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Fantasy Football: Week 5 rankings from the model that out-performed experts

The SportsLine Projection Model outperformed the experts big time last season, and it's back to give out some surprising projections for Week 5 of Fantasy football.
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Before setting your Week 5 Fantasy football lineups, you need to see what our advanced computer model has to say. When it comes to ranking players, this model beat human experts in Fantasy football last season when there were big differences in ranking. And the model was closest-to-the-hole overall, meaning it best pinpointed where every player would finish each week. That could literally be the difference between winning your league or going home empty-handed.

Last week, the model was high on Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp. The result? Kupp exploded for 162 yards and two touchdowns against the Vikings -- anybody who had him in their lineup was well on their way to a Week 4 victory.

Now the model, which simulates every game 10,000 times, has revealed its rankings for Week 5 of the NFL season.

One player the model loves this week: Lions receiver Golden Tate, who is who is starting in less than 70 percent of CBS Sports leagues. The model says he'll be a top-10 receiver this week, out-performing players like JuJu Smith-Schuster and Calvin Ridley. Tate has at least eight targets in every game and faces a Packers defense that was shredded by Adam Thielen (12-131-1) and Stefon Diggs (9-128-2).

And a massive shocker: Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes stumbles big-time this week against the Jaguars and finishes well outside the top 10. He's a player to bench in Week 5.

The model is also calling for a surprising quarterback you aren't even thinking about to finish in the top-10 of the rankings. This pick could be the difference between winning BIG and going home with nothing.

So who should you sit and start this week? And where does every player stack up? ... Join SportsLine right now to get Fantasy football rankings for every single position, and see which shocking QB is going to finish in the top 10 this week, all from the model that out-performed experts big time last season!

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