Week 12 Fantasy Football Wide Receivers: Who To Pick Up, Drop and Ignore

Patrick Scott PattersonContributor IINovember 23, 2010

Vincent Jackson returns in Week 12 and yet is still out there in a LOT of leagues.  Grab him!
Vincent Jackson returns in Week 12 and yet is still out there in a LOT of leagues. Grab him!Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

Fantasy football playoffs are coming up quick.  Every win and point counts right now for many of you wishing to make the cut, clinch a spot or even playing spoiler to someone.

Two reminders this week before we start. 

First, in leagues which have yet to see the trade deadlines pass, they should be coming up quick. 

Secondly, remember there are three games on Thanksgiving.  Detroit plays New England, Dallas plays New Orleans and the Jets play the Bengals.  All six of these teams have fantasy relevant players, so make sure your lineups are set before you leave for Grandma's turkey and pumpkin pie.

Here we go with wide receivers of note as we head into Week 12.




Vincent Jackson, San Diego Chargers

He's back, he's healthy, he's in shape and he's going to play.  That is more than can be said about most San Diego WRs this season.

With word that Patrick Crayton and Malcolm Floyd came out of Monday night's game a bit banged up, Jackson could make an instant impact as the Chargers continue to try and surge from disappointment to playoff spot.

Jackson is still out there in 41 percent of Yahoo! leagues.  No reason to wait.

Mario Manningham, New York Giants

Add Hakeem Nicks to the Giants' WR injury list and Manningham finds himself as a number one guy this coming week and a guy who can contribute in weeks to come.

He's available in 26 percent of Yahoo! leagues coming into today. 

Derek Hagan, New York Giants

Also worth a look with Nicks' injury.  Hagan caught a touchdown this week and should be up for more targets while the Giants' WR chart catches the injury bug.

Hagan is available in 97 percent of Yahoo! leagues.

Santonio Holmes, New York Jets

Holmes has been going off for weeks now, including a 126 yard, two-touchdown game on Sunday.

For some reason, he is still available in 31 percent of Yahoo! leagues.

He has some weak pass defenses coming up.  Board this Jet for the playoffs.




Blair White, Indianapolis Colts

He was productive on Sunday, but he wasn't active at all the week before.  Outside of maybe a one week emergency fill-in, there are better options with more upside.

Seyi Ajirotutu, San Diego Chargers

Told ya so.

Despite his huge game a few weeks back, Ajirotutu was a non-factor in Monday's drumming of the Broncos, and with Vincent Jackson back there is no reason to think that will change.

Don't bet on him going forward.


Drop/Trade Bait


Mike Sims-Walker, Jacksonville Jaguars

It's been hard to rely on Sims-Walker as a weekly go-to guy this year, and now he is expected to be out for a while with a high-ankle sprain.

Time to cut ties.

Randy Moss, Tennessee Titans

A rolling stone gathers no moss.  A roaming Moss gathers no stats.

Across three teams this season, Moss has managed to disappoint fantasy owners. 

He had zero catches on Sunday and it is hard to imagine that will improve much with Rusty Smith throwing him the ball.

If you are in a league where the trade deadline has yet to pass, his name recognition might get you someone with upside in a trade.

If your trade deadline has passed, there are likely better options on the wire for an add/drop.