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Week 5 Fantasy Football Rankings: Running Backs

Khalil Herbert looks to eclipse 100 total yards for the third straight game versus the Vikings.

Welcome to my Week 5 edition of PPR rankings. There's only one undefeated team left (Eagles) and one winless team (Texans). Did you have the Lions down for the top scoring team through four games? Not that it's doing them much good because they've also allowed the most points by a healthy margin (26 more points than the second to the last team, Seattle). Every team in the NFC West is 2-2 and three other divisions (AFC North, AFC South and NFC South) have no teams with better than a 2-2 record. Every year there's incredible parity in the NFL and every year it catches us off guard.

There are a few contests with high scoring potential that I'm watching this week. Starting off with Week 5's highest over/under point total on SI Sportsbook, it's a AFC West divisional rivalry game between the Raiders and Chiefs (O/U 51). The next two highest totals are Bengals versus Ravens (O/U 48.5) and Eagles versus Cardinals (O/U 48.5).

The three games with the lowest point totals on SI Sportsbook are 49ers versus Panthers (O/U 39), Giants versus Packers (O/U 40.5) and Colts versus Broncos (O/U 41.5).

My rankings: QB | RB | WR | TE | FLEX | K | DST

Week 5 running backs rankings (PPR)

  1. Saquon Barkley, NYG (at GB)
  2. Derrick Henry, TEN (at WAS)
  3. Austin Ekeler, LAC (at CLE)
  4. Nick Chubb, CLE (vs. LAC)
  5. Christian McCaffrey, CAR (vs. SF)
  6. Leonard Fournette, TB (vs. ATL)
  7. Joe Mixon, CIN (at BAL)
  8. Aaron Jones, GB (vs. NYG)
  9. Jamaal Williams, DET (at NE)
  10. Dalvin Cook, MIN (vs. CHI)
  11. Alvin Kamara, NO (vs. SEA)
  12. Clyde Edwards-Helaire, KC (vs. LV)
  13. Josh Jacobs, LV (at KC)
  14. James Robinson, JAC (vs. HOU)
  15. Damien Harris, NE (vs. DET)
  16. Dameon Pierce, HOU (at JAC)
  17. Najee Harris, PIT (at BUF)
  18. Devin Singletary, BUF (vs. PIT)
  19. Miles Sanders, PHI (at ARI)
  20. J.K. Dobbins, BAL (vs. CIN)
  21. Jeff Wilson Jr., SF (at CAR)
  22. James Conner, ARI (vs. PHI)
  23. Melvin Gordon, DEN (vs. IND)
  24. Breece Hall, NYJ (vs. MIA)
  25. Rhamondre Stevenson, NE (vs. DET)
  26. David Montgomery, CHI (at MIN)
  27. A.J. Dillon, GB (vs. NYG)
  28. Kareem Hunt, CLE (vs. LAC)
  29. Rashaad Penny, SEA (at NO)
  30. Ezekiel Elliott, DAL (at LAR)
  31. Nyheim Hines, IND (at DEN)
  32. Antonio Gibson, WAS (vs. TEN)
  33. Tyler Allgeier, ATL (at TB)
  34. Tony Pollard, DAL (at LAR)
  35. Travis Etienne, JAC (vs. HOU)
  36. Cam Akers, LAR (vs. DAL)
  37. Raheem Mostert, MIA (at NYJ)
  38. J.D. McKissic, WAS (vs. TEN)
  39. Chase Edmonds, MIA (at NYJ)
  40. Khalil Herbert, CHI (at MIN)
  41. Dontrell Hilliard, TEN (at WAS)
  42. Darrell Henderson, LAR (vs. DAL)
  43. Mike Boone, DEN (vs. IND)
  44. Michael Carter, NYJ (vs. MIA)
  45. Rex Burkhead, HOU (at JAC)
  46. Rachaad White, TB (vs. ATL)
  47. Craig Reynolds, DET (at NE)
  48. Ken Walker, SEA (at NO)
  49. Caleb Huntley, ATL (at TB)
  50. Zack Moss, BUF (vs. PIT)
  51. Jerick McKinnon, KC (vs. LV)
  52. Samaje Perine, CIN (at BAL)
  53. Mark Ingram, NO (vs. SEA)
  54. Alexander Mattison, MIN (vs. CHI)
  55. Eno Benjamin, ARI (vs. PHI)
  56. Isiah Pacheco, KC (vs. LV)
  57. Brandon Bolden, LV (at KC)
  58. Kenneth Gainwell, PHI (at ARI)
  59. Joshua Kelley, LAC (at CLE)
  60. Deon Jackson, IND (at DEN)

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