Fantasy Football: 5 must-start wide receivers for Week 12

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It is Thanksgiving week in the NFL, and not only do we have games on Thursday, but also on Friday between the New York Jets and the Miami Dolphins. On Thursday, the three games include the Packers taking on the Lions, the Commanders traveling to Dallas to take on the Cowboys, and the 49ers traveling north to taking on the Seahawks.

In these four games, there is one receiver that may have a great matchup in terms of fantasy, while the other four are on the Sunday after Thanksgiving.

Here are the five must-start wide receivers in fantasy football for Week 12.

5.) Michael Pittman Jr. vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Indianapolis Colts are coming off their bye week after their last victory in Germany against the New England Patriots. Coming into this game at 5-5, they are still in within shouting distance of making the playoffs with their focus now turned to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Colts' wideout Michael Pittman has been a serviceable fantasy option (only one week with single digit points) but he has not scored over 20 points since Week 1 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Pittman has great momentum heading into this home matchup, being targeted 33 times in his last three games, catching 24 passes for a combined 188 yards. The only down part is that he has only scored once in the last three games. There is reason to believe that Pittman will find his way into the endzone this week, making him a viable option this week for fantasy owners.