2012 Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings: NFL Week 12

Ryan Lester@LestersLegendsSenior Writer INovember 19, 2012

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - NOVEMBER 11:  Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions looks on from the sideline during a game against the Minnesota Vikings on November 11, 2012 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Andy Clayton KIng/Getty Images)
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With an exciting 11th week under our belts, here are the LestersLegends 2012 Week 12 fantasy football wide receiver rankings.

1. Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions

Megatron has scored in four of five Thanksgiving games. He's averaging 159.7 yards in his past three games. The Houston Texans will be tough, but he's a machine.

2. A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals

Green has now scored in nine straight games. He's unstoppable. The Oakland Raiders have allowed 20 passing touchdowns, so running the streak to 10 is probable.

3. Roddy White, Atlanta Falcons

Roddy has three straight 100-yard games. Julio Jones is banged up, so White could be busy as ever against Tampa Bay. The Bucs have allowed 312.6 yards and 1.7 touchdowns per game.

4. Vincent Jackson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

V-Jax is averaging 86.3 yards and 0.7 touchdowns. He will challenge the Atlanta Falcons secondary.

5. Brandon Marshall, Chicago Bears

The Vikings secondary has been out of sorts since Chris Cook went down. Marshall will have his way with them.

6. Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos

Thomas is averaging 93.3 yards and 0.5 touchdowns this year. Peyton is on fire. The Chiefs have allowed 20 touchdown passes.

7. Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys

Dez had 12 catches for 145 yards and a touchdown. It was his second straight game with a score. This week he takes on the Washington Redskins. The 'Skins have allowed 289.2 yards and a pair of touchdowns per game.

8. Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers

Cobb has averaged 68.7 yards with seven touchdowns in his past six games. The Giants have allowed 257.8 yards and 1.7 touchdowns per game.

9. Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis Colts

Nobody gets targeted at the same frequency as Wayne. The Buffalo Bills have allowed 19 passing touchdowns.

10. Andre Johnson, Houston Texans

Don't look now, but Andre Johnson has averaged 117.4 yards in his last five games. The Lions have allowed 16 passing touchdowns.

11. Wes Welker, New England Patriots

With Gronk out, the Patriots will rely more heavily on Wes Welker. He has six or more receptions in his past eight games. The Jets have allowed 14 passing scores.

12. Marques Colston, New Orleans Saints

Colston is averaging 72.1 yards and 0.7 touchdowns this year. The San Francisco 49ers are a tough foe, but the Saints are hot.

13. Miles Austin, Dallas Cowboys

Austin has been pretty mediocre the past three games (55.3 yards per game), but should explode against Washington.

14. Victor Cruz, New York Giants

Cruz averaged 89.6 yards and a touchdown in his first seven games. He averaged 38.7 yards the past three games without a score. He should bounce back against Green Bay following his bye.

15. Eric Decker, Denver Broncos

Decker has eight touchdowns in the past seven games. The Chiefs have allowed 20 passing scores.

16. Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers

Jordy was able to return to action. He should be closer to form against the Giants.

17. Percy Harvin, Minnesota Vikings

The Bears present a tough challenge. I don't trust Ponder to keep his composure. Percy's ankle is also a concern.

18. Mike Wallace, Pittsburgh Steelers

Wallace has elite speed, but could struggle with Big Ben out. He had scored, on average, every other game over the course of his career, so he's always a threat.

19. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons

Julio's ankle is a concern, but if he can go, he has a favorable matchup with Washington.

20. Hakeem Nicks, New York Giants

Nicks had nine catches for 75 yards prior to the bye. He should build on that against Green Bay.

21. Cecil Shorts, Jacksonville Jaguars

Shorts is averaging 87.4 yards with three touchdowns in his last five games. The Titans have allowed 266.2 yards and a pair of scores per game.

22. Lance Moore, New Orleans Saints

Moore is averaging 85.5 yards and 0.5 touchdowns in four home games. He faces the Niners.

23. Danario Alexander, San Diego Chargers

DX is averaging 97 yards and a touchdown in his last three games. Baltimore has allowed 250.1 yards per game.

24. Sidney Rice, Seattle Seahawks

Rice has four touchdowns in his past three games. The Miami Dolphins have allowed 266.3 yards per game.

25. Denarius Moore, Oakland Raiders

Moore let down his owners against the Saints, but just about everyone has a stinker. He should get back on his horse against the Bengals.

26. Steve Smith, Carolina Panthers

Smith has just one touchdown on the year, but at this point the Philadelphia Eagles are in shambles.

27. Michael Crabtree, San Francisco 49ers

Crabtree should be a nice play against New Orleans. The Saints have allowed 305 yards and 2.1 touchdowns per game.

28. Danny Amendola, St. Louis Rams

He caught seven more passes. Rank him higher in PPR leagues, but he remains a solid standard league option against the Arizona Cardinals.

29. Torrey Smith, Baltimore Ravens

Smith is pretty hit or miss, but he should be decent against the Chargers.

30. Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City Chiefs

Bowe's neck injury forced him out of action before catching a pass. He's a slight risk against Denver.

31. Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals

Fitz is a gamble thanks to terrible quarterback play. It's sad when you long for the days of Kevin Kolb. He's a WR3 at best against the Rams.

32. Stevie Johnson, Buffalo Bills

Johnson has 12 catches for 165 yards the past two games. The Colts have allowed 18 touchdowns.

33. Justin Blackmon, Jacksonville Jaguars

Blackmon had his coming out party against Houston. Chad Henne will get the start again, which should help Blackmon's cause. The Titans struggle against the pass.

34. T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts

Hilton has two 100-yard games on either side of a catch-less dud. He has a nice draw against the Bills this week.

35. Malcom Floyd, San Diego Chargers

Floyd is playing third fiddle to DX and Antonio Gates. He still has a pair of scores and a 59.3 yard average in his past three games. He's a decent play against Baltimore.

36. Darrius Heyward-Bey, Oakland Raiders

DHB is averaging 75 yards in his last three games. He's a decent option against Cincinnati.

37. Mike Williams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Williams is averaging 59.7 yards and 0.5 touchdowns per game. I expect Freeman to attempt a lot of passes against Atlanta.

38. Anquan Boldin, Baltimore Ravens

Boldin caught eight passes for 79 yards against Pittsburgh. He's a low-end WR option against San Diego.

39. Jeremy Maclin, Philadelphia Eagles

I can't believe how far the Eagles have fallen. Maclin has the talent, but he's a risky start against Carolina after failing to catch a pass last week.

40. Kenny Britt, Tennessee Titans

Britt should be a bigger part of the offense against Jacksonville coming out of the bye. The Jags have allowed 276.9 yards per game.

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