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Fantasy Football: Week 5 rankings

The Week 5 fantasy football rankings are out! Obviously, keep tabs on injury situations with Lamar Miller, Joe Mixon, Alex Collins, Chris Carson and Josh Doctson. For now, dive in -- and good luck.

Quarterbacks

1.  Ben Roethlisberger, PIT
 
2.  Cam Newton, CAR
 
3.  Matt Ryan, ATL
 
4.  Tom Brady, NE
 
5.  Drew Brees, NO
 
6.  Aaron Rodgers, GB
 
7.  Deshaun Watson, HOU
 
8.  Philip Rivers, LAC
 
9.  Jared Goff, LAR
 
10.  Patrick Mahomes, KC
 
11.  Matthew Stafford, DET
 
12.  Blake Bortles, JAC
 
13.  Andy Dalton, CIN
 
14.  Kirk Cousins, MIN
 
15.  Alex Smith, WAS
 
16.  Carson Wentz, PHI
 
17.  Andrew Luck, IND
 
18.  Russell Wilson, SEA
 
19.  Joe Flacco, BAL
 
20.  Derek Carr, OAK
 
21.  Marcus Mariota, TEN
 
22.  Ryan Tannehill, MIA
 
23.  Baker Mayfield, CLE
 
24.  C.J. Beathard, SF
 
25.  Case Keenum, DEN
 
26.  Dak Prescott, DAL
 
27.  Eli Manning, NYG
 
28.  Josh Allen, BUF
 
29.  Sam Darnold, NYJ
 
30.  Josh Rosen, ARI

Running backs

1.  Todd Gurley, LAR
 
2.  Melvin Gordon, LAC
 
3.  Alvin Kamara, NO
 
4.  Ezekiel Elliott, DAL
 
5.  Christian McCaffrey, CAR
 
6.  Saquon Barkley, NYG
 
7.  James Conner, PIT
 
8.  David Johnson, ARI
 
9.  Kareem Hunt, KC
 
10.  Sony Michel, NE
 
11.  Marshawn Lynch, OAK
 
12.  T.J. Yeldon, JAC
 
13.  Joe Mixon, CIN
 
14.  Matt Breida, SFQ
 
15.  James White, NE
 
16.  Carlos Hyde, CLE
 
17.  Chris Thompson, WAS
 
18.  Mark Ingram, NO
 
19.  Kerryon Johnson, DET
 
20.  Adrian Peterson, WAS
 
21.  Jay Ajayi, PHI
 
22.  Aaron Jones, GB
 
23.  Lamar Miller, HOUQ
 
24.  Alex Collins, BAL
 
25.  Devonta Freeman, ATL
 
26.  Phillip Lindsay, DEN
 
27.  Dion Lewis, TEN
 
28.  LeSean McCoy, BUF
 
29.  Derrick Henry, TEN
 
30.  Tevin Coleman, ATL
 
31.  Royce Freeman, DEN
 
32.  Nyheim Hines, IND
 
33.  Austin Ekeler, LAC
 
34.  Kenyan Drake, MIA
 
35.  Javorius Allen, BAL
 
36.  Bilal Powell, NYJ
 
37.  Dalvin Cook, MINQ
 
38.  Isaiah Crowell, NYJ
 
39.  Chris Carson, SEA
 
40.  Jamaal Williams, GB
 
41.  Ty Montgomery, GB
 
42.  Alfred Morris, SF
 
43.  Frank Gore, MIA
 
44.  Mike Davis, SEA
 
45.  Corey Grant, JAC
 
46.  Theo Riddick, DET
 
47.  Jordan Wilkins, IND
 
48.  Latavius Murray, MIN
 
49.  Duke Johnson, CLE
 
50.  Jalen Richard, OAK
 
51.  Alfred Blue, HOU
 
52.  Chris Ivory, BUF
 
53.  Nick Chubb, CLE
 
54.  Rashaad Penny, SEA
 
55.  LeGarrette Blount, DET
 
56.  C.J. Anderson, CAR
 
57.  Wendell Smallwood, PHI
 
58.  Doug Martin, OAK
 
59.  Devontae Booker, DEN
 
60.  Kyle Juszczyk, SF

Wide receivers

1.  Antonio Brown, PIT
 
2.  Michael Thomas, NO
 
3.  Julio Jones, ATL
 
4.  DeAndre Hopkins, HOU
 
5.  A.J. Green, CIN
 
6.  JuJu Smith-Schuster, PIT
 
7.  Odell Beckham Jr., NYG
 
8.  Keenan Allen, LAC
 
9.  Adam Thielen, MIN
 
10.  Davante Adams, GBQ
 
11.  Brandin Cooks, LAR
 
12.  Tyreek Hill, KC
 
13.  Stefon Diggs, MIN
 
14.  Golden Tate, DET
 
15.  Cooper Kupp, LAR
 
16.  Robert Woods, LAR
 
17.  Kenny Golladay, DET
 
18.  Emmanuel Sanders, DEN
 
19.  Jarvis Landry, CLE
 
20.  Marvin Jones, DETQ
 
21.  John Brown, BAL
 
22.  Calvin Ridley, ATL
 
23.  Tyler Boyd, CIN
 
24.  Corey Davis, TEN
 
25.  Alshon Jeffery, PHI
 
26.  Kenny Stills, MIA
 
27.  Doug Baldwin, SEA
 
28.  Amari Cooper, OAK
 
29.  Devin Funchess, CAR
 
30.  Julian Edelman, NE
 
31.  Sterling Shepard, NYG
 
32.  Keelan Cole, JAC
 
33.  Quincy Enunwa, NYJ
 
34.  Demaryius Thomas, DEN
 
35.  Dede Westbrook, JAC
 
36.  Tyler Lockett, SEA
 
37.  Mike Williams, LAC
 
38.  Michael Crabtree, BAL
 
39.  Nelson Agholor, PHI
 
40.  Jordy Nelson, OAK
 
41.  Jamison Crowder, WAS
 
42.  Taywan Taylor, TEN
 
43.  Donte Moncrief, JAC
 
44.  Larry Fitzgerald, ARIQ
 
45.  Ryan Grant, IND
 
46.  Ted Ginn, NO
 
47.  Antonio Callaway, CLE
 
48.  Mohamed Sanu, ATL
 
49.  Keke Coutee, HOUQ
 
50.  Paul Richardson, WAS
 
51.  Chester Rogers, IND
 
52.  Chris Hogan, NE
 
53.  Christian Kirk, ARI
 
54.  Marquise Goodwin, SFQ
 
55.  Josh Gordon, NEQ
 
56.  Willie Snead, BAL
 
57.  Albert Wilson, MIA
 
58.  Cole Beasley, DAL
 
59.  Tyrell Williams, LAC
 
60.  Courtland Sutton, DEN
 
61.  Pierre Garcon, SF
 
62.  Marquez Valdes-Scantling, GB
 
63.  Kelvin Benjamin, BUF
 
64.  Will Fuller, HOU
 
65.  Robby Anderson, NYJ

Tight ends

1.  Travis Kelce, KC
 
2.  Zach Ertz, PHI
 
3.  Jordan Reed, WAS
 
4.  Rob Gronkowski, NEQ
 
5.  Jared Cook, OAK
 
6.  Jimmy Graham, GB
 
7.  George Kittle, SF
 
8.  Eric Ebron, IND
 
9.  Kyle Rudolph, MIN
 
10.  Vance McDonald, PIT
 
11.  David Njoku, CLE
 
12.  Austin Hooper, ATL
 
13.  Ricky Seals-Jones, ARI
 
14.  Benjamin Watson, NO
 
15.  Austin Seferian-Jenkins, JAC
 
16.  Geoff Swaim, DAL
 
17.  Antonio Gates, LAC
 
18.  Nick Vannett, SEA
 
19.  Rhett Ellison, NYG
 
20.  C.J. Uzomah, CIN
 
21.  Jeff Heuerman, DEN
 
22.  Dallas Goedert, PHI
 
23.  Tyler Kroft, CIN
 
24.  Ian Thomas, CAR
 
25.  Charles Clay, BUFQ

Defenses

1.  Tennessee Titans, TEN
 
2.  Baltimore Ravens, BAL
 
3.  Carolina Panthers, CAR
 
4.  Denver Broncos, DEN
 
5.  Los Angeles Rams, LAR
 
6.  New England Patriots, NE
 
7.  Houston Texans, HOU
 
8.  Los Angeles Rams, LAR
 
9.  New York Jets, NYJ
 
10.  Dallas Cowboys, DAL
 
11.  Cincinnati Bengals, CIN
 
12.  Philadelphia Eagles, PHI
 
13.  San Francisco 49ers, SF
 
14.  Jacksonville Jaguars, JAC
 
15.  Cleveland Browns, CLE
 
16.  Minnesota Vikings, MIN
 
17.  Arizona Cardinals, ARI
 
18.  Buffalo Bills, BUF
 
19.  New Orleans Saints, NO
 
20.  Green Bay Packers, GB
 
21.  Los Angeles Chargers, LAC
 
22.  Kansas City Chiefs, KC
 
23.  Detroit Lions, DET
 
24.  Miami Dolphins, MIA
 
25.  Indianapolis Colts, IND

Kickers

1.  Stephen Gostkowski, NE
 
2.  Mason Crosby, GB
 
3.  Harrison Butker, KC
 
4.  Randy Bullock, CIN
 
5.  Cairo Santos, LAR
 
6.  Graham Gano, CAR
 
7.  Josh Lambo, JAC
 
8.  Jake Elliott, PHI
 
9.  Ka'imi Fairbairn, HOU
 
10.  Ryan Succop, TEN
 
11.  Dustin Hopkins, WAS
 
12.  Robbie Gould, SF
 
13.  Dan Bailey, MIN
 
14.  Justin Tucker, BAL
 
15.  Wil Lutz, NO
 
16.  Matt Bryant, ATL
 
17.  Chris Boswell, PIT
 
18.  Matt Prater, DET
 
19.  Adam Vinatieri, INDQ
 
20.  Caleb Sturgis, LAC

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Redskins at Jaguars Week 15: Date, time, TV channel, live stream, how to watch

Redskins at Jaguars Week 15: Date, time, TV channel, live stream, how to watch

Things have gone downhill fast for the Redskins.

Washington turned in their worst performance of the season this past Sunday, falling to the lowly New York Giants 40-16 at home, marking four straight losses following a 6-3 start to the season. Quarterback Mark Sanchez, who was making his first start since 2015 in place of the injured Colt McCoy, did not last three quarters before he was benched for Josh Johnson. The team had signed Johnson, who had last thrown an NFL pass in 2011, just four days prior. Johnson had to play Madden in order to learn his teammates names.

Surprisingly, there is still a path to the playoffs, even with the team on their fourth quarterback of the season. On Sunday, they travel to Jacksonville for a clash with the Jaguars, a team that was just a few plays away from a Super Bowl berth earlier this calendar year. The Jaguars have been one of the most dissapointing teams in the NFL this season in terms of their preseason expectations, but present a tough challenge for the Redskins this Sunday nonetheless.

Here's everything you need to know...

REDSKINS vs. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS WEEK 15

Who: Washington Redskins at Jacksonville Jaguars

What: Game 14 of the 2018 NFL regular season

When: Sunday, Dec. 16. 1:00 p.m ET

Where: TIAA Bank Stadium, Jacksonville, Florida

TV Channel: CBS

Live Stream: Watch Now with fuboTV -- TRY A FREE TRIAL

Radio: Redskins Radio Network

Point Spread: Jaguars, -7

Over/Under: 36

Weather: 63 degrees, mostly sunny

REDSKINS at JAGUARS TV SCHEDULE:

11:30 AM: Inside the Redskins
12:00 PM: Redskins Kickoff Live (MyTeams App)
1:00 PM:  Redskins at Jaguars (CBS)
4:00 PM: Redskins Postgame Live (MyTeams App)
5:00 PM: Redskins Overtime Live (MyTeams App)

Click here to access NBC Sports Washington's Channel Finder 

REDSKINS 2018 REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE

Week 1: Sun., 9/9, @ Arizona Cardinals (24-6, W)

Week 2: Sun, 9/16, vs. Indianapolis Colts (21-9, L)

Week 3: Sun., 9/23, vs. Green Bay Packers (31-17, W)

Week 4: BYE

Week 5: Mon., 10/8, @ New Orleans Saints, (43-19, L)

Week 6: Sun., 10/14, vs. Carolina Panthers, 1:00 p.m. (23-17, W)

Week 7: Sun., 10/21, vs. Dallas Cowboys, 4:25 p.m. (20-17, W)

Week 8: Sun. 10/28, @ New York Giants, 1:00 p.m. (20-13, W)

Week 9: Sun., 11/4, vs. Atlanta Falcons, 1:00 p.m. (38-14, L)

Week 10: Sun. 11/11, @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1:00 p.m. (16-3 W)

Week 11: Sun., 11/18, vs. Houston Texans, 1:00 p.m. (23-21 L)

Week 12: Thu., 11/22, @ Dallas Cowboys, 4:30 p.m. (31-23 L)

Week 13: Mon., 12/3, @ Philadelphia Eagles, 8:15 (28-13 L)

Week 14: Sun., 12/9, vs. New York Giants, 1:00 p.m. (40-16, L)

Week 15: Sun., 12/16, @ Jacksonville Jaguars, 1:00 p.m. (CBS)

Week 16: Sat., 12/22, @ Tennessee Titans, 4:30 p.m. (CBS)

Week 17: Sun., 12/30, vs. Philadelphia Eagles, 1:00 p.m. (FOX)

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Recent Redskins roster decisions at WR, RB baffling in light of Simmie Cobbs departure

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Recent Redskins roster decisions at WR, RB baffling in light of Simmie Cobbs departure

The Redskins lost practice squad wide receiver Simmie Cobbs this week after the New Orleans Saints claimed the undrafted rookie

On its own, that's not major news. Cobbs showed promise in training camp and many around Redskins Park believe he has made a lot of progress working on the scout team this fall. 

Losing practice squad players happens, but the circumstances around Cobbs' departure are unique. For starters, the Redskins tried to keep Cobbs, but he decided to leave for New Orleans anyway.

On the surface, that move is obvious: Play with Drew Brees on a Super Bowl contender or play with a fourth-string QB on a team riding a four-game losing streak. 

Dig deeper, however, and it's not that simple. None of this is. 

Cobbs chose to go to a new team and a new city rather than the squad that signed him out of Indiana University.

Cobbs chose to learn a new playbook and new terminology with just three weeks remaining in the regular season rather than play in the offense he knows and has been practicing since May. 

As Cobbs explained, it bothered him that the Redskins did not want to sign him until New Orleans made a move. He called it a "no-brainer" to go to New Orleans. 

Frankly, Cobbs is right. 

For weeks, the Redskins have carried a bizarre five running backs on their 53-man roster, even as injuries forced significant churn on the offensive line. Washington has not kept more than three running backs active on game day, yet two more sit occupying roster spots. Adrian Peterson and Chris Thompson are absolute roster locks, but beyond that, none of the other rostered players have performed in a manner forcing the 'Skins to keep them. 

Samaje Perine has only been active four games this season, and those were mostly due to injury. He has five carries this year. The Redskins decided to use one of their two injured reserve return designations for Byron Marshall, who has three carries on the season and is best known at this point for a key block he missed on the play that broke Alex Smith's leg. Kapri Bibbs has played relatively well in limited work, but in last week's loss to the Giants, he was inactive with Perine. 

Add all of that up and it appears the Redskins have at least one more running back than they need. In their defense, Thompson's lingering ribs injury forced Washington to play it safe at running back for a number of weeks, but Thompson has now been back on the field for the last two games.

What does all of this mean for Cobbs? 

Building a 53-man roster is like a jigsaw puzzle. Each piece must fit with the others, and players on the back end of the roster must be able to help on special teams. 

Cobbs would fit that bill. And this week seemed like the obvious time to bring him up as Josh Doctson worked his way back from the concussion protocol and the team was carrying just five WRs total. 

It's not like Washington was getting a lot of production at the receiver position anyway. Doctson's roster spot is locked in, as is Jamison Crowder's but after that are questions. Mauirce Harris has always shown great hands but he's been on and off the Redskins roster. Veteran Michael Floyd was a midseason addition that has five catches in 10 games. Brian Quick and Jehu Chesson are both primarily special teams players. 

Cobbs, on the other hand, is an intriguing rookie with size and potential. The Redskins are 6-7, and while still in the hunt for the final Wild Card spot, the team is starting a fourth-string QB and playing their fifth and sixth-string guards.

Now isn't the time to take chances on an undrafted rookie; two weeks ago was.

Remember two weeks ago, when the Redskins only used 52 of 53 roster spots for a Monday night loss in Philadelphia? The team literally didn't fill out their full roster. 

Let's not confuse Cobbs with Jerry Rice quite yet, but at the same time, let's look at the big picture.

The Redskins roster has been a mess due to injury, that's understandable. The team has been forced to carry more offensive linemen than expected, and the running back situation clearly dragged longer than the brass could have expected. At least, that's what fans should hope happened with the running back situation. 

Regardless, the Redskins reluctance to give Cobbs a chance, even without much production or potential on the bottom of the WR depth chart, made his decision to join the Saints an easy one. 

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