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2023 Fantasy Football Week 5: Expert Rankings For Every Player

Below, you’ll find 2023 Week 5 fantasy rankings for points per reception (PPR) and half-PPR leagues. Wednesday, you can view Josh Larky’s top-28 quarterback, top-49 running back, top-57 wide receiver and top-21 tight end rankings. Click HERE for the rankings tables and player write-ups.

On Thursday, rankings from Matthew Hill and Kev Wheeler will be added in, and positional rankings will then be ordered by averaging the rankings from the three of us. These rankings will be viewable at that same link.

At the bottom of that article, you’ll also find top-12 defense rankings from Ryan Reynolds.

For each player, you can view their ranking, matchup and implied team total according to Las Vegas sportsbooks. For example, the Kansas City Chiefs and Minnesota Vikings have a Vegas game total of 52.5, with the Chiefs favored by 5.5 points (29 points implied for the Chiefs, 23.5 points implied for the Vikings). Seeing the implied point totals can help you understand which games are projected to be high-scoring and filled with fantasy points.

Meanwhile, xPPR (expected PPR points) looks strictly at usage rather than a player’s ability. Think of this as each player’s average expected fantasy points per game based on the touches they get.

The Proj. column in the table (projected fantasy points, added on Wednesday) is courtesy of our data scientist, Ben Wolby. His projections won’t fully align with our fantasy rankings, but it’s another good piece of the puzzle to consider.

Detailed player write-ups appear below each set of positional rankings for additional context and will be updated throughout the week as injuries and other news come out.

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Be sure to check out our Week 5 Waiver Wire article here.