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2012 Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings: Week 2

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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.

Greg Jennings did not play Thursday night against Chicago, sitting with a groin injury, but it's not like any receiver on either team did that much as both quarterbacks combined for two touchdown passes and five interceptions. Hopefully, Sunday will bring better results for top wide receiver options like Julio Jones, who got his 2012 season off to a nice start as he hauled in two touchdowns from Matt Ryan in Week 1. Jones and teammate Roddy White will get the Monday night spotlight this week against Denver's own dynamic duo of Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker. Kenny Britt should also make his season debut after serving his one-game suspension as Tennessee is in San Diego on Sunday. Don't forget that Britt was leading the AFC in receiving after the first two weeks of last season before tearing his ACL in the Titans' third game. Another situation that bears watching is Philadelphia's duo of DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin, both of whom missed practice on Thursday because of injuries.

2012 NFL Week 2 Fantasy Football Rankings — Wide Receivers

Rk

Player

Team

OPPONENT

1

Calvin Johnson

DET

at SF

2

Andre Johnson

HOU

at JAC

3

Larry Fitzgerald

ARI

at NE

4

Julio Jones

ATL

vs. DEN (Mon.)

5

Brandon Marshall

CHI

at GB (Thurs.)

6

A.J. Green

CIN

vs. CLE

7

Steve Smith

CAR

vs. NO

8

Percy Harvin

MIN

at IND

9

Victor Cruz

NYG

vs. TB

10

Roddy White

ATL

vs. DEN (Mon.)

11

Jordy Nelson

GB

vs. CHI (Thurs.)

12

Hakeem Nicks

NYG

vs. TB

13

Dez Bryant

DAL

at SEA

14

Wes Welker

NE

vs. ARI

15

Miles Austin

DAL

at SEA

16

Demaryius Thomas

DEN

at ATL (Mon.)

17

Brandon Lloyd

NE

vs. ARI

18

Reggie Wayne

IND

vs. MIN

19

Mike Wallace

PIT

vs. NYJ

20

Marques Colston

NO

at CAR

21

Vincent Jackson

TB

at NYG

22

Stevie Johnson

BUF

vs. KC

23

Antonio Brown

PIT

vs. NYJ

24

Pierre Garcon

WAS

at STL

25

Dwayne Bowe

KC

at BUF

26

Greg Jennings*

GB

vs. CHI (Thurs.)

27

DeSean Jackson

PHI

vs. BAL

28

Jeremy Maclin

PHI

vs. BAL

29

Torrey Smith

BAL

at PHI

30

Eric Decker

DEN

at ATL (Mon.)

31

Malcom Floyd

SD

vs. TEN

32

Lance Moore

NO

at CAR

33

Michael Crabtree

SF

vs. DET

34

Santonio Holmes

NYJ

at PIT

35

Nate Washington

TEN

at SD

36

Randall Cobb

GB

vs. CHI (Thurs.)

37

Anquan Boldin

BAL

at PHI

38

Robert Meachem

SD

vs. TEN

39

Sidney Rice

SEA

vs. DAL

40

Kenny Britt

TEN

at SD

41

Brandon LaFell

CAR

vs. NO

42

Darrius Heyward-Bey

OAK

at MIA

43

James Jones

GB

vs. CHI (Thurs.)

44

Kevin Ogletree

DAL

at SEA

45

Danny Amendola

STL

vs. WAS

46

Randy Moss

SF

vs. DET

47

Nate Burleson

DET

at SF

48

Laurent Robinson

JAC

vs. HOU

49

Mike Williams

TB

at NYG

50

Davone Bess

MIA

vs. OAK

51

Andre Roberts

ARI

at NE

52

Dexter McCluster

KC

at BUF

53

Greg Little

CLE

at CIN

54

Doug Baldwin

SEA

vs. DAL

55

Donald Jones

BUF

vs. KC

56

Braylon Edwards

SEA

vs. DAL

57

Mario Manningham

SF

vs. DET

58

Justin Blackmon

JAC

vs. HOU

59

Kendall Wright

TEN

at SD

60

Rueben Randle

NYG

vs. TB

61

Kevin Walter

HOU

at JAC

62

Denarius Moore

OAK

at MIA

63

Eddie Royal

SD

vs. TEN

64

Titus Young

DET

at SF

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*NOTE: Jennings did not play on Thursday night against Chicago because of a groin injury.

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

Additional Week 2 Positional Rankings

Quarterbacks
Running Backs
Tight Ends
Kickers
Defense/Special Teams

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