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Fantasy Football: Week 5 Rankings

Fantasy Football: Week 5 Rankings

Updated: Oct 8, 2021

We made it to Week 5!

How’s your fantasy team looking? Whether you’re 4-0, 0-4, or somewhere in between; Don’t coast. Stay active on your waiver wire and trade market. Most importantly, don’t sleep on these rankings. Let’s get you a win this week.

Before we dive into the rankings, check your waiver wire to see if Damien Williams and Dawson Knox are available. Why?

With David Montgomery (knee) out 4-5 games, Williams (available in 30% of Sleeper and Yahoo leagues) is the de facto RB1 in Chicago. Williams is a young 29-years-old with less than 500 total touches in his career, so he has plenty of gas left in the tank. The Oklahoma product has a grueling schedule ahead facing the Raiders, Packers, and Buccaneers over the next three weeks, respectively, but if you are desperate for a running back or need a reliable flex option, add Williams as a volume play.

Next, Knox (available in over 30% of Sleeper and Yahoo leagues) recorded five catches on eight targets for 37 yards and two touchdowns last week versus Houston. He finished second on the team in targets. The 24-year-old has a central role in the red zone and has found the end zone in three straight games. While his scoring pace will inevitably slow down, Knox has logged at least four catches in 3/4 games this season. Add him if you need consistent production at the tight end position. Who doesn’t?

OK, now that my Williams and Knox spiel is over, let’s take a look at a few notable injured fantasy players we need to monitor heading into Week 5: Dalvin Cook, Teddy Bridgewater, Ben Roethlisberger, Ezekiel Elliott, Amari Cooper, Tee Higgins, A.J. Brown, George Kittle, Antonio Gibson, Josh Jacobs, Kenny Golladay, Julio Jones, Chris Carson, Chase Claypool, JuJu Smith-Schuster, and Sterling Shepard.

If you’re reading this article, that means you’re serious about winning. The following half-PPR rankings have been meticulously thought out and researched. While luck plays a role in winning or losing in fantasy football, luck will always favor the prepared. Stay prepared and ride with us this season!

Let’s dominate Week 5 together!

Quarterbacks

  1. Kyler Murray vs SF
  2. Patrick Mahomes II vs BUF
  3. Josh Allen @ KC
  4. Lamar Jackson vs IND
  5. Tom Brady vs MIA
  6. Aaron Rodgers @ CIN
  7. Matthew Stafford @ SEA
  8. Dak Prescott vs NYG
  9. Joe Burrow vs GB
  10. Justin Herbert vs CLE
  11. Russell Wilson vs LAR
  12. Kirk Cousins vs DET
  13. Jalen Hurts @ CAR
  14. Sam Darnold vs PHI
  15. Trey Lance @ ARI
  16. Matt Ryan vs NYJ
  17. Ryan Tannehill @ JAC
  18. Trevor Lawrence vs TEN
  19. Derek Carr vs CHI
  20. Daniel Jones @ DAL
  21. Taylor Heinicke vs NO
  22. Justin Fields @ LV
  23. Baker Mayfield @ LAC
  24. Teddy Bridgewater @ PIT
  25. Jameis Winston @ WAS
  26. Ben Roethlisberger vs DEN
  27. Zach Wilson @ ATL
  28. Mac Jones @ HOU
  29. Jacoby Brissett @ TB
  30. Jared Goff @ MIN
  31. Carson Wentz @ BAL
  32. Davis Mills vs NE

Running Backs

  1. Derrick Henry @ JAC
  2. Alvin Kamara @ WAS
  3. Ezekiel Elliott vs NYG
  4. Saquon Barkley @ DAL
  5. Aaron Jones @ CIN
  6. Austin Ekeler vs CLE
  7. Dalvin Cook vs DET
  8. Najee Harris vs DEN
  9. Darrell Henderson Jr. @ SEA
  10. James Robinson vs TEN
  11. D’Andre Swift @ MIN
  12. Jonathan Taylor @ BAL
  13. Nick Chubb @ LAC
  14. Antonio Gibson vs NO
  15. Clyde Edwards-Helaire vs BUF
  16. Damien Harris @ HOU
  17. Chase Edmonds vs SF
  18. Kareem Hunt @ LAC
  19. Josh Jacobs vs CHI
  20. Leonard Fournette vs MIA
  21. Cordarrelle Patterson vs NYJ
  22. Damien Williams @ LV
  23. Chris Carson vs LAR
  24. Chuba Hubbard vs PHI
  25. Zack Moss @ KC
  26. Latavius Murray vs IND
  27. Miles Sanders @ CAR
  28. Mike Davis vs NYJ
  29. Elijah Mitchell @ ARI
  30. Melvin Gordon III @ PIT
  31. Javonte Williams @ PIT
  32. Michael Carter @ ATL
  33. Tony Pollard vs NYG
  34. Trey Sermon @ ARI
  35. Jamaal Williams @ MIN
  36. Devin Singletary @ KC
  37. J.D. McKissic vs NO
  38. Samaje Perine vs GB
  39. Nyheim Hines @ BAL
  40. James Conner vs SF
  41. Kenneth Gainwell @ CAR
  42. Mark Ingram II vs NE
  43. AJ Dillon @ CIN
  44. Ronald Jones II vs MIA
  45. Jeremy McNichols @ JAC
  46. Kenyan Drake vs CHI
  47. Myles Gaskin @ TB
  48. Brandon Bolden @ HOU
  49. Darrel Williams vs BUF
  50. Alex Collins vs LAR
  51. Sony Michel @ SEA
  52. Alexander Mattison vs DET
  53. Carlos Hyde vs TEN
  54. Khalil Herbert @ LV
  55. Malcolm Brown @ TB
  56. Ty Johnson @ ATL
  57. Chris Evans vs GB
  58. Larry Rountree III vs CLE
  59. David Johnson vs NE
  60. Ty Montgomery @ WAS
  61. Phillip Lindsay vs NE
  62. Kyle Juszczyk @ ARI
  63. Tevin Coleman @ ATL
  64. Royce Freeman vs PHI
  65. Ty’Son Williams vs IND
  66. Le’Veon Bell vs IND
  67. Justin Jackson vs CLE
  68. Salvon Ahmed @ TB
  69. Peyton Barber vs CHI
  70. Demetric Felton @ LAC
  71. Marlon Mack @ BAL
  72. Wayne Gallman Jr. vs NYJ
  73. J.J. Taylor @ HOU
  74. Jaret Patterson vs NO
  75. Dare Ogunbowale vs TEN

Wide Receivers

  1. Tyreek Hill vs BUF
  2. Davante Adams @ CIN
  3. Justin Jefferson vs DET
  4. Cooper Kupp @ SEA
  5. D.J. Moore vs PHI
  6. Stefon Diggs @ KC
  7. Calvin Ridley vs NYJ
  8. DeAndre Hopkins vs SF
  9. Deebo Samuel @ ARI
  10. CeeDee Lamb vs NYG
  11. Adam Thielen vs DET
  12. D.K. Metcalf vs LAR
  13. Terry McLaurin vs NO
  14. Keenan Allen vs CLE
  15. Mike Evans vs MIA
  16. Chris Godwin vs MIA
  17. A.J. Brown @ JAC
  18. Tyler Lockett vs LAR
  19. Ja’Marr Chase vs GB
  20. Amari Cooper vs NYG
  21. Diontae Johnson vs DEN
  22. Tee Higgins vs GB
  23. Marquise Brown vs IND
  24. Mike Williams vs CLE
  25. Antonio Brown vs MIA
  26. Courtland Sutton @ PIT
  27. Robert Woods @ SEA
  28. Kenny Golladay @ DAL
  29. Laviska Shenault Jr. vs TEN
  30. Tyler Boyd vs GB
  31. DeVonta Smith @ CAR
  32. Marvin Jones Jr. vs TEN
  33. Corey Davis @ ATL
  34. Allen Robinson II @ LV
  35. Cordarrelle Patterson vs NYJ
  36. Jakobi Meyers @ HOU
  37. Emmanuel Sanders @ KC
  38. Odell Beckham Jr. @ LAC
  39. Michael Pittman Jr. @ BAL
  40. Darnell Mooney @ LV
  41. Robby Anderson vs PHI
  42. Cole Beasley @ KC
  43. Jamison Crowder @ ATL
  44. A.J. Green vs SF
  45. Brandin Cooks vs NE
  46. Jaylen Waddle @ TB
  47. JuJu Smith-Schuster vs DEN
  48. DeVante Parker @ TB
  49. Henry Ruggs III vs CHI
  50. Christian Kirk vs SF
  51. Van Jefferson @ SEA
  52. Hunter Renfrow vs CHI
  53. Tim Patrick @ PIT
  54. Nelson Agholor @ HOU
  55. Kadarius Toney @ DAL
  56. Randall Cobb @ CIN
  57. Curtis Samuel vs NO
  58. Mecole Hardman vs BUF
  59. Marquez Callaway @ WAS
  60. K.J. Osborn vs DET
  61. Sammy Watkins vs IND
  62. Quintez Cephus @ MIN
  63. Rondale Moore vs SF
  64. Brandon Aiyuk @ ARI
  65. Kalif Raymond @ MIN
  66. Amon-Ra St. Brown @ MIN
  67. Elijah Moore @ ATL
  68. Deonte Harris @ WAS
  69. Jalen Reagor @ CAR
  70. Chester Rogers @ JAC
  71. Josh Reynolds @ JAC
  72. Josh Gordon vs BUF
  73. Terrace Marshall Jr. vs PHI
  74. Kendrick Bourne @ HOU
  75. DeSean Jackson @ SEA
  76. Bryan Edwards vs CHI
  77. Allen Lazard @ CIN
  78. Olamide Zaccheaus vs NYJ
  79. Demarcus Robinson vs BUF
  80. Byron Pringle vs BUF
  81. Quez Watkins @ CAR
  82. Zach Pascal @ BAL
  83. Gabriel Davis @ KC
  84. Rashod Bateman vs IND
  85. Cedrick Wilson Jr. vs NYG
  86. Nick Westbrook-Ikhine @ JAC
  87. Parris Campbell @ BAL
  88. Anthony Schwartz @ LAC
  89. Freddie Swain vs LAR
  90. James Washington vs DEN
  91. Mohamed Sanu Sr. @ ARI
  92. Jalen Guyton vs CLE
  93. John Ross @ DAL
  94. Devin Duvernay vs IND
  95. Marquise Goodwin @ LV
  96. Rashard Higgins @ LAC
  97. Tavon Austin vs TEN
  98. Greg Ward @ CAR
  99. Collin Johnson @ DAL
  100. Braxton Berrios @ ATL

Tight Ends

  1. Travis Kelce vs BUF
  2. Darren Waller vs CHI
  3. George Kittle @ ARI
  4. Mark Andrews vs IND
  5. T.J. Hockenson @ MIN
  6. Kyle Pitts vs NYJ
  7. Noah Fant @ PIT
  8. Dalton Schultz vs NYG
  9. Mike Gesicki @ TB
  10. Dawson Knox @ KC
  11. Tyler Higbee @ SEA
  12. Jared Cook vs CLE
  13. Hunter Henry @ HOU
  14. Dallas Goedert @ CAR
  15. Jonnu Smith @ HOU
  16. Cameron Brate vs MIA
  17. Tyler Conklin vs DET
  18. Zach Ertz @ CAR
  19. Evan Engram @ DAL
  20. Maxx Williams vs SF
  21. Gerald Everett vs LAR
  22. Robert Tonyan @ CIN
  23. Austin Hooper @ LAC
  24. Anthony Firkser @ JAC
  25. C.J. Uzomah vs GB
  26. Dan Arnold vs TEN
  27. Blake Jarwin vs NYG
  28. Cole Kmet @ LV
  29. Pat Freiermuth vs DEN
  30. Jack Doyle @ BAL
  31. Ricky Seals-Jones vs NO
  32. Tommy Tremble vs PHI
  33. Albert Okwuegbunam @ PIT
  34. Donald Parham Jr. vs CLE
  35. Mo Alie-Cox @ BAL
  36. Juwan Johnson @ WAS
  37. David Njoku @ LAC
  38. Jordan Akins vs NE
  39. Will Dissly vs LAR
  40. Eric Ebron vs DEN

Defense/Special Teams

  1. New England Patriots @ HOU
  2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs MIA
  3. Baltimore Ravens vs IND
  4. Pittsburgh Steelers vs DEN
  5. Denver Broncos @ PIT
  6. Dallas Cowboys vs NYG
  7. Minnesota Vikings vs DET
  8. Las Vegas Raiders vs CHI
  9. Los Angeles Chargers vs CLE
  10. New Orleans Saints @ WAS
  11. Carolina Panthers vs PHI
  12. Arizona Cardinals vs SF
  13. Washington Football Team vs NO
  14. Cleveland Browns @ LAC
  15. Atlanta Falcons vs NYJ
  16. Chicago Bears @ LV
  17. Tennessee Titans @ JAC
  18. Los Angeles Rams @ SEA
  19. Green Bay Packers @ CIN
  20. Philadelphia Eagles @ CAR
  21. Buffalo Bills @ KC
  22. New York Jets @ ATL
  23. San Francisco 49ers @ ARI
  24. Indianapolis Colts @ BAL
  25. Seattle Seahawks vs LAR
  26. Cincinnati Bengals vs GB
  27. Miami Dolphins @ TB
  28. Kansas City Chiefs vs BUF
  29. Jacksonville Jaguars vs TEN
  30. New York Giants @ DAL
  31. Houston Texans vs NE
  32. Detroit Lions @ MIN

Kickers

  1. Justin Tucker vs IND
  2. Matt Gay @ SEA
  3. Tyler Bass @ KC
  4. Harrison Butker vs BUF
  5. Daniel Carlson vs CHI
  6. Matt Prater vs SF
  7. Greg Zuerlein vs NYG
  8. Ryan Succop vs MIA
  9. Nick Folk @ HOU
  10. Greg Joseph vs DET
  11. Jason Myers vs LAR
  12. Mason Crosby @ CIN
  13. Evan McPherson vs GB
  14. Younghoe Koo vs NYJ
  15. Randy Bullock @ JAC
  16. Dustin Hopkins vs NO
  17. Graham Gano @ DAL
  18. Tristan Vizcaino vs CLE
  19. Chase McLaughlin @ LAC
  20. Rodrigo Blankenship @ BAL

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