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Week 12: Player Upgrades

The passers, runners and receivers rising the short and long term fantasy football ranks This week's picks include Profiled players include Alex Smith, E.J. Manuel, Chris Ivory, Donald Brown, and Victor Cruz.


He hasn't scored since Week Two, but Wright has no fewer than 69 receiving yards since Week Four and has seen 21 targets in a two-game span. Somehow Wright has endured through the Titans' quarterback situation and gets a nice matchup against the Raiders this week, making him a solid, short term play. Looking down the stretch, Wright does have a few more decent matchups and faces the 11th easiest schedule for receivers per our strength of schedule ratings.


If we're talking Week 12, there are some streamer options this week. Garrett Graham from Houston is coming off a big game and plays Jacksonville, so consider him a nice plug and play solution at TE. However, Walker plays the Raiders this week and has the second softest schedule remaining for all tight ends. So he's the pick here, particularly after receiving 18 targets over the past two games. In fact, Walker cashed in on those targets, catching 14 passes – including all 10 thrown his way in Week 11 – for 153 yards and two touchdowns. There might not be a hotter tight end at the moment, and with his remaining schedule, Walker's scorching pace is likely to continue.

Remember to read all our columns for this week and use our Who To Start Rankings

Jack Anderson
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Jack is a long-suffering Redskins fan who tries to find hope in winning fantasy football championships. He also loves helping others win them unless they're playing in the same league. Jack covered the NFL for three years and is currently a high school football coach in Virginia.