2010 Fantasy Football WR Rankings – Week 12

Nov 23, 2010

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Here’s my Week 12 wide receiver rankings.


1. Calvin Johnson vs. New England (Thursday)
2. Greg Jennings @ Atlanta
3. Dwayne Bowe @ Seattle
4. Marques Colston @ Dallas (Thursday)
5. Roddy White vs. Green Bay
6. Andre Johnson vs. Tennessee
7. Mike Wallace @ Buffalo
8. DeSean Jackson @ Chicago
9. Reggie Wayne vs. San Diego
10. Santonio Holmes vs. Cincinnati (Thursday)
11. Brandon Lloyd vs. St. Louis
12. Anquan Boldin vs. Tampa Bay
13. Dez Bryant vs. New Orleans (Thursday)
14. Jeremy Maclin @ Chicago
15. Terrell Owens @ New York Jets (Thursday)
16. Larry Fitzgerald vs. San Francisco (Monday)
17. Mario Manningham vs. Jacksonville
18. Steve Johnson vs. Pittsburgh
19. Percy Harvin @ Washington
20. Michael Crabtree @ Arizona (Monday)
21. Miles Austin vs. New Orleans (Thursday)
22. Wes Welker @ Detroit (Thursday)
23. Braylon Edwards vs. Cincinnati (Thursday)
24. Chad Ochocinco @ New York Jets (Thursday)
25. Nate Burleson vs. New England (Thursday)
26. Hines Ward @ Buffalo
27. Johnny Knox vs. Philadelphia
28. Mike Williams (TB) @ Baltimore
29. Pierre Garcon vs. San Diego
30. Steve Breaston vs. San Francisco (Monday)
31. Robert Meachem @ Dallas (Thursday)
32. Deion Branch @ Detroit (Thursday)
33. Malcom Floyd @ Indianapolis
34. Vincent Jackson @ Indianapolis
35. Santana Moss  vs. Minnesota
36. Mike Thomas @ New York Giants
37. James Jones @ Atlanta
38. Danny Amendola @ Denver
39. Kevin Walter vs. Tennessee
40. Donald Driver @ Atlanta
41. Brandon Gibson vs. Atlanta
42. Nate Washington @ Houston
43. Lance Moore @ Dallas (Thursday)
44. Lee Evans vs. Pittsburgh
45. Steve Smith (CAR) @ Cleveland
46. Brandon Marshall @ Oakland
47. Roy Williams vs. New Orleans (Thursday)
48. Sidney Rice @ Washington
49. Derek Hagan vs. Jacksonville
50. Ben Obomau vs. Kansas City


Inside the numbers:

  • I’m afraid Calvin Johnson is just too big and powerful for a Patriots’ defense allowing 300+ passing yards per game. Look for a Thanksgiving feast for Megatron.
  • Donald Driver’s return did not spoil Greg Jennings fantasy value. Look for another strong effort against Atlanta’s weak pass defense.
  • Dwayne Bowe has ten touchdowns in his past six games, and he’s facing Seattle, who is allowing 300.2 passing yards per game along with 16 passing touchdowns.
  • Marques Colston is heating up. He has 32 catches in his past four games. Over that stretch he’s averaging 91.3 yards and a touchdown per game.
  • The T.O. and Ocho Show get to face Revis and Cromartie. The “diva receivas” should be quieter this week.
  • Steve Johnson has a tough match-up against Pittsburgh, but he’s playing too well to bench against anybody.
  • With Leslie Frazier taking over the Vikings’ ship, I expect the team to play inspired, tempering my expectations for Santana Moss.
  • I can’t bring myself to endorse either Brandon Marshall or Randy Moss until they prove themselves.
  • ***UPDATE*** Malcom Floyd slid a bit as his hamstring has become a issue. I can’t trust Seattle’s Mike Williams (foot) right now either. Derek Hagan makes the list.
  • Ben Obomau replaces Davone Bess.


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15 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Ryan
    November 23rd, 2010 at 9:08 am #

    Where is Vincent Jackson in this list?

  2. LestersLegends
    November 23rd, 2010 at 9:21 am #

    He’ll have to be added in the light of Crayton’s injury.

  3. Rad
    November 23rd, 2010 at 9:31 am #

    I picked up Jackson 3 weeks ago for this moment. I’m tied for the final playoff spot right now, hope he gets me over the hump. I now have Megatron, Andre Johnson, and V-Jack (couldn’t get a top 5 back so I went with a strong receiving corps instead).

  4. James
    November 23rd, 2010 at 9:48 am #

    Hey Lester – Would you start James Jones vs a shaky ATL secondary over J Knox?
    Starting Austin and Harvin, Nicks is injured.

    TE: Hernandez vs Det
    Pettigrew vs NE
    Olsen vs Philly

    Tood Heap is avail

    Again McCoy or Bradshaw?

  5. David Funk
    November 23rd, 2010 at 10:07 am #

    Wow, many options for me to choose from. I’ve got three of the top 11 receivers on this list on my team(Andre Johnson, DeSean Jackson, Brandon Lloyd. I picked up Lloyd late). Lloyd’s one TD last night was good enough to win and go to 7-4. It just so happens I’m playing the league leader in points and who is tied for the top record with me. Big game.

    I’m not particularly strong at running back on my team either.

    Later bro!

  6. LestersLegends
    November 23rd, 2010 at 10:13 am #

    Nice Rad.
    James – Knox is safer. Jones is more risk/reward. i love pettigrew this week. He’s my #1 TE. I have Bradshaw over McCoy, especially with the injuries at WR.
    Mr. Funk – nice job. good luck.

  7. Blaine
    November 24th, 2010 at 8:31 am #

    Hey Lester – I have a slew WR’s and I need to pick 3 to start for this week. Which ones would you go with;
    Brandon LLoyd vs. St. L,
    Steve Johnson vs. Pitt,
    Vincent Jackson vs. Ind,
    Malcolm Floyd vs. Ind,
    Randy Moss vs. Hou, and even
    Danny Woodhead vs. Det, as a WR/RB

    I’m thinking LLoyd, Jackson, and Johnson, but what are your thoughts.

    Also Tamme vs. San D. or Vernon Davis vs. Ari?

  8. LestersLegends
    November 24th, 2010 at 8:49 am #

    I’d go Lloyd, Floyd, Johnson

    Hard to play V-Jax without seeing what he can do. I like Tamme as well.

  9. Dave
    November 24th, 2010 at 11:20 am #

    I’m seriously considering starting Santonio Holmes over DeSean Jackson this week. Should I or shouldn’t it…or is it simply a crap shoot?

  10. Dave D
    November 24th, 2010 at 11:24 am #

    Do you BJGE will fare better against Detroit’s D than Mr. Fumbles Ahmad Bradshaw will against Jacksonville?

  11. LestersLegends
    November 24th, 2010 at 12:31 pm #

    Nothing wrong with that. Chicago has a tough pass d. Holmes has been a beast.

  12. skittrbrain
    November 25th, 2010 at 8:44 am #

    Any thoughts on V.Jax’s return? San Diego is light on wideouts.

  13. LestersLegends
    November 25th, 2010 at 9:23 am #

    This is true. Probably a decent option to go with. Depends on who you’d be sitting.

  14. skittrbrain
    November 25th, 2010 at 10:12 am #

    Ignore that last comment, my browser wasnt showing any previous comments when I submitted it. It’s hard not to start V.Jax since Rivers is so hot and he’s got to throw to someone but I have Lloyd, Holmes, and Colston so I dont think I can afford to take a risk.

  15. LestersLegends
    November 25th, 2010 at 11:12 am #

    Agree with you. Wonderful problem to have, but why take the risk?

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