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Fantasy football Week 5 rankings: Todd Gurley all the way up to No. 4

The Patriots didn’t stop St. Louis Rams running back Todd Gurley (30) much Sunday. Gurley had four runs of more than 20 yards against New England.
The Patriots didn’t stop St. Louis Rams running back Todd Gurley (30) much Sunday. Gurley had four runs of more than 20 yards against New England. AP

Fantasy football rankings for Week 5:


1 Matt Ryan, Atlanta vs. Washington

2 Tom Brady, New England at Dallas

3 Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay vs. St. Louis

4 Peyton Manning, Denver at Oakland

5 Drew Brees, New Orleans at Philadelphia

6 Carson Palmer, Arizona at Detroit

7 Eli Manning, N.Y. Giants vs. San Francisco ... Manning has yet to throw an interception this year

8 Tyrod Taylor, Buffalo at Tennessee

9 Russell Wilson, Seattle at Cincinnati

10 Philip Rivers, San Diego vs. Pittsburgh

11 Blake Bortles, Jacksonville at Tampa Bay

12 Joe Flacco, Baltimore vs. Cleveland

13 Marcus Mariota, Tennessee vs. Buffalo

14 Alex Smith, Kansas City vs. Chicago

15 Sam Bradford, Philadelphia vs. New Orleans ... New Orleans gives up the 2nd-most fantasy points to opposing QBs

16 Matthew Stafford, Detroit vs. Arizona

17 Michael Vick, Pittsburgh at San Diego

18 Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay vs. Jacksonville

19 Andy Dalton, Cincinnati vs. Seattle

20 Kirk Cousins, Washington at Atlanta

Running back

1 Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh at San Diego

2 Jamaal Charles, Kansas City vs. Chicago

3 Mark Ingram, New Orleans at Philadelphia ... Ingram averaged just 13 receptions his first four seasons in the NFL but is on pace for 88 catches this year

4 Devonta Freeman, Atlanta vs. Washington ... Can Freeman be slowed – Washington has allowed the fewest fantasy points to opposing running backs

5 Todd Gurley, St. Louis at Green Bay ... Gurley ripped off four 20-plus-yard runs against the Cardinals’ defense last week

6 Justin Forsett, Baltimore vs. Cleveland

7 Eddie Lacy, Green Bay vs. St. Louis

8 Dion Lewis, New England at Dallas

9 Matt Forte, Chicago at Kansas City

10 Doug Martin, Tampa Bay vs. Jacksonville

11 Arian Foster, Houston vs. Indianapolis

12 DeMarco Murray, Philadelphia vs. New Orleans

13 Danny Woodhead, San Diego vs. Pittsburgh

14 Darren Sproles, Philadelphia vs. New Orleans ... Sproles gets a chance to shine against his former team the Saints

15 Marshawn Lynch, Seattle at Cincinnati ... Will Lynch (hamstring) be able to go this week?

16 T.J. Yeldon, Jacksonville at Tampa Bay

17 Melvin Gordon, San Diego vs. Pittsburgh

18 Carlos Hyde, San Francisco at N.Y. Giants

19 Duke Johnson, Cleveland at Baltimore

20 Latavius Murray, Oakland vs. Denver

21 Frank Gore, Indianapolis at Houston

22 Karlos Williams, Buffalo at Tennessee ... Williams (concussion) may be forced to miss this week’s game. If he is a full starter then move Williams up to around RB8

23 Joseph Randle, Dallas vs. New England

24 C.J. Spiller, New Orleans at Philadelphia ... After an 80-yard catch to win the game in overtime, look for Spiller to get more looks this week

25 Ronnie Hillman, Denver at Oakland

26 Chris Johnson, Arizona at Detroit

27 C.J. Anderson, Denver at Oakland ... Anderson has zero TDs through four games, is averaging 29.3 rushing yards per game and 2.7 yards per carry

28 Ameer Abdullah, Detroit vs. Arizona

29 LeGarrette Blount, New England at Dallas

30 Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati vs. Seattle ... Bernard is quietly on pace for 1,488 total yards although Seattle is a tough draw this week

Wide receiver

1 Julio Jones, Atlanta vs. Washington

2 Demaryius Thomas, Denver at Oakland

3 Odell Beckham Jr., N.Y. Giants vs. San Francisco

4 Julian Edelman, New England at Dallas

5 Randall Cobb, Green Bay vs. St. Louis

6 DeAndre Hopkins, Houston vs. Indianapolis

7 Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona at Detroit

8 Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh at San Diego ... One week without Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown’s amazing streak of 50+ yards and 5+ catches ends after 35 games

9 Jeremy Maclin, Kansas City vs. Chicago ... Maclin enters Week 6 off back-to-back eight-catch games, the first time he’s done that in his career

10 Keenan Allen, San Diego vs. Pittsburgh

11 Emmanuel Sanders, Denver at Oakland

12 Calvin Johnson, Detroit vs. Arizona

13 Jordan Matthews, Philadelphia vs. New Orleans

14 A.J. Green, Cincinnati vs. Seattle

15 James Jones, Green Bay vs. St. Louis

16 Mike Evans, Tampa Bay vs. Jacksonville

17 Amari Cooper, Oakland vs. Denver

18 John Brown, Arizona at Detroit

19 Pierre Garcon, Washington at Atlanta

20 Vincent Jackson, Tampa Bay vs. Jacksonville

21 T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis at Houston

22 Allen Robinson, Jacksonville at Tampa Bay

23 Donte Moncrief, Indianapolis at Houston

24 Martavis Bryant , Pittsburgh at San Diego

25 Brandin Cooks, New Orleans at Philadelphia

26 Alshon Jeffery, Chicago at Kansas City ... If Jeffery (hamstring) returns he will face a Kansas City defense that has allowed the most fantasy points to opposing receivers

27 Leonard Hankerson, Atlanta vs. Washington ... Possible revenge matchup – Hankerson plays against the team that drafted (and cut) him

28 Terrance Williams, Dallas vs. New England

29 Kendall Wright, Tennessee vs. Buffalo

30 Travis Benjamin, Cleveland at Baltimore

31 Allen Hurns, Jacksonville at Tampa Bay

32 Rueben Randle, N.Y. Giants vs. San Francisco

33 Golden Tate, Detroit vs. Arizona

34 Anquan Boldin, San Francisco at N.Y. Giants

35 Tavon Austin, St. Louis at Green Bay ... Perhaps an elite back like Todd Gurley will open the field more for Tavon Austin to make plays like Week 4, when he topped 100 yards and had 2 TDs

36 Percy Harvin, Buffalo at Tennessee

37 Cole Beasley, Dallas vs. New England

38 Eddie Royal, Chicago at Kansas City

39 Kamar Aiken, Baltimore vs. Cleveland

40 Michael Crabtree, Oakland vs. Denver ... Crabtree (ankle) will need to be monitored but he was able to return last week -- that said, Denver is as tough of a match-up as there is against the pass

Tight end

1 Rob Gronkowski, New England at Dallas

2 Travis Kelce, Kansas City vs. Chicago

3 Martellus Bennett, Chicago at Kansas City

4 Antonio Gates, San Diego vs. Pittsburgh ... Gates is set to make his 2015 debut after his 4-game suspension

5 Jimmy Graham, Seattle at Cincinnati

6 Jason Witten, Dallas vs. New England

7 Charles Clay, Buffalo at Tennessee

8 Tyler Eifert, Cincinnati vs. Seattle

9 Richard Rodgers, Green Bay vs. St. Louis

10 Larry Donnell, N.Y. Giants vs. San Francisco

11 Owen Daniels, Denver at Oakland ... No team has allowed more points to opposing tight ends than Oakland

12 Zach Ertz, Philadelphia vs. New Orleans

13 Delanie Walker, Tennessee vs. Buffalo

14 Jared Cook, St. Louis at Green Bay

15 Crockett Gillmore, Baltimore vs. Cleveland ... Gillmore (calf) will need to be monitored

16 Heath Miller, Pittsburgh at San Diego

17 Gary Barnidge, Cleveland at Baltimore ... Baltimore just blanked Tyler Eifert and have allowed 11 fantasy points to tight ends all year long

18 Maxx Williams, Baltimore vs. Cleveland

19 Coby Fleener, Indianapolis at Houston

20 Benjamin Watson, New Orleans at Philadelphia


1 Brandon McManus, Denver at Oakland

2 Justin Tucker, Baltimore vs. Cleveland

3 Stephen Gostkowski, New England at Dallas

4 Mason Crosby, Green Bay vs. St. Louis

5 Steven Hauschka, Seattle at Cincinnati

6 Matt Bryant, Atlanta vs. Washington

7 Chandler Catanzaro, Arizona at Detroit

8 Cairo Santos, Kansas City vs. Chicago

9 Josh Brown, N.Y. Giants vs. San Francisco

10 Josh Lambo, San Diego vs. Pittsburgh

11 Adam Vinatieri, Indianapolis at Houston

12 Zach Hocker, New Orleans at Philadelphia

13 Caleb Sturgis, Philadelphia vs. New Orleans

14 Robbie Gould, Chicago at Kansas City

15 Mike Nugent, Cincinnati vs. Seattle

16 Connor Barth, Tampa Bay vs. Jacksonville ... Barth will replace Kyle Brindza, who has been released

17 Sebastian Janikowski, Oakland vs. Denver

18 Nick Novak, Houston vs. Indianapolis

19 Matt Prater, Detroit vs. Arizona

20 Dan Bailey, Dallas vs. New England


1 New York Giants DT, N.Y. Giants vs. San Francisco

2 Green Bay DT, Green Bay vs. St. Louis

3 Kansas City DT, Kansas City vs. Chicago

4 Denver DT, Denver at Oakland

5 Buffalo DT, Buffalo at Tennessee

6 Baltimore DT, Baltimore vs. Cleveland

7 Arizona DT, Arizona at Detroit

8 New England DT, New England at Dallas

9 San Diego DT, San Diego vs. Pittsburgh

10 Seattle DT, Seattle at Cincinnati

11 Atlanta DT, Atlanta vs. Washington

12 Cincinnati DT, Cincinnati vs. Seattle

13 Indianapolis DT, Indianapolis at Houston

14 Jacksonville DT, Jacksonville at Tampa Bay

15 Detroit DT, Detroit vs. Arizona

16 St. Louis DT, St. Louis at Green Bay

17 Tennessee DT, Tennessee vs. Buffalo

18 Cleveland DT, Cleveland at Baltimore

19 Houston DT, Houston vs. Indianapolis

20 Philadelphia DT, Philadelphia vs. New Orleans