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Fantasy Football 2023: Week 5 Wide Receiver Rankings

Week 5 marks the first week of bye, and this shook up my wide receiver rankings for this week. Some notable top wide receivers that will be out this week include Kennan Allen, Mike Evans and DK Metcalf.

Luckily if you have Evans, he is going to have a week to recover from the hamstring injury he had in Week 4. But, Week 5 also means the possible return of Cooper Kupp. Though it will probably be a game-time decision if he plays. So, if Kupp doesn’t play this week or if you have Allen or Metcalf on a bye, these rankings will be clutch in finding a streamer option.

Wide Receiver Notes:

  • Speaking of wide receiver streamers, Romeo Doubs is my WR26 for Week 5. Doubs is only rostered in just about 55% of leagues on Yahoo and around 35% on ESPN. In back-to-back, games Doubs has had double-digit targets and double-digit fantasy points. In Week 3 he went for 72 yards and a touchdown on five receptions. And last week he had nine receptions for 95 yards. And in those games, he had 12 targets in Week 3 and 13 targets in Week 4. This week he has the Raiders who are giving up just over 30 fantasy points a game to wide receivers.
  • Puka Nacua is my WR8 of the week. He finally scored his first touchdown last week and is currently the league leader in receptions and targets. He has the Eagles’ defense, which should be a tough matchup. But, in reality, they have been terrible defending the passing game. They are the sixth-worst defense when it comes to giving up fantasy points to wide receivers. They also have given up the third most receiving touchdowns and third most completions on the year. Their rush defense is top-notch, but when it comes to receiving, Nacua is going to light it up.
  • Nico Collins is my WR19 of the week. However, he does have the Falcons this week who are a top-six defense in terms of fantasy points allowed to wide receivers. On the year they are a top-five defense in passing yards allowed. I would be cautious about starting Collins this week despite his game last week.
  • Lastly, I have Marquise Brown as my WR23 for Week 5. Brown has come alive in the last three weeks and looks like he can be a starter every week. He has 27 targets over the last three weeks and two touchdowns. He is a great start this week going against the Bengals.

Week 5 Wide Receiver Rankings

These wide receivers’ rankings are based on half-PPR scoring.

More Week 5 Fantasy Football Rankings: Quarterback | Running Back | Wide Receiver | Tight End 

1Tyreek HillMIAvs. NYG
2Stefon DiggsBUFvs. JAC
3Justin JeffersonMINvs. KC
4Davante AdamsLVvs. GB
5A.J. BrownPHIat LAR
6Amon-Ra St. BrownDETvs. CAR
7Ja'Marr ChaseCINat ARI
8Puka NacuaLARvs. PHI
9Chris OlaveNOat NE
10CeeDee LambDALat SF
11DeVonta SmithPHIat LAR
12Brandon AiyukSFvs. DAL
13Jaylen WaddleMIAvs. NYG
14Garrett WilsonNYJat DEN
15Deebo SamuelSFvs. DAL
16Michael Pittman Jr.INDvs. TEN
17Calvin RidleyJACat BUF
18Terry McLaurinWASvs. CHI
19Nico CollinsHOUat ATL
20Zay FlowersBALat PIT
21DJ MooreCHIat WAS
22Christian KirkJACat BUF
23Marquise BrownARIvs. CIN
24George PickensPITvs. BAL
25DeAndre HopkinsTENat IND
26Romeo DoubsGBat LV
27Gabe DavisBUFvs. JAC
28Jakobi MeyersLVvs. GB
29Tank DellHOUat ATL
30Christian WatsonGBat LV
31Adam ThielenCARat DET
32Courtland SuttonDENvs. NYJ
33Jordan AddisonMINvs. KC
34Jahan DotsonWASvs. CHI
35Tutu AtwellLARvs. PHI
36Michael ThomasNOat NE
37Drake LondonATLvs. HOU
38Jerry JeudyDENvs. NYJ
39Rashee RiceKCat MIN
40Michael WilsonARIvs. CIN
41Tyler BoydCINat ARI
42Jayden ReedGBat LV
43Rashid ShaheedNOat NE
44Skyy MooreKCat MIN
45Josh DownsINDvs. TEN
46Josh ReynoldsDETvs. CAR
47Robert WoodsHOUat ATL
48Kendrick BourneNEvs. NO
49Brandin CooksDALat SF
50Marvin Mims Jr.DENvs. NYJ
51DJ Chark Jr.CARat DET
52Curtis SamuelWASvs. CHI
53K.J. OsbornMINvs. KC
54DeVante ParkerNEvs. NO
55Michael GallupDALat SF
56Darius SlaytonNYGat MIA
57Wan'Dale RobinsonNYGat MIA
58Marquez Valdes-ScantlingKCat MIN
59Calvin Austin IIIPITvs. BAL
60Darnell MooneyCHIat WAS

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