Week Four WR rankings

Posted Sept. 30, 2012 @ 12:16 p.m.
Posted By Pat Fitzmaurice

Updated Sunday, Sept. 30 at 12:16 p.m. ET

Byes: Indianapolis, Pittsburgh

Here are PFW's Week Four WR rankings:

  1. Calvin Johnson, Lions vs. Vikings
  2. Percy Harvin, Vikings at Lions
  3. Julio Jones, Falcons vs. Panthers
  4. A.J. Green, Bengals at Jaguars
  5. Andre Johnson, Texans vs. Titans
  6. Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals vs. Dolphins
  7. Roddy White, Falcons vs. Panthers
  8. Steve Smith, Panthers at Falcons
  9. Victor Cruz, Giants at Eagles
  10. Torrey Smith, Ravens vs. Browns
  11. Vincent Jackson, Buccaneers vs. Redskins
  12. Wes Welker, Patriots vs. Bills
  13. Miles Austin, Cowboys vs. Bears
  14. Brandon Marshall, Bears at Cowboys
  15. Demaryius Thomas, Broncos vs. Raiders
  16. Stevie Johnson, Bills vs. Patriots
  17. Brandon Lloyd, Patriots vs. Bills
  18. Jordy Nelson, Packers vs. Saints
  19. Dez Bryant, Cowboys vs. Bears
  20. Marques Colston, Saints at Packers
  21. Eric Decker, Broncos vs. Raiders
  22. Greg Jennings, Packers vs. Saints
  23. Jeremy Maclin, Eagles vs. Giants
  24. DeSean Jackson, Eagles vs. Giants
  25. Malcom Floyd, Chargers at Chiefs
  26. Nate Burleson, Lions vs. Vikings
  27. Brandon LaFell, Panthers at Falcons
  28. Danny Amendola, Rams vs. Seahawks
  29. Denarius Moore, Raiders at Broncos
  30. Santonio Holmes, Jets vs. 49ers
  31. Nate Washington, Titans at Texans
  32. Michael Crabtree, 49ers at Jets
  33. Anquan Boldin, Ravens vs. Browns
  34. Dwayne Bowe, Chiefs vs. Chargers — (UP; ACTIVE) INJ
  35. Lance Moore, Saints at Packers
  36. Jerome Simpson, Vikings at Lions
  37. Sidney Rice, Seahawks at Rams
  38. Mike Williams, Buccaneers vs. Redskins
  39. Robert Meachem, Chargers at Chiefs
  40. Randall Cobb, Packers vs. Saints
  41. Mario Manningham, 49ers at Jets
  42. Titus Young, Lions vs. Vikings
  43. Kevin Ogletree, Cowboys vs. Bears
  44. Andrew Hawkins, Bengals at Jaguars
  45. Laurent Robinson, Jaguars vs. Bengals
  46. Golden Tate, Seahawks at Rams
  47. Alshon Jeffery, Bears at Cowboys
  48. Brian Hartline, Dolphins at Cardinals
  49. Justin Blackmon, Jaguars vs. Bengals
  50. Greg Little, Browns at Ravens
  51. Kendall Wright, Titans at Texans
  52. Jacoby Jones, Ravens vs. Browns
  53. James Jones, Packers vs. Saints
  54. Armon Binns, Bengals at Jaguars
  55. Jon Baldwin, Chiefs vs. Chargers
  56. Leonard Hankerson, Redskins at Buccaneers
  57. Kevin Walter, Texans vs. Titans
  58. Ramses Barden, Giants at Eagles
  59. Davone Bess, Dolphins at Cardinals
  60. Devery Henderson, Saints at Packers
  61. Brandon Stokley, Broncos vs. Raiders
  62. Pierre Garcon, Redskins at Buccaneers — INJ
  63. Randy Moss, 49ers at Jets
  64. Jeremy Kerley, Jets vs. 49ers
  65. Andre Roberts, Cardinals vs. Dolphins
  66. T.J. Graham, Bills vs. Patriots
  67. Josh Gordon, Browns at Ravens
  68. Travis Benjamin, Browns at Ravens                 
  69. Donald Jones, Bills vs. Patriots
  70. Brandon Gibson, Rams vs. Seahawks
  71. Harry Douglas, Falcons vs. Panthers
  72. Josh Morgan, Redskins at Buccaneers
  73. Santana Moss, Redskins at Buccaneers
  74. Devin Aromashodu, Vikings at Lions
  75. Eddie Royal, Chargers at Chiefs
  76. Steve Smith, Rams vs. Seahawks
  77. Jason Avant, Eagles vs. Giants
  78. Brandon Tate, Bengals at Jaguars
  79. Aldrick Robinson, Redskins at Buccaneers
  80. Earl Bennett, Bears at Cowboys
  81. Cecil Shorts, Jaguars vs. Bengals
  82. Derek Hagan, Raiders at Broncos
  83. Keyshawn Martin, Texans vs. Titans
  84. Domenik Hixon, Giants at Eagles
  85. Deion Branch, Patriots vs. Bills
  86. Early Doucet, Cardinals vs. Dolphins
  87. Michael Jenkins, Vikings at Lions
  88. Michael Floyd, Cardinals vs. Dolphins
  89. Doug Baldwin, Seahawks at Rams
  90. Louis Murphy, Panthers at Falcons
  91. Hakeem Nicks, Giants at Eagles — INJ      
  92. Dexter McCluster, Chiefs vs. Chargers — INJ
  93. Stephen Hill, Jets at 49ers — INJ
  94. Rod Streater, Raiders at Broncos — INJ
  95. Steve Breaston, Chiefs vs. Chargers — INJ
  96. Riley Cooper, Eagles vs. Giants — INJ

Not listed: Kenny Britt, Titans (INACTIVE); Vincent Brown, Chargers; Julian Edelman, Patriots; Darrius Heyward-Bey, Raiders; Mohamed Massaquoi, Browns; David Nelson, Bills

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.

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