Sep 30, 2011; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White (84) catches a pass against the Carolina Panthers during the fourth quarter at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Liles-US PRESSWIRE

Who to Start at Wide Receiver in Fantasy Football-NFL week 5


There’s plenty of depth at wide receiver, but getting consistent production can be an issue for even the most experienced fantasy football owner. With some big names on the shelf this week including our weekly number one, Calvin Johnson, it’s time to dig a little deeper as you make your starting lineups out this week.

Remember, the Steelers and Colts are back after a bye week last week while the Raiders, Cowboys, Lions, and Buccaneers will take this week off. Thanks again to Jeffrey Littrell (JL) and Matthew Tuckness (MT) for joining me (ZT) in these composite rankings. As usual, NR stands for not ranked and counts as 35 for averaging purposes.

Here’s our top 40 Wide Receivers for week 5:

ZT MT JL
1 Andre Johnson Hou at NYJ 2.0 1 4 1
2 Roddy White Atl at Was 2.7 4 1 3
3 A.J. Green Cin Mia 3.3 6 2 2
4 Larry Fitzgerald Ari at Stl 4.0 2 6 4
5 Victor Cruz NYG Cle 6.0 7 3 8
6 Brandon Marshall Chi at Jac 8.3 5 14 6
Mike Wallace Pit Phi 8.3 9 11 5
8 Percy Harvin Min Ten 9.0 3 15 9
9 Julio Jones Atl at Was 11.7 10 10 15
Torrey Smith Bal at KC 11.7 11 12 12
Dwayne Bowe KC Bal 11.7 16 9 10
12 Steve Smith Car Sea 12.3 15 8 14
13 Wes Welker NE Den 14.3 12 18 13
14 Marques Colston NO SD 15.0 8 30 7
15 Demaryius Thomas Den at NE 16.7 20 13 17
16 DeSean Jackson Phi at Pit 17.7 21 16 16
17 Reggie Wayne Ind GB 20.0 18 20 22
Brandon Lloyd NE Den 20.0 22 17 21
19 Stevie Johnson Buf at SF 22.0 25 23 18
20 Eric Decker Den at NE 24.0 13 32 27
21 Antonio Brown Pit Phi 26.0 23 22 33
Lance Moore NO SD 26.0 26 21 31
23 Greg Jennings GB at Ind 26.7 30 5 45
24 Jordy Nelson GB at Ind 27.0 17 45 19
Michael Crabtree SF Buf 27.0 32 25 24
26 Anquan Boldin Bal at KC 27.3 28 31 23
27 Brian Hartline Mia at Cin 28.0 14 45 25
28 Jeremy Maclin Phi at Pit 28.7 38 19 29
29 Malcom Floyd SD at NO 29.7 45 24 20
30 James Jones GB at Ind 32.0 40 45 11
31 Andre Roberts Ari at Stl 32.3 24 45 28
32 Sidney Rice Sea at Car 32.7 31 28 39
33 Pierre Garcon Was Atl 33.0 19 45 35
Robert Meachem SD at NO 33.0 27 27 45
35 Kenny Britt Ten at Min 33.3 29 26 45
36 Nate Washington Ten at Min 33.7 33 36 32
37 Justin Blackmon Jac Chi 35.7 35 35 37
38 Danny Amendola STL Ari 36.0 37 45 26
39 Randall Cobb GB at Ind 37.3 45 29 38
40 Davone Bess Mia at Cin 39.3 39 45 34

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