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

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121 40
Larry Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Larry Fitzgerald Wide receiver

3
102 41
Andre Johnson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Andre Johnson Wide receiver

4
99 40
Julio Jones is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Julio Jones Wide receiver

5
98 43
A. J. Green is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
A. J. Green Wide receiver

6
101 41
Victor Cruz is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Victor Cruz Wide receiver

7
77 39
Brandon Marshall is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Brandon Marshall Wide receiver

8
88 39
Roddy White is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Roddy White Wide receiver

9
81 42
Wes Welker is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Wes Welker Wide receiver

10
69 34
Reggie Wayne is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Reggie Wayne Wide receiver

11
71 37
Jordy Nelson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Jordy Nelson Wide receiver

12
61 33
Hakeem Nicks is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Hakeem Nicks Wide receiver

13
60 34
Dez Bryant is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Dez Bryant Return specialist, Wide receiver

14
62 37
Mike Wallace is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Mike Wallace Wide receiver

15
68 41
Greg Jennings is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Greg Jennings Wide receiver

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58 37
Demaryius Thomas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Demaryius Thomas Wide receiver

17
62 47
DeSean Jackson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
DeSean Jackson Wide receiver

18
57 34
Percy Harvin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Percy Harvin Wide receiver

19
52 37
Steve Smith is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Steve Smith Wide receiver

20
52 38
Vincent Jackson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Vincent Jackson Wide receiver

21
44 33
Dwayne Bowe is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Dwayne Bowe Wide receiver

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43 45
Marques Colston is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Marques Colston Wide receiver

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46 37
Torrey Smith is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Torrey Smith Wide receiver

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43 35
Eric Decker is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Eric Decker Wide receiver

25
26 8
Anquan Boldin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Anquan Boldin Wide receiver

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44 43
Brandon Lloyd is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Brandon Lloyd Wide receiver

27
37 38
Steve Johnson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Steve Johnson Wide receiver

28
39 42
Miles Austin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Miles Austin Return specialist, Wide receiver

29
22 8
Michael Crabtree is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Michael Crabtree Wide receiver

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32 37
Jeremy Maclin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Jeremy Maclin Wide receiver

31
15 9
Danny Amendola is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Danny Amendola Wide receiver

32
28 40
Antonio Brown is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Antonio Brown Wide receiver

33
13 7
Emmanuel Sanders is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Emmanuel Sanders Wide receiver

34
12 8
Pierre Garçon is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Pierre Garçon Wide receiver

35
11 7
Randall Cobb is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Randall Cobb Running back, Return specialist, Wide receiver

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12 8
Devin Hester is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Devin Hester Wide receiver

37
14 11
Santana Moss is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Santana Moss Wide receiver

38
17 25
Alshon Jeffery is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Alshon Jeffery Wide receiver

39
17 13
Randy Moss is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Randy Moss Wide receiver

40
19 40
Robert Meachem is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Robert Meachem Wide receiver

41
14 12
Santonio Holmes is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Santonio Holmes Wide receiver

42
4 1
Jerricho Cotchery is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Jerricho Cotchery Wide receiver

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

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2 1
Jason Avant is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Jason Avant Wide receiver

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

46
3 3
Mario Manningham is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Mario Manningham Wide receiver

47
7 8
Michael Floyd is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Michael Floyd Wide receiver

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12 26
Sidney Rice is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Sidney Rice

49
10 12
Justin Blackmon is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top NFL Wide Receivers 2012
Justin Blackmon Wide receiver

50
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