College Fantasy Football Week 5

Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence has the Tigers poised for a potential dynasty.

Here are are the Week 5 College Fantasy Football Rankings. Let’s go!

QB Rankings

  1. Kyler Murray (OU) vs Baylor
  2. Will Grier (WVU) vs Texas Tech
  3. Trevor Lawrence (CU) vs Syracuse
  4. Dwayne Haskins (OSU) vs Penn St
  5. Trace McSorley (PSU) vs Ohio State
  6. TaQuon Marshall (GT) vs BGSU
  7. Justin Herbert (Oregon) vs CAL
  8. Manny Wilkins (ASU) vs Oregon St
  9. Brian Lewerke (MSU) vs CMU
  10. Taylor Cornelius (OKL ST) vs KU
  11. Tua Tagovailoa (ALA) vs ULL
  12. Alan Bowman (TTU) vs WVU
  13. Steven Montez (COL) vs UCLA
  14. Sam Hartman (WF) vs Rice
  15. Jarrett Stidham (AUB) vs Southern Miss
  16. Kellen Mond (A&M) vs Arkansas

Under the Radar QB Options

  • Sam Ehlinger (Texas) vs Kansas St
  • Ryan Finley (NCSU) vs UVA
  • Bryce Perkins (UVA) vs NCSU
  • Peyton Ramsey (IU) vs Rutgers
  • Anthony Brown (BC) vs Temple
  • Kenny Pickett (Pitt) vs UCF

Players I’m avoiding because of the Matchup

  • Jordan Ta’amu (Ole Miss) vs LSU
  • Clayton Thorson (NU) vs Michigan
  • Jake Bentley (SC) vs Kentucky
Other Notes
  • I have Tua Tagovailoa ranked #11 because his opponent is Louisiana Lafayette. Now, I know what you’re thinking (He will have a big day). Yes, he will have a successful day. But he’s likely sitting the 2nd half (remember, he’s played only 49% of Alabama’s offensive minutes this year). I expect Alabama to have a 35+ point lead at halftime. Tua should get 300+ yards & a few TDs (which is a productive day). However, it’s possible the RBs could also steal some TDs, too. If you have him you’re starting him every week. But with Alabama playing teams like this, you just never know what to expect.
  • Trevor Lawrence gets the start for Clemson vs Syracuse. Lawrence the True Freshman 5* has been productive & shown flashes of how great he can be. I expect him to take advantage of his first start and have a big day.

RB Rankings

  1. A.J. Dillon (BC) vs Temple
  2. Eno Benjamin (ASU) vs Oregon St
  3. Justice Hill (OKL ST) vs Kansas
  4. Travis Etienne (CU) vs Syracuse
  5. J.K. Dobbins (OSU) vs Penn State
  6. Trayveon Williams (A&M) vs Arkansas
  7. Myles Sanders (PSU) vs Ohio State
  8. Trey Sermon (OU) vs Baylor
  9. Benny Snell Jr (UK) vs South Carolina
  10. James Williams (WSU) vs Utah
  11. Karan Higdon (UM) vs Northwestern
  12. Bryce Love (Stanford) vs Notre Dame
  13. Zack Moss (Utah) vs WSU
  14. Stevie Scott (Indiana) vs Rutgers
  15. CJ Verdell (Oregon) vs CAL

Under the Radar RB Options

  • Alabama RBs (I expect Damien Harris, Najee Harris & Josh Jacobs to all get in the end zone). If you’re looking for a safe flex option I think these guys could all get you 10 points or so. However, none are “sexy” picks because of the RB by committee approach that will most likely happen playing an inferior opponent.
  • Pitt RB Qadree Ollison vs UCF. Ollison ranks 20th in Fantasy among RBs in 2018. FAU RB Devin Singletary was productive vs UCF last week, and I expect Ollison to have a good day vs the Knights Defense.
  • Travon McMillan (Colorado) vs UCLA
  • D’andre Swift (UGA) vs Tennessee

WR Rankings

  1. David Sills (WVU) vs Texas Tech
  2. Hollywood Brown (OU) vs Baylor
  3. N’keal Harry (ASU) vs Oregon State
  4. Antoine Wesley (TTU) vs WVU
  5. Gary Jennings (WVU) vs Texas Tech
  6. Laviska Shenault (Colorado) vs UCLA
  7. Greg Dortch (WF) vs Rice
  8. Tee Higgins (CU) vs Syracuse
  9. Tylan Wallace (OKL ST) vs Kansas
  10. TJ Rahming (Duke) vs VT
  11. AJ Brown (Ole Miss) vs LSU
  12. Rondale Moore (Purdue) vs Nebraska
  13. Nick Westbrook (IU) vs Rutgers
  14. Ceedee Lamb (OU) vs Baylor
  15. Felton Davis III (MSU) vs CMU
  16. Dillon Mitchell (Oregon) vs CAL
  17. Deebo Samuel (SC) vs Kentucky
  18. Stanley Morgan Jr (NEB) vs Purdue
  19. Kelvin Harmon (NCSU) vs UVA
  20. Parris Campbell (OSU) vs PSU
  21. Olamide Zaccheaus (UVA) vs NCSU
  22. Hakeem Butler (ISU) vs TCU
  23. Jalen Reagor (TCU) vs ISU
  24. Tay Martin (WSU) vs Utah
  25. Lil’jordan Humphrey (Texas) vs Kansas State

Other Players to Target

  • Jerry Jeudy (Alabama) vs ULL
  • Anthony Ratliff-Williams (UNC) vs Miami
  • Damon Hazelton (VT) vs Duke
  • Amari Rodgers (CU) vs Syracuse
  • Marcus Simms (WVU) vs TTU
  • JJ Arcega-Whiteside (Stanford) vs Notre Dame
  • Jamal Custis (Syracuse) vs Clemson
  • Amon-Ra St. Brown (USC) vs Arizona

TE Rankings

  1. Tommy Sweeney (BC) vs Temple
  2. Grant Calcaterra (OU) vs Baylor
  3. Jacob Breeland (Oregon) vs CAL
  4. Jace Sternberger (A&M) vs Arkansas
  5. Jared Pinkney (Vanderbilt) vs Tennessee State
  6. Caleb Wilson (UCLA) vs Colorado
  7. Noah Togiai (ORE ST) vs Arizona State
  8. Brevin Jordan (Miami) vs UNC
  9. Irv Smith Jr (Alabama) vs ULL
  10. Kaden Smith (Stanford) vs Notre Dame
  11. CJ Conrad (Kentucky) vs South Carolina
  12. Cameron Green (NU) vs Michigan
  13. Zach Gentry (UM) vs Northwestern
  14. Tre Mckitty (FSU) vs Louisville
  15. Colby Parkinson (Stanford) vs Notre Dame

Defense Rankings

  1. Alabama (vs ULL)
  2. Texas A&M (vs Arkansas)
  3. Oklahoma State (vs Kansas)
  4. Georgia (vs Tennessee)
  5. Wake Forest (vs Rice)
  6. Michigan (vs Northwestern)
  7. Miami (vs UNC)
  8. Washington (vs BYU)
  9. Indiana (vs Rutgers)
  10. Auburn (vs Southern Miss)
  11. Michigan State (vs CMU)
  12. Clemson (vs Syracuse)
  13. Boston College (vs Temple)
  14. Arizona State (vs Oregon State)
  15. TCU (vs Iowa State)