Sep 11, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz (86) leads his team onto the field during player introductions before action against the Cleveland Browns at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles won 29-10. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Week 5 PPR Rankings

It is truly the year of the quarterback. From veterans like Matt Ryan and Philip Rivers to young stars such as Patrick Mahomes and Jared Goff, quarterback play across the league is trending upward.

This translates to fantasy football, as I believe there are 18 legitimate starting QB options this week. While quarterback is extremely deep right now, running back and tight end are thin. You might have to settle for a bad matchup or start a high-risk waiver pickup.

Remember, season-long fantasy football is all about starting the players you believe give you the best chance to beat your opponent. Minimize risk and maximize opportunity: that’s the name of the game. Now, on to this week’s rankings.

 

Quarterbacks

RANKPLAYEROPPONENT
25Dak PrescottHOU
24Ryan TannehillCIN
23Baker MayfieldBAL
22Josh RosenSF
21Marcus MariotaBUF
20Joe FlaccoCLE
19Derek CarrLAC
18Blake BortlesKC
17Andy DaltonMIA
16Alex SmithNO
15Deshaun WatsonDAL
14Andrew LuckNE
13Carson WentzMIN
12Russell WilsonLAR
11Matthew StaffordGB
10Kirk CousinsPHI
9Philip RiversOAK
8Jared GoffSEA
7Tom BradyIND
6Patrick MahomesJAX
5Matt RyanPIT
4Drew BreesWSH
3Cam NewtonNYG
2Aaron RodgersDET
1Ben RoethlisbergerATL

 

Running Backs

RANKPLAYEROPPONENT
50Latavius MurrayPHI
49Ty MontgomeryDET
48Corey GrantKC
47Duke JohnsonBAL
46Theo RiddickGB
45Mike DavisLAR
44Isaiah CrowellDEN
43Wendell SmallwoodMIN
42Frank GoreCIN
41Alfred BlueDAL
40Nick ChubbBAL
39Austin EkelerOAK
38Lamar MillerDAL
37Kenyan DrakeCIN
36Derrick HenryBUF
35Giovani BernardMIA
34Royce FreemanNYJ
33Chris CarsonLAR
32Jay AjayiMIN
31Javorius AllenCLE
30Nyheim HinesNE
29Devonta FreemanPIT
28Bilal PowellDEN
27Matt BreidaARI
26LeSean McCoyTEN
25Marshawn LynchLAC
24Dion LewisBUF
23Adrian PetersonNO
22James WhiteMIA
21Phillip LindsayNYJ
20Kerryon JohnsonGB
19Carlos HydeBAL
18Mark IngramWSH
17Chris ThompsonNO
16Dalvin CookPHI
15Alex CollinsCLE
14Tevin ColemanPIT
13Aaron JonesDET
12Joe MixonMIA
11Sony MichelIND
10T.J. YeldonKC
9James ConnerATL
8Kareem HuntJAX
7Saquon BarkleyCAR
6David JohnsonSF
5Melvin GordonOAK
4Christian McCaffreyNYG
3Alvin KamaraWSH
2Ezekiel ElliottHOU
1Todd GurleySEA

 

Wide Receivers

RANKPLAYEROPPONENT
50Zach PascalNE
49D.J. MooreNYG
48Cameron MeredithWSH
47Jordy NelsonLAC
46Pierre GarconARI
45Mohamed SanuPIT
44Donte MoncriefKC
43Larry FitzgeraldSF
42Nelson AgholorMIN
41Ryan GrantNE
40Julian EdelmanIND
39Sterling ShepardCAR
38Mike WilliamsOAK
37Josh GordonIND
36Kenny StillsCIN
35Demaryius ThomasNYJ
34Calvin RidleyPIT
33Randall CobbDET
32Devin FunchessNYG
31Keelan ColeKC
30John BrownCLE
29Jamison CrowderNO
28Michael CrabtreeCLE
27Amari CooperLAC
26Robert WoodsSEA
25Doug BaldwinLAR
24Tyler BoydMIA
23Marvin JonesGB
22Quincy EnunwaDEN
21Will FullerDAL
20Cooper KuppSEA
19Jarvis LandryBAL
18Alshon JefferyMIN
17Corey DavisBUF
16Brandin CooksSEA
15Kenny GolladayGB
14Emmanuel SandersNYJ
13Stefon DiggsPHI
12Davante AdamsDET
11Golden TateGB
10Tyreek HillJAX
9Keenan AllenOAK
8JuJu Smith-SchusterATL
7A.J. GreenMIA
6DeAndre HopkinsDAL
5Adam ThielenPHI
4Odell Beckham, Jr.CAR
3Michael ThomasWSH
2Julio JonesPIT
1Antonio BrownATL

 

Tight Ends

RANKPLAYEROPPONENT
25Geoff SwaimHOU
24Mike GesickiCIN
23Nick VannettLAR
22Mark AndrewsCLE
21Rhett EllisonCAR
20Jack DoyleNE
19Antonio GatesOAK
18Jeff HeuermanNYJ
17Ricky Seals-JonesSF
16Austin Seferian-JenkinsKC
15Charles ClayTEN
14David NjokuBAL
13Benjamin WatsonWSH
12Vance McDonaldATL
11Austin HooperPIT
10Tyler KroftMIA
9Eric EbronNE
8Kyle RudolphPHI
7George KittleARI
6Jordan ReedNO
5Jimmy GrahamDET
4Jared CookLAC
3Rob GronkowskiIND
2Travis KelceJAX
1Zach ErtzMIN

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@walkerkelly13

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