Tom Brady is back and he is the No. 1 quarterback this week
After missing the first four games of the season due to suspension, Tom Brady is not only back, he's also at the top of the fantasy quarterback rankings for Week 5. And you know that he is going to come out with a chip on his shoulder, which means the poor Cleveland Browns are going to be the victim of his wrath. Brady is the top-ranked quarterback this week because he's going to come out throwing and not stop until the final whistle blows. The Browns have allowed at least two touchdowns to each quarterback they've faced this year. Brady will continue that trend Sunday.
As has been documented, Ben Roethlisberger’s numbers are significantly better at home compared to on the road. Even though the matchup against the Jets is tough, he is at home. New York’s defense just allowed more than 300 passing yards and three touchdowns to a hobbled Russell Wilson last week. Tyrod Taylor and Andy Dalton also had solid fantasy days against the Jets earlier this season. Roethlisberger is No. 2 in our rankings this week.
And don’t forget that there’s no Wilson, Drew Brees, Blake Bortles or Alex Smith this week because of byes.
Teams on bye: Jacksonville, Kansas City, New Orleans, Seattle
— Rankings by Sarah Lewis, who is part of the Athlon Contributor network and lives, eats, and breathes fantasy football. She also writes for SoCalledFantasyExperts.com among other sites. Have a fantasy football question? Send it to her on Twitter @Sarah_Lewis32.