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Week 5 fantasy football position rankings, DFS picks, start/sit advice, injury news, and more!

The NFL is back for Week 5, and it’s time to sort out your fantasy football rosters. We have a look at everything you need to know to get your lineups ready for the fifth week of fantasy football.

Michael Thomas of the New Orleans Saints is tackled by Jordan Whitehead and Sean Murphy-Bunting of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second quarter at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on September 13, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images

The NFL is officially a quarter of the way through the season. I can’t imagine any of us thought James Robinson or Justin Herbert would be a top ten fantasy performer at their position, but that’s the wild world of fantasy football.

There are plenty of conclusions to be drawn, but there is still a whole lot of football left. All of this is relevant to figuring out our fantasy football lineups. Entering the season, we offered up a wide array of content to get you ready for your fantasy drafts. Now that the season is underway, we’ll be bringing you a little bit of everything week in and week out. We start with waiver wire content, and from there move on to position rankings, start/sit advice, and injury updates.

Each week, we’ll have a fairly regular schedule of fantasy content. Monday and Tuesday will bring waiver wire advice so you can find those diamonds in the rough to add critical roster depth. Tuesday and Wednesday will bring position rankings for standard and PPR leagues. Thursday will bring Thursday Night Football roster advice. Friday will bring start/sit advice across each position. And then Sunday will bring individual player start/sit advice and injury updates to make those last-minute lineup decisions. Finally, we’ll have DFS advice throughout the week to prep you for Thursday, Sunday, and Monday.

Position rankings

Pat Mayo

Running Backs
Wide Receivers
Tight Ends + Defense/Special Teams

Daily Fantasy Football

Early look
Salary risers/fallers
Cheat sheet
Value plays
RB Touch/Target projections
Tournament upside picks
QB/WR stacks
Sunday Night Showdown — Coming Sunday
Milly Maker Sweat — Coming Sunday

Chet Gresham

Running Backs: PPR
Running Backs: Non-PPR
Wide Receivers: PPR
Wide Receivers: Non-PPR
Tight Ends: PPR
Tight Ends: Non-PPR
Defense/Special Teams

Start/Sit Advice


Running Backs
Wide Receivers
Tight Ends
Defense/Special Teams
Kickers — Coming Friday

Injury updates

Full NFL injury report — Coming Saturday

Waiver advice

Pat Mayo waiver rankings, injury report, snap count
QB options
RB options
WR options
TE options
D/ST options