Fantasy football 2012 WR preview
You can't raise the bar on quarterback play in the NFL without jacking up the profile of the wide receivers catching the balls on the other end. That is just what happened a year ago. And this year the wideout position in fantasy is as deep and strong as it has ever been.
But save for one season of Randy Moss and a record 23 touchdowns (2007), there hasn't been one imposing figure standing alone at the top of the receiver mountain. Until now: the Lions' Calvin Johnson is the only player in fantasy that is in his own tier among his peers.
Check that, he has no peer -- no matter how strong and deep the next group of fantasy options here has become.
Johnson, 26, is making a legendary combination with emerging star quarterback Matthew Stafford and might be a threat to win the receiver triple crown, leading in receptions, yards and TDs. The man-child seemingly without a weakness is appropriately known as Megatron, the antagonist from the
Megatron is a one-man villain to your fellow fantasy owners now and for years to come.
We break down the rest of the crowded wide receiver position in depth here, including the top 95 potential draft picks by tiers below: