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2012 Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings: Week 6

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.

Carolina, Chicago, Jacksonville and New Orleans are all on bye.

2012 NFL Week 6 Fantasy Football Rankings — Wide Receivers

Rk Player Team OPPONENT Notes
1 Calvin Johnson DET at PHI Has 29 catches, but only 1 TD in first four games.
2 A.J. Green CIN at CLE Browns allowing second-most fantasy points to WRs.
3 Percy Harvin MIN at WAS Harvin getting opportunities as WR, RB and KR.
4 Roddy White ATL vs. OAK Trails only teammate Gonzalez in first downs (27).
5 Larry Fitzgerald ARI vs. BUF Bills have given up 1,201 yds and 97 pts in last two games.
6 Victor Cruz NYG at SF Only 5 catches last week, but 3 went for TDs.
7 Mike Wallace PIT at TEN (Thurs.) Titans are 25th against pass.
8 Julio Jones ATL vs. OAK Shook off hand injury, put up 10-94-1 vs. Skins.
9 Demaryius Thomas DEN at SD (Mon.) Second only to Harvin in YAC with 214 yards.
10 Reggie Wayne IND at NYJ Coming off of career-best 212-yard game vs. Packers.
11 Dwayne Bowe KC at TB Bucs are last in NFL in pass defense (345 ypg).
12 Miles Austin DAL at BAL Ravens have only allowed 2 TD catches to WRs.
13 Andre Johnson HOU vs. GB Eight catches in Week 1, only 9 since.
14 Wes Welker NE at SEA Had career-best nine receptions in first half vs. Broncos.
15 Antonio Brown PIT at TEN (Thurs.)  
16 Jordy Nelson GB at HOU Has 23 catches, but only 1 TD so far.
17 Vincent Jackson TB vs. KC  
18 Dez Bryant DAL at BAL Still looking for first TD of season.
19 DeSean Jackson PHI vs. DET  
20 Stevie Johnson BUF at ARI  
21 Brandon Lloyd NE at SEA Had quiet game (3, 34) vs. Broncos.
22 Torrey Smith BAL vs. DAL Cowboys have allowed fewest catches, yards to WRs.
23 Malcom Floyd SD vs. DEN (Mon.) Averaging nearly 18 yards per catch.
24 Eric Decker DEN at SD (Mon.)  
25 Brian Hartline MIA vs. STL Still leading league in receiving yards with 514.
26 Michael Crabtree SF vs. NYG Big game (6-113-1) vs. Bills.
27 Denarius Moore OAK at ATL  
28 Pierre Garcon WAS vs. MIN Hasn't been same since injuring foot in Week 1.
29 James Jones GB at HOU Caught 2 TDs vs. Colts.
30 Anquan Boldin BAL vs. DAL Led team in receiving past two games.
31 Andre Roberts ARI vs. BUF  
32 Jeremy Maclin PHI vs. DET  
33 Hakeem Nicks NYG at SF Will be (finally) be able to go?
34 Andrew Hawkins CIN at CLE  
35 Kenny Britt TEN vs. PIT (Thurs.) Played last week, but severely limited by ankle.
36 Brandon Gibson STL at MIA Needs to step up with Amendola sidelined.
37 Nate Washington TEN vs. PIT (Thurs.) Has disappeared since Hasselbeck replaced Locker.
38 Greg Jennings GB at HOU Still not practicing, very questionable for Sunday.
39 Randall Cobb GB at HOU  
40 Kendall Wright TEN vs. PIT (Thurs.) Quickly becoming Titans' top target.
41 Nate Burleson DET at PHI  
42 Domenik Hixon NYG at SF Impact dependent upon Nicks' status.
43 Jeremy Kerley NYJ vs. IND Was Jets' top receiver last week.
44 Titus Young DET at PHI  
45 Robert Meachem SD vs. DEN (Mon.) Finally showed signs of life (3-67-2) last week.
46 Darrius Heyward-Bey OAK at ATL Expected to return (concussion) this week.
47 Rueben Randle NYG at SF Had his best game (6-82) last week vs. Browns.
48 Davone Bess MIA vs. STL Rams tied w/ Ravens for fewest TD catches (2) allowed.
49 Sidney Rice SEA vs. NE  
50 Mario Manningham SF vs. NYG Big game coming against former team?
51 Donnie Avery IND at NYJ  
52 Golden Tate SEA vs. NE  
53 Jerome Simpson MIN at WAS Dealing with back issue, but expected to play Sunday.
54 Josh Gordon CLE vs. CIN Caught first two career TDs last week.
55 Leonard Hankerson WAS vs. MIN  
56 Kevin Ogletree DAL at BAL  
57 Mike Williams TB vs. KC Averaging nearly 20 yards per catch.
58 Greg Little CLE vs. CIN Still having problems with dropped passes.
59 Donald Jones BUF at ARI  
60 T.Y. Hilton IND at NYJ  
61 Kevin Walter HOU vs. GB  
62 Santana Moss WAS vs. MIN Caught 77-yard TD pass from Cousins last week.
63 Brandon Stokley DEN at SD (Mon.)  
64 Chaz Schilens NYJ vs. IND

Rankings are based upon Athlon Sports' standard scoring system:

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 6 Positional Rankings

Running Backs
Tight Ends
Defense/Special Teams

Week 6 Waiver Wire

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