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Best WR matchups for fantasy football in Week 12

Henry Palattella takes you through the top WR matchups heading into Week 12.

 Zay Flowers of the Baltimore Ravens runs with the ball against Germaine Pratt of the Cincinnati Bengals during the second quarter of the game at M&T Bank Stadium on November 16, 2023 in Baltimore, Maryland. Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

Week 12 is here, which means that we’re only weeks away from the fantasy playoffs. Here’s a look at three receivers who are must-starts because of their matchup this week.

Fantasy football, Week 12: Best WR Matchups

Zay Flowers vs. Los Angeles Chargers

The Chargers have the worst pass defense in the NFL and Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson has thrown for at least 200 yards in his past two games, so I’m banking Sunday being a big game for the Ravens passing core. Flowers has gone for 11, 73, and 43 yards over his last three games, but should benefit from Odell Beckham Jr. being limited by a shoulder injury he sustained last week.

CeeDee Lamb vs. Washington Commanders

Lamb and the Cowboys should feast on Thanksgiving against a Commanders defense that’s allowed more than 2,800 yards and 24 touchdowns through the air. Lamb’s already cleared the 1,000-yard plateau this season and had recorded four straight 100+ yard games prior to sustaining an ankle injury last Sunday.

Nico Collins vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

Collins and the Texans have a huge game on Sunday, as they’ll move into first place in the AFC South with a win over the Jaguars. The Texans have won three in a row thanks to the strong play of quarterback CJ Stroud, which should benefit Collins. He was among the league’s target leaders in the red zone last week, is coming off a 65-yard game, and should benefit from extra attention generated by Tank Dell.