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2012 NFL Fantasy Football Rankings: Wide Receivers

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The 2012 NFL Fantasy Season is officially here. Mock drafts abound. Rookie round-ups are complete. Bye week cheat sheets are everywhere. The creative juices are flowing with hysterical team names. Positional rankings are popping up everywhere. And the ever-important Athlon Sports 2012 Big Board, the most accurate consensus top 150 list of fantasy footballers on the web, continues to take shape.

New to our Big Board is NFL.com's initial NFL fantasy rankings as we have expanded from seven lists to eight. We also added a "Previous" column to indicate the previous ranking. Athlon, with special help from FantasyRundown.com, will continue to broaden and deepen its trademark consensus Big Board and positional rankings all summer long.

CBS:CBSSports.com (Updated: 7/13/12)
PFF: ProFootballFocus.com (Updated: 6/26/12)
ESPN:ESPN (Updated 6/20/12)
FFT:FFToolbox.com (Updated 7/15/12)
Y!: Yahoo! Sports (Updated 6/23/12)
NFL: NFL.com (2012 Debut)
FOX: FoxSports.com (Updated 5/31/12)
AS: Athlon Sports (Updated 7/1/12)

Updated: 8:30 a.m. CT, July 19, 2012

Athlon Sports Fantasy Football Positional Rankings: Wide Receivers

Recommended Articles

Rank

Previous

Top 150

Player:

Team

CBS

PFF

ESPN

FFT

Y!

NFL

FOX

AS

1.

1

5

Calvin Johnson

DET

7

6

7

4

4

8

6

5

2.

2

11

Larry Fitzgerald

ARI

16

9

10

19

10

12

16

10

3.

3

13

Andre Johnson

HOU

13

15

11

26

28

15

12

18

4.

4

16

Roddy White

ATL

19

8

15

32

17

18

23

16

5.

5

21

Greg Jennings

GB

23

14

16

36

23

20

22

24

6.

6

22

Wes Welker

NE

24

28

20

25

30

17

24

23

7.

7

28

AJ Green

CIN

32

31

26

27

24

26

33

26

8.

9

29

Hakeem Nicks

NYG

35

12

25

28

39

33

30

27

9.

8

30

Mike Wallace

PIT

31

39

19

30

29

28

29

28

10.

11

31

Julio Jones

ATL

34

22

33

22

31

23

42

30

11.

10

32

Victor Cruz

NYG

38

26

29

29

26

36

46

32

12.

12

35

Jordy Nelson

GB

30

57

39

37

33

35

44

31

13.

13

36

Steve Smith

CAR

46

43

40

41

34

24

39

40

14.

14

38

Brandon Marshall

CHI

51

49

35

45

27

34

38

35

15.

16

40

Dez Bryant

DAL

59

32

41

40

47

38

45

37

16.

15

41

Marques Colston

NO

55

24

46

42

44

39

52

39

17.

18

44

Demaryius Thomas

DEN

37

20

63

51

41

32

49

60

18.

17

48

Miles Austin

DAL

53

36

48

55

36

48

55

52

19.

19

49

Percy Harvin

MIN

50

46

55

48

48

37

48

56

20.

20

50

Dwayne Bowe

KC

61

34

57

63

51

46

50

57

21.

21

51

Jeremy Maclin

PHI

60

45

59

57

46

49

58

50

22.

22

53

Vincent Jackson

TB

65

40

53

52

67

57

56

53

23.

23

56

Kenny Britt

TEN

73

18

74

49

54

52

65

74

24.

24

58

Brandon Lloyd

NE

68

59

47

62

56

51

59

62

25.

27

62

Antonio Brown

PIT

75

6

66

77

68

84

53

67

26.

26

69

DeSean Jackson

PHI

63

74

71

69

71

78

71

61

27.

28

70

Stevie Johnson

BUF

72

50

60

64

64

67

127

59

28.

30

74

Torrey Smith

BAL

76

65

82

76

80

76

91

72

29.

25

76

Robert Meachem

SD

81

62

77

70

81

73

98

85

30.

29

77

Eric Decker

DEN

80

55

68

104

74

66

85

99

31.

31

80

Pierre Garcon

WAS

109

71

80

82

84

83

89

82

32.

32

84

Reggie Wayne

IND

78

51

103

94

83

79

106

98

33.

33

88

Anquan Boldin

BAL

90

85

94

99

99

91

84

86

34.

35

89

Denarius Moore

OAK

91

78

84

106

93

86

111

84

35.

34

92

Sidney Rice

SEA

87

69

98

101

86

134

83

97

36.

37

97

Lance Moore

NO

93

90

91

118

109

96

94

87

37.

36

98

Santonio Holmes

NYJ

102

122

89

102

87

90

81

108

38.

40

102

Darrius Heyward-Bey

OAK

117

82

106

113

95

99

119

105

39.

38

103

Justin Blackmon

JAC

106

134

113

92

108

110

95

96

40.

42

106

Michael Crabtree

SF

111

119

96

120

115

100

114

109

41.

39

108

Malcolm Floyd

SD

112

103

85

112

104

114

116

146

42.

41

109

Titus Young

DET

92

95

112

100

137

119

122

121

43.

44

110

Greg Little

CLE

114

80

-

109

91

104

137

118

44.

43

114

Mike Williams

TB

119

105

120

97

100

142

121

123

45.

46

120

Laurent Robinson

JAC

135

111

118

108

131

130

93

-

46.

48

121

Nate Washington

TEN

126

100

125

-

124

107

131

119

47.

47

129

Michael Floyd

ARI

141

93

131

129

120

-

130

-

48.

49

130

Santana Moss

WAR

104

-

-

-

121

115

144

111

49.

45

132

Mario Manningham

SF

136

-

128

107

144

117

118

-

50.

52

135

Doug Baldwin

SEA

-

116

-

121

134

126

-

122

51.

51

141

Vincent Brown

SD

144

-

-

111

138

 

134

120

52.

53

145

Davone Bess

MIA

-

88

-

-

140

-

-

-

53.

50

147

Reuben Randle

NYG

-

113

117

-

-

-

-

-

54.

57

148

Randy Moss

SF

118

145

135

-

-

-

136

-

55.

58

149

Austin Collie

IND

148

97

-

147

143

-

-

-

56.

62

Brian Quick

STL

142

108

-

-

147

150

-

-

57.

54

Brandon LaFell

CAR

137

132

-

127

-

-

-

-

58.

55

Jacoby Ford

OAK

139

136

-

125

-

-

-

-

59.

56

Nate Burleson

DET

133

-

133

-

139

-

-

-

60.

65

Jonathan Baldwin

KC

149

-

144

141

-

146

-

-

61.

61

Alshon Jeffery

CHI

-

-

-

-

145

-

140

-

62.

63

James Jones

GB

-

-

-

139

-

-

-

147

63.

66

Kendall Wright

TEN

-

142

-

145

-

-

-

-

64.

60

Leonard Hankerson

WAS

-

149

139

-

-

-

-

-

65.

64

Danny Amendola

STL

145

-

-

-

-

-

-

145

66.

UR

Chad Ochocinco

MIA

-

140

-

-

-

-

-

-

67.

UR

Golden Tate

SEA

-

141

-

-

-

-

-

-

68.

UR

Jason Avant

PHI

-

144

-

-

-

-

-

-

69.

67

Jabar Gaffney

NE

-

-

-

-

-

-

145

-

70.

71

Emmanuel Sanders

PIT

147

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

71.

69

Deion Branch

NE

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

148

-by Braden Gall

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