Wide Receiver Rankings Week 5

Golden Tate exploded 132 yard and two TDs last week

Week 4 had some fantasy surprises as several stud receivers scuffled while secondary options crushed it. Cooper Kupp, Golden Tate, Taylor Gabriel and Sterling Shepard were some of the biggest stars in Week 4.

 

And there could be more big games to come. Week 5 has seven games with projected point totals of 49 or higher. That means there should be a ton of fantasy goodness to go around and it's safe to assume that wide receivers will be a part of it.

 

Four weeks into the season it's easier to get a decent read on most teams as well as the defenses around the league. It's just a matter of finding out the right matchups to exploit. Of course the combination of injuries and now bye weeks (Chicago, Tampa Bay this week) add to the challenge facing owners when it comes to lineup construction.

 

As for the Week 5 rankings, not too many surprises although the return of Julian Edelman from suspension is one thing that impacted these.

 

As always be sure to check back closer to Sunday for any last-minute tweaks to these rankings.

 

Positional Rankings: QB I RB I WR I TE I DST I K I Flex

 

Teams on bye: Chicago, Tampa Bay

 

 

 

— Written by Chris Meyers, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network and a member of the FSWA. Meyers' work appears on many other sites, including socalledfantasyexperts.com. Follow him on Twitter @FantsyChillpony.

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