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Top 50 RB PPR options for Week 5 fantasy football

We welcome back a big name to the running back position, while a new name might be worth considering. Here are your Week 5 fantasy football rankings for running backs in PPR leagues.

Trent Scott of the Los Angeles Chargers walks off the field with Melvin Gordon after the game against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium on September 29, 2019 in Miami, Florida. Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

Week 5 of the NFL season is here, and it’s time to get your fantasy football lineups squared away. If you’re in a points per reception league, the running back position can offer some under the radar options that you won’t see in standard leagues. We’re here to break down the top 50 running backs in PPR leagues as you consider matchups for this week’s schedule.

The position starts with Christian McCaffrey, especially when we’re ranking in PPR formats. However, I was close to going with ‘Zeke at the top this week, which should speak to how strong this matchup against the Packers is. Green Bay got shredded by Jordan Howard and Myles Sanders at home last week, so Elliott’s in a perfect spot at home.

I also put David Johnson a little higher than usual this week. The three guys below him are all spectacular plays, but the Bengals defense is just so pitiful, DJ should be in line for a big week.

We’ve also got some really interesting values this week. Jaylen Samuels suddenly saw 18 touches on MNF. Ronald Jones might actually be good, after we thought he was really bad. And how will Melvin Gordon factor into the Chargers’ game plan?

Running Back (PPR) rankings, Week 5

RK Player Team Opp
RK Player Team Opp
1 Christian McCaffrey CAR JAX
2 Ezekiel Elliott DAL GB
3 David Johnson ARI @CIN
4 Dalvin Cook MIN @NYG
5 Alvin Kamara NO TB
6 Nick Chubb CLE @SF
7 Leonard Fournette JAX @CAR
8 Le'Veon Bell NYJ @PHI
9 Austin Ekeler LAC DEN
10 James Conner PIT BAL
11 Joe Mixon CIN ARI
12 Chris Carson SEA LAR
13 Todd Gurley LAR @SEA
14 Mark Ingram BAL @PIT
15 Derrick Henry TEN BUF
16 Aaron Jones GB @DAL
17 Wayne Gallman NYG MIN
18 Devonta Freeman ATL @HOU
19 Phillip Lindsay DEN @LAC
20 James White NE @WAS
21 Marlon Mack IND @KC
22 Jaylen Samuels PIT BAL
23 Carlos Hyde HOU ATL
24 Sony Michel NE @WAS
25 Jordan Howard PHI NYJ
26 LeSean McCoy KC IND
27 Carlos Hyde HOU CAR
28 Darrel Williams KC IND
29 Melvin Gordon LAC DEN
30 David Montgomery CHI @OAK (London)
31 Royce Freeman DEN @LAC
32 Ronald Jones TB @NO
33 Josh Jacobs OAK CHI (London)
34 Chris Thompson WAS NE
35 Miles Sanders PHI NYJ
36 Matt Breida SF CLE
37 Tarik Cohen CHI @OAK (London)
38 Frank Gore BUF @TEN
39 Rex Burkhead NE @WAS
40 Nyheim Hines IND @KC
41 Raheem Mostert SF CLE
42 Tevin Coleman SF CLE
43 Peyton Barber TB @NO
44 Adrian Peterson WAS NE
45 Duke Johnson HOU ATL
46 Gio Bernard CIN ARI
47 Devin Singletary BUF @TEN
48 Ito Smith ATL @HOU
49 Dion Lews TEN BUF
50 Malcolm Brown LAR @SEA