The Fantasy Football playoffs are here and the fantasy wide receivers position is a crucial one for Week 16. It’s time to continue our fantasy football series with a breakdown of the fantasy wide receiver position.

Fantasy wide receivers are playing extremely well right now and it’s considered the most important position to pay attention to this week. There are some receivers who face favorable matchups in Week 16 and they are ones to really keep an eye on. With that being said, let’s take a look at the six fantasy wide receivers fantasy owners should consider starting or sitting for Week 16.

Fantasy Football Week 16 Start ‘Em

Amon-Ra St. Brown – Detroit Lions

St. Brown is playing out of his mind lately, and it’s very unexpected. We all knew the talent was there, but the Lions are clearly one of the worst teams in the league. He and QB Jared Goff seem to have found a solid connection and it’s paying off for them. Goff hit the Covid-19 list so who knows if he will be available or not. Regardless, St. Brown has inserted himself in the game plan and he should continue to get the targets regardless of who is under center. The Lions face the Atlanta Falcons this week who rank 29th against opposing fantasy wide receivers. Go ahead and insert him into your lineup.

D.J. Moore – Carolina Panthers

Moore started off the season absolutely on fire. He’s playing well again after he seemed to have slowed down his production a bit. Nonetheless, his fantasy football value remains high even though the Panthers don’t know who their starting quarterback is. Moore will continue to get the targets and if Cam Newton is at QB, then it’s no doubt that he will constantly look for Moore. The Panthers face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this week who rank 20th against opposing fantasy wide receivers. Fantasy owners should continue to start Moore.

Mecole Hardman – Kansas City Chiefs

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Hardman is here because Chiefs’ receiver Tyreke Hill was placed on the covid-19 list. If Hill is indeed out this week, then Hardman is the man to be for Week 16. TE Travis Kelce was also placed on the covid-19 list and so Hardman could potentially receive a ton of targets. Hardman hasn’t done much at all this year besides early in the season. But that is likely to change this week against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers defense ranks 14th against opposing wide receivers. It’s not an easy matchup for Hardman but with Hill and Kelce likely out, he’s the next best option.

Fantasy Wide Receivers Sit ‘Em

Mike Evans – Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Mike Evans is a little banged up from the Sunday night loss to the New Orleans Saints. He caught just one ball and couldn’t be much of a factor the rest of the game. He is currently questionable to play in Week 16 with a hurt hamstring. The Bucs seem positive he could suit up so there is a chance he plays well without Chris Godwin. Brady will more than likely target Evans a lot ut if he is dealing with a hamstring injury, there won’t be much he can do. They face the Carolina Panthers this week who rank 6th against opposing fantasy wide receivers. He could be too risky for fantasy football owners in a crucial playoff week.

Hunter Renfrow – Las Vegas Raiders

Renfrow is playing better than most receivers in the NFL right now. He couldn’t get much going against the Cleveland Browns Monday night, though. With Darren Waller out, Renfrow has stepped up and been the main guy since. He only caught three passes for 32 yards in the close win over the Browns. With another tough opponent this week, I expect Renfrow to not play as well as he would like. The Raiders face the 8th ranked Denver Broncos defense this week which should be a sign to sit Renfrow this week.

Odell Beckham Jr. – Las Angeles Rams

Beckham Jr. was a no-show in the win over the Seattle Seahawks Tuesday night. He faces a very favorable matchup in Week 16 but with how Cooper Kupp is playing, it’s very hard to get targets. The Minnesota Vikings rank dead last against opposing fantasy football wide receivers which is clearly a good sign. Beckham Jr. is playing well in LA but I think Week 16 will be similar to Week 15 in that he won’t be much of a factor. Even if he does find the end zone, he should earn that many receptions or yards. Van Jefferson is also making a name for himself and could take away targets from Beckham Jr.