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Week 5 Rankings

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Week 5 Tight Ends

Rank Player Name Opponent Notes
1 Travis Kelce at HOU -
2 Zach Ertz vs. ARZ -
3 Charles Clay at CIN Questionable (knee)
4 Delanie Walker at MIA -
5 Jimmy Graham at LAR Questionable (ankle)
6 Evan Engram vs. LAC -
7 Austin Seferian-Jenkins at CLE -
8 Martellus Bennett at DAL -
9 Jared Cook vs. BAL -
10 Cameron Brate vs. NE -
11 Jason Witten vs. GB -
12 Kyle Rudolph at CHI -
13 Ben Watson at OAK Questionable (calf)
14 Hunter Henry at NYG -
15 Eric Ebron vs. CAR -
16 Jesse James vs. JAC Questionable (shoulder)
17 Zach Miller vs. MIN -
18 Ryan Griffin vs. KC -
19 Tyler Kroft vs. BUF Questionable (neck)
20 Antonio Gates at NYG -
21 Julius Thomas vs. TEN -
22 Jermaine Gresham at PHI -
23 O.J. Howard vs. NE -
24 Dwayne Allen at TB -
25 Ed Dickson at DET -
26 George Kittle at IND -
27 David Njoku vs. NYJ -
28 Marcedes Lewis at PIT -
29 Seth DeValve vs. NYJ -
30 Jacob Hollister at TB -

TE Notes: Rob Gronkowski is averaging 95 yards since a quiet Week 1. … How do you bounce back from 1/1? With 7/111/1. The Texans are not an imposing matchup for Travis Kelce. … The Cardinals have been tough up the seam, as usual, but Zach Ertz has yet to be slowed. He leads the position in catches and yards. … Charles Clay as the TE4 seems farcical, but I don’t know what else to do. He’s the Bills’ only target, and the position is laughably thin/unsettled right now. If you want to ignore my advice and pretend Clay is not a TE1, I couldn’t blame you. I’m simply attempting to play the percentages. … I’ll probably have to drop Delanie Walker if Marcus Mariota (hamstring) gets officially ruled out. This rank is a hedge. … Jimmy Graham has drawn only three red zone targets, tying him with Ryan Grant and teammate Tyler Lockett, amongst others. Paul Richardson has four.

Going week to week, Evan Engram has yet to see a decrease in catches or targets. Only an increase or push. In Week 4, he set season highs in grabs (six), looks (11) and yards (62). … If this seems a little early to go all in on Austin Seferian-Jenkins … well, yeah. It is. Right now at tight end, I’m hunting for looks. ASJ has had them through two games, and his Week 5 matchup could scarcely be better. The Browns have allowed the second most fantasy points up the seam. … Martellus Bennett’s 26 targets are tied for fourth at tight end. At some point, he’s going to score a touchdown. The Cowboys could be missing Sean Lee (hamstring) again in Week 5. … Most everything is headed in the wrong direction for the Raiders. Jared Cook has been a bright spot, and has a nice Week 5 matchup in a Ravens defense allowing the fourth most tight end fantasy points.

O.J. Howard is coming on. At some point, the Cameron Brate dream is going to die. At least that’s what I keep telling myself. … 21 tight ends have more yards than Kyle Rudolph. He desperately needs Sam Bradford to return. … Hunter Henry is the TE23 by total points. Antonio Gates is the TE30. Henry is the only one with any discernible upside. Both have cavernous downside. But … the matchup is pitch perfect in a Giants defense allowing the most tight end fantasy points by a country mile. … It’s a good matchup for Ben Watson, who leads the Ravens in receiving. … Eric Ebron is averaging 4.57 yards per target. He has eight touchdowns in 44 career games. … Maybe it’s chasing points, but Week 4 deserves to put Tyler Kroft on the TE2 map. … Ryan Griffin should bounce-back as a floor-based TE2 against a Chiefs D that’s allowed the third most tight end yardage.     

Week 5 Kickers

Rank Player Name Opponent Notes
1 Stephen Gostkowski at TB -
2 Mason Crosby at DAL -
3 Dan Bailey vs. GB -
4 Matt Prater vs. CAR -
5 Jake Elliott vs. ARZ -
6 Phil Dawson at PHI -
7 Justin Tucker at OAK -
8 Greg Zuerlein vs. SEA -
9 Chris Boswell vs. JAC -
10 Graham Gano at DET -
11 Harrison Butker at HOU -
12 Ka'imi Fairbairn vs. KC -
13 Nick Folk vs. NE -
14 Blair Walsh at LAR -
15 Stephen Hauschka at CIN -
16 Aldrick Rosas vs. LAC -
17 Nick Novak at NYG -
18 Randy Bullock vs. BUF -
19 Ryan Succop at MIA -
20 Kai Forbath at CHI -
21 Adam Vinatieri vs. SF -
22 Robbie Gould at IND -
23 Jason Myers at PIT -
24 Chandler Catanzaro at CLE -
25 Connor Barth vs. MIN -
26 Cody Parkey vs. TEN -
27 Giorgio Tavecchio vs. BAL -
28 Zane Gonzalez vs. NYJ -

Week 5 Defense/Special Teams  

Rank Player Name Opponent Notes
1 Ravens Def/Spec Team at OAK -
2 Steelers Def/Spec Team vs. JAC -
3 Jets Def/Spec Team at CLE -
4 Vikings Def/Spec Team at CHI -
5 Eagles Def/Spec Team vs. ARZ -
6 Bills Def/Spec Team at CIN -
7 Seahawks Def/Spec Team at LAR -
8 Giants Def/Spec Team vs. LAC -
9 Cardinals Def/Spec Team at PHI -
10 Jaguars Def/Spec Team at PIT -
11 Bengals Def/Spec Team vs. BUF -
12 Lions Def/Spec Team vs. CAR -
13 Chiefs Def/Spec Team at HOU -
14 Panthers Def/Spec Team at DET -
15 Rams Def/Spec Team vs. SEA -
16 Texans Def/Spec Team vs. KC -
17 Chargers Def/Spec Team at NYG -
18 Raiders Def/Spec Team vs. BAL -
19 Bears Def/Spec Team vs. MIN -
20 Packers Def/Spec Team at DAL -
21 Browns Def/Spec Team vs. NYJ -
22 Colts Def/Spec Team vs. SF -
23 Cowboys Def/Spec Team vs. GB -
24 Fortyniners Def/Spec Team at IND -
25 Dolphins Def/Spec Team vs. TEN -
26 Titans Def/Spec Team at MIA -
27 Buccaneers Def/Spec Team vs. NE -
28 Patriots Def/Spec Team at TB -

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