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NFL Week 5 Fantasy Football Superflex Rankings

Santa Clara, California, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Trey Lance (5) runs with the ball during the fourth quarter against the Seattle Seahawks at Levi's Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

As we march through the NFL season, trends become clearer and paths to fantasy football championships are lined with smart, technical roster management. Week 4 provided us with another injection of data to utilize as we look ahead to Week 5 and beyond.

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As usual, these are my weekly .5-PPR Superflex rankings to assist with start/sit decisions in what can often be complicated league formats. The key to winning Superflex matchups is to understand the range of outcomes with weekly projections.

We will examine these players using tiers. For example, any player in Tier 2 should be started over a player in Tier 3. Within any tier, these choices are going to be a matter of preference.

Since the quarterback pool is limited to essentially 32 starters per week, we will be breaking down the top 100 Superflex options each week.


Name Team Position Opp Proj Pts
Josh Allen BUF QB @ KC 22.9
Patrick Mahomes KC QB vs BUF 23.3
Kyler Murray ARI QB vs SF 22.2
Dak Prescott DAL QB vs NYG 21.2
Tom Brady TB QB vs MIA 23.2
Jalen Hurts PHI QB @ CAR 18.8
Trey Lance SF QB @ ARI TBD
Lamar Jackson BAL QB vs IND 25.5
Russell Wilson SEA QB vs LAR 20.3
Derrick Henry TEN RB @ JAC 19.4
Aaron Rodgers GB QB @ CIN 20.7
Matthew Stafford LAR QB @ SEA 19.2
Justin Herbert LAC QB vs CLE 21.4
Sam Darnold CAR QB vs PHI 18.7
Kirk Cousins MIN QB vs DET 22.5
Derek Carr LV QB vs CHI 20.3
Daniel Jones NYG QB @ DAL 20.4

These are your studs. The only non-quarterback who stands to be projected in this range is Derrick Henry. However, Henry has pretty much been scoring like a quarterback, so we’re giving him the respect he deserves here.

Trey Lance sneaks his way into the top seven spots among his passing peers. In just one half of football, he amassed 20.4 fantasy points against the Seattle Seahawks. He will likely be a hot waiver addition this week. As of now, it sounds like Jimmy Garoppolo will miss a few weeks with a calf injury. Lance has an opportunity to get a full week of practice as the starter and will face off with the Arizona Cardinals — a game that should be a high-scoring affair.

Don’t look now, but noted rushing quarterback Jalen Hurts has two games in a row with at least 326 passing yards and two touchdowns. On top of that, his ground game is still consistent and provides a great floor while his passing begins to unlock his true upside.

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