Each week during the NFL season, we will rank enough players at each position to appease everyone from those in 8-team leagues to 16-team leagues, those that can start two QBs, two TEs, three RBs and four WRs. We cut out the rest, because if you're looking at who the 50th-best running back or the 17th-best kicker is for that week, you need more help than any Web site can give you.
Dallas, Detroit, Oakland and Tampa Bay are on bye this week.
2012 NFL Week 5 Fantasy Football Rankings — Quarterbacks
Had best game yet (319-4-1) vs. Saints last week.
Leading league in yards (1,350), 24th in accuracy (57.6).
No. 1 fantasy QB gets No. 31 passing defense.
Put up 340 yards passing vs. Bills, 4 TDs (3 pass/1 rush).
Second to Brees in yards, Browns gave up 356 last week.
Robert Griffin III
Rookie has same number of passing and rushing TDs (4).
No. 18 is 6-10 in regular season vs. Patriots, 36 TDs, 23 INTs.
Ravens throwing more than running, will it continue?
Rebounded vs. Falcons, but 'Hawks another tough test.
Averaging less than 225 yards per game, breakout vs. NO?
Career vs. Eagles: 1-1, 314 yards, 2 TD, 2 INT total.
at NYJ (Mon.)
Revis-less Jets D not nearly as fearsome.
Has 9 total TDs, only 3 INTs in last three games.
Steelers have had extra week to get healthy, ready for Eagles.
Can he do it two games in a row?
Had extra week to prepare for Packers.
49ers should feast on second straight AFC East opponent.
Will Vikes let Ponder air it out against Titans (27th vs. pass)?
First in league in passing TDs (12), tied for second in INTs (7).
at STL (Thurs.)
Had first 300-3 game since Oct. 2010 last week.
Veteran gets start in place of Locker (shoulder).
Shaky O-line holding Rams' passing attack back.
Rams bring rookie back to earth: 160 yards, 3 INT, 0 TDs.
Ravens not what Cassel needs to maintain hold on job.
Has 3:3 TD:INT ratio since tossing 4 picks in Week 1.
Coming off of 432-yard effort (1 TD 2, INTs) at Arizona.
Rankings are based upon Athlon Sports' standard scoring system:
All touchdowns are 6 points
1 point for 25 yards passing
1 point for 10 yards rushing/receiving
Receptions are .5 points
Interceptions/fumbles are minus-2 points
Additional Week 5 Positional Rankings