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

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Sep 22, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) looks to pass in the third quarter. The Carolina Panthers defeated the New York Giants 38-0 at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Justin: Eddie Lacy, RB, Green Bay Packers
Coming back from a concussion, Lacy should be in line for a good game here against a weak Lions run defense. The Packers had success running the ball with their backups when Lacy was out, and I expect that to continue with Lacy this week.

David: Eli Manning, QB, New York Giants
Is this the week that the Giants finally right the ship? Probably not, but I have to believe that they still have some fight left in them. The Eagles have allowed the most passing yards in the NFL this season, and the Giants will probably be playing catch up for most of the game. Those two factors make for some inviting garbage time points, and Victor Cruz has absolutely been a stud so far this year. Eli, buddy ‘ol pal, it’s now or never to prove your worth.

Matt: Isaiah Pead, RB, St. Louis Rams
With Daryl Richardson not starting this week look for a combination of Pead and Benny Cunningham to grab the carries.  Pead was supposed to the be the successor to Steven Jackson when he was drafted last season but for some reason the St.Louis Rams went with Richardson.  Richardson is too fragile for the NFL and I think Pead will now take over as the starter for the rest of the season.  Go pick him up if you haven’t already.