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

Nick CaronAnalyst INovember 27, 2010

CINCINNATI - NOVEMBER 21:  Steve Johnson #13 of the Buffalo Bills runs for a touchdown during NFL game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on November 21, 2010 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Bills won 49-21.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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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.

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

RANKPLAYERTEAMPREVIOUS RANKMOVEMENT
1Roddy WhiteATL10
2Andre JohnsonHOU20
3Calvin JohnsonDET41
4DeSean JacksonPHI62
5Greg JenningsGB72
6Brandon LloydDEN104
7Larry FitzgeraldARI81
8Mike WallacePIT124
9Reggie WayneIND90
10Anquan BoldinBAL5-5
11Terrell OwensCIN110
12Jeremy MaclinPHI142
13Dwayne BoweKC174
14Mike WilliamsTB184
15Marques ColstonNO249
16Percy HarvinMIN15-1
17Miles AustinDAL13-4
18Santonio HolmesNYJ3517
19Brandon MarshallMIA190
20Sidney RiceMIN233
21Wes WelkerNE265
22Michael CrabtreeSF220
23Dez BryantDAL21-2
24Steve JohnsonBUF3713
25Mario ManninghamNYG3914
26Santana MossWAS271
27Mike ThomasJAC281
28Austin CollieIND302
29Randy MossTEN16-13
30Pierre GarconIND25-5
31Malcom FloydSD365
32Braylon EdwardsNYJ29-3
33Hakeem NicksNYG3-30
34Mike WilliamsSEA31-3
35Vincent JacksonSD5621
36Chad OchocincoCIN32-4
37Davone BessMIA33-4
38Lance MooreNO413
39Steve SmithNYG34-5
40Hines WardPIT20-20
41Nate WashingtonTEN432
42Deion BranchNE442
43Steve SmithCAR38-5
44Mike Sims-WalkerJAC40-4
45James JonesGB549
46Johnny KnoxCHI45-1
47Lee EvansBUF481
48Donald DriverGB47-1
49Brandon TateNE556
50Nate BurlesonDET7020
51Kevin WalterHOU49-2
52Jabar GaffneyDEN50-2
53Demaryius ThomasDEN51-2
54Kenny BrittTEN52-2
55Roy WilliamsDAL53-2
56Eddie RoyalDEN42-14
57Derrick MasonBAL46-11
58Robert MeachemNO613
59Devin HesterCHI57-2
60Derek HaganNYGNR-
61Louis MurphyOAK58-3
62Jacoby JonesHOU59-3
63Danny AmendolaSTL663
64Josh CribbsCLE62-2
65Steve BreastonARI63-2
66Michael JenkinsATL65-1
67Earl BennettCHI670
68Mohamed MassaquoiCLE680
69Jason AvantPHI712
70Brian HartlineMIA788