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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 back-to-back games

Astros drop series to Giants with finale loss

Houston's offense came up short again in San Francisco on Sunday. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

After splitting the first two games against the Giants, the Astros tried to grab the finale to win his high-difficulty series. They came up short, though, with San Francisco once again one-upping them on offense against Luis Garcia, giving Houston back-to-back losses.

Final Score: Giants 5, Astros 3

Astros' Record: 64-42, first in the AL West

Winning Pitcher: Logan Webb (5-3)

Losing Pitcher: Luis Garcia (7-6)

Gurriel strikes first, but Giants get the better of Garcia

The Astros were able to grab an early lead against Logan Webb in the top of the first, getting a runner on base to set up Yuli Gurriel for a two-run homer to start the scoring. Luis Garcia, who erased a walk in the first and a double in the second to maintain the 2-0 advantage, ran into trouble in the third. After two quick outs, Kris Bryant, recently acquired by the Giants at the trade deadline, changed the momentum with a solo homer in the first game for his new team.

They scored two more runs during the two-out rally on three hits and a walk, grabbing a 3-2 lead before Garcia would get the final out. He managed a scoreless fourth, but San Francisco got to him again in the fifth, chasing him out of the game with a two-out, two-run homer to extend their lead to 5-2. His final line in the loss: 4.2 IP, 8 H, 5 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 2 HR, 89 P.

Giants take series as Astros drop the finale

First out of Houston's bullpen was Rafael Montero, making his debut for his new team. He did well, getting the third out of the fifth then tossing a scoreless sixth. Phil Maton was next, coming in for the bottom of the seventh and erasing a single to keep it a three-run game. After wasting a chance with two runners on in the seventh, the Astros started a new rally in the top of the eighth, getting back-to-back hits to lead it off with runners on first and third with no outs.

They would get just one run from it, though, making it 5-3, which would go final after a scoreless bottom of the eighth by Ryne Stanek and a 1-2-3 inning at the plate by Houston in the top of the ninth. That gave the Giants the series and left the Astros reeling from back-to-back losses as they turn the page to another high-caliber opponent to finish this road trip.

Up Next: Houston will travel to the last leg of this road trip, Los Angeles, before a day off on Monday. Tuesday, they'll pick up a quick two-game series with the Dodgers, with Lance McCullers Jr. (8-2, 3.23 ERA) for the Astros going up against Walker Buehler (11-1, 2.19 ERA) for LA in the opener at 9:10 PM Central.

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