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The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012 

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Updated October 13, 2018 3.1k votes 282 voters 10.3k views

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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Calvin Johnson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Wide receiver from Newnan, Georgia
2
Larry Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Wide receiver from Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America
3
A. J. Green is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Wide receiver from Summerville, South Carolina
4
Julio Jones is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Wide receiver from Foley, Alabama
5
Roddy White is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Wide receiver from James Island, South Carolina
6
Andre Johnson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Wide receiver from Miami, Florida
7
Victor Cruz is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Wide receiver from Paterson, New Jersey
8
Wes Welker is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Wide receiver from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
9
Brandon Marshall is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Wide receiver from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
10
Jordy Nelson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Wide receiver from Manhattan, Kansas
11
Dez Bryant is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Return specialist and Wide receiver from Lufkin, Texas
12
Hakeem Nicks is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Wide receiver from Charlotte, North Carolina
13
Reggie Wayne is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Wide receiver from New Orleans, Louisiana
14
Steve Smith is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Wide receiver from Carlsbad, California
15
Demaryius Thomas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Wide receiver from Montrose, Georgia
16
DeSean Jackson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Wide receiver from Los Angeles, California, United States of America
17
Anquan Boldin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Wide receiver from Pahokee, Florida
18
Mike Wallace is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Wide receiver from New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
19
Percy Harvin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Wide receiver from Chesapeake, Virginia
20
Greg Jennings is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Wide receiver from Kalamazoo, Michigan
21
Michael Crabtree is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Wide receiver from Dallas, Texas
22
Dwayne Bowe is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Wide receiver from Miami, Florida, United States of America
23
Emmanuel Sanders is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Wide receiver from Bellville, Texas
24
Vincent Jackson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Wide receiver from Fort Polk, Louisiana
25
Torrey Smith is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Torrey Smith Wide receiver from Colonial Beach, Virginia