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Week 5 Wide Receiver Rankings - PPR Leagues

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Who are some new faces that could make an impact in fantasy this week? Nick Petraccione ranks his top receivers for Week 5.

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For some reason last week, the elites didn't make a lot of noise. Julio Jones, Odell Beckham Jr., Randall Cobb and Antonio Brown were all held to fewer than ten points in PPR leagues. Nonetheless, these are guys that will make your starting lineup regardless of a few shaky performances. But who do you put in your lineup to fill the bye weeks that you may be dealing with? Here is this week's rankings to help with your predicaments.

BYE WEEKS: Carolina Panthers, Miami Dolphins, Minnesota Vikings, New York Jets

Rank

Player

Team

Opponent

1

Julio Jones

ATL

WAS

2

Demaryius Thomas

DEN

@OAK

3

Antonio Brown

PIT

@SD

4

Julian Edelman

NE

@DAL

5

Odell Beckham Jr.

NYG

SF

6

Randall Cobb

GB

STL

7

DeAndre Hopkins

HOU

IND

8

A.J. Green

CIN

SEA

9

Keenan Allen

SD

PIT

10

Larry Fitzgerald

ARI

@DET

11

Jeremy Maclin

KC

CHI

12

Emmanuel Sanders

DEN

@OAK

13

Jordan Matthews

PHI

NO

14

Calvin Johnson

DET

ARI

15

Amari Cooper

OAK

DEN

16

Allen Robinson

JAC

@TB

17

T.Y. Hilton

IND

@HOU

18

James Jones

GB

STL

19

Mike Evans

TB

JAC

20

Pierre Garcon

WAS

@ATL

21

Donte Moncrief

IND

@HOU

22

Brandin Cooks

NO

@PHI

23

Vincent Jackson

TB

JAC

24

Kendall Wright

TEN

BUF

25

John Brown

ARI

@DET

26

Leonard Hankerson

ATL

WAS

27

Allen Hurns

JAC

@TB

28

Terrance Williams

DAL

NE

29

Travis Benjamin

CLE

@BAL

30

Kamar Aiken

BAL

CLE

31

Martavis Bryant

PIT

@SD

32

Rueben Randle

NYG

SF

33

Michael Crabtree

OAK

DEN

34

Percy Harvin

BUF

@TEN

35

Doug Baldwin

SEA

@CIN

36

Eddie Royal

CHI

@KC

37

Stevie Johnson

SD

PIT

38

Anquan Boldin

SF

@NYG

39

Willie Snead

NO

@PHI

40

Golden Tate

DET

ARI

41

Marvin Jones

CIN

SEA

42

Nelson Agholor

PHI

NO

43

Tavon Austin

STL

@GB

44

Cole Beasley

DAL

NE

45

Jamison Crowder

WAS

@ATL

46

Torrey Smith

SF

@NYG

47

Jermaine Kearse

SEA

@CIN

48

Ty Montgomery

GB

STL

49

Marques Colston

NO

@PHI

50

Kenny Britt

STL

@GB

The big change this week is Kaman Aiken. To all you Steve Smith Sr. owners out there he is worth a pick up. With Smith sidelined because of injury, Aiken takes over as the WR1. He had an impressive performance last week during Smith's absence (5 receptions, 77 yards, 1 TD) and looks to capitalize as one of Joe Flacco's top option in the air. Aiken has a pretty low ceiling, but his temporary stint as the No. 1 guy on the Ravens is reason enough to add him to your bench.

After being so low on Brandin Cooks the past couple of weeks, I've risen him up the board this week for a couple of reasons. The most obvious being his favorable matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles. But also, Cooks has been targeted at least eight times in every game this season. That potential production should come with a payoff soon. With newly emerging Willie Snead taking some of the pressure of Cooks, he should find it easier to get open and live up to his expected preseason production.

Welcome back, Martavis Bryant, don't think we forgot about you. Bryant is finally eligible to return to action after serving his four game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Although many are skeptical about the Steelers offense with Mike Vick under center, I think Bryant can be used as a solid flex option this week. Yes, Vick hasn't tried to air it out, averaging just 4.2 yards/attempt, but Bryant can change that. He is built for the deep ball and at 6'5" he's the tallest receiver on the Pittsburgh depth chart. Vick undoubtedly has the arm strength to go long and Bryant should be the catalyst that initiates those throws. His big play potential could pay off this week against the Chargers.