2012 PPR Fantasy Football Week 7: Wide Receivers (WR) Rankings

Sean E. DouglasSenior Writer IIIOctober 18, 2012

Oct 14, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb (18) runs after a catch against the Houston Texans in the first quarter at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-US PRESSWIRE

The Green Bay Packers second-year receiver, Randall Cobb, only has 35 targets on the season, but has converted those targets into 29 receptions for 346 yards and a score. What I like about Cobb’s role in the offense is that even when Greg Jennings does come back, it shouldn’t affect him.

Despite his lack of rushing attempts in recent weeks, Cobb is always a threat to help you on the ground, but his real problem is finding the end zone.

Other options like James Jones and Jordy Nelson are ideal targets in the red zone, while Cobb will have to find most of his scores via catch and run opportunities, running underneath routes.

This hurts his value in standard leagues, but he’s an ideal option as a WR3 play in PPR scoring formats. As he continues to gain experience, we should see more vertical routes from Cobb.  He can be a weapon down the field, which could translate into more touchdown opportunities and a bump in value to WR2 status.

Kendall Wright

Another young receiver who is making an impact in PPR leagues is Titans rookie,Pi Kendall Wright. Even with Kenny Britt on the field last week, Wright had six receptions off of eight targets for 71 yards against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Clearly benefiting from having veterans like Nate Washigton taking top coverage, Wright should continue to build on his solid start and his 52 targets. The young season suggests that the Tennessee Titans are making a point to get him involved weekly.

Here are the Wide Receiver Rankings for Week 7:

1 A.J. Green Steelers
2 Victor Cruz Redskins
3 Calvin Johnson @ Bears
4 Larry Fitzgerald @ Vikings
5 Percy Harvin (I) Cardinals
6 Brandon Marshall Lions
7 Reggie Wayne Browns
8 Wes Welker Jets
9 Jordy Nelson @ Rams
10 Dez Bryant @ Panthers
11 Vincent Jackson Saints
12 Andre Johnson Ravens
13 Marques Colston @ Bucs
14 James Jones @ Rams
15 Stevie Johnson Titans
16 Mike Wallace @ Bengals
17 Denarius Moore Jaguars
18 Steve Smith Cowboys
19 Hakeem Nicks (I) Redskins
20 Torrey Smith @ Texans
21 Mike Williams Saints
22 Antonio Brown @ Bengals
23 Randall Cobb @ Rams
24 Anquan Boldin @ Texans
25 Kenny Britt @ Bills
26 Brandon Lloyd (I) Jets
27 Miles Austin @ Panthers
28 Kendall Wright @ Bills
29 Andre Roberts @ Vikings
30 Nate Burleson @ Bears
31 Andrew Hawkins Steelers
32 Michael Crabtree Seahawks
33 Josh Gordon @ Colts
34 Earl Bennett Lions
35 Devery Henderson @ Bucs
36 Sidney Rice @ 49ers
37 Santana Moss @ Giants
38 Brandon LaFell Cowboys
39 Domenik Hixon Redskins
40 Nate Washington @ Bills

Week 7 PPR Rankings – RB | WR | Flex | Waivers | Start – Sit |