Welcome back to another week of the Commissioner’s Corner. After a brief hiatus and journey across the pond, we are back with all your fantasy football needs. This week, we’ll examine Josh Allen’s Week 5 performance against the Jacksonville Jaguars in London, and how he ranks compared to other top fantasy QBs.
Surprising or not, Buffalo’s beloved QB is still ranked near the top of Fantasy Pros’ list. (Josh sits just below Patrick Mahomes.) Last week, Allen completed 27 of 40 passes for 359 yards. He also had two touchdowns and an interception, while adding 14 yards and a touchdown on the ground. While the Bills offense as a whole may have looked questionable, #17 still pulled through.
Ranking just below Josh Allen is Philadelphia Eagles QB Jalen Hurts, who had similar stats in Week 5. Hurts completed 25 of 38 passing attempts for 303 yards, a touchdown, and an interception. He also added 72 yards and a touchdown on the ground in a 23-14 win over the Los Angeles Rams. While he may have been mediocre as a passer on Sunday, he did excel as a rusher, which is something we can continue to look for from him moving forward.
Following Jalen Hurts in the Fantasy Pro rankings is Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson. He has gotten off to a bit of a slow start this season, likely disappointing any fantasy owners who have him as a starter. Last week against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Jackson completed 22-of-38 pass attempts for 236 yards and one interception, while also rushing six times for 45 yards and one fumble lost. He has failed to reach 240 passing yards in the first five games of the season. But perhaps he will breakout later this season.
The fifth-best fantasy QB is currently Tua Tagovailoa of the Miami Dolphins. In Week 5, he went over 300 yards in their 31-16 win over the NY Giants, while completing 22 of 30 passes for 308 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions. Like it or not, Tua will continue to be a threat in fantasy and on the field.
Remember to update your lineups tonight and pray to the Fantasy Gods. As always, GO BILLS!
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