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Week Five Fantasy Quarterback Rankings

Saturday, 6 October, 2018

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Listed below are Zack’s top fantasy football quarterbacks for week five of the NFL season.

1. Cam Newton
Newton comes in fresh off a bye week and ready to attack a Giants defense that has given up chunks of yards to opposing teams.

2. Aaron Rodgers
Statistically Rodgers has not lived up to his top rated billing all season. Look for an upgrade in performance even with his issues at wide receiver.

3. Carson Wentz

The Eagles have ways of making their quarterbacks feel comfortable all the while amassing solid stats. Wentz will face a Vikings team with three days extra rest but look for the Eagles to continue to find ways of adapting their offense.

4. Kirk Cousins
Don’t look now but Kirk Cousins is finding a way to be amongst the top leaders in yards at quarterback. Philadelphia’s defense is not the same as a year ago, which means Cousins, should continue to pile up yards.

5. Jared Goff
As potent as the Rams offense has showcased it’s not a shock to see Goff listed weekly inside the top seven. The Rams are going to find ways to score points no matter the weather and opponent. The old philosophy of a strong Seahawks defense is out the window.

6. Drew Brees
Brees and the Saints should have extra motivation thanks to two subpar performances to start the season at home. One that included a narrow victory over the Browns and the other an upset loss to the Buccaneers. On the road their last two games the Saints have established their offense and also get Mark Ingram back.

7. Derek Carr
Last week the Raiders established a ground game as Marshawn Lynch rushed for over 100 yards. The Raiders are at a point that they know in order to win they need to not let off the gas. Losses against the Rams, Broncos, and Dolphins all happened because of the offense not sustaining. Carr should carry over week four’s momentum against the Chargers.

8. Patrick Mahomes
Mahomes has established himself as a benefit of Andy Reid’s offense. While the focus of the Jaguars defense is on shutting down Tyreek Hill and Kareem Hunt, look for Mahomes to continue to showcase his ability to extend plays and pile up yards.

9. DeShaun Watson
Watson finally looked himself in last week’s first victory for the Houston Texans over the Indianapolis Colts. Now Watson will be in prime time which he has always excelled in dating back to his collegiate days. Expect big numbers against a Dallas defense that’s middle of the pack.

10. Russ Wilson
Wilson’s largely been MIA to the fantasy world thanks to a slow pace offense. The Seahawks seem content at trying to play the clock and win games in the fourth quarter. Yet this is a different scenario than the past two weeks against the Bears and Cardinals. Expect the Seahawks to be forced to match the pace of the Rams and for Wilson to benefit.

11. Andy Dalton
12. Ben Roethlisberger
13. Matt Ryan
14. CJ Beathard
15. Alex Smith
16. Philip Rivers
17. Baker Mayfield
18. Ryan Tannehill
19. Marcus Mariota
20. Dak Prescott