NFL Week Five Fantasy Football Start Em’ Sit Em’

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New to Bucs Report! A weekly Fantasy Football Start Em’ Sit Em’ segment. This segment will feature potential top waiver wire additions, players you may want to bench, and players you definitely want to start. I will be breaking down each position, each week. Let’s get right into it!

 

Quarterbacks

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Drew Brees vs LAC– Chargers are allowing the sixth most fantasy points to quarterbacks so far this season. Tom Brady just threw five touchdowns against this defense.

DeShaun Watson vs JAX– With a new head coach in town, the Texans will be playing with more of a drive, and Watson will need to do everything he can to avoid an 0-5 start.

Kirk Cousins @ Seattle– This game has shoot-out written all over it. Both Seattle’s and Minnesota’s defenses have not looked good to start the season. Seattle is allowing the second most fantasy points to quarterbacks in the entire league. Expect Cousins to throw the ball at least 35 times.

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Baker Mayfield Vs IND– The Colts have been very tough on quarterbacks to start the season. Mayfield has been impressive to start, but this is not a favorable matchup for him.

Joe Burrow @ BAL– The Ravens have a tough defense. A rookie quarterback, though a very good one, may have a really hard time getting anything going in Baltimore. I would keep Burrow on your bench this week.

Carson Wentz @ PIT– The Steelers have a very good secondary and a front seven that gets to the quarterback. The Eagles are lacking weapons and Wentz turns the ball over a fair amount. I would avoid Wentz this week.

Running Backs

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Clyde Edwards Helaire Vs LV– The Raiders are allowing the most fantasy points to running backs so far this season. Edwards Helaire has not scored less than 12 fantasy points so far in his career. This is a must-start.

Mike Davis @ ATL– The Falcons have shown weakness against the run game this year. Mike Davis has scored at least 22 fantasy points in his two starts since filling in for the injured Christian McCaffrey. I would throw Davis in the RB2/ Flex spot this week if you have him.

James Robinson @ HOU– The Jaguars appear to have found a star in Robinson. He is the no-doubt touches leader on that offense and has a favorable matchup against a banged up Houston defense.

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David Montgomery Vs TB– The Buccaneers defense is pretty much impenetrable when it comes to stopping the run. Montgomery may get some targets coming out of the backfield, but I wouldn’t bank on many rushing yards in this matchup.

Rex Burkhead Vs DEN– Though Burkhead looks to be the primary running back, the Patriots have quite a few options and mix in their running backs. Denver has a very good run defense, allowing the fourth fewest fantasy points to the running back position. I don’t expect more than 8 points from Burkhead this week.

Miles Sanders @ PIT– The Steelers allow the second fewest fantasy points to running backs so far this season. Sanders was just held to 46 rushing yards versus the 49ers and I don’t expect him to get it going this week either.

Wide Receivers

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DK Metcalf vs MIN- Metcalf has at least 92 receiving yards in each game this season, and Minnesota has given up the fourth most fantasy points to wide receivers. Expect Metcalf to have a huge game.

DJ Moore @ ATL- Moore is off to a pretty slow start. Robby Anderson has taken a pretty big lead in terms of receiving yards for the Panthers. However, the Falcons are extremely banged up in the secondary and Moore is set to break out.

Adam Thielen @SEA- Seattle is giving up the most fantasy points to receivers this year. Thielen has looked very sharp to start the 2020 season. He is a must-start in this highly-favorable matchup.

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Jarvis Landry Vs IND- I would avoid Landry against a tough Colts defense. His highest yardage game came in Week One with just 61 yards. He has not been able to get much going so far this season.

Cooper Kupp @ WAS- The “Football Team” is surprisingly very good in pass defense, allowing the second fewest points to receivers so far this season. Kupp may not get many targets this week.

Brandin Cooks Vs JAX- Cooks has not been the receiver the Texans were hoping for to start the season. The Jaguars have been above-average in defending receivers so far this year. I would keep Cooks out of your lineups another week.

Tight Ends

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Jonnu Smith VS BUF- Buffalo has a great defense, however they do tend to give up points versus tight ends. Smith, despite missing a week, is the 7th highest scoring fantasy tight end.

Darren Waller @ KC- Waller gets too many targets to not be a top five tight end in the league. Three of his four games played he has caught at least six passes. He will get several looks his way against the Chiefs.

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Austin Hooper VS IND- The Colts have given up the fewest fantasy points to tight ends so far this season. Hooper is not nearly as productive as he was last season with the Falcons. A definite fade this week.

Mike Gesicki @ SF- The 49ers have very good pass- protecting linebackers and safeties that are stingy against tight ends. Gesicki has only had one week of more than 30 yards this season, I would leave him on the bench in your league.

Hayden Hurst Vs CAR- Hurst has been pretty average to start the season for the Falcons. This is not the most favorable matchup, as the Panthers are in the top 10 in covering tight ends so far this season.

Top Waiver Wire Adds:

Chase Edmonds

Teddy Bridgewater

Justin Jackson

Scotty Miller

If any of these guys are still not claimed in your league, add them now and thank me later.

 

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