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Fantasy Football 2014 Wide Receiver Rankings: Week 5

Antonio Brown

Antonio Brown

Even with several top targets returning from bye, they all take a backseat to the leading scorer at the position in Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings for Week 5. Antonio Brown currently leads all his peers, thanks to five touchdown receptions, although to be fair he has played in four games. Elsewhere, the health of a couple of No. 1 wide receivers bears watching, as Calvin Johnson and Brandon Marshall were both limited last week by ankle injuries. Johnson in particular was no more than an extremely athletic decoy against the Jets after being designated Questionable headed into the game. Johnson is as tough as they come and has been a quick healer, but his No. 4 ranking below speaks to a measure of concern, albeit small, regarding his Week 5 outlook.

Each week during the NFL season, we will rank enough players at each position to appease everyone from those in 8-team leagues to 16-team leagues, those that can start two QBs, two TEs, three RBs and four WRs. We cut out the rest, because if you're looking at who the 50th-best running back or the 17th-best kicker is for that week, you need more help than any Web site can give you.

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

2014 NFL Week 5 Fantasy Football Rankings — Wide Receivers

Teams on bye: Miami, Oakland

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Rank

Player

Team

Opp

1

Antonio Brown

PIT

at JAC

2

Jordy Nelson

GB

vs. MIN (Thurs.)

3

Julio Jones

ATL

at NYG

4

Calvin Johnson

DET

vs. BUF

5

Demaryius Thomas

DEN

vs. ARI

6

Dez Bryant

DAL

vs. HOU

7

A.J. Green

CIN

at NE

8

Alshon Jeffery

CHI

at CAR

9

Randall Cobb

GB

vs. MIN (Thurs.)

10

Jeremy Maclin

PHI

vs. STL

11

Emmanuel Sanders

DEN

vs. ARI

12

Brandon Marshall

CHI

at CAR

13

Steve Smith

BAL

at IND

14

Keenan Allen

SD

vs. NYJ

15

Michael Floyd

ARI

at DEN

16

Victor Cruz

NYG

vs. ATL

17

Andre Johnson

HOU

at DAL

18

Vincent Jackson

TB

at NO

19

Kelvin Benjamin

CAR

vs. CHI

20

DeAndre Hopkins

HOU

at DAL

21

Percy Harvin

SEA

at WAS (Mon.)

22

Michael Crabtree

SF

vs. KC

23

Roddy White

ATL

at NYG

24

Reggie Wayne

IND

vs. BAL

25

Julian Edelman

NE

vs. CIN

26

Pierre Garcon

WAS

vs. SEA (Mon.)

27

Brandin Cooks

NO

vs. TB

28

Wes Welker

DEN

vs. ARI

29

Marques Colston

NO

vs. TB

30

Golden Tate

DET

vs. BUF

31

Larry Fitzgerald

ARI

at DEN

32

Brian Quick

STL

at PHI

33

T.Y. Hilton

IND

vs. BAL

34

Cordarrelle Patterson

MIN

at GB (Thurs.)

35

DeSean Jackson

WAS

vs. SEA (Mon.)

36

Eric Decker

NYJ

at SD

37

Terrance Williams

DAL

vs. HOU

38

Sammy Watkins

BUF

at DET

39

Markus Wheaton

PIT

at JAC

40

Anquan Boldin

SF

vs. KC

41

Rueben Randle

NYG

vs. ATL

42

Greg Jennings

MIN

at GB (Thurs.)

43

Kendall Wright

TEN

vs. CLE

44

Torrey Smith

BAL

at IND

45

Dwayne Bowe

KC

at SF

46

Andrew Hawkins

CLE

at TEN

47

Allen Hurns

JAC

vs. PIT

48

Malcom Floyd

SD

vs. NYJ

Rankings are based upon Athlon Sports' standard scoring system:

OFFENSIVE SCORING

All touchdowns are 6 points
1 point for 25 yards passing
1 point for 10 yards rushing/receiving
Receptions are .5 points
Interceptions/fumbles are minus-2 points

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