Week 5 Fantasy Football Rankings

The staff at The Fantasy Report are now ready to publish their fantasy football rankings for week 5 of the NFL season. Below you will find links for Standard Scoring and PPR rankings. We understand that QB and DST are not affected by PPR, but it gives our PPR rankers a chance to give their rankings as well. ANy questions? Find us on Twitter @Fantasyreport_

Standard Scoring PPR
Quarterback Quarterback
Running Back Running Back
Wide Receiver Wide Receiver
Tight End Tight End
DST DST

Who Can Replace Dalvin Cook?

Many fantasy owners were left cringing by the conclusion of Sunday’s NFL games as a result of an injury-ridden week four. In the middle of the chaos, Dalvin Cook was lost for the season after a non-contact injury against the Detroit Lions, which was confirmed to be a near-complete ACL tear in his left knee. The rookie running back out of Florida State was on pace for over 1,500 rushing yards while averaging almost 24 touches per game. The Minnesota Vikings, and many fantasy owners who drafted Cook late, will certainly miss the rising star. All that bad news aside, just like the NFL season, the fantasy season must go on. Here are some players you could target from Minnesota to patch the holes in your roster.

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Waiver Wire: Week 5

Unfortunately, another week of great football has led to another week full of injuries. The waiver wire is full of available players again, but which ones will be worth an add?

(For each position, players are listed by waiver priority and are <50% owned in Yahoo leagues)

 

Quarterback:

 

Deshaun Watson (34%)

 

Watson burst onto the scene in pretty bad fashion, but that changed pretty quickly. Over the past two games, Watson has accounted for 7 total TDs. As a dual threat, Watson’s floor is much higher than other QBs. Through Week 4, he has averaged 37 yards rushing and he didn’t even play a full game in Week 1. The Texans are home for the next two games, and Watson has a full compliment of weapons with Will Fuller V returning from injury. He is already a top 10 QB, and there’s no reason he can’t finish top 12 on the season. ADD! ADD! ADD!

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NFL DFS: Week 4 DraftKings Picks and Pivots

With the controversial decision to pull the Sunday Night Football game off of the main slate, we’re left with just 12 games to choose from this week. The lack of teams like Green Bay and New Orleans on the main slate have led to some lower over/unders this week. To me, that opens up some unique opportunities in regards to game theory because ownership should be a bit spread out. If we can find an edge this week, we’ll make some money…so let’s dive right in.

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Week 3 Reflection: Players I Am DONE With!

Is everybody as fed up with this season as I am? It is usually at least 6-8 weeks before my fantasy football spirit is completely crushed, so a Week 3 slump is a personal record in my book. What is going on here? I’ll tell you what is going on here. In PPR leagues:

 

  • Alex Smith, Trevor Siemian, and Jared Goff are QB 1’s. Phillip Rivers, Cam Newton and Andy Dalton are QB 3’s. 3’s!!!!
  • Through 3 weeks, the combination of Chris Thompson, Tarik Cohen, Duke Johnson Jr & Alex Collins have outscored the combination of Ezekiel Elliott, LeSean McCoy, Le’Veon Bell, DeMarco Murray, and David Johnson.
  • The Minnesota Vikings have 2 Top 10 Fantasy WR and the Chicago Bears have 2 Top 11 Fantasy RB.  
  • The Jared Goff led St. Louis Rams are leading the league in scoring

 

Seriously…There are so many players, teams and situations that I am ready to bail on. You always want to give it just one more week, but in a 13 week fantasy season, starting off 0-3 or even 0-4 is a very difficult road to come back from, and one that leaves very little room for error. The fantasy season is definitely more like a marathon and less like sprint, but if you don’t do something when you are staring at 0-3 in the face, you might as well be running a marathon with a weighted vest and snowshoes.  

When you are in as many leagues as I am, you have an opportunity to have a lot of shares of different players. You might find yourself with one, or many of these players on your team, but these are some of them that I am officially DONE with: Continue reading Week 3 Reflection: Players I Am DONE With!

Cincinnati Bengals: Joe Mixon Fantasy Outlook

The Cincinnati Bengals are struggling so far in the 2017 season. After Falling to 0-3, there hasn’t been much to praise. In the first two weeks, the Bengals’ offense looked dreadful. However, there’s positivity on the horizon with offensive coordinator Bill Lazor calling plays. The first thing that stood out to me in a week 3 game against the Green Bay Packers was Lazor’s use of Joe Mixon. The rookie runner saw as many touches in week 3 as he did in weeks 1 and 2 combined. Today I want to discuss why I think Mixon’s usage will continue to increase and his fantasy numbers may soon resemble his fellow rookie running backs.

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Week 4 Waiver Wire

Finally, what everyone was waiting for came to fruition during Week 3 of the NFL season. There was plenty of scoring over the course of the day and a limited amount of injuries. It was a solid week for fantasy and those owners who had big days. Still, we are on to the waiver wire, as no championship has been won without any in season additions.

 (For each position, players are listed by waiver priority and are <50% owned in Yahoo leagues)

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NFL Week 3: DraftKings Picks and Pivots

The Main Slate on DraftKings is down to 13 games because of the London Game this week between the Jaguars and Ravens. Luckily for us, that means we don’t even have to mention Blake Bortles. It’s shaping up to be a bit of an odd week as a majority of games have road favorites, including Cleveland. Yes, you read that right, the Browns are a road favorite against the Colts this week, but I digress. Let’s take a look at how we’re going to make money this week on DK.

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Buying Low & Selling High: Week 3 Trade Chips

Week 2 is an interesting point in the season. Some have the luxury of being 2-0, avoiding the injury bug, and have a solid team outlook going forward. For some, starting off 0-2 in a 13 game fantasy season is causing an early season panic with our teams are starting to reach dangerous territory. It’s amazing how just 2 weeks can completely shift the way you look at your team.  By now, we are able to take note of which players are are who we thought they were and which players have set us up for failure.

*cough* Brandon Marshall *cough* Eddie Lacy *cough*

This is a great time to sell high on players who have had a soft opening schedule and lit up the scoreboard, or buy low on promising players who have gotten off to a slow start to the season., We tell you time and time again that you can’t win your league at the draft, but like I said, a lot has changed in just 2 short weeks. The time has come for you to put your fantasy GM hat on and start thinking about what in season moves are going to either make or break the rest of your fantasy season.

Heading into week 3, here are some players that should without a doubt be included as part of your next trade:


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