Week 12 Fantasy Football PPR Rankings & Projections

The people of lineups.com have worked tirelessly to bring you are brand new fantasy football rankings for the 2020 NFL season. Along with these rankings we bring you our projections, stats, and defensive rankings. These are the tools you will need for a good season and we hope you check them out.

If you are having some decision making trouble for Week 10, we can certainly help out with our fantasy football positional rankings. If you are looking for some permanent adds for Week 12 and moving forward, check out the waiver wire breakdowns. With most of the industry now in a standard full-point PPR format, we break down the top ranked players at each position for Week 12.

Week 12 Quarterback Rankings

Week 12 RankingPlayerWeek 12 OpponentWeek 12 Projection
1Lamar Jackson@LAR27.1
2Matt RyanTB26.3
3Deshaun WatsonIND25.2
4Russell Wilson@PHI24.7
5Drew BreesCAR24.3
6Aaron Rodgers@SF23.2
7Jameis Winston@ATL22.9
8Dak Prescott@NE21.2
9Tom BradyDAL20.5
10Baker MayfieldMIA20.1
11Jimmy GarropoloGB19.8
12Jared GoffBAL19.5
13Derek Carr@NYJ19.5
14Jeff Driskel@WAS19.3
15Jacoby Brissett@HOU18.9
16Sam DarnoldOAK18.7
17Josh AllenDEN17.7
18Ryan Tannehill@JAX17.4
19Chase DanielsNYG16.5
20Ryan Fitzpatrick@CLE16.2
21Mason Rudolph@CIN15.9
22Nick FolesTEN15.7
23Kyle Allen@NO15.5
24Brandon Allen@BUF15.4
25Daniel Jones@CHI15.4

This is a pretty brutal bye week, and it leaves a lot of mediocre quarterbacks on the slate. No surprise to see Lamar Jackson top the list, even against a tougher Rams defense that ranks 10th against quarterbacks. Jackson is averaging over 25 fantasy points per game, and is doing it in various ways. He has 19 touchdowns through the air, and six on the ground. He is completing 66% of his passes as well. Russell Wilson will travel east against Philly, who have been a middle of the road pass defense. Wilson has been a strong fantasy option most weeks, averaging 24.3 fantasy points per game. This is second among quarterbacks. Matt Ryan gets a major bump for me, averaging 295 passing yards per game and has 18 touchdowns. He gets a 31st ranked pass defense at home versus Tampa. All the Falcons passing game options among the top. After a rough week, expect DeShaun Watson to bounce back against Indy and at home. He is averaging 22.5 fantasy points per game this season. As far as names that scare me a bit due to the matchup are Dak Prescott, Josh Allen, and Aaron Rodgers. They will all face strong pass defenses, and two of them are on the road.

Week 12 Running Backs Rankings

Week 12 RankingPlayerWeek 12 OpponentWeek 12 Projection
1Christian McCaffrey@NO26.9
2Alvin KamaraCAR24.3
3Nick ChubbMIA22.9
4Derrick HenryJAX20.1
5Josh Jacobs@NYJ19.9
6Ezekiel Eliott@NE18.6
7Aaron Jones@SF18.1
8Leonard Fournette@TEN17.5
9Todd GurleyBAL16.5
10Le’Veon BellOAK16.2
11Saquon Barkley@CHI15.6
12Chris Carson@PHI15.2
13Mark Ingram@LAR14.9
14Phillip Lindsay@BUF14.5
15Jaylen Samuels@CIN14.3
16David MontgomeryNYG13.8
17Devin SingletaryDEN13.5
18Joe MixonPIT12.9
19Tevin ColemanGB12.5
20Adrian PetersonDET11.9
21Ronald Jones@ATL11.5
22Jordan HowardSEA11.3
23Carlos Hyde@IND10.9
24James WhiteDAL10.5
25Kareem HuntMIA10.3
26Jonathan Williams@HOU9.9
27Tarik CohenNYG9.5
28Nyheim Hines@HOU8.7
29Derrius GuiceDET8.2
30Sony MichelDAL7.6
31Miles SandersSEA7.1
32Jamaal Williams@SF6.8
33Royce Freeman@BUF6.4
34Kalen BallageCLE6.3
35Bo Scarbrough@WAS6.1
36Raheem MostertGB6.1
37Duke Johnson@IND5.9
38Brian Hill@NO5.6

Tough matchup for Christian McCaffrey this week, as the Saints are a top ten run defense. However, he is averaging over 30 PPR points per game this season, and his volume is going to be solid no matter what. Nick Chubb and Derrick Henry are strong options this week. Jacksonville continues to be gashed by the run, and we saw that again this past week with the Colts have two 100+ yard rushers. Henry is coming off the bye week and has been decimating bad run defenses. Chubb will get Miami, and the volume is going to be around 20 touches with room for more. He is averaging 5.0 yards per attempt, and Miami is one of the easier defenses to target. Alvin Kamara looked extremely healthy this week, and will now get Carolina, who rank dead last against the past. Some middling names pop out this week like Phillip Lindsay. Buffalo ranks 21st against the run, and this should be a slugfest style game where Lindsay can get 15+ touches in this spot. There are some tough matchups this week for Todd Gurley, Cris Carson, Aaron Jones, and the Atlanta backfield.

Week 12 Wide Receivers Rankings

Week 12 RankingPlayerWeek 12 OpponentWeek 12 Projection
1Michael ThomasCAR24.5
2Julio JonesTB22.9
3DeAndre HopkinsIND21.8
4Mike Evans@ATL20.2
5Julian EdelmanDAL19.9
6Cooper KuppBAL19.5
7Tyler Lockett@PHI19.3
8Amari Cooper@NE18.8
9Kenny GolladayWAS18.1
10Chris Godwin@ATL17.7
11Davante Adams@SF16.9
12Odell BeckhamMIA16.3
13Calvin RidleyTB16.1
14DJ Moore@NO15.7
15DJ Chark@TEN15.5
16Courtland Sutton@BUF15.4
17Allen RobinsonNYG15.3
18DeVante Parker@CLE15.2
19Jarvis LandryMIA15.1
20John BrownDEN14.9
21Curtis Samuel@NO14.6
22Tyrell Williams@NYJ14.3
23Jamison CrowderOAK14.1
24Marvin Jones@WAS13.9
25Deebo SamuelGB13.7
26Michael Gallup@NE13.5
27Marquise Brown@LAR13.4
28Josh ReynoldsBAL13.2
29Dede Westbrook@TEN12.9
30DK Metcalf@PHI12.6
31Zach PascalHOU12.2
32Mohamed SanuDAL12.1
33Hunter Renfrow@NYJ11.6
34Terry McLaurinDET11.3
35Taylor GabrielNYG10.6
36Chris Conley@TEN9.4
37Randall Cobb@NE9.3
38Kenny StillsIND8.6
39Robby AndersonOAK7.5
40Cole BeasleyDEN7.2
41Ted GinnCAR6.6
42Nelson AgholorSEA6.3
43AJ BrownJAX6.1

Michael Thomas continues to just blow the doors off the position, and comes into the week at the top again. However we can point to the Atlanta wide receiver options, as Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley are both in prime spots. Tampa Bay are allowing the most fantasy points per game to wide receivers this season. There are a lot of wideouts on bye this week, but hopefully Tampa Bay can step up and provide fantasy value after a lackluster showing against the Saints. The Cowboys matchup is going to be tough, as the Patriots continue to stifle opposing offenses. Don’t shy away from the Jacksonville Jaguars wideouts, as the Titans defense is dealing with major injuries. They have also played fairly poorly on defense before the bye. Jeff Driskel has been serviceable enough to give the Lions wideouts a sense of hope without Matthew Stafford. Getting Washington this week is also a plus for them. Cleveland is in an overall smash spot if they can keep their foot on the pedal.

Week 12 Tight Ends Rankings

Week 12 RankingPlayerWeek 12 OpponentWeek 12 Projection
1Zach ErtzSEA16.7
2Mark Andrews@LAR15.6
3George KittleGB15.1
4Darren Waller@NYJ14.9
5Greg Olsen@NO12.1
6Jared CookCAR11.8
7Eric Ebron@HOU10.7
8Noah Fant@BUF10.3
9Dallas GoedertSEA10.2
10Vance McDonald@CIN9.9
11Jimmy Graham@SF9.4
12Gerald EverettBAL9.1
13Jack Doyle@HOU8.5
14TJ Hockenson@WAS8.2
15Darren FellsIND7.7
16Tyler EifertPIT7.3
17Cameron BrateATL6.9
18Mike Gesicki@CLE6.6
19Dawson KnoxDEN6.4
20OJ Howard@ATL5.3

We will have to keep watching George Kittle’s status, as this week is going to be tough due to the byes. Travis Kelce and Hunter Henry are the major names on bye this week. Zach Ertz is getting all the shine right now as the Eagles are very limited with pass-catching options. Both him and Dallas Goedert are viable against Seattle, who have struggled against tight ends this season. There are not a ton of glaring good spots, but volume is where we can find Darren Waller and Mark Andrews to be reliable options. If you are in need of a streaming option or bye week fill-in, TJ Hockenson isn’t in a bad spot against Washington, and while Buffalo is a tough matchup, Noah Fant has been getting a ton of targets of late.

Week 12 Kicker Rankings

Week 12 RankingPlayerWeek 12 OpponentWeek 12 Projection
1Wil LutzCAR11.5
2Greg ZuerleinBAL10.7
3Justin Tucker@LAR10.5
4Matt Gay@ATL10.3
5Kai’mi FairbairnIND10.0
6Younghoe KooTB10.0
7Joey Slye@NO9.7
8Austin SeibertMIA9.4
9Daniel Carlson@NYJ9.2
10Chris BoswellCIN9.1
11Jake ElliottSEA8.9
12Daniel Carlson@PHI8.6
13Mason Crosby@SF8.3
14Steve HauschkaDEN8.1
15Jason SandersBUF7.8
16Brett Maher@NE7.7
17Matt Prater@WAS7.6
18Sam FickenOAK7.4
19Adam Vinatieri@HOU7.3
20Brandon McManus@BUF7.2

Teams allowing the most field goal attempts this season are Cincinnati, Denver, Tampa Bay, Los Angeles Rams, and Baltimore. Detroit, Arizona, Houston, and Philadelphia are a few other teams worth targeting with kickers, as they give up a lot of volume. Teams that give up the least amount of volume are New England, New Orleans, San Francisco, Oakland, and Minnesota. Volume is ultimately what you want each week. Finding kickers on offenses that move the ball is always a plus for fantasy points at the position. Efficiency would come next.

Week 12 Defense Rankings

Week 12 RankingTeamWeek 12 OpponentWeek 12 Projection
2New OrleansCAR12.1
5New EnglandDAL10.7
13San FranciscoGB8.0
14New York Giants@CHI7.9
18Green Bay@SF7.4
21Los AngelesBAL6.9
23New York JetsOAK6.5
28Tampa Bay@ATL5.9

The Patriots and 49ers have averaged the most fantasy points per game this season, and will have their hands full against better offenses this week. While I believe they will put up a steady game, I have a few other defenses ranked higher. Pittsburgh especially, as they the defense is the reason why they are 5-5. They have averaged 3.4 sacks per game, and have forced 2.6 turnovers per game this season. They also face Cincinnati. The Saints are another one at home, where they get Carolina, who are struggling with Kyle Allen under center. That upside is there. Chicago, Buffalo, and Cleveland are some of the other top options on the week.

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