Fantasy Football Week 5 QB Rankings: Kyle Soppe’s Top Players Include Jared Goff, Anthony Richardson, and Others

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The highest-scoring position in fantasy football has been anything but simple to evaluate this season. After one month of action, we have a summer darling no longer inside my top 12 and a few undrafted options profiling favorably.

Here are where my Week 5 fantasy QB rankings currently stand.

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1) Patrick Mahomes | KC (at MIN)
2) Josh Allen | BUF (vs. JAX)
3) Jalen Hurts | PHI (at LAR)
4) Tua Tagovailoa | MIA (vs. NYG)
5) Anthony Richardson | IND (vs. TEN)
6) Kirk Cousins | MIN (vs. KC)
7) Lamar Jackson | BAL (at PIT)
8) Trevor Lawrence | JAX (at BUF)
9) Jared Goff | DET (vs. CAR)
10) Justin Fields | CHI (at WAS)
11) Jordan Love | GB (at LV)
12) C.J. Stroud | HOU (at ATL)
13) Joe Burrow | CIN (at ARI)
14) Brock Purdy | SF (vs. DAL)
15) Daniel Jones | NYG (at MIA)
16) Russell Wilson | DEN (vs. NYJ)

17) Sam Howell | WAS (vs. CHI)
18) Joshua Dobbs | ARI (vs. CIN)
19) Matthew Stafford | LAR (vs. PHI)
20) Dak Prescott | DAL (at SF)
21) Derek Carr | NO (at NE)
22) Jimmy Garoppolo | LV (vs. GB)
23) Bryce Young | CAR (at DET)
24) Mitchell Trubisky | PIT (vs. BAL)
25) Mac Jones | NE (vs. NO)
26) Desmond Ridder | ATL (vs. HOU)
27) Ryan Tannehill | TEN (at IND)
28) Zach Wilson | NYJ (at DEN)
29) Jameis Winston | NO (at NE)
30) Andy Dalton | CAR (at DET)
31) Brian Hoyer | LV (vs. GB)
32) Aidan O’Connell | LV (vs. GB)

The Top QBs To Start in Week 5

Jared Goff, Detroit Lions

“The Poor Man’s Matt Ryan” has a pair of games with at least 19 points and two games under 15 — care to guess the location of the two good games?

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I’ll ask plenty of difficult questions throughout this piece. This, however, isn’t one of them. Of course, they came at home because that’s what Jared Goff does. I don’t get it, but I can’t deny it.

Does playing indoors really make that much of a difference, even though the conditions last week at Lambeau were pristine?

Whatever the cause is, I don’t care. Goff is at home with extra prep time this week for a Carolina Panthers defense that scares no one (37 points and 425 yards allowed in their last road game).

He is working on a 15-game streak with over 300 passing yards or accounting for multiple touchdowns, a run that I don’t think ends this week. Thus, I have him safely inside of my top 12 this week.

If you’re not buying the home/road thing, Goff lit up the Panthers for 355 yards and three scores in Carolina last season.

Anthony Richardson, Indianapolis Colts

The first quarterback in NFL history with a rush TD in each of his first three games is ready to be considered a set-it-and-forget-it fantasy option. The physical profile is a cheat code, and that will allow him to pay off for us while he develops as a passer.

Is there risk involved every week? There is. His athleticism puts him in harm’s way, and the 56.9% completion rate is certainly ugly. For Week 5, however, he gets to take on a leaky Tennessee Titans secondary that could allow him to experience a true ceiling week.

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If you rolled the dice on Richardson this summer, you’ve positioned yourself to make a deep run this winter.

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