2012 Top 75 WR's: Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings, Projections

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2012 Top 75 WR's: Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings, Projections
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Keep An Eye On Jonathan Baldwin

It’s time to dial up the top 75 rankings for wide receivers as we prepare for preseason action and fantasy drafts. Most active fantasy owners know by now to expect a deep receiving class on draft day, but there are always a few options who could contribute at a cheap price at the end of your draft or through the waiver wire.

With that said, we want to look at receivers that are getting valuable reps with the first-team offenses because of holdouts from top stars. This is a positive sign for any up-and-coming prospect because they have time to establish chemistry with the starting quarterback.

 

Baldwin Gets Value Reps With Bowe Out

It’s time to pay attention to Jonathan Baldwin as a late-round sleeper. Baldwin is having a terrific camp, and his reps in the first-team offense will pay dividends in establishing confidence and chemistry with this quarterback.

Baldwin has had a troubled past, but it appears that he is motivated to impress his coaching staff, and we should pay attention.

Expect the Chiefs to install a heavy run offense like they had back in 2010. But that’s not a bad thing for Baldwin, as it will open up more opportunities for one-on-one matchups down the field.

Kansas City took this talented receiver for a reason. With Bowe likely gone after this year, Baldwin is the receiver the Chiefs view as a possible WR1. He will earn an expanded role if he continues to play well. 

 

Sanders Could Be A Sleeper If Wallace Continues His Holdout

When your head coach wonders out loud about your future health concerns, it’s a problem. Emmanuel Sanders has the talent to be a WR3 in fantasy leagues, even as the third receiver in the Steelers offense, but he’s had problems staying on the field.

With Mike Wallace mired in a holdout, Sanders is earning valuable time in the first-team offense and should have an expanded role. The main problem for Sanders is health, but if Wallace should hold out deep into August, we will need to view Sanders as a sleeper candidate and a late-round addition.

 

1

Calvin Johnson

2

Andre Johnson

3

Greg Jennings

4

A.J. Green

5

Larry Fitzgerald

6

Victor Cruz

7

Julio Jones

8

Brandon Marshall

9

Jordy Nelson

10

Steve Smith

11

Roddy White

12

Wes Welker

13

Demaryius Thomas

14

Brandon Lloyd

15

Eric Decker

16

Miles Austin

17

Antonio Brown

18

Jeremy Maclin

19

Dez Bryant

20

Mike Wallace

21

Percy Harvin

22

Marques Colston

23

Dwayne Bowe

24

Hakeem Nicks

25

Stevie Johnson

26

DeSean Jackson

27

Vincent Jackson

28

Denarius Moore

29

Torrey Smith

30

Reggie Wayne

31

Pierre Garcon

32

Greg Little

33

Randy Moss

34

Malcom Floyd

35

Darrius Heyward-Bey

36

Mike Williams (TB)

37

Kenny Britt

38

Robert Meachem

39

Titus Young

40

Laurent Robinson

41

Doug Baldwin

42

Michael Crabtree

43

Sidney Rice

44

Nate Washington

45

Kendall Wright

46

Santonio Holmes

47

Randall Cobb

48

Jonathan Baldwin

49

Lance Moore

50

Austin Collie

51

Brandon LaFell

52

Rueben Randle

53

Emmanuel Sanders

54

Anquan Boldin

55

Alshon Jeffery

56

Santana Moss

57

Earl Bennett

58

Davone Bess

59

Danny Amendola

60

Lestar Jean

61

Brian Quick

62

Justin Blackmon

63

James Jones

64

Nate Burleson

65

Leonard Hankerson

66

Greg Salas

67

Golden Tate

68

Donald Jones

69

Armon Binns

70

Mario Manningham

71

Jerome Simpson

72

Jacoby Ford

73

Michael Floyd

74

Juron Criner

75

Steve Breaston

2012 Redraft Rankings—Top 200 | QB | RB | WR | TE | Cheat Sheets |

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