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NFL Week 12 fantasy football rankings, waiver targets & drop candidates

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Week 12 of the 2021 fantasy football season is around the corner, and this week’s waiver wire offers a rookie developing into a near must-start in New York Jets WR Elijah Moore, along with a potential top-12 quarterback with an easy rest-of-season schedule in Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton.

Let’s dive into my fantasy football rankings at each position for Week 12, in addition to which players to target and drop on the waiver wire.

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These rankings are based on full PPR scoring. The strength of schedule is based on PFF’s SoS metric. (No. 1 is the easiest matchup and No. 32 the hardest). Players who are questionable for Week 12 have been noted with (Q).

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