Fantasy Football: week 5
posted Oct 07 2017, 09:36PM
story by Chris Kapel
posted in NFL, Fantasy

I flu right through this...

We’ve all been sick right? The flu just takes it out of you. I have seen NFL players throw up in the huddle from nerves. I have seen NFL players play through the flu and it isn’t pretty. We have all heard of Michael Jordan and his famous flu game. Well this is me having the flu, not writing the story I wanted, but still making rankings. Next week's story will include the conventional wisdom/toddler picks. I’ll do them again this week, but it may not be possible to post them. Just trust the process and the experiment.

Each week I am streaming a DST that is owned in less than 50% of leagues. So far I have picked 3 top 10 defenses in 4 weeks. This week I’m streaming the Jets, owned in about 19% in ESPN leagues. Does anyone have any confidence that Cleveland will be incredible on offense? Kizer will throw at least 1 INT and they will have trouble with the Jets defensive line.

Onto the tier rankings


Tier 1

Aaron Rodgers

Matthew Stafford

Russell Wilson

Cam Newton

Tier 2

Dak Prescott

Deshaun Watson

Ben Roethlisberger

Tyrod Taylor

Marcus Mariota(check injury status)

Tier 3

Carson Wentz

Alex Smith

Andy Dalton

Jacoby Brissett

Tier 4

Philip Rivers

Eli Manning

Carson Palmer

Wild Card: Deshone Kizer

Best Match up: Dak Prescott

Worst Match up: Deshaun Watson


Tier 1

Ezekiel Elliott

Leveon Bell

Lesean McCoy

Carlos Hyde

Melvin Gordon

Tier 2

Demarco Murray

Kareem Hunt

Todd Gurley

Joe Mixon

Jay Ajayi

Tier 3

Leonard Fournette

Jordan Howard

Frank Gore

Christian McCaffrey

Bilal Powell

Tarik Cohen

Tier 4

Lamar Miller

Latavius Murray

Duke Johnson Jr.

Ameer Abdullah

Tier 5

Andre Ellington

Jonathan Stewart

Eddie Lacy

Buck Allen

Isaiah Crowell

Legarrette Blount

Tier 6

Marshawn Lynch

Gio Bernard

Alex Collins

Aaron Jones

Derrick Henry

Theo Reddick

Tier 7

Jerick Mckinnon

Jamaal Williams

D’Onta Foreman

Wild Card: Wayne Gallman

Best Match up: Carlos Hyde

Worst Match up: Demarco Murray


Tier 1

Jordy Nelson

Antonio Brown

A.J. Green

Deandre Hopkins

Larry Fitzgerald

Dez Bryant

Odell Beckham Jr.

Tier 2

Stefon Diggs

Pierre Garcon

T.Y. Hilton

Golden Tate

Tyreek Hill

Jarvis Landry

Doug Baldwin

Tier 3

Keenan Allen

Devante Parker

Michael Crabtree

Kelvin Benjamin

Adam Thielen

Randall Cobb

Tier 4

Devin Funchess(could easily switch places with Kelvin Benjamin)

Sammy Watkins

Martavis Bryant

Tyrell Williams

Amari Cooper

Tier 5

Davante Adams(probably too low right???)

Marqise Lee(probably too high right????)

Jeremy Maclin

Will Fuller

Marvin Jones

Tier 6

Mike Wallace

Donte Moncrief

Robert Woods

Zay Jones

Jermaine Kearse

Wild Card: Sterling Shepard

Best Match up:Larry Fitzgerald

Worst Match up: Keenan Allen

Tier 1

Travis Kelce

Zach Ertz

Charles Clay

Tier 2

Delanie Walker

Evan Engram

Kyle Rudolph

Jimmy Graham

Tier 3

Jason Witten

Austin Seferian-Jenkins

Jared Cook

Tier 4

Eric Ebron

Martellus Bennett

Zach Miller

Julius Thomas

Hunter Henry

Wild Card: Ed Dickson

Best Match up: Delanie Walker

Worst Match up: Jimmy Graham


Tier 1

Matt Prater

Jake Elliott

Dan Bailey

Mason Crosby

Tier 2

Ryan Succop

Graham Gano

Adam Vinatieri

Tier 3

Justin Tucker

Chris Boswell

Blair Walsh

Phil Dawson

Giorgio Tavecchio

Tier 4

Robbie Gould

Ka’imi Fairbairn

Wild Card: Chandler Catanzaro


Tier 1

Pittsburgh Steelers

KC Chiefs

Baltimore Ravens

Minnesota Vikings

Tier 2

Buffalo Bills

Seattle Seahawks

Carolina Panthers

NY Jets

Cincinnati Bengals

Tier 3

Houston Texans

NY Giants

LA Rams

Tier 4

Jacksonville Jaguars

Arizona Cardinals

Tennessee Titans

Wild Card: Cleveland Browns

Bye week:Atlanta, Denver, New Orleans, Washington. Already played: New England, Tampa Bay


Chris Kapel
I have a Bachelors Degree from the University of Toledo in Communications emphasis Journalism. Working on a Finance degree as well. You can never lear...

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