Michael Gallup – DAL
Week 4 stats: 2 REC, 3 TAR, 24 YDS, 1 TD – 10.4 PPR points
Week 5 matchup: @LAR
Michael Gallup was quiet in his return from an ACL tear last week, but promisingly secured a touchdown. Now, with a matchup against the Rams secondary Gallup could see his volume increase. Gallup is the most experienced receiving threat next to CeeDee Lamb in this offense, and he should see more and more work as the season progresses. This matchup is a perfect opportunity for him to put up his first big game of the week as the Rams are pretty weak in the secondary outside of Jalen Ramsey.
Allen Lazard – GB
Week 4 stats: 6 REC, 8 TAR, 116 YDS – 17.6 PPR points
Week 5 matchup: vs NYG
Lazard is the lead veteran receiver in the Packers’ inexperienced receiving core. Rome Doubs has emerged as one of Rodgers’ favorite targets, but he unfortunately dropped the would-be game winning touchdown in week four. Rodgers is likely to put his faith in Lazard going forward, and Lazard has proven that he has a nose for the end zone. His target share has improved every week since his return from IR, indicating that he is ready to become the lead receiver in this offense. The Giants secondary has looked good this year, but Lazard can be trusted as long as Aaron Rodgers is throwing him the ball.
Chris Godwin – TB
Week 4 stats: 7 REC, 10 TAR, 59 YDS – 12.9 PPR points
Week 5 matchup: vs ATL
After an offseason of recovery from an ACL tear, Godwin suffered a hamstring injury in week one that saw him miss the next two weeks of action. However, after receiving 10 targets against the Chiefs, who fare well against slot corners, he may be ready to return to elite fantasy status. Godwin will get a juicy matchup against the Falcons in week five. This is the perfect opportunity for Godwin and the Bucs to get right, and finally put together a good offensive game.
DJ Moore – CAR
Week 4 stats: 6 REC, 11 TAR, 50 YDS – 12.1 PPR points
Week 5 matchup: vs SF
The Cardinals defense had by far their best showing of the season against the Panthers. They deserve credit for stifling the Panthers offense, but Baker Mayfield certainly aided their big day. Mayfield and the Panthers have tried getting DJ Moore involved in the offense, giving him at least 6 targets in every game this season. However, Mayfield has simply looked awful, missing the star receiver on multiple opportunities once again last week. The disappointing truth is that Moore’s floor is staggeringly low in this offense, as they simply cannot seem to generate big plays for their best receiver.
Michael Thomas – NO
Week 4 stats: DNP (injury)
Week 5 matchup: vs SEA
Michael Thomas looked promising in the first weeks of the season, making toe-tap sideline catches and scoring touchdowns. However, yet another injury kept the former superstar off the field in week four. Thomas has not gotten the targets he did a few years ago when the Saints offense was led by Drew Brees. Jameis Winston’s playstyle is not a perfect fit for him, and rookie Chris Olave may be emerging as the best wide receiver on the team. Thomas could still end up being a solid flex option, but he is a risky play this week as he recovers from injury.
Diontae Johnson – PIT
Week 4 stats: 2 REC, 4 TAR, 11 YDS, 2 CAR, 11 YDS – 4.2 PPR points
Week 5 matchup: @ BUF
Diontae Johnson is a solid receiver, but he has yet to score a touchdown on the year in an offense that has struggled as a whole. Now with rookie QB Kenny Pickett getting his first career start, Johnson could struggle matched up against the elite Bills defense. Last week, rookie star Sauce Gardner contained him well, and it could be tough sledding yet again this week.