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2019 Fantasy Football Rankings: Wide receivers for Week 12

Ranking the best wide receivers by matchup and opportunity for Week 12 of the 2019 NFL Season.

NFL: Denver Broncos at Minnesota Vikings David Berding-USA TODAY Sports

Every football season, there are a variety of players that take the next step and become stars, not only in fantasy football but also in real life football. This year, at least at the wide receiver position, the player who has truly improved to an umpteenth degree is Denver Broncos pass-catcher Courtland Sutton.

Coming out of SMU, Sutton had a great collegiate resume, having scored 31 touchdowns over his last three years and going over 1,000 yards in each of his last two seasons. With solid size at 6-4, 215 and above-average speed after blazing a 4.54 forty-yard dash at the NFL Combine, Sutton was expected by many to be a mid-to-late first round pick. For whatever reason, be it because he came from a relatively small school or because of his lanky frame, Sutton fell to the 40th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft and the Denver Broncos scooped him up.

In 16 games during his rookie season, Sutton racked up 704 yards on 42 catches and added four touchdowns. Through 10 games this season, with washed Joe Flacco and who-is-that Brandon Allen as his quarterbacks, Sutton has equaled his touchdown total from last season and accumulated 805 yards on 49 receptions. Sutton consistently makes highlight reel catches and is doing so with bottom-level play behind center. In the process, he has cemented himself as a top-12 fantasy option at WR.

WR Rankings - Week 12

Rank Player Team Opponent Opponent Rank vs. WRs Previous Week Stats Season to Date
Rank Player Team Opponent Opponent Rank vs. WRs Previous Week Stats Season to Date
1 Michael Thomas NO CAR 8th-most points allowed 8/114/1 on 11 targets 94/1141/5 on 114 targets
2 Julio Jones ATL TB Most points allowed 6/91/0 on 8 targets 59/882/4 on 91 targets
3 DeAndre Hopkins HOU IND 14th-fewest points allowed 7/80/0 on 12 targets 75/745/4 on 104 targets
4 Mike Evans TB @ATL 7th-most points allowed 4/69/0 on 8 targets 58/993/7 on 97 targets
5 Odell Beckham Jr. CLE MIA 12th-most points allowed 4/60/0 on 10 targets 48/692/1 on 89 targets
6 Davante Adams GB @SF 6th-fewest points allowed Bye Week 39/537/0 on 57 targets
7 Chris Godwin TB @ATL 7th-most points allowed 3/47/1 on 6 targets 63/887/7 on 90 targets
8 Julian Edelman NE DAL 3rd-fewest points allowed 5/53/0 on 10 targets 68/716/4 on 100 targets
9 Tyler Lockett SEA @PHI 4th-most points allowed Bye Week 62/793/6 on 76 targets
10 Courtland Sutton DEN @BUF 8th-fewest points allowed 5/113/0 on 9 targets 49/805/4 on 77 targets
11 Calvin Ridley ATL TB Most points allowed 8/143/1 on 8 targets 44/614/5 on 64 targets
12 DJ Chark Jr. JAX @TEN 15th-most points allowed 8/104/2 on 15 targets 51/796/8 on 85 targets
13 Jarvis Landry CLE MIA 12th-most points allowed 4/43/1 on 7 targets 49/695/3 on 84 targets
14 Cooper Kupp LAR BAL 15th-fewest points allowed 3/53/0 on 3 targets 61/845/5 on 94 targets
15 Kenny Golladay DET @WAS 16th-most points allowed 1/34/0 on 5 targets 39/731/8 on 76 targets
16 Allen Robinson CHI NYG 2nd-most points allowed 4/15/0 on 6 targets 57/633/3 on 86 targets
17 DK Metcalf SEA @PHI 4th-most points allowed Bye Week 35/595/5 on 64 targets
18 Amari Cooper DAL @NE Fewest points allowed 3/38/0 on 8 targets 56/886/7 on 79 targets
19 Jamison Crowder NYJ OAK 9th-most points allowed 5/76/1 on 8 targets 53/562/3 on 73 targets
20 T.Y. Hilton IND @HOU 6th-most points allowed Out With Injury 32/360/5 on 46 targets
21 Marvin Jones Jr. DET @WAS 16th-most points allowed 4/43/2 on 5 targets 51/655/8 on 68 targets
22 Michael Gallup DAL @NE Fewest points allowed 9/148/0 on 13 targets 42/678/3 on 69 targets
23 DJ Moore CAR @NO 13th-most points allowed 8/95/0 on 15 targets 62/779/1 on 94 targets
24 John Brown BUF DEN 4th-fewest points allowed 9/137/2 on 14 targets 56/817/4 on 85 targets
25 DeVante Parker MIA @CLE 10th-fewest points allowed 7/135/0 on 10 targets 40/604/4 on 72 targets
26 Emmanuel Sanders SF GB 9th-fewest points allowed 3/33/0 on 5 targets 46/561/4 on 67 targets
27 Tyrell Williams OAK @NYJ 3rd-most points allowed 4/82/0 on 4 targets 30/462/5 on 43 targets
28 Robert Woods LAR BAL 15th-fewest points allowed Out (Personal) 45/566/0 on 71 targets
29 Golden Tate NYG @CHI 2nd-fewest points allowed Bye Week 33/417/3 on 50 targets
30 Deebo Samuel SF GB 9th-fewest points allowed 8/134/0 on 10 targets 38/473/1 on 53 targets
31 Brandin Cooks LAR BAL 15th-fewest points allowed Out With Injury 27/402/1 on 45 targets
32 Terry McLaurin WAS DET 11th-most points allowed 3/69/0 on 4 targets 35/566/5 on 56 targets
33 Curtis Samuel CAR @NO 13th-most points allowed 4/25/0 on 7 targets 38/467/4 on 75 targets
34 Mohamed Sanu NE @PHI 3rd-fewest points allowed 2/4/0 on 4 targets 47/421/2 on 65 targets
35 Marquise Brown BAL @LAR 11th-fewest points allowed 2/23/0 on 4 targets 30/477/4 on 51 targets
36 Hunter Renfrow OAK @NYJ 3rd-most points allowed 5/66/0 on 6 targets 33/365/2 on 48 targets
37 Sterling Shepard NYG @CHI 2nd-fewest points allowed Bye Week 25/267/1 on 34 targets
38 Tyler Boyd CIN PIT 17th-most points allowed 1/0/0 on 3 targets 58/598/1 on 94 targets
39 Alshon Jeffery PHI SEA 14th-most points allowed Out With Injury 34/353/3 on 55 targets
40 Robby Anderson NYJ OAK 9th-most points allowed 1/6/1 on 3 targets 25/359/2 on 53 targets
41 A.J. Brown TEN JAX 12th-fewest points allowed Bye Week 27/446/3 on 45 targets
42 Russell Gage ATL TB Most points allowed 2/32/0 on 4 targets 17/157/0 on 26 targets
43 Randall Cobb DAL @NE Fewest points allowed 4/115/1 on 7 targets 35/495/3 on 53 targets
44 Cole Beasley BUF DEN 4th-fewest points allowed 4/38/0 on 4 targets 43/449/3 on 65 targets
45 Alex Erickson CIN PIT 17th-most points allowed 1/0/0 on 5 targets 26/343/0 on 43 targets
46 James Washington PIT @CIN 13th-fewest points allowed 3/49/0 on 5 targets 23/369/1 on 43 targets
47 Darius Slayton NYG @CHI 2nd-fewest points allowed Bye Week 27/394/5 on 45 targets
48 Tim Patrick DEN @BUF 8th-fewest points allowed 4/77/0 on 8 targets 4/77/0 on 8 targets
49 Nelson Agholor PHI SEA 14th-most points allowed 4/40/0 on 9 targets 36/322/3 on 63 targets
50 Taylor Gabriel CHI NYG 2nd-most points allowed 7/57/0 on 14 targets 28/334/4 on 45 targets