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NFL Team Power Rankings: Fantasy Football Week 5

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NFL Team Power Rankings - (Week 4 Results):

Top 10 fantasy players at each position (QB: Quarterback; RB: Running Back; WR: Wide Receiver; TE: Tight End; K: Kicker; and DEF: Team Defense) are also included.

Player's Week 4 Yahoo! fantasy points earned and rank listed in parentheses.


#1) Houston Texans (4-0)

Previous Rank: #1

Week 4 Result: Defeated Tennessee Titans 38-14.

Week 5 Opponent: @ New York Jets (2-2).

Top Fantasy Players: O. Daniels (13.20 - #5 TE); Team Defense (23.00 - tie #3 DEF).

#2 Atlanta Falcons (4-0)

Previous Rank: #2

Week 4 Result: Defeated Carolina Panthers 30-28.

Week 5 Opponent: @ Washington Redskins (2-2).

Top Fantasy Players: M. Ryan (25.76 - #6 QB); M. Turner (23.10 - #1 RB); R. White (28.90 - #2 WR); M. Bryant (14.00 - tie #6 K).

#3) San Francisco 49ers (3-1)

Previous Rank: #5

Week 4 Result: Defeated New York Jets 34-0.

Week 5 Opponent: vs. Buffalo Bills (2-2).

Top Fantasy Players: D. Akers (11.00 - tie #8 K); Team Defense (29.00 - #1 DEF).

#4) Baltimore Ravens (3-1)

Previous Rank: #3

Week 4 Result: Defeated Cleveland Browns 23-16.

Week 5 Opponent: @ Kansas City Chiefs (1-3).

Top Fantasy Players: J. Flacco (23.64 - #8 QB); Team Defense (12.00 - tie #8 DEF).

#5) Arizona Cardinals (4-0)

Previous Rank: #6

Week 4 Result: Defeated Miami Dolphins 24-21.

Week 5 Opponent: @ St. Louis Rams (2-2).

Top Fantasy Players: A. Roberts (23.80 - #3 WR); Team Defense (12.00 - tie #8 DEF).

#6) Chicago Bears (3-1)

Previous Rank: #7

Week 4 Result: Defeated Dallas Cowboys 34-18.

Week 5 Opponent: @ Jacksonville Jaguars (1-3).

Top Fantasy Players: B. Marshall (19.80 - #5 WR); R. Gould (11.00 - tie #8 K); Team Defense (24.00 - #2 DEF).

#7) Philadelphia Eagles (3-1)

Previous Rank: #9

Week 4 Result: Defeated New York Giants 19-17.

Week 5 Opponent: @ Pittsburgh Steelers (1-2).

Top Fantasy Players: A. Henery (14.00 - tie #6 K).

#8) San Diego Chargers (3-1)

Previous Rank: #10

Week 4 Result: Defeated Kansas City Chiefs 37-20.

Week 5 Opponent: @ New Orleans Saints (0-4).

Top Fantasy Players: J. Battle (20.10 - #5 RB); N. Novak (15.00 - tie #4 K); Team Defense (21.00 - #5 DEF).

#9) Cincinnati Bengals (3-1)

Previous Rank: #12

Week 4 Result: Defeated Jacksonville Jaguars 27-10.

Week 5 Opponent: vs. Miami Dolphins (1-3).

Top Fantasy Players: A. Dalton (23.26 - #9 QB); A. Green (17.70 - #6 WR); Team Defense (14.00 - tie #6 DEF).

#10) Minnesota Vikings (3-1)

Previous Rank: #17

Week 4 Result: Defeated Detroit Lions 20-13.

Week 5 Opponent: vs. Tennessee Titans (1-3).

Top Fantasy Players: Team Defense (23.00 - tie #3 DEF).

#11) New England Patriots (2-2)

Previous Rank: #13

Week 4 Result: Defeated Buffalo Bills 52-28.

Week 5 Opponent: vs. Denver Broncos (2-2).

Top Fantasy Players: T. Brady (32.00 - #1 QB); S. Ridley (22.60 - #2 RB); B. Bolden (20.80 - #4 RB); R. Gronkowski (14.40 - #4 TE); S. Gostkowski (10.00 - #10 K); Team Defense (14.00 tie #6 DEF).

#12) Green Bay Packers (2-2)

Previous Rank: #14

Week 4 Result: Defeated New Orleans Saints 28-27.

Week 5 Opponent: @ Indianapolis Colts (1-2).

Top Fantasy Players: A. Rodgers (29.06 - #4 QB); J. Jones (17.60 - #7 WR).

#13) New York Giants (2-2)

Previous Rank: #4

Week 4 Result: Lost to Philadelphia Eagles 19-17.

Week 5 Opponent: vs. Cleveland Browns (0-4).

Top Fantasy Players: V. Cruz (16.90 - #8 WR).

#14) Denver Broncos (2-2)

Previous Rank: #15

Week 4 Result: Defeated Oakland Raiders 37-6.

Week 5 Opponent: @ New England Patriots (2-2).

Top Fantasy Players: P. Manning (25.42 - #7 QB); W. McGahee (19.50 - tie #6 RB); J. Dreessen (7.70 - #8 TE); M. Prater (16.00 - tie #2 K).

#15) Pittsburgh Steelers (1-2)

Previous Rank: #19

Week 4 Result: BYE

Week 5 Opponent: vs. Philadelphia Eagles (3-1).

#16) St. Louis Rams (2-2)

Previous Rank: #24

Week 4 Result: Defeated Seattle Seahawks 19-13.

Week 5 Opponent: vs. Arizona Cardinals (4-0).

Top Fantasy Players: G. Zuerlein (18.00 - #1 K); Team Defense (12.00 - tie #8 DEF).

#17) Seattle Seahawks (2-2)

Previous Rank: #8

Week 4 Result: Lost to St. Louis Rams 19-13.

Week 5 Opponent: @ Carolina Panthers (1-3).

Top Fantasy Players: M. Lynch (21.50 - #3 RB).

#18) Dallas Cowboys (2-2)

Previous Rank: #11

Week 4 Result: Lost to Chicago Bears 34-18.

Week 5 Opponent: BYE

Top Fantasy Players: J. Witten (17.20 - #2 TE).

#19) Washington Redskins (2-2)

Previous Rank: #25

Week 4 Result: Defeated Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24-22.

Week 5 Opponent: vs. Atlanta Falcons (4-0).

Top Fantasy Players: R. Griffin III (23.22 - #10 QB); A. Morris (16.90 - #8 RB); F. Davis (7.00 - #10 TE).

#20) Detroit Lions (1-3)

Previous Rank: #20

Week 4 Result: Lost to Minnesota Vikings 20-13.

Week 5 Opponent: BYE

#21) Buffalo Bills (2-2)

Previous Rank: #18

Week 4 Result: Lost to New England Patriots 52-28.

Week 5 Opponent: @ San Francisco 49ers (3-1).

Top Fantasy Players: R. Fitzpatrick (27.40 - #5 QB); S. Chandler (18.20 - #1 TE).

#22) New York Jets (2-2)

Previous Rank: #16

Week 4 Result: Lost to San Francisco 49ers 34-0.

Week 5 Opponent: vs. Houston Texans (4-0).

#23) Carolina Panthers (1-3)

Previous Rank: #23

Week 4 Result: Lost to Atlanta Falcons 30-28.

Week 5 Opponent: vs. Seattle Seahawks (2-2).

Top Fantasy Players: C. Newton (31.20 - #2 QB); G. Olsen (14.90 - #3 TE).

#24) Kansas City Chiefs (1-3)

Previous Rank: #21

Week 4 Result: Lost to San Diego Chargers 37-20.

Week 5 Opponent: vs. Baltimore Ravens (3-1).

Top Fantasy Players: J. Charles (19.50 - tie #6 RB); D. Bowe (16.80 - #9 WR).

#25) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-3)

Previous Rank: #22

Week 4 Result: Lost to Washington Redskins 24-22.

Week 5 Opponent: BYE

Top Fantasy Players: V. Jackson (16.00 - #10 WR); C. Barth (15.00 - tie #4 K).

#26) Miami Dolphins (1-3)

Previous Rank: #26

Week 4 Result: Lost to Arizona Cardinals 24-21.

Week 5 Opponent: @ Cincinnati Bengals (3-1).

Top Fantasy Players: B. Hartline (31.30 - #1 WR); Team Defense (12.00 - tie #8 DEF).

#27) Indianapolis Colts (1-2)

Previous Rank: #30

Week 4 Result: BYE

Week 5 Opponent: vs. Green Bay Packers (2-2).

#28) Jacksonville Jaguars (1-3)

Previous Rank: #28

Week 4 Result: Lost to Cincinnati Bengals 27-10.

Week 5 Opponent: vs. Chicago Bears (3-1).

Top Fantasy Players: M. Lewis (9.20 - #6 TE).

#29) Oakland Raiders (1-3)

Previous Rank: #27

Week 4 Result: Lost to Denver Broncos 37-6.

Week 5 Opponent: BYE

#30) Tennessee Titans (1-3)

Previous Rank: #29

Week 4 Result: Lost to Houston Texans 38-14.

Week 5 Opponent: @ Minnesota Vikings (3-1).

Top Fantasy Players: C. Johnson (15.70 - #10 RB); C. Stevens (8.40 - #7 TE).

#31) New Orleans Saints (0-4)

Previous Rank: #31

Week 4 Result: Lost to Green Bay Packers 28-27

Week 5 Opponent: vs. San Diego Chargers (3-1).

Top Fantasy Players: D. Brees (29.84 - #3 QB); M. Colston (21.30 - #4 WR); J. Graham (7.60 - #9 TE).

#32) Cleveland Browns (0-4)

Previous Rank: #32

Week 4 Result: Lost to Baltimore Ravens 23-16.

Week 5 Opponent: @ New York Giants (2-2).

Top Fantasy Players: T. Richardson (16.40 - #9 RB); P. Dawson (16.00 - tie #2 K).

Brian Music is one of five inaugural inductees to the 2011 Toyota Legends of Fantasy Football Hall of Fame on Yahoo! Sports. He has participated in fantasy football for 23 years and began playing Yahoo! fantasy football league in 2001, winning trophies in 17 of the 25 leagues that he has played.