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Wide receiver rankings for XFL Week 5

We take you through some of the best wide receiver going into Week 5 of the XFL for fantasy football.

Daniel Williams #81 of the Tampa Bay Vipers lines up for play in the third quarter against the Seattle Dragons during their game at CenturyLink Field on February 15, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images

With great sadness, we are now reporting that Cam Phillips is human! After totaling seven touchdowns in three games along with 324 yards, Phillips was held to one reception for nine yards against the Renegades. Slot receiver Nick Holley ended up being the most productive receiver while Khalil Lewis saw the most targets. With four receivers running routes on every play, there will be some variance on who gets the ball, but Phillips should remain the go-to receiver and this week faces a Dragons team that has allowed the worst catch percentage and the second most yards per attempt on the season.

Tre McBride has now played two games and topped 100 yards in each and totaled three touchdown receptions. In his first game, McBride only saw 16 snaps on his way to a big game, as he was coming off an injury but last week he saw a full complement of work and is entrenched as a top receiver for the Wildcats now. We don’t have a good timeline on Nelson Spruce’s return, but McBride has won enough work to be a strong start even if he returns this week.

It’s been sad to see such talented receivers in DC turned into has beens with Cardale Jones melting down the last two weeks. They do return home this week after two awful road games, so there is some hope, but I would love to see Jones get back on track before relying on Eli Rogers, Rashad Ross or DeAndre Thompkins.

The loss of Landry Jones knocks Donald Parham down a little bit, but he’s been playing too well to give up on. I expect Philip Nelson will at least look to get him the ball. They also get a good matchup against the Guardians, who have given up the highest passer rating in the league and are tied for the most passing touchdowns and fewest interceptions.

Dan Williams has stepped up for the Vipers and it looks like this team has finally figured a few things out offensively. Williams is the lead receiver and near the top in targets, giving him ample opportunities and they will likely need to throw much more this week against a Wildcats offense that should be strong at home.

Wide receiver rankings for XFL Week 5

RK Player Tm Opp DK PPG
RK Player Tm Opp DK PPG
1 Tre McBride LA TB 9700 30.3
2 Cam Phillips HOU SEA 11500 24.82
3 De'Mornay Pierson-El STL at DC 9200 14.02
4 Dan Williams TB at LA 8500 13.55
5 Donald Parham DAL NY 9500 19.08
6 Nick Holley HOU SEA 7100 11.42
7 Kahlil Lewis HOU SEA 8900 11.98
8 Eli Rogers DC STL 8200 8.55
9 Flynn Nagel DAL NY 7400 11.28
10 Austin Proehl SEA at HOU 8000 12.05
11 Jordan Smallwood LA TB 6200 9.75
12 Jalen Tolliver TB at LA 5700 10.6
13 Rashad Ross DC STL 7800 8.52
14 Colby Pearson NY at DAL 6000 7.45
15 Mekale McKay NY at DAL 6800 6.68
16 L'Damian Washington STL at DC 6600 8.95
17 Keenan Reynolds SEA at HOU 6500 8.08
18 Jeff Badet DAL NY 7700 5.6
19 Alonzo Russell STL at DC 5100 8.35
20 Reece Horn TB at LA 5300 8.25
21 Deandre Thompkins DC STL 4900 8.17
22 DeAndre Goolsby TB at LA 3500 6.2
23 Saeed Blacknall LA TB 3600 5.6
24 Brandon Barnes LA TB 4500 4.92
25 Brandon Reilly STL at DC 3700 5.1
26 Jake Powell NY at DAL 3900 5.05
27 Marcus Lucas STL at DC 4400 5.05
28 Sam Mobley HOU SEA 3800 5.55
29 Keith Mumphery STL at DC 4300 4.05
30 Sammie Coates HOU SEA 5500 3.02
31 Jazz Ferguson DAL NY 4200 3.97
32 Levonte Whitfield LA TB 4000 4.5
33 Joe Horn NY at DAL 4000 2.9
34 Malachi Dupre DC STL 3900 1.87
35 Adonis Jennings LA TB 3500 4.05
36 Austin Duke NY at DAL 3300 3.9
37 Seantavius Jones TB at LA 3800 2.2
38 Sean Price DAL NY 3700 3.67
39 Ryheem Malone HOU SEA 3700 2.92
40 Armanti Edwards DAL NY 3600 0
41 Khari Lee DC STL 3600 4.68
42 Josh Crockett DAL NY 3500 3.43
43 EJ Bibbs NY at DAL 3400 3.33
44 Evan Rodriguez SEA at HOU 3400 4.23
45 Alonzo Moore SEA at HOU 3300 3.5
46 Derrick Hayward DC STL 3200 3.8
47 Ryan Davis TB at LA 3200 2.6
48 Blake Jackson HOU SEA 3100 4.53
49 Tanner Gentry NY at DAL 3000 0