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May 28, 2012 posted by Paul Greco

2012 Fantasy Football Pre-Season Wide Receiver Rankings

2012 Fantasy Football Pre-Season Wide Receiver Rankings
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Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions WR

 

Do you believe in the Madden curse? I try not to, but it sure is hard to ignore. The reason I bring this up is because my No.1 WR heading into training camp for 2012 is Detroit’s WR Calvin Johnson. In 2011 Johnson became a fan favorite for fantasy football owners setting career highs in targets, receptions, yards and touchdowns. I guess the question is, can Calvin Johnson put up those numbers again?  If you look at how the Detroit Lions are setup on offense, you’d have to say yes. They have an above-average QB, a questionable situation at RB and a TE that can hold the safeties from double-teams. When you have that type of dynamic on offense it spells success once again for Johnson.

My personal WR I will be watching closely this pre-season is Denver Broncos speedster Demaryius Thomas. If he and QB Peyton Manning can rock it out through the air, Thomas will end the season with double-digit TD.

Make sure to check out the other positions : QB | RB | WR | TE | K |DEF | IDP

Here are the rest of the 2012 Pre-Season WR rankings

RKNameRKName
NON-PPRPPR
1WR Calvin Johnson, DET1WR Calvin Johnson, DET
2WR Larry Fitzgerald, ARI2WR Larry Fitzgerald, ARI
3WR Andre Johnson, HOU3WR Andre Johnson, HOU
4WR Roddy White, ATL4WR Wes Welker, NE
5WR Greg Jennings, GB5WR Roddy White, ATL
6WR Wes Welker, NE6WR Greg Jennings, GB
7WR A.J. Green, CIN7WR A.J. Green, CIN
8WR Hakeem Nicks, NYG8WR Brandon Marshall, CHI
9WR Mike Wallace, PIT9WR Hakeem Nicks, NYG
10WR Jordy Nelson, GB10WR Julio Jones, ATL
11WR Julio Jones, ATL11WR Mike Wallace, PIT
12WR Victor Cruz, NYG12WR Victor Cruz, NYG
13WR Steve Smith, CAR13WR Steve Smith, CAR
14WR Percy Harvin, MIN14WR Percy Harvin, MIN
15WR Marques Colston, NO15WR Marques Colston, NO
16WR Brandon Marshall, CHI16WR Jordy Nelson, GB
17WR Dez Bryant, DAL17WR Dez Bryant, DAL
18WR Miles Austin, DAL18WR Miles Austin, DAL
19WR Vincent Jackson, TB19WR Vincent Jackson, TB
20WR Demaryius Thomas, DEN20WR Demaryius Thomas, DEN
21WR Dwayne Bowe, KC21WR Steve Johnson, BUF
22WR Antonio Brown, PIT22WR Dwayne Bowe, KC
23WR DeSean Jackson, PHI23WR Kenny Britt, TEN
24WR Kenny Britt, TEN24WR Antonio Brown, PIT
25WR Steve Johnson, BUF25WR DeSean Jackson, PHI
26WR Torrey Smith, BAL26WR Eric Decker, DEN
27WR Jeremy Maclin, PHI27WR Jeremy Maclin, PHI
28WR Eric Decker, DEN28WR Reggie Wayne, IND
29WR Reggie Wayne, IND29WR Torrey Smith, BAL
30WR Brandon Lloyd, NE30WR Pierre Garcon, WAS
31WR Sidney Rice, SEA31WR Brandon Lloyd, NE
32WR Santonio Holmes, NYJ32WR Santonio Holmes, NYJ
33WR Justin Blackmon, JAX33WR Justin Blackmon, JAX
34WR Pierre Garcon, WAS34WR Sidney Rice, SEA
35WR Anquan Boldin, BAL35WR Robert Meachem, SD
36WR Denarius Moore, OAK36WR Anquan Boldin, BAL
37WR Greg Little, CLE37WR Denarius Moore, OAK
38WR Malcom Floyd, SD38WR Greg Little, CLE
39WR Michael Crabtree, SF39WR Malcom Floyd, SD
40WR Robert Meachem, SD40WR Mike Williams, TB
41WR Mike Williams, TB41WR Michael Crabtree, SF
42WR Darrius Heyward-Bey, OAK42WR Lance Moore, NO
43WR Lance Moore, NO43WR Darrius Heyward-Bey, OAK
44WR Michael Floyd, ARI44WR Michael Floyd, ARI
45WR Laurent Robinson, JAX45WR Nate Burleson, DET
46WR Nate Washington, TEN46WR Laurent Robinson, JAX
47WR Titus Young, DET47WR Doug Baldwin, SEA
48WR Randy Moss, SF48WR Titus Young, DET
49WR Nate Burleson, DET49WR Nate Washington, TEN
50WR Doug Baldwin, SEA50WR Santana Moss, WAS
51WR Austin Collie, IND51WR Alshon Jeffery, CHI
52WR Alshon Jeffery, CHI52WR Austin Collie, IND
53WR Santana Moss, WAS53WR Davone Bess, MIA
54WR Kendall Wright, TEN54WR Kendall Wright, TEN
55WR Mario Manningham, SF55WR Randy Moss, SF
56WR Stephen Hill, NYJ56WR Rueben Randle, NYG
57WR Randall Cobb, GB57WR Stephen Hill, NYJ
58WR Davone Bess, MIA58WR Vincent Brown, SD
59WR Rueben Randle, NYG59WR Randall Cobb, GB
60WR Vincent Brown, SD60WR Mario Manningham, SF
61WR Leonard Hankerson, WAS61WR Steve Breaston, KC
62WR Brian Hartline, MIA62WR Jonathan Baldwin, KC
63WR Emmanuel Sanders, PIT63WR Emmanuel Sanders, PIT
64WR James Jones, GB64WR Brandon LaFell, CAR
65WR Jonathan Baldwin, KC65WR Brian Hartline, MIA
66WR Steve Smith, STL66WR David Nelson, BUF
67WR Brandon LaFell, CAR67WR James Jones, GB
68WR Jerome Simpson, MIN68WR Leonard Hankerson, WAS
69WR David Nelson, BUF69WR Steve Smith, STL
70WR Jacoby Ford, OAK70WR Jerome Simpson, MIN
71WR Mohamed Sanu, CIN71WR Mohamed Sanu, CIN
72WR Steve Breaston, KC72WR Brian Quick, STL
73WR Greg Salas, STL73WR Greg Salas, STL
74WR Danny Amendola, STL74WR Chris Givens, STL
75WR Brian Quick, STL75WR Danny Amendola, STL
76WR Johnny Knox, CHI76WR Deion Branch, NE
77WR Golden Tate, SEA77WR Derek Hagan, BUF
78WR Earl Bennett, CHI78WR Earl Bennett, CHI
79WR Derek Hagan, BUF79WR Jacoby Ford, OAK
80WR Deion Branch, NE80WR Jarius Wright, MIN
81WR Chaz Schilens, NYJ81WR Golden Tate, SEA
82WR Eddie Royal, SD82WR Andre Roberts, ARI
83WR Devery Henderson, NO83WR Damian Williams, TEN
84WR Damian Williams, TEN84WR Jason Avant, PHI
85WR Danario Alexander, STL85WR Kevin Walter, HOU
86WR Devin Hester, CHI86WR Mike Thomas, JAX
87WR Andre Roberts, ARI87WR Devery Henderson, NO
88WR Early Doucet, ARI88WR Devin Hester, CHI
89WR Jason Avant, PHI89WR Jabar Gaffney, WAS
90WR Jordan Shipley, CIN90WR Jordan Shipley, CIN

Paul finished the 2011-2012 Fantasy Football season as the #1 Weekly Rankings & Projections winner of the 411Fantasy Expert Challenge. He also finished 2nd in the FantasyPros.com Expert Draft Accuracy Challenge in 2011. Top 10 Finisher in the FSWA Fantasy Football Draft Projections. Paul is also apart of baseballs elite as a member of Tout Wars. You can follow me on Twitter @PaulGreco
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