Week 17 WR rankings

Posted Jan. 01, 2012 @ 3:52 p.m.
Posted By Pat Fitzmaurice

Updated Jan. 1, 2012 @ 3:52 p.m. ET

Byes: none

Here are our fantasy rankings for wide receivers:

  1. Calvin Johnson, Lions at Packers
  2. Wes Welker, Patriots vs. Bills — INJ (ACTIVE)
  3. Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals vs. Seahawks
  4. Miles Austin, Cowboys vs. Giants
  5. Steve Smith, Panthers at Saints
  6. Victor Cruz, Giants vs. Cowboys
  7. Mike Wallace, Steelers at Browns — UP
  8. Marques Colston, Saints vs. Panthers
  9. Dez Bryant, Cowboys vs. Giants
  10. A.J. Green, Bengals vs. Ravens
  11. Percy Harvin, Vikings vs. Bears
  12. Hakeem Nicks, Giants vs. Cowboys — DOWN
  13. Demaryius Thomas, Broncos vs. Chiefs
  14. Vincent Jackson, Chargers at Raiders — UP
  15. Reggie Wayne, Colts vs. Jaguars
  16. Stevie Johnson, Bills at Patriots
  17. Roddy White, Falcons vs. Buccaneers
  18. Jordy Nelson, Packers vs. Lions
  19. Jeremy Maclin, Eagles vs. Redskins
  20. DeSean Jackson, Eagles vs. Redskins
  21. Laurent Robinson, Cowboys vs. Giants
  22. Brandon Marshall, Dolphins vs. Jets
  23. Dwayne Bowe, Chiefs at Broncos
  24. Malcom Floyd, Chargers at Raiders
  25. Nate Washington, Titans at Texans
  26. Julio Jones, Falcons vs. Buccaneers
  27. Antonio Brown, Steelers at Browns
  28. Torrey Smith, Ravens at Bengals
  29. Santonio Holmes, Jets at Dolphins
  30. Jabar Gaffney, Redskins at Eagles
  31. Denarius Moore, Raiders vs. Chargers
  32. Darrius Heyward-Bey, Raiders vs. Chargers
  33. Andre Johnson, Texans vs. Titans
  34. Michael Crabtree, 49ers at Rams
  35. Nate Burleson, Lions at Packers
  36. Deion Branch, Patriots vs. Bills — INJ, UP (ACTIVE)
  37. Robert Meachem, Saints vs. Panthers
  38. Santana Moss, Redskins at Eagles
  39. Pierre Garcon, Colts vs. Jaguars
  40. Mario Manningham, Giants vs. Cowboys — UP
  41. Plaxico Burress, Jets at Dolphins
  42. Mike Williams, Buccaneers at Falcons
  43. James Jones, Packers vs. Lions
  44. Steve Breaston, Chiefs at Broncos
  45. Damian Williams, Titans at Texans
  46. Brandon Lloyd, Rams vs. 49ers
  47. Titus Young, Lions at Packers
  48. Roy Williams, Bears at Vikings
  49. Andre Roberts, Cardinals vs. Seahawks
  50. David Nelson, Bills at Patriots
  51. Jerome Simpson, Bengals vs. Ravens
  52. Earl Bennett, Bears at Vikings
  53. Eric Decker, Broncos vs. Chiefs
  54. Greg Little, Browns vs. Steelers
  55. Devery Henderson, Saints vs. Panthers
  56. Brandon LaFell, Panthers at Saints
  57. Donald Driver, Packers vs. Lions
  58. Golden Tate, Seahawks at Cardinals
  59. Doug Baldwin, Seahawks at Cardinals
  60. Early Doucet, Cardinals vs. Seahawks
  61. Kevin Walter, Texans vs. Titans
  62. Dane Sanzenbacher, Bears at Vikings
  63. Jacoby Jones, Texans vs. Titans
  64. Devin Aromashodu, Vikings vs. Bears
  65. Jacoby Ford, Raiders vs. Chargers — INJ, UP (ACTIVE)
  66. Lavelle Hawkins, Titans at Texans — INJ, UP (ACTIVE)
  67. Mike Thomas, Jaguars vs. Colts
  68. Jarett Dillard, Jaguars vs. Colts
  69. Davone Bess, Dolphins vs. Jets
  70. Brian Hartline, Dolphins vs. Jets
  71. Vincent Brown, Chargers at Raiders — DOWN
  72. Derek Hagan, Bills at Patriots
  73. Harry Douglas, Falcons vs. Buccaneers
  74. Jason Avant, Eagles vs. Redskins
  75. Riley Cooper, Eagles vs. Redskins
  76. Danario Alexander, Rams vs. 49ers
  77. Josh Cribbs, Browns vs. Steelers
  78. Ben Obomanu, Seahawks at Cardinals — UP
  79. Hines Ward, Steelers at Browns
  80. Mohamed Massaquoi, Browns vs. Steelers
  81. Chad Ochocinco, Patriots vs. Bills
  82. Donté Stallworth, Redskins at Eagles
  83. T.J. Housmandzadeh, Raiders vs. Chargers
  84. Austin Collie, Colts vs. Jaguars
  85. Jeremy Kerley, Jets at Dolphins
  86. Dezmon Briscoe, Buccaneers at Falcons
  87. Jonathan Baldwin, Chiefs at Broncos
  88. Preston Parker, Buccaneers at Falcons — UP
  89. Matt Willis, Broncos vs. Chiefs
  90. Patrick Crayton, Chargers at Raiders — DOWN
  91. Lee Evans, Ravens at Bengals
  92. Arrelious Benn, Buccaneers at Falcons — INJ, DOWN (INACTIVE)
  93. Kyle Williams, 49ers at Rams — INJ (INACTIVE)

Not listed: Greg Jennings, Packers; Legedu Naanee, Panthers; Randall Cobb, Packers; Lance Moore, Saints


The above player rankings are based on expectations for this week only, not for the entire season, taking into account this week's specific matchups and injuries. The initial rankings are compiled before the release of the NFL's early injury report and are updated Thursday to reflect the status of each player.

We base our rankings on the following scoring system: For skill-position players, one point for every 10 rushing/receiving yards, one point for every 30 passing yards, six points for a TD run or catch, four points for a TD pass, two points for a two-point conversion run or catch, two points for a two-point conversion pass. For kickers, three points for FGs of 18-39 yards, four points for FGs of 40-49 yards, and five points for FGs of 50-plus yards. Defensive rankings are based primarily on points allowed, yardage allowed and sack potential.

Glossary of notations

INJ — player has an injury that may affect productivity or availability.
ILL — player has an illness that may affect productivity or availability.
UP — player was moved up on draft board after original posting.
DOWN — player was moved down on draft board after original posting.
Not listed — player is temporarily sidelined due to injury or suspension but otherwise would be ranked.
ACTIVE — on game day, player has been designated active (posted shortly before kickoff, when available).
INACTIVE — on game day, player has been designated inactive (posted shortly before kickoff, when available).

Players and/or notations added after the original posting are shown in boldface.

Note: Remember to check back for late-week and weekend updates, as well as game inactives (when available) in the 90 minutes preceding the 1 p.m. Sunday kickoffs. You'll also find regular updates in our live fantasy injury reports on Sundays.