2012 Fantasy Football Rankings: Wide Receivers PPR & Standard

Fantasy football wide receivers are really deep. Check out how to address both PPR and standard leagues in this one-stop shop.

The times, they are a changin'. The past few years it's been all about drafting quality over quantity at running back and making sure you grab a pair of top-flight receivers. These days, RB has reached near record levels for being so thin while WR is extremely deep. 10 quarterbacks threw for 4,000 yards and 20 threw for 3,000. Not to mention a handful of teams are going to focus more on passing the rock even more this year.

Let's talk strategy for a bit. Last year there were only five or six guys that were viewed as WR1s and most fantasy analysts advocated grabbing a WR or else you were going to miss the boat. Well, this year I really haven't felt like there wasn't a WR1 for me in the third round. What's more, if your league is very competitive you might have a tough time filling your running backs if you're not careful (check out this league as a great example)

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


Thanks for reading! I'll be on Twitter @MikeSGallagher and at the SB Nation desk this weekend, so don't be bashful about any questions for your draft.

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