Despite posting zero fantasy points last week, Stephen Gostkowski leads the fantasy kicker rankings for Week 5. The matchup between New England and Cleveland is too good to pass up, especially with the Patriots hungry for a win after getting shut out at home against the Bills. And Tom Brady returns from suspension, so New England will more than likely put up points and a lot of them, as Bell Belichick has been known to run up the score before. Points for the Patriots also mean scoring chances for Gostkowski.
Justin Tucker is tied (with Washington’s Dustin Hopkins) as the kicker that has scored the most fantasy points this season (depending on scoring system). Tucker is the second-ranked kicker for Week 5 and Hopkins is No. 4. He may be available in fantasy leagues (38 percent owned in Yahoo! leagues), so you can consider him if you need a bye-week fill-in for Steven Hauschka, Cairo Santos, Jason Myers or Wil Lutz, or are just looking to change things up.
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.