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Quarterback rankings for XFL Week 5

We take you through some of the best quarterbacks going into Week 5 of the XFL for fantasy football.

Jordan Ta’Amu #10 of the St. Louis Battlehawks warms up prior to an XFL game against the Seattle Dragons at the Dome at America’s Center on February 29, 2020 in St. Louis, Missouri. Photo by Michael B. Thomas /Getty Images

The XFL has made it through 40 percent of its inaugural season and Week 5 is upon us. Parity appears to be the rule for the XFL so far, as only two teams have one or fewer losses and no teams are winless. The Houston Roughnecks remain the cream of the crop with P.J. Walker behind center while the St. Louis BattleHawks come in second with Jordan Ta’amu leading the way.

Josh Johnson has been great since returning to the Wildcats in Week 2 from his thigh injury, but his team is 1-2 with him as the starter despite the highest QB Rating and most yards per attempt in the league. Those losses aren’t on Johnson and feel somewhat unlucky, but injuries to Nelson Spruce and Martez Carter haven’t helped either. This week he returns home to face a Vipers defense that was scorched by P.J. Walker for 300 yards and three touchdowns, but has held down Cardale Jones, Matt McGloin and Brandon Silvers. Johnson is much closer in ability to Walker than the others.

Ta’amu grades out in PFF system as the top quarterback in the league and last week we saw him at his best against the Guardians. He needs games to be close for him to reach his upside. He still isn’t throwing the ball deep, but as long as he’s asked to move the ball, he’s been good at doing so and that shouldn’t change against the Defenders this week. ‘

I am assuming Luis Perez will start in place of Matt McGloin, as he looked good last week where as McGloin has yet to look good any week. I do think we might again see Brandon Silvers over B.J. Daniels, but if Daniels does get the nod, his rushing ability should help him become a decent fantasy play this week.

Quarterback rankings for XFL Week 5

RK Player Tm Opp DK PPG
RK Player Tm Opp DK PPG
1 Phillip Walker HOU SEA 12000 29.47
2 Josh Johnson LA TB 10500 23.09
3 Jordan Ta'amu STL at DC 9700 19.91
4 Taylor Cornelius TB at LA 8500 15.74
5 Luis Perez NY at DAL 7900 7.88
6 Cardale Jones DC STL 9000 10.88
7 Philip Nelson DAL NY 7500 3.7
8 BJ Daniels SEA at HOU 7200 8.2
9 Brandon Silvers SEA at HOU 7000 11.29
10 Marquise Williams NY at DAL 7300 3.53
11 Quinton Flowers TB at LA 6800 5.68
12 Aaron Murray TB at LA 6900 7.24
13 Matt McGloin NY at DAL 8000 6.53
14 Tyree Jackson DC STL 6500 0.63