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WR Rankings Week 5 (updated Saturday)

Welcome to the Week 5 Wide Receiver Rankings!

The NFL is changing and the fantasy landscape at receiver is changing with it.  We talk about the dreaded RBBC all the time but receiving corps are widening too.  Many teams don’t feed their 1-2 guys like they used too and slot receivers are stealing more than ever.  And, when you spread out targets you spread out production.  So, the net effect is that we have more offense, but it’s spread out amongst more players and is harder to pin down.  When you look at this week’s rankings, you can see this.

Making matters worse is the damage the quarterback position has seen, with all the injures and some non-performance as well.  This obviously trickles down to the receivers.  The good news is that we all have this problem.  The remedy is to get out in front with your roster.  Stash the good stash players and get ahead of your bye weeks to even out roster flux.  Read the waiver wire!

Some receivers I have my eye on for Week 5 DFS:

  • Cooper Kupp
  • Tyler Boyd
  • Larry Fitzgerald
  • Tyler Lockett
  • Alshon Jeffery
  • Cole Beasley
  • Auden Tate

As always, these are my early rankings.  I will update all of the rankings on Saturday, so check back.

I’ll be adding more commens this week for sure.

I’ll be back in a bit with the running backs and tight ends.

Bye teams:  Lions & Dolphins









Original Rankings (posted Thursday)