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Week 5 fantasy football rankings: Cowboys-Packers should be fantasy gold

Jordy Nelson should have a big day against the Cowboys' depleted secondary. Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images

Below are my PPR fantasy rankings for Week 5. Most leagues are using points per reception these days, so take that into consideration when looking at the ranks. Six points are awarded for every receiving and rushing TD, and four points for every passing TD. If you are playing in a non-PPR league, pass-catching running backs lose a bit of value and so do possession receivers. Make sure you check the status of players that have been limited or out of practice.

I will update rankings throughout the week, so make sure you check back before kickoff on Sunday. If you have any start-sit questions, feel free to hit me up at @jordanpfx on Twitter, and I will do my best to get to every question. Include your scoring system with your questions. Good luck!

QB

1 A. Rodgers GB

2 D. Prescott DAL

3 R. Wilson SEA

4 B. Roethlisberger PIT

5 D. Watson HOU

6 E. Manning NYG

7 C. Wentz PHI

8 C. Palmer ARI

9 C. Newton CAR 

10 A. Smith KC

11 M. Stafford DET

12 P. Rivers LAC

13 J. Cutler MIA

14 A. Dalton CIN

15 T. Taylor BUF

16 S. Bradford MIN *questionable knee

17 J. McCown NYJ

18 J. Brissett IND

19 J. Goff LAR

20 B. Bortles JAC

21 M. Mariota *questionable hamstring

22 D. Carr *questionable back

RB

1 L. Bell PIT

2 E. Elliott DAL

3 L. McCoy BUF

4 T. Gurley LAR

5 K. Hunt KC

6 J. Ajayi MIA

7 C. Hyde SF

8 D. Murray TEN

9 L. Fournette JAC

10 M. Gordon LAC

11 J. Howard CHI

12 L. Miller HOU

13 B. Powell NYJ 

14 F. Gore IND

15 M. Lynch OAK

16 L. Blount PHI

17 J. Mixon CIN

18 C. McCaffrey CAR

19 D. Johnson CLE

20 A. Abdullah DET

21 A. Ellington ARI

22 T. Cohen CHI 

23 I. Crowell CLE

24 A. Jones GB

25 W. Gallman NYG

26 L. Murray MIN

27 A. Collins BAL

28 J. Allen BAL  

29 E. McGuire NYJ

30 J. Stewart CAR

31 T. Rawls SEA 

32 J. Williams GB

33 G. Bernard CIN

34 D. Henry TEN

35 E. Lacy SEA

36 C. Clement PHI

37 J. McKissic SEA

38 J. McKinnon MIN

39 T. Riddick DET

40 D. Foreman HOU

WR

1  A. Brown PIT  

2  J. Nelson GB

3 D. Bryant DAL 

4 A. Green CIN

5 O. Beckham NYG  

6 D. Hopkins HOU

7 S. Diggs MIN 

8 T. Hill KC  

9 L. Fitzgerald ARI 

10 D. Baldwin SEA 

11 K. Allen LAC

12 D. Parker MIA  

13 T. Hilton IND

14 A. Thielen MIN 

15 R. Cobb GB  

16 G. Tate DET

17 J. Landry MIA

18 P. Garcon SF

19 D. Adams GB *If he's active I would roll with him

20 K. Benjamin CAR 

21 C. Kupp LAR

22 M. Bryant PIT

23 Jaron Brown ARI

24 A. Cooper OAK

25 T. Williams LAC

26 A. Hurns JAC

27 D. Funchess CAR

28 M. Crabtree OAK

29 S. Watkins LAR

30 R. Matthews TEN 

31 A. Jeffery PHI 

32 B. Marshall NYG  

33 W. Fuller HOU

34 J. Maclin BAL

35 K. Wright CHI   

36 S. Shepard NYG  

37 P. Richardson SEA

38 J. Kearse NYJ

39 J. Nelson ARI 

40 R. Anderson NYJ

TE

1 T. Kelce KC  

2 Z. Ertz PHI 

3 J. Graham SEA  

4 C. Clay BUF

5 H. Henry LAC   

6 K. Rudolph MIN  

7 A. Seferian-Jenkins NYJ

8 M. Bennett GB

9 D. Walker TEN

10 E. Engram NYG

11 J. Witten DAL

12 B. Watson BAL  

13 A. Gates LAC 

14 T. Croft CIN

15 J. Cook OAK

16 R. Griffin HOU 

17 J. Thomas MIA

18 E. Ebron DET

19 D. Njoku CLE

20 M. Lewis JAC 

DEF

1 Vikings 

2 Seahawks

3 Eagles

4 Steelers

5 Ravens 

6 Giants 

7 Bills

8  Jets

9 Cardinals

10 Rams 

11 Lions 

12 Chiefs 

13 Texans 

14 Panthers 

15 Bengals

16 49ers 

17 Dolphins

18 Packers

19 Titans

20 Colts

21  Raiders

22 Chargers

23 Jaguars 

24 Cowboys

Kicker

1 J. Elliott PHI  

2 M. Crosby GB

3 D. Bailey DAL

4 C. Boswell PIT 

5  J. Tucker BAL

6 G. Zuerlein LAR

7 H. Butker KC    

8 M. Prater DET

9 K. Fairbairn HOU

10 A. Vinatieri IND

11  A. Rosas NYG

12 R. Gould SF

13 P. Dawson ARI

14 R. Succop TEN

15 R. Bullock CIN

17 B. Walsh SEA 

18 G. Tavecchio OAK  

19 C. Parkey MIA 

20 K. Forbath MIN

21 G. Gano CAR

22 J. Myers JAC 

 

 

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Houston has lost seven of eight

Mariners ride big fifth inning to series win over Astros

Jake Odorizzi earned his second loss as an Astro Sunday. Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images.

With the losing streak behind them by taking the middle game on Saturday night, the Astros returned to T-Mobile Park on Sunday afternoon to try and make it back-to-back victories to take the series. Instead, they'd suffer their seventh loss in the last eight games.

Final Score: Mariners 7, Astros 2

Astros' Record: 7-8, fourth in the AL West

Winning Pitcher: Ljay Newsome (1-0)

Losing Pitcher: Jake Odorizzi (0-2)

Odorizzi locks in through four while Houston grabs a lead

Jake Odorizzi did not start his afternoon the way he needed to in order to have a good rebound outing compared to his first start. In the 37-pitch first inning, he issued two walks and an RBI-single, putting the Mariners at a significant advantage early. Odorizzi flipped the switch, though, finding a rhythm to retire the next ten batters after that RBI-single to get through four innings with just one run allowed.

Offensively for Houston, they quickly responded to Seattle's run in the first with one of their own in the top of the second, capitalizing on some shoddy defense by Seattle to get Carlos Correa to second to set up an RBI ground-rule double by Aledmys Diaz, tying things up 1-1. It stayed that way until the top of the fifth when a leadoff walk by Chas McCormick would turn into a run after a stolen base and two sacrifice flys to give Houston a 2-1 lead.

Mariners explode for four in the fifth

The lead was short-lived, as Seattle would explode in the bottom of the fifth, getting a leadoff single and one-out walk to set up a two-RBI triple by Mitch Haniger to go ahead 3-2. That would prompt Dusty Baker out of the dugout to end Odorizzi's day and move on to Brooks Raley. Raley would not fare any better, giving up a two-run homer to Ty France to extend Seattle's new lead to 5-2. He would finish the inning, putting Odorizzi's line final: 4.1 IP, 3 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 7 K, 89 P.

Seattle takes the series

Seattle would strike again in the bottom of the seventh against Joe Smith. After a leadoff walk, the Mariners would get back-to-back one-out RBI-doubles to extend their lead to 7-2. After Smith in the seventh, Peter Solomon would make his major-league debut in the bottom of the eighth and work around a one-out walk for a scoreless inning. Houston would then come up empty in the top of the ninth, dropping the finale and the series to Seattle.

Up Next: The Astros will travel to Denver tonight and get an off day tomorrow. Tuesday night, they'll start a quick two-game set with the Rockies at 7:40 PM Central. Houston currently has Lance McCullers Jr. (1-1, 5.27 ERA) penciled in as their starter, but with ongoing illness, he has not yet been fully confirmed. For the Rockies, Jon Gray (1-1, 2.87 ERA) is expected to start.

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