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NFL Week 5 fantasy football rankings, waiver targets & drop candidates

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A quarter of the 2021 fantasy football season is now behind us, and it's time to seriously examine fantasy rosters in order to reinforce weak areas. Injuries continue to mount, while the waiver wire offers opportunities to replace anyone hurt or underperforming with guys seeing expanded roles.

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Let’s take a look at my fantasy football rankings by position for Week 5, in addition to which players to drop and to target on the waiver wire.

Week 5 Fantasy Football Rankings

These rankings are based on full PPR scoring. The strength of schedule ranking is based on PFF’s SoS metric. (No. 1 is the easiest matchup and No. 32 the hardest.)

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