Week 5 Fantasy Football Rankings: 7 Top Touchdown Targets Sure to Score
Torrey Smith, Greg Jennings and Vincent Jackson.
I predicted all three of them would score last week, and sure enough each of them did.
With the Week 5 games getting underway tonight, there are favorable matchups for many wide receivers this week.
Here are seven of the top touchdown targets who are sure to score in their games this weekend.
Percy Harvin, Minnesota Vikings
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Percy Harvin is clearly Christian Ponder's favorite target, and the Minnesota Vikings should have no problem throwing the ball this weekend against the Tennessee Titans.
The Titans currently have the 31st ranked defense in the league and are allowing more than 421 total yards per game.
Harvin has not had a receiving touchdown this year, but he has still managed to put up solid numbers every week. Expect Week 5 to be his breakout game, and he will for sure find the end zone.
Malcom Floyd, San Diego Chargers
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The San Diego Chargers are taking on the New Orleans Saints this weekend, which only means one thing.
The Chargers are going to rack up a ton of points on this pathetic defense.
Malcom Floyd has been Philip Rivers' most targeted receiver this season, and he should have no problem getting open in the end zone against the last-ranked defense.
Julio Jones and Roddy White, Atlanta Falcons
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Last week, the Washington Redskins allowed Vincent Jackson and Mike Williams more than 100 receiving yards each.
Fantasy football owners have been frustrated with Jones and White on a weekly basis. It seems like one week it's Jones making all the big plays, and the next week Matt Ryan only wants to throw to White. Against the Redskins, though, there will be no problem spreading the ball around to both.
Ryan will easily find both stud receivers. Jones and White will each go over 100 receiving yards and score at least once.
A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals
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There has not been a better fantasy football wide receiver this season than A.J. Green.
Green has scored in three straight games, and he will make it four straight after Week 5. The Cincinnati Bengals are playing against the Miami Dolphins, which are allowing close to 300 passing yards per game.
Green is the only legit receiver on the Bengals, and Dalton is always looking his way (43 targets). Expect Green to put up the best numbers out of all fantasy wide receivers this week.
Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers
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Where has Jordy Nelson been?
After scoring 15 touchdowns last season, Nelson has been a mere shadow of the player he was in 2011. Last week, Nelson restored faith in fantasy football owners, catching eight passes for 93 yards and a touchdown. Before that, Nelson had only 13 receptions and 167 yards through three games.
Week 5 will be Nelson's breakout performance of the 2012 season.
The Green Bay Packers are taking on the Indianapolis Colts. With no Greg Jennings, Nelson will be Aaron Rodgers' go-to target.
Victor Cruz, New York Giants
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For anyone who thought that Victor Cruz's production was solely based off the fact that defenses paid more attention to Hakeem Nicks, well, you need to think again.
With or without Nicks in the New York Giants lineup, it is clear that Cruz is Eli Manning's favorite target. Cruz leads all receivers with 32 receptions and has the fifth most receiving yards with 388.
Without Nicks playing last week, Cruz had nine receptions for more than 100 yards and a touchdown. This week, it looks like Nicks will not be playing again (via Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News). Not only will Cruz be targeted even more, but the Giants are playing against the Cleveland Browns, which have the 28th-ranked pass defense.
Anyone who has Cruz on their fantasy football team will be extremely happy with his production this week.