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FANTASY FOOTBALL: Patrick Mahomes, Zeke Elliott, DK Metcalf, Hunter Henry lead the final PPR rankings for NFL Week 5

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Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes (1,134 yards passing, 12 TDs) has quickly become a bedrock of consistency against the Raiders, rolling for career averages of 299 yards passing and three touchdowns.

BATSBY Sports offers up its final positional rankings for NFL Week 5, covering quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers and tight ends.

(We happily dismiss kicker and defensive/special teams listings.)

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BYES: Detroit, Denver, Green Bay, New England

QB-STARTER RANKINGS

  1. Russell Wilson, Seahawks
  2. Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs
  3. Lamar Jackson, Ravens
  4. Josh Allen, Bills
  5. Deshaun Watson, Texans
  6. Dak Prescott, Cowboys
  7. Teddy Bridgewater, Panthers
  8. Kirk Cousins, Vikings
  9. Justin Herbert, Chargers
  10. Ryan Tannehill, Titans
  11. Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers
  12. Drew Brees, Saints
  13. Kyler Murray, Cardinals
  14. Joe Burrow, Bengals
  15. Matt Ryan, Falcons
  16. Philip Rivers, Colts
  17. Jared Goff, Rams
  18. Jimmy Garoppolo, 49ers
  19. Gardner Minshew II, Jaguars
  20. Daniel Jones, Giants
  21. Derek Carr, Raiders
  22. Baker Mayfield, Browns
  23. Kyle Allen, Washington Football Team
  24. Carson Wentz, Eagles
  25. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Dolphins
  26. Joe Flacco, Jets

WEEK 5 PREP WORK

QB RANKINGS: Wilson, Mahomes, Allen highlight the Week 5 passers
RUN TO DAYLIGHT: Zeke Elliott claims the top spot w/ PPR tailbacks
PLAYING CATCH: Cooper, Hill, Thielen, Allen fuel the WR rankings
BIG & BAD: Henry, Kelce, Higbee, Kittle lead PPR tight ends for Week 5
PIGSKIN PERFECTION: ‘You Are Looking Live!’ preview of Week 5
GOOD BEATS: 15 betting picks for the NFL, College Football weekend
THE FINAL COUNTDOWN: Positional rankings for evolving Week 5

TOP 60 PPR TAILBACKS

  1. Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys
  2. Mike Davis, Panthers
  3. Alvin Kamara, Saints
  4. Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Chiefs
  5. Josh Jacobs, Raiders
  6. James Conner, Steelers
  7. Chris Carson, Seahawks
  8. Dalvin Cook, Vikings
  9. James Robinson, Jaguars
  10. Todd Gurley, Falcons
  11. Antonio Gibson, Washington Football Team
  12. Derrick Henry, Titans
  13. Kareem Hunt, Browns
  14. Joe Mixon, Bengals
  15. Raheem Mostert, 49ers
  16. Jonathan Taylor, Colts
  17. Le’Veon Bell, Jets
  18. Miles Sanders, Eagles
  19. Devin Singletary, Bills
  20. Kenyan Drake, Cardinals
  21. Mark Ingram, Ravens
  22. Joshua Kelley, Chargers
  23. Darrell Henderson, Rams
  24. David Johnson, Texans
  25. Devonta Freeman, Giants
  26. Nyheim Hines, Colts
  27. Myles Gaskin, Dolphins
  28. Chase Edmonds, Cardinals
  29. Latavius Murray, Saints
  30. Jerick McKinnon, 49ers
  31. Justin Jackson, Chargers
  32. Duke Johnson, Texans
  33. J.K. Dobbins, Ravens
  34. Malcolm Brown, Rams
  35. Alexander Mattison, Vikings
  36. Brian Hill, Falcons
  37. J.D. McKissic, Washington Football Team
  38. Zack Moss, Bills
  39. D’Ernest Jackson, Browns
  40. Frank Gore, Jets
  41. Tony Pollard, Cowboys
  42. Darrel Williams, Chiefs
  43. Chris Thompson, Jaguars
  44. Gus Edwards, Ravens
  45. Jordan Howard, Dolphins
  46. Cam Akers, Rams
  47. Gio Bernard, Bengals
  48. Benny Snell Jr., Steelers
  49. Jordan Wilkins, Colts
  50. Jeff Wilson Jr., 49ers
  51. Travis Homer, Seahawks
  52. Jalen Richard, Raiders
  53. Trenton Cannon, Panthers
  54. Dion Lewis, Giants
  55. Carlos Hyde, Seahawks
  56. Boston Scott, Eagles
  57. Matt Breida, Dolphins
  58. Peyton Barber, Washington Football Team
  59. Dontrell Hilliard, Browns
  60. T.J. Yeldon, Bills

TOP 70 PPR WIDE RECEIVERS

  1. Tyreek Hill, Chiefs
  2. Keenan Allen, Chargers
  3. DK Metcalf, Seahawks
  4. DeAndre Hopkins, Cardinals
  5. Amari Cooper, Cowboys
  6. Calvin Ridley, Falcons
  7. Adam Thielen, Vikings
  8. Stefon Diggs, Bills
  9. Justin Jefferson, Vikings
  10. Odell Beckham Jr., Browns
  11. DJ Moore, Panthers
  12. DJ Chark, Jaguars
  13. Michael Thomas, Saints
  14. T.Y. Hilton, Colts
  15. Will Fuller, Texans
  16. Cooper Kupp, Rams
  17. JuJu Smith-Schuster, Giants
  18. Darius Slayton, Giants
  19. Tyler Boyd, Bengals
  20. Diontae Johnson, Steelers
  21. Brandon Aiyuk, 49ers
  22. Tyler Lockett, Seahawks
  23. A.J. Brown, Titans
  24. Terry McLaurin, Washington Football Team
  25. DeVante Parker, Dolphins
  26. Robby Anderson, Panthers
  27. Marquise Brown, Ravens
  28. John Brown, Bills
  29. Deebo Samuel, 49ers
  30. Jamison Crowder, Jets
  31. Hunter Renfrow, Raiders
  32. CeeDee Lamb, Cowboys
  33. Robert Woods, Rams
  34. Greg Ward, Eagles
  35. Henry Ruggs III, Raiders
  36. Olamide Zaccheaus, Falcons
  37. Tre’Quan Smith, Saints
  38. Mike Williams, Chargers
  39. David Moore, Seahawks
  40. Golden Tate, Giants
  41. A.J. Green, Bengals
  42. Cole Beasley, Bills
  43. Michael Gallup, Cowboys
  44. Sammy Watkins, Chiefs
  45. Russell Gage, Falcons
  46. Tee Higgins, Bengals
  47. Zach Pascal, Colts
  48. Kenny Stills, Texans
  49. Emmanuel Sanders, Saints
  50. Brandin Cooks, Texans
  51. Keelan Cole, Jaguars
  52. Jarvis Landry, Browns
  53. Mecole Hardman, Chiefs
  54. Christian Kirk, Cardinals
  55. Laviska Shenault Jr., Jaguars
  56. JJ Arcega-Whiteside, Eagles
  57. Preston Williams, Dolphins
  58. Chase Claypool, Steelers
  59. Jalen Guyton, Chargers
  60. Curtis Samuel, Panthers
  61. John Hightower, Eagles
  62. Gabriel Davis, Bills
  63. Braxton Berrios, Jets

THE ANNUAL PPR SPECTACULAR

PART I
PART II

MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS

HURRY UP AND PICK! Results of three simultaneous mocks (No. 11 slot)
PRESSURE PACKED: Results of three simultaneous mocks (No. 8 slot)
HURRY UP AND PICK! Results of three simultaneous mocks (No. 4 slot)
ONE LAST RIDE: Our final mock draft before the Week 1 torrent (No. 2)
SLEEPER CELLS: 13 mid-to-late round targets to covet with PPR leagues
FANTASY: 4 ways to invoke the risky ‘Bye Week’ draft strategy
FANTASY: How to fake your way through an uncomfortably early draft
DEEP DIVE: Fun Facts-style breakdown of the 2020 schedule
TWO OF EVERYTHING: Cool results from our ‘Noah’s Ark’ mock draft
FREE MONEY: Our second crack at NFL ‘Survivor Pool’ picks for 2020
READY, SET, GO: The NFL’s 30 most anticipated matchups of the season
MOCK DRAFT SIMULATION: # 11 slot
MOCK DRAFT SIMULATION: #4 slot

TOP 30 PPR TIGHT ENDS

  1. George Kittle, 49ers
  2. Hunter Henry, Chargers
  3. Travis Kelce, Chiefs
  4. Tyler Higbee, Rams
  5. Jonnu Smith, Titans
  6. Mark Andrews, Ravens
  7. Darren Waller, Raiders
  8. Eric Ebron, Steelers
  9. Evan Engram, Giants
  10. Zach Ertz, Eagles
  11. Mo Alie-Cox, Colts
  12. Ian Thomas, Panthers
  13. Mike Gesicki, Dolphins
  14. Greg Olsen, Seahawks
  15. Dalton Schultz, Cowboys
  16. Hayden Hurst, Falcons
  17. Drew Sample, Bengals
  18. Austin Hooper, Browns
  19. Jordan Akins, Texans
  20. Gerald Everett, Rams
  21. Logan Thomas, Washington Football Team
  22. Jared Cook/Josh Hill, Saints
  23. Chris Herndon, Jets
  24. Tyler Eifert, Jaguars
  25. Kyle Rudolph, Vikings
  26. Dawson Knox, Bills
  27. Jack Doyle, Colts
  28. Dan Arnold, Cardinals
  29. Foster Moreau, Raiders
  30. Irv Smith Jr., Vikings

About The Managing Editor

Jay Clemons remains the only sports writer on the planet to capture Cynposis Media’s national award for Sports Blog Of The Year (beating out NBA.com, MLB.com, PGATour.com, The Players’ Tribune in 2015), along with the Fantasy Sports Writers Association’s pre-eminent award for Best Writer (2008). Through the years, Mr. Clemons has been a key figure with numerous blue-chip sports/media brands, namely the Detroit Lions, Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports, Bleacher Report and the NBC/Universal family. With Sports Illustrated (2006-11), Clemons served a triple role with SI.com‘s heralded football coverage—editing Peter King’s famed ‘Monday Morning Quarterback’ column, penning award-winning pieces for NFL and then writing/narrating scripted videos within the NFL and baseball realms. In 2013, Clemons’ first year with the company, FOX Sports South enjoyed a monumental increase of approximately 34 million Web hits in a 12-month cycle—merely posting 11 million hits the previous year. 

Then, over a two-month span in 2014, FOX Sports South amassed 19.5 million Web hits—a 60-day record for any FOX affiliate. And in 2015, Clemons claimed the aforementioned Cynopsis Media award on FOX Sports’ behalf, the company’s only national writing award during that period. Clemons, a graduate of Michigan State University  and Wayne State University, has been an on-camera Web-TV host for Sports Illustrated, Bleacher Report and FOX Sports. In 2015, he also became the first-ever sports journalism professor at Kennesaw State University in suburban Atlanta.

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