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2021 PPR Fantasy Football Rankings For Week 5

Another week in the books! Tom Brady’s return to New England, an absurd Washington/Atlanta showdown, and so many close games; Week 4 was quite the entertaining week of football.  Now, though, it is time to turn our attention to Week 5. The best way to do so? Well, I am glad you asked; Week 5 PPR Rankings! Every week, I’ll be providing you with my personal PPR rankings for every position, including defense and kicker. Who’s positioned to do some damage this week? Who might not be the ideal player to start this week? We’ll answer all of that here with my Week 5 PPR rankings!

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Week 5 Positional Notes


  • Josh Allen and Patrick Mahomes in a game with a 57-point total? Sign me up!
  • I’m really worried about the passing volume for Dak Prescott and Russell Wilson. Neither has eclipsed 32 pass attempts in a game since Week 1, though at least Prescott has a more favorable matchup.
  • With Trey Lance being the starting quarterback in San Francisco, consider him someone to start outside of the elite top-11. His rushing upside is immense, with him totaling seven rush attempts and 14.4 expected fantasy points in just half a game against the Seahawks last week.
  • Both Kirk Cousins and Ryan Tannehill generally rely on efficiency, Tannehill has more volume right now, while Cousins is likely to be extremely efficient against a poor Lions defense.
  • Trying to keep up with the Cowboys, look to Daniel Jones as an excellent streaming option this week.
  • The Bengals increased their passing frequency last week; will it continue this week against the Packers? That’s the hope for Joe Burrow.
  • Trevor Lawrence is being utilized in the rushing game, being used in the designed running game six times. Justin Fields, on the other hand, isn’t getting the same luxury.

Running Back

  • The lack of play volume and an inefficient offense is hurting Alvin Kamara. Getting zero targets last week is quite concerning.
  • Back from injury, Darrell Henderson is in an elite lead-back role for the Rams, and the same is true for James Robinson while Carlos Hyde is injured.
  • In a game with such a high point total, Clyde Edwards-Helaire has more upside than you’d expect.
  • I’m worried about Antonio Gibson and Chris Carson in tough matchups dealing with injuries.
  • Damien Williams and Samaje Perine will replace David Montgomery and Joe Mixon, respectively. Williams is the more likely running back to see a three-down role.
  • Zack Moss has the best role in Buffalo seeing the goal-line work, which is especially important in this week’s Bills-Chiefs game.
  • If the Eagles trail versus the Panthers, Miles Sanders’ role becomes limited, while Kenneth Gainwell benefits.
  • Cordarrelle Patterson’s usage doesn’t match up with his three-touchdown performance in Week 4. Be careful with using him as more than a FLEX option moving forward.
  • Trey Sermon still wasn’t seeing much usage in the passing game, and with Elijah Mitchell coming back hopefully, I’d be comfortable assuming the latter sees a favorable role.

Wide Receiver

  • It’s official; DJ Moore is a top-ten wide receiver. He’s received 10+ targets in three straight games and is the WR4 currently.
  • DeAndre Hopkins’ target share increased last week, while he seems to be getting healthier. A “boom” week from one of the top-drafted receivers is coming
  • I’m worried about Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb with limited passing volume in Dallas. The same is true in Seattle, though it’s been more of a problem for Tyler Lockett than DK Metcalf.
  • What’s going on with Chris Godwin? Mike Evans and Antonio Brown have gotten more targets than him as of late, and I’m hoping that changes against a blitz-happy Miami defense.
  • Increased passing frequency for the Bengals could be pivotal for Tee Higgins, Ja’Marr Chase, and Tyler Boyd.
  • Robert Woods’ lack of targets is concerning. His Week 4 stats are skewed by a garbage-time touchdown, and even Van Jefferson is poising a threat to his production.
  • What’s the deal in Chicago? Darnell Mooney has been the main target for Justin Fields, which has hurt Allen Robinson. More passing plays will be needed here, and that’s the hope against a productive Raiders offense.
  • Robby Anderson was rumored to see an increased role, and he saw 11 targets and the highest amount of air yards for the Panthers in Week 4. Keep an eye on him.
  • If AJ Brown and Julio Jones are out again due to injury, Nick Westbrook-Ikrane is the wide receiver to roster.

Tight End

  • Stay patient with George Kittle, TJ Hockenson, and even Kyle Pitts. Their utilization means a blow-up game should be coming, while Pitts faces the Jets this week in an offense where Matt Ryan is now throwing the ball more down the field.
  • Dawson Knox continues to see his snaps go up, and is in an excellent offense in Buffalo. The touchdown upside is immense against the Chiefs, who struggle with tight ends, this week.
  • Dalton Schultz has separated himself from Blake Jarwin, making him a starting-caliber fantasy tight end.
  • Cole Kmet’s snap rates are encouraging, but the Bears need to pass the ball more.
  • Cameron Brate is an interesting tight end streamer while Rob Gronkowski is out due to injury for the Bucs.

Week 5 PPR Rankings

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1Josh AllenBUFKC
2Patrick MahomesKCBUF
3Kyler MurrayARISF
4Tom BradyTBMIA
5Lamar JacksonBALIND
6Jalen HurtsPHICAR
7Justin HerbertLACCLE
8Dak PrescottDALNYG
9Aaron RodgersGBCIN
10Russell WilsonSEALAR
11Matthew StaffordLARSEA
12Trey LanceSFARI
13Kirk CousinsMINDET
14Ryan TannehillTENJAX
15Daniel JonesNYGDAL
16Derek CarrLVCHI
17Sam DarnoldCARPHI
18Joe BurrowCINGB
19Matt RyanATLNYJ
20Trevor LawrenceJAXTEN
21Baker MayfieldCLELAC
22Jacoby BrissettMIATB
23Taylor HeinickeWSHNO
24Justin FieldsCHILV
25Zach WilsonNYJATL
26Jared GoffDETMIN
27Teddy BridgewaterDENPIT
28Carson WentzINDBAL
29Mac JonesNEHOU
30Jameis WinstonNOWSH
31Ben RoethlisbergerPITDEN
32Davis MillsHOUNE

1Derrick HenryTENJAX
2Dalvin CookMINDET
3Aaron JonesGBCIN
4Saquon BarkleyNYGDAL
5Ezekiel ElliottDALNYG
6Alvin KamaraNOWSH
7Austin EkelerLACCLE
8Najee HarrisPITDEN
9Nick ChubbCLELAC
10D'Andre SwiftDETMIN
11Darrell HendersonLARSEA
12James RobinsonJAXTEN
13Clyde Edwards-HelaireKCBUF
14Jonathan TaylorINDBAL
15Chase EdmondsARISF
16Antonio GibsonWSHNO
17Kareem HuntCLELAC
18Damien HarrisNEHOU
19Chris CarsonSEALAR
20Leonard FournetteTBMIA
21Chuba HubbardCARPHI
22Damien WilliamsCHILV
23Mike DavisATLNYJ
24Zack MossBUFKC
25Miles SandersPHICAR
26Josh JacobsLVCHI
27Elijah MitchellSFARI
28Cordarrelle PattersonATLNYJ
29Samaje PerineCINGB
30Michael CarterNYJATL
31Javonte WilliamsDENPIT
32Melvin Gordon IIIDENPIT
33Jamaal WilliamsDETMIN
34Latavius MurrayBALIND
35Devin SingletaryBUFKC
36Trey SermonSFARI
37Tony PollardDALNYG
38J.D. McKissicWSHNO
39Myles GaskinMIATB
40Nyheim HinesINDBAL
41Kenneth GainwellPHICAR
42James ConnerARISF
43Alexander MattisonMINDET
44A.J. DillonGBCIN
45Kenyan DrakeLVCHI
46David JohnsonHOUNE
47Brandon BoldenNEHOU
48Alex CollinsSEALAR
49Khalil HerbertCHILV
50Ty JohnsonNYJATL

1Davante AdamsGBCIN
2Cooper KuppLARSEA
3Tyreek HillKCBUF
4Stefon DiggsBUFKC
5Calvin RidleyATLNYJ
6Justin JeffersonMINDET
8Keenan AllenLACCLE
9D.K. MetcalfSEALAR
10DeAndre HopkinsARISF
11Terry McLaurinWSHNO
12Deebo SamuelSFARI
13Mike EvansTBMIA
14Mike WilliamsLACCLE
15Diontae JohnsonPITDEN
16Amari CooperDALNYG
17CeeDee LambDALNYG
18Chris GodwinTBMIA
19Tyler LockettSEALAR
20Brandin CooksHOUNE
21Odell Beckham Jr.CLELAC
22Adam ThielenMINDET
23Tee HigginsCINGB
24Ja'Marr ChaseCINGB
25Tyler BoydCINGB
26Robert WoodsLARSEA
27Marvin Jones Jr.JAXTEN
28Corey DavisNYJATL
29Kenny GolladayNYGDAL
30Jakobi MeyersNEHOU
31Allen Robinson IICHILV
32Devonta SmithPHICAR
33Courtland SuttonDENPIT
34Michael Pittman Jr.INDBAL
35Antonio BrownTBMIA
36Darnell MooneyCHILV
37Marquise BrownBALIND
38Cole BeasleyBUFKC
39Emmanuel SandersBUFKC
40Devante ParkerMIATB
41Laviska Shenault Jr.JAXTEN
42Robby AndersonCARPHI
43Henry Ruggs IIILVCHI
44Jaylen WaddleMIATB
45Sammy WatkinsBALIND
46Hunter RenfrowLVCHI
47A.J. GreenARISF
48Jamison CrowderNYJATL
49Nick Westbrook-IkhineTENJAX
50Juju Smith-SchusterPITDEN
51Tim PatrickDENPIT
52Christian KirkARISF
53Curtis SamuelWSHNO
54Zach PascalINDBAL
55Van JeffersonLARSEA
56KaDarius ToneyNYGDAL
57Mecole HardmanKCBUF
58Bryan EdwardsLVCHI
59Khalif RaymondDETMIN
60Brandon AiyukSFARI
61Rondale MooreARISF
62Quintez CephusDETMIN
63Marquez CallawayNOWSH
64Nelson AgholorNEHOU
65Jalen ReagorPHICAR
66Randall CobbGBCIN
67Allen LazardGBCIN
69Cedrick Wilson JrDALNYG
70Terrace Marshall Jr.CARPHI
71Amon-Ra St. BrownDETMIN
72Kendrick BourneNEHOU
73Josh ReynoldsTENJAX
74Deonte HarrisNOWSH
75Josh GordonKCBUF

1Travis KelceKCBUF
2Darren WallerLVCHI
3George KittleSFARI
4T.J. HockensonDETMIN
5Kyle PittsATLNYJ
6Mark AndrewsBALIND
7Tyler HigbeeLARSEA
8Noah FantDENPIT
9Mike GesickiMIATB
10Tyler ConklinMINDET
11Dalton SchultzDALNYG
12Jared CookLACCLE
13Dawson KnoxBUFKC
14Robert TonyanGBCIN
15Evan EngramNYGDAL
16Hunter HenryNEHOU
17Dallas GoedertPHICAR
18Zach ErtzPHICAR
19Cole KmetCHILV
20Cameron BrateTBMIA
21Jonnu SmithNEHOU
22Austin HooperCLELAC
23Gerald EverettSEALAR
24CJ UzomahCINGB
25Maxx WilliamsARISF
26Ricky Seals-JonesWSHNO
27Jack DoyleINDBAL
28David NjokuCLELAC
29Pat FreiermuthPITDEN
30Dan ArnoldJAXTEN

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