Wide Receiver Rankings: NFL Fantasy Week 5

Adam Thielen was a disappointment in Week 4, but hopefully will bounce back this Sunday

For fantasy owners, picking wide receivers to start each week has become more and more difficult. Guys like DeAndre Hopkins and Odell Beckham Jr. haven't really shown up to match their draft-day value. Adam Thielen had two receptions for six yards in Week 4. He hasn't had more than five receptions in a game yet. His two touchdowns on the season have saved his fantasy value so far, but he's been a disappointment as well. Fantasy owners have seen guys that were picked up on waivers finish in the top five from week to week.

 

In Week 4, for example, A.J. Brown had the fourth-most fantasy points in PPR formats. Yet, in Week 3, he had one reception for four yards. You never know who might be on your waiver wire so be sure to check that as well. For players that are injured, this is often the time for others to step up. If Davante Adams needs to miss Week 5 with turf toe, check to see if Marquez Valdes-Scantling or Geronimo Allison are available. With the news that John Ross is out for a month or so, take a chance on Auden Tate.

 

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

 

Teams on bye: Detroit, Miami

 

NFL WR Rankings: Week 5

 

 

 

 

— Rankings by Sarah Lewis, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network and lives, eats, and breathes fantasy football. Have a fantasy football question? Send it to her on Twitter @Sarah_Lewis32.

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