|Week 5 Rankings - Standard and PPR.|
I should point out:
Players in orange are an "injury concern." Some have already been ruled out - like Trevor Siemian, and Cam Newton. Pay attention!
It says it below, but when two players from the same team are both in the same tier, take the highest one that will play. This week, Cameron Brate and Brandon Myers are both Tier 2 TEs. You're playing Brate, and you are NOT playing Myers.
Some things to consider when using these rankings:
- Use at your own risk,. I am sharing something I do personally to help me slot players each week.
- I DO NOT TAKE OWNERSHIP OR RESPONSIBILITY IN ANY WAY FOR THE DECISIONS YOU MAKE REGARDING FANTASY FOOTBALL. NOR DO I OFFER ANY OFFICIAL ADVICE. Seriously. Be an adult.
- This is meant to be a guide. It's purely by the numbers - no "eye test" involved. If you have a gut feeling that the ranking of a player is too high, or too low, you might be right!
- There will be a few players that slip through that are on IR, designated as "Out" for the week, etc. See, the thing is, I have a real job, and then I have this hobby. If/when I ever get paid to do this for a living, I can assure you there will be a QA process. Until then, just pay attention, and check the injury reports.
- You will also sometimes notice that two players, from the same team, in the same position, are ranked - sometimes highly. This is because I use a "Points Against" weighting system when evaluating players. Averages have a "Defensive Weight" added to them, and sometimes, it's substantial. When this happens:
- Pick the highest rated player, in that position, on that team, that is most likely to play.
- For example, you own both Isaiah Crowell, and Duke Johnson, Jr. from the Cleveland Browns. Good job - you probably drafted one of these guys as a handcuff. You're smart. In this scenario, both Crowell and Johnson are both highly ranked, because their opponent sucks at stopping the rush. However, Crowell is the #1 overall RB in Week 4 of 2016. Continue to be smart by playing Crowell, and sitting Johnson. You do not play both. That would dumb.
- In unusual circumstances, you might end up playing BOTH players. This is usually in cases of 2 WRs. I generally try to point that out on the podcast.
- Players are in "Tiers." Technically, according to the way I do the stats, the first and last guys in the same tier are likely to have similar games/stats. The key word there is likely.