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Week 5 Rankings

by Patrick Daugherty
Updated On: October 6, 2019, 11:52 am ET

Sunday morning updates. Removed Tyrell Williams, Devin Singletary and Rex Burkhead. Wasn't really sure what to do with Tevin Coleman. Got him "on the board." Added Vance McDonald. Moved Marlon Mack down due to SNF uncertainty. Removed Ben Watson.  

What is going on with DeAndre Hopkins? It’s really not that complicated. A tough defense here, a Kenny Stills target there. Especially with Stills battling a hamstring issue, Week 5 should be the time Hopkins finally goes Nuk. Hopkins has maintained his five-catch floor while also commanding at least a 20 percent target share all four times out. He is squaring off with a Falcons D that just revived Marcus Mariota. Hopkins is about to touch the ceiling vs. a defense surrendering the 10th most receiver fantasy points.     

 

Week 5 Quarterbacks 

RK

Player

TM

Opp

1

Patrick Mahomes

KC

IND

2

Lamar Jackson

BAL

@PIT

3

Deshaun Watson

HOU

ATL

4

Russell Wilson

SEA

LA

5

Tom Brady

NE

@WAS

6

Dak Prescott

DAL

GB

7

Matt Ryan

ATL

@HOU

8

Carson Wentz

PHI

NYJ

9

Aaron Rodgers

GB

@DAL

10

Jameis Winston

TB

@NO

11

Kyler Murray

ARI

@CIN

12

Philip Rivers

LAC

DEN

13

Jacoby Brissett

IND

@KC

14

Jared Goff

LA

@SEA

15

Baker Mayfield

CLE

@SF

16

Daniel Jones

NYG

MIN

17

Andy Dalton

CIN

ARI

18

Kirk Cousins

MIN

@NYG

19

Josh Allen

BUF

@TEN

20

Jimmy Garoppolo

SF

CLE

21

Kyle Allen

CAR

JAC

22

Chase Daniel

CHI

@OAK

23

Gardner Minshew

JAC

@CAR

24

Joe Flacco

DEN

@LAC

25

Mason Rudolph

PIT

BAL

26

Marcus Mariota

TEN

BUF

27

Teddy Bridgewater

NO

TB

28

Derek Carr

OAK

CHI

29

Colt McCoy

WAS

NE

30

Luke Falk

NYJ

@PHI

 

QB Notes: Patrick Mahomes is coming off just the third scoreless start of his career. It did feature a personal-best 54 yards rushing. There’s an outside chance Tyreek Hill (clavicle) returns against the Colts. … It’s been tougher sledding for Lamar Jackson the past two weeks and he’s still finished as the QB12 and QB4. I thought Kyler Murray would be real life-struggle proof in fantasy. It’s actually been L-Jax. … Deshaun Watson became the latest quarterback to underperform against the Panthers. That has not been a problem vs. the Falcons, who have coughed up the 10th most quarterback fantasy points. Watson has surprisingly had a pair of scoreless starts through the air, though he helped salvage both with rushing touchdowns. … Russell Wilson saw a golden Week 4 opportunity go to waste because the Cardinals couldn’t hang. So far, Wilson is close to maintaining his 2018 efficiency while improving upon its volume (33 weekly attempts compared to 27). The Rams’ offense has been teetering, especially on the road, but it’s hard to see the Seahawks having the luxury of keeping a governor on their quarterback on TNF. … Tom Brady looked like a rookie in Buffalo. He will look like Tom Brady against a Redskins “defense” permitting a farcical 77.5 completion percentage.

Dak Prescott’s passing touchdown totals have declined from four to three to two to zero. He finished as the QB24 in New Orleans. A Packers Defense allowing the third fewest quarterback fantasy points will be a difficult place to get back on track. Even after Carson Wentz’s three-score Week 4, the Pack have as many picks (four) as touchdowns allowed. Working in Prescott’s favor is the return of Michael Gallup (knee). … Through four games, Matt Ryan has generated just one more touchdown (eight) than turnover (seven). Thanks to averaging 44 attempts and clearing 300 yards each time out, he is still the QB5 by average points. The Texans are struggling to contain enemy passers. … Carson Wentz completed only 16 Week 4 passes. Thankfully, three of them found the end zone. With or without DeSean Jackson (abdomen), Wentz won’t face much resistance from the Jets. … It took a soft matchup, but Aaron Rodgers finally exploded in Week 4. The Cowboys will be another stiff test, but Vegas (47 over/under) expects a solid scoring environment. This should be a more up-and-down game than the Pack’s Weeks 1-3 slate of CHI, MIN, DEN, though Davante Adams’ (toe) potential absence looms large. I would move Rodgers to QB7 if Adams plays.

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The QB7 by average points, Jameis Winston is coming off back-to-back three-score starts for the first time in his career. His 385/4 against the Rams came in a tough matchup. @NO feels like another one, though the Saints are surrendering the second most QB fantasy points even after shutting down Dak Prescott. … Kyler Murray keeps staying alive, three times finishing in the top 15. The task will grow harder without Christian Kirk (ankle). Murray remains in the QB1 mix for Week 5 because of a date with the Bengals’ severely undermanned defense. … The QB11 by average points, Philip Rivers’ season-low for yardage is 293. “vs. DEN” is far from a smash spot, but the Broncos will be adjusting to life without OLB Bradley Chubb. … Jacoby Brissett had a concerning Week 4. Largely tasked with merely managing games for Weeks 1-3, Brissett could not dig the Colts out of an early 14-0 hole vs. the unimpressive Raiders. T.Y. Hilton’s (quad) absence played a part. It could again this week, but Brissett is a no-brainer streamer in a Chiefs showdown with a week-leading 56.5 over/under. 

I wrote about Jared Goff at great length on Monday. He has not been the same quarterback since Lions coach Matt Patricia gave the league the blueprint to slow Goff down last Week 13. His road struggles are well documented. Middle of the pack in terms of pass defense, the Seahawks are not a stay-away road matchup in and of themselves. … The 49ers made mincemeat of an easy opposing quarterback slate in Weeks 1-3. Baker Mayfield, meanwhile, finally showed signs of life in Baltimore. Perhaps most promising about Mayfield’s performance was his 3/82/1 connection with unheralded Ricky Seals-Jones. Passing to whomever happened to be open was a staple of Mayfield’s 2018. Whether or not he can stay hot for Week 5 could depend on Jarvis Landry’s (concussion) health. … Josh Allen (concussion) is uncertain to face the Titans. The Titans aren’t as dominant against the pass as New England, though they are far from a walk in the park. They have allowed the ninth most quarterback rushing yards despite an unimposing slate of running QBs. … Trying to assuage one receiver (Adam Thielen), Kirk Cousins could find himself without another (Stefon Diggs) against the Giants. Being treated like a rookie by stone-age coach Mike Zimmer, Cousins is not in good position to take advantage of a cake matchup in the Giants.

Much shaker in his second start than first, Daniel Jones gets Golden Tate back for a tough test in the Vikings. … Andy Dalton made me lose my passion for football on Monday night, which is why … he’s a legitimate streamer against the Cardinals’ bottom-three pass defense. Sometimes things just work out that way. … Kyle Allen has had one good start and one terrible one. Even if Jalen Ramsey (back) once again sits, “vs. JAX” is not a blow-up spot. … Chase Daniel’s bottom-dollar DFS appeal is undeniable vs. a Raiders Defense permitting the seventh-most quarterback fantasy points. … We all love the Gardner Minshew story, but the reality is, he’s the QB19 by average points. He has a brutal matchup in a Panthers Defense allowing a league-low 157 weekly passing yards. Ron Rivera’s unit has either erased or stymied Jared Goff, Jameis Winston, Kyler Murray and Deshaun Watson. They are tied for first with 18 sacks. … The Ravens are struggling. They still aren’t “stream Mason Rudolph” struggling. … Marcus Mariota randomly came alive last week, something he does from time to time. The Bills figure to put him back on life support.

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Patrick Daugherty
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