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Wide receiver non-PPR rankings for Week 12 fantasy football

We take you through some of the best non-PPR wide receivers going in Week 12 for fantasy football, including a few viable streamers.

NFL Week 12 Wide Receiver Rankings

Final injury report

The Packers have some good news and bad news. Davante Adams was left off of the injury report after being downgraded to DNP for Thursday’s practice. Now, however, receivers Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Equanimeous St. Brown are questionable. If both of these Packers receivers are out, TE Robert Tonyan oils be in for a big day.

Jaguars backup QB Mike Glennon will be short at receiver with D.J. Chark and Chris Conley ruled out. Keelan Cole is likely to lead the team in targets, but this offense should be avoided unless you’re in the deepest of leagues.

John Brown has been ruled out, clearing the pathway for WR Cole Beasley to see another 8+ target game. He’s had at least 100 receiving yards in two of his last four games, and in each of those outings, had 11 catches. He’s a PPR monster in the waiting.

Fantasy managers should be prepared for a week without Jerry Jeudy. Though he’s officially questionable, the fact that he was downgraded to DNP Thursday is an ominous sign. Tim Patrick has averaged 7 targets and 70 receiving yards per game in the Broncos’ last five games.

Out: D.J. Chark (ribs), Chris Conley (hip), John Brown (ankle), Adam Humphries (concussion)
Doubtful: N/A
Questionable: N’Keal Harry (shoulder), Equanimeous St. Brown (knee), Marquez Valdes-Scantling (Achilles), Julio Jones (hamstring), Jakeem Grant (hamstring), Deonte Harris (neck), Jerry Jeudy (Achilles, ankle), Zach Pascal (knee, foot)

Thursday’s Ravens vs. Steelers Update

The Ravens have continued to have positive tests trickle in following the postponement of the Ravens vs. Steelers game from Thursday to Sunday. It’s getting difficult to imagine this game will be played — at least on Sunday. The Ravens wideouts (or lack thereof) won’t affect fantasy football lineups, but the Steelers receiving corps will have huge implications for managers. Diontae Johnson, Chase Claypool and JuJu Smith-Schuster are each being started in at least 50% of ESPN leagues. League commissioners will want to discuss contingency plans with managers rostering Ravens and Steelers players. One popular compromise was to have these managers designate a COVID-19 replacement who would only gain points in the starting lineup if the game was postponed.

Wednesday injury report

Wednesday’s injury report is a busy one.

The Falcons limited most of their offensive weapons ahead of Week 12. Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley were both limited on Wednesday. Ridley’s limited status is Iess concerning given that he was available in Week 11, but fantasy managers should be weary of Jones heading into the fantasy playoffs. He’s been dealing with this nagging hamstring injury through the entire 2020 season and spent most of Week 11 on the sideline.

Other fantasy studs Davante Adams and Michael Thomas made appearances on the injury report, too, but these are likely just maintenance days to keep them ready for Sunday.

Sammy Watkins got in another full practice on the road to return from a hamstring injury.

DNP: DeAndre Hopkins (illness), D.J. Chark (ribs), Chris Conley (hip), John Brown (ankle), A.J. Brown (knee), Zach Pascal (knee, foot)
Limited: N’Keal Harry (shoulder), Matt Slater (knee), Cordarrelle Patterson (calf), Davante Adams (ankle), Allen Lazard (core), Equanimeous St. Brown (knee), Laviska Shenault (hamstring), Julio Jones (hamstring), Calvin Ridley (foot), Breshad Perriman (shoulder), Michael Thomas (ankle), Jerry Jeudy (Achilles, ankle), Sterling Shepard (hip, toe), Deebo Samuel (hamstring)
Full: D.J. Moore (shoulder), Sammy Watkins (calf, hamstring), Chris Godwin (finger), Nelson Agholor (knee), Adam Humphries (concussion)

Adam Thielen and Keenan Allen might be more often thought of as PPR machines, but this week, they got the job done in standard leagues too. Allen absorbed a monstrous 39% share of targets from Justin Herbert this week, who’s playing lights out. Thielen has had four two-touchdown performances so far on the season which has kept him ranking among top-five wideouts in standard leagues this season despite his relatively low average of 64 yards per game.

Speaking of more touchdowns, Steelers rookie Chase Claypool scored his 10th touchdown as a rookie in Week 11 — yes, averaging one touchdown per game. Though Ben Roethlisberger hasn’t looked particularly flashy this season, he’s proven himself more than capable of supporting this talented cast of wideouts.

Injury news

Julio Jones spent much of the Sunday’s contest on the sideline after suffering hamstring tightness, finishing the day playing just 35% of offensive snaps . He missed Week 3 and 5 managing this nagging hamstring injury. fantasy managers should be concerned about his reliability moving forward into the fantasy playoffs, regardless of whether or not he’s active, considering the lingering nature of this soft tissue injury. Russell Gage saw the bulk of the team’s targets in this outing, managing 58 yards on 12 looks. Calvin Ridley returned in this game from a foot injury that held him out of Week 10.

The Texans receiving corps took a hit in Week 11 after both Randall Cobb and Kenny Stills left the game early. Cobb suffered a toe injury that could leave him sidelined for several weeks, while Stills suffered a quad. Together, they’ve combined for an average of 6.7 targets per game, which could provide opportunity for Keke Coutee to emerge as a viable flex or DFS play.

Fantasy managers will need to keep an eye on JuJu Smith-Schuster this week, who rolled his ankle on a referee’s flag and closed out Week 11 grimacing on the bench. There doesn’t seem to be any doubt that he’ll be available for Thursday Night Football on Thanksgiving, but he’s likely to be limited through the week.

Kenny Golladay was limited on the estimated practice report for Thursday’s Thanksgiving game. He’s been battling a hip injury and could be out again considering the short week.

Adam Thielen was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list, and we await more details on his status for the coming week. It’s unclear as of yet whether Thielen has tested positive or had close contact with someone who tested positive.

Bye weeks

There are no teams on bye in Week 12.

Streaming options

DeVante Parker, Miami Dolphins

Since rookie wide receiver Tua Tagovailoa was named the starter for Week 8, the Dolphins have been averaging just 162 passing yards per game (compared to the 249 pass yards per game under Ryan Fitzpatrick). It’s not awe inspiring, particularly for a receiving corps whose production hinges on passing volume and efficiency. However, this week Parker will face the Jets, who recently cut starting DB Pierre Desir and have allowed wideouts an average of 243 receiving yards per game in that span. Parker has led the team in targets and receiving yards while seeing a team-high five end zone targets with Tagovailoa under center.

Jakobi Meyers, New England Patriots

With the lack of receiving weapons available to Cam Newton, this 2019 UDFA has had ample opportunity on the field to establish himself as a reliable wideout. Over the team’s last five games, Meyers has led the team with 38 targets and 384 receiving yards. His biggest deficiency has been in the touchdown department (true of all receiving assets in New England at this point). However, this week, the Patriots face the Cardinals, who have allowed six touches to wideouts since Week 9. Patrick Peterson has allowed a passer rating over 100 in each of his last three games, and considering his target volume, we could Meyers finish with a big day.

Wide receiver non-PPR rankings for Week 4

Rk Name Team Opp
Rk Name Team Opp
1 Tyreek Hill KC @ PHI
2 Davante Adams GB vs PIT
3 D.K. Metcalf SEA @ SF
4 Stefon Diggs BUF vs HOU
5 CeeDee Lamb DAL vs CAR
6 Tyler Lockett SEA @ SF
7 Cooper Kupp LAR vs ARI
8 Justin Jefferson MIN vs CLE
9 DeAndre Hopkins ARI @ LAR
10 D.J. Moore CAR @ DAL
11 Calvin Ridley ATL vs WAS
12 Chris Godwin TB @ NE
13 Adam Thielen MIN vs CLE
14 Terry McLaurin WAS @ ATL
15 Mike Williams LAC vs LV
16 Mike Evans TB @ NE
17 Julio Jones TEN @ NYJ
18 Amari Cooper DAL vs CAR
19 Deebo Samuel SF vs SEA
20 Keenan Allen LAC vs LV
21 Courtland Sutton DEN vs BAL
22 Ja'Marr Chase CIN vs JAC
23 Allen Robinson II CHI vs DET
24 Marquise Brown BAL @ DEN
25 Tee Higgins CIN vs JAC
26 Chase Claypool PIT @ GB
27 A.J. Brown TEN @ NYJ
28 Robert Woods LAR vs ARI
29 Brandin Cooks HOU @ BUF
30 DeVonta Smith PHI vs KC
31 Michael Pittman Jr. IND @ MIA
32 Sterling Shepard NYG @ NO
33 Antonio Brown TB @ NE
34 Marvin Jones Jr. JAC @ CIN
35 JuJu Smith-Schuster PIT @ GB
36 Rondale Moore ARI @ LAR
37 D.J. Chark Jr. JAC @ CIN
38 Brandon Aiyuk SF vs SEA
39 Corey Davis NYJ vs TEN
40 Tyler Boyd CIN vs JAC
41 Robby Anderson CAR @ DAL
42 Tim Patrick DEN vs BAL
43 Kenny Golladay NYG @ NO
44 Odell Beckham Jr. CLE @ MIN
45 Jaylen Waddle MIA vs IND
46 Jakobi Meyers NE vs TB
47 Henry Ruggs III LV @ LAC
48 Cole Beasley BUF vs HOU
49 Darnell Mooney CHI vs DET
50 Christian Kirk ARI @ LAR
51 Laviska Shenault Jr. JAC @ CIN
52 Sammy Watkins BAL @ DEN
53 Nelson Agholor NE vs TB
54 Mecole Hardman KC @ PHI
55 DeVante Parker MIA vs IND
56 Will Fuller V MIA vs IND
57 K.J. Osborn MIN vs CLE
58 Jalen Reagor PHI vs KC
59 Bryan Edwards LV @ LAC
60 Emmanuel Sanders BUF vs HOU
61 Hunter Renfrow LV @ LAC
62 Darius Slayton NYG @ NO
63 Marquez Valdes-Scantling GB vs PIT
64 Quintez Cephus DET @ CHI
65 Zach Pascal IND @ MIA
66 James Washington PIT @ GB
67 Marquez Callaway NO vs NYG
68 Elijah Moore NYJ vs TEN
69 Terrace Marshall Jr. CAR @ DAL
70 A.J. Green ARI @ LAR
71 Gabriel Davis BUF vs HOU
72 Collin Johnson NYG @ NO
73 Dyami Brown WAS @ ATL
74 Quez Watkins PHI vs KC
75 Van Jefferson LAR vs ARI
76 Cedrick Wilson Jr. DAL vs CAR
77 Braxton Berrios NYJ vs TEN
78 Freddie Swain SEA @ SF
79 Amon-Ra St. Brown DET @ CHI
80 Cordarrelle Patterson ATL vs WAS
81 Adam Humphries WAS @ ATL
82 Donovan Peoples-Jones CLE @ MIN
83 Chris Conley HOU @ BUF
84 Demarcus Robinson KC @ PHI
85 Jalen Guyton LAC vs LV
86 Anthony Schwartz CLE @ MIN
87 Devin Duvernay BAL @ DEN
88 Olamide Zaccheaus ATL vs WAS
89 Allen Lazard GB vs PIT
90 Randall Cobb GB vs PIT
91 Deonte Harris NO vs NYG
92 Rashard Higgins CLE @ MIN
93 Kendrick Bourne NE vs TB
94 Trent Sherfield SF vs SEA
95 Kalif Raymond DET @ CHI
96 Chester Rogers TEN @ NYJ
97 Parris Campbell IND @ MIA
98 DeSean Jackson LAR vs ARI
99 Byron Pringle KC @ PHI
100 Scotty Miller TB @ NE
101 Kadarius Toney NYG @ NO
102 Joshua Palmer LAC vs LV
103 Mohamed Sanu Sr. SF vs SEA
104 Tyler Johnson TB @ NE
105 Auden Tate CIN vs JAC
106 Trinity Benson DET @ CHI
107 Anthony Miller HOU @ BUF
108 Chris Hogan NO vs NYG
109 Marquise Goodwin CHI vs DET
110 Greg Ward PHI vs KC
111 Keelan Cole Sr. NYJ vs TEN
112 Preston Williams MIA vs IND
113 Albert Wilson MIA vs IND
114 Mike Thomas CIN vs JAC