NFL The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012  

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List Rules Please vote for the wide receiversbased only on their 2012 season. No college or Arena League wide receivers. No tight ends

The top NFL wide receivers for the 2012 season are those wide outs who will be leading the National Football League in receiving yards, catches and receiving touchdowns. Paired with the top 2012 NFL quarterbacks, these wide receivers will be burning up the fantasy football receiving columns all season long.

Just like picking the top running backs of the 2012 NFL season, much of deciding a top wide receiver comes down to which characteristics you value the most. Long story short, each is valuable in their own way and collectively each serve a purpose within the overall clockwork of their respective National Football League teams.

Receivers who serve as a deep threats, catching long passes long down the field or even in the end zone, such as Larry Fitzgerald of the Arizona Cardinals, Victor Cruz of the Super Bowl-champion New York Giants or Jordy Nelson of the Green Bay Packers, are certainly valued but so are those slot receivers who act as the favorite of quarterbacks in short-yardage situations such as Wes Welker of the New England Patriots, arguably one of the best at his position in the league today.

Just like team fandom, everyone is entitled to their own pick of which receivers are best in the NFL for 2012 that's why you can vote for your favorites, add any missing from the list and even re-rank this list as you see fit, all below.

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171 23
Calvin Johnson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Calvin Johnson Wide receiver

2
128 41
Larry Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Larry Fitzgerald Wide receiver

3
105 44
Andre Johnson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Andre Johnson Wide receiver

4
103 45
A. J. Green is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
A. J. Green Wide receiver

5
103 43
Julio Jones is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Julio Jones Wide receiver

6
107 42
Victor Cruz is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Victor Cruz Wide receiver

7
81 42
Brandon Marshall is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Brandon Marshall Wide receiver

8
94 40
Roddy White is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Roddy White Wide receiver

9
86 43
Wes Welker is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Wes Welker Wide receiver

10
73 35
Reggie Wayne is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Reggie Wayne Wide receiver

11
73 39
Jordy Nelson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Jordy Nelson Wide receiver

12
67 34
Dez Bryant is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Dez Bryant Return specialist, Wide receiver

13
64 34
Hakeem Nicks is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Hakeem Nicks Wide receiver

14
65 38
Mike Wallace is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Mike Wallace Wide receiver

15
60 39
Demaryius Thomas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Demaryius Thomas Wide receiver

16
69 44
Greg Jennings is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Greg Jennings Wide receiver

17
66 48
DeSean Jackson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
DeSean Jackson Wide receiver

18
60 36
Percy Harvin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Percy Harvin Wide receiver

19
55 38
Steve Smith is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Steve Smith Wide receiver

20
54 40
Vincent Jackson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Vincent Jackson Wide receiver

21
47 35
Dwayne Bowe is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Dwayne Bowe Wide receiver

22
45 47
Marques Colston is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Marques Colston Wide receiver

23
48 39
Torrey Smith is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Torrey Smith Wide receiver

24
44 38
Eric Decker is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Eric Decker Wide receiver

25
29 10
Anquan Boldin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Anquan Boldin Wide receiver

26
46 45
Brandon Lloyd is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Brandon Lloyd Wide receiver

27
42 43
Miles Austin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Miles Austin Return specialist, Wide receiver

28
39 40
Steve Johnson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Steve Johnson Wide receiver

29
25 8
Michael Crabtree is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Michael Crabtree Wide receiver

30
34 38
Jeremy Maclin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Jeremy Maclin Wide receiver

31
31 40
Antonio Brown is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Antonio Brown Wide receiver

32
16 11
Danny Amendola is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Danny Amendola Wide receiver

33
15 7
Emmanuel Sanders is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Emmanuel Sanders Wide receiver

34
13 7
Randall Cobb is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Randall Cobb Running back, Return specialist, Wide receiver

35
14 8
Devin Hester is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Devin Hester Wide receiver

36
16 11
Santana Moss is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Santana Moss Wide receiver

37
13 9
Pierre Garçon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Pierre Garçon Wide receiver

38
19 25
Alshon Jeffery is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Alshon Jeffery Wide receiver

39
19 13
Randy Moss is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Randy Moss Wide receiver

40
21 40
Robert Meachem is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Robert Meachem Wide receiver

41
6 1
Jerricho Cotchery is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Jerricho Cotchery Wide receiver

42
16 13
Santonio Holmes is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Santonio Holmes Wide receiver

43
11 9
James Jones is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
James Jones Wide receiver

44
4 4
Josh Gordon is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Josh Gordon Wide receiver

45
3 2
Jason Avant is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Jason Avant Wide receiver

46
5 4
Mario Manningham is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Mario Manningham Wide receiver

47
12 13
Justin Blackmon is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Justin Blackmon Wide receiver

48
13 27
Sidney Rice is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Sidney Rice

49
8 9
Michael Floyd is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Michael Floyd Wide receiver

50
4 5
Dexter McCluster is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Dexter McCluster Running back, Return specialist, Wide receiver