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Fantasy Football Week 5 Sit EM' or Start EM' Fantasy Football ToolThis years' column features the "Big Dog" Justin Lonero from The Fantasy Goodfellas podcast and his right had man Fantasy Football Guru Bill Bakos. These two don't waste any time in cranking up the heat bringing you the best fantasy football sit em and start em advice around. Make sure to leave a comment below and let these guys know what you think.
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Fantasy Football Week 5 QB Advice
Start: Ben Roethlisberger @ Jacksonville.
It is another week to pick on the Jacksonville Jaguars, who are dead last in the NFL in passing defense. The Jaguars are allowing 320 yards per game and have surrendered 11 touchdown's through 4 games. Big Ben is 7th in the league in passing yards, he should be able to play pitch and catch with Antonio Brown all day Sunday. Ben was high on my QB list in the preseason, his production so far this season has validated my "hunch".
Start: Jay Cutler @ CAR (
Carolina defense is far from what they were last season. Giving up 250 yds and 2 tds per game, Cutler should feed a healthy Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffrey all day.
Sit: Tom Brady vs. Cincinnati
If I told you Tom Brady is averaging under 200 yards per game, has thrown 4 touchdowns in 4 games, who would believe me? The inability to stretch the field and find an identity on offense has been a huge problem for the Patriots offense. Week 5 things do not get any easier for the future Hall Of Famer. The Bengals come to New England toting a solid pass defense. Cincinnati has only allowed 2 touchdowns through the air in their first for games. I like roughly 15 quarterbacks over him this week.
Sit: Andy Dalton @ Patriots (
New England’s defense was embarrassed on MNF vs the Chiefs. Cincy will try to mimic KC’s game plan and let Gio and Hill run and control the clock. The ball will not be in Dalton’s hands. Patriots will make adjustments, cover Green with Revis, rush with Chandler Jones. Patriots are mad and will make a statement. Unfortunately for Dalton, he’s one week late.
Fantasy Football Week 5 RB Advice
Start: Zac Stacy @Philadelphia
Coming off a bye week Zac Stacy has a solid match up on the road in Philadelphia. He appears to be involved in the passing game as well. Last week Frank Gore gashed the Eagles at home on the ground and with a long touchdown reception. I expect Stacy to get spoon fed early and often against an Eagles defense that is allowing 133 yards per game on the ground.
Start: Ben Tate @ Tennessee (
Tennessee is ranked 17th against the run allowing 119.5 yds/game. Cleveland is a run first oriented team. Crowell and West did more than just fill in nicely while Tate was out with injury. Tate needs to prove something this weekend to distance himself from the other 2 guys if he wants to be the 3 down back he always said he was.
Sit: CJ Spiller & Fred Jackson @ Detroit
CJ Spiller and The seemingly ageless Fred Jackson have combined for 0 rushing touchdowns in the first four weeks of the NFL season. Expecting that to change against a Detroit Lions run defense, yielding a tad over 80 yards per game is unlikely. I like Eddie Lacy, Andre Ellington, Bishop Sankey, Chris Ivory, Doug Martin, and Ahmad Bradshaw used as better options at running back this week.
Sit: Donald Brown vs NY Jets (
He is the only RB standing currently in SD so reps will be there. Yards and scores will not be. NYJ are #1 against the run allowing the fewest pts to opposing RB. Brown has 102 yards on 42 carries last three weeks. 2.42 YPC. Does not look good for Brown.
Fantasy Football Week 5 WR Advice
Start: Vincent Jackson @New Orleans
Vincent Jackson has has been quiet to start the season, real quiet. He is 73rd in the league in receiving which comes as a surprise. With rookie Mike Evans sidelined for a couple weeks with a groin injury, V-Jax's targets should increase. The change at quarterback with Mike Glennon should also increase Jackson's targets. I see a bust out week against a Saints defense that ranks near the bottom in passing. The Saints have given up 7 touchdowns in 4 games and are allowing opposing wide receivers to so whatever they want. Vincent Jackson is a clear cut top 15 option in week 5.
Start: Keenan Allen @ NY Jets (
Career highs in catches (10) and targets (12) last week. SD wants to get him the ball. Allen wants the ball. Playing in over 90% of snaps (also known for his blocking ability) the statistics will keep piling up. Expect him to exploit a weak NYJ secondary and provide owners with stud back to back weeks erasing the duds to begin the season. Allen is back.
Sit: Desean Jackson vs. Seattle
Any time a wide receiver plays against the Seahawks we think of Richard Sherman. D-Jax has the joy of facing them week 5 at home. Although Desean Jackson is a top 40 option this week, he is only averaging under 4 receptions a game. DeAndre Hopkins, Eddie Royal, Sammy Watkins, Brian Quick, and Golden Tate are all better options this week. Desean Jackson may have the fat cat syndrome. He is paid and his motivation does not match his contract.
Sit: Torrey Smith @Colts (
Torrey Smith finally showed life last week catching his first TD of the season, but I’m not willing to play TD roulette with him vs an Indy def that allows fewer than 10 catches per game to WR.
Fantasy Football Week 5 TE Advice
Start: Heath Miller @Jacksonville
As erratic as Heath Miller's production can be at times you have to give the almost 32 year old credit for his 10 year career. He is not the sexiest of fantasy picks, but after last week's 10 catch performance he has to be on fantasy owner's radars. Time to pick on the lonely Jaguars again with his match up this week. Miller is a top ten option this week easily. Jimmy Graham, Julius Thomas Martellus Bennett, Antonio Gates, Travis Kelce, Greg Olsen and Larry Donnell are the only tight ends I am higher on this week. Tight end is a position that can be streamed week to week.
Start: Travis Kelce @ SF (
Statistically this is a horrible matchup for as SF is very good defending the TE position. But good luck matching up against Kelce. KC finally is using him and finding him targets. Kelce torched NE for 8/93/1 and should be Alex Smith’s #1 guy after Charles ROS.
Sit: Jason Witten vs. Houston
There is no question Jason Witten is one of the best tight ends in NFL history. The Cowboys are using Demarco Murray like a bull in Madrid, Spain. Despite having his best week of the season last week Witten only has 15 receptions and has yet to reach pay dirt this season. History tells us that Jason Witten will be solid per usual but this week there are wiser plays. I like Jordan Cameron, Zach Ertz, Delanie Walker and Heath Miller as better options this week.
Sit: Vernon Davis vs KC (
Vernon Davis left last week’s game with a back injury. He is currently questionable (as of Wednesday) but says he is playing. Monitor his status during Friday’s practice but with someone like Davis with a back injury I’m not playing him even if he starts. No guarantee to play full game.
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