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Fantasy Football Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em in Week 5

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Welcome to our 4th installment of Start ‘em and Sit ‘em.  I try and not call out obvious decisions and make this productive for possible decisions that fantasy owner have to make.  We have done with for a few years with good results and great feedback.  We are now in bye week season with 6n teams being off and a ton of top running backs.  Last week we got back on track  going 10-3 in the Start ‘Em  and crushed it again in the Sit “em going 8-2.  Please feel free to direct any questions to me either below or on Twitter.   Let’s get to this week’s list;

Start ‘Em

  • Ben Roethlisburger – He gets the Tampa Bay defense, there is no way he is not a top 5 QB this week.
  • Nick Foles – For some reason ESPN has him 9th, he is averaging over 300 yards a week and the 49ers defense has been pretty awful versus the pass.
  • Matt Asiata – If you have him, this should be the week he plays like a RB2, the Falcons are so much worse on the road.
  • DeAngelo Williams – For the 1st time in a long time, he will have all the carries to himself.
  • Alfred Blue – It is not looking good for Foster this week, so he should be a solid RB2 with his expected volume.
  • Keenan Allen – With the matchup versus the Jaguars and his slow start this is a gamble but if he is going to break out this is the week.
  • Kelvin Benjamin – He has some drops but with no other options continues to rack up double digit targets.
  • Brandin Cooks – He has become Brees favorite WR target passing Colston.  Ride him versus the Cowboys.
  • Marcus Wheaton – Just ride everyone against the Bucs.
  • Jordan Matthews – The 49ers have struggled big time versus slot receivers.
  • Larry Donnell – Still looks to be the 2nd favorite target of Eli Manning.

 

 

Bench ‘Em

  • Matt Ryan – You may have to start him due to bye weeks but he is so much worse on the road and especially outside.
  • Cam Newton – He does not look right, not running and if you are putting all your eggs in the Carolina passing game,  gamble somewhere else.
  • Rashad Jennings – You have to start him but the Washington team has been very solid versus the run so temper those expectations.
  • J. Spiller – He just does not get enough touches to warrant a start even in a large bye week.  I do not expect more than 50 -60 total yards and zero touchdowns.
  • Frank Gore – The Eagles have been stout versus the run and this could be another week that Kap throws it all over the field to keep up with the Eagles.
  • Andre Johnson – He has been passed by Hopkins as the #1 WR target,   I do not seeing it getting better against a tough Bills defense.
  • Mike Wallace – The Raiders have been very tough versus the pass and with the shaky QB play in Miami,  I would not be confident.
  • DeSean Jackson – He looked great last week in a revenge game but is still gimpy and on short week, will be tough for him to bounce back.
  • Marques Colston – He got bailed out by a td last week but the targets are not there to start him unless desperate.
  • Jason Witten – The Cowboy are not looking to him in any capacity other than run blocking.

 

I wish everyone luck this year and let’s all have a great week and let me know if you have any questions.

 

Fantasy Mike

This Article Was Written By Mike Dietrich

Mike Dietrich

Mike Dietrich is the fantasy football columnist for JetNation.