2012 Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings: Week 2

Ryan Lester@LestersLegendsSenior Writer ISeptember 12, 2012

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 09:  Wide receiver Julio Jones #11 of the Atlanta Falcons catches a 8-yard touchdown pass against defensive back Jacques Reeves #35 of the Kansas City Chiefs during the first quarter their season opener on September 9, 2012 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)
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With an exciting first week under our belts, here are the LestersLegends 2012 Week 2 fantasy football wide receiver rankings:


1. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons

I am buying in big time. The dude is on par with Megatron. He should continue to put up big numbers, this time, against Denver.


2. Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions

I haven't lost faith in Megatron. His matchup with the Niners keeps him out of the top slot this week.


3. Brandon Marshall, Chicago Bears

Had 119 yards and a score in his first game back with Cutler. He should produce against the Packers, who continue to struggle against the pass.


4. Andre Johnson, Houston Texans

Had 119 yards and a touchdown to show he still has it going on when healthy. He should dominate Jacksonville.


5. Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals

The Patriots' weakness is the pass and the Cardinals will be down and throwing. If Kolb wants a shot at keeping the gig, he'll get Fitz the ball.


6. Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers

The Pack will bounce back against Chicago. Last time, Jordy torched them for 115 yards and a pair of scores.


7. Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos

Peyton's top weapon had 110 yards and a score. He should benefit from Grimes' absence for Atlanta.


8. Victor Cruz, New York Giants

Cruz had a disappointing game. Assuming he fixes the drops, he should be salsa dancing against Tampa Bay.


9. Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis Colts

He had 18 targets, catching half of them for 135 yards. He should torch the Vikings.


10. Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys

Ogletree stole the show, but Bryant is the most talented WR in Dallas. He should have a nice game against Seattle, building on the 85 yards he had in the opener.


11. Hakeem Nicks, New York Giants

He had a slow first game, but had plenty of time to rest and heal to face the Bucs.


12. A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals

With Haden out, Green has a lot less to worry about against Cleveland.


13. Roddy White, Atlanta Falcons

Julio is the man and will start getting more attention, which will open things up for Roddy against Denver.


14. Steve Smith, Carolina Panthers

Smith racked up 106 yards in the opener. A big game should be in store against the Saints.


15. Pierre Garcon, Washington Redskins

He's a little banged up, but should be good to go against St. Louis. RG3′s top option should deliver.


16. Percy Harvin, Minnesota Vikings

Harvin had 104 total yards in the opener. He remains one of the most dynamic athletes in the league. The Vikes should try to get him even more involved against the Colts.


17. Brandon Lloyd, New England Patriots

Lloyd had 69 yards in the opener and will look to get deep against the Cardinals. Brady will get it to him.


18. Marques Colston, New Orleans Saints

He was a little banged up, but Colston is one of the tougher WRs in the league. The Saints will look to bounce back against Carolina, and Colston will be a big part of the game plan.

19. Miles Austin, Dallas Cowboys

Ogletree stole the show, but with more time to heal, Austin should make a big impact against Seattle.


20. Mike Wallace, Pittsburgh Steelers

Not bad for a holdout. Wallace got thirty-seven yards and a score. He gets to face the Jets this week, but with his speed, he can get open on anybody.


21. DeSean Jackson, Philadelphia Eagles

Maclin is hurting so the Eagles should rely on Jackson more as they look to improve on their ugly first win. They take on Baltimore this week.


22. Wes Welker, New England Patriots

Welker didn't get many looks last week. He should return to form this week.


23. Greg Jennings, Green Bay Packers

He had a disappointing first week with 34 yards. I expect him to bounce back against Chicago. Last time, he caught nine passes for 119 yards.


24. Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City Chiefs

He had 53 yards in the opener and should give the Bills fits in Week 2.


25. Torrey Smith, Baltimore Ravens

He had 70 total yards last week. Tough draw against Philly, but he should still be a solid WR2.


26. Eric Decker, Denver Broncos

Decker had 54 yards in the opener. It's only a matter of time before Peyton makes him a star.


27. Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers

Brown had 78 total yards. He's a safer pick than Wallace.


28. Jeremy Maclin, Philadelphia Eagles

He's a little banged up. If his hip checks out, he could move up the ranks a bit.


29. Stevie Johnson, Buffalo Bills

He had 55 catches and a score. I'm still worried about his groin injury against Kansas City.


30. Malcom Floyd, San Diego Chargers

Floyd caught four passes for 66 yards and a score. This week, he takes on Tennessee.


31. Vincent Jackson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

He only had 47 yards on four catches in the opener, but should improve against the Giants, who looked vulnerable to the pass.


32. Lance Moore, New Orleans Saints

Brees loves going to Moore, who had 120 yards and a score in the opener.


33. Michael Crabtree, San Francisco 49ers

He caught seven passes for 76 yards. He should be targeted heavily against Detroit.


34. Brandon LaFell, Carolina Panthers

I'm expecting a shootout against the Saints. LaFell had 65 yards and a score in the opener.


35. Nate Washington, Tennessee Titans

Kenny Britt is back, but Washington will lead the way against San Diego. He had 53 yards and a TD last week.


36. Santonio Holmes, New York Jets

Stephen Hill stole the show, but Holmes finished with a solid 68 yards. He should be amped up facing his former mates.


37. Anquan Boldin, Baltimore Ravens

Boldin showed he still has something left after posting 63 yards and a score.


38. Darrius Heyward-Bey, Oakland Raiders

He should do much better than the 43 yards he managed last week when he takes on Miami.


39. Kevin Ogletree, Dallas Cowboys

I am trying not to climb aboard too quickly, but after his game and going by Laurent Robinson's numbers last year, he has the chance to do well against Seattle. Dez, Miles, Witten and Murray command so much attention.


40. Alshon Jeffery, Chicago Bears

Had 80 yards and a score in the opener, and his size will likely come into play against Green Bay.


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