Chris Godwin was supposed to have a breakout season this year. But I’m not sure we thought it would be like this.

Godwin has exploded this season, going for double-digit fantasy points in three of four weeks, including a 41-point outburst in week 4 against Los Angeles. Godwin is getting targets. He’s getting red zone looks. And he’s producing.

The Tampa Bay offense is fascinating if it will only continue to be better. Godwin is a nice play going forward. Here’s the rest of the week 5 wide receivers start ‘em, sit ‘em guide.


Allen Robinson vs. Oakland Raiders

I get it. We think that Mitchell Trubisky is a better option than Chase Daniel.

But I’m not so sure. Both seem similar and Robinson is the clear-cut No. 1 option for the Bears offense. Robinson has 34 targets already this season, going for 280 yards receiving. He’s not getting the touchdowns, so what’s worth monitoring, but I like his targets.

Oakland’s defense is still a bottom-10 defense against the pass, so the Bears should be able to move the ball. Start Robinson and hopefully he’ll start producing with touchdowns.

Alshon Jeffery vs. New York Jets

I just am not buying the Jets defense. New York has benched Trumaine Johnson and it doesn’t sound like he’s coming back to the field anytime soon.

That’s a major plus for Jeffery, who will operate as the No. 1 receiver for an Eagles offense that is getting healthier.

In three games, Jeffery has 16 targets, going for just 87 yards. However, he’s producing with touchdowns, with three this season.

Give Jeffery a start as a solid WR2.

Stefon Diggs and the Minnesota Vikings are heavily favored in the week 3 NFL Survivor Pool. Flickr

Stefon Diggs vs. New York Giants

I get it. I told you not to start Kirk Cousins. I still don’t believe he’ll be a QB1.

However, I’m not completely downplaying Diggs against a Giants defense that is ranked second-worst in the NFL (behind only historically bad Miami), giving up 8.8 yards per pass attempt this season.

Diggs still has 19 targets in four games and is a solid deep-play threat. Cousins will try to force a ball or two to his way based on all the negativity coming his way. I expect one of those to fall in Diggs favor, so he should have a decent amount of yards in week 5.


Marquise Brown vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

I’m not saying the Steelers defense is back. But they did just give up 2.8 yards per pass attempt, which caught my attention.

Mostly, though, I think the Ravens offense is fool’s gold. Don’t take too much stock in what happened in the first couple of weeks. This is a still a run-heavy offense, with limited potential in the passing game. That will show, so I’m downgrading Brown.

He was held to 22 yards in week 4 and I’m expecting his production to dwindle over time.

Calvin Ridley vs. Houston Texans

I’m not sure if this is what to expect from Ridley or not, but this is becoming a bad trend.

Ridley started the season off on a high note, going for double-digit fantasy points. Then, he completely disappeared.

It’s the same thing that happened last year, too.

And against the Texans, that could be an even bigger problem. The Texans have allowed 6.6 yards per pass attempt this season, the 11th-best mark in the NFL. Houston’s games have been extremely boring for the most part, due in large part to a defense that is putting offenses to sleep. I don’t trust that Falcons offense.

John Brown vs. Tennessee Titans

The Buffalo quarterback situation is not good.

And that means Brown, who was a nice option with Josh Allen, could be in trouble. Without Allen, Brown’s long-ball capabilities will disappear.

And for a player that needs that long ball, that won’t work for fantasy owners. Keep an eye on this situation during the week, but even with Allen, it’s a tough play, since the Titans are a top-10 team against the pass in the NFL.

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