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Sport Fantasy football rankings for Week 5: Kyler Murray keeps putting up big numbers

02:36  08 october  2021
02:36  08 october  2021 Source:   usatoday.com

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Cardinals QB Kyler Murray remains an elite fantasy option this week vs. the 49ers; Jets-Falcons in London makes for early Sunday start. Quarterback Kyler Murray leads the NFL's lone unbeaten team into battle on Sunday as the Arizona Cardinals host the San Francisco 49ers, one of several marquee games on the Week 5 schedule. A reminder: This week marks the first of this season's two NFL games in London as the Atlanta Falcons and New York Jets get the day started at 9:30 a.m. ET on Sunday.

Gregg Rosenthal updates his ranking of the NFL's 32 starting quarterbacks with a brand new No. 1. Meanwhile, Jalen Hurts shoots up the board while Ben Roethlisberger continues to plummet. Kyler 's stepbacks and hesitation moves pop on social media like he's Steph Curry. But it was Murray 's dominance from the pocket against the Rams that vaulted him to the top of a 10-pack of elite quarterbacks that has never been better or closer. Aside from a few YOLO throws in previous weeks , Murray 's timing and decision-making have gone to another level.

Quarterback Kyler Murray leads the NFL's lone unbeaten team into battle on Sunday as the Arizona Cardinals host the San Francisco 49ers, one of several marquee games on the Week 5 schedule.

A reminder: This week marks the first of this season's two NFL games in London as the Atlanta Falcons and New York Jets get the day started at 9:30 a.m. ET on Sunday.

Fantasy football rankings for Week 5 are based on the point-per-reception (PPR) scoring used in most seasonal and daily fantasy football formats. One point is awarded for every 10 rushing and receiving yards and one point for every 20 passing yards. Six points are awarded for touchdowns scored, four points for passing TDs and one point for receptions.

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Fantasy football rankings - Week 5 . Quarterback rankings . Josh Allen BUF vs. KC - 33.0 projected points. Kyler Murray , ARI vs. SF - 31.5. Lamar Jackson, BAL vs. IND - 30.5. Matthew Stafford, LAR vs. SEA - 30.0. Patrick Mahomes, KC vs. BUF 30.0. Jalen Hurts, PHI vs. CAR - 28.5. Aaron Rodgers, GB vs. CIN - 27.5.

6 (UPI) — Matthew Stafford and Kyler Murray top my Week 5 fantasy football quarterback rankings for 2021. Josh Allen, Lamar Jackson and Patrick Mahomes round out my Top 5 options for Week 5 . Justin Herbert, Dak Prescott, Aaron Rodgers, Joe Burrow and Tom Brady also land in my Top 10. Kyler Murray of the Arizona Cardinals is my No. 2 quarterback for Week 5 . Murray posted the second most fantasy points for a quarterback through four weeks. Keep this elite playmaker in your lineup, regardless of your league’s format or his matchup. SNEAKY PLAYS.

Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray ranks second behind only Patrick Mahomes in fantasy points scored over the first four weeks of the 2021 season. © Gary A. Vasquez, USA TODAY Sports Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray ranks second behind only Patrick Mahomes in fantasy points scored over the first four weeks of the 2021 season.

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Rankings are compiled by FantasySharks.com.

(*- Be sure to check injury/status before kickoff)

QUARTERBACKS

1    Josh Allen    Buf.    at K.C.

2    Kyler Murray    Ari.    vs. S.F.

3    Lamar Jackson    Bal.    vs. Ind.

4    Tom Brady    T.B.    vs. Mia.

5    Kirk Cousins    Min.    vs. Det.

6    Patrick Mahomes    K.C.    vs. Buf.

7    Jalen Hurts    Phi.    at Car.

8    Dak Prescott    Dal.    vs. N.Y.-G

9    Justin Herbert    L.A.-C    vs. Cle.

10    Aaron Rodgers    G.B.    at Cin.

11    Ryan Tannehill    Ten.    at Jac.

12    Russell Wilson    Sea.    vs. L.A.-R

13    Daniel Jones    N.Y.-G    at Dal.

14    Derek Carr    L.V.    vs. Chi.

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Fantasy . Week 5 Rankings : Quarterbacks. Nobody's playing like Kyler Murray so far this year as he's lighting it up in the air and on the ground. By Michael Fabiano. Fantasy . Week 5 PPR Rankings : Running Backs. Darrell Henderson is grinding his way up the rankings and pushes into top 10 territory.

We're a week away from bye weeks , so every fantasy football manager will have their roster tested. And remember, there's still plenty of time to turn things around if you're off to a slow start. Remember to always churn those last couple bench spots to make sure you're bringing your best options to your lineup. Nobody's playing like Kyler Murray so far this year as he's lighting it up in the air and on the ground.

15    Taylor Heinicke    Was.    vs. N.O.

16    Sam Darnold    Car.    vs. Phi.

17    Matt Ryan    Atl.    vs. N.Y.-J

18    Jameis Winston    N.O.    at Was.

19    Trevor Lawrence    Jac.    vs. Ten.

20    Joe Burrow    Cin.    vs. G.B.

21    Matthew Stafford    L.A.-R    at Sea.

22    Jared Goff    Det.    at Min.

23    Carson Wentz    Ind.    at Bal.

24    Baker Mayfield    Cle.    at L.A.-C

25    *Teddy Bridgewater    Den.    at Pit.

26    Ben Roethlisberger    Pit.    vs. Den.

27    Mac Jones    N.E.    at Hou.

28    Zach Wilson    N.Y.-J    at Atl.

29    Trey Lance    S.F.    at Ari.

30    Justin Fields    Chi.    at L.V.

31    Davis Mills    Hou.    vs. N.E.

32    Jacoby Brissett    Mia.    at T.B.

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RUNNING BACKS

1    Derrick Henry    Ten.    at Jac.

2    *Christian McCaffrey    Car.    vs. Phi.

3    *Dalvin Cook    Min.    vs. Det.

4    Ezekiel Elliott    Dal.    vs. N.Y.-G

5    Aaron Jones    G.B.    at Cin.

6    Alvin Kamara    N.O.    at Was.

7    Saquon Barkley    N.Y.-G    at Dal.

8    James Robinson    Jac.    vs. Ten.

9    Najee Harris    Pit.    vs. Den.

10    Austin Ekeler    L.A.-C    vs. Cle.

11    D'Andre Swift    Det.    at Min.

12    *Chuba Hubbard    Car.    vs. Phi.

13    *Joe Mixon    Cin.    vs. G.B.

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Fantasy football rankings : NFL Week 5 . Welcome to Week 5 of the fantasy football season and the latest edition of the superflex rankings 1. Josh Allen, QB, Bills: Still only one big fantasy game, but the way the Chiefs defend, this should be No. 2. 2. Kyler Murray , QB, Cardinals 3 Sign Up and Play! Create or join an ESPN Fantasy Basketball league at any time for the 2021-2022 NBA season.

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14    Leonard Fournette    T.B.    vs. Mia.

15    Nick Chubb    Cle.    at L.A.-C

16    Jonathan Taylor    Ind.    at Bal.

17    Josh Jacobs    L.V.    vs. Chi.

18    Chase Edmonds    Ari.    vs. S.F.

19    Mike Davis    Atl.    vs. N.Y.-J

20    Kareem Hunt    Cle.    at L.A.-C

21    *Antonio Gibson    Was.    vs. N.O.

22    *Darrell Henderson    L.A.-R    at Sea.

23    *Elijah Mitchell    S.F.    at Ari.

24    *Chris Carson    Sea.    vs. L.A.-R

25    Melvin Gordon    Den.    at Pit.

26    Miles Sanders    Phi.    at Car.

27    Damien Williams    Chi.    at L.V.

28    Trey Sermon    S.F.    at Ari.

29    Clyde Edwards-Helaire    K.C.    vs. Buf.

30    Tony Pollard    Dal.    vs. N.Y.-G

31    Damien Harris    N.E.    at Hou.

32    Zack Moss    Buf.    at K.C.

33    James Conner    Ari.    vs. S.F.

34    Jamaal Williams    Det.    at Min.

35    Latavius Murray    Bal.    vs. Ind.

36    Alexander Mattison    Min.    vs. Det.

37    J.D. McKissic    Was.    vs. N.O.

38    Devin Singletary    Buf.    at K.C.

39    J.J. Taylor    N.E.    at Hou.

40    Nyheim Hines    Ind.    at Bal.

41    Javonte Williams    Den.    at Pit.

42    Myles Gaskin    Mia.    at T.B.

43    *Ty'Son Williams    Bal.    vs. Ind.

44    Ronald Jones    T.B.    vs. Mia.

45    David Johnson    Hou.    vs. N.E.

46    Michael Carter    N.Y.-J    at Atl.

47    Kenyan Drake    L.V.    vs. Chi.

48    Mark Ingram    Hou.    vs. N.E.

49    *Samaje Perine    Cin.    vs. G.B.

50    *Giovani Bernard    T.B.    vs. Mia.

51    *Peyton Barber    L.V.    vs. Chi.

52    Jordan Wilkins    Ind.    at Bal.

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53    Sony Michel    L.A.-R    at Sea.

54    Jeremy McNichols    Ten.    at Jac.

55    Darrel Williams    K.C.    vs. Buf.

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WIDE RECEIVERS

1    Tyreek Hill    K.C.    vs. Buf.

2    Davante Adams    G.B.    at Cin.

3    Cooper Kupp    L.A.-R    at Sea.

4    Stefon Diggs    Buf.    at K.C.

5    D.J. Moore    Car.    vs. Phi.

6    Adam Thielen    Min.    vs. Det.

7    Mike Williams    L.A.-C    vs. Cle.

8    Chris Godwin    T.B.    vs. Mia.

9    DeAndre Hopkins    Ari.    vs. S.F.

10    Diontae Johnson    Pit.    vs. Den.

11    Justin Jefferson    Min.    vs. Det.

12    Terry McLaurin    Was.    vs. N.O.

13    Keenan Allen    L.A.-C    vs. Cle.

14    Deebo Samuel    S.F.    at Ari.

15    Mike Evans    T.B.    vs. Mia.

16    Brandin Cooks    Hou.    vs. N.E.

17    Corey Davis    N.Y.-J    at Atl.

18    Ja'Marr Chase    Cin.    vs. G.B.

19    DK Metcalf    Sea.    vs. L.A.-R

20    Marquise Brown    Bal.    vs. Ind.

21    Jamison Crowder    N.Y.-J    at Atl.

22    CeeDee Lamb    Dal.    vs. N.Y.-G

23    Jaylen Waddle    Mia.    at T.B.

24    Sterling Shepard    N.Y.-G    at Dal.

25    Tyler Lockett    Sea.    vs. L.A.-R

26    Antonio Brown    T.B.    vs. Mia.

27    *Amari Cooper    Dal.    vs. N.Y.-G

28    Odell Beckham    Cle.    at L.A.-C

29    Marvin Jones    Jac.    vs. Ten.

30    Courtland Sutton    Den.    at Pit.

31    DeVante Parker    Mia.    at T.B.

32    *Julio Jones    Ten.    at Jac.

33    Michael Pittman Jr.    Ind.    at Bal.

34    Cordarrelle Patterson    Atl.    vs. N.Y.-J

35    Kenny Golladay    N.Y.-G    at Dal.

36    Robert Woods    L.A.-R    at Sea.

37    Allen Robinson    Chi.    at L.V.

38    *A.J. Brown    Ten.    at Jac.

39    Robby Anderson    Car.    vs. Phi.

40    Chase Claypool    Pit.    vs. Den.

41    Laviska Shenault    Jac.    vs. Ten.

42    Tyler Boyd    Cin.    vs. G.B.

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43    *Tee Higgins    Cin.    vs. G.B.

44    Henry Ruggs    L.V.    vs. Chi.

45    Cole Beasley    Buf.    at K.C.

46    Hunter Renfrow    L.V.    vs. Chi.

47    Nelson Agholor    N.E.    at Hou.

48    Emmanuel Sanders    Buf.    at K.C.

49    JuJu Smith-Schuster    Pit.    vs. Den.

50    Randall Cobb    G.B.    at Cin.

51    Marquez Callaway    N.O.    at Was.

52    *Darius Slayton    N.Y.-G    at Dal.

53    Jakobi Meyers    N.E.    at Hou.

54    Christian Kirk    Ari.    vs. S.F.

55    A.J. Green    Ari.    vs. S.F.

TIGHT ENDS

1    Travis Kelce    K.C.    vs. Buf.

2    Darren Waller    L.V.    vs. Chi.

3    George Kittle    S.F.    at Ari.

4    T.J. Hockenson    Det.    at Min.

5    Mike Gesicki    Mia.    at T.B.

6    Mark Andrews    Bal.    vs. Ind.

7    Dalton Schultz    Dal.    vs. N.Y.-G

8    Noah Fant    Den.    at Pit.

9    Dallas Goedert    Phi.    at Car.

10    Tyler Conklin    Min.    vs. Det.

11    Kyle Pitts    Atl.    vs. N.Y.-J

12    Dawson Knox    Buf.    at K.C.

13    Hunter Henry    N.E.    at Hou.

14    Anthony Firkser    Ten.    at Jac.

15    Robert Tonyan    G.B.    at Cin.

16    O.J. Howard    T.B.    vs. Mia.

17    Austin Hooper    Cle.    at L.A.-C

18    Tyler Higbee    L.A.-R    at Sea.

19    Jared Cook    L.A.-C    vs. Cle.

20    Jonnu Smith    N.E.    at Hou.

21    C.J. Uzomah    Cin.    vs. G.B.

22    Evan Engram    N.Y.-G    at Dal.

23    Zach Ertz    Phi.    at Car.

24    Mo Alie-Cox    Ind.    at Bal.

25    Blake Jarwin    Dal.    vs. N.Y.-G

26    Jack Doyle    Ind.    at Bal.

27    Jimmy Graham    Chi.    at L.V.

28    Cole Kmet    Chi.    at L.V.

29    Eric Ebron    Pit.    vs. Den.

30    Maxx Williams    Ari.    vs. S.F.

KICKERS

1    Rodrigo Blankenship    Ind.    at Bal.

2    Younghoe Koo    Atl.    vs. N.Y.-J

3    Ryan Succop    T.B.    vs. Mia.

4    Matt Gay    L.A.-R    at Sea.

5    Greg Zuerlein    Dal.    vs. N.Y.-G

6    Randy Bullock    Ten.    at Jac.

7    Nick Folk    N.E.    at Hou.

8    Cairo Santos    Chi.    at L.V.

9    Daniel Carlson    L.V.    vs. Chi.

10    Justin Tucker    Bal.    vs. Ind.

11    Cody Parkey    N.O.    at Was.

12    Tyler Bass    Buf.    at K.C.

13    Jason Sanders    Mia.    at T.B.

14    Zane Gonzalez    Car.    vs. Phi.

15    Dustin Hopkins    Was.    vs. N.O.

16    Brandon McManus    Den.    at Pit.

17    Chris Boswell    Pit.    vs. Den.

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18    Evan McPherson    Cin.    vs. G.B.

19    Tristan Vizcaino    L.A.-C    vs. Cle.

20    Graham Gano    N.Y.-G    at Dal.

21    Matt Ammendola    N.Y.-J    at Atl.

22    Matt Prater    Ari.    vs. S.F.

23    Mason Crosby    G.B.    at Cin.

24    Harrison Butker    K.C.    vs. Buf.

25    Jason Myers    Sea.    vs. L.A.-R

26    *Austin Seibert    Det.    at Min.

27    Greg Joseph    Min.    vs. Det.

28    Ka'imi Fairbairn    Hou.    vs. N.E.

29    Jake Elliott    Phi.    at Car.

30    Chase McLaughlin    Cle.    at L.A.-C

31    *Josh Lambo    Jac.    vs. Ten.

32    Joey Slye    S.F.    at Ari.

DEFENSES

1    New England Patriots    at Hou.

2    Tampa Bay Buccaneers    vs. Mia.

3    Atlanta Falcons    vs. N.Y.-J

4    Green Bay Packers    at Cin.

5    Buffalo Bills    at K.C.

6    Philadelphia Eagles    at Car.

7    Baltimore Ravens    vs. Ind.

8    Denver Broncos    at Pit.

9    Arizona Cardinals    vs. S.F.

10    New Orleans Saints    at Was.

11    Los Angeles Rams    at Sea.

12    Carolina Panthers    vs. Phi.

13    Chicago Bears    at L.V.

14    Houston Texans    vs. N.E.

15    Pittsburgh Steelers    vs. Den.

16    Los Angeles Chargers    vs. Cle.

17    Dallas Cowboys    vs. N.Y.-G

18    New York Jets    at Atl.

19    Tennessee Titans    at Jac.

20    Minnesota Vikings    vs. Det.

21    Cincinnati Bengals    vs. G.B.

22    Cleveland Browns    at L.A.-C

23    Miami Dolphins    at T.B.

24    Seattle Seahawks    vs. L.A.-R

25    Indianapolis Colts    at Bal.

26    Las Vegas Raiders    vs. Chi.

27    New York Giants    at Dal.

28    Kansas City Chiefs    vs. Buf.

29    San Francisco 49ers    at Ari.

30    Jacksonville Jaguars    vs. Ten.

31    Detroit Lions    at Min.

32    Washington Football Team    vs. N.O.

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