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Fantasy Wide Receiver and Tight End Power Rankings: Week 5

Full-Season Rankings to Help Manage Your Fantasy Football Team

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Each week, I rank each fantasy football position (Quarterback, Running Back, and Wide Receiver & Tight End) as if you were drafting today. This approach looks at actual statistics earned through games played, as well as preseason expectations and future game's projections. I have found that there are plenty of weekly projections to help determine starters for any given week. And there are multitudes of fantasy cheat sheets, average draft position lists, and player rankings to help you with your drafts prior to the season. But there is not much help in determining which players to keep, trade for, or pickup as the season goes. So, this list (sort of an in-season fantasy cheat sheet) will help you with all of your roster decisions for trades, free agency, and waivers. Simply stated, try to get the highest ranked player and keep for the remaining fantasy season. The higher the ranking, the higher the expected fantasy performance.

Fantasy Wide Receiver Power Rankings - Week 5:

Fantasy points are based on standard Yahoo! fantasy football league scoring rules.

1) Calvin Johnson - Detroit Lions:

Previous Rank: #1

Fantasy points: 48.30

423 yards receiving, 1 TD.

2) A.J. Green - Cincinnati Bengals:

Previous Rank: #4

Fantasy points: 61.90

428 yards receiving, 3 TDs, 11 yards rushing.

3) Victor Cruz - New York Giants:

Previous Rank: #3

Fantasy points: 50.80

388 yards receiving, 2 TDs.

4) Roddy White - Atlanta Falcons:

Previous Rank: #6

Fantasy points: 59.30

413 yards receiving, 3 TDs.

5) Percy Harvin - Minnesota Vikings:

Previous Rank: #7

Fantasy points: 41.30

299 yards receiving, 0 TDs, 54 yards rushing, 1 return TD.

6) Andre Johnson - Houston Texans:

Previous Rank: #5

Fantasy points: 38.80

268 yards receiving, 2 TDs.

7) Brandon Marshall - Chicago Bears:

Previous Rank: #8

Fantasy points: 47.20

352 yards receiving, 2 TDs.

8) Julio Jones - Atlanta Falcons:

Previous Rank: #2

Fantasy points: 40.00

219 yards receiving, 3 TDs, 1 yard rushing

9) Mike Wallace - Pittsburgh Steelers:

Previous Rank: #10 (only played 3 games)

Fantasy points: 41.50

234 yards receiving, 3 TDs, 1 yard rushing.

10) Larry Fitzgerald - Arizona Cardinals:

Previous Rank: #9

Fantasy points: 36.50

245 yards receiving, 2 TDs.

11) Dwayne Bowe - Kansas City Chiefs:

Previous Rank: #15

Fantasy points: 52.20

342 yards receiving, 3 TDs.

12) Wes Welker - New England Patriots:

Previous Rank: #13

Fantasy points: 36.00

380 yards receiving, 0 TDs, 1 Fumble.

13) Steve Smith - Carolina Panthers:

Previous Rank: #11

Fantasy points: 33.80

348 yards receiving, 0 TDs, 10 yards rushing, 1 Fumble.

14) Reggie Wayne - Indianapolis Colts:

Previous Rank: #14 (only 3 games played)

Fantasy points: 35.40

294 yards receiving, 1 TD.

15) Hakeem Nicks - New York Giants:

Previous Rank: #12 (currently injured)

Fantasy points: 29.70

237 yards receiving, 1 TD.

Wide Receiving Rankings #16 - #25 (with previous rank in parentheses):

16) Miles Austin - Dallas Cowboys (#17)

17) Demaryius Thomas - Denver Broncos (#18)

18) Torrey Smith - Baltimore Ravens (#25)

19) Vincent Jackson - Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NR)

20) DeSean Jackson - Philadelphia Eagles (NR)

21) Stevie Johnson - Buffalo Bills (#16)

22) Danny Amendola - St. Louis Rams (#24)

23) Jordy Nelson - Green Bay Packers (#19)

24) Marques Colston - New Orleans Saints (NR)

25) Brian Hartline - Miami Dolphins (NR)

Fantasy Tight End Power Rankings - Week 5:

Fantasy points are based on standard Yahoo! fantasy football league scoring rules.

1) Jimmy Graham - New Orleans Saints:

Previous Rank: #1

Fantasy points: 42.80

248 yards receiving, 3 TDs.

2) Rob Gronkowski - New England Patriots:

Previous Rank: #2

Fantasy points: 42.00

260 yards receiving, 3 TDs, 1 fumble.

3) Vernon Davis - San Francisco 49ers:

Previous Rank: #3

Fantasy points: 43.70

197 yards receiving, 4 TDs.

4) Tony Gonzalez - Atlanta Falcons:

Previous Rank: #4

Fantasy points: 44.50

265 yards receiving, 3 TDs.

5) Martellus Bennett - New York Giants:

Previous Rank: #5

Fantasy points: 36.70

187 yards receiving, 3 TDs.

6) Brandon Pettigrew - Detroit Lions:

Previous Rank: #6

Fantasy points: 26.30

223 yards receiving, 1 TD.

7) Brent Celek - Philadelphia Eagles:

Previous Rank: #10

Fantasy points: 31.50

315 yards receiving, 0 TDs.

8) Owen Daniels - Houston Texans:

Previous Rank: NR

Fantasy points: 35.20

232 yards receiving, 2 TDs.

9) Aaron Hernandez - New England Patriots:

Previous Rank: NR (currently injured)

Fantasy points: 12.40

59 yards receiving, 1 TD, 5 yards rushing.

10) Greg Olsen - Carolina Panthers:

Previous Rank: NR

Fantasy points: 31.60

256 yards receiving, 1 TD.

Please make sure to watch for this list every week. Use it to guide your team through setting starting lineups, making trades, and picking up players through free agency and waivers. Other articles ranking the quarterback and running back positions are also available each week and can be found by clicking on my name at the top of the article and accessing my Yahoo! profile. Also, please feel free to read my many other fantasy football articles found there as well. Good luck with your fantasy team!

Brian Music is one of five inaugural inductees to the 2011 Toyota Legends of Fantasy Football Hall of Fame on Yahoo! Sports. He has participated in fantasy football for 23 years and began playing Yahoo! fantasy football league in 2001, winning trophies in 17 of the 25 leagues that he has played.

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