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2012 Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings: Week 4

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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.

Indianapolis and Pittsburgh are on bye.

2012 NFL Week 4 Fantasy Football Rankings — Wide Receivers

Rk

Player

Team

OPPONENT

Notes

1

Calvin Johnson

DET

vs. MIN

 

2

A.J. Green

CIN

at JAC

Victimized 'Skins (183 yards) last week.

3

Julio Jones

ATL

vs. CAR

 

4

Larry Fitzgerald

ARI

vs. MIA

Is last week (9-114-1) a sign of things to come?

5

Andre Johnson

HOU

vs. TEN

 

6

Percy Harvin

MIN

at DET

 

7

Roddy White

ATL

vs. CAR

 

8

Greg Jennings

GB

vs. NO

Big target could be taking Lambeau Leap against Saints.

9

Victor Cruz

NYG

at PHI

 

10

Hakeem Nicks

NYG

at PHI

Should be back after missing Week 3 (foot).

11

Vincent Jackson

TB

vs. WAS

Skins giving up most fantasy points to WRs.

12

Steve Smith

CAR

at ATL

Called out Cam, will it affect chemistry?

13

Brandon Lloyd

NE

at BUF

Carving out role in Patriots' aerial attack.

14

Brandon Marshall

CHI

at DAL (Mon.)

 

15

Demaryius Thomas

DEN

vs. OAK

Could have big day against Raiders' thin secondary.

16

Miles Austin

DAL

vs. CHI (Mon.)

 

17

Stevie Johnson

BUF

vs. NE

 

18

Wes Welker

NE

at BUF

Big part of offensive game plan last week vs. Ravens.

19

Dwayne Bowe

KC

vs. SD

 

20

Jordy Nelson

GB

vs. NO

Put up big numbers in home games last season.

21

DeSean Jackson

PHI

vs. NYG

 

22

Eric Decker

DEN

vs. OAK

Had 136 yards in loss to Texans.

23

Torrey Smith

BAL

vs. CLE (Thurs.)

 

24

Dez Bryant

DAL

vs. CHI (Mon.)

Austin has out-performed Bryant to this point.

25

Marques Colston

NO

at GB

Been slowed by foot injury.

26

Malcom Floyd

SD

at KC

Clearly Rivers' top WR target.

27

Jeremy Maclin

PHI

vs. NYG

Back at practice after missing last week (hip).

28

Santonio Holmes

NYJ

vs. SF

 

29

Denarius Moore

OAK

at DEN

 

30

Michael Crabtree

SF

at NYJ

First to try and take advantage of Revis-less Jets.

31

Kenny Britt

TEN

at HOU

 

32

Lance Moore

NO

at GB

 

33

Pierre Garcon

WAS

at TB

Foot issue has Garcon questionable for another week.

34

Nate Washington

TEN

at HOU

 

35

Danny Amendola

STL

vs. SEA

Hawks secondary will be tough test.

36

Nate Burleson

DET

vs. MIN

Continuing to produce as Lions' No. 2.

37

Anquan Boldin

BAL

vs. CLE (Thurs.)

No longer Ravens' No. 1 option.

38

Brandon LaFell

CAR

at ATL

 

39

Randall Cobb

GB

vs. NO

Returned KO for TD in pro debut in '11 vs. Saints.

40

Mike Williams

TB

vs. WAS

 

41

Andrew Hawkins

CIN

at JAC

Showing a knack for the big play.

42

Titus Young

DET

vs. MIN

Did not practice Wednesday (knee).

43

Brian Hartline

MIA

at ARI

 

44

Sidney Rice

SEA

at STL

 

45

Robert Meachem

SD

at KC

 

46

Golden Tate

SEA

at STL

Looking to build off of 2-TD effort on MNF.

47

Laurent Robinson

JAC

vs. CIN

Passed concussion tests, should play Sunday.

48

Mario Manningham

SF

at NYJ

 

49

Greg Little

CLE

at BAL (Thurs.)

Little having big problems bringing in passes.

50

Randy Moss

SF

at NYJ

 

51

Jerome Simpson

MIN

at DET

Makes season debut after three-game suspension.

52

Kevin Ogletree

DAL

vs. CHI (Mon.)

Hasn't done much since Week 1 coming out party.

53

Andre Roberts

ARI

vs. MIA

 

54

Davone Bess

MIA

at ARI

 

55

Kevin Walter

HOU

vs. TEN

 

56

Kendall Wright

TEN

at HOU

Rookie getting plenty of looks from Locker.

57

Santana Moss

WAS

at TB

 

58

Jon Baldwin

KC

vs. SD

 

59

Donald Jones

BUF

vs. NE

 

60

Cecil Shorts

JAC

vs. CIN

Caught 80-yarder to beat Colts last week.

61

Ramses Barden

NYG

at PHI

Could still produce even as Giants' No. 3.

62

Brandon Gibson

STL

vs. SEA

 

63

Justin Blackmon

JAC

vs. CIN

Rookie yet to have much of an impact.

64

Jeremy Kerley

NYJ

vs. SF

Been productive with limited opportunities he's gotten.

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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

Additional Week 4 Positional Rankings

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Tight Ends
Kickers
Defense/Special Teams

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