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Fantasy football: Kyler Murray tops Week 5 quarterback rankings

Fantasy football: Kyler Murray tops Week 5 quarterback rankings
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray runs against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif. Photo by Michael Goulding/UPI | License Photo

MIAMI, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Kyler Murray tops my Week 5 fantasy football quarterback rankings for 2021.

Josh Allen, Lamar Jackson, Patrick Mahomes and Justin Herbert round out my Top 5 options for Week 5. Dak Prescott, Aaron Rodgers, Joe Burrow, Tom Brady and Daniel Jones also land in my Top 10.

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Ryan Tannehill, Trey Lance and Zach Wilson are among the quarterbacks I would consider starting this week if you are weak at the position.

Here are some of my favorite players in this week's Top 20 quarterback rankings:

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TOP SHELF

Kyler Murray of the Arizona Cardinals is my No. 2 quarterback for Week 5. Murray posted the second most fantasy points for a quarterback through four weeks.

Keep this elite playmaker in your lineup, regardless of your league's format or his matchup.

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SNEAKY PLAYS

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones was the No. 9 option in fantasy football through his first four games of 2021. He is my No. 10 option in Week 5 and can be used as a QB1 in leagues with at least 10 teams.

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Jones threw for 402 yards and two scores in Week 4. He accounted for a passing score and a rushing score in each of his first two games this season. Look for Jones to provide value as a passer and a runner this week, when the Giants face the Dallas Cowboys.

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The Cowboys allowed the most passing yards and fourth-most fantasy points to quarterbacks through four games. Jones should throw at least two passing touchdowns and score on the ground in this matchup.

Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill is my No. 11 option. Tannehill threw three touchdown passes in Week 3. He passed for 298 yards in Week 4.

Titans wide receiver A.J. Brown missed Week 4, but is expected to play this week. His return will likely improve the Titans passing game and help Tannehill post steamer-worthy fantasy football statistics.

The Titans face the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday in Jacksonville, Fla.

The Jaguars allowed the third-most rushing yards and ninth-most fantasy points to quarterbacks to start the season. Look for Tannehill to throw for at least 300 yards and two scores in this AFC South division matchup.

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LONGSHOTS

San Francisco 49ers rookie Trey Lance was one of my top waiver wire additions and lands at No. 15 in my Week 5 quarterback rankings.

Lance should only be in your lineup if you are weak at the position and play in a league with at least 14 teams. The 49ers quarterback threw two touchdown passes and rushed for 41 yards in relief of injured starter Jimmy Garoppolo in Week 4.

This week, Lance is expected to start. The 49ers face the Arizona Cardinals and could trail for most of this game, resulting in more passes for Lance. I expect at least two touchdown passes and a rushing score from the rookie in Week 5.

Fellow rookie quarterback Zach Wilson and the New York Jets face the Atlanta Falcons in Week 5. The Falcons tied for allowing a league-high 11 passing scores through the first four weeks of the season. They also allowed the third-most fantasy points to quarterbacks.

Wilson threw for 297 yards and two scores in Week 4 against the Tennessee Titans. He should find more opportunities for success this week against the Falcons. The Jets quarterback is worth a streaming start if you are desperate at the position.

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Wilson is my No. 16 quarterback.

Week 5 fantasy football quarterback rankings

1. Kyler Murray, Arizona Cardinals vs. SF

2. Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills at KC

3. Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens vs. IND

4. Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs vs. BUF

5. Justin Herbert, Los Angeles Chargers vs. CLE

6. Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys vs. NYG

7. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers at CIN

8. Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals vs. GB

9. Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. MIA

10. Daniel Jones, New York Giants at DAL

11. Ryan Tannehill, Tennessee Titans at JAX

12. Sam Darnold, Carolina Panthers vs. PHI

13. Kirk Cousins, Minnesota Vikings vs. DET

14. Jared Goff, Detroit Lions at MIN

15. Trey Lance, San Francisco 49ers at AZ

16. Zach Wilson, New York Jets at ATL

17. Justin Fields, Chicago Bears at LVR

18. Mac Jones, New England Patriots at HOU

19. Jacoby Brissett, Miami Dolphins at TB

20. Baker Mayfield, Cleveland Browns at LAC

This week in the National Football League

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert waves his fist to the crowd after a 28-14 victory over the Las Vegas Raiders at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif., on Monday. Photo by Jon SooHoo/UPI | License Photo

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