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2012 Fantasy Football Rankings: Wide Receivers 11-20



These 2012 Fantasy Football Wide Receivers Rankings will be updated often throughout the summer, so make sure you check back from time to time. Also, be sure to check out my other 2012 Fantasy Football articles, which will include sleepers, busts, tons of 2012 Fantasy Football mock drafts and other material. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.


2012 Fantasy Football Rankings - Wide Receivers (Sept. 2):
Top 10 | 11-20 | 21-40 | 41-60 | 61-95


  1. Roddy White, WR, Falcons. Bye: 7.
    Roddy White is still the man to own in PPR formats, but Julio Jones will be the preferred wideout in all other leagues. White caught 100 balls for the second consecutive season in 2011, but he failed to reach double-digit touchdowns for the first time since 2008. Expect that to continue with Jones commanding the end-zone looks.

    Projected 2012 Fantasy Stats: 100 catches. 1,290 yards. 8 total TDs.
    Projected 2012 Fantasy Points: 177.
    Projected 2012 PPR Fantasy Points: 277.

  2. Percy Harvin, WR, Vikings. Bye: 11.
    Matt Kalil was the right pick. He'll protect Christian Ponder, who will have more time in the pocket to locate Percy "Collard Kector" Harvin. Harvin could have a big 2012 campaign if he can stay healthy, especially considering that he'll get more touches while Adrian Peterson is out. Oh, and as a bonus, the Collard Kector gets interviewed by hot women (fast forward to :43 for the infamous quote).

    Projected 2012 Fantasy Stats: 85 catches. 980 rec. yards. 300 rushing yards. 8 total TDs.
    Projected 2012 Fantasy Points: 176.
    Projected 2012 PPR Fantasy Points: 261.



  3. Jordy Nelson, WR, Packers. Bye: 10.
    I loved Jordy Nelson as a fantasy sleeper heading into August last year, but I never imagined that he'd accumulate 1,263 yards and 15 touchdowns. It would be unreasonable to expect him to maintain 15 scores though, which makes him overvalued this year. He'll come back down to reality, but he'll still post WR2-caliber numbers.

    Projected 2012 Fantasy Stats: 68 catches. 1,090 yards. 10 total TDs.
    Projected 2012 Fantasy Points: 169.
    Projected 2012 PPR Fantasy Points: 237.

  4. Wes Welker, WR, Patriots. Bye: 9.
    Wes Welker boasted a career-high in receiving yards last year (1,569), but don't look for him to repeat that in 2012. Welker will lose targets to Brandon Lloyd and Jabar Gaffney. He'll still perform well, but it's time to sell high.

    Projected 2012 Fantasy Stats: 115 catches. 1,260 yards. 7 total TDs.
    Projected 2012 Fantasy Points: 168.
    Projected 2012 PPR Fantasy Points: 283.

  5. Brandon Lloyd, WR, Patriots. Bye: 9.
    JULY 19 UPDATE: Brandon Lloyd and Tom Brady have reportedly really clicked during OTAs. This should hardly be a surprise because Lloyd had his best seasons under offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels. With Wes Welker holding out, Lloyd could have a monster 2012 campaign.

    JUNE 19 UPDATE: Brandon Lloyd predictably has fit right in with the Patriots. He's been terrific at OTAs. Tom Brady really complimented his ball skills and great body control, so it's looking like he'll be targeting Lloyd often.

    Non-elite free-agent receivers seldom pan out because there's usually too much of a learning curve. They have to absorb a new offense and develop chemistry with a new quarterback. Only half of that is true in Brandon Lloyd's case. He's never worked with Tom Brady before, but he's thrived in Josh McDaniels' offense. There shouldn't be much of a transition for him, meaning he could begin posting WR2 numbers almost immediately.

    Projected 2012 Fantasy Stats: 79 catches. 1,190 yards. 8 total TDs.
    Projected 2012 Fantasy Points: 167.
    Projected 2012 PPR Fantasy Points: 246.



  6. Steve Johnson, WR, Bills. Bye: 8.
    Steve Johnson was plagued by a hamstring injury throughout the 2011 season, but you wouldn't know it based on his stats; he hauled in 76 receptions for 1,004 yards and seven scores despite the fact that Ryan Fitzpatrick was dealing with a rib problem in the second half of the year. Both players are capable of posting great numbers - if they can stay healthy, of course.

    Projected 2012 Fantasy Stats: 84 catches. 1,130 yards. 9 total TDs.
    Projected 2012 Fantasy Points: 167.
    Projected 2012 PPR Fantasy Points: 251.

  7. Antonio Brown, WR, Steelers. Bye: 4.
    AUG. 26 UPDATE: Antonio Brown led the Steelers with seven targets from Ben Roethlisberger against the Bills. Though he dropped one pass, he managed to haul in seven grabs for 108 yards and two touchdowns. Brown scored just twice last year, but that's clearly going to change. He's a strong WR2.

    Mike Wallace is holding out, so Antonio Brown could be the top Steeler fantasy producer this year. He scored only two touchdowns in 2011, but I feel like that was an anomaly. Ben Roethlisberger, who will have more protection from the offensive linemen drafted early in the 2012 NFL Draft, will have more time to locate Brown, especially in the end zone.

    Projected 2012 Fantasy Stats: 77 catches. 1,210 yards. 7 total TDs.
    Projected 2012 Fantasy Points: 163.
    Projected 2012 PPR Fantasy Points: 240.

  8. Steve Smith, WR, Panthers. Bye: 6.
    I completely missed on Steve Smith last year. He looked done in 2010, but as it turns out, he simply quit on Jimmy Clausen (who wouldn't?) Smith put effort into his 2011 campaign, breaking out for 79 receptions, 1,394 yards and seven touchdowns. He is unlikely to repeat that performance, however, because he just turned 33. He undoubtedly lost some of his speed.

    Projected 2012 Fantasy Stats: 74 catches. 1,260 yards. 6 total TDs.
    Projected 2012 Fantasy Points: 162.
    Projected 2012 PPR Fantasy Points: 236.



  9. Eric Decker, WR, Broncos. Bye: 7.
    AUG. 27 UPDATE: Though he was guilty of his usual drops against the 49ers, Eric Decker gets a stock up. Peyton Manning was very sharp, opting to go to Decker twice in the end zone. Decker finished with four catches for 38 yards and the two scores.

    JULY 31 UPDATE: Peyton Manning has favored Eric Decker over Demaryius Thomas in Broncos' training camp thus far. Manning and Decker have clicked, while Thomas has had to receive instruction from Manning on several occasions. By the way, Awesome Girl Who Loves Football - follow her @emilysh93 - talked about how Manning looked at camp: "Peyton's fitting the ball into little spaces around defenders as he used to. The zip on the ball looks good."

    Eric Decker's eight touchdowns last year were fluky, but he could repeat that figure if Peyton Manning is at least at 75 percent. Manning and Decker reportedly have great chemistry together, so it's possible that the 25-year-old wideout could be a WR2 this season.

    Projected 2012 Fantasy Stats: 72 catches. 1,040 yards. 9 total TDs.
    Projected 2012 Fantasy Points: 158.
    Projected 2012 PPR Fantasy Points: 230.

  10. Demaryius Thomas, WR, Broncos. Bye: 7.
    Demaryius Thomas was an absolute stud to close out the season. In his final seven games, he caught 35 passes for 715 yards and four touchdowns. Extend that to a full season, and you get 80 receptions, 1,634 yards and nine scores. Thomas will flirt with WR1 status if Peyton Manning is as healthy as John Elway hopes he is. Even if he's not, Thomas will be a WR2.

    Projected 2012 Fantasy Stats: 75 catches. 1,150 yards. 7 total TDs.
    Projected 2012 Fantasy Points: 157.
    Projected 2012 PPR Fantasy Points: 232.


2012 Fantasy Football Rankings - Wide Receivers (Sept. 2):
Top 10 | 11-20 | 21-40 | 41-60 | 61-95




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Wharthog 06-04-2012 01:00 pm xxx.xxx.xxx4.22 (total posts: 1)
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@ifyoukeepsayingitonedayitmightbetrue:

Let me see if I understand you correctly. The only reason Moss isn't any good is because of Alex Smith?

Is this or is this not his first season with Smith? Did he not just complete a season w/NE, Minn, & Tenn and didn't even do anything with Tennessee?

Has the season started and he's already putting up stats and the rest of us didn't know it? Last time I checked the season doesn't begin until September. Thanks for rambling about nothing and then admitting he doesn't try.

Please feel free to contribute again when you have something else awesome to say.
Randy Moss stinks 06-04-2012 10:09 am xxx.xxx.xxxnown (total posts: 1)
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That touchdown against Darrelle Revis was a 6 yard fade - nice try though
IfYouKeepSayingItOneDayItMightBeTrue 06-02-2012 11:15 am xxx.xxx.xxx.127 (total posts: 1)
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Heard it all before. "Randy Moss can't do his only trick."

The last year he played, even with how horrible he acted... he still burnt "the best corner in the league" Darrelle Revis deep, put the hand up, waved hi to all his haters, and proceeded to catch a touchdown.

Sorry, but the only reason Moss can't still beat corners deep, out-jump corners, and just out-physical corners and safeties to catch balls in traffic... is because Alex Smith is that bad and the 49ers run last year just blinded the masses.

Will Moss try very hard? No, not when he's not getting the ball or the team is losing. Shoot, he won't even try very often when he IS getting the ball and the team is winning.

But seriously... you should stop with the "can't" talk... because he's still got it... and the schools just don't teach it anymore.
Taylor Kolste 05-31-2012 12:46 am xxx.xxx.xxx.150 (total posts: 1)
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Wheres Doug Baldwin?
adrian 05-30-2012 06:19 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.164 (total posts: 4)
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I give Walt the benefit of the doubt here and assume that he just plain forgot about Doug Baldwin, it happens.

Baldwin should not be behind Tate or Lockette. Right now he is the only part of that WR group that can be depended on - Rice has injury issues, Williams has weight issues, Tate hasn't emerged yet and Lockette has massive upside but is unproven.

Baldwin had a record seeting year for UDFA rookies. With Jackson at QB.I expect him to be that teams leading receiver.
Whiners 05-30-2012 02:49 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.184 (total posts: 1)
128     122

Why is there so much negative feedback on this site? I have to say that Walt generally does a great job with his fantasy rankings. Just because you dont agree with them doesn't mean they suck. If you don't like his rankings, make your own (something you should probably do anyway.)
@Mitch 05-30-2012 10:53 am xxx.xxx.xxx.131 (total posts: 1)
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Carl Nicks, Brandon Marshall, Asante Samuel.


Moron.
Mitch 05-30-2012 02:32 am xxx.xxx.xxx.208 (total posts: 1)
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Early picks? 4th round? Name 3 pro bowlers drafted from the 4th round in the past 10 years.
Professor Obvious 05-29-2012 11:29 pm xxx.xxx.xxx3.14 (total posts: 1)
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Percy Harvin is too high.

Wes Welker is too low, he chokes in big games but his fantasy value is as high as ever.
Alex 05-29-2012 10:37 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.126 (total posts: 1)
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No way Mike Wallace should be ranked at #29. Kenny Britt at #39 behind MICHAEL CRABTREE is ridiculous.
JJ 05-29-2012 10:11 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.164 (total posts: 4)
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You misspelled "Doug" as "Jonathan".

It has to be just a plain oversight to have listed Golden Tate and Ricardo Lockette but no Doug Baldwin.
c. bauer 05-29-2012 09:45 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.243 (total posts: 1)
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Did I miss Randall Cobb somewhere? The 4th WR on the Packers high scoring passing offense is better than the 2nd option on at least 5 teams in the NFL. Especially with Driver being fased out of the offense and Cobb's special teams ability...I think you missed him.
Yogi 05-29-2012 09:32 pm xxx.xxx.xxx0.64 (total posts: 2)
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Rational people* will foolishly laugh it off.
Nick 05-29-2012 08:20 pm xxx.xxx.xxx4.74 (total posts: 1)
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The Vincent Jackson and Sidney Rice situations are very different. VJ was trying to get money from San Diego for years, never did, so he bailed. He's also been a very good receiver for quite a few year. Rice was a 1-year wonder. Sidney Rice also probably didn't do too great because his QBs were Tavaris Jackson and Charlie Whitehurst. Josh Freeman isn't Tom Brady, but he's a lot better Jackson and Whitehurst. VJ will get over 1,000yds. and probably 10TDs, barring an injury.
Patrick O'Neill 05-29-2012 09:47 am xxx.xxx.xxx.220 (total posts: 1)
543     579

Geeze, pretty harsh on V-jax dont you think? He chased the money because being a receiver is his job. you'd probably leave this dumb ass site if ESPN came up and offered you significantly more money. Why was it even a poor decision to go to Tampa Bay, Walt? He comes into a team with a fresh new look on offense (Carl Nicks at OG, Doug Martin at RB, Dallas Claark at TE), a promising young quarterback in Josh Freeman and also the mere fact that by coming in, Vincent moves the depth chart down a slot (Mike Williams, who i personally believe is very talented - see rookie campaign - is now a #2 receiver rather than a #1, likely a change that will make a more significant impact than people think). The Sydney Rice comparison is also egregious, along with just straight up false. How did Sydney Rice show little regard for his career, Walt? by not wanting to be part of the Christian Ponder experiment? You could easily argue he left Minnesota for a place of equal talent level, at least on offense, and made a ton more money, which is his JOB after all.



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