The Fantasy Flavor Positional Power Rankings Week 5 (QB/RB)

October 01, 2008 | Thyrl Nelson

Here’s a look at the top 20 QBs and RBs so far, and a look ahead to their week 5 match ups. Last week’s rankings are in parenthesis.
QB / RB Power Rankings Archive – 34
Fantasy Quarterback Power Rankings Week 5:
  1. Brett Favre (9) – NYJ – 935 yds 12 TD 4 int
  1. Drew Brees (3) – NO – 1343 yds 8 TD 4 int
  1. Jay Cutler (1) – DEN – 1275 yds 9 TD 4 int
  1. Phillip Rivers (2) – SD – 1024 yds 10 TD 4 int
  1. Kurt Warner (6) – AZ – 1222 yds 8 TD 4 int
  1. Tony Romo (4) – DAL – 1192 yds 8 TD 4 int
  1. Donovan McNabb (5) – PHI – 1100 yds 6 TD 2 int
  1. Jason Campbell (11) – WAS – 878 yds 6 TD 0 int
  1. Aaron Rodgers (7) – GB – 961 yds 6 TD 3 int
  1. Eli Manning (8) – NYG – 765 yds 4 TD 1 int
  1. Jon Kitna (10) – DET – 684 yds 5 TD 5 int
  1. Kyle Orton (NR) – CHI – 766 yds 5 TD 4 int
  1. JT O’Sullivan (14) – SF – 962 yds 4 TD 3 int
  1. Trent Edwards (13) – BUF – 930 yds 4 TD 2 int
  1. Jake Delhomme (NR) – CAR – 860 yds 3 TD 1 int
  1. Peyton Manning (12) – IND – 784 yds 3 TD 4 int
  1. Kerry Collins (15) – TEN – 577 yds 2 TD 1 int
  1. Ben Roethlisberger (17) – PIT – 638 yds 4 TD 2 int
  1. Matt Schaub (NR) – HOU – 697 yds 4 TD 5 int
  1. Brian Griese (16) – TB – 716 yds 4 TD 6 int
Dropped from Rankings: JaMarcus Russell – OAK; Matt Cassel – NE; Chad Pennington – MIA
Best Week 5 QB Value Plays: Tony Romo vs. CIN; Phillip Rivers @ MIA; Jay Cutler vs. TB; Jon Kitna vs. CHI; Trent Edwards @ AZ; Marc Bulger @ NO
Week 5 QB Sleepers: Chad Pennington vs. SD; Brian Griese @ DEN; Kyle Orton @ DET; Matt Ryan @ GB
Tough Week 5 QB Draws: Kurt Warner vs. BUF; Peyton Manning @ HOU; Jake Delhomme vs. KC; Matt Schaub vs. IND; Jason Campbell @ PHI
QBs to Avoid in Week 5: Kerry Collins @ BAL; David Garrard vs. PIT; Joe Flacco vs. TEN; Matt Hasselbeck @ NYG
Fantasy Running Back Power Rankings Week 5:
  1. Michael Turner (1) – ATL – 422 yds 5 TD
  1. Adrian Peterson (12) – MIN – 420 yds 3 TD
  1. Marion Barber (2) – DAL – 311 yds 4 TD & 98 yds 1 TD rec.
  1. Larry Johnson (NR) – KC – 415 yds 3 TD
  1. Reggie Bush (NR) – NO – 183 yds 1 TD & 257 yds 2 TD rec.
  1. Frank Gore (5) – SF – 369 yds 3 TD & 156 yds 0 TD rec.
  1. Ronnie Brown (4) – MIA – 161 yds 5 TD & 19 yds 1 TD passing
  1. LaDanian Tomlinson (16) – SD – 296 yds 4 TD
  1. Brian Westbrook (9) – PHI – 161 yds 3 TD & 46 yds 2 TD rec.
  1. Marshawn Lynch (3) – BUF – 275 yds 4 TD
  1. LenDale White (8) – TEN – 161 yds 5 TD
  1. Julius Jones (10) – SEA – 312 yds 2 TD
  1. Clinton Portis (7) – WAS – 369 yds 3 TD
  1. Jonathan Stewart (14) – CAR – 197 yds 4 TD
  1. Matt Forte (11) – CHI – 347 yds 1 TD & 147 yds 1 TD rec.
  1. LeRon McClain (NR) – BAL – 215 yds 3 TD
  1. Chris Johnson (20) – TEN – 337 yds 2 TD
  1. Ernest Graham (NR) – TB – 334 yds 2 TD
  1. Steven Jackson (NR) – ST.L – 269 yds 1 TD & 211 yds 0 TD rec.
  1. Steve Slaton (NR) – HOU – 192 yds 1 TD & 97 yds 1 TD rec.
Dropped from Rankings: Willie Parker – PIT; Joseph Addai – IND; Michael Pittman – DEN; TJ Duckett – SEA; Darren McFadden – OAK; Pierre Thomas – NO
Best Week 5 RB Value Plays: Marion Barber vs. CIN; Adrian Peterson @ NO; Marshawn Lynch @ AZ; Ernest Graham @ DEN; Jonathan Stewart vs. KC; Matt Forte @ DET; Joseph Addai @ HOU; Frank Gore vs. NE
Week 5 RB Sleepers: Steve Slaton vs. IND; Felix Jones vs. CIN; DeAngelo Williams vs. KC; Warrick Dunn @ DEN
Tough Week 5 RB Draws: LenDale White @ BAL; Michael Pittman vs. TB; Clinton Portis @ PHI; Larry Johnson @ CAR; Julius Jones @ NYG; Brian Westbrook vs. WAS; Brandon Jacobs vs. SEA; Fred Taylor & Maurice Jones-Drew vs. PIT
RBs to Avoid in Week 5: LeRon McClain vs. TEN; Kevin Smith vs. CHI; Correll Buckhalter vs. WAS; Ahmad Bradshaw vs. SEA; Selvin Young vs. TB; Chris Johnson @ BAL; TJ Duckett @ NYG
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