Fantasy Football Week 12 Wide Receiver Rankings: Justin Jefferson to Shine

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Week 12 of the NFL is here, as fantasy football owners everywhere are working on making the final push for the playoffs. Injuries have dramatically affected some teams, as Justin Jefferson has flied up the Week 12 wide receiver rankings. With injuries aplenty, which wide receivers are set to win your week?

Note that these rankings are for PPR scoring formats. Obviously, if you’re using a different scoring format, there will be some minor changes to these rankings.

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Justin Jefferson, Keenan Allen Highlight Fantasy Football Week 12 Wide Receiver Rankings

Tier 1: Projected WR1

1. Davante Adams
2. DK Metcalf
3. Keenan Allen
4. Tyreek Hill
5. Stefon Diggs
6. Terry McLaurin
7. DeAndre Hopkins
8. Calvin Ridley
9. Michael Thomas
10. Julio Jones
11. Justin Jefferson
12. Tyler Lockett

There isn’t much that needs to be said about Davante Adams and DK Metcalf. They’re two of the best receivers in football and you’re obviously starting them no matter what. Keenan Allen is annually one of the most underrated receivers in the league, and Justin Herbert peppers him with targets. He’s a locked-and-loaded top-five receiver for the rest of the season.

It doesn’t matter who the quarterback is, Terry McLaurin will find a way to deliver. He’d be in my discussion for Dynasty WR1 if he had a real quarterback. The Patriots will have Stephon Gilmore back in Week 12, which does ever so slightly affect DeAndre Hopkins’ place in these standings. Michael Thomas finally got the workload he deserved with Taysom Hill, and that trend should stick moving forward.

Julio Jones left Week 11 with an injury but is expected to be back and 100% for Week 12. If that changes, you’ll obviously need to bump him down this list. Justin Jefferson is already one of the best receivers in football and won’t have to fight Adam Thielen for targets. Tyler Lockett, meanwhile, should have a great day with Russell Wilson slinging the rock.

Tier 2: Projected WR2

13. Will Fuller
14. A.J. Brown
15. Diontae Johnson
16. Chris Godwin
17. Allen Robinson
18. D.J. Moore
19. Brandin Cooks
20. Cooper Kupp
21. DJ Chark
22. Chase Claypool
23. Robert Woods
24. Antonio Brown

Will Fuller only needs one play to have a fantasy-relevant performance, and his high target share gives him a good shot of coming down with multiple big plays. Diontae Johnson has one of the highest usages in the league when he’s actually healthy, and he should be healthy in Week 12. Chris Godwin appears to be Tom Brady’s favorite target, and his ability to work the short and intermediate part of the field should work well with Brady’s recent deep ball struggles.

Allen Robinson is good enough to make it work with any quarterback, although he will be in trouble if Nick Foles and Mitchell Trubisky both cannot go. D.J. Moore isn’t the target machine we expected this year, but the downfield shots easily make him worthy of a WR2 play. Brandin Cooks is Will Fuller lite and should have another great game.

Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods blew up last week, but Los Angeles’ preference of a run-heavy offense limits their ceiling. DJ Chark should have Gardner Minshew back, which is fantastic news for his fantasy outlook.

Chase Claypool doesn’t have the same target share as some of the other players on this list, but his ability to get into the endzone makes him a valuable fantasy asset. Antonio Brown doesn’t have the touchdowns, but he’s seen an absurd amount of targets since joining the Buccaneers. It’s only a matter of time before he has a breakout game.

Tier 3: Projected WR3

25. Amari Cooper
26. Robby Anderson
27. DeVante Parker
28. Christian Kirk
29. Juju Smith-Schuster
30. Darius Slayton
31. CeeDee Lamb
32. Tyler Boyd
33. Michael Pittman Jr.
34. Jakobi Meyers
35. Denzel Mims
36. Nelson Agholor

Amari Cooper obviously has the talent to exceed this ranking, but it’s hard to trust Andy Dalton feeding so many mouths in what should be a low-scoring game. Robby Anderson has slowed down from his early-season pace but is still a solid flex play given his volume.

Somebody has to catch passes in Miami, and that somebody might as well be DeVante Parker. Christian Kirk has quietly developed into a solid WR2 in Arizona and could outplay this ranking if he finds the endzone. Juju Smith-Schuster is the third option in Pittsburgh’s passing attack, but that’s still a pretty valuable role.

Ryan Finley is easily the worst starting quarterback in the league, and his presence is a massive hit to Tyler Boyd. He’ll still see targets, but those are a lot less valuable now. Michael Pittman would be higher if it weren’t for the health status of Philip Rivers. Jakobi Meyers had a rough week last week, as defenses started to pay more attention to him. Denzel Mims has one of the highest WOPR’s in the league, but he plays for the Jets, so the ceiling is only so high.

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