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Week 5 FF Start'em and Sit'em

Here we are, week five in the fantasy football world. Week four was slightly better to the Guru. We just have to hope that week four continues to grow. Although it is still early, each week can be a critical one. Especially when you are playing for some big money.

While there was some quality play last week, remember we do not chase points. Just because a player explodes on the scene, does not necessarily mean that we should run right out, grab him, and start him. Grab him maybe but wait to start him until we see some positive trends. Thus, in saying all of that let us take a look at who to play and who to not play in week five.



Sam Darnold - Carolina Panthers

Darnold is showing why he was the third overall pick in the 2018 Draft. He has a solid cast of characters around him. Even with star RB Christian McCaffrey out for another week. Look for The Panthers offense to pick apart an Eagles secondary that is ailing and gave up chunks to the Chiefs last week.

Running Back

Josh Jacobs - Las Vegas Raiders

Jacobs surprisingly played on Monday Night and looked good doing it. That being said, again watch the injury report for him. He has a good matchup against an aggressive Chicago Bears defense. This should give the RB an opportunity to catch some passes out of the backfield as well.

Wide Receiver

Corey Davis - New York Jets

Davis had a big revenge game against the Tennessee Titans last week. The Jets have another friendly pass defense this weekend against the Atlanta Falcons in England. The Falcons air defense was taken down by Taylor Heinicke and the Washington Football Team last week. Look for Zach Wilson and The Jets to have good success this week.

Tight End

Dalton Schultz - Dallas Cowboys

Schultz is the real deal at TE. Keep him in your lineup this week against a weak New York Giants pass defense. Especially with the loss of Blake Martinez in the middle. Schultz could find himself with a huge day statistically.


New England Patriots

The Patriots play the Houston Texans. No Tyrod Taylor in Houston has been a bad omen. They refuse to start Deshaun Watson and will continue to drag along the bottom with Davis MIlls. Until they make a move with Watson or get Taylor back they will be the pinata of the NFL.



Ben Roethlisberger - Pittsburgh Steelers

There is something wrong with Big Ben and I cannot figure it out. Mike Tomlin says he has a sore hip. Who knows? I mean his play has been so bad that people are calling for Mason Rudolph to play. Whatever the case, keep Big Ben down this week. Unless you have no other option.

Running Back

Myles Gaskin - Miami Dolphins

Gaskin was thought to be a big part of the Dolphins offense this season. Hence, he has not scored double digit fantasy points since week one. Now the Dolphins have trailed in all their games since then so there is that. Nonetheless, stay away from him in week five against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Wide Receiver

Courtland Sutton - Denver Broncos

Sutton has one big thing playing against him this week, Drew Lock. There is a slight possibility that Teddy Bridgewater plays but I believe that is an outside shot. Sutton has the most targets on the offense, but with no Teddy Two Gloves, there is no Sutton.

Tight End

Maxx Williams - Arizona Cardinals

Week against the San Francisco 49ers is why we are sitting the young Cardinals TE. The Niners did a great job last week against the TEs of the Seattle Seahawks and expect nothing different this week.


Cincinnati Bengals

This is a bad play in week five. The Bengals have the Packers in week five. Leave them on your bench because Aaron Rodgers and company have found their groove and will make the Bengals define their wish and find Carol Baskin.



Chuba Hubbard - RB, Carolina Panthers

Hubbard is averaging 14 touches over the last two games. He is also playing a defense that has rendered the second most fantasy points to RBs on the season. This may be the last week you start him as a solid RB1 or RB2. It sounds like Run CMC is ready to return soon.


Buffalo Bills

The Bills have shut out 2 of their last three opponents. Yes, it was Miami and The Houston Texans. However, a shutout is a shutout. When you do that to teams you are supposed to, that is what looks good. I like them as a stream against the Kansas City Chiefs this week. Do not be surprised if they play well and keep Patrick Mahomes and company from scoring a lot of points.

That is your week 5 lineup. Remember to email Sean with any fantasy questions throughout the week at You can also find him on Twitter @RatPackFFGuru.

Good Luck!!


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