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2012 Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings: Week 7

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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.

Atlanta, Denver, Kansas City, Miami, Philadelphia and San Diego are all on bye.

2012 NFL Week 7 Fantasy Football Rankings — Wide Receivers

Rk

Player

Team

OPPONENT

Notes

1

A.J. Green

CIN

vs. PIT

Leads NFL in yards, tied for 2nd in TD catches with 6.

2

Calvin Johnson

DET

at CHI (Mon.)

Second in ypg, 4th in catches, but only one TD so far.

3

Percy Harvin

MIN

vs. ARI

Leads league in receptions with 49.

4

Victor Cruz

NYG

vs. WAS

Tied for second with Green in touchdown catches.

5

Brandon Marshall

CHI

vs. DET (Mon.)

Put up 8-138-1 vs. Cowboys on MNF in Week 4.

6

Larry Fitzgerald

ARI

at MIN

Hasn't made any big plays yet, longest catch is 37 yards.

7

Marques Colston

NO

at TB

All four TDs have come in last two games.

8

Wes Welker

NE

vs. NYJ

One of few bright spots for Pats' offense in Seattle.

9

Vincent Jackson

TB

vs. NO

Has 10 catches, 166 yards and 3 TDs over last two games.

10

Reggie Wayne

IND

vs. CLE

Jets held him to just 87 yards last week.

11

Mike Wallace

PIT

at CIN

Just 21 catches so far, but 4 TDs.

12

Dez Bryant

DAL

at CAR

Put up best numbers (13-95-2) in a while against Ravens.

13

Jordy Nelson

GB

at STL

Posted second career 3-TD game vs. Houston.

14

Hakeem Nicks

NYG

vs. WAS

Played for first time since Week 2, caught three passes.

15

Stevie Johnson

BUF

vs. TEN

Has only 3 catches of 20+ yards.

16

Andre Johnson

HOU

vs. BAL

His eight catches vs. Packers were most this season.

17

Steve Smith

CAR

vs. DAL

Cowboys' secondary has been tough on WRs.

18

Miles Austin

DAL

at CAR

Coming off just two catches for 31 yards vs. Ravens.

19

Antonio Brown

PIT

at CIN

 

20

James Jones

GB

at STL

Second in the NFL in touchdowns with 7.

21

Denarius Moore

OAK

vs. JAC

Posted first 100-yard game since last season vs. Falcons.

22

Torrey Smith

BAL

at HOU

Only four catches combined over past two weeks.

23

Anquan Boldin

BAL

at HOU

Has been Ravens' main receiver past few weeks.

24

Kenny Britt

TEN

at BUF

Scored first TD last week, may finally be over ankle issue.

25

Brandon Lloyd

NE

vs. NYJ

Injured shoulder last week, probably want to monitor him.

26

Mike Williams

TB

vs. NO

Caught 62-yard TD pass vs. Chiefs last week.

27

Michael Crabtree

SF

vs. SEA (Thurs.)

 

28

Randall Cobb

GB

at STL

Has carved out nice little niche in Packers' attack.

29

Lance Moore

NO

at TB

 

30

Kendall Wright

TEN

at BUF

Rookie becoming Hasselbeck's favorite target.

31

Jeremy Kerley

NYJ

at NE

 

32

Brandon Gibson

STL

vs. GB

Has replaced injured Amendola as Rams' top receiver.

33

Nate Washington

TEN

at BUF

 

34

Domenik Hixon

NYG

vs. WAS

 

35

Andre Roberts

ARI

at MIN

 

36

Josh Gordon

CLE

at IND

Three TDs last two weeks, doing it with big plays.

37

Andrew Hawkins

CIN

vs. PIT

 

38

Nate Burleson

DET

at CHI (Mon.)

 

39

Donnie Avery

IND

vs. CLE

 

40

Sidney Rice

SEA

at SF (Thurs.)

Connected with Wilson for game-winning TD vs. Pats.

41

Santana Moss

WAS

at NYG

Has stepped up in Garcon's prolonged absence.

42

Darrius Heyward-Bey

OAK

vs. JAC

Returned from concussion and contributed.

43

Brandon LaFell

CAR

vs. DAL

 

44

Stephen Hill

NYJ

at NE

Returned from hamstring injury and caught TD.

45

Devery Henderson

NO

at TB

 

46

Mario Manningham

SF

vs. SEA (Thurs.)

 

47

Chris Givens

STL

vs. GB

Has shown he can make the big plays.

48

Justin Blackmon

JAC

at OAK

Rookie slowly showing signs of progress, development.

49

Pierre Garcon

WAS

at NYG

Foot injury just won't go away.

50

T.Y. Hilton

IND

vs. CLE

 

51

Leonard Hankerson

WAS

at NYG

 

52

Kevin Walter

HOU

vs. BAL

 

53

Doug Baldwin

SEA

at SF (Thurs.)

Hooked up with Wilson for TD last week vs. Patriots.

54

Titus Young

DET

at CHI (Mon.)

 

55

Cecil Shorts

JAC

at OAK

 

56

Devin Hester

CHI

vs. DET (Mon.)

 

57

Kevin Ogletree

DAL

at CAR

Hasn't done much of anything since huge Week 1 game.

58

Michael Jenknins

MIN

vs. ARI

Stepped up in Jerome Simpson's absence last week.

59

Randy Moss

SF

vs. SEA (Thurs.)

 

60

Donald Jones

BUF

vs. TEN

 

61

Emmanuel Sanders

PIT

at CIN

 

62

Greg Little

CLE

at IND

 

63

Golden Tate

SEA

at SF (Thurs.)

 

64

Greg Jennings

GB

at STL

Groin injury will likely keep him out again this week.

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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 7 Positional Rankings

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Running Backs
Tight Ends
Kickers
Defense/Special Teams

Week 7 Waiver Wire

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