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Fantasy Football 2014 Quarterback Rankings: Week 5

Eli Manning

Eli Manning

With just two teams on bye in Week 5, Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings have returned to “normal” for the most part. While Peyton Manning will be back on the field (at home against Arizona), Drew Brees gets the nod for the top spot since his Saints are at home in must-win mode against a Tampa Bay defense that has had problems stopping the pass. Last week’s top scorer, Eli Manning, will look to stay hot at home against Atlanta while many people will be keeping a close eye on how rookie Teddy Bridgewater (provided his sprained ankle doesn’t keep him from playing) fares at Lambeau Field in the Thursday night spotlight against a Packers defense that gave up nearly 500 yards last week to the Bears.

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.

Positional Rankings: QB I RB I WR I TE I DST I K

2014 NFL Week 5 Fantasy Football Rankings — Quarterbacks

Teams on bye: Miami, Oakland

Rank

Player

Team

Opp

1

Drew Brees

NO

vs. TB

2

Peyton Manning

DEN

vs. ARI

3

Andrew Luck

IND

vs. BAL

4

Aaron Rodgers

GB

vs. MIN (Thurs.)

5

Philip Rivers

SD

vs. NYJ

6

Russell Wilson

SEA

at WAS (Mon.)

7

Matthew Stafford

DET

vs. BUF

8

Matt Ryan

ATL

at NYG

9

Ben Roethlisberger

PIT

at JAC

10

Jay Cutler

CHI

at CAR

11

Eli Manning

NYG

vs. ATL

12

Colin Kaepernick

SF

vs. KC

13

Nick Foles

PHI

vs. STL

14

Tony Romo

DAL

vs. HOU

15

Cam Newton

CAR

vs. CHI

16

Joe Flacco

BAL

at IND

17

Andy Dalton

CIN

at NE

18

Alex Smith

KC

at SF

19

Tom Brady

NE

vs. CIN

20

Kirk Cousins

WAS

vs. SEA (Mon.)

21

Mike Glennon

TB

at NO

22

Teddy Bridgewater

MIN

at GB

23

Carson Palmer

ARI

at DEN

24

Ryan Fitzpatrick

HOU

at DAL

25

Blake Bortles

JAC

vs. PIT

26

Brian Hoyer

CLE

at TEN

​Rankings are based upon Athlon Sports' standard scoring system:

OFFENSIVE SCORING

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

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