NFL Week 5 fantasy football winners and losers, injuries, grades

It took until Week 5, but Ja'Marr Chase and the Bengals' offense busted out on Sunday. Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Week 5 of the 2023 fantasy football season featured some big surprises. Who were the big winners and losers? Which players received "A" and "F" grades?

Matt Bowen and Tristan H. Cockcroft offer their analysis, and Seth Walder provides his grades. We also asked NFL Nation reporters to answer questions about what happened in the Thursday and Sunday games.

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Ranking winners | Ranking losers
Who got an A | Who got an F
Biggest injuries and what's next

Top questions from Week 5

Ranking fantasy winners of Week 5

1. Ja'Marr Chase, WR, Cincinnati Bengals

That was a ridiculous day for Chase. Breakout numbers here. Vertical opportunities. And red zone targets. Chase finished with 52.2 PPR points, catching 15 of 19 targets for 192 yards, including three touchdown grabs. And with quarterback Joe Burrow looking healthy in this one, showing the ability to move inside and outside the pocket while pushing the ball to the second and third levels, Chase took over the football game. He'll be a top-three WR for me next week versus the Seattle defense. -- Bowen