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Week 5 Rankings

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

Week 5 Tight Ends

 

RK

Player

TM

Opp

1

Travis Kelce

KC

IND

2

George Kittle

SF

CLE

3

Evan Engram

NYG

MIN

4

Darren Waller

OAK

CHI

5

Zach Ertz

PHI

NYJ

6

Mark Andrews

BAL

@PIT

7

Austin Hooper

ATL

@HOU

8

Will Dissly

SEA

LA

9

Greg Olsen

CAR

JAC

10

Delanie Walker

TEN

BUF

11

O.J. Howard

TB

@NO

12

Eric Ebron

IND

@KC

13

Jimmy Graham

GB

@DAL

14

Jared Cook

NO

TB

15

Tyler Eifert

CIN

ARI

16

Vance McDonald

PIT

BAL

17

Jason Witten

DAL

GB

18

Jack Doyle

IND

@KC

19

Dawson Knox

BUF

@TEN

20

Noah Fant

DEN

@LAC

21

Trey Burton

CHI

@OAK

22

Hayden Hurst

BAL

@PIT

23

Dallas Goedert

PHI

NYJ

24

Gerald Everett

LA

@SEA

25

Ricky Seals-Jones

CLE

@SF

26

Tyler Higbee

LA

@SEA

27

Kyle Rudolph

MIN

@NYG

28

Jordan Akins

HOU

ATL

29

James O'Shaughnessy

JAC

@CAR

30

Nick Vannett

PIT

BAL

 

TE Notes: An automatic 7/80 so far this season, Travis Kelce has a delectable matchup in the Colts. … Despite George Kittle’s slow fantasy start, he is still vacuuming up 24.7 percent of the 49ers’ targets. The floodgates will open soon. The Browns are coughing up the eighth most tight end fantasy points. … Through four weeks, Evan Engram checks in as the TE1 in both PPR and standard. Golden Tate’s return from suspension will test his targets floor. So far, Engram has seen at least seven looks in every game. … Zach Ertz has also seen at least seven targets every game. DeSean Jackson’s (abdomen) potential return could say something about that for Week 5. The Jets are surrendering the fewest tight end fantasy points but have not faced a real test up the seam. … Darren Waller is on pace for 132/1,280. The Bears have been limiting tight end production, but the Raiders won’t have many other means of moving the ball. … Mark Andrews is yet another tight end who has drawn at least seven looks each week out. He had another quiet game in Week 4 but led all tight ends in air yards (94). You can continue to bet on his upside.  

Austin Hooper checks in as the TE2 in PPR and TE4 in standard. The further the Falcons’ offense descends into madness, the safer Hooper’s floor seems to become. … Will Dissly: You can’t fight city hall. Tied for third in the entire NFL in end zone targets (five), Dissly was targeted on a ridiculous 40 percent of his routes against the Cardinals. That was the Seahawks’ first game without Nick Vannett. The Rams are a tougher matchup than the Cardinals. … Greg Olsen and Delanie Walker both came back down to earth in Week 4. Neither have a great Week 5 matchup. Olsen has displayed the higher ceiling this season, Walker the higher floor. I’ll let that serve as the tiebreaker. … O.J. Howard has yet to draw more than five targets in a game. With Mike Evans and Chris Godwin dominating, Bucs coach Bruce Arians lacks motivation to force the issue with his seam stretcher. 

Eric Ebron flat stunk in Week 4, dropping three passes before scoring a meaningless 48-yard touchdown. Jack Doyle, meanwhile, failed to make an impact on eight targets, going 4/22. They get a Week 5 reprieve because Jacoby Brissett will undoubtedly have to attempt more than 40 passes against the Chiefs, and T.Y. Hilton’s (quad) health remains uncertain. … I’ll keep trotting Jared Cook out there in the top 15 because, really, what choice do I have? Cook is 11th in tight end targets (17) and 12th in air yards. Even with Teddy Bridgewater under center, at some point Cook is going to bust some big plays. … Tyler Eifert’s ranking is all about the matchup. … Jimmy Graham went a season-best 6/61/1 in Week 4, but his anti-chemistry with Aaron Rodgers remained in fine form. Graham was at one point literally hit in the back with a pass. … Dawson Knox is 10th in air yards over the past two weeks. These are the things we tell ourselves at this part of the board. … Ricky Seals-Jones is athletic and went 3/82/1 in Week 4. Idk. … Ben Watson comes off suspension to a good matchup.                

 

Week 5 Kickers

RK

Player

TM

Opp

1

Harrison Butker

KC

IND

2

Wil Lutz

NO

TB

3

Greg Zuerlein

LA

@SEA

4

Justin Tucker

BAL

@PIT

5

Brett Maher

DAL

GB

6

Matt Gay

TB

@NO

7

Joey Slye

CAR

JAC

8

Zane Gonzalez

ARI

@CIN

9

Jake Elliott

PHI

NYJ

10

Mason Crosby

GB

@DAL

11

Mike Nugent

NE

@WAS

12

Ka'imi Fairbairn

HOU

ATL

13

Jason Myers

SEA

LA

14

Chris Boswell

PIT

BAL

15

Brandon McManus

DEN

@LAC

16

Robbie Gould

SF

CLE

17

Dan Bailey

MIN

@NYG

18

Eddy Pineiro

CHI

@OAK

19

Stephen Hauschka

BUF

@TEN

20

Austin Seibert

CLE

@SF

21

Adam Vinatieri

IND

@KC

22

Matt Bryant

ATL

@HOU

23

Randy Bullock

CIN

ARI

24

Ty Long

LAC

DEN

25

Aldrick Rosas

NYG

MIN

26

Josh Lambo

JAC

@CAR

27

Cairo Santos

TEN

BUF

28

Daniel Carlson

OAK

CHI

29

Sam Ficken

NYJ

@PHI

30

Dustin Hopkins

WAS

NE

 

Week 5 Defense/Special Teams 

RK

Player

TM

Opp

1

New England Patriots

NE

@WAS

2

Chicago Bears

CHI

@OAK

3

Los Angeles Chargers

LAC

DEN

4

Buffalo Bills

BUF

@TEN

5

Tennessee Titans

TEN

BUF

6

Carolina Panthers

CAR

JAC

7

Minnesota Vikings

MIN

@NYG

8

Philadelphia Eagles

PHI

NYJ

9

Kansas City Chiefs

KC

IND

10

San Francisco 49ers

SF

CLE

11

Jacksonville Jaguars

JAC

@CAR

12

New Orleans Saints

NO

TB

13

Houston Texans

HOU

ATL

14

Cleveland Browns

CLE

@SF

15

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

TB

@NO

16

Baltimore Ravens

BAL

@PIT

17

Seattle Seahawks

SEA

LA

18

Los Angeles Rams

LA

@SEA

19

Green Bay Packers

GB

@DAL

20

Pittsburgh Steelers

PIT

BAL

21

Denver Broncos

DEN

@LAC

22

Atlanta Falcons

ATL

@HOU

23

Dallas Cowboys

DAL

GB

24

Arizona Cardinals

ARI

@CIN

25

Oakland Raiders

OAK

CHI

26

Cincinnati Bengals

CIN

ARI

27

New York Giants

NYG

MIN

28

New York Jets

NYJ

@PHI

29

Indianapolis Colts

IND

@KC

30

Washington Redskins

WAS

NE

Patrick Daugherty
Patrick Daugherty is a football and baseball writer for Rotoworld.com. He can be found on Twitter .