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Fantasy Football 2022: Week 5 RB Rankings

Week 5 is here and that means another round of RB rankings from yours truly. It has been hard knowing who to start at the RB slot each week. Dalvin Cook, Alvin Kamara, and Najee Harris have all been underperforming. But, don’t worry the season is still young. And you have me to help secure your lineup this week. If you’re worried about starting Jeff Wilson Jr. or Ezekiel Elliott, the answer is in my Week 5 RB Rankings.

Let’s not keep you waiting and let’s talk about some key players for the week.+

Running Back Notes:

  • The answer to your question about Elliott or Wilson, the answer is Wilson. Elliot has the Rams this week who is the toughest defense against fantasy running backs, giving up just 12 fantasy points per game. Wilson has the Panthers who are giving up just under 20 fantasy points per game.
  • Harris drops to RB20 for Week 5. The Steelers have the Bills this week, and I don’t see the Steelers offensive line holding them. Kenny Pickett is interesting, however, Harris could see some more dump-offs or could see more touches if the passing game doesn’t pop off.
  • Dameon Pierce jumps up to RB15 this week. Pierce had a huge game last week totaling 131 rushing yards and a touchdown. This week the Texans take on the Jaguars. The Jaguars are giving up 22 fantasy points to running backs this season. I expect Pierce to keep the train moving.
  • Miles Sanders has been unbelievable this year. I have him ranked at RB16 against the Cardinals. Arizona has no defensive pressure and Sanders will get his goal line touches. Philadelphia in a blowout this week.
  • Lastly, I have Chase Edmonds at RB43. I know Edmonds has snagged some touchdowns the last couple of weeks. But, he is getting out-snapped by Raheem Mostert. This is Mostert’s backfield while he is healthy. Don’t go and start Edmonds since he snagged that touchdown last week.

Week 5 RB Rankings

More Week 5 Rankings: QB | RB | WR | TE | Flex Rankings
Just as a reminder, these rankings lists are based on half-PPR scoring.

1Saquon BarkleyNYGat GB
2Derrick HenryTENat WAS
3Nick ChubbCLEvs. LAC
4Austin EkelerLACat CLE
5Christian McCaffreyCARvs. SF
6Aaron JonesGBvs. NYG
7Leonard FournetteTBvs. ATL
8Dalvin CookMINvs. CHI
9Joe MixonCINat BAL
10Alvin KamaraNOvs. SEA
11Jamaal WilliamsDETat NE
12James RobinsonJACvs. HOU
13Josh JacobsLVat KC
14Clyde Edwards-HelaireKCvs. LV
15Dameon PierceHOUat JAC
16Miles SandersPHIat ARI
17Jeff Wilson Jr.SFat CAR
18Khalil HerbertCHIat MIN
19James ConnerARIvs. PHI
20Najee HarrisPITat BUF
21Damien HarrisNEvs. DET
22Melvin Gordon IIIDENvs. IND
23J.K. DobbinsBALvs. CIN
24Breece HallNYJvs. MIA
25Rhamondre StevensonNEvs. DET
26Rashaad PennySEAat NO
27AJ DillonGBvs. NYG
28Ezekiel ElliottDALat LAR
29Kareem HuntCLEvs. LAC
30Devin SingletaryBUFvs. PIT
31Raheem MostertMIAat NYJ
32Tyler AllgeierATLat TB
33Cam AkersLARvs. DAL
34Antonio GibsonWASvs. TEN
35Tony PollardDALat LAR
36Travis Etienne Jr.JACvs. HOU
37Nyheim HinesINDat DEN
38Darrell Henderson Jr.LARvs. DAL
39Michael CarterNYJvs. MIA
40Rachaad WhiteTBvs. ATL
41J.D. McKissicWASvs. TEN
42Alexander MattisonMINvs. CHI
43Chase EdmondsMIAat NYJ
44Rex BurkheadHOUat JAC
45Mike BooneDENvs. IND
46Jerick McKinnonKCvs. LV
47Kenneth GainwellPHIat ARI
48Mark Ingram IINOvs. SEA
49Dontrell HilliardTENat WAS
50Ken Walker IIISEAat NO
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