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NFL Week 5 RB Rankings, Start, Sit, Streams | 2020 DraftKings Fantasy Football Rankings

Pat Mayo reveals his NFL Week 5 running back rankings, starts, sits and streams for fantasy football.

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Fantasy Football 2020 Week 5 RB Rankings (1/2 PPR)

Last Updated: October 11

Week 5 RB Rankings Breakdown

Likely In: Kareem Hunt (leg), Le’Veon Bell (hamstring), Raheem Mostert (knee), Cam Akers (ribs), Phillip Lindsay (foot), Carlos Hyde (shoulder), Joe Mixon (shin)

Out: Austin Ekeler (hamstring), Nick Chubb (knee), Christian McCaffrey (hamstring), Tevin Coleman (knee), Sony Michel (quad)

SCHEDULE UPDATE: NE/DEN has been taken off of Week 5 and moved to Week 6. Get all Patriots and Broncos out of your lineup. TEN/BUF has been moved to Tuesday night but a positive test occurred Sunday morning for the Titans. Without official word, treat that game as it is in doubt and switch to equal or even lesser options if you’re deciding between Bills and Titans players. They’ve been devalued in the rankings because of this.

Bye Week: Packers, Lions, Broncos, Patriots

  1. Ezekiel Elliott vs. New York Giants
  2. Dalvin Cook at Seattle Seahawks
  3. Alvin Kamara vs. Los Angeles Chargers
  4. Clyde Edwards-Helaire vs. Las Vegas Raiders
  5. Kareem Hunt vs. Indianapolis Colts
  6. James Conner vs. Philadelphia Eagles
  7. Chris Carson vs. Minnesota Vikings
  8. Mike Davis at Atlanta Falcons
  9. James Robinson at Houston Texans
  10. Jonathan Taylor at Cleveland Browns
  11. Miles Sanders at Pittsburgh Steelers
  12. Josh Jacobs at Kansas City Chiefs
  13. Joe Mixon at Baltimore Ravens
  14. Antonio Gibson vs. Los Angeles Rams
  15. Derrick Henry vs. Buffalo Bills
  16. Raheem Mostert vs. Miami Dolphins
  17. Myles Gaskin at San Francisco 49ers
  18. Joshua Kelley at New Orleans Saints
  19. Le’Veon Bell vs. Arizona Cardinals
  20. Todd Gurley vs. Carolina Panthers
  21. Jerick McKinnon vs. Miami Dolphins
  22. David Johnson vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
  23. Kenyan Drake at New York Jets
  24. Darrell Henderson at Washington Football Team
  25. Devonta Freeman at Dallas Cowboys
  26. Devin Singletary at Tennessee Titans
  27. Chase Edmonds at New York Jets
  28. Nyheim Hines at Cleveland Browns
  29. Malcolm Brown at Washington Football team
  30. D’Ernest Johnson vs. Indianapolis Colts
  31. JK Dobbins vs. Cincinnati Bengals
  32. JD McKissic vs. Los Angeles Rams
  33. Latavius Murray vs. Los Angeles Chargers
  34. Mark Ingram vs. Cincinnati Bengals (GUEST RANK)
  35. Gus Edwards vs. Cincinnati Bengals
  36. Matt Breida at San Francisco 49ers
  37. Justin Jackson at New Orleans Saints
  38. Zach Moss at Tennessee Titans
  39. Giovani Bernard at Baltimore Ravens
  40. Duke Johnson vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
  41. Alexander Mattison at Seattle Seahawks
  42. Cam Akers at Washington Football Team
  43. Travis Homer vs. Minnesota Vikings
  44. Dion Lewis at Dallas Cowboys
  45. Chris Thompson at Houston Texans
  46. Frank Gore vs. Arizona Cardinals
  47. Jordan Howard at San Francisco 49ers
  48. Reggie Bonnafon at Atlanta Falcons
  49. Carlos Hyde vs. Minnesota Vikings
  50. Benny Snell vs. Philadelphia Eagles
  51. Darrel Williams vs. Las Vegas Raiders
  52. La’Mical Perine vs. Arizona Cardinals
  53. Jaylen Samuels vs. Philadelphia Eagles
  54. Boston Scott at Pittsburgh Steelers
  55. Peyton Barber vs. Los Angeles Rams
  56. Corey Clement at Pittsburgh Steelers

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Pat Mayo is an award-winning video host and producer of long and short-form content, and the host of The Pat Mayo Experience daily talk show. (Subscribe for video or audio). Mayo (@ThePME) won the 2020 Fantasy Sports Writing Association Daily Fantasy Writer of the Year and Golf Writer of the Year awards, along with the Fantasy Sports Trade Association Best Sports Betting Analyst award, and was a finalist for four FSWA Awards in 2020 (Best Podcast, Best Video, Daily Fantasy Writer of the Year, Golf Writer of the Year). His 21 FSWA nominations lead all writers this decade and are third-most all-time. Mayo has been recognized across multiple sports (Football, Baseball & Golf), mediums (Video, Writing & Podcasting), genre (Humor), and game formats (Daily Fantasy and Traditions Season Long). Beyond sports, Mayo covers everything from entertainment to pop culture to politics. If you have a fantasy question, general inquiry or snarky comment, ship it to Mayo at ThePatMayoExperience@gmail.com and the best will be addressed on the show.


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