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Fantasy Football: Week 5 rankings

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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.


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


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


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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Cowboys WR Terrance Williams gets 3-game substance abuse ban


Cowboys WR Terrance Williams gets 3-game substance abuse ban

Dallas Cowboys receiver Terrance Williams has been suspended three games for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy, a ban he will serve while on injured reserve because of lingering issues from offseason surgery for a broken right foot.

The league said Thursday the suspension will be in effect Sunday when the Cowboys visit Washington. After Dallas’ open week and a home game against Tennessee, the final game of the ban will be Nov. 11 at Philadelphia.

But Williams will miss at least three more games after that while on injured reserve. His first possible game is Dec. 9 at home against the Eagles.

Williams was arrested in May on a charge of public intoxication in the Dallas suburb of Frisco, where team headquarters is located. The case was dismissed after Williams completed a state-mandated alcohol awareness education course.

Williams was ineffective before being placed on IR, as he mustered just two catches for 18 total yards over the Cowboys first two games. Dallas will also be without wide receiver Tavon Austin on Sunday when they face the Washington Redskins. Austin is suffering from a groin injury, and expected to be out multiple weeks.

NBC Sports Washington's Ethan Cadeaux contributed to this story.


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Adrian Peterson's kids and the Internet are why he designed that shoe-in-facemask shirt


Adrian Peterson's kids and the Internet are why he designed that shoe-in-facemask shirt

Luke Kuechly was just trying to make a tackle.

During the Redskins-Panthers Week 6 matchup, the Carolina star dove to wrap up Adrian Peterson and, like many, many, many before him, failed to bring the RB down.

Unfortunately for Kuechly, something else happened on the play that is going to help it live on much longer than your routine defensive mistake.

That something, of course, is that Peterson's cleat came off in the collision and lodged itself in Kuechly's facemask. And the uniqueness of that is why Peterson is now selling T-shirts commemorating it:

"I thought it was pretty cool," Peterson said Thursday in the 'Skins' locker room when asked why he felt moved to create the shirts, of which there are three to choose from on his site. "My kids got a big kick out of it. Obviously, the Internet did as well."

No. 26 has carried the ball 2,651 times in his career but said he's never had an attempt go like that one that involved his footwear and Kuechly's headgear.

However, because he's a legend, Peterson was able to deal with the lost shoe and still go on to pick up a nice chunk of yards as well as a first down.

"As I'm breaking free and I feel my shoe coming off, the only thing on my mind is, 'OK, let me make sure I plant my foot in a way where I don't slip,'" he explained. "That was the only thing I was focusing on on that play."

Will Kuechly get a shirt, though? After all, without him, they wouldn't exist in the first place.

"I might send him one," Peterson said.

What's lower: the odds of Kuechly wearing that shirt should Peterson ever send it along or the odds of another shoe finding its way into the linebacker's facemask? 

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