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Week 5 Rankings

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Week 5 Running backs

RankPlayer NameOpponentNotes
1Arian Fostervs. NYG -
2Frank Gorevs. PHI -
3Maurice Jones-Drewat BUF Probable(ankle)
4Adrian Petersonat NYJ -
5Chris Johnsonat DAL -
6Steven Jacksonat DET Probable(groin)
7Michael Turnerat CLE -
8Ray Ricevs. DEN Probable(knee)
9Peyton Hillisvs. ATL -
10Jahvid Bestvs. STL Probable(toe)
11Ahmad Bradshawat HOU Probable(ankle)
12Cedric Bensonvs. TB -
13Jamaal Charlesat IND -
14Ryan Mathewsat OAK Probable(ankle)
15Joseph Addaivs. KC -
16Michael Bushvs. SD Probable(thumb)
17LaDainian Tomlinsonvs. MIN -
18Ryan Torainvs. GB -
19DeAngelo Williamsvs. CHI Probable(flu)
20Matt Forteat CAR -
21Beanie Wellsvs. NO Probable(knee)
22Fred Jacksonvs. JAC -
23Felix Jonesvs. TEN -
24Thomas Jonesat IND -
25Knowshon Morenoat BAL Questionable(hamstring)
26LeSean McCoyat SF Questionable(ribs)
27Pierre Thomasat ARZ Questionable(ankle)
28Shonn Greenevs. MIN -
29Jonathan Stewartvs. CHI -
30C.J. Spillervs. JAC -
31Mike Tolbertat OAK -
32Tim Hightowervs. NO -
33Marion Barbervs. TEN -
34Brandon Jacksonat WAS -
35Darren McFaddenvs. SD Unlikely to play (hamstring)
36John Kuhnat WAS -
37Willis McGaheevs. DEN -
38Ladell Bettsat ARZ -
39Mike Bellat SF -
40Chris Ivoryat ARZ -
41Correll Buckhalterat BAL -
42Darren Sprolesat OAK -
43Tashard Choicevs. TEN -
44Brandon Jacobsat HOU -
45Jason Snellingat CLE -
46LeGarrette Blountat CIN -
47Cadillac Williamsat CIN -
48Chester Taylorat CAR -
49Kareem Hugginsat CIN -
50Mike Goodsonvs. CHI -
51Laurence Maroneyat BAL -
52Bernard Scottvs. TB Probable(hamstring)
53Javon Ringerat DAL -
54Steve Slatonvs. NYG -
55Jerome Harrisonvs. ATL -

RB Going up: If Jahvid Best is healthy enough to play on turf, you have to play him. … Look for Ryan Mathews to take over most of the carries in San Diego again in a plus matchup. … Michael Bush should get 20 carries for the Raiders if Darren McFadden is out. … Ahmad Bradshaw is essentially a must start. I'd rather have him for the rest of the season than Mathews, Cedric Benson, and many other high-draft backs. … Fred Jackson can be used right away because Jacksonville's defense is struggling. … LeSean McCoy is ranked as if he'll start. … Felix Jones is expected to become a bigger part of the offense.

RB Going down: The move to Todd Collins can't help Matt Forte, even if the Bears finally start to establish the run. … My gut says Pierre Thomas won't play. Move Ladell Betts and Chris Ivory up 15 spots if they are out. … Willis McGahee is headed to a backup role again. … Even with Marshawn Lynch gone, I don't trust C.J. Spiller on a weekly basis. … Even if Darren McFadden plays, he's shown he's not a player you can trust to play through injuries well.

Week 5 Wide Receivers

RankPlayer NameOpponentNotes
1Roddy Whiteat CLE -
2Reggie Waynevs. KC Probable(knee)
3Miles Austinvs. TEN -
4Calvin Johnsonvs. STL -
5Andre Johnsonvs. NYG Questionable(ankle)
6Anquan Boldinvs. DEN -
7DeSean Jacksonat SF -
8Hakeem Nicksat HOU -
9Marques Colstonat ARZ -
10Larry Fitzgeraldvs. NO -
11Austin Collievs. KC Probable(foot)
12Randy Mossat NYJ -
13Greg Jenningsat WAS -
14Steve Smithat HOU -
15Santana Mossvs. GB -
16Mark Claytonat DET -
17Chad Ochocincovs. TB -
18Percy Harvinat NYJ -
19Malcom Floydat OAK -
20Eddie Royalat BAL -
21Donald Driverat WAS -
22Santonio Holmesvs. MIN -
23Terrell Owensvs. TB Probable(back)
24Kenny Brittat DAL -
25Brandon Lloydat BAL -
26Michael Crabtreevs. PHI -
27Jeremy Maclinat SF Probable(back)
28Mike Williamsat CIN -
29Kevin Waltervs. NYG -
30Dez Bryantvs. TEN Probable(ribs)
31Dwayne Boweat IND -
32Johnny Knoxat CAR -
33Louis Murphyvs. SD -
34Mike Sims-Walkerat BUF -
35Lance Mooreat ARZ -
36Braylon Edwardsvs. MIN -
37Devin Hesterat CAR -
38Jacoby Jonesvs. NYG Questionable(calf)
39Jabar Gaffneyat BAL -
40Derrick Masonvs. DEN -
41Mario Manninghamat HOU Probable(concussion)
42Lee Evansvs. JAC -
43Roy Williamsvs. TEN -
44Legedu Naaneeat OAK -
45Mike Thomasat BUF -
46Nate Washingtonat DAL -
47Jerricho Cotcheryvs. MIN -
48Demaryius Thomasat BAL -
49Stephen Williamsvs. NO -
50Robert Meachemat ARZ -
51Devery Hendersonat ARZ -
52Josh Morganvs. PHI -
53Mohamed Massaquoivs. ATL -
54James Jonesat WAS -
55Chris Chambersat IND -
56Dexter McClusterat IND -
57Bernard Berrianat NYJ -

WR Going up: Hakeem Nicks has evolved into a must start every week. … Max Hall can't hurt Larry Fitzgerald. Really. We've hit bottom. … Overall, I think the Vikings trade helps Randy Moss a little. He was starting to become a smaller part of the Patriots offense. … Stick with Santana Moss coming off a down week. He'll get enough targets to make it worth it. … Eddie Royal and Brandon Lloyd are becoming difficult to sit as WR3s. … Expect Santonio Holmes to be the Jets top receiver in his first game back. … We're betting big on Kenny Britt this week and for the rest of the season. He's the guy Vince Young looks to in the red zone and few players are better with the ball in the air.

WR Going down: Jacoby Jones won't be close to 100% if he plays. Same goes for Louis Murphy. … Jeremy Maclin is hurt by the Kevin Kolb move. Vertical plays will go way down. … Colts are a different defense at home. Matt Cassell won't have enough time to find Dwayne Bowe down the field. … Mike Sims-Walker is a fine option this week in a plus matchup. The Jaguars will likely make a point to get him the ball. … Braylon Edwards is still not a fantasy option I trust, especially with Holmes back.

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