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…

 

Welker and his posse restrained by security in Aspen

New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker was celebrating his upcoming wedding in Aspen, Colorado this weekend when his group tried to crash a party associated with the Aspen Food & Wine Classic, according to a New York Post report.

Sources told the Post that Welker and his friends tried to enter a party at the restaurant Above the Salt without permission.

Security guards then tackled members of the group, according to the report.

Sources told the Post that Welker and his friends refused to cooperate even after security intervened, demanding to be let in. Police reportedly threatened to arrest Welker and other members of his party but came short of doing so, and the group left the property.

Read more here…

Patriots offering Welker less long-term than last year

Wes Welker

New England Patriots receiver Wes Welker has signed his franchise tender and is in the fold for the 2012 season, but that doesn’t mean he’s satisfied with the way negotiations on a long-term contract have gone.In fact, Welker says the Patriots are now offering him less money than the two-year, $16 million, fully guaranteed deal they offered during the 2011 season. “There have been talks, but nothing that’s brightened anything at all,” Welker said, via the Boston Herald. “It’s actually gotten worse.” Read More…