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Michael Florio’s Week 5 PPR Rankings, Plus Half-PPR, and Standard

At the quarter mark of the season, Michael Florio helps you right the ship with his Week 5 PPR Rankings, and if you play half-PPR or standard, he’s got you covered there as well.

We are now officially one month into the fantasy football season. That’s right, 25 percent of the season is over! That is a pretty negative spin on a three-quarters still full outlook, but, if you are sitting with fewer than two wins, the season could feel a lot closer to over right now. Do not panic too much, there is still time to turn the ship around!

  • For the first time this year, the Bucs offense was able to sustain both Chris Godwin and Mike Evans. Right now Godwin is the WR3, while Evans is tied for the WR4 (with Julio Jones). Jameis Winston looked his best all year and could be clicking in Bruce Arians’ offense. As for O.J. Howard, it’s really hard to trust him right now. Leave him on the bench for now.
  • Tyler Eifert had two end zone targets in Week 4, the most on the Bengals. That should bode well against the Cardinals this week, who have allowed six touchdowns to tight ends, including at least once a game. Eifert should be looked at as a TE1 this week.
  • Ronald Jones II is a player I have been talking up this season. I recommend going out and trying to get him off the waiver wire or even offering a trade for him. Jones dominated touches in Week 4 with 20, while Peyton Barber had just nine. Jones also played 48% of the snaps in Week 4, while Barber was at 26%. Things are starting to click for Bruce Arians and the Bucs offense and Jones is clearly the best running back there. Don’t believe me? Well, Pro Football Focus rates him the top running back… not just on the Bucs, but in the NFL!
  • There’s an Eagles running back to own and it’s not Miles Sanders. Okay, I wouldn’t drop Sanders yet, but he can be benched. Howard took over in Week 4, playing 54 percent of the snaps to Sanders 34 percent. Howard also led the Eagles with 18 touches, including six of the Eagles RBs seven red-zone touches, and finished with over 30 fantasy points. He also led them with 10 routes run, which should bode well against the Jets who have allowed the fourth-most receptions per game (7.3) to running backs this season.
  • Cooper Kupp was the last Rams receiver off the board in draft season… but that was the wrong call. He should have not only been number one of those guys but maybe even a WR1. He leads the Rams with 46 targets, while Robert Woods has 38 and Brandin Cooks has 31. He also has three red-zone targets, the most on the Rams.

Michael Florio’s Week 5 PPR Rankings

Got a question about Michael’s Week 5 PPR Rankings? Drop it in the comments below or shoot it out to him on Twitter, @MichaelFFlorio!

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