Gurley, Freeman rise in end-of-season ranks

Alfred Morris still the Redskins RB to own in fantasy

Alfred Morris may be off to a disappointing start, but Eric Karabell explains why Morris is still the one to play in fantasy.

Some weeks there are tons of touchdowns and key injuries and major fantasy values are affected and other times it’s like Week 4, when a kicker was fantasy’s No. 2 scorer. Nevertheless, you need your latest end-of-season rankings and we’re here each Tuesday to provide them. Not too much changed this edition, with the focus of the movement centering on the running backs, as some young options continue to emerge in Atlanta and St. Louis, while several veteran choices elsewhere continue to fall.

As always, use your own judgment when making transactions of any sort, rather than trusting a third party’s rankings, because many leagues have different rules and it’s difficult to gauge depth. Plus, they’re your teams. Having selected a certain Broncos running back in a few leagues, I’ve got my own issues with teams! Also remember these are not the Week 5 rankings; those will be posted on Wednesday.

Quarterback: Not many changes at this position, as few of the top scorers for the week were fantasy-relevant passers. Five quarterbacks scored 20 or more points, and Drew Brees gets back into the top 10 and Philip Rivers isn’t far behind, but it’s tough to get excited about Sam Bradford, Josh McCown or Kirk Cousins. It’s time for Ryan Tannehill, however, to leave the top 10 that he was a part of last year, as this isn’t last year, though I do expect he will play better than what he’s shown so far. Just give him DeVante Parker, a downfield threat, and let’s see what occurs. Brees and Rivers jump past him.