Favorite Player to Draft in Round 5

The Footballguys staff lists the player they most-like drafting in the fifth round

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We got together with our Footballguys staff members and asked a simple question: Which player -- generally taken in the fifth round -- do you most-like having on your team?

Here are their answers.

Jeff Pasquino

As for my favorite, it has to come from the receiver group. Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf are strong picks, but Seattle has a balanced offense and has added talent at tight end (Greg Olsen and the return of Will Dissly), not to mention that there are rumors of the Seahawks adding either Josh Gordon or Antonio Brown. With multiple options for Russell Wilson, Lockett or Metcalf are solid choices, but none elevate to great picks with other mouths to feed, including the competition for both against one another.

That leaves me with a strong veteran option that has some concerns at quarterback - Keenan Allen. Allen will be working with a new quarterback for the first time as Philip Rivers is now a Colt, so either Tyrod Taylor or rookie Justin Hebert will be trying to get the ball to the veteran wideout. Allen is a superb talent who has been a Top 25-30 pick in previous years, so his value is suppressed due to questions about the post-Rivers offense. I am willing to take that gamble of potentially getting a Pro Bowl-caliber wide receiver in Round 5 in Allen, knowing that he will see the most targets for the Chargers and will have every opportunity to push for his fourth Top 15 season in a row.

Dan Hindery

I am going to go off the board again. I would take Terry McLaurin or A.J. Green over any of these options in the fifth round. I expect both to be target hogs (130+) and each has more than enough talent to turn that number of targets into fantasy gold.

Andy Hicks

After an injury-plagued start to his career, Keenan Allen has been a star. For the last three years, he has at least 97 receptions and 1196 receiving yards in every season, as well as six touchdowns each year since 2017. Why then does he seem unwanted at his current ADP? Does the departure of Philip Rivers affect Allen's production that much? That is the crux of the issue. The Chargers offensive coordinator is the same one that took over early in the 2019 season, the receiving and running back group hasn’t changed significantly. Will Tyrod Taylor or Justin Herbert shy away from their best receiver? Despite this being his eighth season, he is still well under 30 and seeking a new deal. His current ADP has a fail-safe mechanism of being well below his current production. A very solid WR2 to take when the opportunity presents itself.

Matt Waldman

This tier is loaded with good picks. If you're not shy about taking a quarterback, Dak Prescott is a great choice at this point because he has the surrounding talent to deliver another stellar season.

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