Fantasy Football: Week 5 WR Rankings

Check out Kevin Hanson's top 75 wide receivers for Week 5 of the 2019 season.
By Kevin Hanson ,

Kevin Hanson joins SI for the 2019 season. His fantasy rankings have placed him in the Top 20 in each of the past two seasons among all the industry experts tracked by FantasyPros.com, and he has been in the Top 25 in six of the past eight years.

Check out more of Kevin’s rankings: QB, RB, TE, flex, DST and kicker.

WR Start of the Week: Cooper Kupp, Los Angeles Rams (at SEA)

Showing no ill effects from last year’s ACL tear, Cooper Kupp has been a must-start through the first quarter of the season.

Against the Buccaneers in Week 4, Kupp had nine catches for 121 yards and a touchdown on a season-high 15 targets. It was Kupp’s third consecutive 100-yard game and he has double-digit targets in three of four games. The exception was a nine-target outing in Week 2.

Kupp ranks fourth in the NFL in receptions (32), second in yards (388) and targets (46) and is one touchdown shy of the group of league leaders tied with four. On the season, only Keenan Allen and Chris Godwin have scored more fantasy points than Kupp.

Given his 26.6% target share, Kupp has an extremely high floor as well as a high ceiling in Los Angeles’ high-powered offense. Kupp is a top-five option for me this week.

WR Sit of the Week: Emmanuel Sanders, Denver Broncos (at LAC)

Not only do the Denver Broncos have one top-15 wide receiver, but they have two. Through the first quarter of the season, both Emmanuel Sanders (WR13) and Courtland Sutton (WR15) have performed as top-15 fantasy wideouts.

Despite an Achilles tear last year, Sanders has essentially picked up where he left off before the injury. Through the first three quarters (Week 13) of the 2019 season, Sanders was a top-20 wide receiver (WR19).

Through the first quarter of the 2019 season, Sanders has had three productive outings in four games, including five catches for a season-high 104 yards last week against the Jaguars. On the season, he now has 23 receptions for 298 yards and two touchdowns.

That’s the good news. The bad news is this week’s matchup against the Chargers and Casey Hayward Jr., one of the best cornerbacks in the league. If you start two receivers and a flex, Sanders, outside my top-30 receivers, would be a sit for Week 5.

Week 5 fantasy football wide receiver rankings (half-PPR scoring):

  • WR1: Julio Jones, ATL @ HOU
  • WR2: DeAndre Hopkins, HOU vs ATL
  • WR3: Keenan Allen, LAC vs DEN
  • WR4: Michael Thomas, NO vs TB
  • WR5: Cooper Kupp, LAR @ SEA
  • WR6: Odell Beckham Jr., CLE @ SF
  • WR7: Chris Godwin, TB @ NO
  • WR8: Amari Cooper, DAL vs GB
  • WR9: Mike Evans, TB @ NO
  • WR10: Tyler Lockett, SEA vs LAR
  • WR11: Sammy Watkins, KC vs IND
  • WR12: Adam Thielen, MIN @ NYG
  • WR13: Larry Fitzgerald, ARI @ CIN
  • WR14: Tyler Boyd, CIN vs ARI
  • WR15: Julian Edelman, NE @ WAS
  • WR16: JuJu Smith-Schuster, PIT vs BAL
  • WR17: Robert Woods, LAR @ SEA
  • WR18: Brandin Cooks, LAR @ SEA
  • WR19: Allen Robinson, CHI @ OAK
  • WR20: Josh Gordon, NE @ WAS
  • WR21: Marquise Brown, BAL @ PIT
  • WR22: Stefon Diggs, MIN @ NYG
  • WR23: Alshon Jeffery, PHI vs NYJ
  • WR24: Sterling Shepard, NYG vs MIN
  • WR25: T.Y. Hilton, IND @ KC
  • WR26: Marquez Valdes-Scantling, GB @ DAL
  • WR27: Jarvis Landry, CLE @ SF
  • WR28: D.J. Moore, CAR vs JAC
  • WR29: Demarcus Robinson, KC vs IND
  • WR30: Courtland Sutton, DEN @ LAC
  • WR31: Curtis Samuel, CAR vs JAC
  • WR32: Emmanuel Sanders, DEN @ LAC
  • WR33: Calvin Ridley, ATL @ HOU
  • WR34: Will Fuller, HOU vs ATL
  • WR35: Tyrell Williams, OAK vs CHI
  • WR36: John Brown, BUF @ TEN
  • WR37: D.J. Chark, JAC @ CAR
  • WR38: Geronimo Allison, GB @ DAL
  • WR39: Mecole Hardman, KC vs IND
  • WR40: D.K. Metcalf, SEA vs LAR
  • WR41: Phillip Dorsett, NE @ WAS
  • WR42: Terry McLaurin, WAS vs NE
  • WR43: Robby Anderson, NYJ @ PHI
  • WR44: Auden Tate, CIN vs ARI
  • WR45: Golden Tate, NYG vs MIN
  • WR46: KeeSean Johnson, ARI @ CIN
  • WR47: Cole Beasley, BUF @ TEN
  • WR48: Mike Williams, LAC vs DEN
  • WR49: A.J. Brown, TEN vs BUF
  • WR50: Corey Davis, TEN vs BUF
  • WR51: Diontae Johnson, PIT vs BAL
  • WR52: Mohamed Sanu, ATL @ HOU
  • WR53: Jamison Crowder, NYJ @ PHI
  • WR54: Deebo Samuel, SF vs CLE
  • WR55: Nelson Agholor, PHI vs NYJ
  • WR56: Dede Westbrook, JAC @ CAR
  • WR57: Marquise Goodwin, SF vs CLE
  • WR58: Randall Cobb, DAL vs GB
  • WR59: Willie Snead, BAL @ PIT
  • WR60: Paul Richardson, WAS vs NE
  • WR61: James Washington, PIT vs BAL
  • WR62: Keke Coutee, HOU vs ATL
  • WR63: Deon Cain, IND @ KC
  • WR64: Ted Ginn, NO vs TB
  • WR65: Trey Quinn, WAS vs NE
  • WR66: Chris Conley, JAC @ CAR
  • WR67: Zach Pascal, IND @ KC
  • WR68: Anthony Miller, CHI @ OAK
  • WR69: Adam Humphries, TEN vs BUF
  • WR70: Devin Smith, DAL vs GB
  • WR71: Chester Rogers, IND @ KC
  • WR72: Dante Pettis, SF vs CLE
  • WR73: DaeSean Hamilton, DEN @ LAC
  • WR74: Miles Boykin, BAL @ PIT
  • WR75: Trent Sherfield, ARI @ CIN

Week 5 fantasy football wide receiver rankings (non-PPR scoring):

  • WR1: Julio Jones, ATL @ HOU
  • WR2: DeAndre Hopkins, HOU vs ATL
  • WR3: Keenan Allen, LAC vs DEN
  • WR4: Odell Beckham Jr., CLE @ SF
  • WR5: Cooper Kupp, LAR @ SEA
  • WR6: Michael Thomas, NO vs TB
  • WR7: Chris Godwin, TB @ NO
  • WR8: Amari Cooper, DAL vs GB
  • WR9: Mike Evans, TB @ NO
  • WR10: Tyler Lockett, SEA vs LAR
  • WR11: Sammy Watkins, KC vs IND 
  • WR12: Adam Thielen, MIN @ NYG 
  • WR13: JuJu Smith-Schuster, PIT vs BAL
  • WR14: Tyler Boyd, CIN vs ARI
  • WR15: Brandin Cooks, LAR @ SEA
  • WR16: Julian Edelman, NE @ WAS
  • WR17: Robert Woods, LAR @ SEA
  • WR18: Larry Fitzgerald, ARI @ CIN
  • WR19: Allen Robinson, CHI @ OAK
  • WR20: Josh Gordon, NE @ WAS
  • WR21: Marquise Brown, BAL @ PIT
  • WR22: Alshon Jeffery, PHI vs NYJ
  • WR23: T.Y. Hilton, IND @ KC
  • WR24: Stefon Diggs, MIN @ NYG
  • WR25: Marquez Valdes-Scantling, GB @ DAL
  • WR26: Sterling Shepard, NYG vs MIN
  • WR27: Demarcus Robinson, KC vs IND
  • WR28: D.J. Moore, CAR vs JAC
  • WR29: Courtland Sutton, DEN @ LAC
  • WR30: Jarvis Landry, CLE @ SF
  • WR31: Curtis Samuel, CAR vs JAC
  • WR32: Will Fuller, HOU vs ATL
  • WR33: Calvin Ridley, ATL @ HOU
  • WR34: Emmanuel Sanders, DEN @ LAC
  • WR35: John Brown, BUF @ TEN
  • WR36: Mecole Hardman, KC vs IND
  • WR37: Tyrell Williams, OAK vs CHI
  • WR38: D.K. Metcalf, SEA vs LAR
  • WR39: Geronimo Allison, GB @ DAL
  • WR40: D.J. Chark, JAC @ CAR
  • WR41: Phillip Dorsett, NE @ WAS
  • WR42: Terry McLaurin, WAS vs NE
  • WR43: Robby Anderson, NYJ @ PHI
  • WR44: Mike Williams, LAC vs DEN
  • WR45: KeeSean Johnson, ARI @ CIN
  • WR46: Auden Tate, CIN vs ARI
  • WR47: A.J. Brown, TEN vs BUF
  • WR48: Corey Davis, TEN vs BUF
  • WR49: Golden Tate, NYG vs MIN
  • WR50: Cole Beasley, BUF @ TEN
  • WR51: Diontae Johnson, PIT vs BAL
  • WR52: Mohamed Sanu, ATL @ HOU
  • WR53: Marquise Goodwin, SF vs CLE
  • WR54: Nelson Agholor, PHI vs NYJ
  • WR55: Jamison Crowder, NYJ @ PHI
  • WR56: Deebo Samuel, SF vs CLE
  • WR57: Dede Westbrook, JAC @ CAR
  • WR58: Paul Richardson, WAS vs NE
  • WR59: James Washington, PIT vs BAL
  • WR60: Randall Cobb, DAL vs GB
  • WR61: Ted Ginn, NO vs TB
  • WR62: Willie Snead, BAL @ PIT
  • WR63: Deon Cain, IND @ KC
  • WR64: Keke Coutee, HOU vs ATL
  • WR65: Chris Conley, JAC @ CAR
  • WR66: Zach Pascal, IND @ KC
  • WR67: Trey Quinn, WAS vs NE
  • WR68: Anthony Miller, CHI @ OAK
  • WR69: Devin Smith, DAL vs GB
  • WR70: Dante Pettis, SF vs CLE
  • WR71: Adam Humphries, TEN vs BUF
  • WR72: Chester Rogers, IND @ KC
  • WR73: Miles Boykin, BAL @ PIT
  • WR74: Trent Sherfield, ARI @ CIN
  • WR75: DaeSean Hamilton, DEN @ LAC

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