bagged 3 receiving touchdowns and 142 yards off 11 receptions. Were it not for Kamara’s monster day, he could have been sitting pretty at the top. But a huge effort nonetheless.

3. Stefon Diggs, WR, Bills – 37pts (3rd)

Diggs left Minnesota to be the main man in a receiving corps. And Josh Allen has found the perfect target in Stefon. The QB threw 11 passes his way, and he caught nine of them, cashing those in for 145 yards and 3 touchdowns. A solid connection has developed in Buffalo. 

4. Mike Evans, WR, Buccs – 35.1pts (4th)

Speaking of developing connections, Mike Evans seems to have found his own with Tom Brady. He has been in a purple patch in the late season, and his 10 receptions for 181 yards and two touchdowns is no different. Keep the good times rolling for your fantasy owners, Mike. 

5. Myles Gaskin, RB, Dolphins – 31.4pts (6th)

The Dolphins Running Back returned to action last week, but he showed why he can be trusted with the catch as well. 2 touchdowns and 82 yards off 5 receptions was a huge factor in his score this week…oh, and he also got 87 yards on the ground.  

6. Josh Allen, QB, Bills – 32.3pts (5th)

It seems strange to only have our first Quarterback at 6th position! But Allen kept his performance until the very last game, throwing 4 touchdowns from 320 passing yards, and saw over 30 completions for another game. In fact, there has only been three games when he hasn’t gone above that figure. He also ran 35 yards off four carries to top that stellar number up. 

7. Tom Brady, QB, Buccs – 29.9pts (7th)

Trailing just behind is Tom Brady, who would have been higher up this chart had he not been pulled during through the game. The Quarterback was putting up big numbers – four touchdowns against a moribund Lions pass defence. He’d put up 348 yards alone before he was taken out – off just 54% of the snaps. Incredible.

8. Samaje Perine, RB, Bengals – 27.6pts (=8th)

Normally, it’s week 17 where the backups blow up, but Perine has bucked the trend a little earlier. Even with Gio Bernard in the side, Perine made his time count, with 95 yards and two rushing touchdowns, as well as 41 yards from two receptions. A solid fantasy return, and a nice surprise if anyone had to start him.

9. Andy Dalton, QB, Cowboys – 27.6pts (=8th)

Andy Dalton has finally found his groove. The Cowboys are now able to string some decent performances together, and Dalton has certainly helped with this. The 377 passing yards and three touchdowns have certainly helped here, but he was picked off once. Next week is a divisional decider – can Dalton help the Cowboys to the top?

10. David Johnson, RB, Texans – 27.4pts (10th)

A red letter day for Johnson, as the Running Back took advantage of a Bengals defense who struggle to slow things down. 128 yards and a touchdown, plus another 11 yards from 3 receptions and another touchdown. That’s a great day for David. 

11. Michael Gallup, WR, Cowboys – 27.1pts (11th)

One of the key components in the Cowboys turn in form is the use of the Wide Receivers. And Michael Gallup has been a large part of that group for this period. Only 6 receptions turned into 121 yards and 2 touchdowns. What a game for the wide man.

12. Jeff Wilson Jr, RB, Niners – 26.9pts (12th)

In a game where the Niners needed to play hard, Wilson ran hard. His sole touchdown came from his only reception for 21 yards. But 22 carries for 183 yards split the Cardinals defence apart and showed why Wilson should be heavily considered for more time even when Raheem Mostert can stay fit. In my eyes, one to watch for the 2021 fantasy season. 

13. DeShaun Watson, QB, Texans – 26.8pts (13th)

Like any good Quarterback, Watson seems to have bounced back from losing Will Fuller. He seems determined to make the best of a losing season for the Texans. Watson threw 3 passing touchdowns from 324 yards, which is a great return. It kept the Houston side in the game. 

14. Aaron Rodgers, QB, Packers – 26.1pts (14th)

Rodgers fought through the bitter conditions to pick our Devante Adams for three of his 4 passing touchdowns. He was picked off once, but that didn’t matter as he still brought the Packers away with a win at a snowy Lambeau Field.  

15. Jamison Crowder, WR, Jets – 25.8pts (15th)

Another win for the Jets, and Crowder took advantage of the Browns’ weakness in the secondary by grabbing himself another touchdown. 7 receptions and 92 yards were his final stat line. Next week could be a trickier feat with the Patriots. Can Crowder finish off the season with a strong performance there?

16. AJ Dillon, RB, Packers – 25.4pts (17th)

With the Packers so far out in front early on, the Packers pulled Aaron Jones and let AJ Dillon return in style. The backup RB smashed up the Titans for 124 rushing yards and two touchdowns. This might be the same again next week as the Packers may rest vital players for the playoffs. Keep an eye on Dillon and his quads.

17. Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Steelers – 25.5pts (16th)

The Steelers were looking cooked at half time against the Colts. But Big Ben pulled it around, and apparently was calling his own plays to make it interesting. 34 completions for 341 yards and three touchdowns was the order of the second half. They clinched the win in turnaround style. 

18. Nelson Agholor, WR, Raiders – 24pts (19th)

A surprising success at the Raiders, Agholor has proven to be a tough deep threat to deal with. Derek Carr only targeted him 6 times, but the 5 receptions produced 155 yards and a touchdown. Huge fantasy upside and ceiling here, and it paid off with a top 20 finish. 

19. Brandin Cooks, WR, Texans – 24pts (20th)

In Will Fuller’s absence, Cooks has finally been able to prove just what he is capable of. The wide man caught 7 of 10 targets for 141 yards and a touchdown. Cooks is putting in the effort to make his former wide receiver partner Fuller obsolete. And this was a good way of doing it. 

20. Mitchell Trubisky, QB, Bears – 24.6pts (18th)

Rounding off the top 20…my personal hero for the championship week. MitchVP scored a rushing touchdown and two passing touchdowns off 265 yards in a solid effort against the Jaguars. If fantasy owners took a gamble (like myself), this could have been the one that paid off. 



Rank Name, Position, Team F.Pts (0.5PPR) Overall Rank ⇧ / ⇩
1 Kyler Murray, QB, ARI 387 1
2 Josh Allen, QB, BUF 385.3 2 ⇧1
3 Patrick Mahomes, QB, KC 380.4 3 ⇩1
4 Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB 361.8 4
5 Russell Wilson, QB, SEA 254.6 5


Running Backs

Pos Name, Position, Team F.Pts (0.5PPR) Overall Rank ⇧ / ⇩
1 Alvin Kamara, RB, NO 336.3 7 ⇧5
2 Dalvin Cook, RB, MIN 315.8 11 ⇩3
3 Derrick Henry, RB, TEN 288.6 13
4 James Robinson, RB, JAX 225.9 30 ⇩4
5 Aaron Jones, RB, GB 218.9 32 ⇧1


Wide Receivers

Rank Name, Position, Team F.Pts (0.5PPR) Overall Rank ⇧ / ⇩
1 Davante Adams, WR, GB 287.3 14 ⇧4
2 Tyreek Hill, WR, KC 285.4 15 ⇩1
3 Stefon Diggs, WR, BUF 254 21 ⇧7
4 Calvin Ridley, WR, ATL 229.9 28 ⇧3
5 D.K Metcalf, WR, SEA 226.2 29 ⇩1


Tight Ends

Rank Name, Position, Team F.Pts (0.5PPR) Overall Rank ⇧ / ⇩
1 Travis Kelce, TE, KC 260.3 19 ⇧2
2 Darren Waller, TE, LV 202.9 39 ⇩10
3 Robert Tonyan, TE, GB 141.8 89 ⇩6
4 TJ Hockenson, TE, DET 137.8 94 ⇩6
5 Mark Andrews, TE, BAL 136.4 97 ⇩3

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