Week 5 Fantasy Football: Top 45 Wideouts in Points-Per-Reception Leagues

Jay Clemons@ATL_JayClemonsFantasy Sports Lead WriterOctober 3, 2012

Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz (32 catches, 388 yards, 2 TD) has already notched double-digit targets in three games this season.
Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz (32 catches, 388 yards, 2 TD) has already notched double-digit targets in three games this season.Al Bello/Getty Images

Here are my top 45 wide receivers for Week 5 (points-per-reception leagues).

This countdown identifies the weekend's best bets for catches, total yards, touchdowns and receiving targets—a stat that must always factor into lineup strategies with receivers, tight ends and running backs.

When it comes to crafting a weekly listing of elite wide receivers, simply follow the trail of quarterbacks primed for Week 5 glory...or wideouts with track records of success against middling pass defenses.

NOTE: The Lions, Raiders, Cowboys and Buccaneers have bye weeks.

To view my weekly Top 50 receivers in standard-scoring leagues, click here.

Week 5: Top 45 PPR Wideouts

1. A.J. Green vs. Miami
2. Reggie Wayne vs. Green Bay
3. Roddy White @ Washington
4. Wes Welker vs. Denver
5. Marques Colston vs. San Diego
6. Larry Fitzgerald @ St. Louis
7. Danny Amendola vs. Arizona
8. Victor Cruz vs. Cleveland
9. Demaryius Thomas @ New England
10. Percy Harvin vs. Tennessee
11. Mike Wallace vs. Philadelphia
12. Brandon Marshall @ Jacksonville
13. Dwayne Bowe vs. Baltimore
14. Brian Hartline @ Cincinnati
15. Malcom Floyd @ New Orleans
16. Julio Jones @ Washington
17. Andre Johnson @ N.Y. Jets
18. Jordy Nelson @ Indianapolis
19. DeSean Jackson @ Pittsburgh
20. Eric Decker @ New England
21. Antonio Brown vs. Philadelphia
22. Torrey Smith @ Kansas City
23. Brandon Lloyd vs. Denver
24. Nate Washington @ Minnesota
25. Steve Smith vs. Seattle
26. Steve Johnson @ San Francisco
27. Jeremy Maclin @ Pittsburgh
28. Lance Moore vs. San Diego
29. Sidney Rice @ Carolina
30. Andre Roberts @ St. Louis
31. Justin Blackmon vs. Chicago
32. Michael Crabtree vs. Buffalo
33. Kenny Britt @ Minnesota
34. James Jones @ Indianapolis
35. Greg Little @ N.Y. Giants
36. Anquan Boldin @ Kansas City
37. Pierre Garcon vs. Atlanta
38. Domenik Hixon vs. Cleveland
39. Leonard Hankerson vs. Atlanta
40. Jerome Simpson vs. Tennessee
41. Davone Bess @ Cincinnati
42. Jeremy Kerley vs. Houston
43. Brandon LaFell vs. Seattle
44. T.Y. Hilton vs. Green Bay
45. Andrew Hawkins vs. Miami

Jay Clemons
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