Week 5 WR Rankings PPR: Wide Receiver Fantasy Stats & Projections

Yet again we saw similar results out of wide receivers around the league. There are a few that outshine their already high expectations and some that appear out of nowhere and put up huge numbers while either on someone’s bench or on waivers. While predicting exactly who will have an amazing game every week is impossible (or else why play fantasy football), but I will dive into a few matchups and give my predictions for who is set up nicely for a big game. Here is a list of the top 50 wide receivers for Week 5.

Week 5 Wide Receiver Rankings

Rank Tier Player Team Opponent Week 5 Projection (PPR)
1 1 Davante Adams Green Bay Packers Dallas Cowboys 19.23
2 1 Keenan Allen Los Angeles Chargers Denver Broncos 19.18
3 1 Julio Jones Atlanta Falcons Houston Texans 19.11
4 1 DeAndre Hopkins Houston Texans Atlanta Falcons 18.83
5 2 Cooper Kupp Los Angeles Rams Seattle Seahawks 17.72
6 2 Odell Beckham Jr. Cleveland Browns San Francisco 49ers 17.54
7 2 Sammy Watkins Kansas City Chiefs Indianapolis Colts 17.13
8 2 Mike Evans Tampa Bay Buccaneers New Orleans Saints 16.81
9 2 Amari Cooper Dallas Cowboys Green Bay Packers 16.65
10 2 Michael Thomas New Orleans Saints Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16.31
11 3 Tyler Boyd Cincinnati Bengals Arizona Cardinals 15.77
12 3 Tyler Lockett Seattle Seahawks Los Angeles Rams 15.34
13 3 Brandin Cooks Los Angeles Rams Seattle Seahawks 15.13
14 3 Chris Godwin Tampa Bay Buccaneers New Orleans Saints 14.98
15 3 Adam Thielen Minnesota Vikings New York Giants 14.75
16 3 Robert Woods Los Angeles Rams Seattle Seahawks 14.72
17 3 Julian Edelman New England Patriots Washington Redskins 14.44
18 3 JuJu Smith-Schuster Pittsburgh Steelers Baltimore Ravens 14.17
19 4 Sterling Shepard New York Giants Minnesota Vikings 13.95
20 4 Christian Kirk Arizona Cardinals Cincinnati Bengals 13.41
21 4 Marquise Brown Baltimore Ravens Pittsburgh Steelers 12.93
22 4 Larry Fitzgerald Arizona Cardinals Cincinnati Bengals 12.62
23 4 Allen Robinson Chicago Bears Oakland Raiders 12.35
24 4 Stefon Diggs Minnesota Vikings New York Giants 12.03
25 5 D.J. Moore Carolina Panthers Jacksonville Jaguars 11.98
26 5 Tyrell Williams Oakland Raiders Chicago Bears 11.83
27 5 Calvin Ridley Atlanta Falcons Houston Texans 11.63
28 5 Curtis Samuel Carolina Panthers Jacksonville Jaguars 11.59
29 5 Josh Gordon New England Patriots Washington Redskins 11.36
30 5 Demarcus Robinson Kansas City Chiefs Indianapolis Colts 11.23
31 6 Marquez Valdes-Scantling Green Bay Packers Dallas Cowboys 11.07
32 6 Emmanuel Sanders Denver Broncos Los Angeles Chargers 11.02
33 6 D.K. Metcalf Seattle Seahawks Los Angeles Rams 10.82
34 6 Alshon Jeffery Philadelphia Eagles New York Jets 10.75
35 6 Will Fuller Houston Texans Atlanta Falcons 10.66
36 6 John Ross Cincinnati Bengals Arizona Cardinals 10.51
37 7 D.J. Chark Jacksonville Jaguars Carolina Panthers 10.13
38 7 Mecole Hardman Kansas City Chiefs Indianapolis Colts 9.82
39 7 Nelson Agholor Philadelphia Eagles New York Jets 9.53
40 7 Phillip Dorsett New England Patriots Washington Redskins 9.43
41 7 Jarvis Landry Cleveland Browns San Francisco 49ers 9.24
42 7 John Brown Buffalo Bills Tennessee Titans 9.18
43 8 Courtland Sutton Denver Broncos Los Angeles Chargers 9.02
44 8 Jamison Crowder New York Jets Philadelphia Eagles 8.90
45 8 Deebo Samuel San Francisco 49ers Cleveland Browns 8.56
46 8 Paul Richardson Washington Redskins New England Patriots 8.39
47 8 Dede Westbrook Jacksonville Jaguars Carolina Panthers 8.32
48 8 Mohamed Sanu Atlanta Falcons Houston Texans 8.25
49 8 Randall Cobb Dallas Cowboys Green Bay Packers 8.17
50 8 Corey Davis Tennessee Titans Buffalo Bills 8.11

Big Week 4 Performers

chris godwinChris Godwin had quite the game this week in what turned into a huge shootout between the Buccaneers and Rams. Godwin finished with 12 receptions for 172 yards and two touchdowns. He has made a name for himself this year with four touchdowns and two 100+ yard games, this week being by far his best game. His next opponent, the Saints, has given up the 10th most yards through the air this season which sets him up for another big game even though he probably won’t get targeted as much as he did last week. He has almost a split target share with Mike Evans which makes him even more valuable. On the other side of that game, Robert Woods had a very productive game. He had 13 receptions for 164 yards. All he was missing was finding the endzone. Like Godwin, I don’t see him receiving as many targets next week, but he is definitely a player that you can begin to rely on. Next week the Rams play the Seahawks who are ranked right in the middle at 16 for passing yards allowed. Woods has been Jared Goff’s second favorite target on a high powered Rams’ offense and is bound to find the endzone soon.

Key Players Not On The List

golden tateThere are two players that should be on this list but aren’t for certain reasons. The first is Golden Tate. Tate finished his 4-game suspension and is set to go against the Vikings this week. The Vikings will be a tough challenge for the emerging Giants’ offense, but Tate has been showing how ready is to be back. He will have a new quarterback to return to as Daniel Jones has taken the reigns and led the Giants to back to back wins after starting the season with two losses. Tate has expressed his excitement for Jones and will become a key player in the offense. Right now, it is impossible to say how he will play which is why he isn’t on the list, but I would expect him to play like a top 50 receiver. The second is T.Y. Hilton. T.Y. left the game in Week 3 with a reaggravated hamstring injury that he had been dealing with from the beginning of the season. He sat out last week against the Raiders which affected the Colts’ performance overall. They would certainly rather have Hilton playing this week against the Chiefs than not since the Chiefs are bound to score 30+ points. He would add a lot to the offense, but his lingering injury still keeps him as questionable. Because of his risk of sitting out another week, I am keeping him off the list and if he were to play, he might not get the volume he normally gets because of his hamstring. Parris Campbell and Zach Pascal could be a good option if Hilton doesn’t play.

Don’t Get Too Excited

There were some players that greatly exceeded expectations last week that have added consideration to them being someone to add to your team. These are a few of them that I don’t think will see that kind of production again. A.J. Brown is one. Last week he caught all three of his targets for 94 yards and two touchdowns. While he is someone I would consider picking up and stashing on the bench if you are looking for a deeper bench, he’s not starter material yet. His market share just isn’t there when he is playing behind Delanie Walker and Corey Davis. He hasn’t received more than 5 targets in a game and no more than 3 receptions in a game. His big games have come off long touchdowns which isn’t a reliable aspect without many targets. Devante Parker is next. I don’t trust the Dolphins’ offense as a whole. The chances of him getting another 70-yard game with a touchdown are slim to none. Josh Rosen nor Ryan Fitzpatrick are good options at quarterback which makes all the receivers almost worthless. Don’t let a game like this make you think things are changing in Miami. Willie Snead is my last guy. Snead had 61 yards and touchdown last week but only on two receptions. He is very much a touchdown-dependent receiver that I wouldn’t even consider. Marquise Brown and Mark Andrews are still very much the two top targets for Lamar Jackson. There are much better options out there to be picking up.

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