2012 Fantasy Football WR Rankings – Week 2

Sep 11, 2012

With an exciting first week under our belts, here are the LestersLegends 2012 Week 2 fantasy football wide receiver rankings.
1. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons
I am buying in big time. The dude is on par with Megatron. He should continue to put up big numbers, this time against Denver.
2. Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions
I haven’t lost faith in Megatron. His match-up with the Niners keeps him out of the top slot this week.
3. Brandon Marshall, Chicago Bears
Had 119 yards and a score in his first game back with Cutler. He should produce against the Packers, who continue to struggle against the pass.
4. Andre Johnson, Houston Texans
Had 119 yards and a touchdown to show he still has it going on when healthy. He should dominate Jacksonville.
5. Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals
The Patriots’ weakness is the pass and the Cardinals will be down and throwing. If Kolb wants a shot at keeping the gig, he’ll get Fitz the ball.
6. Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers
The Pack will bounce back against Chicago. Last time Jordy torched them for 115 yards and a pair of scores.
7. Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos
Peyton’s top weapon had 110 yards and a score. He should benefit from Grimes’ absence for Atlanta.
8. Victor Cruz, New York Giants
Cruz had a disappointing game. Assuming he fixes the drops he should be salsa dancing against Tampa Bay.
9. Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis Colts  
He had 18 targets, catching half of them for 135 yards. He should torch the Vikings.
10. Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys   
Ogletree stole the show, but Bryant is the most talented WR in Dallas. He should have a nice game against Seattle, building on the 85 yards he had in the opener.
11. Hakeem Nicks, New York Giants
Slow first game, but had plenty of time to rest and heal to face the Bucs.
12. A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals
With Haden out Green has a lot less to worry about against Cleveland.
13. Roddy White, Atlanta Falcons
Julio is the man and will start getting more attention, which will open things up for Roddy against Denver.
14.  Steve Smith, Carolina Panthers
Racked up 106 yards in the opener. A big game should be in store against the Saints.
15. Pierre Garcon, Washington Redskins
He’s a little banged up, but should be good to go against St. Louis. RG3′s top option should deliver.
16. Percy Harvin, Minnesota Vikings
Had 104 total yards in the opener. Remains one of the most dynamic athletes in the league. The Vikes should try to get him even more involved against the Colts.
17. Brandon Lloyd, New England Patriots
Had 69 yards in the opener and will look to get deep against the Cardinals. Brady will get it to him.
18. Marques Colston, New Orleans Saints
He was a little banged up, but Colston is one of the tougher WRs in the league. Saints will look to bounce back against Carolina and Colston will be a big part of the game plan.
19. Miles Austin, Dallas Cowboys
Ogletree stole the show, but with more time to heal Austin should make a big impact against Seattle.
20. Mike Wallace, Pittsburgh Steelers
Not bad for a holdout. 37 yards and a score. Gets to face the Jets this week, but with his speed he can get open on anybody.
21. DeSean Jackson, Philadelphia Eagles
Maclin is hurting so the Eagles should rely on Jackson more as they look to improve on their ugly first win. They take on Baltimore this week.
22. Wes Welker, New England Patriots
Didn’t get many looks last week. Should return to form this week.
23. Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City Chiefs   
Had 53 yards in the opener and should give the Bills fits in Week 2.
24. Torrey Smith, Baltimore Ravens
Had 70 total yards. Tough draw against Philly, but he should still be a solid WR2.
25. Eric Decker, Denver Broncos
Had 54 yards in the opener. It’s only a matter of time before Peyton makes him a star.
26. Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers  
Had 78 total yards. Safer pick that Wallace.
27. Jeremy Maclin, Philadelphia Eagles 
He’s a little banged up. If his hip checks out, he could move up the ranks a bit.
28. Stevie Johnson, Buffalo Bills
Had 55 catches and a score. I’m still worried about his groin injury against Kansas City.
29. Malcom Floyd, San Diego Chargers
Caught four passes for 66 yards and a score. Takes on Tennessee.
30. Vincent Jackson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Only had 47 yards on four catches in the opener, but should improve against the Giants who looked vulnerable to the pass.
31. Lance Moore, New Orleans Saints
Brees loves going to Moore, who had 12o yards and a score in the opener.
32. Greg Jennings or James Jones, Green Bay Packers  
If Jennings (groin) can go, he’s a low-end WR3. If not, Jones shares a similar value.
33. Michael Crabtree, San Francisco 49ers  
Caught seven passes for 76 yards. Should be targeted heavily against Detroit.
34. Brandon LaFell, Carolina Panthers
I’m expecting a shootout against the Saints. Had 65 yards and a score in the opener.
35. Nate Washington, Tennessee Titans  
Kenny Britt is back, but Washington will lead the way against San Diego. Had 53 yards and a TD last week.
36.  Santonio  Holmes, New York Jets
Stephen Hill stole the show, but Holmes finished with a solid 68 yards. He should be amped up facing his former mates.
37.  Anquan Boldin, Baltimore Ravens
Showed he still has something left after posting 63 yards and a score.
38. Darrius Heyward-Bey, Oakland Raiders
Should do much better than the 43 yards he managed last week when he takes on Miami.
39. Kevin Ogletree, Dallas Cowboys
I am trying not to climb aboard too quickly, but after his game and going by Laurent Robinson’s numbers last year, he has the chance to do well against Seattle. Dez, Miles, Witten, and Murray command so much attention.
40. Alshon Jeffery, Chicago Bears
Had 80 yards and a score in the opener and his size will likely come into play against Green Bay.

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31 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Multiple Scoregasms
    September 12th, 2012 at 1:29 am #

    I have WR issues in a good way…

    Team #1 Which 2 would you start? Steve Smith, Miles Austin, Pierre Garcon, or Lance Moore?

    Team #2 Which 3 would you start? Jordy Nelson, Kenny Britt, Dewayne Bowe, Lance Moore, or Randall Cobb? (In this league points are awarded for return yardage so Cobb’s value is higher than normal)

    Thanks for taking a look at it!

  2. LestersLegends
    September 12th, 2012 at 6:28 am #

    Smith and Garcon
    Jordy, Moore, Cobb

  3. rozay
    September 12th, 2012 at 6:32 am #

    Is kenny britt worth starting right away or would you recommend waiting until week 3? Also can anquan boldin be counted on back to back weeks?

  4. GloriousMullet
    September 12th, 2012 at 6:42 am #

    You think starting Ogletree instead of Antonio Brown is absolutley insane?

  5. LestersLegends
    September 12th, 2012 at 6:43 am #

    Rozay – too risky for britt in my opinion. I’d use Boldin over him for sure.

  6. rozay
    September 12th, 2012 at 6:53 am #

    Thanks! I’ll stick with boldin as 1 of my WR starters this week. Let’s say greg jennings can’t play tomorrow, who has the biggest week 2 upside between britt, blackmon and alshon jeffrey?

  7. scotty
    September 12th, 2012 at 10:35 am #

    I noticed brandon lafell’s ranking. He is a free agent in my league, is he worth picking up? His inconsistentcy last year makes me a little hesitant to drop someone for him.

  8. LestersLegends
    September 12th, 2012 at 10:57 am #

    Depends on who you’re dropping. He’s a young WR and could break out in his 3rd year. I would go with jeffrey if jennings is out.

  9. rozay
    September 12th, 2012 at 4:14 pm #

    Thanks. I”ll go with jeffrey if jennings can’t go. Do you put more stock in projected points or in matchups? Example: I love jeffrey’s matchup against GB but he’s only projected at 2 points. Where as torey smith has a bad matchup but is projected at 9 points.

  10. LestersLegends
    September 12th, 2012 at 4:37 pm #

    Match-ups and what my gut says.

  11. rozay
    September 12th, 2012 at 5:07 pm #

    Thanks for all your help! Good luck this week

  12. LestersLegends
    September 12th, 2012 at 6:32 pm #

    Back at ya pal.

  13. Dave
    September 13th, 2012 at 7:12 am #

    Thanks so much for last weeks RB help… now I need help with my WR’s for week 2… I have Welker and Lloyd… which you think should throw up better numbers in week 2?

  14. GloriousMullet
    September 13th, 2012 at 7:45 am #

    Lester, Ogletree or Antonio Brown in the flex?

  15. LestersLegends
    September 13th, 2012 at 8:10 am #

    Dave – That’s close. Lloyd seems to be playing more snaps, at least in week one. I would go Lloyd, but it’s close
    GM – Safe play and go with Brown imo

  16. jones
    September 13th, 2012 at 9:34 am #

    Man I love the bears matchup against GB’s secondary. Garcon and nicks look pretty banged up, What do you think about rolling the dice on alshon jeffrey as my WR2 tonight?

  17. LestersLegends
    September 13th, 2012 at 10:13 am #

    I wouldn’t do that, but I wouldn’t fault you for it.

  18. jones
    September 13th, 2012 at 10:28 am #

    Right on – I’m gonna go for it, should make tonight’s game more fun to watch.

  19. LestersLegends
    September 13th, 2012 at 11:07 am #

    Another good reason for the play.

  20. Jason
    September 13th, 2012 at 12:25 pm #

    Who would you put in flex position?

    michael bush, donald brown, titus young, denarius moore or alshon jeffery?

  21. LestersLegends
    September 13th, 2012 at 12:41 pm #

    I would lean towards jeffrey. i think the bears will air it out tonight again.

  22. JC
    September 13th, 2012 at 3:03 pm #

    Ok so lengthy question for ppr and non-ppr. WR position is kind of in shambles in both leagues: WHAT WOULD YOU DO!?

    PPR: Starters: Jeremy Maclin, Nate Washington, Titus Young
    Bench:Darrius Heyward-Bey, Doug Baldwin

    Non-PPR: Starters: Hackeem Nicks, Jeremy Maclin, Nate Washington
    Bench: D Hey-Bey, Greg Little, Kendall Wright, Austin Collie, Kevin Ogletree

    WIth lingering injuries and kind of weak WR core what would you do?

  23. LestersLegends
    September 13th, 2012 at 3:16 pm #

    I’d go with your starters in both leagues. If maclin can’t go I’d throw in dhb in both leagues. If nicks also can’t go i’d roll the dice on ogletree.

  24. camron
    September 13th, 2012 at 3:19 pm #

    Is it worth picking up mario manningham for future weeks? He became a free agenct in my league this week

  25. LestersLegends
    September 13th, 2012 at 3:31 pm #

    depends on what you’re dropping.

  26. camron
    September 13th, 2012 at 3:33 pm #

    I have good depth at running back and want to drop pittsburgh’s dwyer for manningham

  27. LestersLegends
    September 13th, 2012 at 3:35 pm #

    maybe put a feeler out with someone with RB issues to see what you can get. i don’t think i’d do that move until mendy takes over.

  28. camron
    September 13th, 2012 at 3:43 pm #

    Manningham seems like a bargain free agent especially being on the 49ers. I’ve got some decisions to make. Good problem to have I guess!

  29. LestersLegends
    September 13th, 2012 at 4:31 pm #

    He’s the fourth option in the passing game on a run first team. I wouldn’t give up a starting RB for him.

  30. kevin
    September 15th, 2012 at 11:11 pm #

    Good problem to have…

    I have McCoy, lynch, Spiller, Martin and Morris. McCoy is a definite and im rolling with spiller, but not sure about my flex spot. Was thinking Martin…

    2rb, 3 wr and flex.

    Wrs are Andre Johnson, Colston and Wayne.

    Bench: Moore, Moss, Amendola

    12 team ppr…

  31. LestersLegends
    September 16th, 2012 at 8:06 am #

    I like Morris a little more. Better match-up. If the G-Men’s offense gets going TB could have to abandon the run.

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