2012 Fantasy Football Rankings (With Podcast): Wide Receivers

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Yesterday on SpreeGoogs, we tickled your eardrums with the sweet sounds of fantasy quarterbacking. Today, we’re bringing you some advice about pass-catchers. It’s recommended that you listen to the podcast above, but if you’re looking for something to print out or just want a quick look at the list, it’s below.

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2012 SpreeGoogs Fantasy Rankings – Wide Receivers:

Tier 1

There’s only room for one in this year’s top receiver tier. Calvin Johnson was psyched to find that out.

1. Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions

Tier 2
2. Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals
3. A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals
4. Wes Welker, New England Patriots
5. Roddy White, Atlanta Falcons
6. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons

Tier 3
7. Hakeem Nicks, New York Giants
8. Brandon Marshall, Chicago Bears
9. Andre Johnson, Houston Texans
10. Victor Cruz, New York Giants
11. Steve Smith, Carolina Panthers

Tier 4
12. Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers
13. Greg Jennings, Green Bay Packers
14. Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys
15. Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers
16. Vincent Jackson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tier 5
17. Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos
18. Eric Decker, Denver Broncos
19. Mike Wallace, Pittsburgh Steelers
20. Jeremy Maclin, Philadelphia Eagles
21. Marques Colston, New Orleans Saints
22. Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis Colts
23. Darrius Heyward-Bey, Oakland Raiders

Big Name, Low Value

  • Percy Harvin, Minnesota Vikings
  • Miles Austin, Dallas Cowboys
  • Desean Jackson, Philadelphia Eagles
  • Anquan Boldin, Baltimore Ravens
  • Santana Moss, Washington redskins

Good Value, But Late

  • Austin Collie, Indianapolis Colts
  • Pierre Garcon, Washington Redskins
  • Randy Moss, San Francisco 49ers
  • Brandon Lloyd, New England Patriots
  • Kenny Britt, Tennessee Titans


  • Titus Young, Detroit Lions
  • Justin Blackmon, Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Vincent Brown, San Diego Chargers
  • Jacoby Ford, Oakland Raiders

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