2012 Fantasy Football: Wide Receiver Rankings NFL Week 5

Ryan Lester@LestersLegendsSenior Writer IOctober 2, 2012

With an exciting fourth week under our belts, here are the LestersLegends 2012 Week 5 fantasy football wide receiver rankings.

1. Roddy White, Atlanta Falcons 

OK, I was too quick to sing Julio’s praises. Roddy still has it in a big way. With Megatron on bye, Roddy is top dog this week against a Washington team that has allowed 326.3 ypg.

2. A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals

Green is averaging 107 ypg and 0.75 TDs per game. He faces a Miami team allowing 297.8 ypg.

3. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons

His hand may be worse that he’s been letting on, but I feel Washington will be the elixir.

4. Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos

Averaging 81.3 yards and 0.5 TDs per game. New England, who’s allowing 281.5 ypg, will have trouble with his athleticism.

5. Percy Harvin, Minnesota Vikings  


Percy has 353 total yards, but his only score came in the return game. That should change this week against Tennessee.

6. Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers

Jennings will likely miss this game, meaning Jordy will see plenty of looks against the Colts.

7. Victor Cruz, New York Giants

Averaging 97.0 yards and 0.5 TDs. He is going to be a handful for Cleveland, who has allowed 286 ypg and nine passing scores.

8. Wes Welker, New England Patriots

Averaging 122 yards over the past three games.

9. Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals

Has 17 receptions for 178 yards and two TDs in his past two games. Faces St. Louis.

10. Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City Chiefs

Baltimore isn’t giving up passing scores, but they are allowing 295.8 ypg. Bowe is averaging 96.3 yards and a score in his past three games.


11. Torrey Smith, Baltimore Ravens  

Smith is coming into his own. He has 224 yards and three touchdowns in his past two games.

12. Andre Johnson, Houston Texans

Life will be a lot easier without Revis.

13. Mike Wallace, Pittsburgh Steelers

He has scored each game. Philly will present a challenge though.

14. Brandon Marshall, Chicago Bears

He should have a big game against Jacksonville, but it depends on which Cutler shows up.

15.  Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis Colts

Getting a ton of targets. Green Bay has allowed eight passing scores.

16. Marques Colston, New Orleans Saints


Coming off a monster game against New Orleans. Brees will go to him often against San Diego.

17. Eric Decker, Denver Broncos

Decker is averaging 80.5 ypg and will see plenty of looks against the Pats.

18. Brandon Lloyd, New England Patriots

Finally found the end zone with New England. He’s averaging 71.8 ypg. Denver has allowed eight passing scores.

19. Steve Smith, Carolina Panthers

Has a tough draw against Seattle, but he’s averaging 87.0 ypg.

20. Malcom Floyd, San Diego Chargers

It should be a shootout against New Orleans, and Floyd should be able to stretch the field.

21. Danny Amendola, St. Louis Rams

I like him even better in PPR leagues, but he should be solid against Arizona in standard leagues too.


22. Brian Hartline, Miami Dolphins

Had a ridiculous game last week. Consistency is an issue. He should produce against Cincinnati though.

23. Anquan Boldin, Baltimore Ravens

He has had a resurgence as Flacco has taken the next step. Solid option against the Chiefs.

24. Stevie Johnson, Buffalo Bills  

Niners are tough, but Stevie has a nose for the end zone.

25. Lance Moore, New Orleans Saints

Moore is averaging 71.8 yards and 0.5 TDs. Both of his scores came at home, which is where he is playing San Diego.

26. DeSean Jackson, Philadelphia Eagles 

Tough matchup against Pittsburgh, but Vick is leaning on him.

27.  Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers


Philly is tough, but Brown gets a lot of looks. He caught seven passes in each of his past two games.

28. James Jones, Green Bay Packers

Jennings will likely miss the game, which should allow Jones to have another strong performance against the Colts.

29. Jeremy Maclin, Philadelphia Eagles

I’m afraid to use him after last week, but he made it through the game and better days should lie ahead.

30. Kenny Britt, Tennessee Titans

If he can practice this week and put on the pads, he should be decent against the Vikings.

31. Michael Crabtree, San Francisco 49ers

He was quiet last week as the Niners thumped the Jets. Should see more action against Buffalo, who has allowed nine passing touchdowns.

32. Domenik  Hixon, New York Giants


I would be surprised if Nicks plays this week, which opens things up for Hixon against the Browns.

33. Andre Roberts, Arizona Cardinals

Roberts has four TDs this year. Faces the Rams.

34. Andrew Hawkins, Cincinnati Bengals 

Quiet last week, but has been solid. Faces the Dolphins.

35. Leonard Hankerson, Washington Redskins  

Averaging 60.3 ypg over the past three weeks. It should be a high-scoring affair against the Falcons.

36. Kendall Wright, Tennessee Titans

Has two scores in the past three games. Faces the Vikings.

37. Davone Bess, Miami Dolphins

Has 12 catches for 209 yards over the past two games. Faces the Bengals.


38. Donald Jones, Buffalo Bills

Has a tough draw against the Niners, but could see plenty of quick passes..

39. Nate Washington, Tennessee Titans

He’s hit or miss, but it wouldn’t be out of the question for Nate to bust a long one against Minnesota.

40. Sidney Rice, Seattle Seahawks

He has been a disappointment, but he could break out against Carolina.


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