Fantasy Football 2013 Wide Receiver Rankings: Week 12

Michael Floyd’s big game last week against Jacksonville included a 91-yard touchdown reception

Calvin Johnson came up huge again last week, solidifying his grip on the top spot on Athlon Sports' fantasy football Week 12 wide receiver rankings, but he wasn’t the only one who posted some gaudy numbers. In Johnson’s case, he posted his third 150-yard effort in his last four games, and needed just one half to accomplish this.

Johnson was unstoppable against Pittsburgh in the first half, catching six passes for 179 yards and two touchdowns. The Steelers did a much better job on him in the final two quarters, holding him without a reception. But the damage had already been done from a fantasy perspective, as Megatron led his peers in fantasy points in Week 11.

That Lions-Steelers game also produced the No. 2 scoring wide receiver last week, as Antonio Brown hauled in seven passes for 147 yards and two touchdowns. The most yards in Week 11 belonged to Arizona’s Michael Floyd. Despite being listed as questionable with a shoulder injury entering the game, Floyd exploded for 193 yards against Jacksonville on just six catches, highlighted by a 91-yard touchdown.

The Cardinals’ No. 1 target is All-Pro Larry Fitzgerald, but if quarterback Carson Palmer can continue his recent stretch of solid play (419 yards, 2 TDs vs. Jacksonville) there should be enough passes to keep both Fitzgerald and Floyd fantasy relevant.

Each week during the NFL season, we will rank enough players at each position to appease everyone from those in 8-team leagues to 16-team leagues, those that can start two QBs, two TEs, three RBs and four WRs. We cut out the rest, because if you're looking at who the 50th-best running back or the 17th-best kicker is for that week, you need more help than any website can give you.

2013 NFL Week 12 Fantasy Football Rankings — Wide Receivers
Teams on bye: Buffalo, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, Seattle

1Calvin JohnsonDETvs. TBHuge first half (6-179-2) vs. Steelers, nothing in 2nd.
2Andre JohnsonHOUvs. JACExploded for 14-273-1 in last game (2012) vs. Jags.
3Vincent JacksonTBat DETLions giving up second-most fantasy pts. to WRs.
4Demaryius ThomasDENat NEHad 121 yards vs. Chiefs on just five catches (24.2 ypr).
5Dez BryantDALat NYGHad just four catches for 22 yards in Week 1 vs. Giants.
6Brandon MarshallCHIat STLImpacted by the weather last week vs. Ravens.
7Jordy NelsonGBvs. MINVikings have surrendered NFL-worst 23 TD passes.
8Victor CruzNYGvs. DALCowboys last in passing defense (313.0 ypg).
9Josh GordonCLEvs. PITMegatron gave Steelers plenty of problems last week.
10Wes WelkerDENat NESustained concussion last week, watch status.
11Larry FitzgeraldARIvs. INDFloyd had the yards last week, but Fitz caught a TD too.
12Pierre GarconWASvs. SF (Mon.)Sustained some sort of ankle injury last week.
13Torrey SmithBALvs. NYJHas a TD catch in back-to-back games.
14T.Y. HiltonINDat ARITough matchup looming with Cards CB Peterson.
15Eric DeckerDENat NEHis role could expand if Welker (concussion) can't go.
16Marques ColstonNOat ATL (Thurs.)Colston now owns all Saints' franchise receiving records.
17Alshon JefferyCHIat STLHad 100 total yds. (83 receiving, 17 rush) vs. Ravens.
18Antonio BrownPITat CLEBig game last week, but gets CB Joe Haden on Sunday.
19Danny AmendolaNEvs. DENSix grabs vs. Panthers, but just 45 yards.
20Harry DouglasATLvs. NO (Thurs.)Posted 134 yards, TD despite playing with knee injury.
21Cecil ShortsJACat HOUJust five targets, two catches last week vs. Cardinals.
22Anquan BoldinSFat WAS (Mon.)TD vs. Saints was first since Week 4.
23Kendall WrightTENat OAKHas seen 9 or more targets in four of last five games.
24Steve SmithCARat MIADolphins have given up just 1 TD catch to a WR.
25Jarrett BoykinGBvs. MINHas recorded 14 catches for 203 yards over last 2 G.
26Keenan AllenSDat KCSustained knee injury late vs. MIA, expected to play.
27Hakeem NicksNYGvs. DALStill looking for first TD catch of the season.
28Dwayne BoweKCvs. SDTD catch vs. Broncos was first since Week 4.
29James JonesGBvs. MINHas yet to record a TD catch since Week 9 return.
30Michael FloydARIvs. IND91-yard TD highlighted huge (6-193-1) game vs. Jags.
31Rueben RandleNYGvs. DALLeads Giants with six TD receptions.
32Terrance WilliamsDALat NYGHas a TD grab in five of his last six games.
33Roddy WhiteATLvs. NO (Thurs.)Caught first TD pass of season last week vs. Bucs.
34Aaron DobsonNEvs. DENBroncos giving up 14.5 yards per catch to WRs.
35Mike WallaceMIAvs. CARPanthers' D has been tough on passing games.
36Denarius MooreOAKvs. TENTitans yielding fewest points to fantasy WRs.
37Kenny StillsNOat ATL (Thurs.)Could break a big play against porous Falcons secondary.
38Tavon AustinSTLvs. CHIHuge game (314 total yds., 3 TDs) last time on field.
39Santonio HolmesNYJat BALRecorded two catches for 71 yards in return from injury.
40Emmanuel SandersPITat CLESustained a foot injury last week, watch status.
41Jerricho CotcheryPITat CLERole could expand if Sanders (foot) can't play.
42Brian HartlineMIAvs. CAR13 targets (5-65) last week most since Week 1.
43DeAndre HopkinsHOUvs. JAC 
44Nate BurlesonDETvs. TBWill this be the week he returns to the field?
45Chris GivensSTLvs. CHI 
46Rod StreaterOAKvs. TENLed Raiders with 6 rec., 84 yds. and TD last week.
47Lance MooreNOat ATL (Thurs.)Saints should do some damage vs. Falcons' pass D.
48Brandon LaFellCARat MIAHauled in fourth TD catch of season on MNF vs. Pats.
49Miles AustinDALat NYGExpected to play for first time since Week 7.
50Greg JenningsMINat GBSomewhat surprising DNP (Achilles) last week.
51Dexter McClusterKCvs. SDChargers have given up second-most rec. to WRs.
52Rishard MatthewsMIAvs. CARHas 20 targets (15-172-2) in last two games.
53Nate WashingtonTENat OAKHauled in 42-yard catch last week vs. Colts.
54Kris DurhamDETvs. TBShould remain a factor until Burleson returns.
55Jarius WrightMINat GBThree catches, 2 TDs in place of injured Jennings.
56Cordarrelle PattersonMINat GB 
57Stephen HillNYJvs. NYJGeno Smith's issues impacting Jets WR production.
58Julian EdelmanNEvs. DEN 
59Darrius Heyward-BeyINDat ARINot taking advantage of starting role.
60Eddie RoyalSDat KCIt's pretty much all about TDs with him.
61Andre RobertsARIvs. IND 
62Marlon BrownBALvs. NYJ 
63Mario ManninghamSFat WAS (Mon.) 
64Michael CrabtreeSFat WAS (Mon.)May make season debut (Achilles) on MNF vs. Redskins.

Rankings are based upon Athlon Sports' standard scoring system:

All touchdowns are 6 points
1 point for 25 yards passing
1 point for 10 yards rushing/receiving
Receptions are .5 points
Interceptions/fumbles are minus-2 points

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