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Wide Receiver Rankings: NFL Fantasy Week 12

DJ Chark Jr. is a WR1 for Week 12 after 15 targets and two TDs last Sunday

John Brown, DJ Chark Jr. and Calvin Ridley led all wide receivers in fantasy points for Week 11 (PPR scoring). Chark and Brown as well as Marvin Jones Jr. all had two touchdowns. It was about time for a breakout game from Brown, but the other two are more surprising. With Nick Foles, it seemed that Dede Westbrook would be the preferred option. Westbrook had six targets to Chark's 15. Keep Chark in lineups in Week 12 against Tennessee. He's ranked No. 10 and is slowly becoming a borderline WR1. Darius Slayton had a big game before the bye, and may be available on your waiver wire. However, keep in mind that he struggles in tough matchups, such as Week 12 in Chicago. Plus, Sterling Shepard (and Evan Engram) may both be back, limiting Slayton's opportunities and likewise his value. He's currently ranked No. 38.

 

For Pittsburgh, JuJu Smith-Schuster and Diontae Johnson are not currently ranked as both are in the concussion protocol and Smith-Schuster is battling a knee injury as well. It seems that both are likely to miss Week 12, which would give James Washington (ranked No. 33) a boost. For the Rams, Brandin Cooks is still not ranked, although Robert Woods (surprise inactive in Week 11) is ranked at No. 35. A player to watch is Josh Reynolds (No. 47) if Cooks and Woods are both out. He did only have three receptions for 55 yards in Week 11, however, so don't expect much in Week 12.

 

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Teams on bye: Arizona, Kansas City, Los Angeles Chargers, Minnesota

 

NFL WR Rankings: Week 12

 

 

 

 

— Rankings by Sarah Lewis, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network and lives, eats, and breathes fantasy football. Have a fantasy football question? Send it to her on Twitter @Sarah_Lewis32.

 

(Top photo by Ryan Meyer, courtesy of jaguars.com)

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