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Week 5 Rankings

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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Week 5 Running Backs

 

RK

Player

TM

Opp

1

Christian McCaffrey

CAR

JAC

2

Ezekiel Elliott

DAL

GB

3

Dalvin Cook

MIN

@NYG

4

Alvin Kamara

NO

TB

5

David Johnson

ARI

@CIN

6

Nick Chubb

CLE

@SF

7

Chris Carson

SEA

LA

8

Leonard Fournette

JAC

@CAR

9

Derrick Henry

TEN

BUF

10

Mark Ingram

BAL

@PIT

11

James Conner

PIT

BAL

12

Aaron Jones

GB

@DAL

13

Todd Gurley

LA

@SEA

14

Le'Veon Bell

NYJ

@PHI

15

Joe Mixon

CIN

ARI

16

Wayne Gallman

NYG

MIN

17

Melvin Gordon

LAC

DEN

18

David Montgomery

CHI

@OAK

19

Austin Ekeler

LAC

DEN

20

Josh Jacobs

OAK

CHI

21

Marlon Mack

IND

@KC

22

Devonta Freeman

ATL

@HOU

23

Phillip Lindsay

DEN

@LAC

24

Sony Michel

NE

@WAS

25

LeSean McCoy

KC

IND

26

Frank Gore

BUF

@TEN

27

Royce Freeman

DEN

@LAC

28

Jordan Howard

PHI

NYJ

29

James White

NE

@WAS

30

Ronald Jones

TB

@NO

31

Carlos Hyde

HOU

ATL

32

Miles Sanders

PHI

NYJ

33

Damien Williams

KC

IND

34

Matt Breida

SF

CLE

35

Chris Thompson

WAS

NE

36

Jaylen Samuels

PIT

BAL

37

Rashaad Penny

SEA

LA

38

Adrian Peterson

WAS

NE

39

Peyton Barber

TB

@NO

40

Tarik Cohen

CHI

@OAK

41

Duke Johnson

HOU

ATL

42

Gus Edwards

BAL

@PIT

43

Raheem Mostert

SF

CLE

44

Malcolm Brown

LA

@SEA

45

T.J. Yeldon

BUF

@TEN

46

Nyheim Hines

IND

@KC

47

Ito Smith

ATL

@HOU

48

Darrel Williams

KC

IND

49

Tony Pollard

DAL

GB

50

Giovani Bernard

CIN

ARI

51

Tevin Coleman

SF

CLE

52

Alexander Mattison

MIN

@NYG

53

Dexter Williams

GB

@DAL

54

Jordan Wilkins

IND

@KC

55

Jonathan Hilliman

NYG

MIN

56

Jeff Wilson

SF

CLE

 

RB Notes: Christian McCaffrey’s 629 yards from scrimmage through the first four games of the season are the 16th most in history. Amongst active players, only 2017 Kareem Hunt was more prolific in Games 1-4. McCaffrey is on pace for 2,516, which would break Chris Johnson’s record by seven. … Bottled up in Week 2, Ezekiel Elliott has still managed to score in 3-of-4 games while averaging 23 touches since his scaled-back Week 1. Running in the more functional offense, Elliott gets the nod over Dalvin Cook. It doesn’t hurt that he also has the better matchup. … Thanks in part to their imploding passing attack, the Vikings are a team in disarray. They are still 5.5-point road favorites against the Giants. Cook should bounce back from his quiet Week 4. … Alvin Kamara has handled the ball 45 times in two games since Drew Brees went down. It’s hard to see how he does not hit at least 20 for a home tilt where the Saints are 3.5-point favorites. … Bad: David Johnson is averaging 43 rushing yards. Good: He has caught at least six passes 3-of-4 games. With Christian Kirk (ankle) out, D.J.’s pass catching will be needed more than ever against a Bengals Defense that has hemorrhaged the second most RB receptions (31).

The 49ers emerged from their soft Weeks 1-3 slate with Football Outsiders’ No. 6 run defense. Nick Chubb has gone at least 17/62 each time out, but this will be his toughest test of the young season. … Instead of punishing Chris Carson for his fumbles, the Seahawks committed to him, and the 25-year-old back responded with 21 missed/broken tackles in Arizona, the most ever in Sports Info Solutions’ database. A tougher Rams D is on tap for Thursday night, while dangerous change-of-pace back Rashaad Penny is returning from his hamstring injury. … Leonard Fournette’s 225 yards rushing against the Broncos are the high-water mark for the young season by 51. They would have been the second most of 2018, and are the fifth most by any player over the past five seasons. This, after Fournette was humiliatingly ineffective in Week 3. The way to move the ball against Carolina is on the ground. … Marlon Mack was a Week 4 flop and is now battling an ankle injury. If he can get cleared, he will have another RB1 setup vs. a Chiefs D getting blasted for 5.9 yards per carry and 150 rushing yards per game. 

Has any player’s 2019 gone more #AsExpected than Derrick Henry’s? The Bills have a tough run defense, but Henry is guaranteed to reach his 15-touch floor, and should push for last week’s to-date ceiling of 28. … Week 4 got away from the Ravens, resulting in a season-low 13 touches for Mark Ingram. There’s no risk of a repeat vs. the Mason Rudolph-led Steelers. … James Conner finally went off in Week 4 but came away with an ankle injury. His status is genuinely uncertain. If he can go, he has a legitimate RB1 setup in a Steelers Offense being remade into a high-percentage, run-focused attack on the fly. If he can’t, Jaylen Samuels — who touched the ball 18 times and saw heavy wild cat usage against the Bengals, will be an RB1. Even if Conner ends up fine, Samuels is back in the FLEX mix, and actually has some upside this time. … Jamaal Williams (concussion) appears poised to sit in Dallas. Rookie Dexter Williams will be involved, but Aaron Jones should handle the ball at least 15 times in JerryWorld. … Might the training wheels be coming off Todd Gurley? He’s played 75 percent of the snaps over the past two weeks, while his 11 targets against the Bucs nearly doubled his previous season total.

Le’Veon Bell is averaging 25 touches. That’s “situation or opponent doesn’t matter” territory. The Jets have no choice but to keep the handles comin’. … Wayne Gallman fulfilled his plug-and-play destiny. The Vikings are a much more concerning foe than the Redskins, but the Giants still have no choice but to feature the third-year fourth-rounder. … Melvin Gordon can ease into the season as a nearly-touchdown home favorite against a Broncos Defense that just got detonated by Leonard Fournette. Austin Ekeler figures to eventually fade to FLEX status, but Gordon’s workload should be limited enough that Ekeler maintains RB2 appeal for an attackable matchup. … Joe Mixon has overcome his wounded-dove offense for 15/60 in back-to-back weeks. That’s a reasonable floor expectation vs. the Cardinals’ bottom-five run D. … David Montgomery got all the way up to 75 percent of the snaps last week as he handled 24 touches. The production still did not follow. It almost has to vs. the Vontaze Burfict-less Raiders. … Josh Jacobs posted new “season highs” in receiving in Indianapolis but ran only four more routes than the week prior (13-9). If the Bears’ defense has a soft spot, it’s RB receptions. Their 29 are tied for fourth worst. 

Pro Football Focus has a metric called “elusive rating.” It attempts to measure the “impact of a runner independent of his blocking.” Dead last, by far, is Sony Michel. The struggling second-year pro has another mouthwatering matchup. Let’s see if he can finally make that matter. … Phillip Lindsay is averaging 17 touches. Royce Freeman, 14. There’s no other deeper meaning to their rankings. … Devonta Freeman has looked like a runner on his last legs. He’s 53-of-60 in Pro Football Focus’ overall running back ranks. … Damien Williams’ return further complicates the Chiefs’ backfield. LeSean McCoy is the only clearly startable back. Dame is a wild card FLEX play. It’s back to the bench, for now, for Darrel Williams. … An Eagles back finally broke through in Week 4. It was Jordan Howard. Miles Sanders did not fade to black, of course. It’s an open question as to who might get to close out the pathetic Jets. Howard’s “hot hand” gives him the rankings edge. … Devin Singletary (hamstring) is back. Even if he sees the ball only 4-5 times, that’s enough to ice Frank Gore’s RB2 appeal. … With Tevin Coleman (ankle) likely to miss another game, Matt Breida maintains his tenuous hold on RB1 duties. … James White and Chris Thompson. Whose team needs their pass-catching back more this week?

Week 5 Receivers

 

RK

Player

TM

Opp

1

DeAndre Hopkins

HOU

ATL

2

Julio Jones

ATL

@HOU

3

Michael Thomas

NO

TB

4

Keenan Allen

LAC

DEN

5

Cooper Kupp

LA

@SEA

6

Odell Beckham

CLE

@SF

7

Chris Godwin

TB

@NO

8

Tyler Lockett

SEA

LA

9

Mike Evans

TB

@NO

10

Amari Cooper

DAL

GB

11

Tyler Boyd

CIN

ARI

12

Larry Fitzgerald

ARI

@CIN

13

Julian Edelman

NE

@WAS

14

Adam Thielen

MIN

@NYG

15

JuJu Smith-Schuster

PIT

BAL

16

Sammy Watkins

KC

IND

17

Brandin Cooks

LA

@SEA

18

Robert Woods

LA

@SEA

19

T.Y. Hilton

IND

@KC

20

Josh Gordon

NE

@WAS

21

Allen Robinson

CHI

@OAK

22

Alshon Jeffery

PHI

NYJ

23

Marquise Brown

BAL

@PIT

24

Sterling Shepard

NYG

MIN

25

Stefon Diggs

MIN

@NYG

26

Jarvis Landry

CLE

@SF

27

Marquez Valdes-Scantling

GB

@DAL

28

Calvin Ridley

ATL

@HOU

29

Will Fuller

HOU

ATL

30

John Brown

BUF

@TEN

31

Curtis Samuel

CAR

JAC

32

Emmanuel Sanders

DEN

@LAC

33

D.J. Moore

CAR

JAC

34

Demarcus Robinson

KC

IND

35

Courtland Sutton

DEN

@LAC

36

Mecole Hardman

KC

IND

37

D.J. Chark

JAC

@CAR

38

D.K. Metcalf

SEA

LA

39

Terry McLaurin

WAS

NE

40

Auden Tate

CIN

ARI

41

Mike Williams

LAC

DEN

42

Michael Gallup

DAL

GB

43

Phillip Dorsett

NE

@WAS

44

Mohamed Sanu

ATL

@HOU

45

Robby Anderson

NYJ

@PHI

46

Geronimo Allison

GB

@DAL

47

Diontae Johnson

PIT

BAL

48

Golden Tate

NYG

MIN

49

Cole Beasley

BUF

@TEN

50

Dede Westbrook

JAC

@CAR

51

Corey Davis

TEN

BUF

52

Deebo Samuel

SF

CLE

53

Nelson Agholor

PHI

NYJ

54

Jamison Crowder

NYJ

@PHI

55

KeeSean Johnson

ARI

@CIN

56

Paul Richardson

WAS

NE

57

A.J. Brown

TEN

BUF

58

Randall Cobb

DAL

GB

59

Dante Pettis

SF

CLE

60

Marquise Goodwin

SF

CLE

61

Chris Conley

JAC

@CAR

62

Hunter Renfrow

OAK

CHI

63

Keke Coutee

HOU

ATL

64

Trevor Davis

OAK

CHI

65

Ted Ginn

NO

TB

66

Willie Snead

BAL

@PIT

67

Deon Cain

IND

@KC

68

Trey Quinn

WAS

NE

69

James Washington

PIT

BAL

            

WR Notes: Michael Thomas has traditionally victimized the Bucs. For as limited as Teddy Bridgewater is, he has still found a way to funnel Thomas the ball. … Coming off a dud of a game that would have looked better had he not lost a 69-yard touchdown to OPI, Keenan Allen will be shadowed by Chris Harris. 30-year-old Harris is currently PFF’s No. 31 cornerback. … The WR6 by average points in standard, Cooper Kupp is the WR2 in PPR. That includes an 11/102/2 feasting on the road two weeks ago. Seattle has faced struggling offenses but also contained some star wideouts en route to allowing the seventh fewest receiver fantasy points through four games. … 10th in air yards, Odell Beckham is merely 18th in actual yards. The 49ers’ defense is off to a hot start, but it is not because of its undermanned secondary. … The Bucs’ receiver corps has been big enough for the two of Chris Godwin and Mike Evans. Summer visions of Bruce Arians taking Jameis Winston and his wideouts to the next level are beginning to look like a reality. Godwin gets the Week 5 rankings advantage thanks to an appetizing matchup with Saints slot CB P.J. Williams. Despite erasing the Cowboys last week, New Orleans is getting stung for the fifth-most receiver fantasy points.

Tyler Lockett was allowed to wither vs. the Cardinals’ milly-making pass defense last Sunday. Even with the Rams’ offense generating “What’s the deal?” think pieces — including from me — that’s unlikely to be a possibility Thursday evening. Seattle will have to throw. … Yet to truly have a ceiling game, Amari Cooper is headed to Jaire Alexander jail for Week 5. Both compiling and scoring, Cooper still deserves top 10 benefit of the doubt. … The Bengals had me questioning the meaning of life Monday evening. That won’t stop me from firing up Tyler Boyd against the Cardinals. Characteristically, Arizona slot CB Tramaine Brock has been a liability. Boyd is fourth in the league in targets (39). … Sammy Watkins rankings need to come with a trigger warning. Or maybe an insanity warning. I’m trusting the process but … If the rule you followed brought you to this, of what use was the rule? … Redskins slot CB Fabian Moreau is getting blowtorched. Fire up Julian Edelman in the Patriots’ post-Antonio Brown receiver corps following last week’s predictable letdown spot in Buffalo.

Suddenly slumping, Larry Fitzgerald should get jump-started by a Christian Kirk-less date with the Bengals’ barely-there defense. … There’s no way to sugarcoat JuJu Smith-Schuster’s situation. Things are looking bleak. The Steelers’ “passing game” under Mason Rudolph is quickly devolving into glorified handoffs to James Conner and Jaylen Samuels. JuJu’s Week 5 hat is hung on the Ravens’ discombobulated pass defense. … Thanks to an historic 68 attempts from Jared Goff, each of the Rams’ big three receivers partied like it was 2018 vs. the Bucs. There’s no great separating mechanism for Brandin Cooks and Robert Woods this week. … Josh Gordon has yet to have a Sunday where he’s put it all together. It might be hard not to in Washington. … Allen Robinson is weathering whatever the gods of football hell throw at him. The Raiders offer the opportunity for more than just WR2 water treading. … The Vikings’ receiver corps: Things are happening. Amidst a crazy week, here’s what we know: Adam Thielen will play against the Giants and offer major squeaky wheel potential. Stefon Diggs????? … Alshon Jeffery needs to start sending Michael Crabtree royalty checks. The Jets are coughing up the fourth most receiver fantasy points. … Marquise Brown’s air yards haven’t been equaling real yards the past two weeks. His usage — not to mention overall numbers — still remains that of a WR2.

Sterling Shepard no longer has the slot all to himself following Golden Tate’s return. Although Tate’s arrival is indisputably good news for a short-handed receiver corps, it’s worth remembering he didn’t show much for the Eagles last season. … Will Fuller and John Brown are gobbling up air yards but haven’t done much with them. Brown in the past few weeks, Fuller all season. Brown’s matchup in the Titans isn’t amazing, but it is much better than what he had in Week 4. Fuller gets a Falcons D that allowed not one, but two Titans wideouts to come alive last week. … Curtis Samuel has drawn 179 more air yards than D.J. Moore, placing eighth in the league in the category. Moore’s floor hasn’t been all that appealing during Cam Newton’s absence, and it sure looks like Samuel has the higher ceiling. … It appears Terry McLaurin will return from his hamstring injury. Unfortunately, it will be vs. the Patriots’ league-best defense with Dwayne Haskins making his first start. The duo’s “college teammates” narrative is best left on ice for a week. … Marquez Valdes-Scantling is 19th in receiver targets (16) over the past two weeks. Eight is a realistic over/under with Davante Adams (toe) appearing poised to sit. Geronimo Allison, meanwhile, offers refuse-to-die WR4 appeal. 

Emmanuel Sanders has hit 86 yards in 3-of-4 games. Courtland Sutton has a higher ceiling, but Sanders’ floor is more attainable than Sutton’s upside. … With Tyreek Hill’s (clavicle) return looking increasingly imminent, this will probably be the last week you have to choose between Demarcus Robinson and Mecole Hardman. Robinson maintains the volume edge. Hardman is the bigger big-play threat. … For the same reasons laid out in the quarterback section, it’s probably best not to expect a D.J. Chark ceiling week. … Michael Gallup was fifth in yards (226) after Week 2. His low rank is a product of having a tough matchup and uncertain usage following a two-game layoff. … Mohamed Sanu will be forever subtweeting fantasy hipsters. … Instead of locking onto his Pro Bowler JuJu Smith-Schuster or college teammate James Washington, Mason Rudolph loves … third-round rookie Diontae Johnson? Johnson was not covered on his 43-yard touchdown against the Bengals. … John Daigle and Ian Hartitz have a message: Fire up Auden Tate. It certainly sounds compelling on paper. … There are worse ideas than betting on Robby Anderson vs. the Eagles’ nonexistent cornerback group. … Parris Campbell would seem to be “the” non-T.Y. Hilton Colts receiver, but his Week 4 lost fumble was a brutal rookie mistake.

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


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