Fantasy Football: Week 12 Early Rankings

An early look at our Week 12 fantasy football rankings at all the major positions.
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Week 11 isn’t officially over yet, but it’s never too early to take a look ahead. Maybe you’ve already won or lost your matchup. Maybe you’re far enough ahead that the result of Monday Night Football is meaningless. Or maybe you’re just curious. Either way, Sports Illustrated is here to give you a quick glance at the week to come.

The following is our too-early look at Week 12 rankings. It’s a quick breakdown of the top 10 players at every crucial fantasy position for the upcoming weekend slate in PPR formats. Check back later in the week for official rankings from Kevin Hanson and Shawn Childs. Keep in mind this is the last set of byes, with the Cardinals, Chiefs, Chargers and Vikings off this week.


  1. Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens @ Rams
  2. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks @ Eagles
  3. Deshaun Watson, Houston Texans vs. Colts
  4. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints vs. Panthers
  5. Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys @ Patriots
  6. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons vs. Buccaneers
  7. Baker Mayfield, Cleveland Browns vs. Dolphins
  8. Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Falcons
  9. Tom Brady, New England Patriots vs. Cowboys
  10. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers @ 49ers


  1. Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers @ Saints
  2. Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints vs. Panthers
  3. Nick Chubb, Cleveland Browns vs. Miami
  4. Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys @ Patriots
  5. Saquon Barkley, New York Giants @ Bears
  6. Le’Veon Bell, New York Jets vs. Raiders
  7. Josh Jacobs, Oakland Raiders @ Jets
  8. Leonard Fournette, Jacksonville Jaguars @ Titans
  9. Aaron Jones, Green Bay Packers @ 49ers
  10. Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans vs. Jaguars


  1. Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints vs. Panthers
  2. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons vs. Buccaneers
  3. Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Falcons
  4. Chris Godwin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Falcons
  5. DeAndre Hopkins, Houston Texans vs. Colts
  6. Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers @ 49ers
  7. Julien Edelman, New England Patriots vs. Cowboys
  8. Cooper Kupp, Los Angeles Rams vs. Ravens
  9. Tyler Lockett, Seattle Seahawks @ Eagles
  10. Odell Beckham Jr., Cleveland Browns vs. Dolphins


  1. Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles @ Seahawks
  2. George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers vs. Packers
  3. Darren Waller, Oakland Raiders @ Jets
  4. Evan Engram, New York Giants @ Bears
  5. Mark Andrews, Baltimore Ravens @ Rams
  6. Gerald Everett, Los Angeles Rams vs. Ravens
  7. Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers @ Saints
  8. Eric Ebron, Indianapolis Colts @ Texans
  9. Dallas Goedert, Philadelphia Eagles @ Seahawks
  10. Jacob Hollister, Seattle Seahawks vs. Eagles


  1. Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens @ Rams
  2. Greg Zuerlein, Los Angeles Rams vs. Ravens
  3. Wil Lutz, New Orleans Saints vs. Panthers
  4. Matt Gay, Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Falcons
  5. Younghoe Koo, Atlanta Falcons vs. Buccaneers
  6. Austin Seibert, Cleveland Browns vs. Dolphins
  7. Nick Folk, New England Patriots vs. Cowboys
  8. Chris Boswell, Pittsburgh Steelers @ Bengals
  9. Joey Slye, Carolina Panthers @ Saints
  10. Jason Myers, Seattle Seahawks @ Eagles


  1. Pittsburgh Steelers @ Bengals
  2. Cleveland Browns vs. Dolphins
  3. Chicago Bears vs. Giants
  4. New England Patriots vs. Cowboys
  5. New Orleans Saints @ Panthers
  6. Baltimore Ravens @ Rams
  7. Buffalo Bills vs. Broncos
  8. San Francisco 49ers vs. Packers
  9. Houston Texans vs. Colts
  10. Jacksonville Jaguars @ Titans

More Advice From SI Fantasy

—Jaime Eisner’s waiver wire pickups: Randall Cobb, Jonathan Williams, Jacob Hollister and more

—Frankie Taddeo’s droppables, with some big-name players you shouldn’t feel bad about cutting

—Bill Enright’s injury report takes a look at who is out how long

—Frankie Taddeo’s Week 11 superlatives look at the best and worst of last week