A round of applause (and a $25 Fantasy Index gift certificate) for Scott Behiel of Angels Camp, Calif. His team, "ScottBLucky," had the highest score (227.15 points) in Fantasy Index Blackout this week. Click through to see his winning lineup, the perfect lineup for the week, the most frequently picked players, and the overall top 25.

Enter now for Week 6.

There was a major problem with the game in week 5. We set the wrong kickoff time for the London game, which meant contestants cheaters could have added or removed Packers and Giants players from their lineups until 1 p.m. Eastern time. That's a huge problem. But we are not disqualifying the results. Only two of the top 20 entries for the week were adjusted after the London game kicked off, and we don't have any evidence that cheating was involved. The winning entry was one of those two, but the lineup was created at 12:40 p.m. Eastern time, so it wasn't a case of removing players who did poorly or adding players who did well -- Mr. Behiel simply entered the contest late. (This is actually the first time we've looked closely at when contestants submit their entries. Each entry is time-stamped upon creation and again whenever it's altered. We are impressed -- very few of you are procrastinators.) The week's scores -- as a percentage of the maximum possible score -- are in line with what we've seen in other weeks. And the "wisdom of crowds" score -- the total score amassed by the most frequently used players in the game -- was not unlike previous weeks, when you look at it as a fraction of the maximum possible score.

Week 5 highest score
Scott Behiel, Angels Camp, Calif. - "ScottBLucky"
(Maximum-points picks in bold)
QBDerek CarrLV20.35
QBKirk CousinsMIN27.20
RBAustin EkelerLAC35.90
RBDerrick HenryTEN27.20
WRMike WilliamsLAC23.40
WRChris OlaveNO15.40
WRDeebo SamuelSF11.20
TEDavid NjokuCLE14.80
TEGeorge KittleSF9.70
PKJustin TuckerBAL13.00
PKBrett MaherDAL10.00

This was a fantastic week for the Blacker-Outer. He removed nine maximum points players from the board -- surely a personal best.

Week 5 perfect score
(Blackouts in strikethrough)
QBJosh AllenBUF41.40
QBPatrick MahomesKC33.40
QBJalen HurtsPHI30.05
QBCarson WentzWAS27.45
QBKirk CousinsMIN27.20
RBAustin EkelerLAC35.90
RBLeonard FournetteTB35.90
WRGabe DavisBUF32.10
WRJustin JeffersonMIN30.55
WRDavante AdamsLV27.40
WRTyler LockettSEA27.40
WRCooper KuppLAR25.90
WRStefon DiggsBUF24.20
WRJakobi MeyersNE24.10
TETaysom HillNO34.30
TETravis KelceKC33.50
TEMark AndrewsBAL22.90
TEDallas GoedertPHI17.50
PKNick FolkNE17.00
PKJustin TuckerBAL13.00
STSan FranciscoSF14.00

We think the Wisdom Of Crowds entry provides additional evidence that there wasn't meaningful cheating in Week 5. Sure, Saquon Barkley was one of the most frequently used players , but so were Aaron Rodgers and the Packers defense / special teams. If there was widespread cheating, you would think they wouldn't appear in many lineups.

Week 5 Wisdom Of Crowds score
(Maximum-points picks in bold)
QBAaron RodgersGB19.10
QBDerek CarrLV20.35
RBAustin EkelerLAC35.90
RBSaquon BarkleyNYG19.60
WRA.J. BrownPHI6.20
WRMike EvansTB12.10
WRDeebo SamuelSF11.20
TEDallas GoedertPHI17.50
TEZach ErtzARI10.80
PKJustin TuckerBAL13.00
PKEvan McPhersonCIN5.00
STGreen BayGB4.00
STTampa BayTB5.00

Chris Hertzberg consolidated his lead in the overall chase, stretching it to 16.4 points. He could be top dog for a while.

Top 25 overall after the Week 5 games
RkLastScoreTeam NamePlayer NameHometown
1.1.1053.2Austin Oh-FersChris HertzbergAustin, TX
2.2.1036.8zilladoggPhilip BrowningHonolulu, HI
3.5.1033.6RenegadesMark ChristieFairport, NY
4.3.1028.2SHAMROCKSRobert CassidyFlorence, OR
5.8.1018.1Ralph C.Ralph CunninghamOwasso, OK
6.4.1015.7Steve K.Steve KlitznerMiami, FL
7.12.1005.1MilesBrent MilesPasco, WA
8.14.1002.8Pro VKVin KmetzDanbury, CT
9.15.1001.4O ClubJohn SokoloskyWilburton, OK
10.18.1000.7HeadbangersChad HensleeNederland, TX
11.19.998.4PutridboyJeff ZwiersBellingham, WA
12.9.997.9Bellview BashersTreavor PhippsSalem, IN
13.16.997.4Steven H.Steven HeckerPowell, OH
14.7.996.218 rocksBrad DenglerMorton, WA
15.13.991.8Saquon DestroyMichael LivengoodWard, AR
16.6.991.4The Smokin' JaysBradley ContentoTucson, AZ
17.10.982.6Mike T.Mike TaylorMeridian, ID
18.22.980.2GiWizardKeith WolfeParkville, MD
19.49.980.1Top DogsJoe PilckPleasant City, OH
20.39.976.1JoeG RxJoe GoinsFolsom, CA
21.#N/A975.9CrushersJames ZabloudilPlainfield, IL
22.32.975.5SA MaddogsMicahel EspinosaHelotes, TX
23.38.970.2WarriorsSam WoodWestborough, MA
24.26.969.8For Who? For What?Steve KnightWest Chester, PA
25.42.969.5Derek E.Derek EllingsonLa Quinta, CA
Weekly scoring leaders, 2022 season
WeekNameHometownTeamPointsPerfect scorePct Perfect
5Scott BehielAngels Camp, Calif.ScottBLucky227.15322.8570.4%
4Robert CassidyFlorence, OreSHAMROCKS265.40340.9077.9%
3Jason SchuetzFort Collins, Colo.Jason S.220.00294.4074.7%
2Chris HertzbergAustin, TexasAustin Oh-Fers282.65389.2572.6%
1John WulfWilliamsville, N.Y.Wulf229.25292.6578.3%

Tee Higgins (the fourth most frequently used wideout), Darren Waller (the fifth most frequently used tight end) and Teddy Bridgewater (the sixth most frequently used quarterback) all scored zero points, destroying a lot of lineups.

Percentage of Week 5 lineups that included the player
53.7%13.00Justin TuckerPKBAL
53.1%6.20A.J. BrownWRPHI
51.5%12.10Mike EvansWRTB
51.2%11.20Deebo SamuelWRSF
47.3%14.00San FranciscoSTSF
36.3%17.50Dallas GoedertTEPHI
35.4%19.10Aaron RodgersQBGB
32.6%20.35Derek CarrQBLV
31.1%4.00Green BaySTGB
30.8%35.90Austin EkelerRBLAC
30.5%10.80Zach ErtzTEARI
29.6%5.00Tampa BaySTTB
29.0%27.20Kirk CousinsQBMIN
28.4%19.60Saquon BarkleyRBNYG
28.1%25.40Nick ChubbRBCLE
28.1%11.60Tyler HigbeeTELAR
27.7%0.00Tee HigginsWRCIN
25.6%20.70Kyler MurrayQBARI
25.3%5.00Evan McPhersonPKCIN
25.0%1.20Gerald EverettTELAC
24.7%17.20Trevor LawrenceQBJAC
22.9%27.20Derrick HenryRBTEN
22.6%0.00Darren WallerTELV
20.7%7.00Ryan SuccopPKTB
18.9%26.10Dalvin CookRBMIN
15.2%23.40Mike WilliamsWRLAC
14.9%6.00Riley PattersonPKJAC
13.1%14.80David NjokuTECLE
12.5%0.00Teddy BridgewaterQBMIA
12.5%2.10Christian KirkWRJAC
11.6%15.40Chris OlaveWRNO
11.3%11.00Daniel CarlsonPKLV
11.0%9.70George KittleTESF
11.0%10.30CeeDee LambWRDAL
10.1%12.15Jared GoffQBDET
9.2%3.00Greg JosephPKMIN
9.2%23.40Christian McCaffreyRBCAR
8.5%10.00Brett MaherPKDAL
8.5%5.90James RobinsonRBJAC
8.5%10.00Aaron JonesRBGB
7.9%27.45Carson WentzQBWAS
7.6%7.00Wil LutzPKNO
7.0%12.30Chris GodwinWRTB
7.0%12.20Curtis SamuelWRWAS
6.1%4.00Matt GayPKLAR
5.5%1.00Younghoe KooPKATL
5.5%35.90Leonard FournetteRBTB
5.5%3.20Pat FreiermuthTEPIT
4.9%32.10Gabe DavisWRBUF
4.6%8.00Mason CrosbyPKGB
4.6%5.00Jason SandersPKMIA
4.6%11.80Joe MixonRBCIN
4.3%2.20Damien HarrisRBNE
4.0%5.60Jamaal WilliamsRBDET
4.0%12.40Courtland SuttonWRDEN
3.7%15.90Russell WilsonQBDEN
3.7%25.40Alvin KamaraRBNO
3.7%5.90Romeo DoubsWRGB
3.7%13.50Allen LazardWRGB
3.4%17.00Nick FolkPKNE
3.4%30.30Josh JacobsRBLV
3.1%0.00Kyle PittsTEATL
3.1%12.60Terry McLaurinWRWAS
3.1%19.80DK MetcalfWRSEA
2.7%4.00Cade YorkPKCLE
2.7%16.70Zach WilsonQBNYJ
2.7%19.50Rhamondre StevensonRBNE
2.7%21.80Marquise BrownWRARI
2.4%9.00Brandon McManusPKDEN
2.4%19.40Matthew StaffordQBLAR
2.4%2.00Kansas CitySTKC
2.4%12.00New EnglandSTNE
2.4%0.00Tyler ConklinTENYJ
2.4%34.30Taysom HillTENO
2.4%10.90Michael PittmanWRIND
2.1%0.00Jake ElliottPKPHI
2.1%8.40Miles SandersRBPHI
2.1%6.50Clyde Edwards-HelaireRBKC
2.1%20.30Dameon PierceRBHOU
2.1%3.00L.A. RamsSTLAR
2.1%6.70Adam ThielenWRMIN
1.8%6.00Matthew WrightPKKC
1.8%9.00Graham GanoPKNYG
1.8%6.00Robbie GouldPKSF
1.8%26.70Geno SmithQBSEA
1.8%13.35Ryan TannehillQBTEN
1.8%1.10Khalil HerbertRBCHI
1.8%5.00New OrleansSTNO
1.8%17.30Hayden HurstTECIN
1.8%0.00Dalton SchultzTEDAL
1.8%14.30George PickensWRPIT
1.8%6.50Hunter RenfrowWRLV
1.5%6.30Robert TonyanTEGB
1.5%0.00Dawson KnoxTEBUF
1.5%0.00Logan ThomasTEWAS
1.5%12.90Evan EngramTEJAC
1.5%6.30JuJu Smith-SchusterWRKC
1.2%0.00Dustin HopkinsPKLAC
1.2%3.00Las VegasSTLV
1.2%4.10Will DisslyTESEA
1.2%15.00M. Valdes-ScantlingWRKC
0.9%8.00Greg ZuerleinPKNYJ
0.9%0.00Matt PraterPKARI
0.9%8.00Jason MyersPKSEA
0.9%0.00Harrison ButkerPKKC
0.9%5.00Cooper RushQBDAL
0.9%5.60Devin SingletaryRBBUF
0.9%4.40J.K. DobbinsRBBAL
0.9%2.00L.A. ChargersSTLAC
0.9%1.70Mo Alie-CoxTEIND
0.9%9.40Hunter HenryTENE
0.9%7.70Robert WoodsWRTEN
0.9%27.40Tyler LockettWRSEA
0.9%12.80Devin DuvernayWRBAL
0.9%18.70DeVonta SmithWRPHI
0.6%3.00Chris BoswellPKPIT
0.6%0.00Michael BadgleyPKDET
0.6%13.90Bailey ZappeQBNE
0.6%20.55Jimmy GaroppoloQBSF
0.6%13.30Melvin GordonRBDEN
0.6%2.00N.Y GiantsSTNYG
0.6%2.70Isaiah LikelyTEBAL
0.6%0.00Rashod BatemanWRBAL
0.6%6.20Tyler BoydWRCIN
0.6%7.50Drake LondonWRATL
0.6%15.20Josh ReynoldsWRDET
0.6%5.80Corey DavisWRNYJ
0.3%10.00Cairo SantosPKCHI
0.3%17.35Kenny PickettQBPIT
0.3%7.20Davis MillsQBHOU
0.3%0.00Jameis WinstonQBNO
0.3%19.45Marcus MariotaQBATL
0.3%1.80Nyheim HinesRBIND
0.3%20.20Jeff WilsonRBSF
0.3%6.60Najee HarrisRBPIT
0.3%4.50Tyler AllgeierRBATL
0.3%8.00N.Y. JetsSTNYJ
0.3%8.20Irv SmithTEMIN
0.3%4.20Zay JonesWRJAC
0.3%0.00Michael ThomasWRNO
0.3%8.80Brandon AiyukWRSF
0.3%20.60Amari CooperWRCLE
0.3%6.00Brandin CooksWRHOU
0.3%0.00DJ CharkWRDET