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2020 Fantasy Football Rankings: Wide receivers for Week 5

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Ranking the best 48 wide receivers for Week 4 fantasy football.

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Here are my wide receiver rankings for Week 5 of fantasy football. There are plenty of great matchups this week to take advantage of in your fantasy leagues.

With Davante Adams on bye, DeAndre Hopkins coming off a down week, and Michael Thomas maybe not playing (stay tuned for any updates there), Adam Thielen earns himself the top spot, facing a Seahawks defense that’s just hemorrhaging fantasy points to wide receivers. I also love me some Justin Jefferson again this week because, like I said, the Seahawks defense is HEMORRHAGING fantasy points to wide receivers.

I’m officially giving Robby Anderson the credit he’s due and ranking him not only ahead of D.J. Moore, but as a WR1. Yes he’s WR11 but still, that’s WR1 territory. I do like Moore to offer fantasy managers serious return this week against the Falcons as a possible get right game, but I can’t ignore how much of a baller Anderson has been to start the year.

Cooper Kupp, Robert Woods, and Terry McLaurin all get bumped down due to their game. Both Washington and Rams have been terrific against wide receivers so far this season. McLaurin was the hardest for me to rank because while he’ll likely get the Jalen Ramsey treatment, he also could just be peppered with targets with Kyle Allen entering the starting gig. Or Allen will completely ignore him and we’re gonna be in for a massive Logan Thomas/Antonio Gibson game. You see my predicament.

Deebo Samuel and A.J. Brown are back and you should be starting them with confidence. WR2 territory for both.

T.Y. Hilton, show me something.

Week 5 WR rankings (.5PPR)

Rank Player Team Opp
Rank Player Team Opp
1 Adam Thielen MIN at SEA
2 DeAndre Hopkins ARI at NYJ
3 Tyreek Hill KC vs. LV
4 D.K. Metcalf SEA vs. MIN
5 Calvin Ridley ATL vs. CAR
6 Stefon Diggs BUF at TEN
7 Tyler Lockett SEA vs. MIN
8 Amari Cooper DAL vs. NYG
9 Allen Robinson II CHI vs. TB
10 Keenan Allen LAC at NO
11 Robby Anderson CAR at ATL
12 Odell Beckham Jr. CLE vs. IND
13 Mike Evans TB at CHI
14 D.J. Chark Jr. JAC at HOU
15 D.J. Moore CAR at ATL
16 Marquise Brown BAL vs. CIN
17 Cooper Kupp LAR at WAS
18 Terry McLaurin WAS vs. LAR
19 Justin Jefferson MIN at SEA
20 Diontae Johnson PIT vs. PHI
21 Julian Edelman NE vs. DEN
22 Robert Woods LAR at WAS
23 Will Fuller V HOU vs. JAC
24 Deebo Samuel SF vs. MIA
25 A.J. Brown TEN vs. BUF
26 JuJu Smith-Schuster PIT vs. PHI
27 DeVante Parker MIA at SF
28 CeeDee Lamb DAL vs. NYG
29 Darius Slayton NYG at DAL
30 Scotty Miller TB at CHI
31 Jerry Jeudy DEN at NE
32 Tyler Boyd CIN at BAL
33 Michael Gallup DAL vs. NYG
34 John Brown BUF at TEN
35 Jarvis Landry CLE vs. IND
36 Laviska Shenault Jr. JAC at HOU
37 Brandin Cooks HOU vs. JAC
38 Tee Higgins CIN at BAL
39 Russell Gage ATL vs. CAR
40 Tre'Quan Smith NO vs. LAC
41 Brandon Aiyuk SF vs. MIA
42 Cole Beasley BUF at TEN
43 Golden Tate NYG at DAL
44 Hunter Renfrow LV at KC
45 Emmanuel Sanders NO vs. LAC
46 Sammy Watkins KC vs. LV
47 N'Keal Harry NE vs. DEN
48 T.Y. Hilton IND @ CLE