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Koerner’s Week 5 Fantasy Football RB Tiers: Should You Trade James Conner Now?

Oct 04, 2018 10:45 AM EDT

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: James Conner

  • Sean Koerner -- the No. 1 in-season fantasy football ranker in 2015, 2016 and 2017 -- takes a detailed look at his Week 5 running back tiers.
  • Use the strategies outlined below to build the most optimal starting lineup for your fantasy football team.

Below you’ll find my running back tiers for Week 5 fantasy football. These are based on standard scoring.

As a reminder, these tiers are not updated after publication. If you want my most up-to-date rankings for PPR, Standard and Half-Point PPR leagues, check out this post.

And, yes, my tiers will be part of our Action Network subscription this season. Be sure to check out the awesome special we’re currently running below for an annual sub.

Koerner’s Running Back Tiers

Based on standard scoring; +/- indicates how many Tiers up/down each player would move in a PPR format.

Tier 1
Todd Gurley (@ SEA) -1

In standard scoring, Gurley is the clear top RB this week, but in PPR, he joins the three or four players below. Like I mentioned earlier, the Rams offense is so potent that there are more than enough yards/TDs to go around.

Gurley is the lifeblood of the offense and the optimal blend of high-floor/ceiling.

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