Fantasy Football Rankings Breakdown, Week 5

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 22: Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers reacts against the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 22, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 22: Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers reacts against the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 22, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /

Week 5 is already upon us and it’s time to get to Fantasy Football Rankings fpr all the relevant fantasy football players for this week, even including tight ends!

It’s pretty crazy we’re already approaching the halfway point of the fantasy football season and this is one post that doesn’t need much of an introduction. Everyone loves Fantasy Football Rankings and that’s what we’re here to do so let’s dive in!

Quarterback, Week 5  – Fantasy Football Rankings

1. Ben Roethlisberger, vs Atlanta Falcons – He’s due for a bounce back performance against one of the worst defenses in football

2. Matt Ryan, at Pittsburgh Steelers – Remember a couple weeks ago when the Chiefs and Steelers put up over 70 points? It’s part two, the Electric Bugaloo this week.

3. Drew Brees, vs Washington Redskins 

4. Deshaun Watson, vs Dallas Cowboys 

5. Philip Rivers, vs Oakland Raiders 

6. Jared Goff, at Seattle Seahawks – Without Earl Thomas, the Rams offense should slice through this defense with little resistance

7. Cam Newton, vs New York Giants

8. Aaron Rodgers, at Detroit Lions – This could change if all three of his receivers are out

9. Patrick Mahomes, vs Jacksonville Jaguars 

10. Blake Bortles, at Kansas City Chiefs – I’m worried I don’t have The Snake high enough

11. Carson Wentz, vs Minnesota Vikings 

12. Kirk Cousins, at Philadelphia Eagles 

13. Derek Carr, at Los Angeles Chargers 

14. Alex Smith, at New Orleans Saints 

15. Matthew Stafford, vs Green Bay Packers – Stafford probably doesn’t deserve to be this low but it’s very hard to sort through them

15. Andy Dalton, vs Miami Dolphins 

16. Marcus Mariota, at Buffalo Bills 

17. Joe Flacco, at Cleveland Browns 

18. Russell Wilson, vs Los Angeles Rams – I can see this one biting me but the Rams always seem to do well against Wilson

19. Baker Mayfield, vs Baltimore Ravens 

20. Josh Rosen, at San Francisco 49ers –  I think the rookie might surprise here

22. Ryan Tannehill, at Cincinnati Bengals 

23. Dak Prescott, at Houston Texans 

24. Eli Manning, at Carolina Panthers 

25. Case Keenum, at New York Jets – Keenum hasn’t thrown a touchdown since Week 1 so…he’s due, I guess

26. C.J. Beathard, vs Arizona Cardinals 

27. Sam Darnold, vs Denver Bronos

28. Josh Allen, vs Tennessee Titans 

Running Backs, Week 5  – Fantasy Football Rankings

1. Todd Gurley, at Seattle Seahawks 

2. Melvin Gordon, vs Oakland Raiders – It’s too hard to not put Gurley at number one but Gordon is in line for a monster day

3. David Johnson, at San Francisco 49ers 

4. Ezekiel Elliott, at Houston Texans 

5. Alvin Kamara, vs Washington Redskins – It’s going to be fascinating to see how the Saints deploy him and Mark Ingram

5. Christian McCaffrey, vs New York Giants 

6. Saquon Barkley, at Carolina Panthers 

7. James Conner, vs Atlanta Falcons – I don’t expect the running game to get going but the reception floor is way too high to leave Conner out of the top 10

8. T.J. Yeldon, at Kansas City Chiefs 

9. Marshawn Lynch, at Los Angeles Chargers 

10. Kareem Hunt, vs Jacksonville Jaguars – Was his involvement in the passing game something that will happen again or just a mirage?

11. Chris Thompson, at New Orleans Saints 

12. Carlos Hyde, vs Baltimore Ravens 

13. Matt Breida, vs Arizona Cardinals 

14. Mark Ingram, vs Washington Redskins – He’s going to see some work here and I’m starting him in my leagues

15. Aaron Jones, at Detroit Lions – Green Bay is totally banged up at receiver and this is going to be the breakout for Jones

16. Alex Collins, at Cleveland Browns 

17. Kerryon Johnson, vs Green Bay Packers

18. Dion Lewis, at Buffalo Bills 

19. Joe Mixon, vs Miami Dolphins – We’ll see if he can take on a full load but the Bengals should give us one more update

20. Devonta Freeman, at Pittsburgh Steelers – He’s the red zone threat in a highly projected game

21. Jay Ajayi, vs Minnesota Vikings 

22. Derrick Henry, at Buffalo Bills

23. Lamar Miller, vs Dallas Cowboys 

24. Tevin Coleman, at Pittsburgh Steelers – I wouldn’t put too much into Freeman playing at this point

25. Gio Bernard, vs Miami Dolphins 

26. LeSean McCoy, vs Tennessee Titans 

27. Phillip Lindsay, at New York Jets 

28. Austin Ekeler, vs Oakland Chargers 

29. Royce Freeman, at New York Jets 

30. Bilal Powell, vs Denver Broncos – He could see a few extra targets if Quincy Enunwa is getting shut down by Chris Harris

31. Kenyan Drake, at Cincinnati Bengals 

32. Buck Allen, at Cleveland Browns 

33. Isaiah Crowell, vs Denver Broncos 

34. Chris Carson, vs Los Angeles Rams 

35. Mark Whalton, vs Denver Broncos – If Gio and Mixon can’t play, Walton would be the last man standing. If they play, he’s not playable at all


ATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 31: Julio Jones #11 of the Atlanta Falcons warms up prior to the game against the Carolina Panthers at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 31, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)

Wide Receiver, Week 5 – Fantasy Football Rankings

1. Julio Jones, vs Pittsburgh Steelers – This has  to be the game where Julio scores and has one of his trademark monster games

2. DeAndre Hopkins, vs Dallas Cowboys 

3. Antonio Brown, vs Atlanta Falcons

4. Michael Thomas, vs Washington Redskins 

5. JuJu Smith-Schuster, vs Atlanta Falcons – Pittsburgh is likely going to need both receivers to have big games to win this game

6. Stefon Diggs, at Philadelphia Eagles

7. Keenan Allen, vs Oakland Raiders 

8. Odell Beckham Jr., at Carolina Panthers 

9. Adam Thielen, at Philadelphia Eagles – The weakness of the Philly defense is through the air so both receivers should have big days

10. A.J. Green, vs Miami Dolphins 

11. Brandin Cooks, at Seattle Seahawks 

12. Davante Adams, at Detroit Lions – The Green Bay receivers might not play in this game but I would lean Adams gives it a go

13. Tyreek Hill, vs Jacksonville Jaguars – Corner Jalen Ramsey was up to his usual trash talking already so I’m interested to see if it motivates Hill even more

14. Golden Tate, at Green Bay Packers 

15. Jarvis Landry, vs Baltimore Ravens – The matchup is tough but Landry should still see a lot of targets

16. Cooper Kupp, at Seattle Seahawks 

17. Marvin Jones, vs Green Bay Packers – Jones has crushed the Packers in his career

18. John Brown, at Cleveland Browns 

19. Amari Cooper, at Los Angeles Chargers 

20. Calvin Ridley, at Pittsburgh Steelers 

21. Emmanuel Sanders, at New York Jets 

22. Kenny Golladay, vs Green Bay Packers – I’m not sure how often Golladay will be third among the Detroit receivers

23. Robert Woods, at Seattle Seahawks 

24. Tyler Boyd, vs Miami Dolphins 

25. Sterling Shepard, at Carolina Panthers 

26. Will Fuller, vs Dallas Cowboys – If I knew he was healthy, he’d be higher on the list

27. Demaryius Thomas, at New York Jets 

28. Corey Davis, at Buffalo Bills 

29. Dede Westbrook, at Kansas City Chiefs 

30. Doug Baldwin, vs Los Angeles Rams – The Seahawks are going to be chasing the points in this one

31. Geronimo Allison, at Detroit Lions 

32. Devin Funchess, vs New York Giants 

33. Alshon Jeffery, vs Minnesota Vikings – The Vikings defense is vulnerable but Xavier Rhodes is still a challenge for Jeffery

34. Keelan Cole, at Kansas City Chiefs 

35. Larry Fitzgerald, at San Francisco 49ers 

Tight End, Week 5 -Fantasy Football Rankings

1. Zach Ertz, vs Minnesota Vikings – If the Eagles go away from Rhodes, Ertz could potentially see even more work

2. Travis Kelce, vs Jacksonville Jaguars – Can he crack this Jaguars defense?

3. Jared Cook, at Los Angeles Chargers – He’s actually the target leader on the Raiders

4. George Kittle, vs Arizona Cardinals – The 49ers offense is trying to tread water and Kittle is a key component

5. Jimmy Graham, at Detroit Lions – He might be the focal point of an offense that has no receivers if they all sit

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6. Jordan Reed, at New Orleans Saints – Reed is a good tight end regardless but the Redskins are going to have to throw a lot

7. Austin Hooper, at Pittsburgh Steelers – I’ll take a tight end that’s getting the snaps in this kind of a shootout game

8. Vance McDonald, vs Atlanta Falcons – Vance saw his snaps bump up last week and there’s no reason to think that doesn’t continue

9. Kyle Rudolph, at Philadelphia Eagles – I’m not even a big fan of Rudolph this week but you can’t leave him out of the top 10

10. Ricky Seals-Jones, at San Francisco 49ers – The 49ers have given up four touchdowns to tight ends already

11. David Njoku, vs Baltimore Ravens – Njoku could be an important safety valve for Mayfield against a tough defense

12. Ben Watson, vs Washignton Redskins – Even if the Saints run a little more, Watson should still get some work here

13. Antonio Gates, vs Oakland Raiders – The old guy has been heating up a little bit the past two games

14. Austin Seferian-Jenkins, at Kansas City Chiefs – The Jaguars passing game might be more important than normal this week

15. Jeff Heuerman, at Denver Broncos – He saw seven targets this past week and maybe that becomes the new normal

Next. Fantasy Football Week 5 Start OR Sit. dark

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