There were some truly dominant fantasy performances in Week 5. Five players eclipsed the 40-point threshold in PPR leagues. Only six had turned the trick through the first month of the season. Leading the way was Will Fuller of the Houston Texans. Fuller entered Sunday as the overall WR65 in PPR leagues but now sits as the overall WR7. What a difference a week makes. This is a perfect example of why it is so hard to cut the cord on talented players who are underperforming. Another good matchup awaits Fuller in Week 6 when Houston faces the Kansas City Chiefs. The game should be a high-scoring affair, and Bashaud Breeland and Charvarius Ward cannot match Fuller’s 4.33 speed. We have obviously seen his best game, and he is more volatile than most, but Fuller is a WR2 in my Week 6 rankings.
Keeping Up With Jones
The other members of the Week 5 40-point club were already top options at their respective positions, including Deshaun Watson, Christian McCaffrey, and Michael Thomas. The only other player considered a surprise to join this group would be Aaron Jones. Jones has long been a favorite of the fantasy community. He consistently puts up big numbers on a per-touch basis. As a pure runner of the football, there are few better. Jones has averaged 5.1 yards per carry during his young NFL career. He also has a nose for the end zone. Jones has 20 career rushing touchdowns on just 292 carries. His 6.8 percent rushing touchdown rate is twice as high as those of Ezekiel Elliott and McCaffrey, for reference. That number was certainly boosted by last week’s four-touchdown performance, but it showcases the ability Jones has if given the keys to the Packers offense.
The biggest obstacle to Jones’ success throughout his career has been the presence of backfield mate Jamaal Williams. Unfortunately for Williams, he suffered a concussion in Week 4, which left Jones alone to carry the mail in Week 5. Jones did not disappoint, amassing career-highs with 182 yards from scrimmage and the aforementioned four scores. While I certainly hope Williams is in good health and can return soon, there is a fair chance that Jones has taken the reigns and will not look back. I believe Jones is an RB1 this week and will remain one going forward if given the opportunity. Green Bay’s next five opponents serve up a combined 4.67 yards per carry to opposing running backs. There is plenty of room for Jones to build on his monster Week 5 performance. Jones currently sits as my overall RB5 in standard leagues as we approach Week 6.
Week 6 Rankings
Fantasy Football Rankings – Week 6
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