Week 5 Fantasy Football Rankings 2020

Welcome to week 5 of the fantasy football season! Unfortunately again this week we saw some serious injuries to some very important fantasy football players including Nick Chubb and Austin Ekeler. Both of these running backs will miss mutliple games per sources and you should start looking for long term replacements. We at FantasyProjection are here for you. This week also brings the introduction of actual non-COVID related BYE weeks which makes filling out your starting fantasy football lineup even more difficult. You can utilize all of the positional rankings below as a start sit tool and find replacements for any of your injured star players. These week 5 fantasy football rankings were made using a .5 PPR scoring setting and will be sure to help you make the right decision. Have fun and good luck!

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Quarterbacks

RankNameProjected Points
1Russell Wilson SEA vs. MIN 24.2 
2Lamar Jackson BAL vs. CIN 22.8 
3Patrick Mahomes KC vs. LVR 22.1 
4Josh Allen BUF at TEN 22.0 
5Kyler Murray ARI at NYJ 21.7 
6Dak Prescott DAL vs. NYG 19.9 
7Matt Ryan ATL vs. CAR 19.8 
8Deshaun Watson HOU vs. JAX 19.6 
9Gardner Minshew II JAX at HOU 17.6 
10Teddy Bridgewater CAR at ATL 17.6 
11Jared Goff LAR at WAS 17.5 
12Kirk Cousins MIN at SEA 17.5 
13Drew Brees NO vs. LAC 17.5 
14Ben Roethlisberger PIT vs. PHI 17.4 
15Joe Burrow CIN at BAL 16.8 
16Tom Brady TB at CHI 15.9 
17Justin Herbert LAC at NO 15.8 
18Ryan Tannehill TEN vs. BUF 15.7 
19Ryan Fitzpatrick MIA at SF 15.6 
20Daniel Jones NYG at DAL 15.5 

Dak Prescott

He is not necessarily treated as such, but Dak Prescott may be the best fantasy QB for 2020 and a lot of that is due to the game script his defense puts him in. Dak has found himself down in most games so far this season no matter how many points his offense puts up. This is an absolute gold mine for fantasy football. As long as Dak needs to keep pace or catch up to opposing offenses he will be one of the best QBs (If not the best) for fantasy football. Dak will face the New York Giants in week 5 who are surprisingly the 5th toughest opponent for opposing fantasy football QBs through 4 weeks. Not only has this defense been more impressive than I would have imagined they also are lacking any assemblance of an offense, which means Dak will have slightly more trouble moving the ball and won’t need to. Dak is still a great option this week, but is not ranked as highly as he would be against a great matchup. Fantasy Projection: 288 yards 2 TDs passing 16 yards 0.2 TDs rushing

Tom Brady

Well hello there Tom Brady‚Ķ Brady looked like his GOAT self mainly in the second half of week 4 when he threw for 369 yards and 5 TDs against the LA Chargers. Brady looked to click with his WRs and even his TE OJ Howard on a TD pass (unfortunately Howard has been sidelined for the year). It is important to note that for most of the game Mike Evans was severly hampered by an injury and Chris Godwin, Brady’s other star receiver, sat out the entire game due to injury. Brady will play next on Thursday night against the Chicago Bears who are the 2nd toughest opponent againt opposing fantasy football QBs so far this season. Although Brady managed to get it done against the Chargers, I will be trying to find other options for week 5. Fantasy Projection: 235 yards 1.7 TDs

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Running Backs

RankNameProjected Points
1Alvin Kamara NO vs. LAC 19.2 
2Ezekiel Elliott DAL vs. NYG 18.2 
3Dalvin Cook MIN at SEA 17.2 
4Clyde Edwards-Helaire KC vs. LVR 16.5 
5Derrick Henry TEN vs. BUF 15.9 
6Josh Jacobs LVR at KC 15.5 
7Jonathan Taylor IND at CLE 15.2 
8Chris Carson SEA vs. MIN 14.9 
9James Robinson JAX at HOU 14.8 
10Kareem Hunt CLE vs. IND 14.6 
11Joe Mixon CIN at BAL 14.4 
12Kenyan Drake ARI at NYJ 14.1 
13Mike Davis SEA vs. MIN 13.8 
14David Johnson HOU vs. JAX 13.8 
15Miles Sanders PHI at PIT 13.6 
16Todd Gurley II ATL vs. CAR 13.3 
17James Conner PIT vs. PHI 13.2 
18Devin Singletary BUF at TEN 12.9 
19Melvin Gordon DEN at NE 12.7 
20Jerrick Mckinnon SF vs. MIA 12.4 

James Robinson

James Robinson was a fairly unknown player at least to most typical NFL fans, but he is absolutely making a name for himself running the rock for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Throughout the first 4 games of the 2020 season Robinson has averaged over 110 all purposes yards per game and near 1 TD per game. Robinson is proving to be an extremely reliable back week in and week out. It only gets better for Robinson when he faces the Texans in week 5 who have been absolutely dominated in the run game allowing the 4th most points to opposing fantasy football RBs. I have high exepctations for Robinson in week 5 and I do not think he will disappoint. Fantasy Projection: 82 yards 0.4 TDs rushing 2 receptions 21 yards 0.2 TDs receiving

Joe Mixon

Thank you Joe Mixon thank you for finally proving why we all drafted you in the early round of fantasy drafts. Mixon had an absolutely amazing fantasy week in week 4 and most likely single handedly won you your week if you had him in your lineup. Mixon rushed for 151 yards and 2 TDs, but he didnt stop there. He added another 6 receptions for 30 yards and yet another TD. This game was alot due to Mixon’s athleticisim while alot being due to some absolute miserable run defense on the part of the Jaguars defense. Either way this was an incredible game for an RB who had been struggling that you spent high draft capital on so you will take it. Fantasy Projection: 80 yards 0.4 TDs rushing 2 receptions 20 yards 0.2 TDs receiving

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Wide Receivers

RankNameProjected Points
1DeAndre Hopkins ARI at NYJ16.8
2Tyreek Hill KC vs. LVR15.8
3Calvin Ridley ATL vs. CAR15.8
4Adam Thielen MIN at SEA14.2
5DK Metcalf SEA vs. MIN14.0
6Tyler Lockett SEA vs. MIN13.8
7Allen Robinson CHI vs. TB13.7
8Amari Cooper DAL vs. NYG13.7
9Stefon Diggs BUF at TEN13.5
10Keenan Allen LAC at NO13.3
11Cooper Kupp LAR at WAS13.2
12Robert Woods LAR at WAS13.1
13Terry McLaurin WAS vs. LAR12.6
14DJ Moore CAR at ATL12.5
15D.J. Chark JAX at HOU12.5
16Mike Evans TB at CHI12.5
17Odell Beckham Jr. CLE vs. IND12.0
18Will Fuller V HOU vs. JAX11.9
19JuJu Smith-Schuster PIT vs. PHI11.8
20CeeDee Lamb DAL vs. NYG11.8
21DeVante Parker MIA at SF11.5
22Robby Anderson CAR at ATL11.3
23Marquise Brown BAL vs. CIN11.3
24Tyler Boyd CIN at BAL11.2
25Michael Gallup DAL vs. NYG11.1

Adam Thielen

You knew it had to be coming for Adam Thielen, the star WR for the Minnesotat Viking had been struggling so far this season for fantasy purposes and was in need of a big game to maintain his WR1 status. Well he finally came through in week 4 when he hauled in 8 receptions for 114 yards and 1 TD against the Houston Texans. Thielen looked every bit the star receiver and should continue to impress in plus matchups. This week Thielen will lineup against the Seattle Seahawks who are allowing the MOST points to opposing fantasy football WRs through the first 4 weeks of the season. I am expecting a HUGE game from Thielen in week 5. Fantasy Projection: 7 receptions 69 yards 0.7 TDs

DK Metcalf

DK Metcalf has been unbelievable through the first 4 weeks of the 2020 fantasy football season. Metcalf is averaging over 100 yards per game with nearly 1 TD per game. He only has approximately 4 receptions per game, but he gets everything out of those limited touches. Metcalf has become a favorite target of QB Russell WIlson who is having an MVP caliber year so far and shows no signs of slowing down. Week 5 has Metcalf facing the Minnesota Vikings who are allowing the 5th most points to opposing fantasy football WRs. This game should be an absolute shootout and I expect Metcalf will be the recipient of multiple redzone targets. Fantasy Projection: 5 receptions 83 yards 0.6 TDs

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Tight Ends

RankNameProjected Points
1Travis Kelce KC vs. LVR15.5
2George Kittle SF vs. MIA12.5
3Mark Andrews BAL vs. CIN11.7
4Darren Waller LVR at KC11.5
5Zach Ertz PHI at PIT11.2
6Jonnu Smith TEN vs. BUF11.2
7Hunter Henry LAC at NO11.0
8Tyler Higbee LAR at WAS10.6
9Dalton Shultz DAL vs. NYG9.5
10Mike Gesicki MIA at SF9.5
11Hayden Hurst ATL vs. CAR9.3
12Evan Engram NYG at DAL9.2

Mark Andrews

Mark Andrews may have only had 3 receptions in week 4, but he made everything of those receptions with 57 yards and 2 TDs against the Washington Football Team. Andrews has quickly become QB Lamar Jackson’s go to redzone target and even number 1 receiving option. I’m not a huge fan of the limited receptions Andrews is seeing as I tend to like more steady volume, but considering the depth at the position I will take what I can get. Andrews will face the Bengals in week 5 who are in the middle of the pack against opposing TEs and are not helping Andrews rankings, but not hurting it either. He will be a top fantasy football TE option again in week 5. Fantasy Projection: 4 receptions 56 yards 0.7 TDs

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