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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 3

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