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Top 50 WR standard options for Week 5 fantasy football

Some unexpected names stepped up at the wide receiver position in Week 4. We break down the names to look for in Week 5 standard leagues.

Chris Godwin of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers runs the ball against the Los Angeles Rams at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 29, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images

Author’s updated 10/5 12:50 p.m.: Following the release of Friday’s practice reports we have updated our rankings. Davante Adams has been ruled out and removed from the rankings. Several other players who logged limited practices have been moved down. We’ve also added Golden Tate and Mecole Hardman to the top 50.

Editor’s update 10/3 6:20 p.m.: Injury reports have resulted in some adjustments to our weekly rankings. Christian Kirk is not expected to play this weekend for the Arizona Cardinals. T.Y. Hilton is expected to play as he returns from a quad injury, and returns to must-start status.

Congratulations if you were hip to Chris Godwin before the 2019 season started. The young Tampa Bay wide receiver is no longer a secret after a scorching hot 4 weeks which he highlighted with a 2 touchdown 172 yard receiving effort on Sunday. In the same game but opposite team, Robert Woods finally had a top 10 game even with Cooper Kupp having a better day. Jarvis Landry also came alive in Week 4 with his best game of the season, going for 167 yards.

TY Hilton and Mike Williams missed their Week 4 contests and their Week 5 status is currently uncertain. Davante Adams also suffered an injury late in his Thursday game so you’ll need to monitor his practice reports and prepare to elevate Geronimo Allison and Marquez Valdes-Scantling up your rankings. Golden Tate is also now active after serving a four-game suspension. Sterling Shepard has looked sharp in recent games so it will be interesting to see how both are deployed with Daniel Jones at quarterback. The Miami Dolphins are on a bye which isn’t too alarming, but so are the Detroit Lions which removes both Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones Jr. from the available options.

Allen Robinson will be in a good position for a big day in Week 5 if Mitchell Trubisky can suit up for an away game against the Oakland Raiders. I also like Juju Smith-Schuster’s matchup against the Baltimore Ravens. Mason Rudolph will still be the quarterback but hopefully the Steelers will be forced to throw the ball downfield more often this Sunday.

On to our Week 5 fantasy football rankings for wide receivers in standard leagues.

Wide receiver (standard) rankings, Week 5

Rnk Player Team Opp
Rnk Player Team Opp
1 Julio Jones ATL @ HOU
2 DeAndre Hopkins HOU vs. ATL
3 Odell Beckham Jr. CLE @ SF
4 Keenan Allen LAC vs. DEN
5 Mike Evans TB @ NO
6 Amari Cooper DAL vs. GB
7 Michael Thomas NO vs. TB
8 JuJu Smith-Schuster PIT vs. BAL
9 Tyler Lockett SEA vs. LAR
10 Cooper Kupp LAR @ SEA
11 Adam Thielen MIN @ NYG
12 Stefon Diggs MIN @ NYG
13 Robert Woods LAR @ SEA
14 Allen Robinson CHI vs. OAK
15 T.Y. Hilton IND @ KC
16 Alshon Jeffery PHI vs. NYJ
17 Chris Godwin TB @ NO
18 Brandin Cooks LAR @ SEA
19 Larry Fitzgerald ARI @ CIN
20 Josh Gordon NE @ WAS
21 Calvin Ridley ATL @ HOU
22 DJ Moore CAR vs. JAC
23 Julian Edelman NE @ WAS
24 Marquise Brown BAL @ PIT
25 Tyrell Williams OAK vs. CHI
26 Tyler Boyd CIN vs. ARI
27 Emmanuel Sanders DEN @ LAC
28 Marquez Valdez-Scantling GB @ DAL
29 Robbie Anderson NYJ @ PHI
30 John Brown BUF @ TEN
31 Demarcus Robinson KC vs. IND
32 Jarvis Landry CLE @ SF
33 Curtis Samuel CAR vs. JAC
34 Courtland Sutton DEN @ LAC
35 DJ Chark Jr. JAC @ CAR
36 Michael Gallup DAL vs. GB
37 Sterling Shepard NYG vs. MIN
38 Will Fuller HOU vs. ATL
39 Golden Tate NYG vs. MIN
40 Phillip Dorsett NE @ WAS
41 Nelson Agholor PHI vs. NYJ
42 Mecole Hardman KC vs. IND
43 Marquise Goodwin SF vs. CLE
44 A.J. Brown TEN vs. BUF
45 Mike Williams LAC vs. DEN
46 Geronimo Allison GB @ DAL
47 Sammy Watkins KC vs. IND
48 Terry McLaurin WAS vs. NE
49 Dede Westbrook JAC @ CAR
50 DK Metcalf SEA vs. LAR
Paul Richardson Jr. WAS vs. NE
Davante Adams GB @ DAL
Kenny Stills HOU vs. ATL