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Calvin Ridley will not be making the trip across the pond to face the New York Jets, which puts his Fantasy managers in a tough spot. Unlike running back, when a receiver goes down, it's not generally a backup on his team that replaces him on a Fantasy roster. 

That's not to say I don't think Olamide Zaccheaus has upside against the Jets. He does, but he also projects as my No. 48 wide receiver. In deeper leagues, that might be the best you can do. But a trio of my top-36 wide receivers for Week 5 are still available in at least 40% of leagues. Let's target them first.

Hunter Renfrow ranks the highest of the three as a borderline top-25 receiver. Renfrow has at least 10.7 PPR Fantasy points in every game this season and the Bears have been pretty bad against slot wide receivers.

Speaking of slot wide receivers, Jamison Crowder is playing Ridley's Falcons in Week 5 and just saw nine targets in his first game back with the Jets. While that's just a one game sample, Braxton Berrios had 18 targets the first two weeks of the season in the same role.

While both Renfroe and Crowder are short area PPR specialists, DeVante Parker may have the highest upside of them all. Parker faces a Buccaneers defense that has all kinds of injuries and has surrendered a ton of huge games to wide receivers.

If all of these guys are rostered in your league, Zaccheaus may be your best bet. Though I do have a few more options below.

Here is the rest of the Week 5 WR Preview:

Week 5 WR Preview
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Who's Out

The following players are not being projected to play Week 5 at this time. Here's what it means:

TEN Tennessee • #2
Age: 32 • Experience: 11 year
Josh Reynolds is interesting if Julio Jones and A.J. Brown miss another week.
PIT Pittsburgh • #11
Age: 23 • Experience: Rookie
Diontae Johnson and Najee Harris are the only Steelers worth starting.
MIA Miami • #3
Age: 27 • Experience: 6 yrs.
Target share should be safe for Devante Parker, Jaylen Waddle, and Mike Gesicki.
JAC Jacksonville • #17
Age: 25 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Laviska Shenault and Marvin Jones should dominate targets for the Jaguars.
ATL Atlanta • #18
Age: 27 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Zaccheaus should be the biggest winner at receiver, but we expect more targets for the running backs and tight ends
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Numbers to Know
  • 22.5 -- Pass attempts per game for the Saints. Hopefully that increases when Michael Thomas returns. 
  • 32.3 -- Receiving yards per game for JuJu Smith-Schuster. In non-PPR leagues he may just be droppable.
  • 37.1% -- Brandin Cooks still leads the NFL in target share, but he has another tough matchup in Week 5.
  • 163 -- Jakobi Meyers has now gone 163 targets without a touchdown. That's the only reason we aren't more excited about him as a No. 3 receiver.
  • 14.6 -- Laviska Shenault's air yards ballooned to 14.6 without D.J. Chark in Week 4. This type of usage could turn Shenault into a must-start receiver.
  • 32 -- Michael Pittman has 32 targets over his past three games. He's one of my favorite buy-low options right now.
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Matchups that matter
Matchups that matter
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LAR L.A. Rams • #2
Age: 29 • Experience: 9 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ SEA LAR -1.5 O/U 54.5
OPP VS WR
22nd
PROJ PTS
14.3
WR RNK
26th
YTD Stats
REC
15
TAR
25
REYDS
172
TD
2
FPTS/G
11.5
NYJ N.Y. Jets • #82
Age: 28 • Experience: 7 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ ATL ATL -3.5 O/U 46
OPP VS WR
24th
PROJ PTS
9.6
WR RNK
40th
YTD Stats
REC
7
TAR
9
REYDS
61
TD
1
FPTS/G
19.1
PHI Philadelphia • #6
Age: 23 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ CAR CAR -4 O/U 45
OPP VS WR
5th
PROJ PTS
11.3
WR RNK
36th
YTD Stats
REC
18
TAR
31
REYDS
237
TD
1
FPTS/G
11.9
DET Detroit • #8
Age: 26 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ JAC TEN -4 O/U 48.5
OPP VS WR
23rd
PROJ PTS
5.2
WR RNK
NR
YTD Stats
REC
6
TAR
9
REYDS
59
TD
0
FPTS/G
6
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Waiver Wire Targets
Week 5 Waivers
LV Las Vegas • #13
Age: 26 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs CHI LV -5.5 O/U 44
OPP VS WR
27th
WR RNK
35th
ROSTERED
56%
YTD Stats
REC
22
TAR
30
REYDS
249
TD
2
FPTS/G
14.7
Renfrow is a much better add in PPR and he's more of a floor play than a ceiling play, but it's not like he doesn't have any ceiling. You should expect 10-plus points from catches and yards each week and consider the touchdowns a bonus.
NYJ N.Y. Jets • #82
Age: 28 • Experience: 7 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ ATL ATL -3 O/U 46
OPP VS WR
24th
WR RNK
33rd
ROSTERED
52%
YTD Stats
REC
7
TAR
9
REYDS
61
TD
1
FPTS/G
19.1
Crowder slides right into the role he had last year, and the role Braxton Berrios held down for the early part of this year. His profile is similar to Renfrow's, though I'd expect the Jets to have a less prolific offense. There's also some long-term risk that Elijah Moore takes targets away.
MIA Miami • #11
Age: 28 • Experience: 7 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ TB TB -10 O/U 48
OPP VS WR
32nd
WR RNK
42nd
ROSTERED
60%
YTD Stats
REC
17
TAR
32
REYDS
242
TD
1
FPTS/G
11.8
Parker is much more likely to make your day in one play than Renfrow or Crowder.
ATL Atlanta • #17
Age: 24 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs NYJ ATL -3 O/U 46
OPP VS WR
3rd
WR RNK
48th
Zaccheaus should be available just about everywhere, and should see at least six or seven targets.
DET Detroit • #8
Age: 26 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ JAC TEN -4.5 O/U 48.5
OPP VS WR
23rd
WR RNK
NR
ROSTERED
Reynolds has a great matchup with Jacksonville if both A.J. Brown and Julio Jones remain out.
Stashes
KC Kansas City • #19
Age: 30 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Gordon is drawing rave reviews at practice and has already been promoted to the active roster. You can't start him in Week 5, but he may flash in prime time, and you'll be glad you have him on a roster if he does.
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DFS Plays
Top Play
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PIT Pittsburgh • #18
Age: 25 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs DEN PIT -1 O/U 40
OPP VS WR
16th
PROJ PTS
14.8
WR RNK
7th
YTD Stats
REC
23
TAR
35
REYDS
233
TD
2
FPTS/G
19.4
As bad as this offense has been, it still runs through Najee Harris and Diontae Johnson. Johnson is a No. 1 receiver priced like a low-end No. 2.
Contrarian Play
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HOU Houston • #13
Age: 28 • Experience: 7 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs NE NE -9.5 O/U 39.5
OPP VS WR
5th
PROJ PTS
14.3
WR RNK
20th
YTD Stats
REC
28
TAR
39
REYDS
369
TD
1
FPTS/G
17.9
Bill Belichick against a rookie quarterback is rightfully going to scare people away from the Texans. And in cash games I would avoid them as well. But Davis Mills is locked on Brandin Cooks, and I expect he'll keep slinging it into coverage. That type of volume for a talented player at a low roster rate is exactly what we're looking for in a contrarian play. Bonus: It's a revenge game.
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Heath's Projections

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