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Wide Receiver Target Report: Week 5

It was a bonanza week for players like Will Fuller and Michael Thomas in Week 5, with both players eclipsing 40 PPR points. Fuller actually posted the ninth greatest PPR outing by a WR of all time. This was a welcome boom week after Fuller amassed just 32.3 points in his first four games of the 2019 season. I’m not sure how many more times he’ll command 48% of the Texans targets.

Here’s the full list of WRs who commanded at least 10 targets in the last week of NFL action.

Double-Digit Targets in Week 5

QUICK THOUGHTS

D.J. Chark’s Week 5 performance was another in a highly impressive sophomore season for the Jags WR. His efficiency has been something to behold, especially considering he is outside the top 20 in WR targets.

Chark’s resurgence has coincided with the ascension of Gardner Minshew to the starting quarterback role for the Jaguars. Their partnership has been the most productive of all the Jags receivers and Minshew on a per-target basis.

According to the RotoViz Strength of Schedule app, the Jaguars WRs have the third easiest schedule for the rest of the season. This run of games, allied to Chark’s efficiency, makes him a player that’ll be very hard to leave out of fantasy lineups for the rest of 2019.

Another team whose WRs have a friendly run of games coming up are the Dallas Cowboys. This is good news for Amari Cooper and his running mate Michael Gallup. Cooper came into the season with a reputation for volatility, with boom weeks breaking up mostly bad ones. But even though the Cowboys have lost their last two games, Cooper’s production and efficiency shine through in his rankings.

Gallup has only played three games in 2019. But he has cleared 100 yards and 20 PPR points in two of them. His absences mean his counting stats are not too impressive. But like Cooper, his per play and per game outputs are among the best in the land.

Gallup is still available in 30% of ESPN leagues. I implore you all to do your part in ensuring his ownership approaches 100% in the next few weeks.

Remember the excitement surrounding the dawn of the Daniel Jones era in New York? Sterling Shepard does, and boy does he miss those days. As the gloss comes off Jones, it has taken more and more of the shine of Shepard’s form and production. First, his fantasy points have dropped every week.

And don’t even get me started on his fantasy points over expectation.

The Giants and Shepard will hope that the Jones who showed up in his debut will soon return. If not, then Shepard is a player that you may not even want clogging up your bench.

Image Credit: David Rosenblum/Icon Sportswire. Pictured: D.J. Chark.

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