Fantasy Football Week 5: Sit'em

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Sit’Em QB’s: Daniel Jones, Dereck Carr, Marcus Mariota, Mason Rudolph, Washington QB’s

Daniel Jones has won both of the games that he has started. Up next are the Vikings that have 11 sacks in four games, three interceptions, and three fumble recoveries. This will be a tough matchup for Daniel Jones, so I suggest you think twice before starting him. Sit Derek Carr this matchup is not for him. I have the Bears defense as a must-start for a reason people. Carr will not have time to throw the ball, which will end up getting the sack and throwing interceptions. Baltimore has dropped its productivity in defense after week 2 and hasn’t looked the same. Week 5 they go visit the Steelers at Heinz Field for a divisional matchup, which looks like a bounce-back game for the Baltimore defense. Mason Rudolph has not looked real good. He looked alright against the Bengals in week 4, but let’s be honest its the Bengals. Baltimore is going to make it hard on Mason Rudolph week 5. I wouldn’t trust Mason this week. Washington does not really have a clear QB starter. I suggest sitting any Washington QB that starts. Case Keenum, Dwayne Haskins, and Colt McCoy are a sit. 

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Sit’Em RB’s: Frank Gore, Jordan Howard, Wayne Gallman, James Conner, LeSean McCoy

Devin Singletary might be back in week 5 and that will take some carries away from Frank Gore. Even if Singletary doesn’t play I don’t like Frank Gores matchup against the Titans that are playing good defense. I know he just put up points against the Patriots just last week. Jordan Howard looked great week four. This week it sounds like he can have another big day versus the Jets defense. But do not be fooled. The Jets have been pretty good on the stopping the run. I have only let one team hit triple digits (Bills). You might also want to sit Miles Sanders. I don’t see much rushing yards in this one. In PPR formats maybe there will be a bit more of production. Eagles have thrown to their backs almost equally. Miles with 10 targets and Jordan with 9. Giants seem not to miss Barkley much last week with Gallman putting in work. This week he is a sit for me when he faces a good front line in the Vikings. Do not see the production in this one. Sit Gallman. Back to the Bills and Titans. James Conner, he has just not been able to perform. Sure he had a bounce-back game against the Bengals, but week 5 he is going up against a Baltimore defense. Sure, they got destroyed by Nick Chubb 165 yards on the ground. The team total of 193 rushing yards. Yes, it sounds like a nice match up, but Conner is having too much trouble running the ball this first quarter of the NFL season. LeSean McCoy is still dealing with an ankle injury. He has been limited in practices, leaving us unknown of his status to play week 5. If he is active I will still sit him this week and go with Darrel Williams.

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Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

Sit’Em WR’s: Aj Brown, Robby Anderson, John Brown, Sammy Watkins, Mohamed Sanu

A.J. Brown had a game week 4, but week 5 they face off against a Buffalo Bills defense that has 7 INT in four games. Still not knowing the status of Sam Darnold for week 5 doesn’t change the way I feel about starting Robby Anderson. Robby has been quite the first quarter of the 2019 season, and it looks it will continue this upcoming week. If Sam plays he gets a bit of a boost in deeper leagues. John Brown had 11 targets against the Patriots and caught five of them for 69 yards. Now Josh Allen is still at concussion protocol. That really doesn’t help John for his fantasy value this week and the fact that the Titans are playing good defense is a no go for me on Brown. Sammy Watkins started the year off hot racking up points for his fantasy owners. But since week 1 he has not been able to hit 70 yards through the air. Also, targets have dropped this past few weeks. Mohamed Sanu was targeted big last week, with 12 targets and 9 receptions for 91 yards.  Do not expect the same volume this week versus the Houston Texans. The matchup sounds just right for another big game but I don’t see it happening.