Did you survive Bye-mageddon, as Bob Harris of FootballDiehards.com called it? Six teams had early byes in Week 4, and teams had to scramble to fill their lineups. Our Week 5 QB rankings brings back Peyton Manning and Russell Wilson into the fold.
But then again, with two teams on byes this week, so you’ll be without Ryan Tannehill, Derek Carr and Matt McGloin.
OMG WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO NOW!?!
Well, I guess it’s not quite the emergency situation it might have been last week, when teams had to actually consider picking up a rookie quarterback that plays for Jacksonville. Then again, those that rolled the dice on the Vikings’ rookie QB Teddy Bridgewater got quality points out of him – just like we suggested last week!
Entering this week, it seems as if the passing games are starting to loosen up a little bit more, and we’re starting to see more 300-yard passing games than we head earlier on.
Some stars have stood out at the quarter-way point, with Andrew Luck posting about 50-percent more Fantasy points than the second-best quarterback (Matt Ryan).
Philip Rivers and Jay Cutler are proving to be great late-round byes in most Fantasy drafts. We’ll see if Cutler can stay healthy and if Rivers can overcome injuries to his running backs.
We’re also looking at several disappointments at the position, headlined by Tom Effing Brady, who has just one touchdown pass in each game so far. Nick Foles and Colin Kaepernick have been good, but inconsistent, and some quarterbacks are already being replaced (or are in danger of it), as E.J. Manuel and Geno Smith look like weak sophomore QBs.
It might be time to trade those guys in for their 2013 NFL Draft-mate, Mike Glennon. He should be
These Week 5 QB rankings should also help you in Daily Fantasy play, too. Especially for the Fan vs. Machine instant snake drafts on SKYLLZONE.com. Download the free draft app on iTunes, or just draft off your computer. Everyone gets one free draft per day, and you can win SKYLL Points that you can use for entry into the Cash games – where you can win $15 for first place, and $5 for second place. These rankings will help you do just that!
Week 5 QB Rankings
These rankings are based on standard Fantasy leagues with four points per touchdown and minus-one point for interceptions.
Let us know which sleepers you like in the Week 5 QB Rankings that we might have gotten wrong! Did we rank your starter too low? Your backup too high?
David Gonos spent 5 years as a CBSSports.com Senior Fantasy Writer and three more years writing with SI.com. Over the past 17 years, his work has been published on NFL.com, MLB.com, FanDuel, FoxSports.com and USA Today. Since 2001, he has been tracking down the Top 50-plus Free Fantasy Football Draft Tools online. You can contact David Gonos here.