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

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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

RankTierPlayerTeamOpponentWeek 5 Projection (PPR)
11Davante AdamsGreen Bay PackersDallas Cowboys19.23
21Keenan AllenLos Angeles ChargersDenver Broncos19.18
31Julio JonesAtlanta FalconsHouston Texans19.11
41DeAndre HopkinsHouston TexansAtlanta Falcons18.83
52Cooper KuppLos Angeles RamsSeattle Seahawks17.72
62Odell Beckham Jr.Cleveland BrownsSan Francisco 49ers17.54
72Sammy WatkinsKansas City ChiefsIndianapolis Colts17.13
82Mike EvansTampa Bay BuccaneersNew Orleans Saints16.81
92Amari CooperDallas CowboysGreen Bay Packers16.65
102Michael ThomasNew Orleans SaintsTampa Bay Buccaneers16.31
113Tyler BoydCincinnati BengalsArizona Cardinals15.77
123Tyler LockettSeattle SeahawksLos Angeles Rams15.34
133Brandin CooksLos Angeles RamsSeattle Seahawks15.13
143Chris GodwinTampa Bay BuccaneersNew Orleans Saints14.98
153Adam ThielenMinnesota VikingsNew York Giants14.75
163Robert WoodsLos Angeles RamsSeattle Seahawks14.72
173Julian EdelmanNew England PatriotsWashington Redskins14.44
183JuJu Smith-SchusterPittsburgh SteelersBaltimore Ravens14.17
194Sterling ShepardNew York GiantsMinnesota Vikings13.95
204Christian KirkArizona CardinalsCincinnati Bengals13.41
214Marquise BrownBaltimore RavensPittsburgh Steelers12.93
224Larry FitzgeraldArizona CardinalsCincinnati Bengals12.62
234Allen RobinsonChicago BearsOakland Raiders12.35
244Stefon DiggsMinnesota VikingsNew York Giants12.03
255D.J. MooreCarolina PanthersJacksonville Jaguars11.98
265Tyrell WilliamsOakland RaidersChicago Bears11.83
275Calvin RidleyAtlanta FalconsHouston Texans11.63
285Curtis SamuelCarolina PanthersJacksonville Jaguars11.59
295Josh GordonNew England PatriotsWashington Redskins11.36
305Demarcus RobinsonKansas City ChiefsIndianapolis Colts11.23
316Marquez Valdes-ScantlingGreen Bay PackersDallas Cowboys11.07
326Emmanuel SandersDenver BroncosLos Angeles Chargers11.02
336D.K. MetcalfSeattle SeahawksLos Angeles Rams10.82
346Alshon JefferyPhiladelphia EaglesNew York Jets10.75
356Will FullerHouston TexansAtlanta Falcons10.66
366John RossCincinnati BengalsArizona Cardinals10.51
377D.J. CharkJacksonville JaguarsCarolina Panthers10.13
387Mecole HardmanKansas City ChiefsIndianapolis Colts9.82
397Nelson AgholorPhiladelphia EaglesNew York Jets9.53
407Phillip DorsettNew England PatriotsWashington Redskins9.43
417Jarvis LandryCleveland BrownsSan Francisco 49ers9.24
427John BrownBuffalo BillsTennessee Titans9.18
438Courtland SuttonDenver BroncosLos Angeles Chargers9.02
448Jamison CrowderNew York JetsPhiladelphia Eagles8.90
458Deebo SamuelSan Francisco 49ersCleveland Browns8.56
468Paul RichardsonWashington RedskinsNew England Patriots8.39
478Dede WestbrookJacksonville JaguarsCarolina Panthers8.32
488Mohamed SanuAtlanta FalconsHouston Texans8.25
498Randall CobbDallas CowboysGreen Bay Packers8.17
508Corey DavisTennessee TitansBuffalo Bills8.11

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

A.J. BrownThere 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.

  
I started playing fantasy football in 2010 at 12 years old where I subbed in for an owner who was having a baby. That year I won the championship in a 16-team league, carried by Arian Foster and Michael Vick. I have yet to bring a trophy home since then, but my love for fantasy football has grown, delving more and more in the statistics and finding ways to improve my drafting ability.

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