The Week 12 wide receiver rankings are here help you make tough decisions this week. Whether it is deciding which of your options to start with or who you should be looking to pick up this week to cover your byes and injuries. Our team will be here the rest of the year ranking the offensive positions, defensive positions, and team defenses to try and help you win your fantasy football leagues. Last week, my recommendations of sneaky starts turned out great: Miller and Coutee finished as WR2/WR3 plays while Maurice Harris put up a dud.
Below the table, I’ll be highlighting some pick ups for this week (if they are still available) and sneaky-starts for your bye-week needs. There are some injuries that are up in the air – if Trubisky doesn’t go on Thursday, I’d downgrade all Bears players by 5-6 spots. I think Daniels will fill in decently, but don’t expect 350 yards and 3 TD’s. Hit me up on Twitter if you have any last minute questions!
Keke Coutee, HOU vs. TEN (48%)
*Week 12 Update*: Coutee won’t be available much longer in your league. Don’t wait – pick this guy up. He has a tough matchup against Tennessee but he’s the #2 guy in a dangerous passing attack. He has tremendous upside each week with a relatively high-floor at this stage of the season.
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(Week 11) Disclaimer: this assumes he is healthy and playing as the early-week reports suggest. Do not be afraid of Demaryius Thomas‘ presence here. This is an aerial attack team that just lost their big deep threat. Houston was finding creative ways to get Coutee the ball because of his speed an elusiveness. I not only expect him to step up and catch some more balls in Fuller’s absence, but he’s likely to get all those deep balls that Watson excels at throwing. I’m fine if you want to hold off a week before playing him, but I think he could produce this week and could easily be a WR3 ROS – with being a FLEX as his floor.
Mohamed Sanu, ATL @ NO (45%)
Sanu is due for one of his patented big games. Against the Saints in week 3 he was targeted 7 times and ended with a 4-36-1 line. The week after, he went 6-111-0. He’s been quiet for a while now but has been targeted 14 times in the past 2 weeks. This is a game Atlanta needs to win (check out our bonus Thanksgiving spread pick article for more on the Falcons this week). The total for this game is currently at 60.5 – the 3rd highest of the season. This is projected as a shootout and I expect at least 2 WR’s on the Falcons to go over 100 yards. Julio is almost a guarantee, but I think Sanu gets the targets over Ridley in a game that Atlanta absolutely must win.
Adam Humphries, TB vs SF (20%)
Humphries is making a triumphant return to this article. He dropped out for me with Fitzmagic at the helm because Fitz is a gunslinger and loves to throw it deep. Jameis does the same, but he’s also a smarter QB (barely) and uses check-downs and the middle of the field. With OJ Howard now out for the year, even more targets over the middle will be available. The Humph was averaging 8-9 targets a game with Winston and now will likely get some extra looks from Howard’s absence. Don’t even think about this – grab him if he’s available. Start him if you need. He’s like Amendola… he might not blow up but he’s going to get you 8-10 points minimum. That’s likely what you need in week 12 making that playoff push or trying to hold that playoff spot you think you have locked up!
Danny Amendola, MIA @ IND (38%) – 5th straight week… just grab him if you still need a flex play
*Week 11 Update*: Amendola is still under-owned. He actually went from 48% ->42%. I can’t in good consciousness remove him from this list at <50% owned. The dude produces and is a great bye-week fill in and a great consistent performer for 12-16 team leagues.
*Week 10 Update*: Amendola is still under-owned. He’s a WR3/Flex play in almost any league 10-team or greater. Go snag him and feel comfortable pulling in at least 7-8 points.
*Week 9 Update*: Amendola’s ownership went up from 20% -> 47% which is still too low. Brock loves his safety blanket over the middle and will continue to use him. Don’t be afraid of the Parker breakout potential. Danny is here to stay with consistent points in your WR3/FLEX spot.
(Week 8) Brock-tober continues and Danny just keeps getting better. These rankings are centered around PPR leagues so keep that in mind, as Amendola may be more TD-dependent in regular leagues which isn’t his specialty. He’s a chain-mover and a trusted target for his QB and this game projects as high-scoring. He’s a nice bye-week fill-in or FLEX play this week.
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