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

Cleveland Browns v Baltimore Ravens
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1.) Devonta Smith vs. Buffalo Bills

The Philadelphia Eagles will host the Buffalo Bills in front of a rowdy Eagles fanbase, which is already tough as it is for the Bills. The factor that makes this game even more challenging is that the Buffalo secondary is facing injuries once again with cornerbacks Dane Jackson and Taron Johnson, who were both injured against the New York Jets.

The Eagles have two number one receivers on their team A.J. Brown and Devonta Smith. While Brown is the more physical receiver and can do more damage, it is Smith that will be the main concern, which is great for anyone who has Smith on their fantasy team.

Smith has reached double digit points in his last three games, which included two touchdowns in back-to-back weeks. Even though he is not necessarily the main target in the passing game, Brown should have more of a shadow coverage going up against him while a guy like Christian Benford for the Bills will have to face Smith one-on-one. In this matchup, I trust Smith more as he can not only bring in targets, but also help open the playbook for the Eagles’ offense. Smith is the biggest must-start receiver this week for fantasy.