September 16, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace (17) catches a 37 yard touchdown pass in front of New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie (31) during the third quarter at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE

Wide Receiver Rankings-Week 3-Fantasy Football Who To Start


At Wide Receiver in the NFL, it’s clearly Johnson & Johnson, then everybody else. Both Calvin and Andre are headed on the road this week as the Lions head to Tennessee and the Texans go to the Mile High City to face Payton and the Broncos. The Giants Wide Receivers also made a big jump in our ratings this week with Wes Welker, Jordy Nelson, and the Cowboys receivers trending downward.

As usual, our weekly rankings are a collaborative effort. My selections are in the ZT column and Steve Copps (SC) and Jeffrey Littrell (JL) joined me for this week’s rankings. Our three rankings are averaged into the composite score which is used for the ranking. The higher the rank the better the start. In other words, we’d start Roddy White over Julio Jones as the Falcons head west, and Percy Harvin against San Francisco above Torrey Smith against the Pats. Check back throughout the week as our other staffers rankings are added and rankings may be slightly adjusted.

ZT SC JL
1 Calvin Johnson Det at Ten 1.3 2 1 1
2 Andre Johnson Hou at Den 1.7 1 2 2
3 Hakeem Nicks NYG at Car 4.7 3 8 3
4 Brandon Marshall Chi Stl 5 6 3 6
5 Victor Cruz NYG at Car 7 4 5 12
6 Roddy White Atl at SD 8.3 11 4 10
Mike Wallace Pit at Oak 8.3 15 6 4
8 Julio Jones Atl at SD 8.7 14 7 5
9 Larry Fitzgerald Ari at SD 10 5 9 16
10 Greg Jennings GB at Sea 10 7 15 8
11 A.J. Green Cin at Was 10.3 8 12 11
12 Steve Smith Car NYG 11.3 10 10 14
Marques Colston NO KC 11.3 13 14 7
14 Percy Harvin Min SF 13.3 9 11 20
15 Demaryius Thomas Den Hou 15.3 12 25 9
16 Reggie Wayne Ind Jac 18.7 16 17 23
17 Vincent Jackson TB at Dal 19 17 16 24
18 Dwayne Bowe KC at NO 20 22 23 15
Stevie Johnson Buf at Cle 20 26 21 13
20 DeSean Jackson Phi at Ari 21.3 23 19 22
21 Torrey Smith Bal NE 22 19 29 18
22 Dez Bryant Dal TB 23.7 18 26 27
23 Miles Austin Dal TB 24 29 22 21
24 Jordy Nelson GB at Sea 24.3 21 33 19
25 Wes Welker NE at Bal 24.7 28 13 33
26 Antonio Brown Pit at Oak 26 20 20 38
27 Eric Decker Den Hou 28.7 24 27 35
28 Pierre Garcon Was Cin 29.3 25 18 45
29 Robert Meachem SD Atl 30.3 36 30 25
30 Brandon Lloyd NE at Bal 30.7 30 45 17
31 Michael Crabtree SF at Min 32.3 31 35 31
32 Lance Moore NO KC 34.7 27 32 45
33 Danny Amendola STL at Chi 35 32 45 28
34 Anquan Boldin Bal NE 35.3 33 28 45
35 Brandon LaFell Car NYG 36.7 35 45 30
36 Jeremy Maclin Phi at Ari 38 45 24 45
37 Denarius Moore Oak Pit 38.7 45 45 26
38 Santonio Holmes NYJ at Mia 39.3 39 34 45
39 Darius Heyward-Bey Oak Pit 39.7 38 36 45
40 Kenny Britt Ten  Det 40.7 37 45 40

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