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2021 Fantasy Football: Week 5 Wide Receiver Rankings

Welcome back to another week of wide receiver rankings. You’ll notice a lot of wide receivers moving up in my Week 5 Wide Receiver Rankings. That is because I’m starting to see a lot of consistency in receivers such as D.J. Moore and Deebo Samuel. While some top names are dropping such as Robert Woods and Allen Robinson.

We also are starting to learn which defenses are the real deal after four weeks of football. This comes in handy when it comes to ranking these wide receivers. But, trust me this rankings list will be your cheat sheet to a Week 5 victory.

Just as a reminder if you haven’t seen the last four weeks of rankings, this list is based on half PPR scoring.

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Week 5 Wide Receiver Rankings Notes:

Not a huge surprise but I have Justin Jefferson moving up to WR4 this week. The Lions are middle of the pack when it comes to defending the pass. Jefferson has three straight games with a touchdown and I see him dropping at least 100 yards and a touchdown this week. I’m also calling that Jefferson will remain a top-five wide receiver going forward. Adam Thielen will start to go downhill like he did last season.

Corey Davis at WR25 is another wide receiver I love for his Week 5 matchup. The Jets are going against the Falcons. The Falcons have the fifth-worst pass defense so far this season. Davis has been inconsistent this year, but that was Zach Wilson getting used to the NFL. Davis looks like Wilson’s favorite target and Taylor Heinicke and Terry McLaurin just tore up the Falcons. I expect the same results with Davis and Wilson.

Lastly, I have Laviska Shenault Jr. ranked at WR30 for his Week 5 matchup. The Jaguars are going against the Titans. The Titans have the worst pass defense this so far, and now that D.J. Chark is out, Shenault is going to break out. This should be the game he breaks out as it is just him and Marvin Jones Jr. as the two receivers. I expect both receivers to be open all game as the Titans cannot defend the pass this year.

Week 5 Wide Receiver Rankings

More Week 5 Rankings: QB | RB | WR | TE | PPR | Flex

1Davante AdamsGBat CIN
2Tyreek HillKCvs. BUF
3Stefon DiggsBUFat KC
4Justin JeffersonMINvs. DET
5Cooper KuppLARat SEA
6D.J. MooreCARvs. PHI
7DeAndre HopkinsARIvs. SF
8CeeDee LambDALvs. NYG
9D.K. MetcalfSEAvs. LAR
10Terry McLaurinWASvs. NO
11Deebo SamuelSFat ARI
12Keenan AllenLACvs. CLE
13Chris GodwinTBvs. MIA
14Ja'Marr ChaseCINvs. GB
15Tyler LockettSEAvs. LAR
16Adam ThielenMINvs. DET
17Mike WilliamsLACvs. CLE
18Amari CooperDALvs. NYG
19Diontae JohnsonPITvs. DEN
20Mike EvansTBvs. MIA
21Courtland SuttonDENat PIT
22Marquise BrownBALvs. IND
23Tyler BoydCINvs. GB
24Corey DavisNYJat ATL
25Brandin CooksHOUvs. NE
26Antonio BrownTBvs. MIA
27DeVonta SmithPHIat CAR
28Robert WoodsLARat SEA
29Laviska Shenault Jr.JACvs. TEN
30Allen Robinson IICHIat LV
31Odell Beckham Jr.CLEat LAC
32Marvin Jones Jr.JACvs. TEN
33Jakobi MeyersNEat HOU
34Emmanuel SandersBUFat KC
35Kenny GolladayNYGat DAL
36Michael Pittman Jr.INDat BAL
37Tee HigginsCINvs. GB
38Jaylen WaddleMIAat TB
39Cordarrelle PattersonATLvs. NYJ
40Cole BeasleyBUFat KC
41DeVante ParkerMIAat TB
42Darnell MooneyCHIat LV
43Henry Ruggs IIILVvs. CHI
44Robby AndersonCARvs. PHI
45Christian KirkARIvs. SF
48JuJu Smith-SchusterPITvs. DEN
47Tim PatrickDENat PIT
48Rondale MooreARIvs. SF
49Hunter RenfrowLVvs. CHI
50Randall CobbGBat CIN

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