The Vikings, Steelers, Redskins and Buccaneers have byes during Week 5 and many fantasy owners are in need of a spot start or replacement for a struggling big name receiver. Luckily, there are two widely available receivers out there that would make for great bye-week fill ins.
Michael Floyd and Ted Ginn have produced double digit fantasy points in at least 50% of their games this year and might be solid fantasy receivers for the remainder of the year.
Michael Floyd (AZ)
Michael Floyd is coming off a season high in yards (87) and catches (5) in week 4. Floyd also led the team in targets during Week 4 with 10 and it’s clear that Floyd is benefiting from all the attention Larry Fitzgerald is getting from opposing defenses.
Floyd has produced double digit fantasy points in two of his four games this year without finding the end zone. If Floyd can find start finding the end zone, his fantasy value will obviously skyrocket. Floyd has a tough match-up this week at home against the Panthers, but owners could do worse at their WR3 or Flex position.
Ted Ginn (CAR)
Cam Newton has been waiting his whole career for a big play receiver not named Steve Smith to show up and he might have found his man, Ted Ginn. Ginn caught a touchdown in each of his last two games helping him ring up back-to-back double digit fantasy performances.
Ginn is a feast or famine type of player, but might have value this week with Steve Smith still recovering from a Week 3 injury. Smith will also likely be blanketed by All-Pro cornerback Patrick Peterson, so Ginn may have some opportunities to stretch the field with single coverage. Ginn is a bit of a reach in Week 5, but owners in need of bye week help might strike gold if Newton can connect on a few deep passes.