Fantasy Football 2012 Rankings: Wide Receivers

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 01: Julio Jones #11 of the Atlanta Falcons scores a touchdown as defender Elbert Mack #33 looks on of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during play at the Georgia Dome on January 1, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Check out our updated fantasy football rankings for wide receivers.

Here are my rankings for receivers in standard leagues:

Rank Wide Receiver
1 Calvin Johnson
2 Julio Jones
3 Andre Johnson
4 Hakeem Nicks
5 A.J. Green
6 Brandon Marshall
7 Roddy White
8 Dez Bryant
9 Larry Fitzgerald
10 Wes Welker
11 Mike Wallace
12 Percy Harvin
13 Greg Jennings
14 Jeremy Maclin
15 Steve Smith
16 Victor Cruz
17 Brandon Lloyd
18 Jordy Nelson
19 Demaryius Thomas
20 Marques Colston
21 Vincent Jackson
22 Dwayne Bowe
23 Miles Austin
24 Stevie Johnson
25 Antonio Brown
26 Reggie Wayne
27 DeSean Jackson
28 Pierre Garcon
29 Eric Decker
30 Robert Meachem
31 Torrey Smith
32 Brandon LaFell
33 Kenny Britt
34 Denarius Moore
35 Austin Collie
36 Titus Young
37 Greg Little
38 Darrius Heyward-Bey
39 Malcom Floyd
40 Santana Moss
41 Santonio Holmes
42 Lance Moore
43 Sidney Rice
44 Randall Cobb
45 Emmanuel Sanders
46 Kendall Wright
47 Vincent Brown
48 Alshon Jeffery
49 Anquan Boldin
50 Michael Crabtree

Quick Notes

Julio Jones- Julio looked like an absolute freak in his first preseason game. You have to pay a premium to get him and there's almost no way he'll go past the second round in any non-PPR league.

Hakeem Nicks- Nicks is back and off the PUP list. The Giants aerial attack should be one of the best in the league and Nicks has the upside to be fantasy's top receiver. Of course, there are the injury concerns with Nicks. His foot injury shouldn't linger, though.

Dez Bryant- The receiving options in Dallas are falling by the wayside. Miles Austin is dinged up and Jason Witten suffered a spleen injury. Dez should have a lot on his plate to start the season.

Larry Fitzgerald- The Arizona quarterback controversy doesn't help Fitzgerald at all. He's as safe as they come, but there just isn't enough upside here to take him over the eight guys above him.

Mike Wallace- If Wallace didn't have contract issues, it wouldn't be tough to make a case for him as a top-five WR. Todd Haley and Ben Roethelisberger should have big plans for the speedster. The injuries at running back should also force the Steelers' hand to throw even more.

Reggie Wayne and Austin Collie- Andrew Luck's performance against the Rams on Sunday brought a lot of attention to the Colts and how they might be fantasy relevant. Another solid outing from Luck could move Wayne and Collie up even further. They take on the Steelers on Sunday.

Brandon LaFell- LaFell's upside is extremely high. Although, you can probably him a little later than where I have him ranked. In other words, I'm reaching for him.

Chargers WRs- This is a mess. Vincent Brown, Malcom Floyd and Robert Meachem all have huge upside, but one or two of these guys could flop big time. Draft at your own risk. Antonio Gates could be a monster this season, by the way.

Titus Young- Young has been productive in camp and has all the makings to break out this year. He's a very popular sleeper.

Thanks for reading! I'll be back with another 20 or 30 guys for the deep leagues in the next few days.

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