Week 5 Start or Sit Advice – Who You Should Start in Your Fantasy Lineup

This week most of  teams should be back to full strength unless you are one of the few Lamar miller owners (Miami and Oakland are the only teams on a bye).  Our studs on bye last week had a chance to rest up and get better and injuries were minimal this past week.

Jamaal Charles returned with a vengeance in Week 4, let’s hope it’s the start of things to come. Eddie Lacy  and Le Shon McCoy are off to slow starts can they get on track?  Calvin Johnson has struggled the last few weeks because of injury, but if healthy he should bounce back this week against the Bills.  Tom Brady is another one that has Fantasy owners scratching their heads.  He has been virtually unstartable since last year.

Hopefully your team has survived the slow start that many Fantasy stars have had and if you haven’t traded your team away hang hopefully they start playing as we all expected.

 

Quarterbacks to Start Week 5

Philip Rivers  (vs. NYJ)

Fantasy owners have not fully embraced Philip Rivers as top fantasy quarterback yet.

He has a number of 20-point Fantasy games already this season and is performing better than Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, Matthew and Stafford.

This week he should be embraced. In his last two home games, Rivers hHe’s scored over 30 Fantasy point and the Jets give up the 6th most Fantasy points to quarterbacks..

Rivers is spreading the ball around, with Keenan Allen, Malcom Floyd, Eddie Royal and Antonio Gates. The Chargers passing attack should be too much offensive firepower for the Jets to handle.

 

Eli Manning, QB, (vs. ATL)

Atlanta’s defense has been looking awful and they can be shaky on the road.

Teams have been able to run on the Falcons so Rashad Jennings, put the team on his back this week. Manning looks like he started turning things around with a 32 fantasy point week 4.

 

Colin KaepernickSF (vs. KC)

This is going to be a game where Jim Harbaugh will game plan to prove that picking Kaepernick over Smith was the right decision.  Call it a gut feeling, but the Chiefs defense got after Brady last week and I’m sure they will get after Kaepernick as well, except Im sure there will be many opportunities to run.

Russell Wilson (vs Was): Washington just made Eil look like Peyton this week.  Now the Seahawks get two weeks to prepare This can’t be good for Washinton.

Ben Roethlisberger (vs Jax): because, you know … Jacksonville.

 

Quarterbacks to Sit in Week 5 

QB Tom Brady, vs Bengals

The Patriots offense line is struggling since letting Logan Mankins go to Tampa,  leaving Brady little time to get the ball out to his receivers.  He does have a good history of bouncing back after games like that one.

The Cincinnati’s defense has given up two passing touchdowns and picked off six passes in the last three games. I don’t think Brady gets on track this week.

Kirk Cousins (vs. SEA):

Even without his poor performance against the Giants last week, No one was going to start Cousins against Seattle this week.

 

Running backs to Start in Week 5

Rashad Jennings, (vs ATL): See Eli Manning.   Jennings should be the workhorse, this week, much the same way he did against the Texans. He has been getting the bulk of the carries in the red zone and should do well against the Falcons defense that has allowed the most fantasy points to opposing running backs this season.

Running backs to Sit in Week 5

Donald Brown (vs NYJ):

Everybody expected big things from brown last week against Jacksonville, only to be let down.  This week he plays the New York Jets, who have one of the best run defenses.  No running back has gained more than 46 rushing yards on the ground or crossed the goal line.

Wide receivers to Start in Week 5

Percy Harvin

Deandre Hopkins

Wide receivers to Sit in Week 5

Tight Ends To Start in Week 5

Larry Donnell

Niles Paul

Tight Ends to Sit In Week 5

Travis Kelce

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