2012 Fantasy Football WR Rankings – Week 11

Nov 12, 2012

With an exciting tenth week under our belts, here are the LestersLegends 2012 Week 11 fantasy football wide receiver rankings.
1. Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions
After dropping 207 yards and a touchdown against the Vikings perhaps Megatron has put the Madden Megacurse to rest. The Lions will have to pass early and often against Green Bay.
2. A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals
Green extended his touchdown streak to eight games. The Chiefs have allowed a ton of touchdown passes. Look for Green to make it nine.
3. Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis Colts
Wayne is averaging 103.4 yards per game. The Patriots have allowed 285.3 passing yards per game and 19 touchdowns.
4. Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos
Thomas is averaging 99 yards per game. The Chargers have allowed 16 passing scores.
5. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons
Julio survived a scare and had 75 yards against the Saints. Look for another big game as the Falcons take on Arizona.
6. Roddy White, Atlanta Falcons
Roddy had 114 yards last week, but could have had more if he didn’t stop running his route on a would-be game-winning touchdown pass. Without much of a running game, the Falcons will rely on Roddy and company.
7. Brandon Marshall, Chicago Bears
Marshall is likely facing the Niners without Jay Cutler. Even with bad weather and Jason Campbell under center for a half, Marshall finished with 107 yards against the Texans. He’s playing at an unbelievable level.
8. Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers
Jordy should be back, but Cobb has been the most reliable option the past few weeks. He’s averaging 77.2 total yards with six touchdowns in his past five games. Detroit will have their hands full with Cobb the way Rodgers has been playing.
9. Marques Colston, New Orleans Saints
Colston has seven touchdowns in the past six games. The Raiders have allowed 17 passing scores. I like Colston’s chances to add to those totals.
10. Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals
The Cardinals will need to air it out against Atlanta meaning Fitz should have a busy day.
11. Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers
Jordy should be healthy coming out of the bye. He scored three touchdowns the last time he faced the Lions.
12. Wes Welker, New England Patriots
Welker caught six more passes giving him 66 on the season. Last year he had 11 catches for 110 yards against the Colts.
13. Vincent Jackson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Jackson is a little hit or miss, but is very capable of scoring a touchdown and/or turning in a 100-yard day against Carolina.
14. Eric Decker, Denver Broncos
Decker had a five-game scoring streak snapped in horrible fashion with a mere 15 yards. Look for him to rebound against the Chargers.
15. Miles Austin, Dallas Cowboys
Miles has had a couple of ugly games this year, including last week. He should rebound at home against the Browns. He’s averaging 99 yards at home compared to 63 on the road.
16. Jeremy Maclin, Philadelphia Eagles
Maclin was a different player with Foles under center. I’m expecting Vick to miss the game against Washington, which could help Maclin. The Redskins have allowed 301.7 yards per game and 20 touchdowns.
17. Mike Wallace, Pittsburgh Steelers
Wallace will use his speed against Baltimore. The Ravens have allowed 258.2 yards per game. He had 175 yards and a touchdown in two games against them last year.
18. Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys
Dez is a little risky as he has three games with fewer than 20 yards. He has averaged 90.7 yards in his other six games. I’m expecting one of the good games against Cleveland.
19. Denarius Moore, Oakland Raiders
Moore is averaging 71.9 yards with five touchdowns in eight games. The Saints have allowed 307.3 yards per game and 19 passing touchdowns.
20. Andre Johnson, Houston Texans
The weather and the Bears’ defense slowed Johnson last week. He averaged 93 yards the three prior games. He should bounce back against the Jags.
21. DeSean Jackson, Philadelphia Eagles
Jackson didn’t quite have the increase with Foles as Maclin, but he should still be counted on for a good day against Washington.
22. Lance Moore, New Orleans Saints
Moore had 91 yards last week and should continue to be busy as long as Sproles is out. The Raiders have allowed 17 passing touchdowns.
23. Steve Smith, Carolina Panthers
Smith was nearly invisible against Denver. He should rebound against Tampa Bay. The Bucs have allowed a league-high 321.3 yards per game.
24. Darrius Heyward-Bey, Oakland Raiders
DHB is averaging 68.3 yards and 0.5 touchdowns in his past four games. He should add to that number against a bad Saints secondary.
25. Brian Hartline, Miami Dolphins
Hartline has eight receptions in each of his past two games. The Bills have allowed 18 passing touchdowns so perhaps Hartline can find the end zone.
26. Danny Amendola, St. Louis Rams
Amendola caught 11 passes for 102 yards in his return. Expect a ton of targets against the Jets.
27. Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City Chiefs
I’m expecting Bowe to be very busy against the Bengals. I just worry about his production.
28. Torrey Smith, Baltimore Ravens
Torrey has three scores in his past two games, but Pittsburgh will be a stiff test.
29. James Jones, Green Bay Packers
There should be plenty to go around against Detroit.
30. Malcom Floyd, San Diego Chargers
Floyd has scored in back-to-back weeks. Denver doesn’t allow a lot of yards (218.4 per game), but they have allowed 16 touchdown passes.
31. Stevie Johnson, Buffalo Bills
Stevie’s thigh wasn’t an issue against the Patriots as he caught six passes for 86 yards. Miami is allowing 278 yards per game so another strong effort is probable.
32. Mike Williams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Williams is averaging 63.1 yards with five touchdowns in nine games. Freeman has been on fire making Williams a WR3 candidate against Carolina.
33. Michael Crabtree, San Francisco 49ers
Crabtree has averaged 71 yards and 1.5 touchdowns the past two games. The Bears present a tough test.
34. Titus Young, Detroit Lions
Titus is averaging 59 yards and 0.75 touchdowns in his past four games. He should be busy against Green Bay.
35. Donnie Avery, Indianapolis Colts
His hip didn’t bother him last week and has extra time to rest and gear up for the showdown with New England.
36. Cecil Shorts, Jacksonville Jaguars
Shorts is averaging 89 yards and 0.5 touchdowns over the past four games. Houston presents a tough matchup.
37. Brandon Lloyd, New England Patriots
Lloyd only managed 45 yards against the Bills. Though he scored twice in London he only produced 28 yards. He’s a bit of a risky play against the Colts.
38. Anquan Boldin, Baltimore Ravens
Boldin only has one touchdown on the year and is averaging 60.9 yards per game. He has had some success against Pittsburgh in the past, averaging 87 yards and 0.5 touchdowns the past two years.
39. Andre Roberts, Arizona Cardinals
Roberts is averaging 84.7 yards over the past three games. He should be targeted heavily against Atlanta.
40. Emmanuel Sanders, Pittsburgh Steelers
I’m expecting Antonio Brown to be out again making Sanders a borderline option against Baltimore.
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44 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Dr Mel
    November 12th, 2012 at 8:00 pm #

    Is it time to give up on James Jones or do I pick up Jennings? If not should I play Hartline, Julio & Amendola? Thanks!

  2. LestersLegends
    November 12th, 2012 at 8:33 pm #

    I’d play that trio. As for Jones, he probably has a few weeks before Jennings is back.

  3. Dave
    November 13th, 2012 at 7:39 am #

    I was offered Randall Cobb for Welker straight up… what are your thoughts?

  4. LestersLegends
    November 13th, 2012 at 7:51 am #

    I’d rather have Welker long-term.

  5. Anonymous
    November 13th, 2012 at 7:57 am #

    Steve Smith or Amendola this week in a PPR format? I know you have Smith ranked higher, but everyone did last week as well. Amendola had almost a dozen receptions, and Smith had 1…..

  6. LestersLegends
    November 13th, 2012 at 8:12 am #

    Amendola in PPR.

  7. Grant
    November 13th, 2012 at 8:59 am #

    Won a critical matchup this past week … upcoming matchup is even more critical! The fate of the free world depends on this!!! lol

    My team is finally healthy, and I have the perfect problem — lots of good matchups. Current lineup, PPR:

    QB – P. Manning v SD
    WR – Green @ KC
    WR – Amendola vs NYJ
    RB – Richardson @ DAL
    TE – Gronkowski vs IND
    W/T – Fitzgerald @ ATL
    W/R – Spiller vs MIA
    BN – Hartline and others (inconsequential)
    K – Zeurlein v NYJ
    DEF – Miami (yuck) @ BUF

    Sooo … how can I sit Hartline this week? I’m ALMOST thinking about benching Richardson since Dallas is moderate against the run. Thoughts welcome.

    Also, looking to scoop up Cincinnati DEF @ KC for this week.

    Thanks as always.

  8. LestersLegends
    November 13th, 2012 at 9:14 am #

    I like Cincy defense if you can get them. Really tough problem. I couldn’t sit T-Rich, but I hear you. Great matchup to for Hartline. I’d almost think about sitting fitz before t-rich. prob wouldn’t have the guts to do that.

  9. Grant
    November 13th, 2012 at 9:33 am #

    It’s either going to be T-Rich, Fitz, or Hartline on the bench. Honestly, at this point it might be a question of ceilings. Fitz may have the lowest ceiling of the three, sadly.

  10. LestersLegends
    November 13th, 2012 at 9:49 am #


  11. cowboysson!
    November 13th, 2012 at 2:26 pm #

    lester, what is your opinion on these picks. do you think ill lose points for my defense team?
    qb-aaron rodgers, drew brees
    rb- arian foster, doug martin
    wr- doug jones, titus young
    te- randy mcmichael
    k-medlock- carolina
    defense- raiders.

  12. LestersLegends
    November 13th, 2012 at 2:33 pm #

    i do think you’ll lose points using raiders vs. NO.

  13. GRO
    November 14th, 2012 at 1:26 am #

    PPR League, 6 points per TD, 6 points for over 100 yards receiving:
    Due to a bye and a few injuries, I need to pick from the following for a WR2…
    Donnie Avery, Donald Jones, Danario Alexander, Cecil Shorts.
    (All I’m concerned with is this weekend’s production.)

    Normally I’d say Cecil, but up against Houston.

  14. LestersLegends
    November 14th, 2012 at 6:45 am #

    I think I’d go Avery this week.

  15. Nico
    November 14th, 2012 at 11:57 am #

    I have my money maker Victor Cruz on bye.
    I’m playing Heyward-Bey and Malcom Floyd.
    Should I bench either of them for James Jones?

  16. LestersLegends
    November 14th, 2012 at 11:59 am #

    I think you’re playing it right. What other TEs are available?

  17. Nico
    November 14th, 2012 at 12:12 pm #

    TE’s? I have Bennet and Finley only.

  18. Tyler
    November 14th, 2012 at 12:23 pm #

    I have a wr dilemma. I have colston hartline and fitz starting now, but Bowe and Heyward-Bey on bench. I am trying to decide, sit fitz for Bey? I sat bowe bc of the qb problems lately in KC. What do you think?

  19. LestersLegends
    November 14th, 2012 at 12:51 pm #

    Gotcha Nico. Finley has been struggling.
    Tyler – Good matchup for that. I wouldn’t sit Fitz, but that doesn’t mean it’s a bad play.

  20. ROZAY
    November 14th, 2012 at 1:45 pm #

    I have Cruz and Harvin on bye weeks and Julio banged up. Sleeper Alert: Who should I go with Danario Alexander or Josh Gordon.

  21. LestersLegends
    November 14th, 2012 at 2:09 pm #

    I’d say Alexander the way he is trending.

  22. Anonymous
    November 14th, 2012 at 3:06 pm #

    The giants bye week knocked out 3 of my starters.

    Which 3 of these 4 have the best point potential:

    Josh Gordon, LSH, Daniel Thomas, Alexander

  23. LestersLegends
    November 14th, 2012 at 3:25 pm #

    I’d say Gordon is odd man out.

  24. Tega
    November 14th, 2012 at 6:59 pm #

    My WRs are J. Jones, Lloyd, Bowe and Maclin, I can only start two…your thoughts please…

  25. Tega
    November 14th, 2012 at 7:02 pm #

    James Jones

  26. LestersLegends
    November 14th, 2012 at 7:04 pm #

    Julio and Maclin

  27. LestersLegends
    November 14th, 2012 at 7:08 pm #

    Oh. Then bowe

  28. Tega
    November 14th, 2012 at 7:22 pm #


  29. Grant
    November 15th, 2012 at 11:35 am #

    Boy, the boards are BUSY this week Ryan!

    Last call … I’m starting Hartline this week, right? This will give me until Sunday to decide between Fitzgerald and Richardson.

  30. sal
    November 15th, 2012 at 11:36 am #

    Wallace, Welker, Torrey Smith and Hartline…Pick 3…leaning towards Hartline over Wallace bc of Big Ben out and horrible Bills pass D…what do you think, or maybe bench Smith against a tuff Pitt secondary.

  31. LestersLegends
    November 15th, 2012 at 11:52 am #

    Grant – Yes. Love it. I’m a chicken and I would start Fitz. He was my mancrush prior to Julio so maybe I’m a little emotional. I can see it though in PPR. I’m also high on T-Rich.

    Sal – Smith or Wallace. You make a good case for sitting Wallace because of the injury to Big Ben.

  32. Grant
    November 15th, 2012 at 11:58 am #

    I’ve also got the option to sit Amendola vs NYJ, but I feel like he will be busy as usual. I mean, 11 catches last week against SF D? Hard to sit now.

    Either way, it’s a good problem to have, as I figure none of these guys is just going to lay down this week.

  33. LestersLegends
    November 15th, 2012 at 12:02 pm #

    Agree with you there, especially in PPR.

  34. Dr Mel
    November 16th, 2012 at 1:10 am #

    After 2 disappointing weeks is it time to bench Reggie Bush? Also since I was using Hartline to cover my bye weeks & that’s been a bust should a good move be to pick up Beanie Wells for his 11/25 return, or wait for Jennings? Think I need a RB more. As an Ohio State alumni I like Wells. Value your opinion as always, thanks!

  35. LestersLegends
    November 16th, 2012 at 7:55 am #

    I really don’t know what to expect from Beanie, but I think he’s closer to a return than Jennings is. Bush does appear to belong on benches for the foreseeable future.

  36. Dr Mel
    November 16th, 2012 at 11:21 am #

    Ryan – If Julio can’t go this week with his ankle or even if he attempts to, is he a risky play in PPR now that you’ve played Hartline & Bush & have pts to make up. Should I consider Reece or Mindy as a flex RB along with Morris & hope Amendola does as well as I hope with Witten. I still can’t decide between the Cowboys & the Bengals D? I really need to stay in 1st place & I’m not off to a good start. If you know of any pick ups that may help I always welcome your advice. Thanks again!

  37. LestersLegends
    November 16th, 2012 at 11:24 am #

    I would say Reece is the safe play even if Julio goes. If Julio can play, he has the most upside.

  38. Dr Mel
    November 16th, 2012 at 12:47 pm #

    Is Reeve the better option than Morris? Do you still like the Bengals over Dallas? I know Bengals will put up at least 9.0, hard to say what Dallas will do.

  39. Dr Mel
    November 16th, 2012 at 12:48 pm #

    Is Reece the better option than Morris? Do you still like the Bengals over Dallas? I know Bengals will put up at least 9.0, hard to say what Dallas will do.

  40. LestersLegends
    November 16th, 2012 at 1:04 pm #

    I’d use Morris. I like the Bengals a little better, but go with your gut. Fantasypro has dallas 6 and cincy 7.

  41. Dr Mel
    November 16th, 2012 at 3:56 pm #

    It looks like Julio is not going to go Sunday which puts me in a bit of a jam. Since Hartline was my flex I can’t edit him for Reece. Should I sub Julio with Torrey Smith or should I pick up Crabtree or Andre Roberts? I don’t know what gives me the best option with Julio out & Cruz on a bye. Thanks!!!

  42. LestersLegends
    November 16th, 2012 at 4:03 pm #

    I think I’d go with Torrey. At least you have some good options. I may be stuck using D. Alexander and J-Stew for Julio and Ryan Mathews this week.

  43. Dr Mel
    November 16th, 2012 at 4:59 pm #

    Thanks! Should I pick up Jennings, Crabtree, or Roberts for week 12 since I know Hartline isn’t a good option down the line? I know Jennings may not be back until week 13. If I get through this week injury free I should be in good shape.

  44. LestersLegends
    November 16th, 2012 at 5:44 pm #


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