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Tower of Power – Week 5 Fantasy Rankings

THE TOWER OF POWER – WEEK 5

Weekly Fantasy Rankings

In this regular article, we give you a lowdown of players whose fantasy performances were worthy of our top 20 this week – based on 0.5PPR format scoring.

For the interest of longevity and variety, we have only included the top 6 Quarterbacks in this list. This is to allow other offensive positions spaces on the board. Otherwise, most of the list would consist of QBs! However, we have included the weekly points rank of the players – so you can see where they lie on the overall points scoring for the week.  

It was Joe Mixon who made the top of the rankings in Week 4, but did he feature this week? And who was number 1? A certain Pittsburgh rookie.

1. Chase Claypool, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers – 39.1pts (1st)

You might find other arguments against this but, but there has not been a more dominant performance by one player this season. The rookie was majestic in his outing against the Eagles. Finding the endzone on four separate occasions (three caught, one carried) and producing 116 scrimmage yards (110 air, 6 ground) was enough to keep him at the top of this list by a long way. It’s no wonder he’s one of Murf’s favourites for this week. 

2. Patrick Mahomes, QB, Kansas City Chiefs – 30.7pts (2nd)

Although the Chiefs lost the game to the Raiders, Mahomes came out the hero once again. With the Chiefs down several scores in the second half, Patrick did what he knew best and threw them back into the game. 340 yards off 22 completions (34 attempts) and two touchdowns. He had also picked up a rushing touchdown in the game to bump him up the list to QB1 overall. 

3. Ryan Tannehill, QB, Tennessee Titans – 30 pts (3rd)

Well, we waited a long time for this game, and there were doubts it would even go ahead. But Tannehill saved some of the best for last. His arm gave the team 195 yards and three touchdowns. But it was his feet that gave him this position on the list, bringing him 42 yards and a touchdown off just 4 carries. That efficiency deserves the number 3 spot on the list. 

4. Brandin Cooks, WR, Houston Texans – 26.1pts (9th)

Cooks must have been listening and reading the 5 Yard Rush articles last week, because he came to play this weekend. He saw the largest number of targets any Texan has seen this season (12) – and made them count. Fantasy owners will love his 8 receptions for 161 yards and a touchdown. Especially if they started him.  

5. Travis Fulgham, WR, Philadelphia Eagles – 26.2pts (8th)

Another of Murf’s recommendations for this week after his explosion against the Steelers. Sadly, Chase Claypool is overshadowing Fulgham. But people need to look at what this Wide Receiver is producing so they can take him in future weeks. Catching 10 of 13 targets, he got 152 yards and a touchdown. That’s two consecutive weeks in the endzone for this man, and long may it continue. 

6. Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, Miami Dolphins – 27.6pts (4th)

Fitzpatrick is becoming a staple on this list – he seems to feature quite a lot. And what a game it was. The Niners, a defensive stalwart, were blown apart by the air offense. The man with the fantastic beard had the arm to match – with 350 yards off only 22 completions. Plus three touchdowns. As long as he holds off Tua, Fitzpatrick is a fantasy goldmine. 

7. Justin Herbert, QB, Los Angeles Chargers – 27.4pts (5th)

Herbert continues to impress, and became just the fourth rookie QB to throw three touchdowns on Monday Night Football…and then became the first rookie to throw four. Although the Saints rush offense did give him some hassle, the Oregon alum was composed and pitched 34 passes for 20 completions and 264 yards, in addition to those record-breaking scores. He is building up a solid Offensive Rookie of the Year compilation. 

8. Kyler Murray, QB, Arizona Cardinals – 27.3pts (6th)

Speaking of OROY, one of the former winners also got themselves on the list this week. Murray is stuttering in the passing game, with 380 yards off 27 completions (37 attempts) getting just one touchdown and an interception. But his carries continued to be as deadly as ever – with another 31 rush yards and a touchdown. 

9. Mike Davis, RB, Carolina Panthers – 25.4pts (12th)

Mike Davis crashes in as RB1 this week! He ended up with 149 scrimmage yards, and a healthy split between the two offense types. 89 ground yards on 16 carries; nine catches for 60 air yards. He also got himself a receiving touchdown as well. The Panthers are going to have a welcome headache when CMC returns. 

10. Mike Williams, WR, Los Angeles Chargers – 25.4pts (13th)

Keenan Allen is normally Justin Herbert’s favourite go-to guy. But Williams was the man of the hour in the Monday Night game against the Saints. Two touchdowns from 5 receptions (8 targets), and some spectacular contested catches against a tricky Saints secondary. With Keenan Allen exiting early, it was the perfect chance for Williams to see the work – and the success.

11. DeShaun Watson, QB, Houston Texans – 26.9pts (7th)

Watson led the Texans to their first win of the 2020 season. He went 25-for-35 for 359 yards, 3 TD’s and 2 INT’s. Also adding 25 yards rushing. Watson has been the only bright spark in Texas this season, but don’t expect it to get any brighter as they face the undefeated Tennessee Titans next.

12. Adam Thielen, WR, Minnesota Vikings – 24.8pts (15th)

Thielen now finds himself the No.1 Wide Receiver overall with another great week. 

Leading his team with 13 targets, Thielen had 9 catches for 80 yards and 2 scores. He also had 1 rush for 3 yards. Thielen is joint top for received TD’s with 6 in 5 games. 

13. DK Metcalf, WR, Seattle Seahawks – 24.3pts (16th)

Now moving on to the No.2 overall Wide Receiver… step forward, DK Metcalf. With many saying he wouldn’t be a top player in the NFL, Metcalf has come out to shut them up this season. Scoring 2 TD’s and having 93 yards from 6 catches (11 targets). I think Metcalf has silenced his doubters. For now. 

14. DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Arizona Cardinals – 22.1pts (21st)

Hopkins and Murray have built up a strong understanding of each other in the few months they’ve been working together. They have provided for the Cardinals and fantasy owners alike. Securing 6 of his 7 targets, Hopkins had 131 receiving yards and a TD. Hopkins has now topped 130 yards in 3 of his last 5 games. 

15. Todd Gurley, RB, Atlanta Falcons – 23pts (17th)

Gurley put up his highest fantasy points this season. This looked like the Todd Gurley of old. Rushing for 121 yards and 1 TD. Catching 4 of his 5 targets for another 29 yards. Grabbing 150 yards from scrimmage, looking healthy and in a high scoring offence. Is Gurley back? 

16. Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Dallas Cowboys – 23pts (18th)

Elliott has been thriving this year again in Dallas, scoring 6 total TD’s (5 rushing, 1 receiving) so far this season. Zeke had 91 rushing yards and 2 TD’s on 19 carries. Only 1 reception this week for 14 yards on 2 targets. With the season ending injury to Prescott, the Cowboys should lean on Zeke a little bit more, so expect to see him cash in with those fantasy points, and rise up the tower.

17. Miles Sanders, RB, Philadelphia Eagles – 22.9pts (19th)

Sanders was able to make the most out of his season low carries. With just 11 rushing attempts, Sanders had an impressive 80 yards and 2 scores against a solid Pittsburgh defence. But things won’t get easier for Sanders next. As he faces another strong defence in the Baltimore Ravens. 

18. Jamison Crowder, WR, New York Jets – 21.6pts (22nd)

In the 3 games Crowder has played in 2020, he’s had 10 or more targets and topped 100 yards in each game. This week Crowder secured 8 of his 10 targets for 116 yards and a TD. With the Jets still winless, Crowder has been their one ray of hope when on the field.

19. Josh Jacobs, RB, Los Angeles Raiders – 21.5pts (23rd)

Jacobs had a bounce back game after back-to-back disappointing games. Scoring 2 TD’s on 23 carries for 77 yards. Also adding 2 receptions from 3 targets for 8 yards. Jacobs has yet to top 100 rushing yards this season. With a bye up next for Las Vegas, Jacobs 100 rushing yard game will have to wait another week.

20. Travis Kelce, TE, Kansas City Chiefs – 20.8pts (26th)

Kelce is the only Tight End in the Tower of Power this week. Kelce led his team in receptions, receiving yards and targets. 108 yards and 1 TD on 8 receptions (12 targets). Kelce will look to a repeat performance against a Bills side coming off a heavy defeat with only a few days between their game   fantasy haul could be coming. 

TOWER OF POWER YEARLY FANTASY RANKING – 2020

Week 5

Quarterbacks

Rank Name, Position, Team F.Pts (0.5PPR) Overall Rank ⇧ / ⇩
1 Russell Wilson, QB, SEA 150.4 1 ⇧1
2 Dak Prescott, QB, DAL 139.1 2 ⇩1
3 Patrick Mahomes, QB, KC 138.9 3 ⇧3
4 Josh Allen, QB, BUF 138.7 4 ⇩1
5 Kyler Murray, QB, ARI 135.6 5

Running Backs

Rank Name, Position, Team F.Pts (0.5PPR) Overall Rank ⇧ / ⇩
1 Alvin Kamara, RB, NO 128.6 6 ⇩2
2 Dalvin Cook, RB, MIN 107.3 8 ⇧1
3 Ezekiel Elliot, RB, DAL 99.7 14 ⇧2
4 Aaron Jones, RB, GB 94.4 18 ⇩10
5 Chris Carson, RB, SEA 89.4 24 ⇩2

Wide Receivers

Rank Name, Position, Team F.Pts (0.5PPR) Overall Rank ⇧ / ⇩
1 Adam Thielen, WR, MIN 90.4 21 ⇧10
2 D.K. Metcalf, WR, SEA 88.6 25 ⇧10
3 Calvin Ridley, WR, ATL 87.6 26 ⇩1
4 DeAndre Hopkins, WR, ARI 87.3 27 ⇧7
5 Tyreek Hill, WR, KC 82.3 32

Tight Ends

Rank Name, Position, Team F.Pts (0.5PPR) Overall Rank ⇧ / ⇩
1 Travis Kelce, TE, KC 74.5 41 ⇧16
2 Mark Andrews, TE, BAL 61.2 65 ⇧13
3 Jonnu Smith, TE, TEN 61.1 64 ⇩25
4 Darren Waller, TE, LV 56.5 82 ⇧7
5 Robert Tonyan, TE, GB 53.8 85 ⇩30

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