Early Week 5 Fantasy Football QB Rankings: Kyle Yates’ Top Players Include Justin Fields, C.J. Stroud, and Others

It's time to look ahead to Week 5! Who are some of the QBs that you should consider getting into your starting lineup this next week?

Week 4 isn’t even officially over yet, but that’s not going to stop us from looking ahead to the next week of NFL action and deciphering what it means for fantasy football!

We do the research here at Pro Football Network so that you can feel confident that you’re always staying one step ahead of the rest of your league. With that in mind, here are my early Week 5 QB rankings.

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Week 5 QB Fantasy Football Rankings

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

MORE: Other Week 5 Positional Rankings — RB | WR | TE | K | DST

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

Top QBs To Start in Week 5

Justin Fields, Chicago Bears

Yes, the Bears collapsed in true Chicago fashion at the end of the game against the Denver Broncos yesterday, but did we see the return of Justin Fields? The former Ohio State QB looked unstoppable in Week 4 against Denver’s defense, and he did it primarily as a passer versus utilizing his rushing ability.

Fields will now get a matchup against a Washington defense that is allowing a jaw-dropping 30.0 points per game so far this season through four weeks. This game could easily become a shootout with two porous defenses, and the fantasy points could be plentiful.

C.J. Stroud, Houston Texans

Let’s keep the trend going of discussing former OSU QBs here with C.J. Stroud in Houston. We have to recognize and applaud what this rookie is doing in a less-than-favorable situation.

Stroud has now gone three straight weeks of finishing as a top-15 QB for fantasy football, and he’s going to go back-to-back weeks within the top 12! And now he gets a matchup in Week 5 against an Atlanta Falcons defense that shouldn’t have many answers for this passing attack.

If you’re looking for a streaming QB due to another option being on a bye week, Stroud’s a solid fill-in play at this point.

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