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Fantasy Football Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em: Week 5 lineup advice, best matchups, DFS picks



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The Week 5 fantasy begin ’em, sit ’em choices don’t get any simpler, are they? Heading into Week 5, backups QBs Trey Lance and Drew Lock appear poised to begin, whereas handcuff RBs Damien Williams and Samaje Perine would possibly immediately be thrust into high-volume roles. Whenever there is a QB change, the ripple results are felt all through all the staff, making many query their WRs and TEs and search lineup recommendation. As all the time, SN’s Vinnie Iyer, aka “The Decider,” is right here to assist these in season-long leagues and people in search of DFS suggestions.

It’s necessary to keep in mind that we’ve an early-morning Sunday kickoff this week, because the Jets and Falcons are set to do battle in London. Don’t get caught off guard and depart any key Falcons and Jets in your bench (or in your lineup) by chance. 

Fantasy Football Week 5 Start ‘Em: Quarterbacks

QB must-starts

  1. Josh Allen, Bills (at KC)
  2. Kyler Murray, Cardinals (vs. SF)
  3. Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs (vs. BUF)
  4. Dak Prescott, Cowboys (vs. NYG)
  5. Lamar Jackson, Ravens (vs. IND)
  6. Matthew Stafford, Rams (at SEA)
  7. Tom Brady, Buccaneers (at MIA)
  8. Russell Wilson, Seahawks (vs. LAR)
  9. Aaron Rodgers, Packers (at CIN)
  10. Jalen Hurts, Eagles (at CAR)
  11. Justin Herbert, Chargers (vs. CLE)

Stronger begins

Joe Burrow, Bengals (vs. GB). Burrow will ship in a shootout with Rodgers with no Jaire Alexander in protection and getting again to full power at huge receiver down a working again.

Daniel Jones, Giants (at DAL). There’s working, passing quantity, and manufacturing available reverse Dak Prescott, and Jones ought to put up one other week of pleasing all-around digits.

Kirk Cousins, Vikings (vs. DET). Cousins confronted a tricky protection at house final week and underwhelmed. He’ll return to working over a foul protection at house.

Trey Lance, 49ers (if he begins, vs. ARI). Jimmy G has much less attraction right here, however Lance riffing off Kyler Murray sounds nice to us.

Sam Darnold, Panthers (vs. PHI). Darnold will maintain getting it finished in some kind, and he ought to be busy throwing vs. Hurts at house.

Derek Carr, Raiders (vs. CHI). The Bears’ protection performs higher at house and has sufficient secondary holes behind the cross rush of former Raider Khalil Mack.

Ryan Tannehill, Titans (at JAX). Tannehill will make the most of a get-well recreation with hopefully some higher receiving well being.

Taylor Heinicke, Washington (vs. NO). He’s on fireplace and might do what Daniel Jones did towards this protection in what’s one other sneaky great place.

DFS cut price

Mac Jones, Patriots (at HOU, $5,300 on DraftKings, $6,700 on FanDuel). Jones can drop 250 yards and two TDs towards one other weak cross protection on the street.

Jacoby Brissett, Dolphins (at TB, $5,200 on DraftKings, $6,300 on FanDuel). Brissett will get the protection Mac Jones dinked and dunked on effectively in Week 4. That’s his recreation, plus just a little speeding.

Streamer particular

Zach Wilson, Jets (at ATL in London). Wilson had his best recreation by far towards the Titans, falling simply wanting 300 yards and two TDs, and he can roast the Falcons in Tottenham.

WEEK 5 PPR RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

Fantasy Football Week 5 Sit ‘Em: Quarterbacks

Weaker begins

Matt Ryan, Falcons (vs. NYJ in London). The Jets are onerous to cross on, so Atlanta ought to win extra with working quantity and well timed, overachieving protection.

Trevor Lawrence, Jaguars (vs. TEN). Even although the man rookie Zach Wilson had nice success on this protection at house, Jacksonville ought to be extra dedicated to run down a key wideout.

Justin Fields, Bears (if he begins, at LV). You nonetheless cannot go there till you see some working and touchdowns.

Baker Mayfield, Browns (at LAC). He appears skittish and inaccurate in the intervening time, and the Chargers on the street will not assist repair that.

Jameis Winston, Saints (at WAS). The matchup numbers would possibly say “yes,” however the utilization and unpredictability say “no.”

Jared Goff, Lions (at MIN). He will not put up sufficient towards an enhancing cross protection in rubbish time.

Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers (vs. DEN). Big Ben, small stats.

Deep traps

Carson Wentz, Colts (at BAL), Drew Lock/Teddy Bridgewater, Broncos (at PIT)

WEEK 5 STANDARD RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

Fantasy Football Week 5 Start ‘Em: Running backs

RB must-starts

  1. Derrick Henry, Titans (at JAX)
  2. Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys (vs. NYG)
  3. Alvin Kamara, Saints (at WAS)
  4. Aaron Jones, Packers (at CIN)
  5. Nick Chubb, Browns (at LAC)
  6. Dalvin Cook, Vikings (vs. DET)
  7. Saquon Barkley, Giants (at DAL)
  8. Antonio Gibson, Washington (vs. NO)
  9. Austin Ekeler, Chargers (vs. CLE)
  10. Jonathan Taylor, Colts (at BAL)
  11. James Robinson, Jaguars (vs. TEN)
  12. Kareem Hunt, Browns (at LAC)
  13. Chris Carson, Seahawks (vs. LAR)
  14. Darrell Henderson, Rams (at SEA)
  15. Najee Harris, Steelers (vs. DEN)
  16. D’Andre Swift, Lions (at MIN)
  17. Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Chiefs (vs. BUF)

Stronger begins

Damien Harris, Patriots (at HOU). Harris ought to get again on monitor towards a foul run protection after working into the Buccaneers’ wall in Week 4.

Chase Edmonds, Cardinals (vs. SF). He and James Conner maintain getting it finished in numerous methods as completely different performs, so you’ll be able to’t relaxation him towards a immediately struggling Niners run protection.

Damien Williams, Bears (at LV). He ought to be beginning for David Montgomery (knee) and can ship strong supersub stats within the desert.

Chuba Hubbard, Panthers (vs. PHI). You’re counting totally on quantity right here, and the Eagles are likely to dare groups to run.

Mike Davis and Cordarrelle Patterson, Falcons (vs. NYJ in London). They each scored in Week 4, and count on Arthur Smith to comply with the Titans swimsuit and pound away throughout the pond.

Zack Moss, Bills (at KC). Moss ought to be busy towards a susceptible entrance seven, and Devin Singletary might additionally return some deep-league flex worth.

Trey Sermon, 49ers (at ARI). Elijah Mitchell (shoulder) is perhaps again, however Sermon is trying nice and may push for a 100 yards and a TD taking part in off Trey Lance.

Tony Pollard, Cowboys (vs. NYG). He has some flex attraction at house when Ezekiel Elliott is doing his factor.

DFS bargains

Leonard Fournette, Buccaneers (at MIA, $5,200 on DraftKings, $6,400 on FanDuel). Tampa Bay discovered its best working recreation when wanted in New England, and that is additionally the best method to assault the Dolphins.

Kenneth Gainwell, Eagles (at CAR, $4,900 on DraftKings, $5,700 on FanDuel). He’s beginning to get the important thing touches in Philadelphia’s backfield, and the rookie can return some worth towards a Panthers protection that acquired gashed by the Cowboys.

WEEK 5 DFS LINEUPS: FanDuel | DraftKings | Yahoo

Fantasy Football Week 5 Sit ‘Em: Running backs

Weaker begins

Josh Jacobs, Raiders (vs. CHI). He’s again, however he would not look proper and the matchup is horrible.

Miles Sanders, Eagles (at CAR). Things maintain trending within the unsuitable course for him, and you’ll’t belief his touches.

Latavius Murray, Ravens (vs. IND). The working recreation is beginning to underwhelm with the replacements, and there could possibly be one other utilization pivot.

Melvin Gordon III and Javonte Williams, Broncos (at PIT). They cannot get both going effectively in harder matchups.

Samaje Perine, Bengals (vs. GB). He’s the primary man up for Joe Mixon (ankle), however the recreation script would possibly push utilization towards rookie Chris Evans in a foul break up.

Michael Carter, Jets (at. ATL in London). The Falcons are usually higher in run protection than leaky cross protection.

All Dolphins (at TB). No means.

Ronald Jones, Buccaneers (vs. MIA), Darrel Williams, Chiefs (vs. BUF) and Alex Collins, Seahawks (vs. LAR). Don’t go chasing TDs of lesser commitee backs from the earlier week.

MORE Week 5 DFS: Best stacks | Lineup Builder

Fantasy Football Week 5 Start ‘Em: Wide receivers

WR must-starts

  1. Davante Adams, Packers (at CIN)
  2. Justin Jefferson, Vikings (vs. DET)
  3. Stefon Diggs, Bills (vs. KC).
  4. DeAndre Hopkins, Cardinals (vs. SF)
  5. Cooper Kupp, Rams (at SEA)
  6. Tyreek Hill, Chiefs (vs. BUF)
  7. Adam Thielen, Vikings (vs. DET)
  8. Terry McLaurin, Washington (vs. NO)
  9. D.J. Moore, Panthers (vs. PHI)
  10. Ja’Marr Chase, Bengals (vs. GB)
  11. A.J. Brown, Titans (if he performs, at JAX)
  12. Allen Robinson II, Bears (at LV)
  13. Chris Godwin, Buccaneers (at MIA)
  14. CeeDee Lamb, Cowboys (vs. NYG)
  15. Calvin Ridley, Falcons (at NYJ)
  16. Deebo Samuel, 49ers (vs. ARI)
  17. Mike Williams, Chargers (vs. CLE)
  18. Amari Cooper, Cowboys (vs. DAL)
  19. Keenan Allen, Chargers (vs. CLE)
  20. Mike Evans, Buccaneers (vs. MIA)
  21. DK Metcalf, Seahawks (vs. LAR)
  22. Tyler Lockett, Seahawks (at LAR)
  23. Marquise Brown, Ravens (vs. IND)

Stronger begins

Corey Davis and Jamison Crowder, Jets (vs. ATL in London). They acquired it finished work effectively off one another for Wilson in Week 4 and get one other weak cornerback group to assault exterior deep and inside brief.

Brandin Cooks, Texans (vs. NE). It’s a revenge recreation for the previous Patriot, and though the matchup is hard and he ought to be keyed on, he ought to do some extra pleasing rubbish work this week.

Tyler Boyd, Bengals (vs. GB). Boyd retains it going as Cincinnati schemes him open away from Ja’Marr Chase.

Robert Woods, Rams (at SEA). Woods wanted a garbage-time TD final week to bust his droop, and also you gotta determine the Rams will use him extra on this shootout.

Marvin Jones Jr. and Laviska Shenault Jr., Jaguars (vs. TEN). They get a pleasant goal bump with out DJ Chark (ankle), and the sport script can add as much as a pleasant catch and yardage whole.

Kenny Golladay, Giants (at DAL). Golladay is unlikely to see Trevon Diggs all recreation, and he is feeling it with Daniel Jones now.

Jakobi Meyers, Patriots (at HOU). Meyers is their most dependable receiver working the slot, and he would possibly even get his first NFL TD right here.

Darnell Mooney, Bears (at LV). Mooney wants Justin Fields to supply best, however the Raiders’ cornerbacks are nonetheless overrated.

Emmanuel Sanders, Bills (at KC). Sanders can be wanted on this shootout to make massive performs reverse Stefon Diggs.

DFS bargains

Tee Higgins, Bengals (vs. GB, $5,000 on DraftKings, $6,700 on FanDuel). Higgins ought to return from his shoulder damage with prolonged day without work and steps into a pleasant matchup away from Ja’Marr Chase with no Jaire Alexander in protection for the Packers anyplace exterior.

Hunter Renfrow, Raiders (vs. CHI, $4,900 on DraftKings, $5,800 on FanDuel). Renfrow retains getting it finished as Derek Carr’s most constant receiver, and the Bears have simply sufficient hassle with the slot to belief he can put collectively one other strong efficiency to get good return.

DeVante Parker, Dolphins (vs. TB, $5,400 on DraftKings, $5,700 on FanDuel). There’s no Will Fuller V (finger), and Jacoby Brissett is firing his means typically when not going to tight finish. The Bucs’ secondary additionally has nobody left to cowl the savvy veteran effectively in what ought to be a recreation of excessive passing quantity.

Fantasy Football Week 5 Sit ‘Em: Wide receivers

Weaker begins

Courtland Sutton, Broncos (vs. PIT). Lock hurts and helps him on the similar time, however this matchup is tough when not working inside.

Diontae Johnson, Steelers (vs. DEN). Avoid this low-scoring recreation for passing and receiving manufacturing.

Antonio Brown, Buccaneers (vs. MIA). He will not be wanted for giant performs as Tom Brady dinks and dunks and the Bucs run all around the Dolphins.

Odell Beckham Jr, Browns (at LAC). The connection downfield stays off with Baker Mayfield, and the Chargers can comprise OBJ deep.

DeVonta Smith, Eagles (at CAR). This is a greater spot for the Eagles to run than throw to wideouts.

Jaylen Waddle, Dolphins (vs. TB). No Tua Tagovailoa (ribs) makes this higher for the intermediate veterans than the speedy and fast rookie.

Michael Pittman Jr., Colts (at BAL). He’s been Indy’s No. 1, however the Ravens’ cornerbacks can work to bottle him up.

Henry Ruggs III, Raiders (vs. CHI). He can be shut down by rising protection star Jaylon Johnson.

Cole Beasley, Bills (at KC). The utilization of Emmanuel Sanders and the working backs, plus Josh Allen throwing extra to Dawson Knox, hurts Beasley’s worth.

Deep traps

A.J. Green, Cardinals (vs. SF), Tim Patrick, Broncos (vs. PIT), JuJu Smith-Schuster, Steelers (vs. DEN)

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Fantasy Football Week 5 Start ‘Em: Tight ends

TE must-starts

  1. Travis Kelce, Chiefs (vs. BUF)
  2. Darren Waller, Raiders (vs. CHI)
  3. Mark Andrews, Ravens (vs. IND)
  4. George Kittle, 49ers (at ARI)
  5. T.J. Hockenson, Lions (at MIN)
  6. Dallas Goedert, Eagles (at CAR)
  7. Kyle Pitts, Falcons (at NYJ in London)
  8. Noah Fant, Broncos (at PIT)

Stronger begins

Dawson Knox, Bills (at KC). Knox is locked in with Josh Allen, particularly within the pink zone, and the Chiefs cannot cowl him effectively.

Mike Gesicki, Dolphins (vs. TB). Gesicki from Jacoby Brissett continues to work properly for Miami.

Dalton Schultz, Cowboys (vs. NYG). He’s scoring on the common now, and he is nonetheless the popular man for Dak Prescott over Blake Jarwin.

Hunter Henry and Jonnu Smith, Patriots (at HOU). They ought to each rating once more for Mac Jones as a result of the Texans don’t have any solutions for both.

Tyler Conklin, Vikings (vs. DET). The Vikings’ optimistic recreation script and rebound in speeding success means Conklin can be on the market most with Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen and the matchup is terrific.

DFS cut price

Austin Hooper, Browns (at LAC, $3,200 on DraftKings, $4,900 on FanDuel). Hooper acquired his regular targets on a off day from Baker Mayfield, and the Chargers have proved to be most susceptible to working backs and tight ends within the passing recreation extra so than wideouts.

Fantasy Football Week 5 Sit ‘Em: Tight ends

Weaker begins

Tyler Higbee, Rams (at SEA). The matchup is nice, however the targets are onerous to count on given the huge receivers doing work.

Robert Tonyan, Packers (at CIN). The Bengals ought to get Jessie Bates again to assist cowl him, and Aaron Rodgers will go extra to his wideouts once more.

Jared Cook, Chargers (at CLE). Cook can return to not doing a lot with the wideouts bouncing again.

Cameron Brate, Buccaneers (at MIA). Should Gronk (ribs) miss one other recreation, it is onerous to belief him now.

Evan Engram, Giants (at DAL). He’s getting misplaced within the land of higher huge receivers.

Maxx Williams, Cardinals (vs. SF). His manufacturing will be hit-or-miss given all their weapons, and a second X would not mark the spot this week

Fantasy Football Week 5 Start ‘Em: Defenses

Defense must-starts

  1. Patriots (at HOU)
  2. Steelers (vs. DEN)
  3. Broncos (at PIT)
  4. Buccaneers (vs. MIA)
  5. Ravens (vs. IND)

Stronger begins

Cardinals (vs. SF). They would possibly quit some manufacturing to Trey Lance, however they’ll additionally get some sacks and takeaways.

Raiders (vs. CHI). There can be sacks and perhaps an enormous turnover obtainable from Justin Fields.

Cowboys (vs. NYG). Daniel Jones is defending the ball, however Trevon Diggs can change that quick.

Falcons (vs. NYJ). The Titans did not work out effectively towards the Jets final week, however there are a couple of guys to disrupt New York up entrance with a optimistic recreation script.

Washington (vs. NO). They have been unhealthy, however this looks like a time to get a pick-six from Winston.

Bears (at LV). The Raiders will quit extra stress, and Derek Carr is certain to make a mistake or two alongside together with his respectable day.

DFS cut price

Vikings (vs. DET, $3,000 on DraftKings $3,900 on FanDuel). The Vikings performed effectively towards the Browns however acquired run over. That will not occur towards the Lions, and large turnovers are doable towards Jared Goff.

Fantasy Football Week 5 Sit ‘Em: Defenses

Weaker begins

Saints (at WAS). There’s a notion Taylor Heinicke is sloppy with the ball, however it’s not true.

Browns (at LAC). Not towards Justin Herbert and Austin Ekeler, and so forth.

Panthers (vs. PHI). Jalen Hurts could make some errors, however Philadelphia additionally will carry the factors.

Titans (at JAX). It’s onerous to go there after the Jets debacle.

Chargers (vs. CLE) and Rams (vs. SEA). Not towards these offenses for L.A.

Bills (at KC) and Chiefs (vs. BUF). Not towards these offenses, interval.

Packers (at CIN). They haven’t got sufficient cross protection pop for Joe Burrow.

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