2012 PPR Fantasy Football Week 4: Wide Receivers (WR) Rankings

Sean E. DouglasSenior Writer IIISeptember 26, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - SEPTEMBER 16:  Percy Harvin #12 of the Minnesota Vikings runs with the ball while defended by Antoine Bethea #41 of the Indianapolis Colts during the NFL game at Lucas Oil Stadium on September 16, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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While Percy Harvin has yet to find the end zone, he is averaging nine receptions and just over 90 yards per game. Last week was a big performance for Christian Ponder, the type of win that should get some of the doubters in the fanbase off his back for the time being.

Ponder can be a successful starting quarterback and really hasn’t played all that bad through three games. Harvin will continue to benefit if the second-year quarterback continues to develop and this week is a terrific matchup for Harvin against a floundering Lion secondary.

Has Peyton Manning Lost Arm Strength?

Who cares from a fantasy perspective? Because Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker will be just fine with what Manning has flashed thus far. Some were worried about Decker’s fantasy prospects after two sub-average performances, but he bounced back with a big game against the Texans.

Both will be WR2 options throughout the season and for the most part, should be considered matchup proof as Manning will keep this offense productive, even during the tough times.

Stevie Johnson’s Hot Start

After prolonged groin problems kept him out of practices and on the injury report last season, Johnson finally had surgery in the spring. Through the preseason I was down on Johnson, mainly because he continued to have problems with his groin.

I hope I don’t jinks him, but over the past two weeks Johnson has been in practice and off the injury report. This is great news, and another terrific matchup against the Patriots should make him a WR1 start this week. It appears the Bills meltdown in Week 1 was just that, and they’ve bounced back in the last two weeks. Johnson should be fine (knock on wood) so get him in the lineup.

1 Calvin Johnson Vikings
2 A.J. Green @ Jaguars
3 Julio Jones Panthers
4 Larry Fitzgerald Dolphins
5 Jordy Nelson Saints
6 Andre Johnson Titans
7 Eric Decker Raiders
8 Stevie Johnson Patriots
9 Percy Harvin @ Lions
10 Victor Cruz @ Eagles
11 Roddy White Panthers
12 Brandon Lloyd @ Bills
13 Demaryius Thomas Raiders
14 Torrey Smith Browns
15 Dwayne Bowe Chargers
16 Hakeem Nicks (I) @ Eagles
17 Wes Welker @ Bills
18 Vincent Jackson Redskins
19 Steve Smith @ Falcons
20 DeSean Jackson Giants
21 Denarius Moore @ Broncos
22 Miles Austin Bears
23 Greg Jennings (I) Saints
24 Danny Amendola Seahawks
25 Brandon Marshall @ Cowboys
26 Malcom Floyd @ Chiefs
27 Dez Bryant Bears
28 Michael Crabtree @ Jets
29 Jeremy Maclin (I) Giants
30 Lance Moore @ Packers
31 Mike Williams Redskins
32 Nate Washington (I) @ Texans
33 Brandon LaFell @ Falcons
34 Anquan Boldin Browns
35 Kenny Britt (I) @ Texans
36 Santonio Holmes 49ers
37 Randall Cobb Saints
38 Andrew Hawkins @ Jaguars
39 Nate Burleson Vikings
40 Titus Young Vikings

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