Julio Jones, Matt Ryan land Top 5 spots in NFL Offensive Player Rankings

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones and quarterback Matt Ryan were named two of the top five best offensive players in the NFL.

The NFL.com list was determined by analyzing each player’s accomplishments before the 2017 season and their weekly performances while considering the strengths of their opponents.

NFL.com reporter David Carr placed Jones at the No. 4 spot, up six spots from last week's list.

"Jones was doubled for most of the game, and he still racked up 108 yards on five catches,” Carr wrote. “I have to give credit to Matt Ryan and Steve Sarkisian for putting Jones in good positions -- and Jones, too, for actually getting open. If Brown is the most dynamic receiver in the NFL, Jones is the most physical. He adds great playmaking ability."

Jones had five receptions for 108 yards against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night.

Ryan moved up one spot to No. 5.

"Ryan is as efficient as they come. He has a ton of weapons, but he never hurts the team,” Carr wrote. “Ryan makes the right decisions and makes the throws. As long as he does those two things, the Falcons will always be contending for a division title and maybe more. In my book, he was the better QB on Sunday night."

Against the Packers, Ryan threw for 252 yards and one touchdown.

NFL.com's full offensive player rankings can be read below:

  1. Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots
  2. Antonio Brown, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers
  3. Derek Carr, QB, Oakland Raiders
  4. Julio Jones, WR, Atlanta Falcons
  5. Matt Ryan, QB, Atlanta Falcons
  6. Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Pittsburgh Steelers
  7. Rob Gronkowski, TE, New England Patriots
  8. Kareem Hunt, RB, Kansas City Chiefs
  9. Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay Packers
  10. Kelechi Osemele, OG, Oakland Radiers
  11. Le'Veon Bell, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers
  12. Drew Brees, QB, New Orleans Saints
  13. Alex Smith, QB, Kansas City Chiefs
  14. Mathew Stafford, QB, Detroit Lions
  15. Michael Crabtree, WR, Oakland Raiders

Just out of the top 15 were Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch, Packers running back Ty Montgomery, Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. and Falcons running back Devonta Freeman.

Freeman was included just outside the top 15 because of his two touchdowns on Sunday night against the Packers and his role in February's Super Bowl.