2012 PPR Fantasy Football Week 2: Wide Receivers (WR) Rankings/Projections

Sean E. DouglasSenior Writer IIISeptember 12, 2012

Sept 9, 2012; Green Bay, WI, USA;   Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb (18) eludes San Francisco 49ers linebacker Larry Grant (54) on way to a 75-yard punt return for a touchdown at Lambeau Field.  Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-US PRESSWIRE

With Greg Jennings questionable for Thursday with a groin injury after missing practice Tuesday, look to Randall Cobb as a starting option. Cobb led the Packers with nine receptions last week, and he will be an active part of what Green Bay wants to do weekly. If anything should happen to Jennings or Nelson as the season progresses, it should move Cobb up to low-end WR2 status in PPR leagues.

As for Jennings, we have to be concerned about his recent injury history. Last year he suffered a leg injury late in the season, this offseason he had concussion problems and now he has a groin injury that will likely cost him a game.

Jennings is in the final year of his contract, and while he should still hold WR2 value when on the field, we shouldn’t regard him as a WR1 option going forward.

Green Bay will spread the football around and with Cobb, James Jones, Jordy Nelson and Jermichael Finley on the field, Jennings may have a hard time catching 80 balls this year.


Dwayne Bowe Needs To Be Involved Early

After a big loss at home, the Chiefs need to establish two things in the offense early against the Bills. First they need to run the football with Charles and Hillis and they also need to get Bowe some receptions. I expected Bowe to come out of the gates slow because of his holdout, but it’s clear this offense needs him to make an impact to win football games.

The Bills were torched in the passing game by Mark Sanchez of all people last week, so Matt Cassel needs to step up and play a good game. Look for Bowe to catch at least five passes in this one and he should find the end zone.

1 Julio Jones Broncos
2 Andre Johnson @ Jaguars
3 Calvin Johnson @ 49ers
4 Brandon Marshall @ Packers
5 A.J. Green Browns
6 Jordy Nelson Bears
7 Percy Harvin @ Colts
8 Roddy White Broncos
9 Demaryius Thomas @ Falcons
10 Steve Smith Saints
11 Reggie Wayne Vikings
12 Larry Fitzgerald @ Patriots
13 Eric Decker @ Falcons
14 Dwayne Bowe @ Bills
15 Victor Cruz Bucs
16 Brandon Lloyd Cardinals
17 Pierre Garcon (I) @ Rams
18 Antonio Brown Jets
19 Vincent Jackson @Giants
20 Wes Welker Cardinals
21 Randall Cobb Bears
22 Greg Jennings (I) Bears
23 Hakeem Nicks Bucs
24 Lance Moore @ Panthers
25 Dez Bryant @ Seahawks
26 Michael Crabtree Lions
27 DeSean Jackson Ravens
28 Marques Colston (I) @ Panthers
29 Jeremy Maclin (I) Ravens
30 Nate Washington @ Chargers
31 Torrey Smith @ Eagles
32 Miles Austin (I) @ Seahawks
33 Stevie Johnson (I) Chiefs
34 Malcom Floyd Titans
35 Mike Wallace Jets
36 Mike Williams @ Giants
37 Anquan Boldin @ Eagles
38 Sidney Rice Cowboys
39 Darrius Heyward-Bey @ Dolphins
40 Alshon Jeffery @ Packers
41 Randy Moss Lions

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