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Fantasy Football Rankings: Wide Receivers in Week 12

Ranking the best wide receivers by matchup and opportunity for Week 12.

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I’d like to use this space as an obituary for Jordy Nelson’s fantasy value. A true fantasy stud through the first five weeks of the season akin to his 2016 self, Nelson has descended into fantasy irrelevancy and doesn’t even make the top 50 this week. Paired with an overmatched quarterback and the second option on a bad team with a terrible offense, Nelson probably shouldn’t even be on rosters at this point.

I’d also like to use some words on Sammy Watkins, who I believe will have a resurgence this week. With impressive Robert Woods out a while, Watkins will step into a more voluminous role. His first test will be against a New Orleans Saints secondary that could be missing their top two cornerbacks, Marshon Lattimore and Ken Crawley. The stars are aligning for Sammy.

Week 12 - WR Rankings

Rank Player Team Opponent
Rank Player Team Opponent
1 Antonio Brown Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Green Bay Packers
2 A.J. Green Cincinnati Bengals vs. Cleveland Browns
3 Julio Jones Atlanta Falcons vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
4 Doug Baldwin Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers
5 Keenan Allen Los Angeles Chargers at Dallas Cowboys
6 Brandin Cooks New England Patriots vs. Miami Dolphins
7 Adam Thielen Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions
8 Mike Evans Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons
9 Alshon Jeffery Philadelphia Eagles vs. Chicago Bears
10 Devin Funchess Carolina Panthers at New York Jets
11 Michael Thomas New Orleans Saints at Los Angeles Rams
12 DeAndre Hopkins Houston Texans at Baltimore Ravens
13 Tyreek Hill Kansas City Chiefs vs. Buffalo Bills
14 Demaryius Thomas Denver Broncos at Oakland Raiders
15 Jarvis Landry Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots
16 Dez Bryant Dallas Cowboys vs. Los Angeles Chargers
17 Stefon Diggs Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions
18 Davante Adams Green Bay Packers at Pittsburgh Steelers
19 Josh Doctson Washington Redskins vs. New York Giants
20 Jeremy Maclin Baltimore Ravens vs. Houston Texans
21 Rishard Matthews Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts
22 Larry Fitzgerald Arizona Cardinals vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
23 Sammy Watkins Los Angeles Rams vs. New Orleans Saints
24 JuJu Smith-Schuster Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Green Bay Packers
25 Michael Crabtree Oakland Raiders vs. Denver Broncos
26 Golden Tate Detroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings
27 Jamison Crowder Washington Redskins vs. New York Giants
28 Mohamed Sanu Atlanta Falcons vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
29 Amari Cooper Oakland Raiders vs. Denver Broncos
30 T.Y. Hilton Indianapolis Colts vs. Tennessee Titans
31 DeVante Parker Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots
32 Emmanuel Sanders Denver Broncos at Oakland Raiders
33 Corey Coleman Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals
34 Robby Anderson New York Jets vs. Carolina Panthers
35 Corey Davis Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts
36 Cooper Kupp Los Angeles Rams vs. New Orleans Saints
37 Marvin Jones Jr. Detroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings
38 Paul Richardson Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers
39 Danny Amendola New England Patriots vs. Miami Dolphins
40 Mike Wallace Baltimore Ravens vs. Houston Texans
41 Kelvin Benjamin Buffalo Bills at Kansas City Chiefs
42 Kenny Stills Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots
43 DeSean Jackson Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons
44 Marqise Lee Jacksonville Jaguars at Arizona Cardinals
45 Ryan Grant Washington Redskins vs. New York Giants
46 Marquise Goodwin San Francisco 49ers vs. Seattle Seahawks
47 Roger Lewis New York Giants at Washington Redskins
48 Kenny Golladay Detroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings
49 Ted Ginn Jr. New Orleans Saints at Los Angeles Rams
50 Dontrelle Inman Chicago Bears at Philadelphia Eagles