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2020 Fantasy Football Rankings: Quarterbacks for Week 5

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Tiered QB rankings for Week 5.

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NFL Week 5 is here and it’s time to start ranking quarterbacks for fantasy football this week.

Dak Prescott’s outrageous weekly performances can no longer be ignored. He’s this week’s overall QB1. The back-fourth of the top 12 is populated by unheralded quarterbacks like Teddy Bridgewater, Gardner Minshew, and Justin Herbert—all three have exquisite match-ups. Carson Wentz takes his biggest tumble in the rankings thus far and Brett Rypien is in for a dreadful day against the Patriots.

Week 5’s Tiered Quarterback Rankings

Rank High Floor/High Ceiling QB1s Team Opponent Breakdown
Rank High Floor/High Ceiling QB1s Team Opponent Breakdown
1 Dak Prescott DAL NYG With Dallas' defense giving out points like hot cakes, Dak's only option is to rack up gaudy point-totals.
2 Patrick Mahomes KC LV Kansas City will want to distance itself on the scoreboard from a divisional opponent.
3 Russell Wilson SEA MIN The Cook gets the NFL's worst secondary in Week 5.
4 Josh Allen BUF at TEN Allen is neck and neck with Russell Wilson in the NFL MVP race.
5 Kyler Murray ARI at NYJ Murray is running like 2019 Lamar Jackson did.
6 Lamar Jackson BAL CIN Jackson should efficiently pummel Cincy's hapless defense. His box scores have underwhelmed though.
7 Matt Ryan ATL CAR Incoming shootout.
8 Deshaun Watson HOU JAX Watson's weekly enemy is his head coach.
9 Ben Roethlisberger PIT PHI Two weeks to prep for Philly's ho-hum defense.
10 Teddy Bridgewater CAR at ATL Bridgewater's match-up based ups and downs are remarkable.
11 Gardner Minshew JAX at HOU Incoming shootout.
12 Justin Herbert LAC at NO New Orlean's banged up defense should allow for a fruitful Week 5 outing.
Rank High Floor/High Ceiling QB2s Team Opponent Breakdown
13 Tom Brady TB at CHI Things are starting to click in Tampa Bay.
14 Jared Goff LAR at WAS Sean McVay should be able to take advantage of Washington's weak secondary.
15 Derek Carr LV at KC Carr will be forced to throw constantly in this one.
16 Kirk Cousins MIN at SEA Seattle's fantasy friendly defense is on tap here.
17 Drew Brees NO LAC The likely return of Michael Thomas, facing the banged up Chargers' defense bodes well for Brees' box score production.
18 Jimmy Garoppolo SF MIA Great spot to get the offense humming.
19 Ryan Tannehill TEN BUF Tough match-up but this offense has been very efficient.
20 Joe Burrow CIN at BAL Burrow's rushing ability will be called upon to evade the pass rush in this one.
21 Ryan Fitzpatrick MIA at SF Fitz's willingness to heave the ball, and his body in the run game, around always gives him a high ceiling.
22 Baker Mayfield CLE IND Very tough match-up but his floor is concrete.
23 Daniel Jones NYG at DAL The wheels are falling off, courtesy of Jason Garrett. Great match-up though.
Rank High Floor/Capped Ceiling QB2 Team Opponent Breakdown
24 Philip Rivers IND at CLE Rivers may be asked to do a little more than normal playing opposite of the up and coming Cleveland offense.
Rank Shaky Floor/Capped Ceiling QB3s Team Opponent Breakdown
25 Carson Wentz PHI at PIT Brutal match-up for a flailing offense.
26 Kyle Allen WAS LAR Kyle Allen made his money by feeding CMC, D.J. Moore, and Greg Olsen last year. Expect the same for Antonio Gibson, Terry McLaurin, and Logan Thomas.
27 Brian Hoyer NE DEN Hoyer will just game-manage.
28 Nick Foles CHI TB Brutal match-up.
29 Brett Rypien DEN at NE New England's defense will keep Rypien from letting it ryp.
30 Joe Flacco NYJ ARI Flacco is impossible to start.