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Week 5 All In Rankings - It's Now Or Never For The Giants (Weekend Update)

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If Nicks can't show up this week, he won't at all. Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images
If Nicks can't show up this week, he won't at all. Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images

Quarterbacks

It’s time for Philip Rivers to get his due. Not only has Rivers turned back the clock to his 2010-11 ways, but he’s the third highest scoring QB through Week 4. Facing the Raiders should do nothing but keep that high rank in tack… It’s not that Matt Ryan can’t put up big numbers, but with Roddy White still ailing, the run game lacking without Steven Jackson and the woeful Jets on tap (as in, the Falcons should be up early), Ryan checks in on the low end of QB1 status… You can call me crazy for ranking Eli Manning in the Top 12, but if any week is the week for the Eli – well, the Giants offense period – to regain respect, it’s this week at home against the Eagles defense.

Rank Player Team Opp
1 Peyton Manning  DEN at DAL
2 Aaron Rodgers  GB vs. DET
3 Drew Brees  NO at CHI
4 Michael Vick  PHI at NYG
5 Philip Rivers  SD at OAK
6 Tony Romo  DAL vs. DEN
7 Matt Ryan  ATL vs. NYJ
8 Tom Brady  NE at CIN
9 Cam Newton  CAR at ARI
10 Terrelle Pryor  OAK vs. SD
11 Eli Manning  NYG vs. PHI
12 Colin Kaepernick  SF vs. HOU
13 Matthew Stafford  DET at GB
14 Sam Bradford  STL vs. JAC
15 Russell Wilson  SEA at IND
16 Andrew Luck  IND vs. SEA
17 Jay Cutler  CHI vs. NO
18 Brian Hoyer  CLE vs. BUF
19 Alex Smith  KC at TEN
20 Ryan Tannehill  MIA vs. BAL
21 Andy Dalton  CIN vs. NE
22 Matt Schaub  HOU at SF
23 Joe Flacco  BAL at MIA
24 E.J. Manuel  BUF at CLE
25 Carson Palmer  ARI vs. CAR
26 Geno Smith  NYJ at ATL
27 Blaine Gabbert  JAC at STL
28 Ryan Fitzpatrick  TEN vs. KC

Running Backs

Several running backs face tough matchups this week with Arian Foster, Chris Johnson, Trent Richardson and Darren Sproles all seeing top ranked run defenses… Eddie Lacy returns, and it’s hard to keep him out of RB1 status with the Lions on tap. Monitor the Packers practice reports though because a Johnathan Franklin timeshare would certainly knock Lacy down… If C.J. Spiller plays Thursday, there is still concern with his health and the Browns defense… Both Rashad Jennings and Willis McGahee find themselves with flex value in Week 5. Who would have thought? Fantasy football just baffles the mind at times.

Rank Standard Player Team Opp Rank PPR Player Team Opp
1 LeSean McCoy  PHI at NYG 1 Jamaal Charles  KC at TEN
2 Jamaal Charles  KC at TEN 2 Matt Forte  CHI vs. NO
3 Matt Forte  CHI vs. NO 3 LeSean McCoy  PHI at NYG
4 Marshawn Lynch  SEA at IND 4 Reggie Bush  DET at GB
5 Reggie Bush  DET at GB 5 DeMarco Murray  DAL vs. DEN
6 Arian Foster  HOU at SF 6 Marshawn Lynch  SEA at IND
7 DeMarco Murray  DAL vs. DEN 7 Arian Foster  HOU at SF
8 Frank Gore  SF vs. HOU 8 Darren Sproles  NO at CHI
9 Ray Rice  BAL at MIA 9 Ray Rice  BAL at MIA
10 Trent Richardson  IND vs. SEA 10 Frank Gore  SF vs. HOU
11 Eddie Lacy  GB vs. DET 11 Danny Woodhead  SD at OAK
12 Darren Sproles  NO at CHI 12 Eddie Lacy  GB vs. DET
13 Chris Johnson  TEN vs. KC 13 Trent Richardson  IND vs. SEA
14 Bilal Powell  NYJ at ATL 14 Bilal Powell  NYJ at ATL
15 David Wilson  NYG vs. PHI 15 Giovani Bernard  CIN vs. NE
16 Giovani Bernard  CIN vs. NE 16 Rashad Jennings  OAK vs. SD
17 Lamar Miller  MIA vs. BAL 17 Chris Johnson  TEN vs. KC
18 Maurice Jones-Drew  JAC at STL 18 Maurice Jones-Drew  JAC at STL
19 Knowshon Moreno  DEN at DAL 19 David Wilson  NYG vs. PHI
20 DeAngelo Williams  CAR at ARI 20 Joique Bell  DET at GB
21 Rashad Jennings  OAK vs. SD 21 Knowshon Moreno  DEN at DAL
22 C.J. Spiller  BUF at CLE 22 Lamar Miller  MIA vs. BAL
23 Fred Jackson  BUF at CLE 23 DeAngelo Williams  CAR at ARI
24 Danny Woodhead  SD at OAK 24 C.J. Spiller  BUF at CLE
25 Joique Bell  DET at GB 25 Jason Snelling  ATL vs. NYJ
26 Ryan Mathews  SD at OAK 26 Pierre Thomas  NO at CHI
27 Jacquizz Rodgers  ATL vs. NYJ 27 Fred Jackson  BUF at CLE
28 Willis McGahee  CLE vs. BUF 28 Jacquizz Rodgers  ATL vs. NYJ
29 LeGarrette Blount  NE at CIN 29 Ryan Mathews  SD at OAK
30 Pierre Thomas  NO at CHI 30 Andre Ellington  ARI vs. CAR
31 Rashard Mendenhall  ARI vs. CAR 31 Rashard Mendenhall  ARI vs. CAR
32 Jason Snelling  ATL vs. NYJ 32 Willis McGahee  CLE vs. BUF
33 Zac Stacy  STL vs. JAC 33 Zac Stacy  STL vs. JAC
34 Brandon Bolden  NE at CIN 34 Ben Tate  HOU at SF
35 Andre Ellington  ARI vs. CAR 35 Brandon Bolden  NE at CIN
36 BenJarvus Green-Ellis  CIN vs. NE 36 LeGarrette Blount  NE at CIN
37 Ben Tate  HOU at SF 37 Chris Ogbonnaya  CLE vs. BUF
38 Daryl Richardson  STL vs. JAC 38 Bernard Pierce  BAL at MIA
39 Bernard Pierce  BAL at MIA 39 Ronnie Hillman  DEN at DAL
40 Johnathan Franklin  GB vs. DET 40 BenJarvus Green-Ellis  CIN vs. NE
41 Ronnie Hillman  DEN at DAL 41 Isaiah Pead  STL vs. JAC
42 Brandon Jacobs  NYG vs. PHI 42 Brandon Jacobs  NYG vs. PHI
43 Daniel Thomas  MIA vs. BAL 43 Bryce Brown  PHI at NYG
44 Isaiah Pead  STL vs. JAC 44 Daniel Thomas  MIA vs. BAL
45 Mike Tolbert  CAR at ARI 45 Johnathan Franklin  GB vs. DET
46 Chris Ogbonnaya  CLE vs. BUF 46 Marcel Reece  OAK vs. SD
47 Montee Ball  DEN at DAL 47 Daryl Richardson  STL vs. JAC
48 Michael Bush  CHI vs. NO 48 Benny Cunningham  STL vs. JAC
49 Bryce Brown  PHI at NYG 49 Michael Bush  CHI vs. NO
50 Mike Goodson  NYJ at ATL 50 Mike Tolbert  CAR at ARI
51 Tashard Choice  BUF at CLE 51 Mike Goodson  NYJ at ATL
52 Marcel Reece  OAK vs. SD 52 Robert Turbin  SEA at IND
53 Benny Cunningham  STL vs. JAC 53 Tashard Choice  BUF at CLE
54 Donald Brown  IND vs. SEA 54 Lance Dunbar  DAL vs. DEN
55 Kendall Hunter  SF vs. HOU 55 Jordan Todman  JAC at STL
56 Jackie Battle  TEN vs. KC 56 Kendall Hunter  SF vs. HOU
57 Khiry Robinson  NO at CHI 57 Montee Ball  DEN at DAL
58 Robert Turbin  SEA at IND 58 Bruce Miller  SF vs. HOU
59 Jordan Todman  JAC at STL 59 Donald Brown  IND vs. SEA
60 Christopher Ivory  NYJ at ATL 60 Khiry Robinson  NO at CHI
61 Ronnie Brown  SD at OAK 61 Jackie Battle  TEN vs. KC
62 Lance Dunbar  DAL vs. DEN 62 Christopher Ivory  NYJ at ATL
63 Bobby Rainey  CLE vs. BUF 63 Bobby Rainey  CLE vs. BUF
64 Chris Polk  PHI at NYG 64 Tommy Bohanon  NYJ at ATL
65 Jeremy Stewart  OAK vs. SD 65 Alfonso Smith  ARI vs. CAR

Wide Receivers

How’s this for powerful offenses and not worrying about “not enough passes to go around?” All of the Broncos and Packers receivers rank in the Top 25 with all Broncos in the Top 15! Sure, one from each team might put up WR3 numbers, but are you going to complain about that?... It’s now or never for Hakeem Nicks. As with Eli, this is the week to show up, and if Nicks can’t do it against Philly, well, good luck finding him in the Top 30 again… Justin Blackmon returns and immediately has WR3 despite a QB situation that would even make Chuck Norris nauseous… Keep tabs on the Jets receivers. If Stephen Hill and Santonio Holmes miss Monday night, Jeremy Kerley would have sneaky value/upside.

Rank Standard Player Team Opp Rank PPR Player Team Opp
1 Dez Bryant  DAL vs. DEN 1 Dez Bryant  DAL vs. DEN
2 Demaryius Thomas  DEN at DAL 2 Demaryius Thomas  DEN at DAL
3 Victor Cruz  NYG vs. PHI 3 Julio Jones  ATL vs. NYJ
4 A.J. Green  CIN vs. NE 4 Victor Cruz  NYG vs. PHI
5 Julio Jones  ATL vs. NYJ 5 Wes Welker  DEN at DAL
6 Brandon Marshall  CHI vs. NO 6 Brandon Marshall  CHI vs. NO
7 Randall Cobb  GB vs. DET 7 Andre Johnson  HOU at SF
8 Wes Welker  DEN at DAL 8 Randall Cobb  GB vs. DET
9 Jordy Nelson  GB vs. DET 9 A.J. Green  CIN vs. NE
10 DeSean Jackson  PHI at NYG 10 Jordy Nelson  GB vs. DET
11 Andre Johnson  HOU at SF 11 Larry Fitzgerald  ARI vs. CAR
12 Torrey Smith  BAL at MIA 12 DeSean Jackson  PHI at NYG
13 Eric Decker  DEN at DAL 13 Eric Decker  DEN at DAL
14 Larry Fitzgerald  ARI vs. CAR 14 Torrey Smith  BAL at MIA
15 Marques Colston  NO at CHI 15 Josh Gordon  CLE vs. BUF
16 Josh Gordon  CLE vs. BUF 16 Anquan Boldin  SF vs. HOU
17 Anquan Boldin  SF vs. HOU 17 Marques Colston  NO at CHI
18 Hakeem Nicks  NYG vs. PHI 18 Hakeem Nicks  NYG vs. PHI
19 Reggie Wayne  IND vs. SEA 19 Steve Smith  CAR at ARI
20 Steve Smith  CAR at ARI 20 Reggie Wayne  IND vs. SEA
21 James Jones  GB vs. DET 21 Cecil Shorts  JAC at STL
22 Mike Wallace  MIA vs. BAL 22 Julian Edelman  NE at CIN
23 Cecil Shorts  JAC at STL 23 James Jones  GB vs. DET
24 Julian Edelman  NE at CIN 24 Brian Hartline  MIA vs. BAL
25 Alshon Jeffery  CHI vs. NO 25 Danny Amendola  NE at CIN
26 Brian Hartline  MIA vs. BAL 26 Mike Wallace  MIA vs. BAL
27 Dwayne Bowe  KC at TEN 27 Dwayne Bowe  KC at TEN
28 Justin Blackmon  JAC at STL 28 Alshon Jeffery  CHI vs. NO
29 Danny Amendola  NE at CIN 29 Justin Blackmon  JAC at STL
30 Steve Johnson  BUF at CLE 30 Ryan Broyles  DET at GB
31 Kenbrell Thompkins  NE at CIN 31 Kenbrell Thompkins  NE at CIN
32 Denarius Moore  OAK vs. SD 32 Steve Johnson  BUF at CLE
33 Michael Floyd  ARI vs. CAR 33 Denarius Moore  OAK vs. SD
34 Ryan Broyles  DET at GB 34 DeAndre Hopkins  HOU at SF
35 Kris Durham  DET at GB 35 Kris Durham  DET at GB
36 Nate Washington  TEN vs. KC 36 Jeremy Kerley  NYJ at ATL
37 Chris Givens  STL vs. JAC 37 Tavon Austin  STL vs. JAC
38 DeAndre Hopkins  HOU at SF 38 Nate Washington  TEN vs. KC
39 T.Y. Hilton IND vs. SEA 39 Michael Floyd  ARI vs. CAR
40 Tavon Austin  STL vs. JAC 40 T.Y. Hilton IND vs. SEA
41 Jeremy Kerley  NYJ at ATL 41 Kendall Wright  TEN vs. KC
42 Robert Woods  BUF at CLE 42 Vincent Brown  SD at OAK
43 Vincent Brown  SD at OAK 43 Chris Givens  STL vs. JAC
44 Golden Tate  SEA at IND 44 Terrance Williams  DAL vs. DEN
45 Eddie Royal  SD at OAK 45 Eddie Royal  SD at OAK
46 Roddy White  ATL vs. NYJ 46 Golden Tate  SEA at IND
47 Terrance Williams  DAL vs. DEN 47 Robert Woods  BUF at CLE
48 Austin Pettis  STL vs. JAC 48 Roddy White  ATL vs. NYJ
49 Kendall Wright  TEN vs. KC 49 Austin Pettis  STL vs. JAC
50 Stephen Hill  NYJ at ATL 50 Donnie Avery  KC at TEN
51 Rueben Randle  NYG vs. PHI 51 Stephen Hill  NYJ at ATL
52 Sidney Rice  SEA at IND 52 Davone Bess  CLE vs. BUF
53 Donnie Avery  KC at TEN 53 Mohamed Sanu  CIN vs. NE
54 Mohamed Sanu  CIN vs. NE 54 Brandon Gibson  MIA vs. BAL
55 Rod Streater  OAK vs. SD 55 Sidney Rice  SEA at IND
56 Keenan Allen  SD at OAK 56 Rod Streater  OAK vs. SD
57 Brandon Gibson  MIA vs. BAL 57 Brandon LaFell  CAR at ARI
58 Brandon LaFell  CAR at ARI 58 Jason Avant  PHI at NYG
59 Kenny Britt  TEN vs. KC 59 Rueben Randle  NYG vs. PHI
60 Harry Douglas  ATL vs. NYJ 60 Kenny Britt  TEN vs. KC
61 Davone Bess  CLE vs. BUF 61 Harry Douglas  ATL vs. NYJ
62 Andre Roberts  ARI vs. CAR 62 Keenan Allen  SD at OAK
63 Ted Ginn Jr.  CAR at ARI 63 Andre Roberts  ARI vs. CAR
64 Aaron Dobson  NE at CIN 64 Earl Bennett  CHI vs. NO
65 Clyde Gates  NYJ at ATL 65 Ted Ginn Jr.  CAR at ARI
66 Jason Avant  PHI at NYG 66 Doug Baldwin  SEA at IND
67 Jon Baldwin  SF vs. HOU 67 Dexter McCluster  KC at TEN
68 Kenny Stills  NO at CHI 68 Tandon Doss  BAL at MIA
69 Riley Cooper  PHI at NYG 69 Kyle Williams  SF vs. HOU
70 Doug Baldwin  SEA at IND 70 Jon Baldwin  SF vs. HOU
71 Earl Bennett  CHI vs. NO 71 Darrius Heyward-Bey  IND vs. SEA
72 Kyle Williams  SF vs. HOU 72 Clyde Gates  NYJ at ATL
73 Darrius Heyward-Bey  IND vs. SEA 73 Kenny Stills  NO at CHI
74 Dwayne Harris  DAL vs. DEN 74 Dwayne Harris  DAL vs. DEN
75 Tandon Doss  BAL at MIA 75 Riley Cooper  PHI at NYG

Tight Ends

So, the offseason expert man-crush loving on Jordan Cameron was fully warranted… Like Rivers, Antonio Gates is back and looking as good as ever. You have to love the matchup in Oakland… Greg Olsen continues to be one of the most underrated fantasy players, as he continues to be Cam Newton’s second weapon of choice… Brandon Myers has a favorable matchup, but you can’t move him into TE1 territory given the Giants struggles and last week’s goose egg.

Rank Standard Player Team Opp Rank PPR Player Team Opp
1 Jimmy Graham  NO at CHI 1 Jimmy Graham  NO at CHI
2 Jordan Cameron  CLE vs. BUF 2 Jordan Cameron  CLE vs. BUF
3 Antonio Gates  SD at OAK 3 Jason Witten  DAL vs. DEN
4 Julius Thomas  DEN at DAL 4 Antonio Gates  SD at OAK
5 Jason Witten  DAL vs. DEN 5 Tony Gonzalez  ATL vs. NYJ
6 Tony Gonzalez  ATL vs. NYJ 6 Julius Thomas  DEN at DAL
7 Greg Olsen  CAR at ARI 7 Owen Daniels  HOU at SF
8 Vernon Davis  SF vs. HOU 8 Greg Olsen  CAR at ARI
9 Martellus Bennett  CHI vs. NO 9 Martellus Bennett  CHI vs. NO
10 Jared Cook  STL vs. JAC 10 Vernon Davis  SF vs. HOU
11 Jermichael Finley  GB vs. DET 11 Jermichael Finley  GB vs. DET
12 Owen Daniels  HOU at SF 12 Charles Clay  MIA vs. BAL
13 Brandon Pettigrew  DET at GB 13 Brandon Pettigrew  DET at GB
14 Charles Clay  MIA vs. BAL 14 Jared Cook  STL vs. JAC
15 Coby Fleener  IND vs. SEA 15 Coby Fleener  IND vs. SEA
16 Brandon Myers  NYG vs. PHI 16 Brandon Myers  NYG vs. PHI
17 Kellen Winslow  NYJ at ATL 17 Jermaine Gresham  CIN vs. NE
18 Dallas Clark  BAL at MIA 18 Brent Celek  PHI at NYG
19 Jermaine Gresham  CIN vs. NE 19 Dallas Clark  BAL at MIA
20 Zach Miller  SEA at IND 20 Garrett Graham  HOU at SF
21 Garrett Graham  HOU at SF 21 Kellen Winslow  NYJ at ATL
22 Brent Celek  PHI at NYG 22 Joseph Fauria  DET at GB
23 Tyler Eifert  CIN vs. NE 23 Tyler Eifert  CIN vs. NE
24 Joseph Fauria DET vs. GB 24 Zach Miller  SEA at IND
25 Delanie Walker  TEN vs. KC 25 Mychal Rivera  OAK vs. SD
26 Luke Willson  SEA at IND 26 Delanie Walker  TEN vs. KC
27 Mychal Rivera  OAK vs. SD 27 Luke Willson  SEA at IND
28 Robert Housler  ARI vs. CAR 28 Robert Housler  ARI vs. CAR
29 Scott Chandler  BUF at CLE 29 Scott Chandler  BUF at CLE
30 Zach Ertz  PHI at NYG 30 Zach Ertz  PHI at NYG
31 Sean McGrath  KC at TEN 31 Sean McGrath  KC at TEN
32 Jeff Cumberland  NYJ at ATL 32 Jeff Cumberland  NYJ at ATL
33 Anthony Fasano  KC at TEN 33 Gavin Escobar  DAL vs. DEN
34 Michael Hoomanawanui  NE at CIN 34 Lance Kendricks  STL vs. JAC
35 Gavin Escobar  DAL vs. DEN 35 Michael Hoomanawanui  NE at CIN

Kickers and Defenses

Rank Player Team Opp Rank Team Opp
1 Matt Prater  DEN at DAL 1 Seattle Seahawks  at IND
2 Stephen Gostkowski  NE at CIN 2 St. Louis Rams  vs. JAC
3 Matt Bryant  ATL vs. NYJ 3 Kansas City Chiefs  at TEN
4 Nick Novak  SD at OAK 4 Atlanta Falcons  vs. NYJ
5 Greg Zuerlein  STL vs. JAC 5 Carolina Panthers  at ARI
6 Alex Henery  PHI at NYG 6 San Francisco 49ers  vs. HOU
7 Garrett Hartley  NO at CHI 7 Cleveland Browns  vs. BUF
8 David Akers  DET at GB 8 Buffalo Bills  at CLE
9 Phil Dawson  SF vs. HOU 9 Baltimore Ravens  at MIA
10 Mason Crosby  GB vs. DET 10 Houston Texans  at SF
11 Justin Tucker  BAL at MIA 11 New England Patriots  at CIN
12 Steven Hauschka  SEA at IND 12 Chicago Bears  vs. NO
13 Josh Brown  NYG vs. PHI 13 Denver Broncos  at DAL
14 Dan Bailey  DAL vs. DEN 14 Philadelphia Eagles  at NYG
15 Robbie Gould  CHI vs. NO 15 Miami Dolphins  vs. BAL
16 Sebastian Janikowski  OAK vs. SD 16 San Diego Chargers  at OAK
17 Caleb Sturgis  MIA vs. BAL 17 Cincinnati Bengals  vs. NE
18 Randy Bullock  HOU at SF 18 Indianapolis Colts  vs. SEA
19 Dan Carpenter  BUF at CLE 19 Arizona Cardinals  vs. CAR
20 Ryan Succop  KC at TEN 20 New Orleans Saints  at CHI
21 Adam Vinatieri  IND vs. SEA 21 New York Giants  vs. PHI
22 Nick Folk  NYJ at ATL 22 New York Jets  at ATL
23 Rob Bironas  TEN vs. KC 23 Tennessee Titans  vs. KC
24 Jay Feely  ARI vs. CAR 24 Green Bay Packers  vs. DET
25 Josh Scobee  JAC at STL 25 Detroit Lions  at GB
26 Jacksonville Jaguars  at STL
27 Oakland Raiders  vs. SD
28 Dallas Cowboys  vs. DEN