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Fantasy RB Rankings Week 5: Who to begin, sit at working again in fantasy soccer

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A slew of key working backs (Jonathan Taylor, Dalvin Cook dinner, Antonio Gibson, Darrell Henderson, Melvin Gordon) have been “questionable” heading into Sunday’s motion, however Elijah Mitchell was the one one who really wound up being inactive (together with Christian McCaffrey, after all). Even so, game-time selections trigger loads of begin ’em, sit ’em complications, and so they function a reminder that accidents (and byes) are about to change into a problem at this place. Simply ask David Montgomery house owners. Take pleasure in these principally full Week 5 fantasy RB rankings — it could be one of many final occasions you see all these studs and sleepers in a single place for some time.

Many of the acquainted names are close to the highest, however that is a type of weeks the place lots of the statistically favorable matchups are both to the very prime guys (Derrick Henry vs. Jaguars, Dalvin Cook dinner vs. Lions, Nick Chubb vs. Chargers) or to backs in committee conditions, resembling Leonard Fournette/Ronald Jones II (vs. Dolphins), Zack Moss/Devin Singletary (@ Chiefs), Cordarrelle Patterson/Mike Davis (vs. Jets in London), Chase Edmonds/James Conner (vs. 49ers). Damien Harris (@ Texans) and Darrell Henderson (@ Seahawks) are two of the few main backs with extremely favorable matchups.

WEEK 5 PPR RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Operating again | Large receiver | Tight finish | D/ST | Kicker

That makes it tougher to essentially elevate any sleepers to “must-start” standing, however, as we alluded to within the intro, no less than most backs look like they will be suiting up, and that is most essential. All these committee guys with good matchups simply means there are extra potential sleepers and low-end RB2s/flexes. You won’t like utilizing Edmonds in customary leagues or Conner in PPR leagues most video games, however each are in play in Week 5 after they each had spectacular Week 4’s. The identical goes for Moss/Singletary. Patterson and Davis is a barely completely different story since they do roughly the identical factor and Patterson appears to be enjoying (and producing) extra, however Davis is the extra prone to get goal-line carries, in order that’s one thing to think about in customary leagues. 

WEEK 5 STANDARD RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Large receiver | Tight finish | D/ST | Kicker

Sadly, with the favorable matchups come the unfavorable ones. Miles Sanders/Kenny Gainwell (@ Panthers), Najee Harris (vs. Broncos), Melvin Gordon/Javonte Williams (@ Steelers), Antonio Gibson vs. Saints, Austin Ekeler (vs. Browns), Saquon Barkley (@ Cowboys), and Clyde Edwards-Helaire (vs. Payments) are all going through groups which have completed an excellent job limiting RBs this yr. We’re not too anxious about Harris, Gibson, Barkley, and Ekeler, as they do plenty of harm by way of the air, however Sanders, CEH, and the Broncos, are somewhat more durable to belief given their struggles this yr. We nonetheless have Edwards-Helaire in our prime 25, however he is not essentially an auto-start.

Damien Williams (@ Raiders) and Chuba Hubbard (vs. Eagles) are each in play after producing no less than 70 whole yards every final week. They need to get the majority of their groups’ RB touches, and that quantity offers them loads of worth in customary leagues. Their pass-catching abilities make them strong PPR performs, too.

Total, this seems to be like an excellent week for RBs. You possibly can argue, to make use of the previous soccer saying about QBs, “when you’ve got two, you could have none,” however at RB, that is not all the time true. In any case, any RB can flop, so it is actually extra about having usable choices that enable you to sleep straightforward going into Sunday’s motion. Likelihood is, your WR3 spot perhaps even QB is sufficient of a multitude to trigger complications, so you do not want any extra out of your working backs. 

Notice: We’ll be updating these RB rankings as wanted all through the week, so verify again for the newest modifications. 

Fantasy RB Rankings Week 5: Who to begin at working again

Rankings are primarily based on customary, non-PPR scoring

Rank Participant
1 Derrick Henry, TEN @ JAX
2 Dalvin Cook dinner, MIN vs. DET
3 Nick Chubb, CLE @ LAC
4 Alvin Kamara, NO @ WAS
5 Ezekiel Elliott, DAL vs. NYG
6 Jonathan Taylor, IND @ BAL
7 Aaron Jones, GB @ CIN
8 Austin Ekeler, LAC vs. CLE
9 Joe Mixon, CIN vs. GB
10 James Robinson, JAX vs. TEN
11 Damien Harris, NE @ HOU
12 Antonio Gibson, WAS vs. NO
13 Saquon Barkley, NYG @ DAL
14 Chris Carson, SEA vs. LAR
15 D’Andre Swift, DET @ MIN
16 Clyde Edwards-Helaire, KC vs. BUF
17 Zack Moss, BUF @ KC
18 Josh Jacobs, LV vs. CHI
19 Darrell Henderson, LAR @ SEA
20 Najee Harris, PIT vs. DEN
21 Chuba Hubbard, CAR vs. PHI
22 Leonard Fournette, TB vs. MIA
23 Kareem Hunt, CLE @ LAC
24 Cordarrelle Patterson, ATL vs. NYJ
25 Damien Williams, CHI @ LV
26 Elijah Mitchell, SF @ ARI
27 Devin Singletary, BUF @ KC
28 Chase Edmonds, ARI vs. SF
29 Miles Sanders, PHI @ CAR
30 James Conner, ARI vs. SF
31 Jamaal Williams, DET @ MIN
32 Mike Davis, ATL vs. NYJ
33 Latavius Murray, BAL vs. IND
34 Melvin Gordon, DEN @ PIT
35 Nyheim Hines, IND @ BAL
36 Tony Pollard, DAL vs. NYG
37 Javonte Williams, DEN @ PIT
38 JD McKissic, WAS vs. NO
39 Ronald Jones II, TB vs. MIA
40 Mark Ingram, HOU vs NE
41 Michael Carter, NYJ vs. ATL
42 Kenneth Gainwell, PHI @ CAR
43 Sony Michel, LAR @ SEA
44 Alexander Mattison, MIN vs. DET
45 Trey Sermon, SF @ ARI
46 Malcolm Brown, MIA @ TB
47 Myles Gaskin, MIA @ TB
48 AJ Dillon, GB @ CIN
49 Tevin Coleman, NYJ vs. ATL
50 Ty Johnson, NYJ vs. ATL
51 Darrel Williams, KC vs. BUF
52 Kenyan Drake, LV vs. CHI
53 David Johnson, HOU vs. NE
54 Alex Collins, SEA vs. LAR
55 Giovani Bernard, TB vs. MIA
56 Samaje Perine, CIN vs. GB
57 Rhamondre Stevenson, NE @ HOU
58 Jeremy McNichols, TEN @ JAX
59 Phillip Lindsay, HOU vs. NE
60 Royce Freeman, CAR vs. PHI
61 Peyton Barber, LV vs. CHI
62 Devonta Freeman, BAL vs. IND
63 J.J. Taylor, NE @ HOU
64 Brandon Bolden, NE @ HOU
65 Larry Rountree III, LAC vs. CLE
66 Justin Jackson, LAC vs. CLE
67 Carlos Hyde, JAX vs. TEN
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