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NFL Skinny: Week 5 Rankings Preview

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To Victor goes the spoils when he faces Philly. (USAT)

Thinking ahead is a necessity in fantasy football. By the conclusion of Monday night, owners need to immediately turn their thoughts to roster maintenance so as to account for the ever-changing NFL landscape. Injuries, depth chart fluctuations and upcoming matchups need to be mulled in an effort to determine which players should be added, dropped, benched and/or started in the week ahead. The Skinny will strive to paint an early picture of what you can expect in the coming week of NFL action. The player rankings below are subject to change based on news developments and my constant scrutiny as we move towards the kickoff of Week 5. But, at least, the Skinny represents a best-guess starting point for owners to consult as they begin their week of roster preparation.

QUARTERBACKS

Most FPPG allowed: SD; PHI; DAL; WAS; NYGLeast FPPG allowed: CAR; KC; IND; NO; SEA

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RUNNING BACKS

Most FPPG allowed: STL; PIT; DET; MIN; WASLeast FPPG allowed: NYJ; ARI; KC; CLE; TB

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WIDE RECEIVERS

Most FPPG allowed: PHI; BUF; GB; ATL; WASLeast FPPG allowed: SEA; MIA; HOU; NO; IND

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TIGHT ENDS

Most FPPG allowed: ARI; MIA; MIN; TEN; GBLeast FPPG allowed:KC; CAR; HOU; PIT; CLE

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DEFENSE/SPECIAL TEAMS

Most FPPG allowed: NYG; PIT; HOU; JAC; PHILeast FPPG allowed: TEN; IND; DEN; KC; ATL

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