Fantasy Football

2019 Fantasy Football: Week 5 PPR Rankings

Frank Ammirante | October 2nd, 2019 

Week four of the NFL season included a number of disappointing performances from elite players. We saw quarterbacks Patrick Mahomes, Matt Ryan, and Tom Brady all fail to throw touchdown passes. We also saw some massive rushing totals, with Nick Chubb and Leonard Fournette going off for a combined 390 yards. The fantasy football season is a roller-coaster ride filled with surprises and disappointments. Buckle up and let’s see what week five brings!

Quarterbacks

RankNameOpponent
   
1Patrick Mahomesvs. Colts
2Deshaun Watsonvs. Falcons
3Lamar Jacksonat Steelers
4Carson Wentzvs. Jets
5Tom Bradyat Redskins
6Matt Ryanat Texans
7Aaron Rodgersat Cowboys
8Dak Prescottvs. Packers
9Jameis Winstonat Saints
10Russell Wilsonvs. Rams
11Kyler Murrayat Bengals
12Jacoby Brissettat Chiefs
13Jared Goffat Seahawks
14Baker Mayfieldat 49ers
15Philip Riversvs. Broncos
16Jimmy Garoppolovs. Browns
17Kirk Cousinsat Giants
18Gardner Minshewat Panthers
19Andy Daltonvs. Cardinals
20Daniel Jonesvs. Vikings
21Teddy Bridgewatervs. Buccaneers
22Marcus Mariotavs. Bills
23Chase Danielvs. Raiders
24Mason Rudolphvs. Steelers

Despite a disappointing performance against the Lions, Mahomes remains the QB1 because of his sky-high upside. He takes on a Colts defense who is allowing 230.5 passing yards per game, but they have faced Mariota and Carr in two of those games. The dark horse for QB1 is Brissett, who has now put up 20+ fantasy points in consecutive games. He takes on a Chiefs’ defense giving up 258.8 passing yards per game. The Colts will likely be playing catch-up all game, so Brissett could put up strong numbers.

Running Backs

RankNameOpponent
   
1Christian McCaffreyvs. Jaguars
2Dalvin Cookat Giants
3Ezekiel Elliottvs. Packers
4Alvin Kamaravs. Buccaneers
5Nick Chubbat 49ers
6Derrick Henryvs. Bills
7Leonard Fournetteat Panthers
8Austin Ekelervs. Broncos
9Joe Mixonvs. Cardinals
10David Johnsonat Bengals
11Le’Veon Bellat Eagles
12Chris Carsonvs. Rams
13Mark Ingramat Steelers
14James Connervs. Ravens
15David Montgomeryvs. Raiders
16Sony Michelat Redskins
17Devonta Freemanat Texans
18Marlon Mackat Chiefs
19Aaron Jonesat Cowboys
20Todd Gurleyat Seahawks
21Phillip Lindsayat Chargers
22LeSean McCoyvs. Colts
23Carlos Hydevs. Falcons
24Ronald Jonesat Saints
25Tarik Cohenvs. Raiders
26Chris Thompsonvs. Redskins
27Jordan Howardvs. Jets
28Miles Sandersvs. Jets
29Melvin Gordonvs. Broncos
30Wayne Gallmanvs. Vikings
31Frank Goreat Titans
32Matt Breidavs. Browns
33James Whiteat Redskins
34Josh Jacobsvs. Bears
35Royce Freemanat Chargers
36Duke Johnsonvs. Falcons

McCaffrey has averaged 32 touches over the last two games. The Panthers have made him even more of a focal point with Cam Newton injured and Kyle Allen under center. He is the clear-cut RB1 for this week. The dark horse for RB1 is Henry, who should have a favorable game script with the Titans expected to control this game due to the injury to Josh Allen. The Bills have been more susceptible on the ground, so expect Henry to produce in this one.

Wide Receivers

RankNameOpponent
   
1Julio Jonesat Texans
2DeAndre Hopkinsvs. Falcons
3Michael Thomasvs. Buccaneers
4Odell Beckham Jr.at 49ers
5Mike Evansat Saints
6Keenan Allenvs. Broncos
7Chris Godwinat Saints
8Cooper Kuppat Seahawks
9Tyler Lockettvs. Rams
10JuJu Smith-Schustervs. Ravens
11Larry Fitzgeraldat Bengals
12Amari Coopervs. Packers
13Sammy Watkinsvs. Colts
14Adam Thielenat Giants
15Stefon Diggsat Giants
16Robert Woodsat Seahawks
17Josh Gordonat Redskins
18Tyler Boydvs. Cardinals
19Allen Robinsonvs. Raiders
20Will Fullervs. Falcons
21Alshon Jefferyvs. Giants
22Julian Edelmanat Redskins
23Courtland Suttonat Chargers
24Marquise Brownat Steelers
25D.J. Moorevs. Jaguars
26Curtis Samuelvs. Jaguars
27Calvin Ridleyat Texans
28Demarcus Robinsonvs. Colts
29Mecole Hardmanvs. Colts
30D.K. Metcalfvs. Rams
31Marquez Valdes-Scantlingat Cowboys
32John Brownat Titans
33DJ Charkat Panthers
34Jarvis Landryat 49ers
35Phillip Dorsettat Redskins
36Emmanuel Sandersat Chargers
37Robby Andersonat Eagles
38Deebo Samuelvs. Browns
39Dede Westbrookat Panthers
40Jamison Crowderat Eagles
41Mike Williamsvs. Broncos
42Terry McLaurinat Bills
43Sterling Shepardvs. Vikings
44Golden Tatevs. Vikings
45A.J. Brownvs. Bills
46Corey Davisvs. Bills
47Mohamed Sanuat Texans
48Diontae Johnsonat Ravens

Julio is the WR1 for this week with a matchup against the Houston Texans, who have allowed an average of 259.0 passing yards per game. The dark horse for WR1 is Fitzgerald, who could see even more volume with Christian Kirk potentially out due to injury. He faces a Bengals’ defense that has allowed 243.2 passing yards per game. That game has shootout potential, which is also encouraging for Fitz’s outlook.

Tight Ends

RankNameOpponent
   
1Travis Kelcevs. Colts
2Evan Engramvs. Vikings
3George Kittlevs. Browns
4Zach Ertzvs. Jets
5Mark Andrewsat Steelers
6Austin Hooperat Texans
7Darren Wallervs. Bears
8Will Disslyat Rams
9Greg Olsenvs. Jaguars
10Jimmy Grahamat Cowboys
11O.J. Howardat Saints
12Eric Ebronat Chiefs
13Tyler Eifertvs. Cardinals
14Delanie Walkervs. Bills
15Jared Cookvs. Buccaneers
16Vernon Davisvs. Patriots
17Jason Wittenvs. Packers
18Jack Doyleat Chiefs
19Kyle Rudolphvs. Giants
20Trey Burtonvs. Raiders
21Dawson Knoxat Titans
22Gerald Everettvs Buccaneers
23Noah Fantat Chargers
24Jordan Akinsvs. Falcons

Kelce remains the TE1 in a likely shootout at home vs. the Colts, who may still be without safety Malik Hooker and linebacker Darius Leonard. The dark horse for TE1 is Eifert, who faces a Cardinals defense that continues to get throttled by opposing tight ends. He will likely have more targets this week due to the injury to John Ross.

D/STs

RankTeamOpponent
   
1New England Patriotsat Redskins
2Chicago Bearsvs. Raiders
3Philadelphia Eaglesvs. Jets
4Tennessee Titansvs. Bills
5Minnesota Vikingsvs Giants
6Buffalo Billsat Titans
7Kansas City Chiefsvs. Colts
8Los Angeles Chargersvs. Broncos
9Houston Texansvs. Falcons
10Carolina Panthersvs. Jaguars
11Baltimore Ravensat Steelers
12Pittsburgh Steelersvs. Ravens

The Patriots defense has been historically good this season, especially for fantasy football. They take on a terrible Redskins team in another likely blowout, so they remain D/ST1. The dark horse for D/ST1 are the Titans, who take on a Bills team that will likely be without Allen. Backup Matt Barkley is not a good quarterback, so Tennessee should be able to rack up sacks and turnovers.

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