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Fantasy Football rankings 2017: Your “Magnificent 7” for each position in week five

Here are your fantasy football rankings for each position in week five.

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[Welcome Fantasy Football owners to your weekly rankings! We’re here to bring forth the Top-7 players for each position. Think of this as your “Magnificent 7” if you will to get you geared up for the week!]

Here are the projected top performers for week five:


Rank Player Opp. Home/Away Proj. Pts. (Yahoo)
1 Aaron Rodgers Cowboys Away 22.44
2 Dak Prescott Packers Home 19.16
3 Russell Wilson Rams Away 19.07
4 Cam Newton Lions Away 18.82
5 Eli Manning Chargers Home 18.4
6 Deshaun Watson Chiefs Home 18.25
7 Carson Wentz Cardinals Home 17.78

Jay Cutler may deserve a look as he’s going up against the Titans who are giving up the second-most points to quarterbacks.

Wide Receiver:

Rank Player Opp. Home/Away Proj. Pts. (Yahoo)
1 Odell Beckham Jr. Chargers Home 15.47
2 Antonio Brown Jaguars Home 15.22
3 De'Andre Hopkins Chiefs Home 13.86
4 A.J. Green Bills Home 12.74
5 Dez Bryant Packers Home 12.16
6 Jordy Nelson Cowboys Away 11.05
7 Keenan Allen Giants Away 10.98

Devin Funchess and Cam Newton are starting to get on the same page and he shredded the Patriots defense. The Lions’ defense isn’t unbeatable.

Running Back:

Rank Player Opp. Home/Away Proj. Pts (Yahoo)
1 Le'Veon Bell Jaguars Home 17.12
2 Kareem Hunt Texans Away 16.48
3 Ezekiel Elliott Packers Home 16.05
4 Todd Gurley Seahawks Home 14.17
5 Jordan Howard Vikings Home 12.65
6 Leonard Fournette Steelers Away 12.61
7 LeSean McCoy Bengals Away 12.59

Duke Johnson Jr. is up against the Jets who are giving up the fourth-most points to running backs.

Tight End:

Rank Player Opp. Home/Away Proj. Pts (Yahoo)
1 Zach Ertz Cardinals Home 10.1
2 Travis Kelce Texans Away 9.82
3 Delanie Walker Dolphins Away 9.06
4 Jimmy Graham Rams Away 8.43
5 Martellus Bennett Cowboys Away 7.51
6 Jason Witten Packers Home 7.28
7 Kyle Rudolph Bears Away 7.06

Jesse James is on the market for those in need of tight end production, he’s going up against the Jaguars who give the sixth-most points to tight ends.


Rank Player Opp. Home/Away Proj. Pts (Yahoo)
1 Eagles Cardinals Home 9.14
2 Steelers Jaguars Home 8.58
3 Vikings Bears Away 8.32
4 Raiders Ravens Home 8.31
5 Seahawks Rams Away 8.19
6 Jets Browns Away 7.48
7 Bengals Bills Home 7.43

The Giants are a good streaming defense this week as they take on the Chargers at home.


Rank Player Opp. Home/Away Proj. Pts. (Yahoo)
1 Dan Bailey Packers Home 10.12
2 Justin Tucker Raiders Away 9.7
3 Greg Zuerlein Seahawks Home 9.62
4 Graham Gano Lions Away 9.19
5 Adam Vinatieri 49ers Home 8.83
6 Jason Myers Steelers Away 8.82
7 Mason Crosby Cowboys Away 8.67

Blair Walsh will do for a week, he’s still available in most leagues. RIP Nick Folk...ouch!

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