Week One WR rankings

Posted Sept. 06, 2012 @ 10:38 a.m.
Posted By Pat Fitzmaurice

Updated 10:40 a.m. ET, Thursday, Sept. 6

Byes: none

Here are PFW's Week One WR rankings:

  1. Calvin Johnson, Lions vs. Rams
  2. Andre Johnson, Texans vs. Dolphins
  3. Victor Cruz, Giants vs. Cowboys
  4. Brandon Marshall, Bears vs. Colts
  5. Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals vs. Seahawks
  6. Julio Jones, Falcons at Chiefs
  7. A.J. Green, Bengals at Ravens
  8. Percy Harvin, Vikings vs. Jaguars
  9. Marques Colston, Saints vs. Redskins
  10. Jordy Nelson, Packers vs. 49ers
  11. Greg Jennings, Packers vs. 49ers
  12. Wes Welker, Patriots at Titans
  13. Steve Smith, Panthers at Buccaneers
  14. Brandon Lloyd, Patriots at Titans
  15. Dez Bryant, Cowboys at Giants
  16. Roddy White, Falcons at Chiefs
  17. Hakeem Nicks, Giants vs. Cowboys — INJ
  18. Jeremy Maclin, Eagles at Browns
  19. Antonio Brown, Steelers at Broncos
  20. Eric Decker, Broncos vs. Steelers
  21. Demaryius Thomas, Broncos vs. Steelers
  22. Justin Blackmon, Jaguars at Vikings
  23. DeSean Jackson, Eagles at Browns
  24. Vincent Jackson, Buccaneers vs. Panthers
  25. Dwayne Bowe, Chiefs vs. Falcons
  26. Reggie Wayne, Colts at Bears
  27. Torrey Smith, Ravens vs. Bengals
  28. Pierre Garcon, Redskins at Saints
  29. Mike Wallace, Steelers at Broncos
  30. Miles Austin, Cowboys at Giants — INJ
  31. Stevie Johnson, Bills at Jets
  32. Sidney Rice, Seahawks at Cardinals
  33. Michael Crabtree, 49ers at Packers
  34. Lance Moore, Saints vs. Redskins
  35. Anquan Boldin, Ravens vs. Bengals
  36. Malcom Floyd, Chargers at Raiders
  37. Darrius Heyward-Bey, Raiders vs. Chargers
  38. Mike Williams, Buccaneers vs. Panthers
  39. Greg Little, Browns vs. Eagles
  40. Nate Washington, Titans vs. Patriots
  41. Santonio Holmes, Jets vs. Bills
  42. Randy Moss, 49ers at Packers
  43. Titus Young, Lions vs. Rams
  44. Robert Meachem, Chargers at Raiders
  45. Rod Streater, Raiders vs. Chargers
  46. Alshon Jeffery, Bears vs. Colts
  47. Devery Henderson, Saints vs. Redskins
  48. Danny Amendola, Rams at Lions
  49. Nate Burleson, Lions vs. Rams
  50. Davone Bess, Dolphins at Texans
  51. Brandon LaFell, Panthers at Buccaneers
  52. Kendall Wright, Titans vs. Patriots
  53. Rueben Randle, Giants vs. Cowboys
  54. Earl Bennett, Bears vs. Colts
  55. Laurent Robinson, Jaguars at Vikings
  56. Mario Manningham, 49ers at Packers
  57. Santana Moss, Redskins at Saints
  58. Randall Cobb, Packers vs. 49ers
  59. Austin Collie, Colts at Bears — INJ
  60. Braylon Edwards, Seahawks at Cardinals
  61. Steve Breaston, Chiefs vs. Falcons
  62. Jon Baldwin, Chiefs vs. Falcons
  63. Eddie Royal, Chargers at Raiders
  64. Doug Baldwin, Seahawks at Cardinals — INJ
  65. Steve Smith, Rams at Lions
  66. Denarius Moore, Raiders vs. Chargers — INJ
  67. Stephen Hill, Jets vs. Bills
  68. Josh Morgan, Redskins at Saints
  69. Donnie Avery, Colts at Bears
  70. Donald Jones, Bills at Jets
  71. David Nelson, Bills at Jets
  72. Andre Roberts, Cardinals vs. Seahawks
  73. James Jones, Packers vs. 49ers
  74. Emmanuel Sanders, Steelers at Broncos
  75. Josh Gordon, Browns vs. Eagles
  76. Kevin Walter, Texans vs. Dolphins

 Not listed: Kenny Britt, Titans; Jerome Simpson, Vikings

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.