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D/ST rankings for Week 5 fantasy football

We take you through some of the best D/STs going in Week 5 for fantasy football, including a few viable streamers.

Shaquil Barrett #58 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers runs on the field during training camp at AdventHealth Training Center on September 09, 2020 in Tampa, Florida. Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images

Covid-19 update

There are a few games that are in question due to positive Covid-19 tests, although one is more in doubt than others. The Bills-Titans contest is in jeopardy due to additional Titans positives, and Tennessee won’t be re-opening their facility until Friday at the very earliest. The Patriots-Broncos game is in question following Stephon Gilmore’s positive test. They could re-open by Friday as well after no new positives on Thursday morning. Raiders-Chiefs is in a similar boat after Las Vegas had a positive test. For Patriots-Broncos and Raiders-Chiefs, we won’t know for sure until Saturday or Sunday because of the incubation of the virus.

Week 4 was a good time to target backup and weak quarterbacks with your D/STs. Of course, every week is a good time to do that, but this week there was a lot of success. The Chiefs led the way, as they took on the combo of Brian Hoyer and Jarrett Stidham, while the Eagles came in second after taking on the Nick Mullens/C.J. Beathard pair. The Rams put up the third-most fantasy points as they manhandled the Ginats offensive line and Daniel Jones. The Colts then took down Nick Foles and the Jets pick-sixed Brett Rypien. This has been your weekly reminder to not draft a D/ST early.

Bye weeks

The Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions won’t be available this week.

Streaming option

Arizona Cardinals

The Cardinals haven’t been great, especially after giving up 31 points to the Panthers last week, but before that, they had 11 sacks through their first two games and this week they get a Jets offensive line that’s hurting and will be protecting a statue of Joe Flacco.

D/ST rankings for Week 18

Rk Name Opp
Rk Name Opp
1 Washington Football Team @ NYG
2 Dallas Cowboys @ PHI
3 Buffalo Bills vs NYJ
4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs CAR
5 New England Patriots @ MIA
6 Indianapolis Colts @ JAC
7 Kansas City Chiefs @ DEN
8 Tennessee Titans @ HOU
9 Cincinnati Bengals @ CLE
10 Los Angeles Rams vs SF
11 New Orleans Saints @ ATL
12 Minnesota Vikings vs CHI
13 Pittsburgh Steelers @ BAL
14 Arizona Cardinals vs SEA
15 Green Bay Packers @ DET
16 Detroit Lions vs GB
17 Los Angeles Chargers @ LV
18 Philadelphia Eagles vs DAL
19 San Francisco 49ers @ LAR
20 New York Giants vs WAS
21 Baltimore Ravens vs PIT
22 Las Vegas Raiders vs LAC
23 Cleveland Browns vs CIN
24 Chicago Bears @ MIN
25 Miami Dolphins vs NE
26 Carolina Panthers @ TB
27 Seattle Seahawks @ ARI
28 Houston Texans vs TEN
29 Atlanta Falcons vs NO
30 Denver Broncos vs KC
31 Jacksonville Jaguars vs IND
32 New York Jets @ BUF