Derek Tate’s Fantasy Football Week 12 WR Rankings: Do You Need To Start Tank Dell, Stefon Diggs, and Davante Adams?

With several games already behind us in Week 12, who are the top options to consider for your starting fantasy football lineup at the WR position?

The 2023 NFL season continues to fly by at a record pace and fantasy football managers have plenty of tough start/sit decisions ahead of them for Week 12.

After four games are already complete from Thanksgiving and Black Friday, who do you need to be looking to start confidently this weekend?

Here are my latest Week 12 WR rankings to help guide you as you set your lineups. All rankings are in 1QB and half-PPR scoring formats.

Which WR Should You Start in Fantasy Football?

More Positional Rankings From Tate: QB | RB | TE

1) A.J. Brown | PHI (vs. BUF)
2) Tyreek Hill | MIA (at NYJ)
3) Amon-Ra St. Brown | DET (vs. GB)
4) CeeDee Lamb | DAL (vs. WAS)
5) Stefon Diggs | BUF (at PHI)
6) Keenan Allen | LAC (vs. BAL)
7) Puka Nacua | LAR (at ARI)
8) Justin Jefferson | MIN (vs. CHI) (Questionable)
9) Brandon Aiyuk | SF (at SEA)
10) DJ Moore | CHI (at MIN)
11) Jaylen Waddle | MIA (at NYJ)
12) Chris Olave | NO (at ATL)
13) Adam Thielen | CAR (at TEN)
14) DeVonta Smith | PHI (vs. BUF)
15) Christian Kirk | JAX (at HOU)
16) Mike Evans | TB (at IND)
17) Garrett Wilson | NYJ (vs. MIA)
18) Terry McLaurin | WAS (at DAL)
19) Michael Pittman Jr. | IND (vs. TB)
20) Deebo Samuel | SF (at SEA)

21) Tank Dell | HOU (vs. JAX)
22) Cooper Kupp | LAR (at ARI)
23) Ja’Marr Chase | CIN (vs. PIT)
24) DK Metcalf | SEA (vs. SF)
25) Davante Adams | LV (vs. KC)
26) Calvin Ridley | JAX (at HOU)
27) Nico Collins | HOU (vs. JAX)
28) Josh Downs | IND (vs. TB)
29) Rashee Rice | KC (at LV)
30) Zay Flowers | BAL (at LAC)
31) Marquise Brown | ARI (vs. LAR)
32) Diontae Johnson | PIT (at CIN)
33) DeAndre Hopkins | TEN (vs. CAR)
34) Courtland Sutton | DEN (vs. CLE)
35) Rashid Shaheed | NO (at ATL)
36) Drake London | ATL (vs. NO)
37) Demario Douglas | NE (at NYG)
38) Tyler Lockett | SEA (vs. SF)
39) Chris Godwin | TB (at IND)
40) Amari Cooper | CLE (at DEN)

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41) Jordan Addison | MIN (vs. CHI)
42) George Pickens | PIT (at CIN)
43) Tyler Boyd | CIN (vs. PIT)
44) Christian Watson | GB (at DET)
45) Odell Beckham Jr. | BAL (at LAC)
46) Romeo Doubs | GB (at DET)
47) Gabe Davis | BUF (at PHI)
48) Jayden Reed | GB (at DET)
49) Jahan Dotson | WAS (at DAL)
50) Jerry Jeudy | DEN (vs. CLE)
51) Jakobi Meyers | LV (vs. KC)
52) Khalil Shakir | BUF (at PHI)
53) Rondale Moore | ARI (vs. LAR)
54) Jaxon Smith-Njigba | SEA (vs. SF)
55) Jonathan Mingo | CAR (at TEN)

56) Brandin Cooks | DAL (vs. WAS)
57) Quentin Johnston | LAC (vs. BAL)
58) Curtis Samuel | WAS (at DAL)
59) Trenton Irwin | CIN (vs. PIT)
60) Robert Woods | HOU (vs. JAX)
61) Elijah Moore | CLE (at DEN)
62) Tutu Atwell | LAR (at ARI)
63) Darnell Mooney | CHI (at MIN)
64) Josh Reynolds | DET (vs. GB)
65) K.J. Osborn | MIN (vs. CHI)
66) Darius Slayton | NYG (vs. NE)
67) Rashod Bateman | BAL (at LAC)
68) Wan’Dale Robinson | NYG (vs. NE)
69) Jameson Williams | DET (vs. GB)
70) Zay Jones | JAX (at HOU)

71) Kyle Philips | TEN (vs. CAR)
72) Marvin Mims Jr. | DEN (vs. CLE)
73) Marquez Valdes-Scantling | KC (at LV)
74) Michael Gallup | DAL (vs. WAS)
75) Trey Palmer | TB (at IND)
76) Cedric Tillman | CLE (at DEN)
77) DJ Chark Jr. | CAR (at TEN)
78) Nick Westbrook-Ikhine | TEN (vs. CAR)
79) Justin Watson | KC (at LV)
80) Brandon Powell | MIN (vs. CHI)
81) Hunter Renfrow | LV (vs. KC)
82) Skyy Moore | KC (at LV)
83) Jalin Hyatt | NYG (vs. NE)
84) Kadarius Toney | KC (at LV)
85) Mecole Hardman Jr. | KC (at LV)

86) Jalen Tolbert | DAL (vs. WAS)
87) Nelson Agholor | BAL (at LAC)
88) Cedrick Wilson Jr. | MIA (at NYJ)
89) Kalif Raymond | DET (vs. GB)
90) Jauan Jennings | SF (at SEA)
91) Derius Davis | LAC (vs. BAL)
92) Dyami Brown | WAS (at DAL)
93) Allen Robinson II | PIT (at CIN)
94) Chris Moore | TEN (vs. CAR)
95) Tyler Scott | CHI (at MIN)
96) Xavier Gipson | NYJ (vs. MIA)
97) Isaiah Hodgins | NYG (vs. NE)
98) Jake Bobo | SEA (vs. SF)
99) Calvin Austin III | PIT (at CIN)
100) Olamide Zaccheaus | PHI (vs. BUF)

The Top WRs To Start in Week 12

Zay Flowers, WR, Baltimore Ravens

If you listen closely, you can still hear the echo from the fantasy managers of Baltimore Ravens WR Zay Flowers after a phantom holding call eliminated a gorgeous 68-yard catch and run for a score, which drastically changed Flowers’ fantasy outing against the Bengals on Thursday Night Football.

Baltimore just lost QB Lamar Jackson’s favorite security blanket, with TE Mark Andrews sustaining a significant ankle injury that could potentially sideline him for the rest of the 2023 season. However, that bodes very well for Flowers’ fantasy outlook moving forward.

This week, the Ravens will face a Chargers defense that gives up more yards through the air — an average of 291 yards per game, to be exact — than any other team in the league this season. Start Flowers with confidence in Week 12.

Adam Thielen, WR, Carolina Panthers

After a pair of lackluster fantasy outings, Carolina Panthers WR Adam Thielen got back on track against the Dallas Cowboys with eight receptions for 74 yards on 11 targets to produce his seventh 15+ fantasy-point performance in PPR formats this season.

The veteran WR may not be able to separate like his glory days in Minnesota, but the savvy wideout still has enough tricks in the bag to take advantage of a Tennessee Titans secondary that just got torched by the Jacksonville Jaguars’ struggling passing game.

Looking to make a trade in your fantasy league? Having trouble deciding who to start and who to sit? Setting DFS lineups? Check out PFN’s Free Fantasy Football Trade Analyzer, Start/Sit Optimizer, and DFS Lineup Optimizer to help you make the right decision!

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