Fantasy Football Rankings: Week 5 RB Starts, Sits

Pat Mayo and Jake Ciely debate Mayo’s Week 5 Fantasy Football rankings at each position, and reveal their favorite sleepers of the week.

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Week 5 Rankings Debate: Show Index

0:41 RB Rankings
27:57 WR Rankings
46:45 QB Rankings
52:18 TE Rankings
54:10 DST Rankings


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Fantasy Football — Week 5 RB Rankings (PPR Scoring)

Questionable: Melvin Gordon (knee), Jerick McKinnon (ankle), Carlos Hyde (hip), Orleans Darkwa (back)
Doubtful: Matt Forte (toe), Ty Montgomery (chest), Dwayne Washington (quad), Wendell Smallwood (knee)
Out: David Johnson (wrist), Danny Woodhead (hamstring), Paul Perkins (ribs), CJ Prosise (ankle)
Finished: Chris Carson (leg), Dalvin Cook (knee)

Bye Weeks: Atlanta, New Orleans, Denver, Washington

1. Le’Veon Bell
2. Todd Gurley
3. Ezekiel Elliott
4. Kareem Hunt
5. LeSean McCoy
6. Leonard Fournette
7. Carlos Hyde
8. MELVIN Gordon
9. Lamar THRILLER
10. Sister Christian McCaffery
11. Jay Ajayi
12. Bilal Powell
13. Latavius Murray
14. Hi-Ho Duke Johnson
15. Frank Gore
16. Andre Ellington
17. Marshawn Lynch
18. DeMarco Murray
19. Jordan Howard
20. Aaron Jones
21. Ameer Abdullah
22. Joe Mixon
23. Tarik Cohen
24. J.D. McKissic
25. Alex Collins
26. Jonathan Stewart
27. Wayne Gallman
28. LeGarrette Blount
29. Theo Riddick
30. Isaiah CROOOOWell
31. Buck Allen
32. Derrick Henry
33. Shane Vereen
34. Jamaal Williams
35. Corey Clement
36. Thomas Rawls
37. He went to Jerick McKinnon
38. Chris Johnson
39. D’Onta Foreman
40. Gio Bernard
41. Eddie Lacy
42. Orleans Darkwa
43. Matt Breida
44. Chris Ivory
45. Mike Tolbert
46. Terrance West
47. Jeremy Hill
48. Elijah McGuire
49. Charcandrick West
50. Branden Oliver
51. Robert Turbin
52. Benny Cunningham (And his wife, Oprah)
53. ROCKET Richard
54. James Conner
55. Austin Ekeler
56. Damien Williams
56. DeAndre Washington
57. Zach Zenner
58. Alfred Morris
59. Kerwynn Williams
60. Kenyan Drake
62. Marlon Mack
63. Kyle Juszczzkrukszkrczczczckyuzyk
64. Elijhaa Penny
65. Alfred Blue
66. TJ Yeldon
67. Darren McFadden
68. Joe Banyard
69. Captain Jack Farrow
70. Jamize Olawaluigi, WINNER!!!!!

WORST PLACE!!!!

1. Oh, hai Mark Ingram (even on bye week)


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