Top 80 WR's: 2012 Wide Receiver Fantasy Football Rankings (Updated 8/19)

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Top 80 WR's: 2012 Wide Receiver Fantasy Football Rankings (Updated 8/19)
Benny Sieu-US PRESSWIRE
Keep an eye on Greg Jennings

The second week of the preseason is almost in the books, but we have injuries to key receivers to update. It’s good to know the up-and-coming names in the league and the stars to trust in the early rounds.

However, ignoring lingering ailments like Peyton Manning’s last year can get you into trouble. With this in mind, it’s time to take a closer look at the Packers' superstar wide receiver.

 

Greg Jennings Concussion

Jennings suffered a concussion a few weeks ago and has yet to find the practice field again, because of complications. While I’m still optimistic we will see Jennings on the field Week 1 against the 49ers, the longer he is sidelined, the more we need to be cautious on draft day.

While Jennings is a top-10 talent at the receiver position for fantasy leagues, I’m tailing him back to the 16th receiver off the board.

Depth at the position is the main reason why, as we have plenty of options on the board that can produce WR1 numbers and don’t have the concerns Jennings will have through this season.

Perhaps Jennings won’t sustain another injury, but if he should, it might knock him out for some time if he continues to feel effects.

 

Vincent Brown Breaks Ankle

Just before hitting the accept button for a trade to acquire Brown in one of my dynasty leagues, I watched him haul in a touchdown catch and promptly leave the field on a cart. Brown dove in the end zone and the defender fell on his leg, clearly snapping his ankle.

While the Chargers claim this should be an eight-week injury, fantasy owners need to brace themselves for a longer time frame before we see him playing at the level he was in training camp.

Brown was ready to overtake Robert Meachem as a starter, but this now opens the door for Meachem to remain in the starting lineup. Look to Meachem as nothing more than a WR4, as he’s struggled to fight for the football and still needs to round his game out.

 

Hakeem Nicks Practicing Again

While Nicks failed to play during the Giants Week 2 preseason contest against the Jets, it appears he’s avoided a set back (knock on wood) after activation from the PUP list last week. I would like to see Nicks get some preseason action, but all he really needs to do to be a top-15 receiver is just continue to work his way back from his foot injury.

Nicks is on track to start for the Giants Week 1. Look to Cruz as the top receiver to select from this team, but Nicks will be the true No.1 receiver in this offense.

 

1

Calvin Johnson

2

Julio Jones

3

A.J. Green

4

Andre Johnson

5

Larry Fitzgerald

6

Jordy Nelson

7

Victor Cruz

8

Brandon Lloyd

9

Steve Smith

10

Brandon Marshall

11

Dez Bryant

12

Roddy White

13

Wes Welker

14

Hakeem Nicks

15

Demaryius Thomas

16

Greg Jennings

17

Dwayne Bowe

18

Antonio Brown

19

Eric Decker

20

Percy Harvin

21

Jeremy Maclin

22

Reggie Wayne

23

Pierre Garcon

24

DeSean Jackson

25

Marques Colston

26

Mike Wallace

27

Miles Austin

28

Vincent Jackson

29

Stevie Johnson

30

Torrey Smith

31

Nate Washington

32

Greg Little

33

Titus Young

34

Malcom Floyd

35

Austin Collie

36

Michael Crabtree

37

Mike Williams

38

Denarius Moore

39

Darrius Heyward-Bey

40

Kenny Britt

41

Robert Meachem

42

Sidney Rice

43

Santonio Holmes

44

Emmanuel Sanders

45

Laurent Robinson

46

Justin Blackmon

47

Randall Cobb

48

Kendall Wright

49

Alshon Jeffery

50

Danny Amendola

51

Anquan Boldin

52

Donald Jones

53

Randy Moss

54

Jonathan Baldwin

55

Brandon LaFell

56

Nate Burleson

57

Leonard Hankerson

58

Steve Smith, STL

59

Terrell Owens

60

Lestar Jean

61

Davone Bess

62

Mario Manningham

63

Earl Bennett

64

Golden Tate

65

Santana Moss

66

James Jones

67

Brian Quick

68

Rueben Randle

69

Jerome Simpson

70

Armon Binns

71

Doug Baldwin

72

Juron Criner

73

Keyshawn Martin

74

Ryan Broyles

75

Steve Breaston

76

Michael Floyd

77

Stephen Hill

78

Mohamed Sanu

79

David Nelson

80

Tommy Streeter

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