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That Sports Guy’s Week 5 Fantasy Football Rankings

Ezekiel Elliott Fantasy week 5
The Dallas Cowboys have been putting it on teams all year but they have not been able to win. This week we think they establish their run game with Ezekiel Elliott and they get the win.

By Craig Forrestal

4 weeks have come and gone and we can officially say we have seen a quarter of the NFL games for the 2020 Season. We now have enough of a sampling to determine whether or not our breakout picks will hit or not. Also, we are seeing unsung heroes establish themselves as key pieces to teams. And of course, the injury bug throws some guys into the spotlight; ready or not. So let us see what Week 5 has in store for us. Check out our Week 5 Fantasy Football Rankings.

Here is how this year will play out:

  • Players will be listed as First Last/Team. For example, Gardner Minshew/Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Rankings will consist of:
    • 12 QBs
    • 25 RBs
    • 35 WRs
    • 10 TEs
    • 10 D/ST
    • 3 Weekly Sleepers
    • 3 Weekly Fades
      • Sleepers and Fades will be listed as First Last/ Position/ Team. For example, Tom Brady/ QB/ Tampa Bay Buccaneers

TOP 12 QBs

  1. Patrick Mahomes/ Kansas City Chiefs
  2. Lamar Jackson/ Baltimore Ravens
  3. Russell Wilson/ Seattle Seahawks
  4. Dak Prescott/ Dallas Cowboys
  5. Josh Allen/ Buffalo Bills
  6. Kyler Murray/ Arizona Cardinals
  7. Deshaun Watson/ Houston Texans
  8. Matt Ryan/ Atlanta Falcons
  9. Teddy Bridgewater/ Carolina Panthers
  10. Gardner Minshew/ Jacksonville Jaguars
  11. Jared Goff/ LA Rams
  12. Justin Herbert/ LA Chargers

TOP 25 RBs

  1. Ezekiel Elliott/ Dallas Cowboys
  2. Alvin Kamara/ New Orleans Saints
  3. Josh Jacobs/ Las Vegas Raiders
  4. Dalvin Cook/ Minnesota Vikings
  5. Clyde Edwards-Helaire/ Kansas City Chiefs
  6. James Robinson/ Jacksonville Jaguars
  7. Kareem Hunt/ Cleveland Browns
  8. Chris Carson/ Seattle Seahawks
  9. Derrick Henry/ Tennessee Titans
  10. Mike Davis/ Carolina Panthers
  11. Jonathan Taylor/ Indianapolis Colts
  12. David Johnson/ Houston Texans
  13. James Conner/ Pittsburgh Steelers
  14. Devin Singletary/ Buffalo Bills
  15. Melvin Gordon/ Denver Broncos
  16. Miles Sanders/ Philadelphia Eagles
  17. Kenyan Drake/ Arizona Cardinals
  18. Joe Mixon/ Cincinnati Bengals
  19. Jerick McKinnon/ San Francisco 49ers
  20. Ronald Jones/ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  21. David Montgomery/ Chicago Bears
  22. Todd Gurley/ Atlanta Falcons
  23. Ronald Jones/ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  24. Antonio Gibson/ Washington Football Team
  25. James White/ New England Patriots

TOP 35 WRs

  1. DeAndre Hopkins/ Arizona Cardinals
  2. Tyreek Hill/ Kansas City Chiefs
  3. DK Metcalf/ Seattle Seahawks
  4. Adam Thielen/ Minnesota Vikings
  5. Amari Cooper/ Dallas Cowboys
  6. Calvin Ridley/ Atlanta Falcons
  7. Tyler Lockett/ Seattle Seahawks
  8. Allen Robinson/ Chicago Bears
  9. Keenan Allen/ LA Chargers
  10. Copper Kupp/ LA Rams
  11. Stefon Diggs/ Buffalo Bills
  12. Terry McLaurin/ Washington Football Team
  13. DJ Chark/ Jacksonville Jaguars
  14. Robert Woods/ LA Rams
  15. Will Fuller/ Houston Texans
  16. Mike Evans/ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  17. Odell Beckham/ Cleveland Browns
  18. DJ Moore/ Carolina Panthers
  19. Robby Anderson/ Carolina Panthers
  20. Julio Jones/ Atlanta Falcons
  21. Marquise Brown/ Baltimore Ravens
  22. CeeDee Lamb/ Dallas Cowboys
  23. Tyler Boyd/ Cincinnati Bengals
  24. Michael Gallup / Dallas Cowboys
  25. Julian Edelman/ New England Patriots
  26. Justin Jefferson/ Minnesota Vikings
  27. John Brown/ Buffalo Bills
  28. JuJu Smith-Schuster/ Pittsburgh Steelers
  29. Diontae Johnson/ Pittsburgh Steelers
  30. Jarvis Landry/ Cleveland Browns
  31. Laviska Shenault/ Jacksonville Jaguars
  32. Jerry Jeudy/ Denver Broncos
  33. Deebo Samuel/ San Francisco 49ers
  34. Russell Gage/ Atlanta Falcons
  35. Cole Beasley/ Buffalo Bills

TOP 10 TEs

  1. George Kittle/ San Francisco 49ers
  2. Travis Kelce/ Kansas City Chiefs
  3. Darren Waller/ Las Vegas Raiders
  4. Mark Andrews/ Baltimore Ravens
  5. Hunter Henry/ LA Chargers
  6. Zach Ertz/ Philadelphia Eagles
  7. Mike Gesicki/ Miami Dolphins
  8. Dalton Schultz/ Dallas Cowboys
  9. Jonnu Smith/ Tennessee Titans
  10. Evan Engram/ NY Giants

TOP 10 D/ST

  1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  2. San Francisco 49ers
  3. LA Rams
  4. Baltimore Ravens
  5. Pittsburgh Steelers
  6. New England Patriots
  7. Arizona Cardinals
  8. Indianapolis Colts
  9. Cleveland Browns
  10. Buffalo Bills

3 Weekly Sleepers

  • Ryan Tannehill/ QB/ Tennessee Titans: The Titans get Buffalo this week after an impromptu bye due to a COVID-19 outbreak within the organization. Tannehill has been next-level good for Tennessee since his arrival. He has one game where he did not throw for any TDs this season but he did throw for 321 yards in that game. For the season, Tannehill has 6 TDs and 1 INT with 809 passing yards. Buffalo has allowed 7 passing TDs this season and opposing teams have thrown for over 1100 yards. Josh Allen has shown that he can turn games into a shootout so Tannehill gets his chance to put up points this weekend. 
  • John Brown/ WR/ Buffalo Bills: The Titans defense has let up 7 passing TDs this season and while John Brown had a down week last week I expect him to rebound. Josh Allen has shown he likes to throw the ball downfield. John Brown is a deep-ball specialist. Brown has 2 games this season with a TD and over 70 yards receiving. Justin Jefferson had 7 catches for 175 yards and 1 TD against Tennessee showing there is a way to attack this secondary deep. While Brown carries some boom/bust risk I would lean more boom this week. 
  • Damien Harris/ RB/ New England: 17 carries for 100 yards in his first NFL start in a game where the Patriots had to run the ball because they were without Cam Newton. While the Patriots backfield is difficult to navigate, I feel Harris will have the opportunity to establish himself as the lead back in New England. James White has the pass-catching role without question, but there is not an unquestioned workhorse. After his showing in Week 4, I would expect him to get the first crack at the bulk of the carries in Week 5. There is RB2 potential in Harris; if Belichick gives him the chance. He is the most talented runner on the roster.

3 Weekly Fades

  • Devonta Freeman/ RB/ NY Giants: I know it is tempting. A game against Dallas who is allowing points at a rapid rate. Freeman even showed a few runs where you thought maybe he might be up to something last week. But the Giants are bad offensively and I don’t see it improving. The Giants are not a fantasy wild card I would want to play with. He turned 15 touches into 70 yards last week.
  • AJ Green/ WR/ Cincinnati Bengals: After the first 2 weeks there was hope that maybe he just needed a minute to get on the same page as Joe Burrow but it is now clear that Green is not going to be on the fantasy radar. He had a nice matchup in Week 4 against Jacksonville but only managed 0.8 half-PPR points; 1 catch for 3 yards. This week is Baltimore and Green should not be counted on. 
  • NY Jets Skill Players: The rumors about Sam Darnold being held out of this weekend’s game are not good. Darnold wants to play but there is a chance they play Joe Flacco in his place. The Jets skill players are already iffy at best but with Flacco, they all take a hit for the downward. Is this the beginning of the end in New York for Darnold?
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