I don’t think I can say how much I like Marshawn Lynch this week anymore than I have been already. It was slightly tough to rank him over the red hot DeMarco Murray, but facing Washington, in a game which I think the Seattle Seahawks will control throughout made it easier. Lynch should be getting plenty of work and doing some grinding in the second half to wear down the Washington defense. We all know what happens when Lynch gets work.
I have Aaron Rodgers as the number one Quarterback this week followed closely by Philip Rivers. Rivers gets to go up against the New York Jets whose secondary is the second worst in the league. Allowing 9 touchdowns with no interceptions make them a vulnerable target for the Chargers pass heavy offense. With no semblance of a running game, Rivers is an easy top 3 quarterback this week.
Topping out the list at wide receiver for Week 5 is Antonio Brown. He has been as good as it gets this season, and this week he gets Jacksonville?! Should be time for fireworks folks.
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Keenan Allen also appears in the top 5 this week as he will be the top target for above mentioned Rivers. He shredded the Jaguars last week, (so imagine how Antonio Brown will do) and I don’t see why his production will dip this week.
Sitting at number one on the tight end list is Julius Thomas. With some great cover corners in Arizona Demaryius Thomas may have a tough time, leaving the middle of the field open for weapons like Wes Welker and Julius Thomas. After the bye I can see Denver coming out guns a blazing, and Manning looking to prove he has the best tight end in the league.
With that, I wish you all luck this week and be sure to leave comments and follow for updates as the week goes on. Some key players whose status is up in the air like Cecil Shorts, Arian Foster and Andre Johnson who will move up or down accordingly closer to Sunday.
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WEEK 5 Rankings