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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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177 23
Calvin Johnson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
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2
131 42
Larry Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
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3
107 44
Andre Johnson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
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4
106 46
A. J. Green is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
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5
105 43
Julio Jones is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
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6
109 45
Victor Cruz is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
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7
97 40
Roddy White is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
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8
83 43
Brandon Marshall is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
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9
88 43
Wes Welker is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
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10
75 35
Reggie Wayne is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
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11
74 40
Jordy Nelson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
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12
71 34
Dez Bryant is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Return specialist, Wide receiver

13
64 36
Hakeem Nicks is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
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14
67 39
Mike Wallace is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
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15
61 39
Demaryius Thomas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
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16
70 45
Greg Jennings is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
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17
67 48
DeSean Jackson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
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18
56 38
Steve Smith is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
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19
61 37
Percy Harvin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
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20
54 41
Vincent Jackson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
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21
47 36
Dwayne Bowe is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
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22
45 48
Marques Colston is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
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23
49 40
Torrey Smith is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
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24
45 38
Eric Decker is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
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25
30 10
Anquan Boldin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
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26
46 46
Brandon Lloyd is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
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27
43 44
Miles Austin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Return specialist, Wide receiver

28
26 9
Michael Crabtree is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
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29
39 41
Steve Johnson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
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30
35 38
Jeremy Maclin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
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31
33 40
Antonio Brown is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
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32
16 7
Emmanuel Sanders is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
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33
16 12
Danny Amendola is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
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34
13 8
Randall Cobb is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Running back, Return specialist, Wide receiver

35
14 9
Devin Hester is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
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36
16 12
Santana Moss is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
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37
13 10
Pierre Garçon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
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38
19 26
Alshon Jeffery is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Wide receiver

39
21 13
Randy Moss is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Wide receiver

40
21 41
Robert Meachem is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Wide receiver

41
6 2
Jerricho Cotchery is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
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42
16 14
Santonio Holmes is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
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43
11 9
James Jones is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
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44
4 4
Josh Gordon is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
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45
3 2
Jason Avant is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
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46
5 4
Mario Manningham is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
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47
12 13
Justin Blackmon is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
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48
13 27
Sidney Rice is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Sidney Rice

49
10 13
Steve Smith is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
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50
8 9
Michael Floyd is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Wide receiver