One of the most crucial parts of playing fantasy football is playing the match-ups. Now some players are considered match up proof. You aren’t going to sit Aaron Rodgers, Le’Veon Bell or Antonio Brown. Below are some week five fantasy football starts and sits to help you to win your week five match up.
Week Five Fantasy Football Starts and Sits
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston has not preformed the way many have expected through the first few weeks of the season. He is currently averaging under 18 fantasy points per game this season. He is coming off a great week five with 26 fantasy points. In week five he is going up against the New England Patriots who are allowing the most fantasy points per game this season.
Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers has been solid throughout out the season. Rivers has three games of 17 or more fantasy points. He us going up against the Miami Dolphins who are giving up the 12th most fantasy points to quarterbacks this season. Rivers is a solid play in week five and should produce solid fantasy numbers.
Indianapolis Colts running back Frank Gore has been one of the best and most consistent running backs in fantasy for over a decade. He has been a solid running back two so far this season averaging nine fantasy points per game. In week five he is facing the San Francisco 49ers who are giving up the seventh most fantasy points to running back this season. Gore is a solid running back two this week.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback running back Doug Martin suspension is over and is available to play this week. The Buccaneers running backs have struggled in there first few weeks. Expect Martin to get the bulk of the work against the New England Patriots who are allowing the second most fantasy points to running back this season. Martin should be a solid running back two in his first game back.
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has been one of the best and most consistent wide receiver though out his career. He is currently averaging 10 fantasy points per game and is ranked as the eighth ranked wide receiver in fantasy this season. In week five he is going up against the Philadelphia Eagles who are giving up the fourth most fantasy points to wide receiver this season. Look for Fitzgerald to continue to produce solid fantasy numbers this week.
The Indianapolis Colts have struggled thought out the season with out there starting quarterback Andrew Luck. T.Y. Hilton has only one game over 10 fantasy points so far this season. In week five he is going up against the San Francisco 49ers who are giving up the sixth most fantasy points to wide receivers thus far. Hilton is an elite athlete and should produce solid fantasy points in a favorable match up this week.
Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten has been one of the best tight ends in fantasy this season averaging seven fantasy points per game per game this season. In week five he is going up against the Green Bay Packers who have been tough on tight ends this season. With the Packers focusing on Ezekiel Elliott and Dez Bryant, Witten should produce solid fantasy numbers in week five.
Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker has been a solid but a little inconsistent tight ends for fantasy owners so far this season. He is averaging seven fantasy points per game this season. He has a solid match up against the Miami Dolphins who are giving up the 13th most fantasy points to tight ends.
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton has struggled early this season and has averaged 12 fantasy points per game this season. Dalton is coming off a great week five where he totaled 28 fantasy points. He is going up against the Buffalo Bills who have been a tough match up for quarterbacks this season. Dalton is a risky play in week five.
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has looked solid so far this season and is averaging 18 fantasy points per game this season. In week five he has a tough match up against a solid defense in the Arizona Cardinals. Wentz could struggle in week five and is a risky play in week five.
Cleveland Browns running back Isaiah Crowell has struggled thought out the season and is averaging only five fantasy points per game. He has yet to find the end zone and has been one of the biggest disappointment this season. In week five he is going up against the New York Jets who have struggled this season but have been tough against the run this season. One of the main problems with Crowell is that when the Browns are trailing Duke Johnson sees more targets and touches, making Crowell a risky play in week five.
New England Patriots running back Mike Gillislee started off the season strong with three touchdowns in his first game as a Patriot. With the Patriots using a a running back by committee he has struggled and had limited opportunities. In week five he is going up against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers who have a solid defense against the run. With the tough match up and limited opportunities, Gillislee is a risky play in week five.
Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Sammy Watkins have seem to finally have gotten a connection down with Jared Goff. Watkins had a down game in week five with only one and a half fantasy points. Watkins has three games of five or less fantasy points. Now in week five he has a tough match up playing the Seattle Seahawks who have one of the best defenses in the NFL. With the tough match up he is a risky play in week five.
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery is coming off a solid week four where he scored nine fantasy points. Jeffery has been a little boom or bust this season. In week five he is going up against the Arizona Cardinals. He will most likely be shadowed by Patrick Peterson who has been one of the best corners in the NFL this season. Jeffery could be in for a tough week five.
Oakland Raiders tight end Jared Cooks has been a decent tight end streamer this season. He is averaging around five fantasy points per game. With tight ends going down with injuries and the position already being shallow it might be hard to sit Cook. However he has a tough match up playing the Baltimore Ravens solid defense.
Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Jesse James has been a decent streaming option but like most tight ends he is a little inconsistent and rather touchdown dependent. He hasn’t scored over five fantasy points in his last three games. Week five is another difficult match up for James as he is going up against the Jacksonville Jaguars who have surprising been one of the best defense in the NFL and fantasy this season.