5 breakout fantasy football stars to pick up for Week 12

5 breakout fantasy football stars to pick up for Week 12

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Treylon Burks headlines a trio of wide receivers that had breakout performances in Week 11. Who else is a top fantasy football pickup for Week 12?

Week 12 is going to be an oasis in the middle of the season for fantasy football owners since they won’t have to deal with bye weeks. While Week 11 was a killer that saw the Miami Dolphins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Seattle Seahawks take their collection of fantasy stars off the board, all 32 teams are playing in Week 12 as the NFL keeps everyone involved on Thanksgiving weekend.

While having everyone available is a plus, there are still opportunities to add and get players who can help you win critical matchups as the battle for playoff positioning intensifies. Here are the five top fantasy pickups for Week 12 with all rostered percentages referenced coming from Yahoo! fantasy leagues.

5. Top Fantasy Football Pickups For Week 12 – Indianapolis Colts WR Parris Campbell

We’ve talked about Campbell before in this space and the Colts’ receiver is having a renaissance. Quarterback Matt Ryan has formed a good connection with Campbell, who is his preferred target when he needs a big catch, and it looked like things would turn down for Campbell after Indianapolis went to Sam Ehlinger at quarterback.

Enter interim head coach Jeff Saturday, who came into town and made his first order of business reinstating Ryan as the team’s starter in an effort to win games. Campbell’s production, which had dropped to just seven targets combined in two games without Ryan, immediately picked back up as Campbell has been targeted 15 times in the past two weeks, including six in Indianapolis’ loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.

Campbell, who is rostered in 40 percent of Yahoo leagues, converted those targets into five catches for 67 yards. That kind of production will Campbell a good PPR flex play in Week 12 as the Colts take on the Steelers on Monday night.