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BucDad's Week 5 Start 'Em/Sit 'Em

Quarterbacks:

Start 'Em

Kyler Murray, ARI (proj. 22 pts) Wk 5 @NYJ: Although the passing numbers may not always be there for Murray, the scoring and rushing will come through at the end. Very solid QB1 against a mediocre Jets defense.


Teddy Bridgewater, CAR (proj. 17.4 pts) Wk 5 @ATL: After having his best game in Week 4 against the Cardinals, he will look to continue his success against a soft Falcons defense who is allowing the second-most passing yards per game.


Sit 'Em

Carson Wentz, PHI (proj. 16 pts) Wk 5 @PIT: Wentz may have led the Eagles to their first win on Sunday, and he may have a newfound nose for the endzone as he has 3 rushing TDs in 2020(tying his total for his first four seasons), unfortunately for Wentz, a tough Pittsburgh defense will be waiting to fix that.



Running backs

Start 'Em

Clyde Edwards-Helaire, KC (proj. 19.8 pts) Wk 5 vs LV: With a huge fantasy floor for the rookie, look for him to continue with a favorable matchup against a Las Vegas Raiders defense that is allowing the most fantasy points per game to backfields.


Mike Davis, CAR (proj. 17.9 pts) Wk 5 @ATL: Being the featured back for one more week with Christan McCaffrey still out, enjoy the RB1 production while it lasts.


James Robinson, JAX (proj 16.1 pts) Wk 5 @HOU: The Texans have been one of the best top-five matchups so far this season, so consider him a solid RB2 option in all formats.

Sit 'Em

Darrell Henderson, LAR (proj. 10.4 pts) Wk 5 vs WSH: With Malcolm Brown carrying the load as the healthy back, the backfield could get a lot more crowded as rookie Cam Akers hopes to return this week. It'd be best to avoid all three backs this week until the mess gets sorted out.


Joshua Kelley, LAC (proj. 13.5 pts) Wk 5 @NO: Although Kelley is stepping in as the featured back on Monday night against New Orleans, he's doing defense that is still rising.


Jonathan Taylor, IND ( proj. 14.4 pts) Wk 5 vs CLE: Cleveland has allowed the 10th-fewest fantasy points to backs, he may still meet his projection. This week's matchup is still not worth the risk starting unless in dire need of a FLEX option.


Myles Gaskin, MIA (proj. 13.0) Wk 5 @SF: In this week's matchup against a 49ers defense allowing the fewest fantasy points to backfields, Gaskin may be worth a FLEX option due to the fact that he could see a dozen or more touches, but he wouldn't be worth starting.



Wide Receiver:

Start 'Em

Adam Theilen, MIN (proj. 17.2 pts) Wk 5 @SEA: The Seahawks have allowed the most fantasy points to wide receivers, Theilen looks to be a solid WR1/WR2 option in all formats this week.


Robby Anderson, CAR (proj. 15.2 pts) Wk 5 @ATL: Rated as a strong WR2 option among the first half of the season, Anderson could add to his outstanding performances with his first touchdown on Sunday against the Falcons (whose secondary has allowed the most TD catches this season)


CeeDee Lamb, DAL (proj. 11.3 pts) Wk 5 vs NYG: Even though Gallup may outproduce Lamb in some weeks, the rookie has earned a solid FLEX/WR3 option with his play. Lamb could add to his touchdown total against the Giants after catching his first pair last Sunday.


Sit

Robert Woods, LAR (proj. 13.8 pts) Wk 5 @WSH: His volume of targets has earned him a solid WR2 spot but against Washington's secondary allowing the second-fewest fantasy points to wideouts, he should be benched this week if owners have a better option.


Jerry Jeudy, DEN (proj. 11.9 pts) Wk 5 @NE: If Lock returns under center, the rookie wideout could see a boost in fantasy value and production, but it's best to avoid him this week with the Patriots fielding some top coverage talent even without star CB Stephon Gilmore (COVID -19)


A.J. Green, CIN (proj. 10.8 pts) Wk 5 @BAL: The Bengals hope that Green can begin to connect with the rookie Burrow, but it doesn't help that this week's matchup is against the Ravens, who are solid against outside receivers such as Green.


Jamison Crowder, NYJ (proj. 13.0 pts) Wk 5 vs ARI: Even though Crowder has been a PPR superstar in the past and has the potential to expose an Arizona defense that has started showing weakness, it would be best to bench him this week if there are better options available.



FLEX/WR3:

Start

Scotty Miller, TB (Proj. 10.7 pts) Wk5 @CHI: Even though Miller landed on the Bucs injury report this week with groin and hip soreness, he is still expected to suit up for the Bucs Thursday Night Game against the Bears. Miller is unlikely to have an encore performance against the Bears' stingy defense, but I wouldn't count out the third-year receiver.


Dalvin Cook, MIN (proj. 19.3 pts) Wk 5 @SEA: Expected to suit up and play on Sunday, he is a solid RB1 option this week against the Seahawks.


Todd Gurley, ATL (proj. 16.1 points) Wk 5 vs CAR: Gurley is a solid RB2 option this week against a generous Panthers defense who has allowed seven rushing touchdowns this season.


Kenyan Drake, ARI (proj. 13.7 pts) Wk 5 @NYJ: In three healthy games, Drake has 18-plus touches and Week 5's, opponent the New York Jets ranks among the 10 best matchups for opposing backs.


Sit

Marquise Brown, BAL (proj. 13.6 pts) Wk 5 vs CIN: Fighting a knee injury, Brown could be limited in terms of productivity, but it's hard to make this pick even with an exploitable Bengals defense on the horizon.


Mark Ingram II, BAL (proj. 9.1) Wk 5 CIN: Even being apart of Baltimore's four-headed rushing committee, his best value is in the FLEX position but there is better available in fantasy free-agency.



Tight Ends:

Start

Darren Waller, LV (proj. 15.4 pts) Wk 5 @KC: Even with Kansas City's defense have remained solid in pass coverage this season, Waller's volume-driven role merits trust in all formats.


George Kittle, SF (proj. 17.2 pts) Wk5 vs MIA: Returning in Week 4, Kittle hauled in 15 targets for 183 yards and a score and is all the more reason to keep him glued to your TE for Week 5 and beyond, given he remains healthy.


Sit

Jared Cook, NO (proj. 8.7 pts) Wk 5 vs LAC: With a sore groin, Cook could miss another game and with a Week 6 bye for the Saints, there's no reason to warrant starting him with such an uncertain status.


Rob Gronkowski, TB (proj. 8.6 pts) Wk 5 @ CHI: With O.J. Howard sidelined for the year, Gronkowski will have to step up and re-establish rapport with Tom Brady on the regular. It's best to wait if you have other options.



Defense

Start

Steelers D/ST (proj. 7.8 pts) Wk 5 vs PHI: As the most dangerous defense in football, Pittsburgh looks to make life a living nightmare for Carson Wentz and his awful, injury-riddled offensive line.


Cardinals D/ST (proj. 6.9) Wk 5 vs NYJ: Against a Jets team that just named Joe Flacco the starter, Arizona's defense has a low-end gamble with plenty of upside this week.


Sit

Seahawks D/ST (proj. 6.6 pts) Wk 5 @MIN: The Seahawks failed to manage a great scoring output against Miami in Week 4, a matchup against a solid Vikings offense is next on the list for Seattle. Suggestion: Look elsewhere for your defense this week


Falcons D/ST (proj. 5.1 pts) WK 5 vs CAR: Much like the franchise, the Failcons defense rank near the bottom of the NFL in every defensive category. With history repeating itself this year, expect them to blow any lead during the second half of the game. Advice: Place the team on IR and pick another defense.







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