NFL Fantasy Football Week 5: Top 5 wide receivers for upcoming games

A look at which receivers fantasy football owners could get big numbers from this week.

1

Antonio Brown - Steelers

There's no question who the best receiver in the NFL is right now. Brown ranks as the top receiver in fantasy leagues and has a potential scoring-fest matchup on the way against the Falcons. He, and the No. 2 receiver on this list, could each put up some big numbers in this matchup.

2

Julio Jones - Falcons

Just like the man above him, Jones is part of an intriguing Falcons vs Steelers matchup. This one has the potential for some points on the scoreboard, and that could mean a few yards and touchdowns for Jones' stat totals.

3

Odell Beckham Jr. - Giants

Beckham has 31 receptions and 331 yards so far this NFL season. However, he's yet to get any touchdowns. Fantasy owners are hoping his fortunes change against the Carolina Panthers. He's projected by Fantasy Pros to record 11.3 points this week. Honorable mention for this slot goes to DeAndre Hopkins of the Houston Texans.

4

Michael Thomas - Saints

The New Orleans Saints' Michael Thomas could be due for a big week. He was quiet against the Giants, mostly because Alvin Kamara was the man of the game. Thomas will get a bounce back opportunity against the Washington Redskins at home. Current projections suggest at least 12 fantasy points on the board for Thomas in this Week 5 game.

5

A.J. Green - Bengals

Owners will be looking at a handful of receivers this week, but one has to think Green is a viable option, after last week's heroics. Now he'll be in a matchup against the Dolphins with his previous injury concern (groin) seeming to be behind him. Honorable mention also goes to Keenan Allen of the L.A. Chargers and Juju Smith-Schuster of the Steelers.

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