Week 5 Fantasy Football Rankings: Running Backs

Darrell Henderson is grinding his way up the rankings and pushes into top 10 territory.

UPDATED: October 10, 2021

Welcome to Week 5 of the 2021 NFL season! We're a week away from bye weeks, so every fantasy football manager will have their roster tested. And remember, there's still plenty of time to turn things around if you're off to a slow start.

Remember to always churn those last couple bench spots to make sure you're bringing your best options to your lineup. Every lineup spot counts! Check out Jen Piacenti's Week 5 waiver wire pickups for guidance on who to target.


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Week 5 Rankings (PPR)

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  1. Derrick Henry, TEN (at JAC)
  2. Alvin Kamara, NO (at WAS)
  3. Ezekiel Elliott, DAL (vs . NYG)
  4. Austin Ekeler, LAC (vs. CLE)
  5. Saquon Barkley, NYG (at DAL)
  6. Aaron Jones, GB (at CIN)
  7. Nick Chubb, CLE (at LAC)
  8. Darrell Henderson, LAR (at SEA)
  9. Najee Harris, PIT (vs. DEN)
  10. Alexander Mattison, MIN (vs. DET)
  11. D'Andre Swift, DET (at MIN)
  12. James Robinson, JAC (vs. TEN)
  13. Jonathan Taylor, IND (at BAL)
  14. Leonard Fournette, TB (vs. MIA)
  15. Cordarelle Patterson, ATL (vs. NYJ)*
  16. Kareem Hunt, CLE (at LAC)
  17. Damien Williams, CHI (at LV)
  18. Clyde Edwards-Helaire, KC (vs. BUF)
  19. Antonio Gibson, WAS (vs. NO)
  20. Josh Jacobs, LV (vs. CHI)
  21. Damien Harris, NE (at HOU)
  22. Alex Collins, SEA (vs. LAR)
  23. Chase Edmonds, ARI (vs. SF)
  24. Mike Davis, ATL (vs. NYJ)*
  25. Zack Moss, BUF (at KC)
  26. Chuba Hubbard, CAR (vs. PHI)
  27. Melvin Gordon, DEN (at PIT)
  28. Jamaal Williams, DET (at MIN)
  29. Latavius Murray, BAL (vs. IND)
  30. Michael Carter, NYJ (at ATL)*
  31. Joe Mixon, CIN (vs. GB)
  32. Miles Sanders, PHI (at CAR)
  33. Javonte Williams, DEN (at PIT)
  34. Nyheim Hines, IND (at BAL)
  35. Elijah Mitchell, SF (at ARI)
  36. J.D. McKissic, WAS (vs. NO)
  37. Devin Singletary, BUF (at KC)
  38. James Conner, ARI (vs. SF)
  39. Tony Pollard, DAL (vs. NYG)
  40. Kenneth Gainwell, PHI (at CAR)
  41. Trey Sermon, SF (at ARI)
  42. Samaje Perine, CIN (vs. GB)
  43. Myles Gaskin, MIA (at TB)
  44. Ronald Jones, TB (vs. MIA)
  45. Jeremy McNichols, TEN (at JAC)
  46. Ty Montgomery, NO (at WAS)
  47. A.J. Dillon, GB (at CIN)
  48. Brandon Bolden, NE (at HOU)
  49. Mark Ingram, HOU (vs. NE)
  50. Kenyan Drake, LV (vs. CHI)
  51. Chris Evans, CIN (vs. GB)
  52. David Johnson, HOU (vs. NE)
  53. Malcolm Brown, MIA (at TB)
  54. Ameer Abdullah, MIN (vs. DET)
  55. Rodney Smith, CAR (vs. PHI)
  56. Darrel Williams, KC (vs. BUF)
  57. Travis Homer, SEA (vs. LAR)
  58. Ty Johnson, NYJ (at ATL)*
  59. Carlos Hyde, JAC (vs. TEN)
  60. Le'Veon Bell, BAL (vs. IND)

* - Game is being played in London

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