Fantasy Football: 2018 Week 5 RB Rankings, Starts, Sits, Sleepers

2018 Fantasy Football — Week 5 RB Rankings, Starts, Sits, Sleepers

Pat Mayo, Garion Thorne and Jake Ciely go position-by-position, debating Mayo’s 2018 Week 5 Rankings.

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2018 Week 5 Rankings Debate: Show Index

0:55 Prize Giveaways
1:35 Ingram/Kamara
5:49 Running Back Debate
51:04 Wide Receiver Debate
1:04:13 Quarterback Debate
1:18:24 Tight End Debate
1:24:31 DST Debate


2018 Week 5 RB Rankings (PPR Scoring)

Probably In: Devonta Freeman (knee), Joe Mixon (knee), Adrian Peterson (ankle), Ezekiel Elliott (knee/ankle)

Probably Out: Dalvin Cook (hamstring), Lamar Miller (chest)

 

Out: Le’Veon Bell (holdout), Gio Bernard (knee), Leonard Fournette (hamstring), Darren Sproles (hamstring), Corey Clement (quad)

Bye Weeks: Tampa Bay, Chicago

RB Rankings Analysis

1. Todd Gurley
2. Melvin Gordon
3. Ezekiel Elliott
4. Christian McCaffrey
5. Alvin Kamara
6. James Conner
7. David Johnson
8. Kareem Hunt
9. Saquon Barkley
10. Joe Mixon
11. TJ Yeldon
12. Chris Thompson
13. Carlos Hyde
14. Marshawn Lynch
15. Mark Ingram (Guest Rank: Fantasy Pros Consensus)
16. Adrian Peterson
17. Derrick Henry
18. Dion Lewis
19. Matt Breida
20. Phillip Lindsay
21. Tevin Coleman
22. Devonta Freeman
23. Aaron Jones
24. Jay Ajayi
25. Latavius Murray
26. Bilal Powell
27. Austin Ekeler
28. Kerryon Johnson
29. LeSean McCoy
30. Alex Collins
31. Royce Freeman
32. Alfred Blue
33. Buck Allen
34. Kenyan Drake
35. Corey Grant
36. ROCKET Richard
37. Chris Carson
38. Mike Davis
39. Isaiah Crowell
40. Wendell Smallwood
41. The DUKE Johnson
42. Mark Walton
43. Jamaal Williams
44. Theo Riddick
45. Alfred Morris
46. Kyle Juszczyk
47. LeGarrette Blount
48. Frank Gore
49. Damien Williams
50. Chris Ivory
51. Nick Chubb
52. Devontae Booker
53. Ty Montgomery
54. Wayne Gallman
55. Tyler Ervin
57. Chase Edmonds
58. Ito Smith
59. Rashaad Penny
60. Malcolm Brown
61. Mike Boone
62. Marcus Murphy
63. CJ Anderson
64. CJ Prosise
65. Spencer Ware
66. Christine Michael
67. Josh Adams
68. Mike Gillislee
69. Rod Smith
80. Travaris Cadet

WORST PLACE!!!

1. Oh, hai Mark Ingram
2. Doug The Pug Martin


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