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Week 12 WR Rankings & Matchups: Demaryius Thomas, Amari Cooper, Martavis Bryant, Michael Floyd


By Keith Allison from Hanover, MD, USA (Allen Hurns) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Below you will find our Week 12 wide receivers rankings, to help determine your WR starts/sits for this week, brought to you by Edward Gorelik (@EdwardGorelik) and Zach Wilkens (@LopsidedTrades).

Featured fantasy football writer Zach Wilkens also highlights some WR rankings and matchups analysis for Week 12, and draws some matchup conclusions. He tells you who he likes, who he doesn't, and most importantly who he thinks you should be starting in Week 12.

You can also check out our 2015 fantasy football ranking dashboard, for more in depth rankings analysis on all positions including rookies and dynasty leagues.

 

Week 12 Fantasy Football Rankings - Wide Receivers

RotoBaller
Staff Ranks
Player Name
(Team - Position)
Zach Wilkens
Rankings
Ed Gorelik
Rankings
1 Antonio Brown PIT at SEA 3 1
2 Julio Jones ATL vs. MIN 2 3
3 DeAndre Hopkins HOU vs. NO 4 2
4 Demaryius Thomas DEN vs. NE 1 10
5 Odell Beckham Jr. NYG at WAS 6 5
6 Larry Fitzgerald ARI at SF 5 7
7 Calvin Johnson DET vs. PHI 7 6
8 Alshon Jeffery CHI at GB 14 4
9 Allen Robinson JAC vs. SD 9 9
10 Brandon Marshall NYJ vs. MIA 13 8
11 Mike Evans TB at IND 10 11
12 Amari Cooper OAK at TEN 8 15
13 Brandin Cooks NO at HOU 16 12
14 Dez Bryant DAL vs. CAR 11 18
15 Michael Crabtree OAK at TEN 12 21
16 Eric Decker NYJ vs. MIA 17 16
17 T.Y. Hilton IND vs. TB 20 14
18 A.J. Green CIN vs. STL 18 17
19 Jarvis Landry MIA at NYJ 15 22
20 Randall Cobb GB vs. CHI 19 25
21 Martavis Bryant PIT at SEA 33 13
22 Steve Johnson SD at JAC 23 23
23 Sammy Watkins BUF at KC 30 19
24 Golden Tate DET vs. PHI 22 30
25 Allen Hurns JAC vs. SD 24 28
26 Stefon Diggs MIN at ATL 26 27
27 Danny Amendola NE at DEN 34 20
28 Jeremy Maclin KC vs. BUF 21 35
29 Jordan Matthews PHI at DET 31 26
30 Willie Snead NO at HOU 29 33
31 Brandon LaFell NE at DEN 35 29
32 Rishard Matthews MIA at NYJ 27 42
33 Davante Adams GB vs. CHI 46 24
34 Emmanuel Sanders DEN vs. NE 25 45
35 Vincent Jackson TB at IND 39 31
36 John Brown ARI at SF 36 34
37 Travis Benjamin CLE vs. BAL 32 39
38 Donte Moncrief IND vs. TB 28 48
39 DeSean Jackson WAS vs. NYG 40 36
40 James Jones GB vs. CHI 37 40
41 Nate Washington HOU vs. NO 45 41
42 Kendall Wright TEN vs. OAK 43 43
43 Marvin Jones CIN vs. STL 49 38
44 Marquess Wilson CHI at GB 42 46
45 Terrance Williams DAL vs. CAR 52 37
46 Michael Floyd ARI at SF 38 51
47 Kamar Aiken BAL at CLE 63 32
48 Anquan Boldin SF vs. ARI 41 54
49 Cecil Shorts HOU vs. NO 54 44
50 Doug Baldwin SEA vs. PIT 47 53
51 Leonard Hankerson ATL vs. MIN 44
52 Devin Funchess CAR at DAL 64 47
53 Pierre Garcon WAS vs. NYG 51 57
54 Tavon Austin STL at CIN 48 63
55 Jamison Crowder WAS vs. NYG 61 49
56 Rueben Randle NYG at WAS 60 50
57 Kenny Stills MIA at NYJ 50 81
58 Tyler Lockett SEA vs. PIT 62 52
59 Robert Woods BUF at KC 53 60
60 Torrey Smith SF vs. ARI 55 77
61 Ted Ginn CAR at DAL 67 55
62 Wes Welker STL at CIN 56 83
63 Marques Colston NO at HOU 72 56
64 Dwayne Harris NYG at WAS 57 62
65 Dontrelle Inman SD at JAC 66 58
66 Andrew Hawkins CLE vs. BAL 58
67 Albert Wilson KC vs. BUF 59 87
68 Cole Beasley DAL vs. CAR 59
69 Chris Givens BAL at CLE 69 61
70 Dorial Green-Beckham TEN vs. OAK 73 64
71 Andre Johnson IND vs. TB 65
72 Nelson Agholor PHI at DET 65
73 Harry Douglas TEN vs. OAK 66
74 Chris Hogan BUF at KC 68 67
75 Mike Wallace MIN at ATL 74 68
76 Roddy White ATL vs. MIN 69
77 Cody Latimer DEN vs. NE 70 70
78 Jermaine Kearse SEA vs. PIT 71 79
79 Lance Moore DET vs. PHI 71
80 J.J. Nelson ARI at SF 75 72
81 Justin Hardy ATL vs. MIN 73
82 Chris Harper NE at DEN 74
83 Josh Huff PHI at DET 75
84 Keshawn Martin NE at DEN 76
85 Kenny Britt STL at CIN 78
86 Jeremy Kerley NYJ vs. MIA 80
87 Malcom Floyd SD at JAC 82
88 Mohamed Sanu CIN vs. STL 84
89 Brian Quick STL at CIN 85
90 Jerricho Cotchery CAR at DAL 86
91 Brian Hartline CLE vs. BAL 88
92 Marqise Lee JAC vs. SD 89
93 Devante Parker MIA at NYJ 90
94 Andre Holmes OAK at TEN 91

 

Week 12 Wide Receiver (WR) Rankings Analysis

By Zach Wilkens (@LopsidedTrades)

With Brock Osweiler in at QB, we got a mixed result out of Demaryius Thomas. On the bright side, he got just his second touchdown of the season. On the downside he had just three catches for 59 yards. His three catches were the lowest total he has had in 13 games. He did still have eight targets, and ultimately I’m not too worried about him this week.

The Broncos led the entire game after DT’s 48 yard touchdown. As a result, they were very conservative, running the ball 33 times and heavily targeting their tight ends. That won’t happen against the Patriots. They will throw a lot, and Thomas will be more involved. That’s why he sticks in my top five this week.

Another wide receiver I like this week is Michael Crabtree. He is having a great year in Oakland, after mostly being a bust during his time in San Francisco. He currently sits at WR17 in standard scoring, and has seven straight games with at least four catches and 50 yards.

I like this matchup for both Crabtree and teammate Amari Cooper. I don’t see an extremely talented CB on the Titans that can match up with these guys. As a result, both are in my top 15 and should have really nice days.

I am wary of Martavis Bryant this week. Bryant has had two games with 130+ yards, three with under 50 yards, and nothing in between this season. He has also been saved by a touchdown in all but one game. The major inconsistency in yardage totals certainly concerns me.

Despite a crazy 13 touchdowns in 15 career games, I still think it’s really hard for any player to score in games where they don’t get a lot of yardage. The Seahawks may not be the complete shutdown defense they used to be, but they are still really really good. I intend to stay away from Bryant this week, but I’ll probably have him in my top 20 ROS.

The Arizona Cardinals wide receiver situation behind Larry Fitzgerald (who is in my top 5) is giving me headaches this week. Both John Brown and Michael Floyd were limited in practice on Thursday, and have bounced back and forth all season.

Floyd had seemingly grabbed the upper hand - but after sitting out in Week 11 while Brown had 43 yards and a touchdown, things are back to confusing. Unless Bruce Arians gives us a clear indication, I’d avoid either because it seems like there is a high chance of getting burned by the guy you go with. It’s an unfortunate situation, but it is what it is.

 

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