2012 Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings: NFL Week 13

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2012 Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings: NFL Week 13
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With an exciting 12th week under our belts, here are the LestersLegends 2012 Week 13 fantasy football wide receiver rankings.


1. Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions

Megatron is averaging 154.8 yards in his past four games and has scored a touchdown in his past three. He should continue to roll against the Indianapolis Colts. 

 

2. A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals

Stop the presses! A.J. Green failed to score for the first time since the season opener. But still managed 111 yards.

He could easily get back in the end zone against the San Diego Chargers. They have allowed 20 passing touchdowns this year. 

 

3. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons

Julio Jones shook off the injury concerns by dropping a career-high 147 yards on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. His owners have to feel great heading into a matchup with the New Orleans Saints.

The Saints have allowed 298.3 yards per game and 22 passing scores.

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4. Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos

Thomas has scored in consecutive weeks and is averaging 92.3 yards per game on the year. The Bucs have allowed 315.5 yards per game and 18 passing scores. 

 

5. Roddy White, Atlanta Falcons

Roddy was quiet last week, but had 114 yards against the Saints a few weeks ago. The Saints should struggle to contain him once again. 

 

6. Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys

Bryant is averaging 125.7 yards with four touchdowns in his past three games. He should torment the Philadelphia Eagles. 

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7. Brandon Marshall, Chicago Bears

 

Marshall has a tough draw against the Seattle Seahawks, but I don't expect them to contain him. He is averaging 92.5 yards with eight touchdowns in 11 games. 

 

 

8. Andre Johnson, Houston Texans

Johnson is 129.2 yards the past six games. The Tennessee Titans have allowed 262.1 yards and a pair of touchdown passes per game.

 

 

9. Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis Colts

Wayne is the wide receiver version of Jason Witten. He gets a ton of catches and targets, but seldom finds his way into the end zone.

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He's averaging 100.5 yards per game, though, and should succeed against the Lions. 

 

10. Victor Cruz, New York Giants

Cruz was able to Salsa Dance for the first time since Week 7. That's when he caught seven passes for 131 yards and a touchdown against the Washington Redskins.

 

The 'Skins have allowed 301.4 yards and 23 passing scores. Cruz will be glad to see them again. 

 

 

11. Marques Colston, New Orleans Saints

Colston has three touchdowns in the past four games and eight in the past eight games. He should see plenty of looks against the Falcons. He scored against them in Week 10. 

 

12. Eric Decker, Denver Broncos

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Decker did not get in the end zone against the Kansas City Chiefs. He should be a strong play against the Bucs, though.

 

 

13. Vincent Jackson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

V-Jax is averaging 87.2 yards with seven touchdowns in 11 games. He'll have to lock horns with Champ Bailey, but with his size, I like his odds. 

 

 

14. Hakeem Nicks, New York Giants

Nicks continues to work his way back. He scored last week and has a great matchup against the 'Skins. 

 

 

15. Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers

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Jordy scored last week and will be a tough cover for the Minnesota Vikings. 

 

16. Wes Welker, New England Patriots

Welker scored just his third touchdown of the season against the New York Jets. He continues to catch passes by the bunch. He had 298 yards and two touchdowns in two meeting against the Miami Dolphins last year. 

 

17. Cecil Shorts, Jacksonville Jaguars

Shorts is averaging 97 yards and a touchdown in his last three games. The Buffalo Bills have allowed 233.3 yards and 20 passing scores.

 

 

 

18. Percy Harvin, Minnesota Vikings

You will have to monitor this one, but if Harvin can go, he should fare well against the Packers. 

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19. Justin Blackmon, Jacksonville Jaguars

Blackmon responded from his monster 236-yard game with 62 yards and a score. I like him against Buffalo with Chad Henne under center. 

 

20. Stevie Johnson, Buffalo Bills

Johnson has averaged 90.3 yards the past three games. The Jags are allowing 274.5 yards per game. 

 

21. Pierre Garcon, Washington Redskins

The foot looked great on Thanksgiving. He's still a risk against the Giants, but the extra rest should help. 

 

 

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22. Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers

Cobb had just 39 yards last week and failed to score for the first time since Week 6. Greg Jennings could be back this week, but Cobb remains a solid option against the Vikings.

 

 

 

23. Torrey Smith, Baltimore Ravens

Smith rebounded from a stinker against the Pittsburgh Steelers with 144 yards against the Chargers. He has another date with Pittsburgh, but I'm expecting a stronger performance at home. 

 

24. Denarius Moore, Oakland Raiders

Moore scored last week, but was relatively quiet. He has scored in five of the past seven games. He takes on the Cleveland Browns this week. 

 

25. Lance Moore, New Orleans Saints

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Moore had 91 yards in his team's first meeting with the Falcons. 

 

26. Brian Hartline, Miami Dolphins

Hartline quietly has 807 yards on the season. The Patriots have allowed 289.4 yards and 22 passing scores. 

 

27. Danario Alexander, San Diego Chargers

 

DX is averaging 91.3 yards with three touchdowns in the past four games. The Chargers face the Bengals this week.

 

 

28. Malcom Floyd, San Diego Chargers

Floyd has three touchdowns in the past four weeks. 

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29. Steve Smith, Carolina Panthers

 

The Panthers struggle to score passing touchdowns. The Chiefs have allowed 22 passing scores. This could be Smith's time. 

 

30. Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City Chiefs

Bowe generally gets a ton of looks. He is capable of turning in a quality game against the Panthers. 

 

31. Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals

 

Fitz has top-10 talent, but he is wasting away in the desert. Perhaps he can have a one-week hiatus from the fantasy wasteland against the New York Jets. 

 

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32. Davone Bess, Miami Dolphins

Bess had 129 yards last week. He's averaging 63.2 yards with five touchdowns in his last six meetings with the Patriots. 

 

33. T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts

 

 

Hilton is averaging 58.8 yards and a touchdown in his past four games. He also had a punt return for a touchdown last week. He's a decent WR3 against Detroit. 

 

34. Ryan Broyles, Detroit Lions

With Titus Young out, Broyles caught six passes for 126 yards. If he is out again, Broyles could put up solid numbers against the Colts. 

 

35. Michael Crabtree, San Francisco 49ers

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Crabtree was quiet against the Saints. He's a low-end WR3 against the St. Louis Rams. 

 

36. Mike Wallace, Pittsburgh Steelers

Wallace has the ability to produce a big game against the Ravens, but he'll need better quarterback play. 

 

 

37. Jeremy Maclin, Philadelphia Eagles

Speaking of needing better quarterback play, Maclin has had little of that this year. He's a risky play against the Cowboys. 

 

38. Anquan Boldin, Baltimore Ravens

 

Boldin had eight catches for 79 yards in the first meeting with Pittsburgh. 

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39. Andre Roberts, Arizona Cardinals

While Fitzgerald is struggling, life is easier for Roberts. He's averaging 70.6 yards in his past five games. Fitz will draw the attention against the Jets. 

 

40. Brandon Lloyd, New England Patriots

Lloyd is a risk/reward play against Miami. He's due to break one.


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