Week 12 Fantasy Football Rankings 2018

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Welcome to the week 12 fantasy football rankings! The following rankings have taken into account all of the most recent injuries and break out performances from week 11 to best help you set your lineup in week 12. Use the rankings as your guide for stat sit decisions and good luck in week 12!

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  1. Drew Brees, NO QB vs. ATL
  2. Matt Ryan, ATL QB at NO
  3. Andrew Luck, IND QB vs. MIA
  4. Cam Newton, CAR QB vs. SEA
  5. Aaron Rodgers, GB QB at MIN
  6. Russell Wilson, SEA QB at CAR
  7. Carson Wentz, PHI WB vs. NYG
  8. Kirk Cousins, MIN QB vs. GB
  9. Mitch Trubisky, CHI QB at DET
  10. Tom Brady, NE QB at NYJ
  11. Ben Roethlisberger, PIT QB at DEN
  12. Philip Rivers, LAC QB vs. ARI
  13. Baker Mayfield, CLE QB at CIN
  14. Jameis Winston, TB QB vs. SF
  15. Deshaun Watson, HOU QB vs. TEN

Andrew Luck has been unbelievably reliable this year especially after the shoulder injury that kept him out last year. Luck has been proving all of his doubters wrong throwing 3 TDs or more in the past 7 games. It hasn’t even mattered if he had all of his star players or not, Luck always finds a way to get it done. This week was T.Y. Hiltons turn when he scored 2 TD’s from Luck including a beautifully thorn 60+ yard TD. This week Luck faces the Miami Dolphins who are 13th worst against the pass on a passing yards per game basis. I expect Luck will continue his 3+ TD streak this week against the struggling Dolphins. Fantasy Projection: 350 yards 4 TDs

Welp… the ping pong game of Buccaneers QBs continued in week 11 when Ryan Fitzpatrick was pulled from the game and Jameis Winston was put back in. It looks like Winston will be starting again this week and although I don’t expect he has a huge week I do see him falling in the top 15 against the 49ers. The 49ers are exactly in the middle of the pack against the pass which isn’t the best matchup for Winston. The main boost to Winston actually comes from how bad his defense is. The Buccaneers are going to be down quick even against the 49ers and Winston will have to throw to keep up. Fantasy Projection: 268 yards 2 TDs

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Running Back
  1. Melvin Gordon, LAC RB vs. ARI
  2. Alvin Kamara, NO RB vs. ATL
  3. Saquon Barkley, NYG RB at PHI
  4. Joe Mixon, CIN RB vs. CLE
  5. David Johnson, ARI RB at LAC
  6. Ezekiel Elliott, DAL RB vs. WAS
  7. Nick Chubb, CLE RB at CIN
  8. Leonard Fournette, JAC RB at BUF
  9. James Conner, PIT RB at DEN
  10. Christian McCaffrey, CAR RB vs. SEA
  11. Marlon Mack, IND RB vs. MIA
  12. Matt Breida, SF RB at TB
  13. Sony Michel, NE RB at NYJ
  14. Aaron Jones, GB RB at MIN
  15. Philip Lindsay, DEN RB vs. PIT

Nick Chubb absolutely BLEW UP in week 10 when he rushed for 176 yards and 1 TD while adding 33 yards through the air on 3 receptions for ANOTHER TD. Chubb is really taking his new workhorse role and proving that he can be a stud RB in this league. Chubb has another juicy matchup in week 12 when he faces the Bengals. The Bengals are the worst defense against the run on a rushing yards per game basis and have allowed 13 rushing TDs over the season tied for second worst. This is yet another chance for Chubb to show off his RB1 potential and I know he will exceed expectations yet again. Fantasy Projection: 85 yards rushing 1 TD 3 receptions 23 yards

Leonard Fournette looked MORE than healthy in week 11 against the Pittsburgh Steelers when he rushed for 95 and 1 TD and added 46 yards through the air on 2 receptions. Fournette looks like he’s back to his RB1 form and when he is healthy he is near matchup proof. Fournette faces the Bills this week ho re 10th best against the run. This is not the best matchup for Fournette, but based on his elite skill alone I expect him to end up in in the top 10 RBs this week. Fantasy Projection: 80 yards rushing 1 TD 2 receptions 15 yards.

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Wide Receivers
  1. Julio Jones, ATL WR at NO
  2. Odell Beckham Jr., NYG WR at PHI
  3. Michael Thomas, NO WR vs. ATL
  4. Antonio Brown, PIT WR at DEN
  5. Mike Evans, TB WR vs. SF
  6. DeAndre Hopkins, HOU QB vs. TEN
  7. Adam Thielen, MIN WR vs. GB
  8. Davante Adams, GB WR at MIN
  9. T.Y. Hilton, IND WR vs. MIA
  10. Keenan Allen, LAC WR vs. ARI
  11. A.J. Green, CIN WR vs. CLE
  12. Kenny Golladay, DET WR vs. CHI
  13. Jarvis Landry, CLE WR at CIN
  14. Alshon Jeffery, PHI WR vs. NYG
  15. JuJu Smith-Schuster, PIT WR at DEN
  16. Josh Gordon, NE WR at NYJ
  17. Stefon Diggs, MIN WR vs. GB
  18. Amari Cooper, DAL WR vs. WAS
  19. Allen Robinson, CHI WR at DET
  20. Tyler Boyd, CIN WR vs. CLE
  21. Julian Edelman, NE WR at NYJ
  22. Larry Fitzgerald, ARI WR at LAC
  23. Doug Baldwin, SEA WR at CAR
  24. Emmanuel Sanders, DEN vs. PIT
  25. Calvin Ridley, ATL WR at NO

Kenny Golladay finally had his breakout game against the Panthers in week 11 with the other main target (Marvin Jones) out for the game. Golladay had 8 receptions for 113 yards and 1 INCREDIBLE TD. Golladay saw his targets increase to 14 in the absence of Jones and will continue to see this increase as long as he is out. I expect Jones to be out again this week on Thursday against the Bears. The Bears are an extremely tough defense, but with Golladay’s incereased usage and his dominant stature I expect him to continue putting up WR1 numbers. Fantasy Projection: 9 receptions 85 yards 1 TD

Doug Baldwin had an OK week in week 11 against the Packers when he had 7 reception for 52 yards and 1 TD. Prior to the games Baldwin said for the first time that he finally has no pain. This resulted in Baldwin’s highest target total of the season (10) and is a great sign for fantasy owners moving forward. Baldwin faces the Panthers this week who are 12th worst against opposing receivers. If Baldwin continues to see this elevated level of targets I expect him to flash his WR1/2 upside. Fantasy Projection: 6 receptions 60 yards .5 TD

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Tight Ends
  1. Zach Ertz, PHI TE vs. NYG
  2. George Kittle, SF TE at TB
  3. David Njoku, CLE TE at CIN
  4. Rob Gronkowski, NE TE at NYJ
  5. Jordan Reed, WAS TE at DAL
  6. Greg Olsen, CAR TE vs. SEA
  7. O.J. Howard, TB TE vs. SF
  8. Eric Ebron, IND TE vs. MIA
  9. Vance McDonald, PIT TE at
  10. DEN Jared Cook, OAK TE at BAL
  11. C.J. Uzomah, CIN TE vs. CLE
  12. Trey Burton, CHI TE at DET

In week 11 QB Alex Smith suffered a devastating injury that led to Colt McCoy taking over. In Smith’s absence, Jordan Reed put together one of his best game of the season with 7 receptions for 71 yards and 1 TD. This could be signs of things to come for Reed with McCoy at the helm which is why he is ranked in the top 5 this week. Fantasy Projection: 6 receptions 55 yards .5 TDs

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