America’s favorite game is back and The Sports Bank has you covered with the best and worst of what was Fantasy Football Week Five.
This week was all about the return of the running back as three backs scored 25 or more fantasy points.
Follow the jump to receive up-to-date fantasy analysis and the best waiver wire pick-ups for week six!
* Points and line-up statistics adapted from ESPN standard scoring leagues
Fantasy MVP: RB Adrian Peterson (29 RUSH, 122 YDS and 3 TD = 30 points)
Last week, AP had one of the worst fantasy performances, but I think it’s safe to say he’s now made up for lost time for fantasy owners. Not only did Peterson score three touchdowns in the first quarter, he constructed the blueprint on how the Vikings can win a game. Expect AP to get significant carries going forward, including against the Bears and Packers in the next two weeks. Despite the slow start, Peterson still ranks as a top-ten back and should only rise from here.