Week Five WR rankings

Pat Fitzmaurice
Pro Football Weekly
Week Five WR rankings

Updated Saturday, Oct. 6 at 11:30 a.m. ET

Byes: Dallas, Detroit, Oakland, Tampa Bay

Here are PFW's Week Five WR rankings:

  1. A.J. Green, Bengals vs. Dolphins
  2. Victor Cruz, Giants vs. Browns
  3. Roddy White, Falcons at Redskins
  4. Julio Jones, Falcons at Redskins
  5. Brandon Marshall, Bears at Jaguars
  6. Andre Johnson, Texans at Jets
  7. Percy Harvin, Vikings vs. Titans
  8. Wes Welker, Patriots vs. Broncos
  9. Reggie Wayne, Colts vs. Packers
  10. Jordy Nelson, Packers at Colts
  11. Mike Wallace, Steelers vs. Eagles
  12. Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals at Rams
  13. Marques Colston, Saints vs. Chargers
  14. Steve Smith, Panthers vs. Seahawks
  15. Dwayne Bowe, Chiefs vs. Ravens
  16. Antonio Brown, Steelers vs. Eagles
  17. Demaryius Thomas, Broncos at Patriots
  18. Brandon Lloyd, Patriots vs. Broncos
  19. Torrey Smith, Ravens at Chiefs           
  20. Pierre Garcon, Redskins vs. Falcons
  21. Stevie Johnson, Bills at 49ers
  22. Eric Decker, Broncos at Patriots
  23. DeSean Jackson, Eagles at Steelers
  24. Brian Hartline, Dolphins at Bengals
  25. Danny Amendola, Rams vs. Cardinals
  26. James Jones, Packers at Colts
  27. Anquan Boldin, Ravens at Chiefs
  28. Malcom Floyd, Chargers at Saints
  29. Michael Crabtree, 49ers vs. Bills
  30. Jeremy Maclin, Eagles at Steelers
  31. Kendall Wright, Titans at Vikings
  32. Jerome Simpson, Vikings vs. Titans
  33. Nate Washington, Titans at Vikings
  34. Mario Manningham, 49ers vs. Bills
  35. Randall Cobb, Packers at Colts
  36. Andrew Hawkins, Bengals vs. Dolphins
  37. Domenik Hixon, Giants vs. Browns
  38. Davone Bess, Dolphins at Bengals
  39. Greg Little, Browns at Giants
  40. Sidney Rice, Seahawks at Panthers
  41. Andre Roberts, Cardinals at Rams
  42. Brandon LaFell, Panthers vs. Seahawks
  43. Justin Blackmon, Jaguars vs. Bears
  44. Robert Meachem, Chargers at Saints
  45. Donnie Avery, Colts vs. Packers
  46. Leonard Hankerson, Redskins vs. Falcons
  47. Golden Tate, Seahawks at Panthers
  48. Jacoby Jones, Ravens at Chiefs
  49. Jeremy Kerley, Jets vs. Texans
  50. Alshon Jeffery, Bears at Jaguars
  51. Josh Morgan, Redskins vs. Falcons
  52. Armon Binns, Bengals vs. Dolphins
  53. T.Y. Hilton, Colts vs. Packers
  54. Kevin Walter, Texans at Jets
  55. T.J. Graham, Bills at 49ers
  56. Eddie Royal, Chargers at Saints
  57. Randy Moss, 49ers vs. Bills
  58. Cecil Shorts, Jaguars vs. Bears
  59. Santana Moss, Redskins vs. Falcons
  60. Devin Hester, Bears at Jaguars
  61. Emmanuel Sanders, Steelers vs. Eagles
  62. Brandon Stokley, Broncos at Patriots
  63. Devery Henderson, Saints vs. Chargers
  64. Dexter McCluster, Chiefs vs. Ravens
  65. Michael Floyd, Cardinals at Rams
  66. Harry Douglas, Falcons at Redskins
  67. Donald Jones, Bills at 49ers
  68. Jon Baldwin, Chiefs vs. Ravens                         
  69. Rueben Randle, Giants vs. Browns
  70. Chaz Schilens, Jets vs. Texans
  71. Aldrick Robinson, Redskins vs. Falcons — (UP)
  72. Jordan Norwood, Browns at Giants
  73. Patrick Turner, Jets vs. Texans
  74. Brandon Gibson, Rams vs. Cardinals
  75. Damian Williams, Titans at Vikings
  76. Steve Breaston, Chiefs vs. Ravens
  77. Jason Avant, Eagles at Steelers
  78. Josh Gordon, Browns at Giants
  79. Keyshawn Martin, Texans at Jets
  80. Doug Baldwin, Seahawks at Panthers
  81. Riley Cooper, Eagles at Steelers                                       
  82. Kenny Britt, Titans at Vikings — INJ
  83. Michael Jenkins, Vikings vs. Titans — INJ
  84. Earl Bennett, Bears at Jaguars — (DOWN), INJ
  85. Mohamed Massaquoi, Browns at Giants — INJ
  86. Stephen Hill, Jets vs. Texans — INJ       
  87. Travis Benjamin, Browns at Giants — INJ

Not listed: Ramses Barden, Giants; Vincent Brown, Chargers; Julian Edelman, Patriots; Santonio Holmes, Jets; Greg Jennings, Packers; Lance Moore, Saints; David Nelson, Bills; Hakeem Nicks, Giants; Laurent Robinson, Jaguars

The above player rankings are based on expectations for this week only, not for the entire season, taking into account this week's specific matchups and injuries. The initial rankings are compiled before the release of the NFL's early injury report and are updated Thursday to reflect the status of each player.

We base our rankings on the following scoring system: For skill-position players, one point for every 10 rushing/receiving yards, one point for every 30 passing yards, six points for a TD run or catch, four points for a TD pass, two points for a two-point conversion run or catch, two points for a two-point conversion pass. For kickers, three points for FGs of 18-39 yards, four points for FGs of 40-49 yards, and five points for FGs of 50-plus yards. Defensive rankings are based primarily on points allowed, yardage allowed and sack potential.

Glossary of notations

INJ — player has an injury that may affect productivity or availability.
ILL — player has an illness that may affect productivity or availability.
UP — player was moved up on draft board after original posting.
DOWN — player was moved down on draft board after original posting.
Not listed — player is temporarily sidelined due to injury or suspension but otherwise would be ranked.
ACTIVE — on game day, player has been designated active (posted shortly before kickoff, when available).
INACTIVE — on game day, player has been designated inactive (posted shortly before kickoff, when available).

Players and/or notations added after the original posting are shown in boldface.

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