NFL Rankings

Week 12 Fantasy Football Rankings: WR

by Patrick Daugherty
Updated On: November 27, 2022, 11:14 am ET

Mike Evans hopes to begin regressing to the touchdown mean against the Browns, Christian Kirk looks to stay hot vs. the Ravens, and Keenan Allen wonders if he will be the only show in town in Arizona. 

Other positions: Quarterback | Running Back | Tight End/Kickers/Defense

Updated 11/27 at 11:15 AM ET. Removed Allen Robinson

Week 12 Receivers 

RK

Player

Opp

1

Tyreek Hill

HOU

2

Davante Adams

@SEA

3

Stefon Diggs

@DET

4

Justin Jefferson

NE

5

Tee Higgins

@TEN

6

DeAndre Hopkins

LAC

7

Amon-Ra St. Brown

BUF

8

Jaylen Waddle

HOU

9

CeeDee Lamb

NYG

10

A.J. Brown

GB

11

Terry McLaurin

ATL

12

Mike Evans

@CLE

13

Chris Olave

@SF

14

Deebo Samuel

NO

15

Tyler Lockett

LV

16

DK Metcalf

LV

17

Christian Kirk

BAL

18

Chris Godwin

@CLE

19

Gabe Davis

@DET

20

Keenan Allen

@ARI

21

Amari Cooper

TB

22

Michael Pittman

PIT

23

Brandon Aiyuk

NO

24

JuJu Smith-Schuster

LA

25

DeVonta Smith

GB

26

Courtland Sutton

@CAR

27

Garrett Wilson

CHI

28

Joshua Palmer

@ARI

29

Tyler Boyd

@TEN

30

George Pickens

@IND

31

Allen Lazard

@PHI

32

Jakobi Meyers

@MIN

33

Christian Watson

@PHI

34

Donovan Peoples-Jones

TB

35

Drake London

@WAS

36

Marquise Brown

LAC

37

Treylon Burks

CIN

38

Darius Slayton

@DAL

39

Diontae Johnson

@IND

40

Brandin Cooks

@MIA

41

Parris Campbell

PIT

42

Darnell Mooney

@NYJ

43

DJ Moore

DEN

44

Adam Thielen

NE

45

Demarcus Robinson

@JAC

46

Michael Gallup

NYG

47

Nico Collins

@MIA

48

Julio Jones

@CLE

49

Mack Hollins

@SEA

50

Marquez Valdes-Scantling

LA

51

Zay Jones

BAL

52

Robert Woods

CIN

53

Curtis Samuel

ATL

54

Van Jefferson

@KC

55

Alec Pierce

PIT

56

Terrace Marshall

DEN

57

Elijah Moore

CHI

58

Ben Skowronek

@KC

59

Jarvis Landry

@SF

60

Corey Davis

CHI

61

Marvin Jones

BAL

62

Kalif Raymond

BUF

63

Jahan Dotson

ATL

64

DeAndre Carter

@ARI

65

Isaiah McKenzie

@DET

66

Chase Claypool

@NYJ

67

Devin Duvernay

@JAC

68

Justin Watson

LA

69

Sammy Watkins

@PHI

70

Chris Moore

@MIA

71

DeVante Parker

@MIN

72

Olamide Zaccheaus

@WAS

73

D.J. Chark

BUF

74

Marquez Callaway

@SF

75

Nick Westbrook-Ikhine

CIN

 

WR Notes: Davante Adams has drawn 13-plus targets in three straight starts. Expect the wagon circling to continue against the Seahawks. … Stefon Diggs' only concern against the Lions will be that the Bills' recent establishment continues, especially as they try to protect Josh Allen's elbow tendons on a short week. … Hopefully it is just a coincidence that Justin Jefferson's supposedly minor toe injury coincided with his worst performance in two months. Now it coincides with a short-week matchup with the Patriots' lockdown pass defense. … I'm going to rush return Ja'Marr Chase (hip) to the upper echelon in his first appearance since Week 7. Chase was melting defenses before the injury, and the Titans are a perfect return spot. Only the Steelers and Vikings are coughing up more weekly passing yards. … As for Tee Higgins, he has the same great matchup as Chase. Higgins put up solid statlines during his teammate's absence, but he was no Chase. Hopefully it put to rest any outstanding sentiment that Chase and Higgins are largely interchangeable. Good as Higgins is, there is no question as to whom the alpha is. … It's a bad matchup for Amon-Ra St. Brown, but the volume is just so dependable.     

St. Brown does not have CeeDee Lamb's ceiling, but ARSB's floor is ever so slightly higher and more consistent. For Lamb's part, I will give him the advantage over A.J. Brown as he averages 9.3 targets to AJB's 8.0. … I put Jaylen Waddle above both Lamb and Brown because he is simply getting home more frequently even as he averages a modest 7.5 looks. Waddle is being schemed some of the highest-quality handles in all of football. It helps that the Texans are as good as a matchup gets. … It is getting increasingly difficult to track the variables in the Cardinals' receiver corps. Rondale Moore (groin) is out. Marquise Brown (foot) is questionable. Greg Dortch's (thumb) status is unknown. Kyler Murray (hamstring) seems ready to return. At the end of the day, I would consider Brown's presence a positive for DeAndre Hopkins. Brown can soak up attention on the outside, while Hopkins may net a few more layups with Moore joining Zach Ertz on the shelf. It's likely a moot point, as Brown doesn't seem quite ready. Hopkins could be forced to spend some time in the slot. 

Terry McLaurin is keeping Taylor Heinicke's job for him. Heinicke gives McLaurin low-quality but consistent opportunities. That is far more than could be said for Carson Wentz. Week 12 opponent Atlanta is handing out the second most receiver fantasy points. … Tom Brady has begun his regression to the touchdown mean. The same has to soon be true for Mike Evans, who has 10 red zone targets but only three total scores. Evans has reached 11 targets in three of his past four games. … Chris Olave is doing a good job of providing both floor and ceiling. The 49ers will be a daunting Week 12 test for Andy Dalton. … Speaking of the 49ers, Deebo Samuel finally restored order in Week 11 even as Brandon Aiyuk turned two receptions into two touchdowns. The valleys have become frustratingly more common, but Aiyuk's usage still provides the opportunities for weekly peaks. As for Aiyuk, he has shown enough to remain in the top 24 even when all 32 teams are playing. … Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf come off bye to nearly-identical statlines. Lockett has just been a little more consistent, with his better efficiency providing the difference.     

Christian Kirk has rebounded from his mid-season malaise. The Ravens are a plus matchup coming off the Jaguars' bye. … Even with the Bills trying to protect Josh Allen's elbow, Gabe Davis is seeing more consistent looks as he stays healthy and remains on the field. The Lions' defense is ripe for the deep picking. … Keenan Allen looked like Keenan Allen in his Week 11 return. Mike Williams did not, making it only one catch before aggravating his ankle injury. Williams is practicing, giving him a shot to suit up. Even if Williams goes, Josh Palmer is probably the better WR3 bet as we wait for evidence Williams' ankle is going to hold up down the stretch. … As Patrick Kerrane pointed out on our Wednesday podcast, one reason Amari Cooper might be so streaky is his lack of consistent targets over the middle of the field. The Bucs aren't handing out many cheapies. … With Dallas Goedert (shoulder) out, I think I would rather bet on DeVonta Smith's volume odds than Courtland Sutton. Tie goes to the competent offense. … Mike White isn't being brought in to go crazy for the Jets' offense, but it certainly stands to reason the coaching staff trusts him to get the ball to Garrett Wilson more than Zach Wilson

With 32 teams active, we can afford to give JuJu Smith-Schuster a bit of a post-injury hedge. Even with Mecole Hardman (abdomen) and Kadarius Toney (hamstring) sidelined, there is no other Chiefs wideout worth betting on in what will probably be a fairly sleepy home affair. … The George Pickens/Diontae Johnson switcheroo has happened for real. Neither are receiving high-quality targets, but Pickens continues to do more with his looks than Johnson. … In what projects as a tough week for the Packers' passing attack, I might bet on Allen Lazard's receptions floor over Christian Watson's touchdown potential. … Before last week's hiccup, Drake London had been seeing better volume even before Kyle Pitts' injury. He is now officially the only show in town. … We can point chase a bit with Treylon Burks, as the Titans will probably find themselves in point-chase mode with Joe Burrow likely to stack up yards vs. Tennessee's leaky pass D. … Darius Slayton has always seemed #GoodAtTheGame. With 58-plus yards in four straight weeks, he is getting his numbers even with the increased defensive attention that has come with being the Giants' only viable wideout. … It's not looking good for Justin Fields (shoulder), so it's not feeling great for Darnell Mooney.