2012 Fantasy Football NFL Week 4 Wide Receiver Rankings

Ryan Lester@LestersLegendsSenior Writer ISeptember 25, 2012

NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 23:  Ryan Mouton #29 of the Tennessee Titans watches wide receiver Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions run after catching a pass at LP Field on September 23, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)
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With an exciting third week under our belts, here are the LestersLegends 2012 Week 4 fantasy football wide receiver rankings.

1. Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions 

Has 369 yards and a TD and gets to lock horns with Minnesota. This is why you drafted Megatron.

2. A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals

Green has 311 yards and a pair of TDs. He’s emerging as one of the game’s top wideouts. Takes on Jacksonville, who has allowed 258.0 passing yards per game. 

3. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons

Got back on track with 67 yards and a score last week. Faces Carolina, who has allowed 243.7 ypg. 

4. Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers 

After facing a tough Seahawks’ defense he should run wild against a Saints team giving up 262.3 ypg. 

5. Percy Harvin, Minnesota Vikings  

Harvin has 319 total yards, but has yet to get in the end zone. Detroit has allowed five scores and 250.7 ypg. 

6. Stevie Johnson, Buffalo Bills

Has scored in four straight games dating back to last year. He scored in both games against New England last year. The Pats have allowed five passing scores and 262.0 ypg. 

7. Hakeem Nicks, New York Giants

With the week off Nicks should be ready to roll against the Eagles. 

8. Andre Johnson, Houston Texans 

Has 212 yards and a pair of scores. Will he be needed against Tennessee or will it be all the ground game? 

9. Steve Smith, Carolina Panthers 

Smith has 296 yards and extra time for the Panthers’ offense to get back on track against Atlanta.

10. Miles Austin, Dallas Cowboys 

Has 243 yards, a pair of TDs and a date with the Bears. 

11. Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City Chiefs  

Bowe has 234 yards and two touchdowns. He takes on the Chargers, who have allowed five passing scores. 

12. Torrey Smith, Baltimore Ravens 

Coming off an emotional game that saw him drop two TDs on New England while mourning his brother. He should have his way with Cleveland, who has allowed eight passing touchdowns. 

13. Victor Cruz, New York Giants 

Has 279 yards and a touchdown. Had 238 yards and three TDs against Philly last year. 

14. Roddy White, Atlanta Falcons  

Has 244 yards and a touchdown. Had 84 yards and a score in the last meeting with Carolina. 

15. Vincent Jackson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

He has been quiet for two of the three games, but could explode against a Redskins team that has allowed 10 passing scores. 

16. Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos

Has 222 yards and two TDs. Oakland has allowed 264.7 ypg and six passing TDs. 

17. Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals

Kolb got him the ball last week and I expect that to be a common theme. Takes on a Miami team allowing 309 ypg. 

18. Wes Welker, New England Patriots 

Getting more involved in the action. Faces Buffalo, who has allowed six passing TDs and 248.3 ypg. 

19. Marques Colston, New Orleans Saints

I’m expecting a shootout with Green Bay and Colston should be heavily targeted. 

20. Greg Jennings, Green Bay Packers

He should also produce against the Saints. 

21. Eric Decker, Denver Broncos 

Look for Peyton to spread the love against the Raiders. 

22. Brandon Marshall, Chicago Bears 

He has the size to get it done against Dallas. Will the line hold up enough for Cutler to get it to him? 

23. Brandon Lloyd, New England Patriots

Has yet to break a long one, but Buffalo presents a good opportunity. 

24. Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys

Dez is off to a slow start and has yet to find the end zone, but he’s a decent play against Chicago. 

25. Lance Moore, New Orleans Saints

Unfortunately there doesn’t seem to be a middle ground for Moore. Brees trusts him, though, and he’s got a nose for the end zone. 

26.  DeSean Jackson, Philadelphia Eagles 

Quiet week for Jackson as Philly got manhandled. Should rebound at home against the Giants. He had 88 yards in their last meeting. 

27. Malcom Floyd, San Diego Chargers   

Has 227 yards and a TD. Takes on Kansas City, who has allowed eight passing scores. 

28. Danny Amendola, St. Louis Rams 

Against Seattle Amendola should see a ton of looks. 

29. Kenny Britt, Tennessee Titans

Houston presents a tough test, but Britt is a difficult cover. 

30. Santonio Holmes, New York Jets

He has a tough matchup with San Francisco, but is getting targeted heavily. He has 243 yards and a score on the year. 

31. Andrew Hawkins, Cincinnati Bengals

Scored for the second straight game. Faces the Jags. 

32. Michael Crabtree, San Francisco 49ers 

Without Revis life will be a lot easier for Crabtree. 

33. Anquan Boldin, Baltimore Ravens

The veteran still has some potential against Cleveland. 

34. Brandon LaFell, Carolina Panthers

He had a quiet game against the Giants, but should rebound against the Falcons. 

35. Leonard Hankerson, Washington Redskins 

Should see plenty of targets against the Bucs, who have allowed 353.3 ypg. 

36. Jeremy Maclin, Philadelphia Eagles

Sounds like he’ll be healthy enough to return. Hard not to put him in your lineup. 

37. Denarius Moore, Oakland Raiders

Scored last week and has 112 yards in two games. With DHB out, he should see more looks against Denver. 

38. Nate Washington, Tennessee Titans

Has 185 yards and a pair of TDs. Battles Houston 

39.  Mike Williams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Only has 104 yards on the year, but has two scores. Washington has allowed 10 passing TDs. 

40. Nate Burleson, Detroit Lions

Has had consistency issues this year, but should do well against the Vikings.

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