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Wide Receiver Rankings for Week 5 Fantasy Football

Deebo Samuel finds himself in yet another smash spot this week vs the Cardinals. Full wide receiver rankings for 2021 Week 5 fantasy football.

Week 5 fantasy football is here and so it’s time to take a look at wide receiver rankings for the weekend.

Last week I had no idea where to rank Allen Robinson and he ultimately did just what I thought he would which was nothing. Sigh. This week now that I’ve got him ranked so low, he’s definitely going to do something. Double sigh. Also, shoutout to Jakobi Meyers for finishing WR25 vs the Buccaneers, exactly where I ranked him.

Without further ado, here are my .5PPR wide receiver rankings for 2021 Week 5. I’ve also got for you my top streaming option this week along with my favorite DFS play (price via FanDuel).

Make sure to check back here throughout the week as I will be making sure to update them as quickly as possible with any new information. As always, if you have specific rankings or starts & sits questions, hit me up on Twitter @petemrogers.

Stream of the Week: DeVante Parker vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers

It hasn’t been flashy, but Parker has been a reliable WR3 in .5PPR so far this year. He’s quietly had at least 7 targets, 4 catches, and 40 yards in every game this season. Last week against the Colts was by far Parker’s best game of the year. The wideout caught 4-of-9 targets for 77 yards and a touchdown.

Parker gets to build upon that good week against a Buccaneers’ secondary that’s both banged up and surrendering the most PPR points to receivers this year. I’ve got him ranked within my top 40 this week and at 53% rostered in Sleeper leagues, he’s a great stream if you need a reliable fantasy receiver this week.

DFS Play of the Week: Laviska Shenault ($5,800) vs Tennessee Titans

I thought about putting Marvin Jones Jr. here but his salary is almost a thousand dollars more than Shenault’s. It’s been a slow start to the year for Shenault but his production last week against the Bengals was encouraging. With DJ Chark sidelined early in that game, Shenault became Trevor Lawrence’s go-to target downfield. He finished with 99 yards on 6 catches.

Against a Titans’ defense that’s giving up the most yards and touchdowns to wide receivers, Shenault has a good chance at returning WR2 upside at a discount price.

Week 5 Wide Receiver Rankings
RankPlayerTeamOpp
1Davante AdamsGB@ CIN
2Tyreek HillKCvs BUF
3Stefon DiggsBUF@ KC
4Cooper KuppLAR@ SEA
5D.J. MooreCARvs PHI
6Deebo SamuelSF@ ARI
7Justin JeffersonMINvs DET
8Terry McLaurinWASvs NO
9DeAndre HopkinsARIvs SF
10Amari CooperDALvs NYG
11Adam ThielenMINvs DET
12Ja'Marr ChaseCINvs GB
13Keenan AllenLACvs CLE
14Chris GodwinTBvs MIA
15CeeDee LambDALvs NYG
16Tyler LockettSEAvs LAR
17A.J. BrownTEN@ JAC
18D.K. MetcalfSEAvs LAR
19Diontae JohnsonPITvs DEN
20Corey DavisNYJ@ ATL
21Mike WilliamsLACvs CLE
22Marquise BrownBALvs IND
23Marvin Jones Jr.JACvs TEN
24Cordarrelle PattersonATLvs NYJ
25Tyler BoydCINvs GB
26Antonio BrownTBvs MIA
27DeVonta SmithPHI@ CAR
28Tee HigginsCINvs GB
29Mike EvansTBvs MIA
30Courtland SuttonDEN@ PIT
31Robert WoodsLAR@ SEA
32Jakobi MeyersNE@ HOU
33Brandin CooksHOUvs NE
34Laviska Shenault Jr.JACvs TEN
35Emmanuel SandersBUF@ KC
36Jamison CrowderNYJ@ ATL
37Odell Beckham Jr.CLE@ LAC
38DeVante ParkerMIA@ TB
39Kenny GolladayNYG@ DAL
40Jaylen WaddleMIA@ TB
41Robby AndersonCARvs PHI
42Hunter RenfrowLVvs CHI
43Michael Pittman Jr.IND@ BAL
45Henry Ruggs IIILVvs CHI
46Allen Robinson IICHI@ LV
47Tim PatrickDEN@ PIT
48Cole BeasleyBUF@ KC
49Darnell MooneyCHI@ LV
50A.J. GreenARIvs SF
51Brandon AiyukSF@ ARI
52Kadarius ToneyNYG@ DAL
53Christian KirkARIvs SF
54Marquez CallawayNO@ WAS
55Van JeffersonLAR@ SEA
56Rondale MooreARIvs SF
57JuJu Smith-SchusterPITvs DEN
58Nelson AgholorNE@ HOU
59K.J. OsbornMINvs DET
60Curtis SamuelWASvs NO
61Randall CobbGB@ CIN