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Fantasy Football: Week 5 IDP rankings and tiers

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Los Angeles Chargers LB Drue Tranquill: He's in an every-down role against a run-heavy offense in Week 5, which equals big-time production potential.

Dallas Cowboys EDGE Demarcus Lawrence: The veteran is looking like his dominant self and draws a great matchup to produce in Week 5.

Kansas City Chiefs CB L’Jarius Sneed: The budding star is the CB1 for IDP purposes, and it isn’t particularly close.

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With the first month of the 2022 NFL season wrapped, fantasy football teams are starting to get a better idea of whether they’re contenders or pretenders. Whatever the case may be, there’s still plenty of time left in the year, and it’s important to take advantage of the research and rankings available to continue on the path to victory or turn around a sinking ship.

Check the PFF.com rankings page for any updates closer to game time.

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LINEBACKERS

RANK TIER NAME TEAM OPP NOTES
1 1A Roquan Smith CHI @ MIN
2 1A De’Vondre Campbell GB NYG
3 1A Devin White TB ATL
4 1A Bobby Wagner LAR DAL
5 1B Micah Parsons DAL @ LAR
6 1B Jordyn Brooks SEA @ NO
7 1B Devin Lloyd JAX HST
8 1B Nick Bolton KC LV MNF
9 1C T.J. Edwards PHI @ ARZ
10 1C C.J. Mosley NYJ MIA
11 1C Zaire Franklin IND @ DEN TNF
12 1C Cole Holcomb WAS TEN
13 2A Eric Kendricks MIN CHI
14 2A Drue Tranquill LAC @ CLV
15 2A Tremaine Edmunds BUF PIT
16 2A Josey Jewell DEN IND TNF
17 2B Pete Werner NO SEA
18 2B Mykal Walker ATL @ TB
19 2B Foyesade Oluokun JAX HST
20 2B Divine Deablo LV @ KC MNF
21 2C Christian Kirksey HST @ JAX
22 2C Fred Warner SF PHI
23 2C Frankie Luvu CAR SF
24 2C Matt Milano BUF PIT
25 3A Myles Jack PIT @ BUF
26 3A Lavonte David TB ATL
27 3A Dre Greenlaw SF PHI
28 3A Jordan Hicks MIN CHI
29 3B Logan Wilson CIN @ BLT SNF
30 3B David Long TEN @ WAS
31 3B Demario Davis NO SEA
32 3B Zaven Collins ARZ PHI
33 3C Bobby Okereke IND @ DEN TNF
34 3C Kamu Grugier-Hill HST @ JAX
35 3C Nicholas Morrow CHI @ MIN
36 3C Kwon Alexander NYJ MIA
37 4A Rashaan Evans ATL @ TB
38 4A Jacob Phillips CLV LAC
39 4A Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah CLV LAC
40 4A Tae Crowder NYG @ GB
41 4B Alex Anzalone DET @ NE
42 4B Leighton Vander Esch DAL @ LAR
43 4B Quay Walker GB NYG
44 4B Ernest Jones LAR DAL
45 4C Jerome Baker MIA @ NYJ
46 4C Patrick Queen BLT CIN SNF
47 4C Kyzir White PHI @ ARZ
48 4C Ja’Whaun Bentley NE DET
49 5A Shaq Thompson CAR SF
50 5A Germaine Pratt CIN @ BLT SNF
51 5A Jamin Davis WAS TEN
52 5A Anthony Barr DAL @ LAR
53 5B Joe Schobert TEN @ WAS
54 5B Malcolm Rodriguez DET @ NE
55 5B Devin Bush PIT @ BUF
56 5B Cody Barton SEA @ NO
57 5C Jayon Brown LV @ KC MNF
58 5C Jonas Griffith DEN IND TNF
59 5C Jaylon Smith NYG @ GB
60 5C Kenneth Murray LAC @ CLV

Drue Tranquill (LB14) recorded his first 100% snap share game of the 2022 campaign and now draws a great linebacker matchup in Week 5. The Browns rank second in the NFL in rushing attempts per game (37.3), which is an excellent way for linebackers to remain efficient producers for IDP. Through four weeks, rushing defense creates a tackle efficiency (17.1%) more than double that of passing defense (8.4%) for linebackers. After posting back-to-back games of double-digit tackles, Tranquill should keep the momentum rolling in Week 5.

Frankie Luvu (LB22) has turned into one of the best, if not the best, IDP linebacker waiver additions through the first month of the season, and he’s made a case for himself to be an every-week starter in fantasy. Luvu now has two games with double-digit tackle totals while filling the stat sheet in a number of ways, including a pick-six in Week 4. He draws a favorable matchup this week against the 49ers, who rank sixth in the league in rushing attempts per game (30.8). That creates more tackle opportunities for linebackers, as alluded to above.

Cody Barton (LB56) hovered in the range of a top-20 linebacker these past few weeks, but things changed drastically for him in Week 4, as noted in the Week 4 Utilization Report. Barton's snap share was cut in half this past week, which was likely a coach’s decision, as he has proven to be a liability on numerous occasions. He should not be trusted this week until it’s clear if he’s going to regain an every-down role.


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