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2012 Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings: Week 14

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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 14 Fantasy Football Rankings — Wide Receivers

Rk

Player

Team

OPPONENT

Notes

1

Calvin Johnson

DET

at GB

Tied NFL record with 5th straight 125-yard game.

2

Demaryius Thomas

DEN

at OAK (Thurs.)

Put 5-103 (20.6 ypc) vs. Raiders in Week 4.

3

A.J. Green

CIN

vs. DAL

Tied w/ Gronk for league lead with 10 TD catches.

4

Andre Johnson

HOU

at NE (Mon.)

Tied for fourth in yards with 1,114.

5

Brandon Marshall

CHI

at MIN

Second in catches and yards, third w/ 8 TD rec.

6

Dez Bryant

DAL

at CIN

Has six TD catches over last 4 games.

7

Wes Welker

NE

vs. HOU (Mon.)

Posted fifth 100-yard game last week vs. Dolphins.

8

Victor Cruz

NYG

vs. NO

Posted first 100-yard game since Week 7.

9

Vincent Jackson

TB

vs. PHI

Tied for 39th in rec., but 9th in yards and has 7 TDs.

10

Reggie Wayne

IND

vs. TEN

Posted season-low 4 rec., 51 yds. last week.

11

Roddy White

ATL

at CAR

Just one catch for 20 yds. (7 targets) last week.

12

Julio Jones

ATL

at CAR

Had only one reception (30 yds.) in Week 4 vs. CAR.

13

Marques Colston

NO

at NYG

Giants have yielded sixth-most fantasy pts. to WRs.

14

Hakeem Nicks

NYG

vs. NO

Saints allowing third-most fantasy points to WRs.

15

Randall Cobb

GB

vs. DET

Only 101 yds. receiving, no TDs in last 2 games.

16

Pierre Garcon

WAS

vs. BAL

Averaging 16 ypc w/ 2 TDs over last two games.

17

Torrey Smith

BAL

at WAS

Redskins giving up second-most fantasy pts. to WRs.

18

Greg Jennings

GB

vs. DET

Put up 4-46 in first game since Sept. 30.

19

Steve Smith

CAR

vs. ATL

Went for 5-120-1 last week against Chiefs.

20

Lance Moore

NO

at NYG

Had season-best 123 yds. last week vs. Falcons.

21

Danario Alexander

SD

at PIT

Steelers allowing fewest fantasy pts. to WRs.

22

Miles Austin

DAL

at CIN

Played through hip injury, had 2 rec. for 46 yds.

23

Mike Williams

TB

vs. PHI

Put up 6-93-1 last week vs. Broncos.

24

T.Y. Hilton

IND

vs. TEN

Has three 100-yard games in last five contests.

25

Larry Fitzgerald

ARI

at SEA

Just one 100-yard game, 4 TDs on season.

26

Stevie Johnson

BUF

vs. STL

Dealing with tight hammy, expected to play.

27

Eric Decker

DEN

at OAK (Thurs.)

Just 10 rec., 119 yds., TD in last 4 games combined.

28

James Jones

GB

vs. DET

Hauled in 9th TD catch last week, Nelson likely out.

29

Mike Wallace

PIT

vs. SD

Dealing w/ knee injury and really missing Big Ben.

30

Michael Crabtree

SF

vs. MIA

Tied season high w/ 7 catches (101 yds.) vs. Rams.

31

Antonio Brown

PIT

vs. SD

Only TD catch came back in Week 3.

32

Sidney Rice

SEA

vs. ARI

Must pass concussion tests before being cleared.

33

Kenny Britt

TEN

at IND

Has a TD in each of last two games.

34

Dwayne Bowe

KC

at CLE

Starting to click more with Quinn.

35

Chris Givens

STL

at BUF

Season-high 11 rec. (14 targets) last week vs. 49ers.

36

Jeremy Maclin

PHI

at TB

Eight catches, 93 yds., 0 TDs in last 3 games.

37

Denarius Moore

OAK

vs. DEN (Thurs.)

Total of four catches last three games.

38

Josh Gordon

CLE

vs. KC

Posted first career 100-yard game last week.

39

Justin Blackmon

JAC

vs. NYJ

Held to just 1 catch (9 yds.) on 6 targets last week.

40

Cecil Shorts

JAC

vs. NYJ

Sustained concussion last week, monitor status.

41

Golden Tate

SEA

vs. ARI

Put up season-high 96 yds. w/ TD last week.

42

Donnie Avery

IND

vs. TEN

Scored two TDs (5 rec, 91 yds.) last week.

43

Malcom Floyd

SD

at PIT

Only one 100-yard game on season.

44

Danny Amendola

STL

at BUF

Listed as Questionable (heel), watch status.

45

Jerome Simpson

MIN

vs. CHI

Needs to step up w/ Harvin done for season.

46

Anquan Boldin

BAL

at WAS

Skins have given up second-most rec., yds. to WRs.

47

Brian Hartline

MIA

at SF

No 100-yard games, only 1 TD since Week 4.

48

Brandon Lloyd

NE

vs. HOU (Mon.)

Had just one catch for 10 yards vs. Dolphins.

49

Nate Washington

TEN

at IND

Colts are giving up fifth-most fantasy pts. to WRs.

50

Jeremy Kerley

NYJ

at JAC

 

51

Mike Thomas

DET

at GB

Lions new No. 2 WR with Broyles, Young on IR.

52

Kendall Wright

TEN

at in

Leads Titans with 88 targets, TD in Week 8 vs. IND.

53

Darrius Heyward-Bey

OAK

vs. DEN (Thurs.)

Broncos have allowed only 9 TD receptions to WRs.

54

Davone Bess

MIA

at SF

49ers have allowed only six TD receptions by WRs.

55

Andre Roberts

ARI

at SEA

Dealing with ankle injury, watch status.

56

Emmanuel Sanders

PIT

vs. SD

Has been more productive w/o Big Ben in there.

57

Andrew Hawkins

CIN

vs. DAL

Posted 5-47 last week after missing two games.

58

Santana Moss

WAS

vs. BAL

One or no catches in three of last four games.

59

Donald Jones

BUF

vs. STL

Missed last week (calf), expected to play Sunday.

60

Jason Avant

PHI

at TB

Went for 4-79 last week against Cowboys.

61

Greg Little

CLE

vs. KC

Chiefs tied for most TD catches by opp. WRs (17).

62

Leonard Hankerson

WAS

vs. BAL

Eight total catches in last five games combined.

63

Brandon Stokley

DEN

at OAK (Thurs.)

DNP last week (hip/wrist), watch status for Thurs.

64

Brandon LaFell

CAR

vs. ATL

Sprained foot last week, watch status.

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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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