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Favorable Week 5 Fantasy Football WR Receiver Match-Ups

Last week, we saw another decent amount of points coming through the air to some wide receivers. Only two receivers scored 20+ in ESPN Standard Scoring leagues last week but we saw a ton of double digit solid performances. The not so fun part is that the points did not come from the usual suspects, for the most part. Tavon Austin lead the way by Vincent Jackson, Allen Hurns and Leonard Hankerson. The point of my little epilogue is this, you don’t need to feel bad when odd receivers named Tavon Austin have the biggest fantasy week, I am sure very few of you were looking at these receivers (excluding Hankerson, you’re welcome). It’s tough to forecast an odd week, it’s like being mad at yourself for folding a 2-7 in poker and then hitting quads. You had no reason to play them yet they came through just this time.

Jeremy Maclin (FD: $6,900 DK: $6,000) VS Chicago

Maclin is finally starting to see the targets and obvious correlation here, his production is growing as well. The Bears have given up the 6th most points to receivers this season and KC has been pretty solid at home. I expect we will see Maclin get touches early and often. 5+ catches in the first half is not out of the question either.

Kendall Wright (FD: $5,900 DK: $5,400 VS Buffalo

I know, I know. Buffalo seems like a daunting match-up. Luckily for us, they’re awful in short yardage situations, where Wright thrives and against WR receivers as a whole, the Bills are the 3rd worst in the NFL in terms of fantasy points. Wright has a score and 90+ yards in two of his three games this season and I think they will need to throw on Sunday to keep up. I like the value here.

Pierre Garcon (FD: $6,200 DK: $5,300) @ Atlanta

Atlanta will win this game IMO, but I don’t think it will be nearly as lopsided as many people think. Garcon will have to get all of the targets due to the ‘Skins being so broken on the receiver front. The targets will have to go somewhere and Garcon should benefit. This game will be a grind and I expect Garcon to benefit.

Arizona Cardinals Receivers @ Detroit

I could have taken the easy way out and just wrote Larry Fitz (FD: $7,400 DK: $6,800) as the name here but there is a decent chance it isn’t him who has the biggest week. John Brown ($5,900;$5,100) and Michael Floyd ($5,000;$3,000) are going to blow up one of these weeks. I would choose between Fitz and Brown in this situation, Fitz has been consistent and Brown brings a big play threat along with some solid play in the slot.

Obvious Names

  • Julio Jones ($9,200;$9,200)
  • Antonio Brown ($8,600;$8,700)
  • Odell Bekham ($9,000;$$9,000)
  • Demaryius Thomas ($8,600;$8,100)
  • Julian Edelman ($7,700;$7,000)

Not So Obvious Names

  • Leonard Hankerson ($6,000;$4,000)
  • Eddie Royal ($5,500;$3,700)
  • Willie Snead ($5,300;$3,000)


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