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Fantasy Football: Week 5 WR rankings

October 5, 2018

Only the New Orleans Saints and Pittsburgh Steelers have surrendered more yards to opposing wide receivers than the Philadelphia Eagles’ 836. Throw in the Atlanta Falcons and Los Angeles Chargers, and you’ve found every defense that’s allowed more touchdowns to the position than the six ceded by the reigning champs.

There’s been plenty of discussion about Philly’s next opponent, the Minnesota Vikings’ surprisingly susceptible pass ‘D.’ But Jim Schwartz’s group is having its share of issues, too. The Titans’ Corey Davis-Marcus Mariota connection combined for 9-161-1 receiving, including the OT dagger, vs. Philly Sunday. With Minnesota having an even harder time running the football than Tennessee, its chances of spurring an upset at Lincoln Financial Field could hinge on Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs again delivering huge performances — which feels more likely than the Vikings’ pass ‘D’ suddenly steadying.

Thielen was limited by the Eagles and then-slot CB Patrick Robinson to 28 receiving yards on three catches in the NFC title game in January, while Diggs finished with 8-70. In addition to no longer having Robinson, the Eagles will be without S Rodney McLeod, whose absence loomed large in Week 4, when backups Corey Graham and Avonte Maddox were exposed over the middle.

Thielen and Diggs, WR4 and WR14 respectively through four weeks, already have been great, including last Thursday in the shootout loss in L.A. On the opposite coast, they might have to do even more to help pull Minnesota off the mat. We’re not predicting an upset, but we expect this pair to again do its part.

1. Michael Thomas, Saints vs. Washington

2. Antonio Brown, Steelers vs. Falcons

3. Julio Jones, Falcons at Steelers

4. JuJu Smith-Schuster, Steelers vs. Falcons

5. DeAndre Hopkins, Texans vs. Cowboys

6. A.J. Green, Bengals vs. Dolphins

7. Brandin Cooks, Rams at Seahawks

8. ​Calvin Ridley, Falcons at Steelers

9. Keenan Allen, Chargers vs. Raiders

​10. Odell Beckham, Giants at Panthers

11. Adam Thielen, Vikings at Eagles

12. Stefon Diggs, Vikings at Eagles

13. Will Fuller*, Texans vs. Cowboys

14. Robert Woods, Rams at Seahawks

15. Cooper Kupp, Rams at Seahawks

16. Davante Adams*, Packers at Lions

17. Golden Tate, Lions vs. Packers

18. Tyreek Hill, Chiefs vs. Jaguars

19. Jarvis Landry, Browns vs. Ravens

20. John Brown, Ravens at Browns

21. Corey Davis, Titans at Bills

22. Amari Cooper, Raiders at Chargers

23. Kenny Golladay, Lions vs. Packers

24. Keelan Cole, Jaguars at Chiefs

25. Julian Edelman, Patriots vs. Colts

26. Dede Westbrook, Jaguars at Chiefs

27. Tyler Boyd, Bengals vs. Dolphins

28. Devin Funchess, Panthers at Giants

29. Doug Baldwin, Seahawks vs. Rams

30. Alshon Jeffery, Eagles vs. Vikings

31. Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals at 49ers

32. Michael Crabtree, Ravens at Browns

33. Sammy Watkins, Chiefs vs. Jaguars

34. Marvin Jones, Lions vs. Packers

35. Nelson Agholor, Eagles vs. Vikings

36. Sterling Shepard, Giants at Panthers

37. Emmanuel Sanders, Broncos at Jets

38. Quincy Enunwa, Jets vs. Broncos

39. Chris Hogan, Patriots vs. Colts

40. Mike Williams, Chargers vs. Raiders

41. Ryan Grant, Colts at Patriots

42. Chester Rogers, Colts at Patriots

43. Jamison Crowder, Washington at Saints

44. Ted Ginn, Saints vs. Washington

45. Donte Moncrief, Jaguars at Chiefs

46. Antonio Callaway, Browns vs. Ravens

47. Demaryius Thomas, Broncos at Jets

48. Josh Gordon, Patriots vs. Colts

49. Tyrell Williams, Chargers vs. Raiders

50. Keke Coutee, Texans at Cowboys

51. Mohamed Sanu, Falcons at Steelers

52. Kenny Stills, Dolphins at Bengals

53. Tyler Lockett, Seahawks vs. Rams

54. Taywan Taylor, Titans at Bills

55. Christian Kirk, Cardinals at 49ers

56. Kelvin Benjamin, Bills vs. Titans

57. Albert Wilson, Dolphins at Bengals

58. D.J. Moore, Panthers vs. Giants

59. Martavis Bryant, Raiders at Chargers

60. Marquez Scantling-Valdes, Packers at Lions

Not listed: Randall Cobb, Geronimo Allison

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