2012 Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings – NFL Week 7

Ryan Lester@LestersLegendsSenior Writer IOctober 16, 2012

With an exciting sixth week under our belts, here are the LestersLegends 2012 Week 7 fantasy football wide receiver rankings.

1. A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals

With 628 yards and six touchdowns he has been a monster. Green has a touchdown in five straight games. He scored in both meetings with Pittsburgh last year.

2. Victor Cruz, New York Giants 

The Redskins have allowed the most passing yards in the league. Cruz has done his touchdown salsa five times in the last three games.

3. Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions

Megatron had 211 yards and a TD in two meetings with Chicago last year. He’s averaging 111.6 ypg so far this year. The Bears have their work cut out for them.

4. Brandon Marshall, Chicago Bears

Marshall is averaging 141 yards and a TD the past two weeks. The Lions should be nervous.

5. Percy Harvin, Minnesota Vikings



He has 603 total offensive yards and has scored via the pass, the run and the return. He’s deadly and will be a handful for Arizona.

6. Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals

Fitz is averaging 90.8 yards with three TDs in the past four games. He should exploit the Vikings’ secondary.

7. Marques Colston, New Orleans Saints

Colston has 284 yards and four TDs in the past two games. Look for that barrage to continue against Tampa Bay, who has allowed 312.2 ypg.

8. Wes Welker, New England Patriots 

Welker is on fire, averaging 10 catches for 128.3 yards and 0.5 TDs over the past four games. He’s taking on the Jets who he has had considerable success against even when Revis was playing.

9. Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers

Jordy bounced back with a ridiculous three0touchdown game against Houston. St. Louis will struggle to contain him.



10. Mike Wallace, Pittsburgh Steelers

Bounced back to score for the fourth time in five games.

11. Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis Colts

He’ll be facing Joe Haden, but that shouldn’t scare off Wayne owners.

12. Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys

Am I assuming too much to think Dez can build on his two-TD game? Maybe, but he’s averaging nine catches for 87.3 yards over the past three games. He takes on Carolina.

13. Vincent Jackson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Jackson is averaging 80.8 yards and a touchdown in his last four games. He should be busy against the Saints, who have allowed 283.2 ypg.

14. Torrey Smith, Baltimore Ravens 

Smith scored last week, but his yardage has left plenty to be desired the past few weeks, but he has four TDs in the past four games. Tough draw against Houston, but the Texans were exposed last week by Rodgers.



15. Miles Austin, Dallas Cowboys

He has scored in three of the five games. Solid option against Carolina.

16. James Jones, Green Bay Packers

The yardage isn’t great, but he has a pair of touchdowns in three straight games.

17. Andre Johnson, Houston Texans

He has been more name than numbers this year, averaging 59.7 ypg with two TDs. Given his pedigree, though, you know he can bust out at any time. Plus, Baltimore’s defense isn’t what it once was, and the way its offense is playing, it could be more of a track meet than a dog fight.

18. Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers

Turned in a dud against Tennessee, but he’s been too consistent to count out against the Bengals.

19. Denarius Moore, Oakland Raiders


Moore had a nice game against Atlanta and has averaged 71.8 yards and 0.5 TDs this year. Solid option against Jacksonville, who is allowing 261.0 ypg.


20. Steve Smith, Carolina Panthers

Smith has been quiet the past two weeks, but he has the ability to explode against Dallas coming out off the bye.

21. Anquan Boldin, Baltimore Ravens

Boldin has averaged 103.7 yards the past three games. Faces Houston.

22. Hakeem Nicks, New York Giants

We’ll see how he feels later in the week, but if he’s good to go again, he should have a nice day against Washington.

23. Stevie Johnson, Buffalo Bills

Finally had a nice yardage day, topping 62 yards for the first time. He hasn’t scored since Week 3, but that could change against the Titans, who have allowed 13 passing scores.


24. Kenny Britt, Tennessee Titans

Britt didn’t have great game, but he scored. He should have a nice game against Buffalo.


25. Brandon Gibson, St. Louis Rams

Caught seven passes for 91 yards and has assumed the role of Bradford’s favorite target. Faces Green Bay.

26. Sidney Rice, Seattle Seahawks

Averaging 74 yards and 0.5 TDs in his past two games. Takes on the Niners.

27. Michael Crabtree, San Francisco 49ers

Has had a few rough weeks, but is still seeing plenty of looks. Should rebound somewhat against Seattle.

28. Brandon Lloyd, New England Patriots 

He’s been a little hit or miss. Should have a decent showing against the Jets.


29. Josh Gordon, Cleveland Browns

Has averaged 90.5 yards and 1.5 TDs the past two games. Faces a Colts team that has allowed 10 passing scores.


30. Mike Williams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Williams has had 110-plus yards the past two games. The Bucs are going to have to air it out against the Saints.

31. Lance Moore, New Orleans Saints

Assuming he is healthy coming out of the bye, Moore will be a slot machine for Brees.

32. Kendall Wright, Tennessee Titans

He continues to see a ton of targets. He should be busy against Buffalo.

33. Mario Manningham, San Francisco 49ers

Manningham is starting to establish a bigger role. He has averaged 4.25 catches for 50.3 yards over the past four games. Takes on Seattle.


34. Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers

Cobb has averaged 83.3 yards the past three games and should be active against St. Louis.

35. Jeremy Kerley, New York Jets


The Jets didn’t have to pass much last week, but this week will be different against New England. They can’t stop the pass, so Kerley could end up having a decent day.

36. Domenik Hixon, New York Giants

Caught four passes for 78 yards even with Nicks returning. There will be yards to be had against the Redskins.

37. Andrew Hawkins, Cincinnati Bengals 

He’s not a great option, but with 352 total yards he will at least be involved against Pittsburgh.

38. Santana Moss, Washington Redskins


He has been more active in recent weeks and will likely step up his game against the G-Men.

39. Golden Tate, Seattle Seahawks

He’s had some moments the past few weeks and is a decent plug-in play against the Niners.

40. Andre Roberts, Arizona Cardinals

He has slowed of late, but has four TDs on the year. If the Vikings put all their attention on Fitz, he could get loose.


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