Fantasy Football Week 6: Wide Receiver Rankings

Ryan Lester@LestersLegendsSenior Writer IOctober 8, 2012

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 7:   Percy Harvin #12 of the Minnesota Vikings celebrates a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on October 7, 2012 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)
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With an exciting fifth week under our belts, here are the LestersLegends 2012 Week 6 fantasy football wide receiver rankings.

1. Percy Harvin, Minnesota Vikings

Percy is an absolute beast. He has 38 catches for 407 yards and 62 yards on the ground. He has scored via the run, via the pass and via the return game. He takes on Washington, who has allowed a league-worst 328.6 ypg through the air and 13 touchdown passes.

2. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons

Jones bounced back with 10 catches for 94 yards against Washington. He faces Oakland, who has allowed 283.0 ypg and nine touchdown passes.

3. Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions

He has a tough draw against Philly, but Megatron can produce against anybody.

4. Victor Cruz, New York Giants

Cruz has already salsa danced five times. The Niners are tough, but Eli Manning and Cruz are dialed in.

5. A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals

Cleveland’s Joe Haden could slow him down, but he has scored in four straight games and is averaging nearly 100 yards per game.

6. Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos

Thomas is coming on. After gaining 103 yards in Week 4, he blew up for 188 yards against the Pats. Next up is San Diego, who has allowed 11 touchdowns.

7. Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals

Fitz is averaging 90.0 yards with two TDs in his past three games. He faces Buffalo, who has allowed 12 passing touchdowns.

8. Roddy White, Atlanta Falcons

Roddy played third fiddle to Julio Jones and Tony Gonzalez, but the Falcons are firing on all cylinders.

9. Wes Welker, New England Patriots

Aaron Hernandez could possibly return and take some targets away from Welker, who is averaging 8.75 catches for 117.5 yards over the past four games. My guess is Welker remains very active against Seattle.

10. Andre Johnson, Houston Texans

This strikes me as a game in which Johnson will need to be featured more than usual. Houston’s defense is great, but the Packers will put up points. The Pack have allowed 10 passing scores, and Johnson could add to that total.

11. Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis Colts

Reggie is on fire. He’s averaging 126.5 ypg. Without Darrelle Revis, the Jets don’t have an answer for slowing him down.

12. Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City Chiefs

It will likely be Brady Quinn throwing to him, but the Bucs have allowed 345.3 ypg. He’s averaging seven catches for 87.3 yards and 0.75 TDs over the past four games.

13. Mike Wallace, Pittsburgh Steelers

He was quieted by the Eagles to the tune of 17 yards, but he should make noise against Tennessee. The Titans are giving up 279.6 yards and 2.4 passing scores per game.

14. Torrey Smith, Baltimore Ravens

Slowed to 38 yards against Kansas City, but he should be a solid WR2 at home against Dallas.

15. Miles Austin, Dallas Cowboys

The Cowboys’ offense has been a disaster. Miles has been steady though, averaging 75.0 yards and 0.75 TDs through four games. Baltimore has allowed 261.4 ypg.

16. Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers

He only has one touchdown after scoring just two last year, but he is averaging 81.5 ypg and hasn’t had less than 74 yards in a game this year.

17. DeSean Jackson, Philadelphia Eagles

Jackson has averaged five catches for 78.5 yards over the past four games. At home, that number is 106.5 ypg. He should be trouble for Detroit.

18. Eric Decker, Denver Broncos

Decker has had three nice weeks in a row. Peyton Manning is on fire, and Decker is a solid option against San Diego, who has allowed 11 passing scores.

19. Brian Hartline, Miami Dolphins

He came back down to Earth with 59 yards against the Bengals. He should be more productive against St. Louis.

20. Malcom Floyd, San Diego Chargers

He has averaged four catches for 73.0 yards over the past four games, twice going over the century mark. Faces Denver, who has allowed nine passing scores.

21. Anquan Boldin, Baltimore Ravens

He’s had back-to-back solid starts, averaging 106.5 yards. Faces Dallas.

22. Jeremy Maclin, Philadelphia Eagles

He hasn’t quite returned to form, but his five catches against Pittsburgh is encouraging. He should take another step forward against Detroit.

23. Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys

His numbers aren’t terrible (67.3 ypg), but he’s had some costly drops. If he got his head on straight during the bye, he’ll be a solid WR2 against Baltimore.

24. Michael Crabtree, San Francisco 49ers

He busted out with 113 yards against the Bills and has had six or more catches in four of the five games.

25. Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers

Tough matchup against Houston on the road. Jordy is averaging just 24.0 ypg away from Lambeau this year. Of his 15 touchdowns last year, only two came on the road..

26. Vincent Jackson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

He’s alternated between good and bad performances. The bad is due up, and the Chiefs have been tough on No. 1 WRs the past few weeks. Marques Colston, Malcom Floyd and Torrey Smith combined for 101 yards over the past three weeks.

27. James Jones, Green Bay Packers

If Greg Jennings remains out, Jones is a solid WR2 against Houston. Even if Jennings plays, Jones could have WR3 value this week.

28. Brandon Lloyd, New England Patriots

He hasn’t quite met expectations, but with his speed and Tom Brady’s arm, he’s always a threat. Even against Seattle.

29. Stevie Johnson, Buffalo Bills

He hasn’t topped 61 yards yet this year. He scored the first three games, but he has had two straight duds. He’s a risk against Arizona.

30. Sidney Rice, Seattle Seahawks

He had five catches for 67 yards against Carolina and could be in for a decent day against New England, who has allowed 291.6 ypg and 12 touchdowns through the air.

31. Pierre Garcon, Washington Redskins

He still isn’t quite up to form and could be without Robert Griffin III this week. That and a tough draw against the Vikings make him a mid-level WR3 this week.

32. Robert Meachem, San Diego Chargers

Finally got on the same page with Philip Rivers and picked up a pair of scores on SNF. Takes on Denver.

33. Denarius Moore, Oakland Raiders
Moore is averaging four catches for 61.0 yards on the year. Takes on Atlanta.

34. Andre Roberts, Arizona Cardinals

Has four touchdowns on the year and 11 catches over the past two weeks. Should be productive against Buffalo.

35. Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers

Cobb’s a hit-or-miss guy with 11 catches for 148 yards and a touchdown over the past two games. He needs Jennings to be out to be a viable WR3.

36. Domenik Hixon, New York Giants

Hixon has 11 catches for 169 yards in the past two games. His value also hinges on player availability, in his case, Hakeem Nicks.

37. Andrew Hawkins, Cincinnati Bengals

We’re in that dreaded low-end WR3 territory where you have to decide to take a shot on a risky play or go with a steady option. Hawkins is the steady variety. He’s averaging 58.8 ypg.

38. Kendall Wright, Tennessee Titans

He’s getting a ton of looks but hasn’t done a lot with them. Still, it’s nice when you know your plug-in play is going to at least have opportunities.

39. Davone Bess, Miami Dolphins

He’s had at least 43 yards in every game this year. He should see his share of looks against St. Louis.

40. Mike Williams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

He’s been decent all but one week. If V-Jax gets shut down, Williams could pick up some of the slack against Kansas City.

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