Koerner’s Week 5 Fantasy Football RB Tiers: Should You Trade James Conner Now?
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.
Koerner’s Running Back Tiers
Based on standard scoring; +/- indicates how many Tiers up/down each player would move in a PPR format.
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.