Fantasy Football Week 12 WR Rankings: Nelson Agholor, Diontae Johnson Rise

Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings Week 12

Getty JuJu Smith-Schuster #19 and Diontae Johnson #18 of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrate after Johnson's touchdown during the first half of the game against the New York Jets.

Welcome to our Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings for Week 12 of the 2020 NFL regular season. This week, Stefon Diggs, Allen Robinson and a slew of viable pass-catching options return from a bye. Diontae Johnson looks to be emerging as Big Ben’s go-to target in Pittsburgh. Plus, is either Nelson Agholor or Damiere Byrd trustworthy moving forward? Let’s take a look.

* If you’re looking for more information on how to best set your lineup this coming week check out our Week 12 WR Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em.

Reminder: These rankings are based on full-PPR scoring formats.

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Wide Receiver Outlook Week 12

Don’t get me wrong, Chase Claypool is an animal. 10 TDs in 10 career games is no small task. However, right now, the player who many thought Claypool would quickly make fantasy irrelevant, is now the Steelers wideout to own. Diontae Johnson (WR17) has seen 10-plus targets in four of his last five games, including a season-high 16 in Week 11. Furthermore, he’s topped 110 receiving yards in back-to-back games. Baltimore presents a tough matchup on paper, but they did allow 113 yards to Corey Davis this past week. Plus, of the past two WRs to see double-digit targets against the Ravens, each has recorded at least six receptions and 75 receiving yards, combing for an average output of eight receptions for 96.5 yards and one total TD.

Nelson Agholor (WR49) saw nine targets in Week 11, the same amount he had in the previous three weeks combined. The Raiders pass offense isn’t reliant on their receivers enough to make Agholor a weekly play. With that said, he’s clearly carved out a sizeable enough role to warrant being placed squarely on the flex radar depending on matchups, and this week’s matchup may just be one of them. With six TDs under his belt this year, Agholor takes on a Falcons defense that has allowed the most passing TDs and second-most receiving yards to WRs this season.

Damiere Byrd (WR59) exploded for 132 receiving yards (career-high) and 26.3 points in Week 11. His TD against the Texans was just the second receiving TD by a New England WR all season long. While the Patriots’ passing game remains inconsistent, his somewhat constant target share makes him worthy of being rostered in more than 2% of Yahoo leagues, as he is at this moment. Seeing 16 targets come his way in two of the last three games, Byrd gets a Cardinals defense in Week 12 who, since their Week 8 bye, has allowed six receiving TDs to the position. 


Week 12 Fantasy Rankings: Wide Receiver 

Rankings
[QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs | DEF | Ks]

Start-Sit
[QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs | DEF | Ks]

Matchup: Great l Avg l Tough

#

Wide Receivers TEAM

Opp.

1

Tyreek Hill KC

@ TB

2

DeAndre Hopkins ARI

@ NE

3

Davante Adams GB

vs. CHI

4

Calvin Ridley ATL

vs. LV

5

Michael Thomas NO

@ DEN

6

DK Metcalf SEA

@ PHI

7

Keenan Allen LAC

@ BUF

8

Adam Thielen MIN

vs. CAR

9

Julio Jones ATL  INJ

vs. LV

10

Tyler Lockett SEA

@ PHI

11

Stefon Diggs BUF

vs. LAC

12

Terry McLaurin WAS

@ DAL

13

Kenny Golladay DET INJ

vs. HOU

14

Chris Godwin TB

vs. KC

15

Will Fuller V HOU

@ DET

16

A.J. Brown TEN

@ IND

17

Diontae Johnson PIT

vs. BAL

18

Amari Cooper DAL

vs. WAS

19

Brandin Cooks HOU

@ DET

20

Allen Robinson II CHI

@ GB

21

Mike Evans TB

vs. KC

22

Sterling Shepard NYG

@ CIN

23

D.J. Moore CAR

@ MIN

24

Robert Woods LAR

vs. SF

25

JuJu Smith-Schuster PIT

vs. BAL

26

Brandon Aiyuk SF

@ LAR

27

Tim Patrick DEN

vs. NO

28

Antonio Brown TB

vs. KC

29

Curtis Samuel CAR

@ MIN

30

Cooper Kupp LAR

vs. SF

31

Darius Slayton NYG 

@ CIN

32

Cole Beasley BUF

vs. LAC

33

Chase Claypool PIT

vs. BAL

34

Christian Kirk ARI

@ NE

35

Tyler Boyd CIN

vs. NYG

36

Jalen Reagor PHI

vs. SEA

37

Deebo Samuel SF INJ

@ LAR

38

Michael Pittman Jr. IND

vs. TEN

39

Justin Jefferson MIN

vs. CAR

40

Robby Anderson CAR

@ MIN

41

Corey Davis TEN

@ IND

42

DeVante Parker MIA

@ NYJ

43

Jakobi Meyers NE

vs. ARI

44

Jerry Jeudy DEN

vs. NO

45

Marvin Jones Jr. DET

vs. HOU

46

D.J. Chark Jr. JAC

vs. CLE

47

Mike Williams LAC

@ BUF

48

Emmanuel Sanders NO

@ DEN

49

Nelson Agholor LV

@ ATL

50

Keelan Cole JAC

vs. CLE

51

Russell Gage ATL

vs. LV

52

CeeDee Lamb DAL

vs. WAS

53

M. Valdes-Scantling GB

vs. CHI

54

Jarvis Landry CLE

@ JAC

55

Travis Fulgham PHI

vs. SEA

56

Breshad Perriman NYJ

vs. MIA

57

Laviska Shenault Jr. JAC INJ

vs. CLE

58

Jamison Crowder NYJ

vs. MIA

59

Damiere Byrd NE

vs. ARI

60

Josh Reynolds LAR

vs. SF

61

Anthony Miller CHI

@ GB

62

Cordarrelle Patterson CHI

@ GB

63

Dez Bryant BAL

@ PIT

64

Marquise Brown BAL

@ PIT

65

T.Y. Hilton IND

vs. TEN

66

Darnell Mooney CHI

@ GB

67

A.J. Green CIN

vs. NYG

68

Hunter Renfrow LV

@ ATL

69

Michael Gallup DAL

vs. WAS

70

Rashard Higgins CLE

@ JAC

71

John Brown BUF

vs. LAC

72

Greg Ward PHI

vs. SEA

73

Sammy Watkins KC INJ

@ TB

74

DaeSean Hamilton DEN

vs. NO

75

David Moore SEA

@ PHI

76

Marvin Hall DET

vs. HOU

77

Tee Higgins CIN

vs. NYG

78

Allen Lazard GB

vs. CHI

79

Danny Amendola DET INJ

vs. HOU

80

Henry Ruggs III LV

@ ATL

81

Jakeem Grant MIA

@ NYJ

82

Kendrick Bourne SF

@ LAR

83

Zach Pascal IND

vs. TEN

84

Denzel Mims NYJ

vs. MIA

85

Isaiah Wright WAS

@ DAL

86

Richie James SF

@ LAR

87

Steven Sims Jr. WAS

@ DAL

88

Larry Fitzgerald ARI

@ NE

89

Olamide Zaccheaus ATL

vs. LV

90

Mecole Hardman KC

@ TB

91

Cam Sims WAS

@ DAL

92

Demarcus Robinson KC

@ TB

93

KhaDarel Hodge CLE

@ JAC

94

N’Keal Harry NE

vs. ARI

95

Golden Tate NYG

@ CIN

96

Deonte Harris NO

@ DEN

97

Tre’Quan Smith NO

@ DEN

98

Braxton Berrios NYJ

vs. MIA

99

Chris Conley JAC

vs. CLE

100

Marcus Johnson IND

vs. TEN

101

Austin Mack NYG

@ CIN

102

Cedrick Wilson DAL

vs. WAS

103

Scotty Miller TB

vs. KC

104

Adam Humphries TEN

@ IND

105

Marquez Callaway NO

@ DEN

106

Trent Taylor SF

@ LAR

107

Kenny Stills HOU

@ DET

108

Byron Pringle KC

@ TB

109

Tyler Johnson TB

vs. KC

110

Van Jefferson LAR

vs. SF

111

KJ Hamler DEN

vs. NO

112

Willie Snead IV BAL

@ PIT

113

Andy Isabella ARI

@ NE

114

Jeff Smith NYJ

vs. MIA

115

James Washington PIT

vs. BAL

116

Mike Thomas CIN

vs. NYG

117

Bryan Edwards LV

@ ATL

118

Miles Boykin BAL

@ PIT

119

Isaiah McKenzie BUF

vs. LAC

120

Isaiah Ford NE

vs. ARI

121

Jalen Guyton LAC

@ BUF

123

Christian Blake ATL

vs. LV

124

Ray-Ray McCloud PIT

vs. BAL

125

Kalif Raymond TEN

@ IND

126

Devin Duvernay BAL

@ PIT

127

DeMichael Harris IND

vs. TEN

128

Olabisi Johnson MIN

vs. CAR

129

Alshon Jeffery PHI

vs. SEA

130

Gabriel Davis BUF

vs. LAC

131

Collin Johnson JAC

vs. CLE

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