Welcome back! It’s Thursday, which means a new edition of the Top 12 Wide Receiver Plays for Week 5 and the Rams and Seahawks will face off in primetime. Sunday Night Football should be a good game as well with the Chiefs hosting the Bills. And of course, who will the lone undefeated team fare this week. Every NFL Team needs top wide receiver play to help them pull out the victory this week. Let’s check out some of them below!
Top 12 Wide Receiver Plays for Week 5
Tyreek Hill, KC vs BUF
Tyreek Hill had a monster game against the Eagles, sorry Philly fans. He caught 11 of 12 targets for 3 touchdowns and 186 yards in a winning effort for the Week 4 contest. Hill and the Chiefs will have stiffer competition on Sunday Night facing off against the Buffalo Bills and their tough defense. In the last year’s AFC Conference Championship, Hill caught 9 of 11 passes for 172 yards versus the Bills, to help propel the Chiefs to the Super Bowl.
DJ Moore, CAR vs PHI
Speaking of the Eagles secondary, DJ Moore and the Panthers face off with the Eagles on Sunday. Moore has at least 6 receptions in every game this season and 8 in each of his last 3. He has 30 receptions on the year for 398 yards and 3 scores. His last game against the Eagles was in 2018 when he caught 3 passes for 29 yards. However, Moore has grown into a WR1 since then and should be expected to have another good game. The only thing that could hurt the number of targets he will see is the rumored return of running back Christian McCaffrey.
Cooper Kupp, LAR at SEA (TNF)
Cooper Kupp is coming off his worst performance of the 2021 season so far. In Week 4 he caught 5 of 13 targets for 64 yards against the Arizona Cardinals. It was the first time all season that he didn’t have over 95 yards receiving in a game and at least 1 touchdown. Kupp still is leading the NFL in receiving touchdowns with 5 and has 30 receptions for 431 yards. He is averaging 5.3 receptions for 59 yards and 0.4 touchdowns a game against the Seattle Seahawks, but that was with Jared Goff under center and not Matthew Stafford.
Davante Adams, GB at CIN
Davante Adams had an average game on Sunday. He caught 6 passes for 64 yards against the Steelers. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers was getting back on the same page with Randall Cobb, as Cobb scored twice. Adams leads the NFL with 31 receptions entering Week 5 with 1 touchdown and 373 yards. The Packers host the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. Adams should be able to find the end zone in Cincinnati.
Deebo Samuel, SF at ARI
Deebo Samuel is the current leader in receiving yards in the NFL with 490 yards. He has had 2 games with more than 150 yards receiving. He also has 28 catches for 3 touchdowns as well. Samuel and the 49ers head to Arizona to take on the Cardinals. Samuel missed last season due to injury, however, he is averaging 6 receptions and 87 yards in the 2 games he faced the Cardinals in 2019.
Stefon Diggs, BUF at KC
2021 isn’t the same for Stefon Diggs as 2020. Last year’s receptions and receiving yard leader is not on pace to get near those numbers this year. He has 26 receptions for 305 yards and just 1 score. Josh Allen has looked at tight end Dawson Knox and free-agent signee Emmanuel Sanders a decent amount. But, Stefon Diggs is his main receiving weapon. Diggs hasn’t had less than 60 yards a game or 4 receptions in a game. The Bills will need Diggs to step up against this Chiefs defense to leave Sunday night with a victory.
DeVonta Smith, PHI at CAR
DeVonta Smith had a pretty good game against Kansas City. He ended up with 7 receptions for 122 yards. Bringing his total for the season to 18 catches for 237 yards and 1 touchdown, he was targeted 31 times. He is playing 90% of the snaps for Philadelphia as well. He is getting the opportunity, he just needs to click with Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts. Carolina has a tough defense but Dallas showed some of their weaknesses in Week 4. Smith could have another big game in Week 5 if Hurts can bind time for Smith to get open.
Justin Jefferson, MIN vs DET
Justin Jefferson has scored a touchdown each of the last 3 weeks and caught at least 65 yards receiving in all 4 games this season. He has caught 26 for 338 yards and 3 scores. Jefferson has been targeted at least 7 times in each game. The Minnesota Vikings will host the Detroit Lions in a Week 5 matchup. In the 2 games that Jefferson faced the Lions last season, he averaged 6 receptions for 98.5 yards. With tight end, Irv Smith Jr hurt and running back Dalvin Cook banged up Jefferson could see more targets against this Lions secondary.
Marquise Brown, BAL vs IND (MNF)
Marquise Brown has 19 receptions for 326 yards and 3 touchdowns so far this season. If he were able to stay on this pace, he will top his most receptions in a season total of 58 and his season receiving yard total of 769, both set in the 2020 season. Because Baltimore is a run-first team, Brown isn’t on the field as much as the other names on this list, as he has played just 68% of the teams’ snaps so far in the 2021 season. The Ravens will be hosting the Indianapolis Colts on Monday Night Football.
Terry McLaurin, WAS vs NO
In Weeks 1 & 3, Terry McLaurin had exactly 62 receiving yards and no touchdowns, and 4 receptions. In Week 2 & 4, McLaurin had over 100 yards receiving and at least 1 touchdown. I think that is a coincidence and not a trend. In Week 5, McLaurin and the Washington Football Team will be traveling to New Orleans to take on the New Orleans Saints team that has been trending in the opposite direction the last couple of weeks. McLaurin has 25 receptions for 354 yards and 3 touchdowns on the season.
Amari Cooper, DAL vs NYG
Amari Cooper and the Dallas Cowboys will face off against the New York Giants in Week 5. Cooper has caught 22 0f 29 passes for 258 yards and 3 touchdowns. He had dealt with an injury for a couple of weeks as well. The Cowboys’ offense seemed to have found their groove the last couple of games, with the running game coming along and the tight ends stepping up. Cooper didn’t play a lot against the Panthers in Week 4 but still ended up with 3 receptions for 69 yards and a touchdown.
Corey Davis, NYJ vs ATL (London)
Corey Davis has had a roller coaster of a season as well. He had a couple of games where he caught over 97 yards receiving and at least a score. Then he had a couple of games with 41 yards or fewer. In Davis’ first year with the Jets, he has caught 16 passes for 257 yards and 3 scores. The last time Davis faced the Jets he was a member of the Tennessee Titans, and he caught 5 passes for 91 yards and a score. Atlanta’s defense has made some strides, but still isn’t great and Davis could have another big game in Week 5.
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