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Fantasy Football Rankings 2012: Roddy White, Julio Jones Both WR1

Roddy White and Julio Jones both project to upper echelon wide receivers in fantasy football.

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 01:  Julio Jones #11 and Roddy White #84 of the Atlanta Falcons celebrate Jones' touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Georgia Dome on January 1, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 01: Julio Jones #11 and Roddy White #84 of the Atlanta Falcons celebrate Jones' touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Georgia Dome on January 1, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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The Atlanta Falcons not only boast one of the most explosive offenses in the NFL, but they boast one of the most explosive fantasy football offenses. With Matt Ryan entering his fifth year starting in the NFL, and entering the prime of his career, Atlanta's offense is set to score plenty of points.

It helps that Ryan has two pretty awesome targets to throw to. If you're looking for a legitimate WR1 for your fantasy football team this year, you can find two on the Falcons. FakeTeams.com, SB Nation's fantasy blog, ranks both Roddy White and Julio Jones in the top ten rankings for wide receivers.

Note: FakeTeams.com's wide receivers are based on NON-PPR formats.

White is ranked as the No. 2 overall receiver in 2012 for fantasy purposes. FakeTeams.com author Philip Beanblossom offered this on White's ranking:

With 524 Targets and 300 receptions over the last 3-yrs, Roddy is the picture of consistency. And the Falcons should be passing more in 2012.

Julio Jones, meanwhile, is the No. 7 fantasy wide out this year.

Julio's nearly 18 YPC tells us that he's explosive and he ended the year on a tear....don't believe me, check out his Weeks 14-17 in 2011, WOW!

Jones offers more explosion than White does, and will benefit from a full training camp with quarterback Matt Ryan. Either wide out figures to be an excellent addition to anybody's fantasy team, and both should go in the first few rounds of every fantasy draft.

For the latest fantasy news, be sure to check out Fake Teams, and for the latest on the Falcons, check out The Falcoholic.


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