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Fantasy Football Start 'Em Sit 'Em 2022 NFL Week 12: Wide receiver rankings

Terry McLaurin and Darnell Mooney
Terry McLaurin and Darnell Mooney

Wide receivers are in the deepest position in Fantasy Football. They are more capable of providing solid weekly value than any other position. This is especially true for Week 12 with a full slate of 16 NFL games featuring all 32 teams.

No team will have a bye week, so fantasy managers will have all healthy options available.

With a long list of legitimate options at wide receiver, it's important to have a strategy when deciding who to plug into the starting lineup in Fantasy Football. Analyzing their recent individual performances and direct weekly matchups is a beneficial way to sort through the options.

NFL Week 12 Fantasy Football Wide Receivers: Start 'Em

Michael Pittman - Indianapolis Colts vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

Indianapolis Colts WR Michael Pittman
Indianapolis Colts WR Michael Pittman

Michael Pittman got off to a strong start to the 2022 Fantasy Football season. He finished among the top five wide receivers twice in his first five games this year with new quarterback Matt Ryan. Pittman's production regressed when Ryan was benched.

Ryan is back under center, which should help Pittman's numbers in Fantasy Football for the rest of the 2022 season. Week 12 offers an excellent opportunity to get back on track. The Pittsburgh Steelers allow the most fantasy points per game to wide receivers.

Terry McLaurin - Washington Commanders vs. Atlanta Falcons

Washington Commanders WR Terry McLaurin
Washington Commanders WR Terry McLaurin

Terry McLaurin has been a consistent contributor during the 2022 Fantasy Football season. He has finished within the top 30 wide receivers seven times this season. He has remained solid despite the Washington Commanders making a quarterback change from Carson Wentz to Taylor Heinicke.

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McLaurin will look to keep things rolling in Week 12 in an ideal matchup with the Atlanta Falcons. They have struggled to cover wide receivers this year, allowing the fourth-most fantasy points per game to the position.

Christian Kirk - Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Baltimore Ravens

Jacksonville Jaguars WR Christian Kirk
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Christian Kirk

Christian Kirk is quietly having an excellent 2022 Fantasy Football season. He currently ranks among the top 10 wide receivers in total PPR points this year. He has also been hot lately, turning in his top two performances of the 2022 season in each of his last two games.

Kirk is in a favorable situation in Week 12 to continue his strong season. Trevor Lawrence will likely have to throw the ball often to keep up the pace with the Baltimore Ravens. They are also one of only eight teams allowing 30 PPR points per game to opposing wide receiver groups.

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NFL Week 12 Fantasy Football Wide Receivers: Sit 'Em

DJ Moore - Carolina Panthers vs. Denver Broncos

Carolina Panthers WR DJ Moore
Carolina Panthers WR DJ Moore

DJ Moore has been one of the most disappointing wide receivers during the 2022 Fantasy Football season so far. It hasn't necessarily been his fault as the Carolina Panthers have some of the worst quarterback production in the NFL. Baker Mayfield and PJ Walker each failed to captialize on their opportunities.

The Panthers are now heading back to Sam Darnold to once again take over as their starting quarterback. While this may help Moore for the rest of the season, he should still be avoided in Week 12. The Denver Broncos allow the second-fewest fantasy points per game to wide receivers.

Darnell Mooney - Chicago Bears vs. New York Jets

Chicago Bears WR Darnell Mooney
Chicago Bears WR Darnell Mooney

Darnell Mooney is a solid streaming wide receiver in the right matchups. He has finished within the top 30 wide receivers in PPR points five times this season. Week 12 doesn't provide him with a favorable situation. The New York Jets allow the third-fewest fantasy points per game to wide receivers.

Further complicating Mooney's outlook in Fantasy Football for Week 12 is an unfortunate injury to Justin Fields. With the uncertainty at the quarterback position, Mooney is better off being avoided this week.

Diontae Johnson - Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Indianapolis Colts

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Diontae Johnson
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Diontae Johnson

Diontae Johnson is having a frustrating 2022 Fantasy Football season. He currently ranks eighth in total targets this year, but hasn't been able to do much with his high volume. He currently ranks just 42nd in total fantasy points among wide receivers.

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While Johnson should be expected to be heavily involved in the Pittsburgh Steelers' passing game again in Week 12, he faces a challenging situation to get more out of his usage. The Indianapolis Colts are the top-ranked fantasy defense against wide receivers.

Top 10 Fantasy Football WRs in NFL Week 12

  1. Stefon Diggs, Buffalo Bills vs. Detroit Lions
  2. Tyreek Hill, Miami Dolphins vs. Houston Texans
  3. Davante Adams, Las Vegas Raiders vs. Seattle Seahawks
  4. CeeDee Lamb, Dallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants
  5. DeAndre Hopkins, Arizona Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Chargers
  6. Tee Higgins, Cincinnati Bengals vs. Tennessee Titans
  7. Justin Jefferson, Minnesota Vikings vs. New England Patriots
  8. Amon-Ra St. Brown, Detroit Lions vs. Buffalo Bills
  9. Terry McLaurin, Washington Commanders vs. Atlanta Falcons
  10. Jaylen Waddle, Miami Dolphins vs. Houston Texans

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