2012 Fantasy Football Rankings: Wide Receivers

Calvin Johnson is on the cover of the new Madden game, I guess that should factor into my wide receiver rankings…but it doesn’t. Johnson was a stud in 2011 and Matthew Stafford is going to throw even more than he did last season. The Detroit Lions have zero running game and will need to rely on their vertical game to win games. The New England Patriots and Green Bay Packers are also in similar situations.

A few teams have quarterback issues and you wonder if it will hurt the wide receivers fantasy stock. If the Jacksonville Jaguars had an above average quarterback, I would predict a good rookie season from Justin Blackmon, but I don’t trust Blaine Gabbert.

Will Mike Wallace’s holdout hurt his 2012 regular season performance? Can Larry Fitzgerald put up top-5 fantasy numbers with quarterback questions?

Here is our Top 50 wide receiver rankings for the 2012 NFL fantasy football season.

  1. Calvin Johnson – Detriot Lions
  2. Larry Fitzgerald – Arizona Cardinals
  3. Andre Johnson – Houston Texans
  4. Roddy White – Atlanta Falcons
  5. Greg Jennings – Green Bay Packers
  6. Wes Welker – New England Patriots
  7. Brandon Marshall – Chicago Bears
  8. Hakeem Nicks – New York Giants
  9. Marques Colston – New Orleans Saints
  10. A.J. Green – Cincinnati Bengals
  11. Julio Jones – Atlanta Falcons
  12. Pittsburgh Steelers – Mike Wallace
  13. Victor Cruz – New York Giants
  14. Jordy Nelson – Green Bay Packers
  15. Dwayne Bowe – Kansas City Chiefs
  16. Dez Bryant – Dallas Cowboys
  17. Brandon Lloyd – New England Patriots
  18. Miles Austin – Dallas Cowboys
  19. Steve Johnson – Buffalo Bills
  20. Jeremy Maclin – Philadelphia Eagles
  21. Reggie Wayne – Indianapolis Colts
  22. Vincent Jackson – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  23. Eric Decker – Denver Broncos
  24. Steve Smith – Carolina Panthers
  25. Percy Harvin – Minnesota Vikings
  26. Antonio Brown – Pittsburgh Steelers
  27. DeSean Jackson – Philadelphia Eagles
  28. Pierre Garcon – Washington Redskins
  29. Nate Washington – Tennessee Titans
  30. Demaryius Thomas – Denver Broncos
  31. Robert Meachem – San Diego Chargers
  32. Michael Crabtree – San Francisco 49ers
  33. Torrey Smith – Baltimore Ravens
  34. Malcolm Floyd – San Diego Chargers
  35. Santonio Holmes – New York Jets
  36. Denarius Moore – Oakland Raiders
  37. Anquan Boldin – Baltimore Ravens
  38. Lance Moore – New Orleans Saints
  39. Sidney Rice – Seattle Seahawks
  40. Mike Williams – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  41. Greg Little – Cleveland Browns
  42. Kenny Britt – Tennessee Titans
  43. Darrius Heyward-Bey – Oakland Raiders
  44. Titus Young – Detroit Lions
  45. Mario Manningham – San Francisco 49ers
  46. Michael Floyd – Arizona Cardinals
  47. Justin Blackmon – Jacksonville Jaguars
  48. Austin Collie – Indianapolis Colts
  49. Rueben Randle – New York Giants
  50. Brandon Stokley – Denver Broncos

Next five out: Randy Moss (San Francisco 49ers), Nate Burleson (Detroit Lions), Jonathan Baldwin (Kansas City Chiefs), Brian Quick (St. Louis Rams) and Terrell Owens (Seattle Seahawks).

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