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Fantasy Quarterback Rankings: Week 5

Who’s Up? Who’s Down?

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Welcome back to week 5 of the NFL season. The first month of the season has flown by! Week 5 features the schedules first real set of bye weeks. These shake up the rankings a little bit since Matt Ryan, Drew Brees, and Kirk Cousins won’t be taking the field. All other quarterbacks outside of the top 5 seemingly move up and look a little better than they actually are.

A couple new quarterbacks make the list this week. Oakland is starting E.J. Manuel due to Derek Carr’s injury and the Chicago Bears are going to give rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky his first career start. I am looking forward to watching him play against the Minnesota Vikings’ above average defense.

Week 5 Quarterback Rankings

Rank Name Opponent Change
Rank Name Opponent Change
1 Aaron Rodgers @ Dallas -
2 Tom Brady @ Tampa Bay -
3 Cam Newton @ Detroit ↑ 2
4 Jameis Winston vs. New England ↑ 4
5 Russell Wilson @ LA Rams ↑ 6
6 Ben Roethlisberger vs. Jacksonville ↑ 3
7 Dak Prescott vs. Green Bay ↑ 8
8 Marcus Mariota @ Miami ↓2
9 Phillip Rivers @ NY Giants ↑ 3
10 Alex Smith @ Houston ↑ 7
11 Eli Manning vs. LA Chargers ↑ 3
12 Matthew Stafford vs. Carolina ↑ 1
13 Carson Wentz vs. Arizona ↑ 3
14 Carson Palmer @ Philadelphia ↑ 4
15 Tyrod Taylor @ Cincinnati ↑ 4
16 Sam Bradford @ Chicago ↑ 4
17 EJ Manuel vs. Baltimore -
18 Andy Dalton vs. Buffalo ↑ 5
19 Jared Goff vs. Seattle ↑ 3
20 Deshaun Watson vs. Kansas City ↑ 8
21 Joe Flacco @ Oakland ↑ 4
22 Brian Hoyer @ Indianapolis ↑ 4
23 Josh McCown @ Cleveland ↑ 4
24 Jay Cutler vs. Tennessee -
25 Blake Bortles @ Pittsburgh ↑ 4
26 Jacoby Brissett vs. San Francisco ↑ 5
27 Deshaun Kizer vs. NY Jets ↑ 4
28 Mitchell Trubisky vs. Minnesota -

Stop by next week for Week 6 QB rankings!