Curtis Samuel's versatility has helped him emerge as a reliable fantasy option this season
Yes, Keenan Allen is eight spots lower in my Week 12 fantasy football wide receiver rankings than the Expert Consensus Rankings (ECR). He's got a tough matchup against the Bills in Buffalo this week, but he's still a low-end WR1.
The more interesting move however is the elevation I have of the Panther WRs. Curtis Samuel is a low-end WR3 in my rankings this week; both Robby Anderson and DJ Moore are high-end WR2s. Samuel might be the hottest of the three with five total touchdowns in the last five weeks. He saw 10 targets last week, hauling in eight of those for 70 yards and a score. Anderson meanwhile might be having his best season yet. He already has 71 catches, easily eclipsing his career-high of 63 and he should easily hit the century mark. And let's not forget that Moore is technically the WR1, and his yardage totals confirms this. He has 863 receiving yards already and should easily surpass his career-best mark of 1,175.
So yes, they're good.
And I know, you are not so sure about Teddy Bridgewater and his health, and you worry about backup P.J. Walker. Stop. Walker has plenty of talent and just needs some more reps with the starters. And whether it is Bridgewater or Walker, I expect the Carolina WRs to feast this Thanksgiving weekend. Minnesota is giving up the fourth-most fantasy points per game to the position. This game has an over/under of nearly 50 points as of submission time and should continue to rise between now and kickoff.
Start your Carolina WRs.
NFL WR Rankings: Week 12
— Rankings by Mark Strausberg, a member of the Athlon Network Contributor, who despite his youthful exuberance and good looks has been playing fantasy sports before Wildcats or Hoosiers even made it to VHS. Got a fantasy sports question or thought? Hit him up on Twitter @MarkStrausberg.
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