Fantasy Football Week 5: Start’em, Sit’em, Sleepers, Waiver, PPR Picks

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Fantasy Football Week 5: Start’em, Sit’em, Sleepers, Waiver, PPR Picks

Sep 29, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson (28) carries the ball against the New York Jets during the first half at LP Field. Mandatory Credit: Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports

Justin: Chris Johnson, RB, Tennessee Titans
Johnson was shut down last week by the New York Jets stout front seven. Despite the impression that the Chiefs have a great defense, they’re actually allowing 5.4 yards per carry (31st in the league). While it’s true that Jackie Battle is getting the lion’s share of the goal line work, Johnson actually leads the NFL in redzone rushing attempts. It may be on the bolder side, but I’m projecting 100-plus yards and a score for CJ2K.

David: Brian Hoyer, QB, Cleveland Browns
Typically I’m not a fan of players in TNF games, but Hoyer provides a nice bye-week starter option if needed. He’s thrown for at least 269 yards in his two starts with 5 TDs. He faces a struggling Bills secondary that is currently ranked 19th against opposing fantasy QBs, yielding 2 TDs in every single game so far this season. If Hoyer continues to look for his two playmakers Jordan Cameron and Josh Gordon, the Browns will have at least a few big plays this week.

Matt: David Wilson, RB, New York Giants
David Wilson? Really? Yes REALLY! I know he’s been absolutely terrible so far this season, but better things are coming. Trust me.  If you can I would buy low this week on Wilson he has an unbelievably easy schedule for running backs.  If he can’t get it together this week you might as well toss him to the waiver wire.

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  • BeastxxxxMode

    Need some help. I got 3 spots left 1rb 2wr and here are my options: RB-Sproles, Powell, Rashad Jennings. WR-Steve Smith, D. Moore, Nate Washington & Eddie Royal. Also was thinking about starting T Pryor over Cam Newton but not going to do that haha any help is appreciative

    • Justin Graver

      Based on match-up and opportunity, of that bunch I’d start Powell at RB. WR is really a toss up with those guys, but in my opinion the best bets for decent production are Steve Smith and Moore. If you’re going for upside over safety, I’d start Eddie Royal over Smith. Moore against the Chargers is the only one of the four that is a must start. For the other three, go with your gut. If you just want to root for Titans, Nate is an okay start, too.

      • BeastxxxxMode

        Thanks bro, the hard one was between Sproles and Powell. I feel like Powell wont have a big game but he will at least get 10points and Sproles went off last game and Bears have bad D against short passes but I also HAVE the Bears D lol Royal and Nate are so confusing at the moment…sometimes I ask myself why I play FF haha its always hard to predict