2012 Fantasy Football: Wide Receiver Rankings

Calvin JohnsonCan you hear that Megatron? You’re number one in our preseason rankings!

The following is our 2012 fantasy football wide receiver rankings. These projections are based on the following scoring: 6 points for touchdowns, 0.5 for catches, 1 point for every 10 yards. As you will read, Calvin Johnson is by far in a way the #1 wide receiver this year and should be drafted as such. The Detroit Lions will be in a lot of shootouts and that means catches, yards, and of course, touchdowns for Megatron.

There are some unknowns in these rankings – will Wes Welker remain happy without an extension? Who will be the #1 guy in San Diego? Will Randy Moss take catches away from Crabtree? All of these questions remain to be answered, but we did our best to predict the future.

See the entire list here…


Larry Fitzgerald knows how to motivate Michael Floyd

Michael FloydAP
Arizona receiver Larry Fitzgerald said before the NFL draft that he was hoping the Cardinals would select receiver Michael Floyd, noting that the two of them are both Minnesota natives and that the two of them could work together during the offseasons.

Now Floyd is finding out that Fitzgerald is serious about his offseason work.

On Monday, Fitzgerald took to Twitter to call Floyd out, saying that Floyd had missed three workouts in a row and that Fitzgerald was going to have to question whether Floyd really wanted to be a great receiver. Read more here…

A peak at the top 10 NFL players of 2012

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees shake hands after their NFL football game in Green Bay

NFL Network has now revealed 90 of the players on this year’s list of the Top 100 players as voted on by their peers, with only the Top 10 players in the NFL remaining to be named.

And although we don’t yet know the exact order, we can more or less figure out who the Top 10 are going to be.

Packers quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers, the reigning league MVP, will surely be No. 1 on this year’s list after ranking No. 11 last year. Saints quarterback Drew Brees, the only player other than Rodgers to get any MVP votes last year, will almost certainly be No. 2. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who topped the list last year, is a likely No. 3.

Lions receiver Calvin Johnson, who ranked No. 27 last year, seems like a good bet as the highest-ranked non-quarterback. Two other offensive skill position players, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (No. 3 last year) and Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald (No. 14) will also appear in this year’s Top 10. Read more here…