Thursday, October 2, 2014

Week 5 fantasy football rankings

Below are Week 5 fantasy football rankings based on potential performance in this week's games for quarterback, running back, wide receiver, tight end, kicker and team defense.


1 Peyton Manning, Denver vs. Arizona 
2 Drew Brees, New Orleans vs. Tampa Bay 
3 Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay vs. Minnesota 
4 Matthew Stafford, Detroit vs. Buffalo 
5 Andrew Luck, Indianapolis vs. Baltimore 
6 Philip Rivers, San Diego vs. N.Y. Jets 
7 Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh at Jacksonville 
8 Russell Wilson, Seattle at Washington 
9 Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco vs. Kansas City 
10 Nick Foles, Philadelphia vs. St. Louis 
11 Jay Cutler, Chicago at Carolina 
12 Eli Manning, N.Y. Giants vs. Atlanta 
13 Matt Ryan, Atlanta at N.Y. Giants 
14 Cam Newton, Carolina vs. Chicago 
15 Tony Romo, Dallas vs. Houston 
16 Andy Dalton, Cincinnati at New England 
17 Alex Smith, Kansas City at San Francisco ... Alex Smith makes his first return back to San Francisco since being traded to Kansas City
18 Blake Bortles, Jacksonville vs. Pittsburgh 
19 Tom Brady, New England vs. Cincinnati 
20 Joe Flacco, Baltimore at Indianapolis 

Running Back

1 DeMarco Murray, Dallas vs. Houston ... Murray has 100 yards rushing and a rushing TD in each of the first four games, only Jim Brown, O.J. Simpson and Emmitt Smith and now DeMarco Murray can make that claim 
2 Le'Veon Bell, Pittsburgh at Jacksonville 
3 Rashad Jennings, N.Y. Giants vs. Atlanta 
4 Matt Forte, Chicago at Carolina 
5 Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati at New England 
6 Jamaal Charles, Kansas City at San Francisco 
7 Marshawn Lynch, Seattle at Washington 
8 LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia vs. St. Louis 
9 Andre Ellington, Arizona at Denver 
10 Reggie Bush, Detroit vs. Buffalo ... Joique Bell (concussion is likely going to be out in Week 5)
11 Eddie Lacy, Green Bay vs. Minnesota 
12 Montee Ball, Denver vs. Arizona 
13 Matt Asiata, Minnesota at Green Bay 
14 Zac Stacy, St. Louis at Philadelphia 
15 Arian Foster, Houston at Dallas ... Foster remains less than 100% and questionable
16 Ahmad Bradshaw, Indianapolis vs. Baltimore 
17 Darren Sproles, Philadelphia vs. St. Louis 
18 Frank Gore, San Francisco vs. Kansas City 
19 C.J. Spiller, Buffalo at Detroit 
20 Chris Ivory, N.Y. Jets at San Diego 
21 Doug Martin, Tampa Bay at New Orleans 
22 Ben Tate, Cleveland at Tennessee ... Tate projects to make his return this week
23 Justin Forsett, Baltimore at Indianapolis 
24 Trent Richardson, Indianapolis vs. Baltimore 
25 Bishop Sankey, Tennessee vs. Cleveland ... Sankey will reportedly get much more work this week
26 Fred Jackson, Buffalo at Detroit 
27 Shane Vereen, New England vs. Cincinnati 
28 Alfred Morris, Washington vs. Seattle 
29 Pierre Thomas, New Orleans vs. Tampa Bay 
30 Jeremy Hill, Cincinnati at New England 

Wide Receivers

1 Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh at Jacksonville 
2 Dez Bryant, Dallas vs. Houston ... Bryant has scored a TD in three straight games
3 Calvin Johnson, Detroit vs. Buffalo 
4 A.J. Green, Cincinnati at New England 
5 Jordy Nelson, Green Bay vs. Minnesota 
6 Demaryius Thomas, Denver vs. Arizona 
7 Julio Jones, Atlanta at N.Y. Giants 
8 Randall Cobb, Green Bay vs. Minnesota 
9 Kelvin Benjamin, Carolina vs. Chicago 
10 Brandon Marshall, Chicago at Carolina 
11 Emmanuel Sanders, Denver vs. Arizona 
12 Alshon Jeffery, Chicago at Carolina 
13 Percy Harvin, Seattle at Washington 
14 Victor Cruz, N.Y. Giants vs. Atlanta 
15 Steve Smith, Baltimore at Indianapolis 
16 Michael Floyd, Arizona at Denver 
17 Jeremy Maclin, Philadelphia vs. St. Louis 
18 Vincent Jackson, Tampa Bay at New Orleans 
19 Wes Welker, Denver vs. Arizona 
20 Andre Johnson, Houston at Dallas 
21 Keenan Allen, San Diego vs. N.Y. Jets 
22 Julian Edelman, New England vs. Cincinnati 
23 DeAndre Hopkins, Houston at Dallas 
24 Golden Tate, Detroit vs. Buffalo 
25 Michael Crabtree, San Francisco vs. Kansas City 
26 T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis vs. Baltimore 
27 Cordarrelle Patterson, Minnesota at Green Bay 
28 Brandin Cooks, New Orleans vs. Tampa Bay 
29 Sammy Watkins, Buffalo at Detroit ... Kyle Orton under center should be an upgrade for Watkins
30 Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona at Denver 
31 Roddy White, Atlanta at N.Y. Giants 
32 Andrew Hawkins, Cleveland at Tennessee 
33 Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis vs. Baltimore 
34 Eric Decker, N.Y. Jets at San Diego 
35 Terrance Williams, Dallas vs. Houston 
36 Brian Quick, St. Louis at Philadelphia 
37 Anquan Boldin, San Francisco vs. Kansas City 
38 Markus Wheaton, Pittsburgh at Jacksonville 
39 Allen Robinson, Jacksonville vs. Pittsburgh 
40 Marques Colston, New Orleans vs. Tampa Bay 
41 Allen Hurns, Jacksonville vs. Pittsburgh 
42 Eddie Royal, San Diego vs. N.Y. Jets 
43 Rueben Randle, N.Y. Giants vs. Atlanta 
44 Pierre Garcon, Washington vs. Seattle 
45 Greg Jennings, Minnesota at Green Bay ... Grudge match opportunity for Jennings
46 Miles Austin, Cleveland at Tennessee 
47 Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City at San Francisco 
48 John Brown, Arizona at Denver 
49 Mohamed Sanu, Cincinnati at New England ... Marvin Jones was slated to return although he tweaked his ankle Wednesday and is TBD
50 Davante Adams, Green Bay vs. Minnesota 

Tight End
1 Jimmy Graham, New Orleans vs. Tampa Bay 
2 Julius Thomas, Denver vs. Arizona 
3 Martellus Bennett, Chicago at Carolina ... Wow, Bennett is the #1 tight end in fantasy after 4 weeks
4 Greg Olsen, Carolina vs. Chicago ... Olsen faces his former team
5 Larry Donnell, N.Y. Giants vs. Atlanta 
6 Rob Gronkowski, New England vs. Cincinnati 
7 Delanie Walker, Tennessee vs. Cleveland 
8 Travis Kelce, Kansas City at San Francisco 
9 Jordan Cameron, Cleveland at Tennessee ... The BYE week came at a good time for Cameron who should be back to full strength this week
10 Heath Miller, Pittsburgh at Jacksonville 
11 Antonio Gates, San Diego vs. N.Y. Jets 
12 Vernon Davis, San Francisco vs. Kansas City 
13 Jason Witten, Dallas vs. Houston ... Witten is on pace for just 624 yards
14 Zach Ertz, Philadelphia vs. St. Louis 
15 Jordan Reed, Washington vs. Seattle ... Reed (hamstring) has a fair chance to return this week but a Monday night call makes him an iffy gamble
16 Eric Ebron, Detroit vs. Buffalo 
17 Dwayne Allen, Indianapolis vs. Baltimore 
18 Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Tampa Bay at New Orleans 
19 Clay Harbor, Jacksonville vs. Pittsburgh 
20 Owen Daniels, Baltimore at Indianapolis  


1 Steven Hauschka, Seattle at Washington 
2 Nick Novak, San Diego vs. N.Y. Jets 
3 Adam Vinatieri, Indianapolis vs. Baltimore 
4 Cody Parkey, Philadelphia vs. St. Louis 
5 Shaun Suisham, Pittsburgh at Jacksonville 
6 Dan Bailey, Dallas vs. Houston 
7 Justin Tucker, Baltimore at Indianapolis 
8 Phil Dawson, San Francisco vs. Kansas City 
9 Mason Crosby, Green Bay vs. Minnesota 
10 Mike Nugent, Cincinnati at New England 
11 Stephen Gostkowski, New England vs. Cincinnati 
12 Chandler Catanzaro, Arizona at Denver 
13 Blair Walsh, Minnesota at Green Bay 
14 Josh Brown, N.Y. Giants vs. Atlanta 
15 Brandon McManus, Denver vs. Arizona ... Arizona has allowed one field goal all year long for what it's worth
16 Shayne Graham, New Orleans vs. Tampa Bay 
17 Robbie Gould, Chicago at Carolina 
18 Alex Henery, Detroit vs. Buffalo 
19 Matt Bryant, Atlanta at N.Y. Giants 
20 Dan Carpenter, Buffalo at Detroit 

1 Seattle DT, Seattle at Washington 
2 San Diego DT, San Diego vs. N.Y. Jets 
3 Philadelphia DT, Philadelphia vs. St. Louis 
4 Denver DT, Denver vs. Arizona 
5 Cleveland DT, Cleveland at Tennessee 
6 Detroit DT, Detroit vs. Buffalo 
7 Pittsburgh DT, Pittsburgh at Jacksonville 
8 Buffalo DT, Buffalo at Detroit ... Jim Schwartz will return to Detroit as the Bills defensive coordinator
9 San Francisco DT, San Francisco vs. Kansas City 
10 Cincinnati DT, Cincinnati at New England 
11 New York Giants DT, N.Y. Giants vs. Atlanta ... The Giants lead the league with 7 INTs, and Atlanta lost two starting offensive lineman last week
12 Carolina DT, Carolina vs. Chicago 
13 Chicago DT, Chicago at Carolina 
14 Green Bay DT, Green Bay vs. Minnesota 
15 Dallas DT, Dallas vs. Houston 
16 Kansas City DT, Kansas City at San Francisco 
17 New Orleans DT, New Orleans vs. Tampa Bay 
18 Houston DT, Houston at Dallas 
19 New England DT, New England vs. Cincinnati ... Andy Dalton has yet to take a sack this season
20 Tennessee DT, Tennessee vs. Cleveland  

For full Week 5 rankings, click here to access at Fantasy Football Warehouse...