2011 NFL Fantasy Football Week 12: Wide Receivers (WR) Rankings and Projections

Sean E. DouglasSenior Writer IIINovember 22, 2011

HOUSTON - OCTOBER 02:  Wide receiver Andre Johnson #80  of the Houston Texans displays a Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Ribbon on his helmet at Reliant Stadium on October 2, 2011 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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Andre Johnson @ Jaguars:

It looks like Andre Johnson is ready to come back after his long absence from the Texans lineup. Now, without Matt Schaub for the rest of the season, former USC great, and Cardinals first-round bust Matt Leinart will take over. Like many backup quarterbacks, they tend to look for a great receiver in the offense, so expect Johnson to be targeted 10-plus times weekly going forward.

While the Texans don’t have a solid No. 2 receiver, they do have some tight ends to draw attention and Arian Foster underneath. Houston's running game is top notch, so if Leinart can connect with Johnson down the field, opportunities should be available against a shaky Jaguars secondary.


Vincent Jackson vs. Broncos:

The up-and-down season continues for Vincent Jackson, but as long as he’s healthy, this guy just has to be in your lineup. Sure, Jackson will have his horrible performances, but like we’ve seen in two of the Chargers last three games, Jackson can pull of monster performances that win you weeks.

San Diego has dug themselves into a hole once again, but playing in the weakest division in football, the Chargers still have a chance to win the division, and Jackson should have a solid stretch run.

More WK 12 Rankings: QB | RB | TE | Flex | Waivers | Start/Sit |

1 Calvin Johnson Packers
2 Greg Jennings (I) @ Lions
3 Steve Smith @ Colts
4 Larry Fitzgerald @ Rams
5 Mike Wallace @ Chiefs
6 Dez Bryant Dolphins
7 Marques Colston Giants
8 Hakeem Nicks @ Saints
9 Jordy Nelson @ Lions
10 Laurent Robinson Dolphins
11 Antonio Brown @ Chiefs
12 Andre Johnson (I) @ Jaguars
13 Brandon Lloyd Cardinals
14 Vincent Jackson Broncos
15 Roddy White Vikings
16 Victor Cruz @ Saints
17 Wes Welker (I) @ Eagles
18 Percy Harvin @ Falcons
19 Anquan Boldin 49ers
20 DeSean Jackson Patriots
21 Brandon Marshall @ Cowboys
22 Mario Manningham @ Saints
23 Jeremy Maclin (I) Patriots
24 Santonio Holmes Bills
25 Michael Crabtree @ Ravens
26 Torrey Smith 49ers
27 Sidney Rice (I) Redskins
28 Jerome Simpson Browns
29 Denarius Moore Bears
30 Dwayne Bowe Steelers
31 Mike Williams (TB) @ Titans
32 Nate Burleson Packers
33 Plaxico Burriss Bills
34 Harry Douglas Vikings
35 Nate Washington Buccaneers
36 James Jones @ Lions
37 Earl Bennett @ Raiders
38 Lance Moore Giants
39 Damian Williams Buccaneers
40 Eric Decker @ Chargers
41 Vincent Brown Broncos
42 Titus Young Packers
43 Reggie Wayne Panthers
44 Josh Cribbs @ Bengals
45 Pierre Garcon Panthers
46 Greg Little @ Bengals