WR Rankings-NFL Week 1-Fantasy Football 2012

Calvin Johnson (81) was the only unanimous #1 in any of our positional rankings which is definitely a good reason to smile.Cary Edmondson-US PRESSWIRE

Wide Receiver can make or break a fantasy team’s week. There are also more options out there at receiver than any other position since multiples are almost always on the field at the same time. Not only is it a deep and vital position, it can also be incredibly volatile based on a number of factors including Quarterback play and matchups against defensive backs.

All these factors make predicting WR production a difficult task. Due to the depth at the position and the fact that some leagues encourage or even require more of them than Running Backs, we’ve gone 40 receivers deep in our rankings for week one here at Fantasy CPR.

My picks (ZT) are averaged with Matthew Tuckness (MT), Matthew Bonini (MB), Steve Copps (SC), and Jeffrey Littrell (JL).  The rankings are averaged together to come up with a solid composite ranking which should give you an idea of which players we think will pull down the points for you this week. NR stands for not rated and counts as a 45th ranking in the composite.

ZT MT MB SC JL
1 Calvin Johnson Det STL 1 1 1 1 1 1
2 Andre Johnson Hou Mia 2.4 2 2 3 3 2
3 Larry Fitzgerald Ari Sea 5.6 5 4 14 2 3
4 Brandon Marshall Chi Ind 7 3 15 2 7 8
Roddy White Atl at KC 7 4 13 10 4 4
6 Wes Welker NE at Ten 7.4 6 7 13 5 6
7 Julio Jones Atl at KC 8.8 10 8 6 10 10
8 Greg Jennings GB SF 9 7 3 20 8 7
9 A.J. Green Cin at Bal 9.4 8 11 11 12 5
10 Victor Cruz NYG Dal 10.4 15 10 4 11 12
11 Hakeem Nicks NYG Dal 10.6 11 6 16 9 11
12 Dez Bryant Dal at NYG 13.2 12 19 5 21 9
13 Jordy Nelson GB SF 13.8 13 16 9 17 14
14 Mike Wallace Pit at Den 15.6 18 5 29 6 20
15 Marques Colston NO Was 15.8 9 17 26 14 13
16 Steve Smith Car at TB 16.6 16 9 24 13 21
17 Percy Harvin Min Jac 18.6 14 28 18 15 18
18 Dwayne Bowe KC Atl 19.2 19 12 31 19 15
19 Jeremy Maclin Phi at Cle 21 26 24 19 20 16
20 Miles Austin Dal at NYG 21.4 17 14 34 25 17
21 Stevie Johnson Buf NYJ 23 21 27 30 18 19
22 DeSean Jackson Phi at Cle 23.4 24 21 17 33 22
23 Vincent Jackson TB Car 24 25 26 27 16 26
24 Antonio Brown Pit at Den 24.4 22 29 12 23 36
Torrey Smith Bal Cin 24.4 23 30 15 30 24
26 Eric Decker Den Pit 27.2 20 34 32 27 23
27 Pierre Garcon Was at NO 27.4 28 NR 7 29 28
28 Demaryius Thomas Den Pit 30.2 29 20 40 35 27
Brandon Lloyd NE at Ten 30.2 30 23 8 NR NR
30 Reggie Wayne Ind at Det 31.2 27 40 28 32 29
31 Robert Meachem SD at Oak 31.8 NR 22 NR 22 25
32 Malcom Floyd SD at Oak 33.8 33 25 21 NR NR
33 Nate Washington Ten NE 34.6 32 NR 23 36 37
Justin Blackmon Jac at Min 34.6 34 NR 25 24 NR
35 Denarius Moore Oak SD 35.4 35 39 NR 28 30
36 Titus Young Det StL 35.8 NR 33 22 34 NR
37 Anquan Boldin Bal Cin 36.4 NR 37 35 31 34
38 Sidney Rice Sea at Ari 37.6 NR 31 36 NR 31
39 Santonio Holmes NYJ Buf 37.8 38 35 NR 26 NR
40 Darius Heyward-Bey Oak SD 38.8 31 36 37 NR NR
For more Week One coverage including the other positional rankings, Click here.

Topics: Calvin Johnson, NFL Week 1, Wide Receiver Starter Rankings, WR Rankings

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