Week 12 PPR Rankings: WR

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There are plenty of wide receiver injuries (JuJu Smith-Schuster, Tyler Lockett, T.Y. Hilton, Will Fuller, Alshon Jeffery, Brandin Cooks, etc.), bye weeks (Cardinals, Chargers, Chiefs, Vikings), shaky QBs, and bad matchups to worry about, but before we really get into our Week 12 fantasy WR PPR rankings, let's take a moment to point out some positives.

For starters, owning Michael Thomas in a PPR league is really unfair. He has 19 more receptions than any other wideout and 32 more catches than the three WRs who rank tied for fifth in that statistic. He's an absolute machine, regardless of who his QB is and who he's facing.

WEEK 12 NON-PPR RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

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Also, we have to credit to two "deep threats" who are racking up receptions at much more steady rates this year: John Brown and Marvin Jones. Brown is nine receptions away from tying his previous career high for catches in a season (65), and Jones' catch percentage has improved this year to 76 percent, which is over 20 percentage points higher than last season and over 12 percent higher than his previous career best. Both are in the top 17 for receptions by wide receivers this year. Lockett is another "big-play" receiver who has become a valuable PPR guy, ranking tied for fifth in WR catches.

WEEK 12 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Tight end

OK, now let's get to the bad news. Finding a reliable WR3 won't be easy this week, at least in 12-team leagues. Things should be a little easier in PPR formats because you can rely on catches to give you a baseline of points, but with all the struggling QBs around the league, it's tough to bank on certain guys even in favorable matchups. Terry McLaurin (vs. Lions), Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones (@ Redskins), and Allen Robinson (vs. Giants) are the types of guys we're talking about this week. You're going to start them, but you'll have to hold your breath all game.

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Fortunately, there are some interesting sleepers who have even more value in PPR formats. Hunter Renfrow (@ Jets), Demaryius Thomas (vs. Raiders), Danny Amendola (@ Redskins), Russell Gage (vs. Buccaneers), Taylor Gabriel (vs. Giants), and Marcus Johnson (@ Texans) all have great matchups on paper.

If you want to really rely on catches, you can try your luck with Nelson Agholor, who faces a Seahawks defense that gives up a lot of receptions but just a medium amount of yards and not many WR touchdowns. The same goes for Baltimore, which gives Robert Woods and maybe even Josh Reynolds a little more juice.

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Maybe this is just perception, but it feels like this year our standard rankings and PPR rankings have been more similar than years past. Perhaps that's because of the aforementioned "big-play guys" turning more reliable; or perhaps teams are just throwing to their "best" players more often. Whatever the case, you'll be dealing with a lot of the same start 'em, sit 'em headaches as standard owners. We do our best to help by finding that balance of matchup, talent, and QB play.

Reminder: Check back for updates during the week.

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Week 12 PPR Rankings: WRs

13 Tyrell Williams, OAK @ NYJ

These rankings are for full-point PPR leagues.

Rank

Player

1

Michael Thomas, NO vs. CAR

2

Julio Jones, ATL vs. TB

3

Chris Godwin, TB @ ATL

4

Mike Evans, TB @ ATL

5

Tyler Lockett, SEA @ PHI

6

DeAndre Hopkins, HOU vs. IND

7

D.J. Moore, CAR @ NO

8

Odell Beckham Jr., CLE vs. MIA

9

DJ Chark, JAX @ TEN

10

Jarvis Landry, CLE vs. MIA

11

Cooper Kupp, LAR vs. BAL

12

Davante Adams, GB @ SF

13

Tyrell Williams, OAK @ NYJ

14

Jamison Crowder, NYJ vs. OAK

15

Julian Edelman, NE vs. DAL

16

Kenny Golladay, DET @ WAS

17

DK Metcalf, SEA @ PHI

18

Amari Cooper, DAL @ NE

19

Terry McLaurin, WAS vs. DET

20

Allen Robinson, CHI vs. NYG

21

Courtland Sutton, DEN @ BUF

22

JuJu Smith-Schuster, PIT @ CIN

23

DeVante Parker, MIA @ CLE

24

Calvin Ridley, ATL vs. TB

25

Golden Tate, NYG @ CHI

26

John Brown, BUF vs. DEN

27

Curtis Samuel, CAR @ NO

28

Emmanuel Sanders, SF vs. GB

29

Alshon Jeffery, PHI vs. SEA

30

Marvin Jones, DET @ WAS

31

Robert Woods, LAR vs. BAL

32

Tyler Boyd, CIN vs. PIT

33

Deebo Samuel, SF vs. GB

34

Will Fuller V, HOU vs. IND

35

Brandin Cooks, LAR vs. BAL

36

Zach Pascal, IND @ HOU

37

Mohamed Sanu, NE vs. DAL

38

Cole Beasley, BUF vs. DEN

39

Marquise Brown, BAL @ LAR

40

Michael Gallup, DAL @ NE

41

Taylor Gabriel, CHI vs. NYG

42

Demaryius Thomas, NYJ vs. OAK

43

Robby Anderson, NYJ vs. OAK

44

Darius Slayton, NYG @ CHI

45

Hunter Renfrow, OAK @ NYJ

46

Danny Amendola, DET @ WAS

47

A.J. Brown, TEN vs. JAX

48

James Washington, PIT @ CIN

49

Nelson Agholor, PHI vs. SEA

50

Alex Erickson, CIN vs. PIT

51

Russell Gage, ATL vs. TB

52

Dede Westbrook, JAX @ TEN

53

Randall Cobb, DAL @ NE

54

Phillip Dorsett, NE vs. DAL

55

Josh Gordon, SEA @ PHI

56

Marcus Johnson, IND @ HOU

57

Chris Conley, JAX @ TEN

58

Diontae Johnson, PIT @ CIN

59

Scotty Miller, TB @ ATL

60

Josh Reynolds, LAR vs. BAL

61

Ted Ginn Jr., NO vs. CAR

62

Corey Davis, TEN vs. JAX

63

Kelvin Harmon, WAS vs. DET

64

Trey Quinn, WAS vs. DET

65

Zay Jones, OAK @ NYJ

66

Adam Humphries, TEN vs. JAX

67

Allen Hurns, MIA @ CLE

68

Geronimo Allison, GB @ SF

69

Kendrick Bourne, SF vs. GB

70

Marquez Valdes-Scantling, GB @ SF

71

Tre'Quan Smith, NO vs. CAR

72

Anthony Miller, CHI vs. NYG

73

Willie Snead, BAL @ LAR

74

Breshad Perriman, TB @ ATL

75

DaeSean Hamilton, DEN @ BUF

76

Tajae Sharpe, TEN vs. JAX

77

Marquise Goodwin, SF vs. GB

78

Dante Pettis, SF vs. GB

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