It is time for Week 12 fantasy wide receiver rankings for what should be a busy week with three games on Thanksgiving and every team back in action with no more byes in effect. Some of you may have playoff spots locked up, and if so congrats. Others may be in a clump of teams vying for those precious few final spots and these final two weeks or so are vital.
Playing the right players in the best matchups can mean everything. It is also a time to not get too cute. If you have players who have been consistent and carried you to contention you should continue using them.
On the wide receiver front, plenty of the big names are near the top of the Week 12 rankings thanks to drool-worthy matchups. Antonio Brown is my No. 1 overall (sound familiar?), as he will face off against the Packers’ vulnerable secondary. Julio Jones also finds himself in a very good matchup, so maybe just maybe he’ll break his touchdown drought? Playmakers who have been reliable and rack up the yards like Adam Thielen and Doug Baldwin reside in my top 10 this week as well.
Again no more byes, so more than likely you will only need to worry about WR3 or flex positions this week, and these rankings (and our other positional offerings) are here to help.
— Rankings by Chris Meyers, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network and a member of the FSWA. Meyers' work appears on many other sites, including socalledfantasyexperts.com. Follow him on Twitter @FantsyChillpony.