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Kuselias: Week 5 Ranks

Thursday, October 03, 2013


Check out the Week 5 rankings of Erik Kuselias, host of Fantasy Football Live, which airs every Tuesday and Thursday during the NFL season at 5 and 6:30 ET on NBC Sports Network. Follow him on Twitter @EKNBC.



Update at 7:02 a.m. ET on 10/3

Quarterbacks

 

1. Peyton Manning

2. Aaron Rodgers

3. Drew Brees

4. Matt Ryan

5. Matthew Stafford

6. Eli Manning

 

Notes on Eli: I acknowledge this is a very aggressive rank but Philly Allows the second most points to opposing fantasy quarterbacks. And while the Giants have not done much lately... Eli has shown a propensity to throw for a lot of yards And he has great weapons at his arsenal.

 

7. Tony Romo

8. Philip Rivers

9. Michael Vick

10. Cam Newton

11. Tom Brady

12. Sam Bradford

 

Notes on Bradford: At this point in time anybody who's playing against Jacksonville will automatically move up several spots ... And Bradford has shown that against teams about a pass rush he can be quite effective ... With 10 days off I expect him to put up serious numbers.

 

13. Colin Kaepernick

14. Andrew Luck

15. Brian Hoyer

16. Joe Flacco

17. Russell Wilson

18. Terrelle Pryor

19. Geno Smith

20. Jay Cutler

21. Andy Dalton

22. Alex Smith

23. Carson Palmer

24. Matt Schaub

25. Ryan Tannehill



Running Backs

 

1. LeSean McCoy

2. Jamaal Charles

3. Matt Forte

4. Marshawn Lynch

5. Reggie Bush

6. DeMarco Murray

7. Ray Rice

8. Frank Gore

9. Darren Sproles

10. Arian Foster

11. Maurice Jones-Drew

 

Notes on Jones-Drew: Yep ...nobody worse than the Rams v. opposing starting RBs... in a five day stretch (SF and Dallas) they gave up 412 yards rushing ... If Mo Jo Drew can't perform here ... I'm changing the locks on him.


12. Giovani Bernard

13. David Wilson

14. Bilal Powell

15. Eddie Lacy

16. Rashad Jennings

17. Trent Richardson

18. Danny Woodhead

19. Knowshon Moreno

20. Lamar Miller

21. Chris Johnson

 

Notes on Johnson: He hates fantasy players ... made some dumb comments about us as a people. Well, we weren't the ones who had a putrid 21 yds on 15 rushes ... and with Tennessee facing KC (Top 3 v opposing fantasy RBs) ... it might not get better this week.


22. Fred Jackson

23. DeAngelo Williams

24. Ryan Mathews

25. Daryl Richardson

26. Willis McGahee

27. Stevan Ridley

28. Pierre Thomas

29. Joique Bell

30. C.J. Spiller

31. Jason Snelling

32. BenJarvus Green-Ellis

33. Chris Ogbonnaya

34. Brandon Jacobs

35. Jacquizz Rodgers

36. Johnathan Franklin

37. Andre Ellington

38. Rashard Mendenhall

39. LeGarrette Blount

40. Ben Tate

41. Kendall Hunter

42. Bernard Pierce

43. Benny Cunningham

44. Bryce Brown

45. Ronnie Hillman

46. Mike Tolbert

47. Mike Goodson

48. Michael Bush

49. Brandon Bolden

50. Daniel Thomas

 

 

Wide Receivers

 

1. Calvin Johnson

2. Dez Bryant

3. Victor Cruz


Notes on Cruz: Victor Cruz is in the best possible matchup this week as the Philly defense gives up more points to opposing fantasy wide receivers than any team in the NFL. Chips AND salsa this week ...it's also why I'm buying Hakeem Nicks this week ... He's ranked No. 15.

 

4. Julio Jones

5. Demaryius Thomas

6. A.J. Green

7. Brandon Marshall

8. Jordy Nelson

9. Larry Fitzgerald

10. Josh Gordon

11. Wes Welker

12. Andre Johnson

13. Randall Cobb

14. DeSean Jackson

15. Hakeem Nicks

16. Marques Colston

17. Cecil Shorts III


Notes on Shorts: Who has the most targets in the NFL through one quarter of the season? AJ Green? Brandon Marshall? Calvin Johnson? Nope it's the immortal CECIL SHORTS III ... Just sayin' ...


18. Eric Decker

19. Steve Smith

20. Anquan Boldin

21. James Jones

22. Alshon Jeffery

23. Torrey Smith

24. Dwayne Bowe

25. Danny Amendola

26. Julian Edelman

27. Kenbrell Thompkins

28. Denarius Moore

29. Ryan Broyles

30. Mike Wallace

31. Reggie Wayne


Notes on Wayne: Seattle has two great corners and Reggie Wayne is better going deep ... This is not a good matchup and you should look elsewhere. In fact nobody allows less points to opposing wide receivers than Seattle.

 

32. Justin Blackmon

33. Marlon Brown

34. Chris Givens

35. Austin Pettis

36. Vincent Brown

37. Eddie Royal

38. Brian Hartline

39. Jeremy Kerley

40. Michael Floyd

41. Nate Washington

42. Roddy White

43. T.Y. Hilton

44. Tavon Austin

45. Terrance Williams

46. Rueben Randle

47. Stevie Johnson

48. Brandon LaFell

49. Robert Woods

50. DeAndre Hopkins

51. Ted Ginn

52. Golden Tate

53. Mohamed Sanu

 

 

Tight Ends

 

1. Jimmy Graham


Notes on Graham: There's no bigger advantage in fantasy football than playing Jimmy Graham against the other TE in your fantasy league. For example: Jordan Cameron is having an historic season in Cleveland ... And he is 100 yards off Graham's pace through only one quarter of the season.

 

2. Jordan Cameron

3. Antonio Gates

4. Julius Thomas

5. Tony Gonzalez

6. Greg Olsen


Notes on Olsen: Arizona is the league's worst against the tight end and Cam Newton values Olsen as either his No. 1 or No. 2 target in the pass game.

 

7. Jason Witten

8. Martellus Bennett

9. Charles Clay

10. Jared Cook

11. Dallas Clark

12. Coby Fleener

13. Jermichael Finley

14. Vernon Davis

15. Owen Daniels

16. Brandon Myers

17. Kellen Winslow

18. Brent Celek

19. Brandon Pettigrew

20. Tyler Eifert

21. Zach Miller

22. Jermaine Gresham

23. Delanie Walker

24. Rob Housler

25. Scott Chandler

 

 

Team Defense

1. Kansas City

2. Atlanta


Notes on Falcons: Jets quarterback Geno Smith is on pace to turn the ball over 44 times this season. No player has ever had more than 44 turnovers in any single-season in NFL history.

 

3. Cleveland

4. St. Louis


Notes on Rams: Despite giving up 417 rushing yards in a five-day stretch (At Dallas, San Francisco) ... When you have a good pass rush, play at home and your opponent is Jacksonville ... You deserve to be ranked in the top five.

 

5. Baltimore

6. San Francisco

7. Seattle

8. Carolina

9. San Diego

10. Denver

11. Houston

12. Chicago

13. Miami

14. New England

15. Tennessee

16. Buffalo

17. Cincinnati

18. Green Bay

19. New Orleans

20. Philadelphia

21. Oakland

22. New York Giants

23. Jets

24. Arizona

25. Indianapolis

26. Detroit

27. Dallas


Notes on Cowboys: The defense that plays against the Denver Broncos is averaging an amazing NEGATIVE 5.8 fantasy points ... (read that sentence again) ... Until further notice you can't ever play against Denver.

 

28. Jacksonville



Erik Kuselias is the host of Fantasy Football Live and Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network. He also hosts a radio show every weekday called 'The Erik Kuselias Show' on NBC Sports radio. He can be found on Twitter at @EKNBC.
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