Updated Fantasy Football Rankings at Week 12: Top 80 WR's for the Rest of 2010

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Updated Fantasy Football Rankings at Week 12: Top 80 WR's for the Rest of 2010
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The third-ranked wide receiver from Week 11, Hakeem Nicks, will miss the next three games with a condition called Compartment Syndrome.

The syndrome is defined as “the compression of blood vessels and nerves in an enclosed area.” Nicks received a procedure that will alleviate the pressure from around the area this week and should be good going forward, but his fantasy value does take a massive hit from this news.

He falls 30 spots this week down to 33rd as fantasy owners are hoping to have him back in time for their playoff games at the end of the season.

With Nicks out and Steve Smith still nursing an injury himself, the giants turn to Mario Manningham and Derek Hagan to catch passes from Eli Manning.

Hagan, who was signed just a week ago, caught three passes including a touchdown in his 2010 debut, while Manningham has caught 13 passes over the past two weeks as he has received increased playing time while Smith has been out.  

Manningham figures to be the team’s go-to receiver going forward, which gives him a huge boost up to 25th among wide receivers going forward while Hagan makes the list for the first time this season at 60th.

Anquan Boldin continues his slow slide back down the fantasy boards. Boldin shredded the Browns for three touchdowns in Week 3, but has only caught three in the seven games since that day while having not cracked 100 yards since.

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He remains the Ravens’ top receiving option, but Flacco has really begun to spread the ball around a lot more and Boldin may not be the fantasy stud that we all thought he was earlier this year.

The Saints seem to finally be getting back into the Marques Colston business. While the news comes a bit late for his fantasy owners, it’s always better late than never.

Colston had zero touchdown receptions and didn’t have a single 100-yard performance through the first six games of the season, but has turned it on with four touchdown receptions and three 100-yard games in his past five games.

Colston may not be as consistent as we hoped he would, but he has been a great second-half player. Let’s just hope that you didn’t sell low on him during his slump.

Buffalo’s Steve Johnson is finally getting a bit of love on this list. I have to admit that I wasn’t a believer before last week, but what Johnson did to the Bengals secondary has me singing a different tune.

Johnson absolutely exploded with 8 receptions for 137 yards and three touchdowns—one of the league’s biggest fantasy days of the 2010 season—and he has now caught nine touchdown passes this season with no end in sight for that streak.

The Bills fall behind enough in games that Johnson remains an excellent fantasy play regardless of the matchup as he will have many opportunities to catch passes in almost every game he plays this season.

Johnson has had just one game with under nine fantasy points since Week 3 and moves up to 24th among wide receivers going forward.

San Diego Chargers wide receiver Vincent Jackson will make his 2010 debut after holding out for the first half of the season before serving a suspension.

Jackson was the team’s top wide receiver in 2009 and while Philip Rivers has been successful at spreading the ball around this season, he has already expressed excitement regarding Jackson’s return.

It will be interesting to see what Jackson is able to do in his debut this season, but if he’s in football playing condition, he could find himself in the top-20 as early as next week.  

 

View all of the Week 12 Rankings for the Rest of 2010:

Quarterbacks | Running Backs | Wide Receivers | Tight Ends

RANK PLAYER TEAM PREVIOUS RANK MOVEMENT
1 Roddy White ATL 1 0
2 Andre Johnson HOU 2 0
3 Calvin Johnson DET 4 1
4 DeSean Jackson PHI 6 2
5 Greg Jennings GB 7 2
6 Brandon Lloyd DEN 10 4
7 Larry Fitzgerald ARI 8 1
8 Mike Wallace PIT 12 4
9 Reggie Wayne IND 9 0
10 Anquan Boldin BAL 5 -5
11 Terrell Owens CIN 11 0
12 Jeremy Maclin PHI 14 2
13 Dwayne Bowe KC 17 4
14 Mike Williams TB 18 4
15 Marques Colston NO 24 9
16 Percy Harvin MIN 15 -1
17 Miles Austin DAL 13 -4
18 Santonio Holmes NYJ 35 17
19 Brandon Marshall MIA 19 0
20 Sidney Rice MIN 23 3
21 Wes Welker NE 26 5
22 Michael Crabtree SF 22 0
23 Dez Bryant DAL 21 -2
24 Steve Johnson BUF 37 13
25 Mario Manningham NYG 39 14
26 Santana Moss WAS 27 1
27 Mike Thomas JAC 28 1
28 Austin Collie IND 30 2
29 Randy Moss TEN 16 -13
30 Pierre Garcon IND 25 -5
31 Malcom Floyd SD 36 5
32 Braylon Edwards NYJ 29 -3
33 Hakeem Nicks NYG 3 -30
34 Mike Williams SEA 31 -3
35 Vincent Jackson SD 56 21
36 Chad Ochocinco CIN 32 -4
37 Davone Bess MIA 33 -4
38 Lance Moore NO 41 3
39 Steve Smith NYG 34 -5
40 Hines Ward PIT 20 -20
41 Nate Washington TEN 43 2
42 Deion Branch NE 44 2
43 Steve Smith CAR 38 -5
44 Mike Sims-Walker JAC 40 -4
45 James Jones GB 54 9
46 Johnny Knox CHI 45 -1
47 Lee Evans BUF 48 1
48 Donald Driver GB 47 -1
49 Brandon Tate NE 55 6
50 Nate Burleson DET 70 20
51 Kevin Walter HOU 49 -2
52 Jabar Gaffney DEN 50 -2
53 Demaryius Thomas DEN 51 -2
54 Kenny Britt TEN 52 -2
55 Roy Williams DAL 53 -2
56 Eddie Royal DEN 42 -14
57 Derrick Mason BAL 46 -11
58 Robert Meachem NO 61 3
59 Devin Hester CHI 57 -2
60 Derek Hagan NYG NR -
61 Louis Murphy OAK 58 -3
62 Jacoby Jones HOU 59 -3
63 Danny Amendola STL 66 3
64 Josh Cribbs CLE 62 -2
65 Steve Breaston ARI 63 -2
66 Michael Jenkins ATL 65 -1
67 Earl Bennett CHI 67 0
68 Mohamed Massaquoi CLE 68 0
69 Jason Avant PHI 71 2
70 Brian Hartline MIA 78 8
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