Fantasy Player Projections

Wide Receivers
1bengalsA.J. Green

A.J. Green

6 rec, 109 yards, 2 rec TDs

A few facts about Green's nine-game touchdown streak: Only once did he catch fewer than six passes; he caught a pass of 35 or more yards in six of the nine games; he has averaged 93.4 yards per game.

2coltsReggie Wayne

Reggie Wayne

7 rec, 91 yards, 2 rec TDs

It's tough to say what's more remarkable: That Wayne was targeted 18 times last week, or that he now has a league-best 130 targets for the season? Those looks don't always produce huge results for fantasy owners (just 72 yards last week), but Wayne has never really produced a dud this season, either. He's in for a big day against the Bills.

3falconsRoddy White

Roddy White

8 rec, 115 yards, rec TD

White was one of the few Falcons who had a big day from a fantasy perspective in Week 11. He now has at least seven catches in each of his past three games. Even better, the Buccaneers have a bad pass defense.

4cowboysDez Bryant

Dez Bryant

7 rec, 114 yards, rec TD

Bryant has the right stuff, as he showed against Cleveland with a 145-yard effort. He's a difficult matchup when cornerbacks provide a cushion, and Dallas likes to test him over the top when coverage tightens up. There's not much Washington's secondary can do when Bryant is on his game.

5lionsCalvin Johnson

Calvin Johnson

8 rec, 112 yards, rec TD

Yes, we respect the Texans' pass defense ... just not enough to believe it will negate the game's most dangerous receiver. Johnson has momentum working for him after three straight games with 125-plus yards.

6bearsBrandon Marshall

Brandon Marshall

8 rec, 109 yards, rec TD

This game will play out like an Alicia Keys song: No one, no one, no one can stop Marshall from catching the football in this contest. The Vikings' secondary has no one, and Chicago will exploit that fact early and often with Marshall.

7giantsVictor Cruz

Victor Cruz

5 rec, 107 yards, rec TD

Cruz had 119 yards receiving when these teams met in the regular season last year. The Packers do not have a cornerback who is quick enough to stick with Cruz, nor can they afford to double-cover him for four quarters. Cruz will get open, and he will make big plays.

8broncosDemaryius Thomas

Demaryius Thomas

6 rec, 105 yards, rec TD

Thomas caught three passes for 42 yards and a touchdown against the Chargers in Week 11. He has 391 receiving yards and two touchdown catches in his past four games.

9patriotsWes Welker

Wes Welker

7 rec, 90 yards, rec TD

Welker caught seven passes for 80 yards against the Colts in Week 11, but he hasn't scored a touchdown since Week 6. He's still a star in PPR leagues, but non-PPR leagues need more from their No. 1 wide receiver. That may not happen against the Jets, who limited Welker to six catches for 66 yards in Week 7.

10ramsDanny Amendola

Danny Amendola

8 rec, 90 yards, rec TD

After Amendola's big 100-plus-yard return In Week 10, he could only muster 41 receiving yards in Week 11 on seven catches. Even so, he's the biggest threat in the Rams' passing game and he should be fine for Week 12 against the Cardinals, the team that knocked him out in Week 5.

11texansAndre Johnson

Andre Johnson

5 rec, 88 yards, rec TD

Don't call it a comeback -- Johnson has been here for years. Once again he's on track for close to 100 catches and 1,400 yards, and he's been targeted 10 or more times in five straight games.

12titansKenny Britt

Kenny Britt

5 rec, 83 yards, rec TD

Britt has caught two touchdowns and posted two 100-yard games in four career outings against the Jaguars. He is still trying to work his way back into pre-injury shape, but maybe a game against the Jags will help him get there.

13jaguarsJustin Blackmon

Justin Blackmon

5 rec, 83 yards, rec TD

Blackmon averaged 33.7 yards on seven catches last week, the longest going for an 81-yard score at the start of the fourth quarter. It's the performance fantasy owners have been waiting for; too bad he was on the bench in most leagues. Start him in Week 12.

14packersRandall Cobb

Randall Cobb

7 rec, 83 yards, rec TD

Cobb is now Aaron Rodgers' favorite target, as evidenced last week when Cobb was targeted more than twice as many times (12) as any other Packers pass-catcher. He has scored a touchdown in four straight games, and it's a safe bet he'll make it five.

15billsStevie Johnson

Stevie Johnson

6 rec, 82 yards, rec TD

Johnson's health was questionable last week, but he saw plenty of action and performed well. In road games, Ryan Fitzpatrick looks to his primary receiver early and often (9.5 targets per game).

16chargersDanario Alexander

Danario Alexander

6 rec, 80 yards, rec TD

Alexander rewarded all the fantasy owners who picked him up off Week 11 waivers, as he caught a team-leading seven passes for 96 yards and two touchdowns at Denver. The big receiver had 11 targets and should now be considered a solid WR2 in fantasy play.

17redskinsSantana Moss

Santana Moss

5 rec, 78 yards, rec TD

If the Redskins have a "secret" weapon for this game, it's Moss, who has averaged almost seven catches and 80 yards in his last four meetings with Dallas, with two touchdown catches in those games.

18giantsHakeem Nicks

Hakeem Nicks

6 rec, 78 yards, rec TD

It was about this time last year that Nicks got going, culminating with a playoff run that included a two-touchdown performance against Green Bay (who could forget the Hail Mary before halftime?). Maybe this will be that spark he needs once again.

19ravensTorrey Smith

Torrey Smith

7 rec, 75 yards, rec TD

Smith caught just one of the seven passes thrown his way in Week 11, but his disappointing effort stemmed from his recent chest injury. Hopefully, he can get healthy with a full week of preparation and score his eighth touchdown of the year.

20packersJordy Nelson

Jordy Nelson

4 rec, 74 yards, rec TD

Nelson is coming off one of his worst outings of the year but should cheer up over the prospects of facing a secondary that allows 257.8 passing yards per game. In their last contest, the Giants allowed four Bengals receivers to catch a touchdown.

21brownsJosh Gordon

Josh Gordon

4 rec, 71 yards, rec TD

Lately the Browns have been unable to utilize Gordon deep downfield, as they had earlier this season. He is still the team leader in yards and touchdowns, but he's no longer a stud fantasy wideout on a weekly basis. He's a risk/reward spot start.

22jetsJeremy Kerley

Jeremy Kerley

6 rec, 70 yards, rec TD

Kerley caught three passes for 43 yards at St. Louis, but could be in line for a rebound against the Patriots. He caught seven passes for 120 yards against New England in Week 7, making him a nice WR3 in fantasy this week.

23buccaneersVincent Jackson

Vincent Jackson

5 rec, 70 yards, rec TD

Jackson caught six passes for 94 yards, a touchdown and a two-point conversion at Carolina in Week 11. He was targeted 11 times and he continues to be Josh Freeman's favorite target. He has a chance to turn in the greatest season by a wide receiver in Buccaneers history.

24raidersDarrius Heyward-Bey

Darrius Heyward-Bey

5 rec, 66 yards, rec TD

Heyward-Bey has been dealing with a hamstring injury, but it had little effect on him in Week 11, when he registered 69 yards. He is still considered the Raiders' No. 2 receiver, behind Denarius Moore, but Heyward-Bey has out-played Moore in two of the past three weeks.

25broncosEric Decker

Eric Decker

5 rec, 65 yards, rec TD

Decker's five-game scoring streak ended in Week 10, but he started a new streak in Week 11, with two catches for 23 yards and a score against San Diego. Peyton Manning spread things around a bit, with nine players catching a pass last week, but normally Decker sees more targets.

26buccaneersMike Williams

Mike Williams

4 rec, 65 yards, rec TD

Williams caught three passes for 29 yards at Carolina in Week 11, but he was targeted nine times. Don't get too down on Williams just yet. Dallas Clark's emergence doesn't seem to be taking away too many opportunities. Williams is still a WR3 entering Week 12.

2749ersMichael Crabtree

Michael Crabtree

6 rec, 65 yards, rec TD

Crabtree remains the top receiving option for the 49ers, and the Saints are weak against the pass. That means Crabtree should do well no matter which quarterback starts.

28saintsMarques Colston

Marques Colston

5 rec, 65 yards, rec TD

Colston caught four passes for a team-high 69 yards against the Raiders, but he was unable to score for the third week in a row. Colston now faces a Niners defense that has allowed just eight passing touchdowns all season. Even so, he's a top-20 wide receiver once again.

29panthersSteve Smith

Steve Smith

6 rec, 65 yards, rec TD

Smith rebounded from a tough Week 10 by catching five passes for 61 yards against Tampa Bay. The Eagles have a mediocre pass defense, so Smith is worth a look as a WR2 in most formats.

30lionsRyan Broyles

Ryan Broyles

6 rec, 64 yards, rec TD

Broyles stands to gain from the team's decision to deactivate Titus Young for Week 12 due to character-related issues. Broyles has shown ability and toughness and may finally be rewarded.

31cowboysMiles Austin

Miles Austin

4 rec, 62 yards, rec TD

Austin has had little impact on the Cowboys' last two wins, although he was targeted 12 times in Sunday's overtime win over the Browns. He may be happy to see Washington on the opposing sideline; Austin has caught a touchdown in each of his last two meetings with the Redskins.

32dolphinsDavone Bess

Davone Bess

6 rec, 60 yards, rec TD

Bess finally scored his first touchdown of the season in Week 11 against the Bills. He caught six passes for 50 yards and he has 16 catches for 170 yards in his past three games.

33seahawksSidney Rice

Sidney Rice

4 rec, 55 yards, rec TD

Both of Rice's catches against the Jets in Week 10 were for touchdowns, giving him five touchdown catches in his past five games. He should be used as a WR2/3 as long as he continues his touchdown streak.

34steelersEmmanuel Sanders

Emmanuel Sanders

4 rec, 52 yards, rec TD

Sanders' fantasy production doubled when Byron Leftwich took over for Ben Roethlisberger. There's no way to know how Sanders will do with Charlie Batch at quarterback, but Sanders remains a solid flex option for Week 12.

35panthersBrandon LaFell

Brandon LaFell

4 rec, 45 yards, rec TD

LaFell led the Panthers in Week 11 with 93 receiving yards and a touchdown against the Buccaneers. He's a big gamble each week in fantasy play, as he went without a catch just three games ago.

36raidersDenarius Moore

Denarius Moore

6 rec, 72 yards

Carson Palmer blamed Moore's Week 11 struggles on poor communication between the two and vowed to get on the same page with his top receiver. Fantasy owners should take that with a grain of salt; Moore has been up and down for much of the year.

37falconsJulio Jones

Julio Jones

5 rec, 70 yards

Jones was troubled by a bad ankle all day against the Cardinals, which explains his three catches for 33 yards. Hopefully, another week of rest will help him rebound for a big Week 12, but watch his status closely.

38saintsLance Moore

Lance Moore

4 rec, 70 yards

Moore caught just two passes, but they both went for touchdowns against the Raiders in Week 11. The 49ers' defense is one of the best against the pass, but Moore has earned WR3 status.

39jaguarsCecil Shorts

Cecil Shorts

4 rec, 66 yards

Shorts is one of only two wide receivers averaging more than 20 yards per reception this season (Tampa Bay's Vincent Jackson is the other). And while other fantasy owners are going gaga over rookie Justin Blackmon right now, Shorts still possesses tremendous value.

40seahawksGolden Tate

Golden Tate

4 rec, 65 yards

Tate has three touchdown catches in his past two games, but he has just six catches total in that span. He's a WR3 in fantasy play against the Dolphins, who bend but don't break against the pass.

41dolphinsBrian Hartline

Brian Hartline

6 rec, 65 yards

Hartline has 24 catches for 276 yards and no touchdowns in the four games since the Dolphins' bye week. He hasn't scored since Week 4, which makes him little more than a WR3 in Week 12.

42bengalsMohamed Sanu

Mohamed Sanu

5 rec, 64 yards

Somewhere between Weeks 9 and 10 Sanu transformed from forgotten rookie to up and coming prospect. He has now caught a touchdown in each of the past two games and should see more chances in Cincinnati's growing passing game.

43ravensAnquan Boldin

Anquan Boldin

5 rec, 60 yards

Boldin caught a team-high eight passes for 79 yards at Pittsburgh Sunday night. Despite not scoring a touchdown, Boldin posted one of his better efforts to date. The Chargers struggle against the pass, so Boldin should be able to produce.

44jetsChaz Schilens

Chaz Schilens

5 rec, 55 yards

Schilens caught four passes for 48 yards and a touchdown in Week 11 at St. Louis. He's a hit-or-miss wide receiver each week, and fantasy owners should remain cautious with Schilens -- and many of his teammates.

45broncosBrandon Stokley

Brandon Stokley

5 rec, 55 yards

Stokley has 11 catches for 152 yards and a pair of touchdowns in his past three games. With five touchdown catches this season, he has earned WR3 status in Week 12.

46chiefsDwayne Bowe

Dwayne Bowe

5 rec, 55 yards

Bowe left Sunday's game with a pain in the neck and no catches at halftime. Check his status as the lineup deadline approaches, but remember that he will have to face cornerback Champ Bailey anyway.

47chargersMalcom Floyd

Malcom Floyd

4 rec, 55 yards

Floyd caught four passes for 67 yards in Week 11 and served as a complement to Danario Alexander on the other side of the Chargers' passing formation. Over the past three weeks, Floyd has 14 receptions for 178 yards and two touchdowns. The Ravens are better against the pass than the run, however.

48coltsT.Y. Hilton

T.Y. Hilton

3 rec, 52 yards

If there was a highlight in the loss to the Patriots, it was Hilton, who caught a pair of touchdowns and recorded his third 100-yard game of the season. But fantasy owners have been down this road before with Hilton: here one week, gone the next. Proceed with caution.

49vikingsPercy Harvin

Percy Harvin

3 rec, 47 yards

The Vikings are hopeful Harvin can start Sunday, but this week did not get off on the right foot. Harvin was held out of Monday's practice and his ankle is reportedly still swollen. Fantasy owners need to watch daily practice reports and should temper their expectations, even if Harvin clears the medical red tape.

50bearsAlshon Jeffery

Alshon Jeffery

4 rec, 47 yards

The Bears are happy to have Jeffery back in the lineup, as none of the team's other options (Earl Bennett, Devin Hester, etc.) helped pull attention away from No. 1 target Brandon Marshall. Jeffery could do well this week against a Vikings secondary full of holes.

51brownsGreg Little

Greg Little

3 rec, 46 yards

Little made a jaw-dropping sideline catch in the second half against Dallas last week. What do acrobatics have to do with fantasy, you ask? Nothing. We have to fill this space with something, and Little has given us little else to write about this season.

52eaglesDeSean Jackson

DeSean Jackson

4 rec, 45 yards

Jackson caught just two passes for five yards against Washington, but with a rookie quarterback at the helm for his first start, a low output was expected. Expect a better game against the Panthers in Week 12 as Foles and Jackson mesh.

53titansNate Washington

Nate Washington

3 rec, 45 yards

With an extra week to recover from a stomach bug that slowed him down, Washington should return to his full snap count against Jacksonville. Now, if only he could overcome the road trip bug he's been dealing with. Washington has caught just one touchdown in five road games this year, and has not gained more than 50 yards in any of those games.

54steelersMike Wallace

Mike Wallace

3 rec, 44 yards

Last season Wallace gained just 68 yards in two games against the Browns. This week Wallace's outlook is just as bleak without Ben Roethlisberger in the lineup.

55texansKevin Walter

Kevin Walter

3 rec, 42 yards

Even on Matt Schaub's best day, Walter was a mediocre fantasy play, with 54 yards and no touchdowns. He averages just 4.4 targets per game and hasn't cracked the 75-yard mark. There's no value here.

56jaguarsLaurent Robinson

Laurent Robinson

3 rec, 42 yards

There have been signs of potential in recent weeks, but Robinson is clearly behind Justin Blackmon and Cecil Shorts on the depth chart. Chad Henne threw more balls to Jalen Parmele than to Robinson in Week 11. Be cautious.

57billsDonald Jones

Donald Jones

3 rec, 41 yards

For a brief stretch, Jones looked like his star was ready for takeoff, only to see it crash back down to earth last week. In a game in which Buffalo's running game could take over, Jones will have little to offer fantasy owners.

58patriotsBrandon Lloyd

Brandon Lloyd

5 rec, 40 yards

Lloyd caught four passes for 45 yards against the Colts in Week 11 and hasn't exceeded 45 yards receiving since Week 6. With tight end Rob Gronkowski (forearm) sidelined, Brady could go to Lloyd a little more than usual this week.

59chiefsDexter McCluster

Dexter McCluster

3 rec, 40 yards

McCluster had just three catches for 37 yards against the Bengals in Week 11. He's a dynamic receiver when he gets into the open field, but he just hasn't rewarded fantasy owners yet.

60ramsBrandon Gibson

Brandon Gibson

4 rec, 40 yards

Gibson caught only three passes in Week 11, but two of those grabs were in the end zone for his first touchdowns since Week 2. Those scores remain rare, so don't be tricked into starting him in Week 12.

61cardinalsLarry Fitzgerald

Larry Fitzgerald

4 rec, 40 yards

Despite being thrown to a team-high 10 times in Week 11, Fitzgerald was only able to come down with one catch for 11 yards against the Falcons. The Cardinals' quarterback situation is in disarray, and Fitzgerald's owners are feeling the worst of it.

62eaglesJeremy Maclin

Jeremy Maclin

4 rec, 40 yards

With rookie quarterback Nick Foles under center, Maclin's numbers were expected to dip in Week 11. But not all the way down to zero. He was targeted three times, but he had no catches; he could be in for a similar Week 12 showing. Avoid him.

63titansKendall Wright

Kendall Wright

3 rec, 39 yards

Wright may have caught a few touchdowns in recent weeks but he has been mostly absent from Tennessee's game plan (18 targets in the past four games). With Kenny Britt back in the saddle, Wright is a bit player, and not someone for fantasy owners to bank on.

64packersJames Jones

James Jones

3 rec, 38 yards

Jones is on the decline. His targets have fallen in recent weeks, from 10 to seven to six and finally to a season-low four in Week 11. Randall Cobb is partially to blame, and now Jermichael Finley is back in the mix. Jones is once again a flex play at best.

65redskinsPierre Garcon

Pierre Garcon

3 rec, 37 yards

Garcon finally returned to the lineup in Week 11, but managed just five yards. Washington hopes to see him closer to top form in this important divisional matchup, but fantasy owners should keep their expectations in check.

66patriotsJulian Edelman

Julian Edelman

3 rec, 35 yards

Edelman came out of the blue to register 15 fantasy points against the Colts, rushing once for 47 yards and catching five passes for 58 yards and a touchdown. He also returned a punt for a touchdown. With tight end Rob Gronkowski (forearm) sidelined, Edelman could see more touches.

67cardinalsAndre Roberts

Andre Roberts

4 rec, 35 yards

Roberts caught just one pass for seven yards against the Falcons, and the Cardinals' quarterback problems are clearly affecting the fantasy value of all Arizona receivers. Roberts should be reserved in most formats.

6849ersMario Manningham

Mario Manningham

3 rec, 35 yards

The Saints allow a ton of fantasy points to wide receivers, but Manningham remains hit-or-miss. Don't get overly confident in starting the former Giants wide receiver in Week 12.

69redskinsAldrick Robinson

Aldrick Robinson

3 rec, 35 yards

Robinson caught a wide-open, 49-yard bomb in the win over Philadelphia, but he won't have any such luck this week. Dallas has the personnel to blanket the Redskins' passing game, even when it places extra pass-catchers on the field.

70cowboysKevin Ogletree

Kevin Ogletree

3 rec, 30 yards

Ogletree took quite a hit near the end of the Cleveland game, but should be good to go against the Redskins. He remains the No. 3 wideout for Big D, but others are beginning to creep into his workload a tad (Dwayne Harris, to name one).

71coltsDonnie Avery

Donnie Avery

2 rec, 29 yards

Avery is on equal footing with T.Y. Hilton, limiting the fantasy potential for both receivers. Avery has just one touchdown catch and has failed to record 50 or more yards receiving in six of 10 games. He's too inconsistent to trust.

72vikingsJerome Simpson

Jerome Simpson

2 rec, 25 yards

This experiment just hasn't worked. Simpson missed time due to suspension, more time due to nagging injuries, and now has struggled to build chemistry with Christian Ponder. He has just 22 targets in six games. Fantasy owners could find a dozen receivers on the waiver wire with more upside for Week 12.

73vikingsMichael Jenkins

Michael Jenkins

2 rec, 23 yards

A foot injury limited Jenkins' workload during the Vikings' bye week. The injury couldn't have come at a worse time, as the Vikings may be without Percy Harvin Sunday. That said, Jenkins can't carry Harvin's shoes, let alone fill them.

74giantsDomenik Hixon

Domenik Hixon

2 rec, 21 yards

Hixon missed part of the last Giants game with an ankle injury. He'll be on the field for this one but fantasy owners should leave him on the bench.

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