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Fantasy Football 2012, Week 17: Wide receiver rankings for PPR and standard leagues

There are some concerns about stud receivers getting benched, so check out how we rank the top 50 receivers for PPR and standard leagues.

Justin Blackmon has been a bit of a disappointment so far this year, but he is in line for a very nice Week 17.
Justin Blackmon has been a bit of a disappointment so far this year, but he is in line for a very nice Week 17.
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Week 17 is when the owner has to be at his/her best and a stacked team can turn into a pumpkin with certain players to sit at least part of the game. Those that have their Super Bowl this week, need to stay abreast of the buzz around which teams might be making some of their players inactive.

These rankings may be a bit of an overreaction to the possibility of players getting benched for at least one half, but I've seen it all too often in Week 17 when a player goes for one or two drives and takes a seat. Be careful out there and feel free to shoot me a question on Twitter (@MikeSGallagher) on Sunday morning.

Reggie Wayne, Colts - The Colts have nothing to play for on Sunday. Wayne said that he wants to play, but given the way he hasn't been setting the world on fire lately, I wouldn't play him even as a WR3.

A.J. Green, Bengals- The Bengals signed Dane Sanzenbacher off waivers, so reading between the lines, I'd be a little more worried about starting A.J. However, he's such a stud that he's still a nice WR2 until further notice.

Randy Moss, 49ers - The Niners lost Mario Manningham for the year with torn ligaments in his knee. Randy "Straight Cash Homey" Moss will be the new Z for them. I still wouldn't start him even though he should offer nice upside since Patrick Peterson will lock down Michael Crabtree on Sunday.

Randall Cobb, Packers - Be prepared to have him on your bench. The Packers are going to play to win, but Cobb's ankle injury doesn't sound good. Greg Jennings and James Jones are the winner and are nice starts. Keep an eye on Jordy Nelson's hammy, too.

Justin Blackmon, Jaguars- Cecil Shorts is on IR and the Jags should lean heavily on their rookie against the Titans. He's a must-start, in my opinion.

Mike Wallace, Steelers - 60 Minutes has a strained hip injury and his status is unclear for Sunday. He is not ranked and Emmanuel Sanders is a nice play.

Roddy White and Julio Jones, Falcons - Roddy and Julio has been relatively healthy this year, but Roddy dealt with a minor knee injury and Julio has a troublesome hammy to worry about. Keep an eye on Harry Douglas.

Standard League PPR League
1 Calvin Johnson Calvin Johnson
2 Brandon Marshall Brandon Marshall
3 Andre Johnson Andre Johnson
4 Dez Bryant Dez Bryant
5 DeMaryius Thomas DeMaryius Thomas
6 Eric Decker Eric Decker
7 Vincent Jackson Wes Welker
8 Miles Austin Victor Cruz
9 Wes Welker Jeremy Maclin
10 Jeremy Maclin Vincent Jackson
11 Justin Blackmon Antonio Brown
12 Pierre Garcon Miles Austin
13 A.J. Green A.J. Green
14 Hakeem Nicks Justin Blackmon
15 Antonio Brown Steve Smith
16 Steve Smith Pierre Garcon
17 Marques Colston Hakeem Nicks
18 Danario Alexander Larry Fitzgerald
19 Greg Jennings Marques Colston
20 Josh Gordon Danny Amendola
21 Brandon Lloyd Danario Alexander
22 James Jones Greg Jennings
23 Larry Fitzgerald Josh Gordon
24 Mike Williams Emmanuel Sanders
25 Danny Amendola Brandon Lloyd
26 Kenny Britt James Jones
27 Julio Jones Kenny Britt
28 Brandon LaFell Brandon LaFell
29 T.Y. Hilton Mike Williams
30 Stevie Johnson Stevie Johnson
31 Michael Crabtree Lance Moore
32 Emmanuel Sanders Roddy White
33 Lance Moore T.Y. Hilton
34 Roddy White Michael Crabtree
35 Donnie Avery Reggie Wayne
36 Harry Douglas Brian Hartline
37 Denarius Moore Dexter McCluster
38 Brandon LaFell Julio Jones
39 Brian Hartline Donnie Avery
40 Darius Heyward-Bey Brandon Gibson
41 Reggie Wayne Jason Avant
42 Dexter McCluster Alshon Jeffery
43 Andrew Hawkins Denarius Moore
44 Greg Little Greg Little
45 Jeremy Kerley Kris Durham
46 Randy Moss Chris Givens
47 Brandon Gibson Andrew Hawkins
48 Sidney Rice Darius Heyward-Bey
49 Alshon Jeffery Randy Moss
50 Jason Avant Harry Douglas