- Marquez Valdes-Scantling leads Week 5: The Kansas City Chiefs pass-catcher was the model's top receiver in Week 5.
- Kyle Pitts‘ new moniker: The Atlanta Falcons TE did not play but made the list again. He is now REDACTED.
- Jaylen Waddle takes top spot for Week 6: The Miami Dolphins WR is the model's top buy-low candidate for Week 6.
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Week 5 Review
Week 5 was another down week for the model. It did not predict Gabriel Davis would have the breakout week he enjoyed while Marquez Valdes-Scantling and George Pickens were just medium hits at around 15 PPR points each.
It’s been a down year for scoring overall in the NFL this season, and that is affecting the ceiling for all receivers across the league. However, the more defenses try to take away the other team’s perceived top receiver (often the one that was most recently productive), the more opportunities will open up for players the buy low identifies.
We’re at two very good weeks and two disappointing weeks through four (there was no model Week 1), and if the past is any indication, better days are ahead.
Here are the full results, with players who beat their consensus projections in bold: