The Fantasy Football 2019 NFL regular season. As we continue the regular season, let’s take a look at the best starts and sits heading into Week 5 of your fantasy football matchups.
Start of the Week: Carson Wentz vs New York Jets
The Jets might be coming off of a bye week, but I don’t see them being any better than before they went into the break. Sam Darnold has been cleared for non-contact practice but probably won’t be available this week. Trevor Siemian is nowhere near returning, so it’s likely to be Luke Falk starting once again for the Jets. I could see Wentz dropping 2-3 touchdowns and calling it a day.
Start – Andy Dalton vs Arizona Cardinals: The Red Rifle has struggled through the last 2 weeks, but before that, he was a top 10 fantasy quarterback. Dalton will have a get right game against a weak Arizona Cardinals defense and it might be scary, but he’s definitely startable this week.
Start – Jameis Winston @ New Orleans Saints: Even with how well the Saints defense performed at home against the Dallas Cowboys, I’m still willing to start Jameis Winston. He has better receiving options than the Cowboys do at his disposal and if the running game keeps coming along, I think Jameis Winston could finish as a top ten fantasy quarterback.
Start – Deshaun Watson vs Atlanta Falcons: The Texans star has been struggling for fantasy football, but I think this is going to be a shootout against a high powered Atlanta offense. I like Deshaun Watson in this game, so you can start him with confidence.
Start – Jacoby Brissett @ Kansas City Chiefs: Nearly every quarterback that has faced the Chiefs defense has had a pretty good day for fantasy football owners. Brissett is coming off a top ten performance and I think he’s likely to repeat this performance against the best offense in the NFL.
Start – Mason Rudolph vs Baltimore Ravens He may have dinked and dunked his way to a win last week, but it was still a solid performance by Mason Rudolph. The Ravens defense is reeling after getting crushed by Cleveland’s run game and I think Pittsburgh will try a similar game plan. If you’re hurting, you can fire up Mason Rudolph as he’s available in most leagues.
Sit of the Week: Baker Mayfield @ San Francisco 49ers
As well as the Browns offense performed last week against the Baltimore Ravens, I think they will struggle on the road against the 49ers. The defensive line for the 49ers is very stout and I think that they can force the Browns offensive line to regress into bad penalties and scheme breakdowns. If that happens, Baker Mayfield is going to have a very long day and I think there are better options available.
Sit – Marcus Mariota vs Buffalo Bills: The Bills defense shut down the Patriots last week and forced Tom Brady to have one of the worst games of his career. Marcus Mariota is no Tom Brady and I think this is going to turn into a low scoring affair. I’m avoiding Mariota unless I have no alternatives.
Sit – Josh Allen @ Tennesee Titans: On the other side of the ball, Josh Allen is still working his way through the concussion protocol after taking a big hit against the Patriots. Even if Allen is good to go, this is not a favorable matchup and he’s best to be avoided.
Sit – Kirk Cousins @ New York Giants: This is probably the best chance I have of being wrong because I feel an over-correction coming from a Vikings offense, led by a pissed off Adam Thielen. However, until I see it, I choose not to believe it and I’m not going to start Kirk Cousins before he makes me eat some crow.
Sit – Chase Daniel @ Oakland Raiders: For the Mitchell Trubisky owners out there, you can do better than Chase Daniel. Oakland’s defense has played above expectations and I expect this to be a low scoring game as well. I’m not going to be the one risking starting Chase Daniel unless I’m in a 2 quarterback league and have no other options.
Sit – Gardner Minshew @ Carolina Panthers: This one really hurts because nobody loves Minshew Mania as much as I do. However, the Carolina Panthers defense has been dominant as of late, accumulating 14 sacks in 2 games. James Bradberry doesn’t get enough ‘spect on his name, but he’s a premier corner in this league. I’m benching Minshew Mania for this week.