Week 5 Fantasy Football Rankings: Bye weeks begin

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Fantasy football is about more than assembling your favorite players on one team. This week, with six teams on a bye week, strategy element of the game begins to set in. While a week to rest might be good for the players, it’s certainly a headache for fantasy owners.

 

Teams on bye week: Baltimore, Cleveland, Dallas, Miami, St. Louis, and Washington.

 

QB Rankings

1. Aaron Rodgers GB (@Atlanta)

2. Matthew Stafford DET (vs. Chicago)

3. Michael Vick PHI (@Buffalo)

4. Tom Brady NE (vs. New York Jets)

5. Drew Brees NO (@Carolina)

6. Philip Rivers SD (@Denver)

7. Cam Newton CAR (vs. New Orleans)

8. Eli Manning NYG (vs. Seattle)

9. Matt Ryan ATL (vs. Green Bay)

10. Ryan Fitzpatrick BUF (vs. Philadelphia)

11. Matt Schaub HOU (vs. Oakland)

12. Josh Freeman TB (@ San Francisco)

13. Matt Hasselbeck TEN (@ Pittsburgh)

14. Ben Roethlisberger PIT (vs. Tennessee)

15. Kevin Kolb ARI (@ Minnesota)

16. Jay Cutler CHI (@ Detroit)

17. Jason Campbell OAK (@ Houston)

18. Kyle Orton DEN (vs. San Diego)

19. Mark Sanchez NYJ (@ New England)

20. Donovan McNabb MIN (vs. Arizona)

21. Alex Smith SF (vs. Tampa Bay)

22. Matt Cassel KC (@ Indianapolis)

22. Andy Dalton CIN (@Jacksonville)

24. Curtis Painter IND (vs. Kansas City)

25. Tarvaris Jackson SEA (@New York Giants)

 

 

RB Rankings

1. Darren McFadden OAK (@ Houston)

2. Adrian Peterson MIN (vs. Arizona)

3. Arian Foster HOU (vs. Oakland)

4. LeSean McCoy PHI (@ Buffalo)

5. Fred Jackson BUF (vs. Philadelphia)

6. Matt Forte CHI (@Detroit)

7. Ryan Mathews SD (@ Denver)

8. Maurice Jones-Drew JAX (vs. Cincinnati)

9.  Michael Turner ATL (vs. Green Bay)

10. Beanie Wells AZ (@Minnesota)

11. Chris Johnson TEN (@Pittsburgh)

12. Frank Gore SF (vs. Tampa Bay)

13. Ahmad Bradshaw NYG (vs. Seattle)

14. Jahvid Best DET (vs. Chicago)

15. LeGarrette Blount TB (@ San Francisco)

16. Cedric Benson CIN (@ Jacksonville)

17. Darren Sproles NO (@ Carolina)

18. DeAngelo Williams CAR (vs. New Orleans)

19. BenJarvus Green-Ellis NE (vs. New York Jets)

20. Willis McGahee DEN (vs. San Diego)

21. James Starks GB (@ Atlanta)

22. Isaac Redman PIT (vs. Tennessee)

23. Shonn Greene NYJ (@ New England)

24. Joseph Addai IND (vs. Kansas City)

25. Mike Tolbert SD (@ Denver)

26. Mark Ingram NO (@ Carolina)

27. Jonathan Stewart CAR (vs. New Orleans)

28. Ryan Grant GB (@ Atlanta)

29. Marshawn Lynch SEA (@ New York Giants)

30. Brandon Jacobs NYG (vs. Seattle)

31. Stevan Ridley NE (vs. New York Jets)

32. Thomas Jones KC (@ Indianapolis)

33. Dexter McCluster KC (@ Indianapolis)

34. Michael Bush OAK (@ Houston)

35. Ben Tate HOU (vs. Oakland)

36. Pierre Thomas NO (@ Carolina)

37. LaDainian Tomlinson NYJ (@ New England)

38. Kendall Hunter SF (vs. Tampa Bay)

39. C.J. Spiller BUF (vs. Philadelphia)

40. Knowshon Moreno DEN (vs. San Diego)

41. Delone Carter IND (vs. Kansas City)

42. Marion Barber CHI (@ Detroit)

43. Danny Woodhead NE (vs. New York Jets)

44. Jacquizz Rodgers ATL (vs. Green Bay)

45. Earnest Graham TB (@ San Francisco)

46. Ronnie Brown PHI (@ Buffalo)

47. John Kuhn GB (@ Atlanta)

48. Jackie Battle KC (@ Indianapolis)

49. Bernard Scott CIN (@ Jacksonville)

50. Deji Karim JAX (vs. Cincinnati)

 

 

WR Rankings

1. Calvin Johnson DET (vs. Chicago)

2. Greg Jennings GB (@ Atlanta)

3. Wes Welker NE (vs. New York Jets)

4. Larry Fitzgerald AZ (@ Minnesota)

5. Steve Smith CAR (vs. New Orleans)

6. Vincent Jackson SD (@ Denver)

7. Roddy White ATL (vs. Green Bay)

8. Hakeem Nicks NYG (vs. Seattle)

9. Mike Wallace PIT (vs. Tennessee)

10. DeSean Jackson PHI (@ Buffalo)

11. Dwayne Bowe KC (@ Indianapolis)

12. Stevie Johnson BUF (vs. Philadelphia)

13. Brandon Lloyd DEN (vs. San Diego)

14. Santonio Holmes NYJ (@ New England)

15. Julio Jones ATL (vs. Green Bay)

16.  Sidney Rice SEA (@ New York Giants)

17. Percy Harvin MIN (vs. Arizona)

18. Jordy Nelson GB (@ Atlanta)

19. A.J. Green CIN (@ Jacksonville)

20. Jeremy Maclin PHI (@ Buffalo)

21. Reggie Wayne IND (vs. Kansas City)

22. Mike Williams TB (@ San Francisco)

23. Marques Colston NO (@ Carolina)

24. Eric Decker DEN (vs. San Diego)

25. Nate Washington TEN (@ Pittsburgh)

26. Pierre Garcon IND (vs. Kansas City)

27. Mario Manningham NYG (vs. Seattle)

28. Jacoby Jones HOU (vs. Oakland)

29. Plaxico Burress NYJ (@ New England)

30. Deion Branch NE (vs. New York Jets)

31. Mike Thomas JAX (vs. Cincinnati)

32. Lance Moore NO (@ Carolina)

33. Robert Meachem NO (@ Carolina)

34. Denarius Moore OAK (@ Houston)

35. Victor Cruz NYG (vs. Seattle)

36. David Nelson BUF (vs. Philadelphia)

37. Michael Crabtree SF (vs. Tampa Bay)

38. Antonio Brown PIT (vs. Tennessee)

39. Johnny Knox CHI (@ Detroit)

40. Steve Breaston KC (@ Indianapolis)

41. Nate Burleson DET (vs. Chicago)

42. Kevin Walter HOU (vs. Oakland)

43. Malcom Floyd SD (@ Denver)

44. Jacoby Ford OAK (@ Houston)

45. Darrius Heyward-Bey OAK (@ Houston)

46. Titus Young DET (vs. Chicago)

47. Devery Henderson NO (@ Carolina)

48. Austin Collie IND (vs. Kansas City)

49. Dexter McCluster KC (@Indianapolis)

50 Josh Morgan SF (vs. Tampa Bay

 

 

TE Rankings

1. Jimmy Graham NO (@ Carolina)

2. Jermichael Finley GB (@ Atlanta)

3. Rob Gronkowski NE (vs. New York Jets)

4. Owen Daniels HOU (vs. Oakland)

5. Vernon Davis SF (vs. Tampa Bay)

6. Tony Gonzalez ATL (vs. Green Bay)

7. Dustin Keller NYJ (@ New England)

8. Greg Olsen CAR (vs. New Orleans)

9. Brandon Pettigrew DET (vs. Chicago)

10. Kellen Winslow TB (@ San Francisco)

11. Jared Cook TEN (@ Pittsburgh)

12. Scott Chandler BUF (vs. Philadelphia)

13. Jermaine Gresham CIN (@ Jacksonville)

14. Dallas Clark IND (vs. Kansas City)

15. Marcedes Lewis JAX (vs. Cincinnati)

16. James Casey HOU (vs. Oakland)

17. Jeremy Shockey CAR (vs. New Orleans)

18. Visanthe Shiancoe MIN (vs. Arizona)

19. Randy McMichael SD (@ Denver)

20. Kevin Boss OAK (@ Houston)

21. Heath Miller PIT (vs. Tennessee)

22. Brent Celek PHI (@ Buffalo)

23. Aaron Hernandez NE (vs. New York Jets)

24. Kyle Rudolph MIN (vs. Arizona)

25. Clay Harbor PHI (@ Buffalo)

 

 

D/ST Rankings

1. New York Giants (vs. Seattle)

2. Green Bay Packers (@ Atlanta)

3. Detroit Lions (vs. Chicago)

4. Cincinnati Bengals (@ Jacksonville)

5. San Francisco 49ers (vs. Tampa Bay)

6. San Diego Chargers (@ Denver)

7. Chicago Bears (@ Detroit)

8. New Orleans Saints (@ Carolina)

9. New York Jets (@ New England)

10. Tennessee Titans (@ Pittsburgh)

11. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@ San Francisco)

12. Houston Texans (vs. Oakland)

13. Philadelphia Eagles (@ Buffalo)

14. Pittsburgh Steelers (vs. Tennessee)

15. Kansas City Chiefs (@ Indianapolis)

16. Arizona Cardinals (@ Minnesota)

17. New England Patriots (vs. New York Jets)

18. Minnesota Vikings (vs. Arizona)

19. Buffalo Bills (vs. Philadelphia)

20. Indianapolis Colts (vs. Kansas City)

 

Stephen Kelley is a contributor at The Sports Bank where he covers Fantasy Sports and Pro Drafts. You can follow him on Twitter @stephen_tsb.

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