2010 Fantasy Football WR Rankings – Week 5

Oct 5, 2010

Here’s my Week 5 wide receiver rankings. Keep in mind that Miami, New England, Pittsburgh, and Seattle are on bye.


1. Andre Johnson vs. New York Giants
2. Reggie Wayne vs. Kansas City
3. Roddy White vs. Cleveland
4. Miles Austin vs. Tennessee
5. Calvin Johnson vs. St. Louis
6. Hakeem Nicks @ Houston
7. Marques Colston @ Arizona
8. Austin Collie vs. Kansas City
9. Anquan Boldin  vs. Denver
10. Chad Ochocinco vs. Atlanta
11. DeSean Jackson @ San Francisco
12. Larry Fitzgerald  vs. New Orleans
13. Terrell Owens vs. Atlanta
14. Mark Clayton @ Detroit
15. Randy Moss @ New York Jets
16. Donald Driver @ Washington
17. Brandon Lloyd @ Baltimore
18. Greg Jennings @ Washington
19. Kevin Walter vs. New York Giants
20. Malcom Floyd @ Oakland
21. Louis Murphy vs. San Diego
22. Steve Smith (NYG) @ Houston
23. Jeremy Maclin @ San Francisco
24. Braylon Edwards vs. Minnesota
25. Eddie Royal @ Baltimore
26. Johnny Knox @ Carolina
27. Santana Moss vs. Green Bay
28. Michael Crabtree vs. Philadelphia
29. Percy Harvin @ New York Jets
30. Mario Manningham @ Houston
31. Lance Moore @ Arizona
32. Legedu Naanee @ Oakland
33. Mike Sims-Walker vs. Buffalo
34. Dwayne Bowe @ Indianapolis
35. Steve Johnson @ Jacksonville
36. Kenny Britt @ Dallas
37. Danny Amendola vs. Detroit
38. Roy Williams vs. Tennessee
39. Devin Hester @ Carolina
40. Dez Bryant vs. Tennessee

Inside the numbers:

  • Andre Johnson took last week off to get healthy. That should pay major dividends against the Giants.
  • Austin Collie leads all WRs with 5 TDs. He’s the only one to have a score each week.
  • DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin slid down the rankings with Kevin Kolb in as the starter. Until he proves he can get the ball to his WRs, their value takes a hit.
  • Brandon Lloyd is just two yards shy of Reggie Wayne for the league high. Denver’s number one passing offense faces Baltimore’s number one passing defense. Something has to give.
  • Greg Jennings is tied for the team lead with Donald Driver and Jermichael Finley with 26 targets, but only has 12 catches.  Driver has become the safer play.
  • Lance Moore has three TDs in the past two weeks.
  • Steve Johnson has a TD in his last two games and is facing Jacksonville who has allowed the most passing TDs (9) on the year.
  • With Jay Cutler out I downgraded Johnny Knox and Devin Hester.


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10 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Alex
    October 6th, 2010 at 4:48 pm #

    PPR League

    I’m really confused on what to do here. I have Randy Moss and Percy Harvin. My other receivers are Colston and Fitzgerald. I have to play 3 this week. Should I try and trade Moss, or Harvin?
    Also, would you trade Fitzgerald and Colston for Andre Johnson?


  2. LestersLegends
    October 6th, 2010 at 6:54 pm #

    Fitz and Colston seem like a lot for AJ. I like the depth. I’d only move one if you needed help elsewhere. It’s nice having four quality WRs though.

    I’d probably sit out Harvin this week.

  3. Rudy
    October 7th, 2010 at 10:14 am #

    Do you truly believe that “21. Louis Murphy vs. San Diego” will play well after the horrible game he had VS Houston? Why?

  4. LestersLegends
    October 7th, 2010 at 10:42 am #

    I just think he’ll bounce back. He had big games against St. Louis and Arizona, and the Raiders will be playing from behind meaning they will have to chuck it a ton.

  5. Rudy
    October 7th, 2010 at 10:47 am #

    Thanks for the feed back. I’m new to this website and really like the set up and straight forward information.

  6. LestersLegends
    October 7th, 2010 at 12:11 pm #

    Thanks. Your question is a valid one. I can certainly see the cause for concern based on last week’s results against a horrible pass defense. It’s a gut opinion, but feel free to trust your instincts.

  7. Wally
    October 7th, 2010 at 2:43 pm #

    You have the following rankings above as you know…

    22. Steve Smith (NYG) @ Houston
    23. Jeremy Maclin @ San Francisco

    I need to pick from one of these 2 for my last WR spot, Kevin Kolb has not been throwing the ball to well but Steve Smith has not been paying off in the short-run. Who would you choose?

    Thank you for your insight ahead of time

  8. LestersLegends
    October 7th, 2010 at 2:50 pm #

    Obviously it’s a coin toss given their rankings. I would lean towards Smith because Houston has been terrible against the pass. Kolb has struggled to get the ball to his WRs. If McCoy is out, it could be even worse. I think Celek gets a lot of looks and they try to get Jackson involved. Maclin could be odd man out.

  9. Rudy
    October 8th, 2010 at 9:48 am #

    What do you think about Laurent Robinson (WR, St Louis) coming back after a foot injury, I understand he was quite a threat when he was healthy. Do you think he’ll get more targets than Mark Clayton?

  10. LestersLegends
    October 8th, 2010 at 10:08 am #

    I don’t think so. Clayton and Bradford have gelled and the rookie will go to his comfort guys.

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