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2012 Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings: Week 12

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Each week during the NFL season, we will rank enough players at each position to appease everyone from those in 8-team leagues to 16-team leagues, those that can start two QBs, two TEs, three RBs and four WRs. We cut out the rest, because if you're looking at who the 50th-best running back or the 17th-best kicker is for that week, you need more help than any Web site can give you.

2012 NFL Week 12 Fantasy Football Rankings — Wide Receivers

Rk

Player

Team

OPPONENT

Notes

1

Calvin Johnson

DET

vs. HOU (Thurs.)

Has 129+ yards in 3 straight games, TDs in 2.

2

A.J. Green

CIN

vs. OAK

Has scored a TD in 9 straight games.

3

Reggie Wayne

IND

vs. BUF

Bills have yielded 19 TD catches to WRs.

4

Victor Cruz

NYG

vs. GB

No TDs in past three games.

5

Roddy White

ATL

at TB

Three straight 100-yard games.

6

Demaryius Thomas

DEN

at KC

Chiefs giving up 13.7 yards per catch.

7

Vincent Jackson

TB

vs. ATL

Leads league with 20.5 ypc.

8

Wes Welker

NE

at NYJ (Thurs.)

Has no TDs and 80 yards or less in last four.

9

Andre Johnson

HOU

at DET (Thurs.)

Exploded for 14-273-1 vs. Jaguars.

10

Brandon Marshall

CHI

vs. MIN

His TD only bright spot vs. 49ers.

11

Percy Harvin

MIN

at CHI

Hoping to play (ankle), watch status.

12

Marques Colston

NO

vs. SF

49ers ranked second in league against pass.

13

Eric Decker

DEN

at KC

Chiefs have yielded fewest rec. (83) to WRs.

14

Randall Cobb

GB

at NYG

Has caught a TD pass in four straight.

15

Jordy Nelson

GB

at NYG

Giants have given up 15 TD rec. to WRs.

16

Steve Smith

CAR

at PHI (Mon.)

Still only 1 TD catch on season.

17

Julio Jones

ATL

at TB

Left game last week w/ ankle injury, watch status.

18

Larry Fitzgerald

ARI

vs. STL

Cardinals' QB issues hurting Fitz's production.

19

Dez Bryant

DAL

vs. WAS (Thurs.)

Season-high 145 yards vs. Browns.

20

Hakeem Nicks

NYG

vs. GB

Should be rested, ready to go off of bye.

21

Miles Austin

DAL

vs. WAS (Thurs.)

Redskins allowing fourth-most pts. to WRs.

22

Denarius Moore

OAK

at CIN

Held to one catch for 9 yds. vs. Saints

23

Stevie Johnson

BUF

at IND

Has yet to post 100-yard game.

24

Danny Amendola

STL

at ARI

Injured his foot, but returned vs. Jets.

25

Torrey Smith

BAL

at SD

Only one catch on seven targets vs. Steelers.

26

Mike Wallace

PIT

at CLE

Has only one 100-yard game so far.

27

Dwayne Bowe

KC

vs. DEN

Suffered neck injury last week, watch status.

28

Kenny Britt

TEN

at JAC

Jags gave up 500+ passing yards to Texans.

29

Michael Crabtree

SF

at NO

Has four TD catches over last three games.

30

Malcom Floyd

SD

vs. BAL

Leads Chargers with 43 catches, but just 3 TDs.

31

Brandon Lloyd

NE

at NYJ (Thurs.)

Has caught a TD pass in only 2 of 10 games.

32

DeSean Jackson

PHI

vs. CAR (Mon.)

Caught just 2 passes from Foles last week.

33

James Jones

GB

at NYG

Leads Packers with 8 TD catches.

34

Sidney Rice

SEA

at MIA

Has four TD receptions in last three games.

35

Brian Hartline

MIA

at CHI

Seahawks allowing second-fewest pts. to WRs.

36

Mike Williams

TB

vs. ATL

Falcons have only given up 6 TD catches to WRs.

37

Darrius Heyward-Bey

OAK

at CIN

Played through hamstring issue last week.

38

Cecil Shorts

JAC

vs. TEN

Averaged 27 ypc with a TD vs. Texans.

39

Jeremy Maclin

PHI

vs. CAR (Mon.)

Didn't catch a single pass from Foles last week.

40

Lance Moore

NO

vs. SF

Made most of 2 catches (2 TDs) vs. Raiders.

41

Danario Alexander

SD

vs. BAL

Posted 7-96-2 last week against Broncos.

42

Nate Washington

TEN

at JAC

Has only one game with more than 69 yds.

43

Brandon LaFell

CAR

at PHI (Mon.)

Had season-high 93 yards last week vs. Bucs.

44

T.Y. Hilton

IND

vs. BUF

Stepped up big (6-100-2) in Avery's absence.

45

Justin Blackmon

JAC

vs. TEN

Showed up big (7-236-1) against Texans.

46

Ryan Broyles

DET

vs. HOU (Thurs.)

Should have bigger role with Young suspended.

47

Donnie Avery

IND

vs. BUF

Left game last week w/ concussion, watch status.

48

Kendall Wright

TEN

at JAC

Leads all rookies with 43 receptions.

49

Jeremy Kerley

NYJ

vs. NE (Thurs.)

Averaging 15.2 yards per reception.

50

Anquan Boldin

BAL

at SD

His only TD catch came in Week 1.

51

Davone Bess

MIA

vs. SEA

Caught first TD pass of season last week vs. Bills.

52

Andre Roberts

ARI

vs. STL

Has one TD catch in last six games.

53

Pierre Garcon

WAS

at DAL (Thurs.)

Finally returned from injury, had 3 receptions.

54

Golden Tate

SEA

at MIA

Only 26 receptions, but 6 TDs.

55

Santana Moss

WAS

at DAL (Thurs.)

Caught one pass, but it was 61-yard TD.

56

Emmanuel Sanders

PIT

at CLE

Led Steelers with 82 yards receiving last week.

57

Laurent Robinson

JAC

vs. TEN

No catches last week as Blackmon, Shorts took over.

58

Chris Givens

STL

at ARI

Cardinals are 6th against the pass.

59

Leonard Hankerson

WAS

at DAL (Thurs.)

Has 2 or fewer receptions in 6 of 10 games.

60

Josh Gordon

CLE

vs. PIT

Steelers surrendering fewest fantasy points to WRs.

61

Brandon Stokley

DEN

at KC

Has four catches and a TD in each of past 2 games.

62

Greg Little

CLE

vs. PIT

Just two TD catches on the season.

63

Harry Douglas

ATL

at TB

Has shown he can produce when called on.

64

Donald Jones

BUF

at IND

Colts have yielded 14 TD receptions to WRs.

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Rankings are based upon Athlon Sports' standard scoring system:

OFFENSIVE SCORING
All touchdowns are 6 points
1 point for 25 yards passing
1 point for 10 yards rushing/receiving
Receptions are .5 points
Interceptions/fumbles are minus-2 points

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