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November 26, 2009

Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Start/Sit Rankings (Week 12)


1. Andre Johnson (HOU) – Based solely on the fact that Johnson was able to rack up 10 catches for 103 yards against the Colts in Indianapolis just 3 weeks ago, you have to love his chances for a big performance this time around at home.

2. Randy Moss (NE) – He can be hit or miss in terms of reception and yardage totals, but you won’t find a better fantasy receiver with regard to TD potential. His week 12 match up against the Saints has some drawbacks, but this game should turn into a shootout through the air and Moss always seems come out smelling like roses in these types of games.

3. Reggie Wayne (IND) – His numbers were fairly mediocre against Houston in week 9, but the odds of the Texans being able to limit the talented receiver twice in the same season are slim to none. Wayne is a must start WR1 for week 12. Check injury report: foot (probable)

4. Larry Fitzgerald (ARI) – He has been playing at a top flight level over the last 3 weeks and while the Titans secondary has shown obvious improvement in their own right of late, they should prove to be no match for the elite Fitzgerald.

5. Vincent Jackson (SD) – While he has struggled in his last 2 games, nothing says slump buster like a week 12 match up against Kansas City. The Chiefs have one of the more fantasy friendly pass defenses in the NFL and Jackson torched them for 142 yards and a score just a few short weeks ago. Jackson should bounce back in a big way with this favorable match up. Check injury report: ribs (probable)

6. Sidney Rice (MIN) – He has entrenched himself amongst the fantasy elite this season with one monster performance after another and we love his chances to solidify that status in week 12 against a suspect Chicago secondary. Only 8 teams in the NFL have allowed more fantasy production to opposing WRs than the Bears.

7. Wes Welker (NE) – He is a virtual lock for solid fantasy production each and every week. Expect nothing less in week 12 against the Saints.

8. Anquan Boldin (ARI) – While injuries and playing in the shadow of Larry Fitzgerald have tarnished Boldin’s reputation as a stud fantasy option, we still believe that he is as capable as any WR in the NFL when healthy. The good news is that he is healthy and his numbers over the last couple of weeks show it. Ride the hot hand into a favorable week 12 match against Tennessee.

9. Chad Ochocinco (CIN) – Conditions are very favorable for Ochocinco to break out of his recent funk with a promising week 12 match up against a very poor Browns pass defense. Cleveland did limit Ocho to just 3 receptions for 24 yards in a week 4 meeting, but 2 of those receptions went for TDs.

10. Greg Jennings (GB) – We had high hopes for Jennings on Turkey Day, especially after his big week 11 performance. Unfortunately, it wasn’t meant to be as Donald Driver stole his thunder once again. Jennings just managed a pedestrian like 53 yards on 4 receptions against a terrible Lions secondary. He looks to be a very hit or miss fantasy option moving forward.

11. Roddy White (ATL) – vs. TB Check injury report: knee (probable)

12. Donald Driver (GB) - @ DET

13. Mike Sims-Walker (JAC) - @ SF Check injury report: knee (probable)

14. Nate Burleson (SEA) - @ STL

15. Marques Colston (NO) – vs. NE

16. DeSean Jackson (PHI) – vs. WAS

17. Pierre Garcon (IND) - @ HOU Check injury report: ankle (probable)

18. Steve Smith (NYG) - @ DEN

19. T.J. Houshmandzadeh (SEA) - @ STL

20. Miles Austin (DAL) – vs. OAK

21. Brandon Marshall (DEN) – vs. NYG

22. Michael Crabtree (SF) – vs. JAC

23. Derrick Mason (BAL) – vs. PIT

24. Hines Ward (PIT) - @ BAL Ben Roethlisberger will not play in week 12, rankings adjusted as a result

25. Chris Chambers (KC) - @ SD

26. Percy Harvin (MIN) – vs. CHI Check injury report: illness (probable)

27. Jerricho Cotchery (NYJ) – vs. CAR

28. Terrell Owens (BUF) – vs. MIA

29. Devin Hester (CHI) - @ MIN

30. Steve Smith (CAR) - @ NYJ

31. Jeremy Maclin (PHI) – vs. WAS

32. Santonio Holmes (PIT) - @ BAL - Ben Roethlisberger will not play in week 12, rankings adjusted as a result

33. Robert Meachem (NO) – vs. NE

34. Mario Manningham (NYG) - @ DEN

35. Donnie Avery (STL) – vs. SEA

36. Lee Evans (BUF) – vs. MIA

37. Steve Breaston (ARI) - @ TEN Check injury report: knee (probable)

38. Santana Moss (WAS) - @ PHI

39. Nate Washington (TEN) – vs. ARI

40. Hakeem Nicks (NYG) - @ DEN

41. Laveranues Coles (CIN) – vs. CLE Check injury report: chest (questionable)

42. Braylon Edwards (NYJ) – vs. CAR

43. Roy Williams (DAL) – vs. OAK

44. Antonio Bryant (TB) - @ ATL

45. Dennis Northcutt (DET) – vs. GB

46. Devery Henderson (NO) – vs. NE

47. Mike Wallace (PIT) - @ BAL Ben Roethlisberger will not play in week 12 which may impact Wallace's fantasy value

48. Kevin Walter (HOU) – vs. IND

49. Bernard Berrian (MIN) – vs. CHI Check injury report: hamstring (probable)

50. Jason Avant (PHI) – vs. WAS

*Additional WR options for week 12 include:

Austin Collie (IND) - @ HOU

Brandon Gibson (STL) – vs. SEA

Kenny Britt (TEN) – vs. ARI

Davone Bess (MIA) - @ BUF

Patrick Crayton (DAL) – vs. OAK

Mohamed Massaquoi (CLE) - @ CIN

Bryant Johnson (DET) – vs. GB

Andre Caldwell (CIN) vs. CLE

Jordy Nelson (GB) - @ DET

James Jones (GB) - @ DET

Malcolm Floyd (SD) – vs. KC

Eddie Royal (DEN) – vs. NYG

Earl Bennett (CHI) - @ MIN

Michael Jenkins (ATL) – vs. TB

Josh Morgan (SF) – vs. JAC

Muhsin Muhammad (CAR) - @ NYJ

Torry Holt (JAC) - @ SF

Johnny Knox (CHI) - @ MIN

Bobby Wade (KC) - @ SD

Mark Clayton (BAL) – vs. PIT

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