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The Shot Caller's Report - Wk 5 Wide Receivers

By Colby Cavaliere | 10/6/22 |
Bye Weeks: N/A
QBs | RBs | WRs

Grab a Helmet

Robert Woods @ WAS

With rookie Treylon Burks going down, Woods becomes the one and only pass catcher to turn to in this offense. It was a slow start for Woods and the Titan offense, as they got off to an 0-2 start and couldnít seem to find their way. But both the Titans and Woods have heated up though, as the vet had 85 yards on nine targets in Week 3, and found the endzone last week against Indy. He should get more and more conformable on that surgical repaired knee, and while his limited athletic profile and age cap his ceiling, he has a nice floor as a cheap WR3.

Amari Cooper vs LAC

Cooper has sandwiched two stud weeks (2 and 3) between two absolute duds (Weeks 1 and 4), but there are some positive signs heading into a Week 5 matchup with the Chargers. If you believe in that sort of thing, Cooper's two elite games have come at the confines of the Dawg Pound, just the place the game will be this Sunday. If you want more tangible evidence, the Chargers have yielded the 9th most fantasy points to receivers, including six touchdowns. With so much attention on the Cleveland run game, Cooper should see single coverage most of the time.

Chris Olave vs SEA

Iíve seen enough from his own play and the faith he has from his quarterbacks to consider Olave a must start this week against Seattle. His 36 targets are good for 15th among receivers, and with Michael Thomasís status still up in the air due to a toe injury, Olave should continue to take advantage of the opportunity with a weak Hawk secondary.

Grab a Headset

Michael Pittman Jr. @ DEN (THU)

After a strong start to the season Pittman disappointed in his return from injury last week against the Titans. The sledding doesnít get much easier this week, as a strong Denver secondary awaits. Pittman should see a heavy dose of ascending lock down corner Patrick Surtain, with an additional safety over the top because the threat of Jonathan Taylor wonít be there.

Steelers Receivers @ BUF

This isnít about talent, as the trio in Pittsburg is among the best in the NFL. I donít trust a Steelers receiver because I donít trust a rookie quarterback on the road against one of the most aggressive defenses in the NFL. The good news is Kenny Pickett doesnít seem afraid to throw down field, but that wasnít exactly a recipe for success last week. Who will be the rookieís preferred target? Will he have a fighting chance of finding them? Too much uncertainty for me.

Dalton Schultz @ LAR

It’s tough to go trolling for poor matchups at the tight end position due to the lack of depth, but boy the Rams defense is one to avoid. After missing Week 3, Schultz laid a goose egg last week against Washington, and LA has been downright dirty against some of the best in the business. The Rams have held Dawson Knox, Kyle Pitts, Zach Ertz, and George Kittle to a total of 10 receptions for an empty 93 yards. If you are playing the tight end shuffle this week, maybe consider skipping over Schultz.

Quarterbacks | Running Backs | Wide Receivers