Fantasy Football Week 5 Rankings: Latest Position-by-Position Rundown

October 4, 2014   ·     ·   Jump to comments

If you've been reading my rankings thus far this season, you know I've tried to emphasize determining how smart it is to start a given player and not how many points that player will score that week. 
My philosophy in fantasy has always been that sometimes the right decisions go wrong, and that overreacting to one bad performance or one breakout showing can get you in trouble. 
Still, heading into Week 5, we have a better idea of which fads may actually be sustainable and which struggling players could be in for a very long year. This week's rankings take them all into account. With that in mind, let's break down the smartest fantasy plays this week.
Notes: For a full explanation of the rankings, go here. Abridged version: "Ability" measures a player's overall talent, proficiency at his position and ability to produce fantasy numbers. "Offense" measures how much that team's offense improves his fantasy stock. The overall "startability" grade is weighted.&n...

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