Yates’ Early Week 12 Fantasy Football WR Rankings: Do You Need To Start Mike Evans, Garrett Wilson, and Calvin Ridley?

It's never too early to look ahead to setting your fantasy football lineups! With that in mind, here are the early Week 12 WR fantasy football rankings.

It’s not even officially Week 12 yet, but that’s not going to stop us from looking ahead to the next week of action and helping you get ready to dominate your fantasy football lineups! Especially on a shortened week, we need to know who to confidently start.

Who do you need to be starting this week at the WR position? Let’s dive into my early Week 12 rankings to find out!

Which WR Should You Start in Fantasy Football?

1) A.J. Brown | PHI (vs. BUF)
2) Amon-Ra St. Brown | DET (vs. GB)
3) Stefon Diggs | BUF (at PHI)
4) Tyreek Hill | MIA (at NYJ)
5) CeeDee Lamb | DAL (vs. WAS)
6) Keenan Allen | LAC (vs. BAL)
7) Cooper Kupp | LAR (at ARI)
8) Brandon Aiyuk | SF (at SEA)
9) Chris Olave | NO (at ATL)
10) Mike Evans | TB (at IND)
11) Davante Adams | LV (vs. KC)
12) Jaylen Waddle | MIA (at NYJ)
13) DeVonta Smith | PHI (vs. BUF)
14) Christian Kirk | JAX (at HOU)
15) Justin Jefferson | MIN (vs. CHI)

16) Nico Collins | HOU (vs. JAX)
17) Garrett Wilson | NYJ (vs. MIA)
18) Adam Thielen | CAR (at TEN)
19) Michael Pittman Jr. | IND (vs. TB)
20) Deebo Samuel | SF (at SEA)
21) Puka Nacua | LAR (at ARI)
22) Ja’Marr Chase | CIN (vs. PIT)
23) DK Metcalf | SEA (vs. SF)
24) Calvin Ridley | JAX (at HOU)
25) Terry McLaurin | WAS (at DAL)
26) Tank Dell | HOU (vs. JAX)
27) Rashee Rice | KC (at LV)
28) Zay Flowers | BAL (at LAC)
29) DJ Moore | CHI (at MIN)
30) Marquise Brown | ARI (vs. LAR)

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31) DeAndre Hopkins | TEN (vs. CAR)
32) Courtland Sutton | DEN (vs. CLE)
33) Rashid Shaheed | NO (at ATL)
34) Drake London | ATL (vs. NO)
35) Diontae Johnson | PIT (at CIN)
36) Tyler Lockett | SEA (vs. SF)
37) Tee Higgins | CIN (vs. PIT)
38) Chris Godwin | TB (at IND)
39) Amari Cooper | CLE (at DEN)
40) Jordan Addison | MIN (vs. CHI)
41) Tyler Boyd | CIN (vs. PIT)
42) Gabe Davis | BUF (at PHI)
43) Jahan Dotson | WAS (at DAL)
44) Josh Downs | IND (vs. TB)
45) Jerry Jeudy | DEN (vs. CLE)
46) Jakobi Meyers | LV (vs. KC)
47) Michael Thomas | NO (at ATL)
48) Jayden Reed | GB (at DET)
49) George Pickens | PIT (at CIN)
50) Odell Beckham Jr. | BAL (at LAC)
51) Jaxon Smith-Njigba | SEA (vs. SF)
52) Rondale Moore | ARI (vs. LAR)
53) Christian Watson | GB (at DET)
54) Romeo Doubs | GB (at DET)
55) Brandin Cooks | DAL (vs. WAS)
56) Demario Douglas | NE (at NYG)
57) Jonathan Mingo | CAR (at TEN)
58) Curtis Samuel | WAS (at DAL)
59) Quentin Johnston | LAC (vs. BAL)
60) Trenton Irwin | CIN (vs. PIT)

61) Robert Woods | HOU (vs. JAX)
62) Elijah Moore | CLE (at DEN)
63) Tutu Atwell | LAR (at ARI)
64) Josh Reynolds | DET (vs. GB)
65) Khalil Shakir | BUF (at PHI)
66) Darnell Mooney | CHI (at MIN)
67) K.J. Osborn | MIN (vs. CHI)
68) Darius Slayton | NYG (vs. NE)
69) Rashod Bateman | BAL (at LAC)
70) Jameson Williams | DET (vs. GB)
71) Wan’Dale Robinson | NYG (vs. NE)
72) Zay Jones | JAX (at HOU)
73) Kyle Philips | TEN (vs. CAR)
74) Marvin Mims Jr. | DEN (vs. CLE)
75) Michael Gallup | DAL (vs. WAS)
76) Allen Lazard | NYJ (vs. MIA)
77) Marquez Valdes-Scantling | KC (at LV)
78) Trey Palmer | TB (at IND)
79) Cedric Tillman | CLE (at DEN)
80) DJ Chark | CAR (at TEN)
81) Nick Westbrook-Ikhine | TEN (vs. CAR)
82) Justin Watson | KC (at LV)
83) Brandon Powell | MIN (vs. CHI)
84) Hunter Renfrow | LV (vs. KC)
85) Skyy Moore | KC (at LV)
86) Mack Hollins | ATL (vs. NO)
87) Jalen Tolbert | DAL (vs. WAS)
88) Dontayvion Wicks | GB (at DET)
89) Jalin Hyatt | NYG (vs. NE)
90) Kadarius Toney | KC (at LV)

Top WRs To Start in Week 12

Puka Nacua, Los Angeles Rams

It had been a while since we had last seen Puka Nacua put up a solid fantasy football performance. After finishing as the WR5 in half-PPR scoring formats back in Week 7, Nacua had failed to cross into the top 50 in the two games following.

Add on a bye week, and Nacua’s fantasy managers were starving for a decent showing. They certainly got it in Week 11 against the Seattle Seahawks with five receptions for 70 yards and a touchdown.

Moving into next week, though, Nacua may end up being even higher in the fantasy rankings, pending what news comes out regarding Cooper Kupp.

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Kupp left yesterday’s matchup against the Seahawks early and did not return, which is never a good sign for the player returning immediately the next week and operating at 100%. We’ll need to monitor the practice reports this week for news on Kupp, but even if he does make it back, he’s surely going to be limited.

In a positive matchup against the Arizona Cardinals secondary, Nacua could go back to seeing the type of production that he did over the first month of the season when he was the only show in town. He’s a solid start in Week 12.

Gabe Davis, Buffalo Bills

Yeah, this one’s going to take some convincing — I get it. It’s not easy to recommend a player who literally didn’t even show up on the box score in Week 11 because he didn’t register a single target. However, Davis belongs in your starting lineup as a Flex option at the very least in Week 12.

The Philadelphia Eagles have been picked apart by opposing passing games this season. Going into their bout with the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday Night Football, they’re allowing the second-most fantasy points per contest to wide receivers this year. A matchup like this is simply too favorable to let someone with Davis’ upside sit on your bench.

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