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Wide receiver PPR rankings for Week 5 fantasy football

We take you through some of the best PPR wide receivers going in Week 5 for fantasy football, including a few viable streamers.

Adam Thielen #19 of the Minnesota Vikings makes a reception for a two-point conversion against the Green Bay Packers during the game at U.S. Bank Stadium on September 13, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Packers defeated the Vikings 43-34. Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

Final injury report

The NFL wrapped up practices on Friday most of the schedule, which brings the final injury report. The teams still completing practices over the weekend are the Broncos, Patriots, Saints, Chargers, Titans, and Bills. Saints-Chargers is a go for Monday Night Football. Broncos-Patriots is scheduled for Monday and Bills-Titans is scheduled for Tuesday so long as there are no more positive Covid-19 tests. We’ll add those six teams’ players as their final injury reports arrive.

Out: WR Bryan Edwards (ankle, foot), WR K.J. Osborn (hamstring), DeSean Jackson (hamstring), WR Alshon Jeffery (illness, foot)
Doubtful: WR Breshad Perriman (ankle), WR John Ross (illness)
Questionable: WR Chris Hogan (ribs, knee), WR Julio Jones (hamstring), WR Marquise Brown (knee), WR Chris Moore (thigh, finger), WR Rico Gafford (hamstring), WR Henry Ruggs (knee, hamstring), WR Jakeem Grant (illness), WR Deebo Samuel (illness)

Removed from final injury report: WR Jamison Crowder (hamstring), WR Calvin Ridley (thigh, knee), WR Odell Beckham (toe), WR Jarvis Landry (hip), WR Laviska Shenault (hamstring), WR Mecole Hardman (hamstring), WR Tyreek Hill (heel), WR Dontrelle Inman (foot), WR Terry McLaurin (thigh), WR DeVante Parker (ankle), WR Dante Pettis (knee), WR Trent Taylor (ankle), WR Adam Thielen (shoulder), WR David Moore (ankle), WR J.J. Arcega-Whiteside (calf), WR Diontae Johnson (toe), WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee)

Wednesday injury report

The NFL returned to practice on Wednesday to get Week 5 going, and the day closed with the first injury report of the week. The wide receiver position has been dealing with a lot of injuries this season, and DNPs on Wednesday are not something to take super seriously with certain players. From the group below, the players most likely to miss this weekend are Breshad Perriman, Julio Jones, Bryan Edwards, and Steven Sims. All are worth waiting to see on Thursday’s report, but most are likely to be upgraded to limited.

DNP: Breshad Perriman (ankle), John Brown (calf), Andre Roberts (ankle), Julio Jones (hamstring), K.J. Hamler (hamstring), Bryan Edwards (ankle, foot), Dontrelle Inman (foot), Terry McLaurin (thigh), Steven Sims (toe), Diontae Johnson (toe), JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee)
Limited: Chris Hogan (ribs, knee), Cole Beasley (foot), A.J. Brown (knee), Calvin Ridley (thigh, knee), Marquise Brown (knee), Chris Moore (thigh, finger), Julian Edelman (knee), Odell Beckham (toe), Laviska Shenault (hamstring), Henry Ruggs (knee, hamstring), DeVante Parker (ankle), Dante Pettis (knee), Trent Taylor (ankle), Adam Thielen (shoulder), DeSean Jackson (hamstring), Alshon Jeffery (foot)
Full: Jamison Crowder (hamstring), Jarvis Landry (hip), Mecole Hardman (hamstring), Tyreek Hill (heel), David Moore (ankle), J.J. Arcega-Whiteside (calf)


Week 4 brought all the stud wide receivers to the yard, as Odell Beckham Jr., Amari Cooper, D.J. Chark, Adam Thielen and Mike Evans finished as the Top 5 PPR receivers. The outliers ini the Top 10 were Tim Patrick and Tre’Quan Smith, both players who earned those points and have set themselves up for future targets.

Injury news

Michael Thomas should be closer to a return from his ankle injury this week, as he was able to get in some limited practices before Week 4. If he can go, Tre’Quan Smith and Emmanuel Sanders take a hit while Drew Brees gets a bump.

The Eagles wide receivers are a mess, but there is a chance that Alshon Jeffery and DeSean Jackson return this week against the Steelers. Their upside wouldn’t be great, but getting them back would be a boon for Carson Wentz.

A.J. Brown should return this week, as long as the Titans have finally run out of new positive Covid-19 tests. A matchup with Tre’Davious White wouldn’t be the best welcome home party, but we know how high his upside can be.

Diontae Johnson is back at practice and looks like he’ll be good to go for their matchup with their interstate matchup with the Eagles.

Julio Jones re-injured his hamstring on Monday night against the Packers. His status for this week doesn’t look great. Calvin Ridley and Russell Gage could get a boost in targets against the Panthers this week.

The Buccaneers play on Thursday, so Chris Godwin is probably going to have a tough time getting healthy for this matchup against the Bears. They will likely take the extra time to get him ready for Week 6 against the Packers.

Bye weeks

The Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions will get to rest up this week during their byes. That will knock out Kenny Golladay and Davante Adams, two of the best receivers in the game. But the by should get Adams completely healthy and maybe the same for Golladay, who was able to play the last two weeks, but might not have been at 100 percent.

Streaming options

Deebo Samuel, 49ers

Samuel returned last week, but only saw 34 percent of the snaps in his first game back from a foot injury. He did get a rushing attempt for 10 yards and caught all three of his targets for 35 yards. The 49ers are slowly getting healthier and as long as Samuel can up his snap count this week, he should be startable against a weak Dolphins defense.

D.J. Moore, Panthers

Robby Anderson has quietly played as the Panthers No. 1 receiver, but Moore is only two targets behind him and both look like great starts this week against an injured and bad Falcons pass defense.

Wide receiver PPR rankings for Week 3

Rk Name Team Opp
Rk Name Team Opp
1 Davante Adams GB @ SF
2 Tyreek Hill KC vs LAC
3 Stefon Diggs BUF vs WAS
4 DeAndre Hopkins ARI @ JAC
5 D.K. Metcalf SEA @ MIN
6 Calvin Ridley ATL @ NYG
7 Keenan Allen LAC @ KC
8 Tyler Lockett SEA @ MIN
9 CeeDee Lamb DAL vs PHI
10 Cooper Kupp LAR vs TB
11 Justin Jefferson MIN vs SEA
12 A.J. Brown TEN vs IND
13 Adam Thielen MIN vs SEA
14 D.J. Moore CAR @ HOU
15 Deebo Samuel SF vs GB
16 Julio Jones TEN vs IND
17 Amari Cooper DAL vs PHI
18 Allen Robinson II CHI @ CLE
19 Chris Godwin TB @ LAR
20 Marquise Brown BAL @ DET
21 Terry McLaurin WAS @ BUF
22 Mike Evans TB @ LAR
23 Tee Higgins CIN @ PIT
24 Robert Woods LAR vs TB
25 Mike Williams LAC @ KC
26 Courtland Sutton DEN vs NYJ
27 Antonio Brown TB @ LAR
28 Diontae Johnson PIT vs CIN
29 Ja'Marr Chase CIN @ PIT
30 DeVonta Smith PHI @ DAL
31 Brandin Cooks HOU vs CAR
32 Sterling Shepard NYG vs ATL
33 Robby Anderson CAR @ HOU
34 Kenny Golladay NYG vs ATL
35 Tyler Boyd CIN @ PIT
36 JuJu Smith-Schuster PIT vs CIN
37 Corey Davis NYJ @ DEN
38 Chase Claypool PIT vs CIN
39 Marvin Jones Jr. JAC vs ARI
40 Michael Pittman Jr. IND @ TEN
41 Rondale Moore ARI @ JAC
42 Jaylen Waddle MIA @ LV
43 Tim Patrick DEN vs NYJ
44 Odell Beckham Jr. CLE vs CHI
45 K.J. Osborn MIN vs SEA
46 Jakobi Meyers NE vs NO
47 D.J. Chark Jr. JAC vs ARI
48 Darnell Mooney CHI @ CLE
49 Bryan Edwards LV vs MIA
50 Nelson Agholor NE vs NO
51 Christian Kirk ARI @ JAC
52 Jalen Reagor PHI @ DAL
53 Laviska Shenault Jr. JAC vs ARI
54 Cole Beasley BUF vs WAS
55 Emmanuel Sanders BUF vs WAS
56 Henry Ruggs III LV vs MIA
57 Zach Pascal IND @ TEN
58 Marquez Callaway NO @ NE
59 Sammy Watkins BAL @ DET
60 Mecole Hardman KC vs LAC
61 DeVante Parker MIA @ LV
62 Darius Slayton NYG vs ATL
63 Tyrell Williams DET vs BAL
64 Jamison Crowder NYJ @ DEN
65 Dyami Brown WAS @ BUF
66 Terrace Marshall Jr. CAR @ HOU
67 Marquez Valdes-Scantling GB @ SF
68 Will Fuller V MIA @ LV
69 Russell Gage ATL @ NYG
70 Elijah Moore NYJ @ DEN
71 KJ Hamler DEN vs NYJ
72 Quintez Cephus DET vs BAL
73 Gabriel Davis BUF vs WAS
74 Hunter Renfrow LV vs MIA
75 Van Jefferson LAR vs TB
76 Cedrick Wilson DAL vs PHI
77 Amon-Ra St. Brown DET vs BAL
78 Brandon Aiyuk SF vs GB
79 A.J. Green ARI @ JAC
80 Quez Watkins PHI @ DAL
81 Donovan Peoples-Jones CLE vs CHI
82 Anthony Schwartz CLE vs CHI
83 Demarcus Robinson KC vs LAC
84 Cordarrelle Patterson ATL @ NYG
85 Rashard Higgins CLE vs CHI
86 Allen Lazard GB @ SF
87 Randall Cobb GB @ SF
88 Adam Humphries WAS @ BUF
89 Deonte Harris NO @ NE
90 Kendrick Bourne NE vs NO
91 Trent Sherfield SF vs GB
92 Chris Conley HOU vs CAR
93 Jalen Guyton LAC @ KC
94 Freddie Swain SEA @ MIN
95 Braxton Berrios NYJ @ DEN
96 Byron Pringle KC vs LAC
97 Chester Rogers TEN vs IND
98 Olamide Zaccheaus ATL @ NYG
99 Joshua Palmer LAC @ KC
100 Kalif Raymond DET vs BAL
101 James Washington PIT vs CIN
102 Albert Wilson MIA @ LV
103 Mohamed Sanu Sr. SF vs GB
104 Kadarius Toney NYG vs ATL
105 Trinity Benson DET vs BAL
106 Preston Williams MIA @ LV
107 DeSean Jackson LAR vs TB
108 Parris Campbell IND @ TEN
109 Greg Ward PHI @ DAL
110 Brandon Zylstra CAR @ HOU
111 Devin Duvernay BAL @ DET
112 Andre Roberts HOU vs CAR
113 Tutu Atwell LAR vs TB
114 Chris Hogan NO @ NE
115 Tyron Johnson JAC vs ARI
116 Cam Sims WAS @ BUF
117 Lil'Jordan Humphrey NO @ NE
118 Mike Strachan IND @ TEN
119 Tyler Johnson TB @ LAR
120 Ashton Dulin IND @ TEN
121 Marquise Goodwin CHI @ CLE
122 Auden Tate CIN @ PIT
123 Keelan Cole Sr. NYJ @ DEN
124 Amari Rodgers GB @ SF
125 Ihmir Smith-Marsette MIN vs SEA
126 Scotty Miller TB @ LAR
127 Tylan Wallace BAL @ DET
128 Breshad Perriman CHI @ CLE
129 Andy Isabella ARI @ JAC
130 Dede Westbrook MIN vs SEA
131 Seth Williams DEN vs NYJ
132 Simi Fehoko DAL vs PHI
133 Collin Johnson NYG vs ATL