2012 NFL Week 9 Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings

Ryan Lester@LestersLegendsSenior Writer IOctober 29, 2012

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 22:  Brandon Marshall #15 of the Chicago Bears celebrates a first quarter touchdown catch against the Detroit Lions at Soldier Field on October 22, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Lions 13-7.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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With an exciting eighth week under our belts, here are the LestersLegends 2012 Week 9 fantasy football wide receiver rankings.

1. Brandon Marshall, Chicago Bears

Marshall is averaging 115.3 yards with three touchdowns in the past four games. He is facing a Titans team that has allowed 282 yards per game and 17 passing scores.

2. Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos 

Thomas is on fire with a pair of touchdowns and 114.3 yards per game over the past four. Faces the Bengals.

3. A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals

Coming off a bye and a quiet game, but has scored in six straight. Takes on Denver.

4. Victor Cruz, New York Giants 

Was really quiet last week, but should bounce back against the Steelers.

5. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons

Rebounded in a big way against the Eagles. Next up is Dallas

6. Eric Decker, Denver Broncos

Has five touchdowns in the past four games. Peyton is locked in.

7. Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis Colts 

Only has two touchdowns, but he's averaging 108.1 yards per game. The Dolphins are giving up 281.0 yards per game.

8. Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers

With a week of rest he should be ready to roll against the Cardinals.

9. Percy Harvin, Minnesota Vikings 

Seattle is tough, but Percy is a beast.

10. Miles Austin, Dallas Cowboys

Averaging 115.0 yards the past two games. It should be a shootout against Atlanta.

11. Vincent Jackson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Quiet against the Vikings as it was the Doug Martin Show, but he should be trouble for Oakland's secondary.

12. Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions 

Megatron isn't himself as he's playing hurt, but I'm expecting a much better game against Jacksonville.

13. Marques Colston, New Orleans Saints

Had a mediocre game against Denver, but should be solid against Philly.

14. Roddy White, Atlanta Falcons

Only averaging 59.3 yards the past three games, but could easily explode against Dallas.

15. Mike Wallace, Pittsburgh Steelers

Hasn't scored in two games, but could slip past the Giants, who gave up a ton of yards to Dallas last week.

16. Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys

Dez nearly made a great grab, but still finished with a solid 110 yards against the Giants. Will be tough on Atlanta.

17. Jeremy Maclin, Philadelphia Eagles

At the mercy of Vick's play, but Maclin and DeSean Jackson should be solid against a brutal Saints defense.

18. DeSean Jackson, Philadelphia Eagles 

See Maclin, Jeremy.

19. Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals

The Packers can be passed on. Fitz is as difficult a cover as there is. The key will be if they can have time.

20. Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City Chiefs

San Diego has allowed 14 touchdown passes and 246.6 passing yards per game. Bowe should be better.

21. Andre Johnson, Houston Texans

The ground game will do most of the damage, but AJ could torment the Bills as well.

22. Steve Smith, Carolina Panthers 

Skins are giving up 314.3 yards per game. Look for a big day from Smith.

23. James Jones, Green Bay Packers

Hasn't scored the past two games but remains a threat at the level Rodgers is playing at.

24. Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers

Has four touchdowns in the past four games.

25. Denarius Moore, Oakland Raiders 

Has four touchdowns in the past five games. Tampa is giving up 309.6 ypg.

26. Hakeem Nicks, New York Giants

He still hasn't shown the explosion so I'll be cautious against Pittsburgh.

27. Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers 

Only has one touchdown and the once steady Brown has two duds in his past three games. The Giants present a quality matchup though.

28. Torrey Smith, Baltimore Ravens

Quiet the past few weeks and has Joe Haden looming. WR3 at best.

29. Lance Moore, New Orleans Saints

Quiet since Jimmy Graham returned. Still a threat with Brees against Philly.

30. Darrius Heyward-Bey, Oakland Raiders

Scored last week, but it was his only catch. Should do better against the Bucs.

31. Stevie Johnson, Buffalo Bills 

Tough matchup with Houston makes him a WR3 option this week.

32. Santana Moss, Washington Redskins

Has four touchdowns in the past four games. Takes on Carolina

33. Mike Williams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Has 100 yards or a touchdown in three of the past four games. Takes on Oakland.

34. Malcom Floyd, San Diego Chargers

He's not scoring, but that could change against Kansas City, who has allowed 15 passing touchdowns.

35. Anquan Boldin, Baltimore Ravens

Should bounce back from his 24-yard game before the bye. He averaged 103.7 in the three games prior. Faces Browns.

36. Josh Gordon, Cleveland Browns

Averaging 71.5 yards and a touchdown in the past four games. Faces the Ravens.

37. Andre Roberts, Arizona Cardinals

Borderline WR3 against the Pack.

38. Brian Hartline, Miami Dolphins

Didn't have a great game against the Jets, but he was targeted six times. He should continue to rebound against Indianapolis.

39. Kendall Wright, Tennessee Titans

Scored last week and continues to see a lot of targets. Tough draw against Chicago.

40. Kenny Britt, Tennessee Titans

The Bears are a tough match-up, but Britt is a threat.

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