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NFL Week 5 Positional Fantasy Football Rankings

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Each week, PFF's fantasy football analysts post rankings in PPR, non-PPR and 0.5-PPR formats for the league's offensive skill positions. IDP rankings are also folded into the mix, making the PFF rankings pages the go-to resource for all your fantasy football decisions during the 2021 NFL season.

According to FantasyPros, my rankings placed second in accuracy among 149 experts in 2020 and third among 129 experts in 2019. Through four weeks of the 2021 season, I rank seventh out of 194.

Here are my fantasy football rankings for Week 5 of the 2021 NFL season, including some notes about players to help you make your weekly decisions.

Last Updated: 11:45 a.m.. Sunday, Oct. 10

Key

  • GM: Good matchup, using PFF's strength of schedule and matchup tools
  • BM: Bad matchup, using PFF's strength of schedule and matchup tools
  • DNP: Did not participate in team's most recent practice due to injury
  • LP: Limited participation in team's most recent practice due to injury
  • D: Player is doubtful to play due to injury
  • Q: Player is questionable to play due to injury
  • FA: Free agent available in at least 80% of ESPN leagues

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Quarterbacks

Rank Name Team Opp Notes
1 Josh Allen BUF @KC
2 Kyler Murray ARZ SF
3 Lamar Jackson BLT IND
4 Patrick Mahomes KC BUF
5 Dak Prescott DAL NYG
6 Tom Brady TB MIA
7 Matthew Stafford LA @SEA
8 Jalen Hurts PHI @CAR
9 Russell Wilson SEA LA BM
10 Kirk Cousins MIN DET GM
11 Aaron Rodgers GB @CIN
12 Justin Herbert LAC CLV BM
13 Daniel Jones NYG @DAL
14 Sam Darnold CAR PHI
15 Trey Lance SF @ARZ
16 Joe Burrow CIN GB
17 Ryan Tannehill TEN @JAX GM
18 Derek Carr LV CHI
19 Trevor Lawrence JAX TEN
20 Taylor Heinicke WAS NO BM, FA
21 Justin Fields CHI @LV
22 Matt Ryan ATL NYJ GM
23 Jared Goff DET @MIN FA
24 Mac Jones NE @HST FA
25 Jacoby Brissett MIA @TB BM, FA
26 Zach Wilson NYJ @ATL FA
27 Teddy Bridgewater DEN @PIT FA
28 Baker Mayfield CLV @LAC GM
29 Carson Wentz IND @BLT FA
30 Jameis Winston NO @WAS
31 Ben Roethlisberger PIT DEN BM
32 Davis Mills HST NE GM, FA
33 Taysom Hill NO @WAS FA

Kirk Cousins is mixed in among the usual suspects at the top of the quarterback rankings. He was off to a strong start to the season that included back-to-back weeks as a top-six fantasy quarterback. He disappointed last week against the Browns but faces the ultimate cure for quarterbacks in facing the Lions.

A new quarterback could soon join the top-10 rankings each week in rookie Trey Lance. The Niners rookie currently leads all quarterbacks in fantasy points per dropback in his limited opportunities this season. Most fantasy managers with Lance also have a less risky option on the roster this week, but he is worth putting in starting lineups for a team that’s missed having a consistent quarterback.

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