Fantasy Football Week 5 Starts and Sits Each Position

Fantasy Football Week 5 Starts and Sits Each Position

Fantasy football Start or Sit Week 5 2014

Are your current fantasy football team members like New England Patriots’ Tom Brady failing your fantasy team? Are you tired of hoping Larry Fitzgerald will have a breakout week, or that Toby Gerhart will finally start running instead of strolling? Here are some starts and sits for your Week 5 fantasy football lineups which might just help you set your game-winning roster.

Start Them


Ben Roethlisberger should go off big against the Jacksonville Jaguars, who rank dead-last in defending the position.

Russell Wilson has a matchup in Washington who just allowed Eli Manning four passing and one rushing touchdown. Wilson should bank here.

Jay Cutler faces the Carolina Panthers who’ve been allowing an average of 20 fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks, thus far.

Joe Flacco if you haven’t noticed has been pretty stellar and should continue to do well against the Colts, the NFL’s 11th-worst ranked defense against quarterbacks.

Cam Newton could have his opportunity to finally not disappoint his fantasy owners against Chicago, who has allowed seven passing touchdowns and 1,039 yards to quarterbacks this year.

Austin Davis – who? The St. Louis Rams backup to the backup will get the start over Shaun Hill. The Eagles are allowing the second-most fantasy points, so if you need a backup this week, or have a two QB league, Davis is poised for a pleasant matchup.


Running Backs:

Chris Ivory makes a decent start against the Chargers as he is seeing the bulk of the Jets’ targets. RB2 material against San Diego’s ninth-worst rush defense.

Khiry Robinson against Tampa Bay who have allowed 105 rushing plays so far over four weeks. He’s currently rushing at 5.4 yards per carry.

Doug Martin plays against New Orleans who just let DeMarco Murray destroy them with 92 rushing yards and three total touchdowns. Martin could reach RB1 numbers in Week 5.

Rashad Jennings don’t let that poor performance from last week scare you. Jennings plays against Atlanta who is the absolute worst in defending running back, allowing the most fantasy points, yards, and touchdowns to the position.


Wide Receivers:

Victor Cruz is edging his way back into a natural start and he faces the Falcons who’ve allowed 677 yards to the position over four weeks.

DeAndre Hopkins is having a great season with three touchdowns already. Looks of him to continue the pace against the Cowboys who’ve allowed 547 receiving yards over four weeks.

Brian Quick plays against the Philadelphia Eagles who have given up the third most fantsasy points to the position. Quick should continue his scoring streak.

Kelvin Benjamin makes a great start as usual for a WR2 against the Bears ninth-ranked defense. Allowing 697 yards and six receiving touchdowns, makes him too hard to sit if you need someone at this level.

T.Y. Hilton plays the Ravens whose pass defense has allowed 489 yards to the position over the past two weeks.

Percy Harvin against Washington where Russell Wilson should go wild boosts Harvins’ chances to score even more in Week 5.

Allen Hurns makes a must start as a flex because pretty much the whole Jaguars’ receiving corps is out. Plus the Steelers have allowed over 673 yards to WR’s over four weeks.


Tight Ends:

Delanie Walker is definitely a start these days as he ranks second in receiving yards for his position. The Browns have allowed two scores over three weeks and Walker is dominating his role.

Health Miller sees a boost this week against Jacksonville who have allowed four scores by tight ends this season.

Larry Donnell is still a good play in Week 5 despite the tougher matchup with the Falcons. Who can’t start a guy who caught three touchdowns the previous week?

Antonio Gates should rebound in Week 5 against the NY Jets who have let three scores slip past opposing tight ends the past two weeks.

Owen Daniels makes a TE2 against the Colts who have given up four touchdowns so far this season.

Jordan Cameron should be rested and healthy and ready to face the Titans who’ve just let two touchdowns slip by to tight ends last week. Oops.



Packers vs. Vikings on a short week with a rookie quarterback could cause chaos.

Bengals vs. Tom Brady and the Patriots – yes, please. They’re rested and ready to pick up where the Chiefs left off.

Steelers vs. Jaguars should allow for points to be scored with turnovers.

Chargers vs. Jets it’s always a given that you’ll get a couple of reckless turnovers out of Geno Smith.


Sit Them


Tom Brady has had enough chances and he keeps blowing it. He’s a sit against the Cincinnati Bengals, who have awarded opposing quarterbacks the least amount of fantasy points so far.

Kirk Cousins this experiment came crashing down horribly last week, and he shouldn’t be trusted this week against a rested Seattle defense.

Andy Dalton versus New England. The Bengals could easily follow suit in a similar way that the Kansas City Chiefs did by running the heck all over the Patriots diminished rush defense.

Tony Romo against Houston’s 10th best defense against quarterbacks could have Romo erring. Murray, however should thrive, meaning less passing from the veteran and less points.


Running Backs:

Reggie Bush/Joique Bell face the Buffalo Bills who haven’t allowed one score to a running back this season. Bush only has flex value if he gets PPR points for catches. Otherwise neither are good options.

Bishop Sankey did score his first touchdown last week, but he’ll ease into more action and in Week 5 he faces the Ravens who have only let two rushing scores slip through.

Montee Ball is an awful start against the Arizona Cardinals who rank first in defending running backs, only surrendering 142 rushing yards and two scores over three games.

Toby Gerhart not sure when he’ll ever be a start at a miserable 2.6 yards per carry.  The Jags will to pass the ball in an attempt to keep up with Pittsburgh.

Stevan Ridley/Shane Vereen right now the Patriots’ offense is a mess and in order for New England to try to stay neck and neck with Cincinnati, they’ll throw the ball, leaving little touches for these guys.

Donald Brown should sit unless you are expecting nothing more than flex numbers in Week 5. At a lame 2.0 yards per carry, Brown was awful against the Jags last week, where he should have shined.


Wide Receivers:

Cordarrelle Patterson has been a disappointment overall to fantasy owners and Thursday Night Football with a rookie quarterback facing Green Bay who has only allowed three touchdowns to the position isn’t a great outlook.

Kendall Wright has a tough matchup against the Browns who have allowed the second-fewest fantasy points and only one touchdown to the position.

Anquan Boldin really hasn’t been seen much action since Week 1 and the Chiefs aren’t exactly giving to opposing wideouts.

Larry Fitzgerald is sad to mention as a sit, but he’s just not being involved enough in the Cardinals’ passing game to bring much relevance to the table. Week 5 against Denver isn’t exactly going to be his breakout week.

Sammy Watkins should be observed with Kyle Orton this week before you start him out of the gate. It’s too bad the rookies’ talents are being swept under the mat by inadequacies in the QB department.


Tight Ends:

Dwayne Allen has a brutal game ahead, and faces the best defense against tight ends who have not let one touchdown score past them, and only 141 total yards to the position.

Jared Cook plays the Eagles who have allowed the fifth least fantasy points to the position. Plus his quarterback might still be holding a grudge for the shoving incident.

Jason Witten beware as you likely have no better options. He’s being slighted in the passing game and the Texans allow the fifth fewest points to the position.



Patriots vs Bengals not a great idea against a well-rested offense who will be waiting to eat on KC’s sloppy seconds.

Colts vs. Ravens who are just getting the job done, scoring an average of 29 offensive points per game.

Giants vs Falcons who are just scoring way too many offensive points to keep contained. Sit your Giants’ D this week.

Cardinals are rested but so are the Broncos who at home will be fired up to avenge their overtime loss to the Seahawks.

Broncos against the Cardinals who’ve racked up an average of 336 yards per game won’t make for many fantasy points from Denver in Week 5.

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