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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 18

Rk Name Team Opp
Rk Name Team Opp
1 Cooper Kupp LAR vs SF
2 Deebo Samuel SF @ LAR
3 Tyreek Hill KC @ DEN
4 Justin Jefferson MIN vs CHI
5 Stefon Diggs BUF vs NYJ
6 Ja'Marr Chase CIN @ CLE
7 A.J. Brown TEN @ HOU
8 Diontae Johnson PIT @ BAL
9 Mike Evans TB vs CAR
10 Tee Higgins CIN @ CLE
11 Keenan Allen LAC @ LV
12 CeeDee Lamb DAL @ PHI
13 Amon-Ra St. Brown DET vs GB
14 Hunter Renfrow LV vs LAC
15 D.K. Metcalf SEA @ ARI
16 Jaylen Waddle MIA vs NE
17 Michael Pittman Jr. IND @ JAC
18 Tyler Lockett SEA @ ARI
19 Brandin Cooks HOU vs TEN
20 Odell Beckham Jr. LAR vs SF
21 Christian Kirk ARI vs SEA
22 Van Jefferson LAR vs SF
23 Amari Cooper DAL @ PHI
24 DJ Moore CAR @ TB
25 Marquise Brown BAL vs PIT
26 Darnell Mooney CHI @ MIN
27 Terry McLaurin WAS @ NYG
28 Brandon Aiyuk SF @ LAR
29 Mike Williams LAC @ LV
30 Russell Gage ATL vs NO
31 Cordarrelle Patterson ATL vs NO
32 Elijah Moore NYJ @ BUF
33 Tyler Boyd CIN @ CLE
34 Chase Claypool PIT @ BAL
35 DeVante Parker MIA vs NE
36 Jakobi Meyers NE @ MIA
37 Cyril Grayson Jr. TB vs CAR
38 A.J. Green ARI vs SEA
39 K.J. Osborn MIN vs CHI
40 Braxton Berrios NYJ @ BUF
41 Kendrick Bourne NE @ MIA
42 Jarvis Landry CLE vs CIN
43 Jerry Jeudy DEN vs KC
44 Josh Reynolds DET vs GB
45 Cole Beasley BUF vs NYJ
46 Rashod Bateman BAL vs PIT
47 Courtland Sutton DEN vs KC
48 Gabriel Davis BUF vs NYJ
49 Marquez Callaway NO @ ATL
50 Marvin Jones Jr. JAC vs IND
51 Julio Jones TEN @ HOU
52 Joshua Palmer LAC @ LV
53 DeVonta Smith PHI vs DAL
54 Zay Jones LV vs LAC
55 Breshad Perriman TB vs CAR
56 Donovan Peoples-Jones CLE vs CIN
57 Cedrick Wilson Jr. DAL @ PHI
58 Kenny Golladay NYG vs WAS
59 Isaiah McKenzie BUF vs NYJ
60 Allen Robinson II CHI @ MIN
61 Kadarius Toney NYG vs WAS
62 Davante Adams GB @ DET
63 Jamison Crowder NYJ @ BUF
64 Tim Patrick DEN vs KC
65 Robby Anderson CAR @ TB
66 Allen Lazard GB @ DET
67 Marquez Valdes-Scantling GB @ DET
68 T.Y. Hilton IND @ JAC
69 Laquon Treadwell JAC vs IND
70 Mecole Hardman KC @ DEN
71 Tyler Johnson TB vs CAR
72 Emmanuel Sanders BUF vs NYJ
73 Byron Pringle KC @ DEN
74 Jalen Guyton LAC @ LV
75 Antoine Wesley ARI vs SEA
76 Laviska Shenault Jr. JAC vs IND
77 Quez Watkins PHI vs DAL
78 Nelson Agholor NE @ MIA
79 Rondale Moore ARI vs SEA
80 Nico Collins HOU vs TEN
81 Nick Westbrook-Ikhine TEN @ HOU
82 Jauan Jennings SF @ LAR
83 DeSean Jackson LV vs LAC
84 Demarcus Robinson KC @ DEN
85 Tre'Quan Smith NO @ ATL
86 Scotty Miller TB vs CAR
87 DeAndre Carter WAS @ NYG
88 Damiere Byrd CHI @ MIN
89 Bryan Edwards LV vs LAC
90 Malik Taylor GB @ DET
91 Olamide Zaccheaus ATL vs NO
92 Jalen Reagor PHI vs DAL
93 Darius Slayton NYG vs WAS
94 Keelan Cole Sr. NYJ @ BUF
95 Kalif Raymond DET vs GB
96 Adam Humphries WAS @ NYG
97 Tavon Austin JAC vs IND
98 Kristian Wilkerson NE @ MIA
99 Ray-Ray McCloud PIT @ BAL
100 Noah Brown DAL @ PHI
101 Zach Pascal IND @ JAC
102 Lil'Jordan Humphrey NO @ ATL
103 Rashard Higgins CLE vs CIN
104 Chris Conley HOU vs TEN
105 D'Wayne Eskridge SEA @ ARI
106 James Washington PIT @ BAL
107 Ashton Dulin IND @ JAC
108 Malik Turner DAL @ PHI
109 Pharoh Cooper NYG vs WAS
110 Curtis Samuel WAS @ NYG
111 Cam Sims WAS @ NYG
112 Demetric Felton CLE vs CIN