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Fantasy Football Rankings: Quarterbacks for Week 5

Ranking the best quarterbacks by matchup and opportunity for Week 5 of the 2018 NFL Season.    

Baltimore Ravens v Pittsburgh Steelers Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images

Let’s take a look at Week 5’s quarterback matchups!

QB rankings - Week 5

Quarterback Team Opponent High-Floor/High-Ceiling QB1s
Quarterback Team Opponent High-Floor/High-Ceiling QB1s
Ben Roethlisberger PIT ATL ATL has now lost LB Deion Jones, SS Keanu Neal, and FS Ricardo Allen to IR.
Aaron Rodgers GB at DET The rightful QB1 is getting healthier every week.
Cam Newton CAR NYG Drew Brees stumbled against the Giants last week but NYG still can't stop the deep ball and Cam's rocket arm should be able to take advantage of that.
Matt Ryan ATL at PIT Pittsburgh can't stop anything through the air and ATL is firing on all cylinders -- especially in the redzone.
Tom Brady NE IND Brady gets an Indy defense that's missing 2 CBs.
Philip Rivers LAC OAK Rivers is an every-week QB1 and this week he gets a vulnerable Raiders secondary to toy with.
Blake Bortles JAX at KC Bortles has his best matchup of the year against the charitable KC D.
Jared Goff LAR at SEA Goff is looking matchup-proof but that's irrelevant this week as Seattle is now playing without All-World FS Earl Thomas.
Drew Brees NO WSH Brees should bounce back this week.
Patrick Mahomes KC JAX Mahomes just cleared 300 yards against Denver. This will be his toughest test yet though.
Andy Dalton CIN MIA Dalton should keep up his QB1 ways at home against Miami this week.
Alex Smith WSH at NO Start your quarterbacks against New Orleans.
High-Floor/High-Ceiling QB2s
Deshan Watson HOU DAL Even against a solid Dallas pass defense, Watson's safe to start.
Joe Flacco BAL at CLE He's the QB14 thus far and will, at worst, maintain that ranking against Cleveland.
Mathew Stafford DET GB Stafford's got a rock-solid floor and can be counted on at home against Green Bay.
Lower-Floor/High-Ceiling QB2s
Andrew Luck IND at NE Luck lit it up last week with 464 passing yards and 4 TDs. His 2018 may be succintly defined as low-floor, high-ceiling.
Kirk Cousins MIN at PHI Cousins showed well against the Rams last week. He'll need to repeat that performance against Philly.
Carson Wentz PHI MIN Wentz looked better last week and should have luck hitting the interior of Minnesota's defense.
Derek Carr OAK at LAC The Chargers have been surprisingly kind to QBs this year. Carr can be counted on this week.
Marcus Mariota TEN at Buf Martiota looks like he's turning the corner.
Russell Wilson SEA LAR Wilson has an awful matchup against the Rams ferocious defense. He's lucky Doug Baldiwn's made his return.
Ryan Tannehill MIA at CIN Cincy has been tough on QBs this year.
Eli Manning NYG at CAR Eli has the weapons and will be forced to throw but this isn't an easy matchup.
C.J. Beathard SF ARI Beathard could be used if needed, against a weak Cardinals' defense.
Dak Prescott DAL at HOU Things could get ugly in this one.
Josh Rosen ARI at SF Rosen played very well last week -- two drops cost him TDs. He's still a raw rookie though.
Josh Allen BUF TEN The Titans defense has looked good as of late.
Case Keenum DEN at NYJ Keenum will probably get Emmanuel Sanders in the endzone once or twice against the Jets' exploitable Buster Skrine -- that's about it though.
Baker Mayfield CLE BAL This is a tough matchup for the promising rookie.
Sam Darnold NYJ DEN This is also a tough matchup for another promising rookie.