2016 Fantasy Football PPR Rankings: Week 5 Wide Receivers

Week 5 is upon us, and we are creeping closer to the “make or break” point of your fantasy season. Perhaps you’re at the top, needing to stay ahead to secure the bye. Or maybe you’re trapped in the cellar and need to string off a miracle stretch run. Regardless, find out who side with in tough lineup decisions — especially with so many explosive team’s on bye– with The Wolf’s rankings.

Bye Weeks: Jacksonville, New Orleans, Seattle, Kansas City

Sunday Update

  • Stefon Diggs is doubtful, and has been removed from this list
  • Eddie Royal is highly questionable after not practicing all week, but there’s still a chance he suits up. Cameron Meredith is his immediate backup and can provide some sort of backup plan if needed. This secondary is atrocious.
  • The winds are gusting hard for the Redskins / Rvens matchups, which limits the deep ball appeal of guys like DeSean Jackson, Mike Wallace, and Steve Smith. I wouldn’t go insane and bench these guys for trash, but I’m not targeting any in DraftKings anymore.

Tier 1 – Potential Top Scorers

1. Antonio Brown (PIT) vs. NYJ

2. Odell Beckham Jr. (NYG) @ GB – Now or never time for ODB. Clearly I think it’s now.

3. A.J. Green (CIN) @ DAL

4. Mike Evans (TB) @ CAR

5. Jordy Nelson (GB) vs. NYG

Tier 2 – High End WR1s (PPR)

6. Brandon Marshall (NYJ) @ PIT

7. Julio Jones (ATL) @ DEN

8. Kelvin Benjamin (CAR) vs. TB

9. Julian Edelman (NE) @ CLE

10. T.Y. Hilton (IND) vs. CHI

11. Jarvis Landry (MIA) vs. TEN

Tier 3 – Elite WR2s

12. Alshon Jeffery (CHI) @ IND – Another “Now or never” guy. I’m slightly more skeptical of Alshon, however… and these stats all came with Jay Cutler as his QB.

13. Jordan Matthews (PHI) @ DET – Him and Wentz should prey upon this atrocious secondary.

14. Demaryius Thomas and 15. Emmanuel Sanders (Den) vs. ATL

Choosing which Denver WR will punish Atlanta more is tricky, and Sanders may indeed be the guy. I’m still siding with Demaryius for this week, but both should find plenty to eat against a very generous Falcons pass D.

16. Marvin Jones (DET) vs. PHI – Normally I’d fire up Jones in the surefire WR1 category, but the Philly defense is no mirage.

17. Amari Cooper (OAK) vs. SD

18. DeAndre Hopkins (HOU) @ MIN – Wait one more week. The buy low window should be opened even further against this vicious Vikings defense.

Tier 4 – Low End WR2s, Elite WR3s

19. Travis Benjamin (SD) @ OAK

20. Larry Fitzgerald (ARI) @ SF

21. Terrelle Pryor (CLE) vs. NE

22. Michael Crabtree (OAK) vs. SD

23. Sterling Shepard (NYG) @ GB 

Tier 5 – Sexy Flexys 

24. Randall Cobb (GB) vs. NYG

25. DeSean Jackson (WAS) @ BAL


UPDATE The winds are gusting hard for the Redskins / Rvens matchups, which limits the deep ball appeal of guys like DeSean Jackson, Mike Wallace, and Steve Smith. I wouldn’t go insane and bench these guys for trash, but I’m not targeting any in DraftKings anymore.

26. Quincy Enunwa (NYJ) @ PIT

27. Steve Smith (BAL) vs. WAS
UPDATE The winds are gusting hard for the Redskins / Rvens matchups, which limits the deep ball appeal of guys like DeSean Jackson, Mike Wallace, and Steve Smith. I wouldn’t go insane and bench these guys for trash, but I’m not targeting any in DraftKings anymore.

28. Tyrell Williams (SD) @ OAK

29. Will Fuller (HOU) @ MIN – Purely matchup based. This guy is a stud.

30. Devante Parker (MIA) vs. TEN
31. Robert Woods (BUF) @ LA

32. Mike Wallace (BAL) vs. WAS

UPDATE The winds are gusting hard for the Redskins / Rvens matchups, which limits the deep ball appeal of guys like DeSean Jackson, Mike Wallace, and Steve Smith. I wouldn’t go insane and bench these guys for trash, but I’m not targeting any in DraftKings anymore.
33. John Brown (ARI) @ SF

34. Eddie Royal (CHI) @ IND

Tier 6 – Startable Desperation Plays

35. Sammie Coates (PIT) vs. NYJ

36. Phillip Dorsett (IND) vs. CHI

37. Tavon Austin (LA) vs. BUF

38. Tajae Sharpe (TEN) @ MIA

39. Victor Cruz (NYG) @ GB

40. Cole Beasley (DAL) vs. CIN

41. Dontrelle Inman (SD) @ OAK – Watch him and his usage closely this week.

42. Jamison Crowder (WAS) @ BAL

43. Chris Hogan (NE) @ CLE

44. Danny Amendola (NE) @ CLE

Tier 7 – Deep Ball Prayers

45. Kenny Stills (MIA) vs. TEN

46. Brice Butler (DAL) vs. CIN

47. Ted Ginn Jr. (CAR) vs. TB

48. Terrance Williams (DAL) vs. CIN

49. Nelson Agholor (PHI) @ DET

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