Banish These Week 5 Wide Receiver to the Bench

Washington has an ugly Week 5 matchup against the Chiefs

Washington has an ugly Week 5 matchup against the Chiefs

This is one of the toughest Bye Weeks of the season, but there are still some wide receivers that really shouldn’t be in your fantasy lineups.

Unlike the running back position where there are only so many backs to go around, there are always plenty of wide receivers you can find to plug into your team.

The bottom line is, this is NOT the week to start Nate Washington or Eddie Royal.

Nate Washington:

Nate Washington has put up back to back monster games and is creating a buzz around the fantasy football world. His breakout game came during Week 3 against the Chargers when he reeled in 8 catches for 131 yards. He followed up that performance during Week 4 against the Jets when he caught four passes for 105 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

On paper, that looks great – but the Kansas City Chiefs are coming to town for a Week 5 showdown that could put an end to Washington’s impressive streak. Kansas City is the 3rd ranked team against the pass and Tennessee will be without starting quarterback Jake Locker.

Ryan Fitzpatrick will get the start for the Titans and the Chiefs pass rush will be all over him like a spider monkey. Save yourself the trouble and keep Washington on the bench.

Eddie Royal

Eddie Royal was the crowning jewel of the San Diego Chargers offense after he caught five touchdown passes during the first two games of the season. But even when he was catching touchdown passes, it was painfully obvious that he was not getting any targets. Fast forward through Weeks 3 and 4 and Royal is still not getting any targets, but he’s not catching any touchdowns either.

The Chargers are playing a middle of the night game against the Raiders on the road and Royal will not figure heavily into the game plan.

Despite the high-flying Philip Rivers’ offense, Royal is not and will not be the go-to-guy in San Diego. It appears that going forward, Rivers will be much more interested in targeting running back Danny Woodhead and the age-defying Antonio Gates. Keep Royal on your bench or drop him altogether, he won’t be any help going forward.


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