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NFL Week 5 positional fantasy football rankings

2RTK6KC Indianapolis Colts quarterback Anthony Richardson (5) celebrates after a rushing touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2023, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Anthony Richardson has become a weekly starter: He’s finished as a top-five fantasy quarterback every game he’s started and finished and that streak could continue this week.

• Most accurate rankings: Nathan Jahnke’s fantasy rankings have been the most accurate in season rankings over the last 70 regular season weeks, per FantasyPros‘ rankings accuracy competition.

• Other ranking formats available: Our weekly rankings landing page includes rankings in other league formats, flex rankings and IDP rankings.

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These are my fantasy football rankings for Week 5 for PPR leagues, including some notes about players to help you make your weekly decisions.

According to FantasyPros, my rankings were fifth-most accurate in 2021, second-most in 2020 and third-most in 2019. My rankings are the only ones to finish in the top five in three of the last four seasons.

Last Updated: 11:45 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 8

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Rank Name Team Opp Notes
1 Patrick Mahomes KC @MIN
2 Jalen Hurts PHI @LA GM
3 Josh Allen BUF JAX
4 Lamar Jackson BLT @PIT
5 Anthony Richardson IND TEN
6 Tua Tagovailoa MIA NYG
7 Kirk Cousins MIN KC
8 Justin Fields CHI @WAS
9 Jordan Love GB @LV GM
10 Sam Howell WAS CHI FA
11 Trevor Lawrence JAX @BUF
12 Matthew Stafford LA PHI
13 Jared Goff DET CAR GM
14 Joe Burrow CIN @ARZ
15 C.J. Stroud HST @ATL
16 Daniel Jones NYG @MIA
17 Russell Wilson DEN NYJ BM
18 Brock Purdy SF DAL BM
19 Joshua Dobbs ARZ CIN
20 Dak Prescott DAL @SF BM
21 Jimmy Garoppolo LV GB BM, FA
22 Zach Wilson NYJ @DEN GM, FA
23 Ryan Tannehill TEN @IND GM, FA
24 Mac Jones NE NO BM, FA
25 Bryce Young CAR @DET FA
26 Derek Carr NO @NE FA
27 Desmond Ridder ATL HST FA
28 Kenny Pickett PIT BLT FA

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