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2012 Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings: Week 9

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.

New England, New York Jets, St. Louis and San Francisco are all on bye.

2012 NFL Week 9 Fantasy Football Rankings — Wide Receivers

Rk Player Team OPPONENT Notes
1 A.J. Green CIN vs. DEN Tied for league lead with 7 TD catches.
2 Brandon Marshall CHI at TEN Has seen 41 total targets in last 3 games.
3 Demaryius Thomas DEN at CIN Has three 100-yard games in last four.
4 Victor Cruz NYG vs. PIT Only two catches for 23 yards last week.
5 Calvin Johnson DET at JAC Megatron dealing with knee issue.
6 Percy Harvin MIN at SEA Tied for league lead in receptions (60).
7 Marques Colston NO vs. PHI (Mon.) Averaging 13 targets per game over last 4.
8 Reggie Wayne IND vs. MIA Leads NFL in receiving yards (757).
9 Vincent Jackson TB at OAK Saw three-game scoring end last week.
10 Steve Smith CAR at WAS Redskins are last in pass defense.
11 Andre Johnson HOU vs. BUF Bills have allowed 12 TD catches to WRs.
12 Julio Jones ATL vs. DAL Came up big (5-123-1) vs. Eagles.
13 Roddy White ATL vs. DAL Had season-low 3 rec., 38 yds. last week.
14 Mike Wallace PIT at NYG Giants have allowed third-most yards to WRs.
15 Jordy Nelson GB vs. ARI Hopes to return after missing last week (hamstring).
16 Denarius Moore OAK vs. TB Bucs have given up 111 receptions to WRs.
17 Larry Fitzgerald ARI at GB Took hard hit, but stayed in game vs. 49ers.
18 Miles Austin DAL at ATL One of three Cowboys with 100+ rec. yds. last week.
19 Randall Cobb GB vs. ARI Three TDs in last two games.
20 Hakeem Nicks NYG vs. PIT Only TD catch came in Week 2.
21 DeSean Jackson PHI at NO (Mon.) Saints are allowing most pts. to WRs.
22 Torrey Smith BAL at CLE Put up 6-97-1 in Week 4 win over Browns.
23 Dez Bryant DAL at ATL Injured hip last week, but should play on Sunday.
24 Dwayne Bowe KC at SD (Thurs.) Posted 7-108-1 against Chargers in Week 4.
25 Stevie Johnson BUF at HOU  
26 Eric Decker DEN at CIN Four straight games with at least one TD catch.
27 Antonio Brown PIT at NYG  
28 Jeremy Maclin PHI at NO (Mon.) Saints have given up 13 TD receptions to WRs.
29 James Jones GB vs. ARI Has 13 catches, but no TDs in last two games.
30 Malcom Floyd SD vs. KC (Thurs.) Averaging 16 ypc, but only one TD so far.
31 Titus Young DET at JAC Stepped up (9-100-2) big in Burleson's absence.
32 Mike Williams TB at OAK Season-high six receptions (68 yds., TD) last week.
33 Josh Gordon CLE vs. BAL Deep threat could be problem for depleted Ravens secondary.
34 Lance Moore NO vs. PHI (Mon.)  
35 Santana Moss WAS vs. CAR Has three TDs in last two games.
36 Anquan Boldin BAL at CLE Best game (9-131) came vs. Browns in Week 4.
37 Andre Roberts ARI at GB  
38 Sidney Rice SEA vs. MIN Caught season-high six passes (one for TD) last week.
39 Brian Hartline MIA at IND  
40 Cecil Shorts JAC vs. DET Looks like Jags' No. 1 option right now.
41 Kenny Britt TEN vs. CHI Has yet to put up huge numbers in a game.
42 Darrius Heyward-Bey OAK vs. TB  
43 Brandon LaFell CAR vs. WAS  
44 Kendall Wright TEN vs. CHI  
45 Nate Washington TEN vs. CHI  
46 Greg Little CLE vs. BAL Doing better job holding onto ball lately.
47 Andrew Hawkins CIN vs. DEN  
48 Davone Bess MIA at IND  
49 Donnie Avery IND vs. MIA  
50 Earl Bennett CHI vs. TEN Vanderbilt alums Bennett, Cutler return to Nashville, TN.
51 T.Y. Hilton IND vs. MIA  
52 Brandon Stokley DEN at CIN Steady vet has 2 or more catches in every game.
53 Golden Tate SEA vs. MIN Posted season-high seven receptions last week.
54 Kevin Walter HOU vs. BUF  
55 Donald Jones BUF at HOU  
56 Emmanuel Sanders PIT at NYG  
57 Justin Blackmon JAC vs. DET Went for 4-67 (16.8 ypc) last week against Packers.
58 Leonard Hankerson WAS vs. CAR  
59 Devery Henderson NO vs. PHI (Mon.)  
60 Michael Jenkins MIN at SEA  
61 Robert Meachem SD vs. KC (Thurs.)  
62 Ryan Broyles DET at JAC Has three catches and a TD in each of last 2 games.
63 Kevin Ogletree DAL at ATL  
64 Devin Hester CHI vs. TEN

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 9 Positional Rankings

Running Backs
Tight Ends
Defense/Special Teams

Week 9 Waiver Wire

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