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: Austin Hooper @ Arizona Cardinals
The 2nd highest scoring tight end on the season, Austin Hooper is usually a must-start given the state of the tight end position this year. However, not only is Hooper one of the best performing tight ends this year, he gets the juiciest tight end matchup in the world; the Arizona Cardinals. Hooper could very well be a week winner, so if you happen to have him and another star tight end, go ahead and flex Hooper.
Start – Greg Olsen @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers: The last time Greg Olsen topped 100 yards this season was earlier this year against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. I think this is going to be a nice bounceback week for Greg Olsen who’s been largely dismissed after two disastrous performances. I’m fine with starting Olsen this week.
Start – Darren Fells @ Kansas City Chiefs: He found the endzone twice last week which made Darren Fells a top ten tight end. He will have another high scoring matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs in what should be a shootout. It’s a bit of a dart throw, but it’s better than some of the other options out there on the waiver wire.
Start – Will Dissly @ Cleveland Browns: At this point, Will Dissly is an every-week starter given the state of the tight end position in fantasy football. Regardless of the matchup, Dissly is receiving a good chunk of volume and is clearly the second priority in the passing attack behind Tyler Lockett. Start Dissly every week until further notice.
Start – Mark Andrews vs Cincinnati Bengals: Even though he’s splitting targets with the backup tight ends Hayden Hurst and Nick Boyle, Mark Andrews is still a premier tight end option. Lamar Jackson has a proclivity for throwing to the tight end position and I like the matchup against the Bengals this week.
Start – Vance McDonald @ Los Angeles Chargers: You haven’t had much opportunity to do the Vance Dance, but I think you’ll have an opportunity to do so this Sunday. The Chargers are banged up on defense and the Steelers will be running out an undrafted rookie who I expect to live on underneath routes. Vance McDonald is likely to be a security blanket for Devlin Hodges and for your fantasy football team.
Sit of the Week: Jared Cook @ Jacksonville Jaguars
I understand Jared Cook finally had a decent stat line last week, but that’s exactly how he gets you. Jared Cook is fantasy football’s It; he lures you in with a nice looking game and then bites your arm off when he drops a dud in your lineup. I was really high on Jared Cook coming into the season because I felt like he was being drafted later than he should have. I was also hoping that Drew Brees would make him a more consistent option on a week to week basis, however, that simply has not been the case. I’m fading Cook in this road matchup.
Sit – OJ Howard vs Carolina Panthers: #ForeverSit
Sit – Jimmy Graham vs Detroit Lions: This is a tough one and I don’t think he’ll be the worst option, but something tells me there are going to be a lot of sad stories on Tuesday after Jimmy Graham lets down fantasy owners in need of 8-10 points to win a matchup. The fact that you have to wait all the way to Monday to find out if Jimmy Graham saves your week or not is too much for my stress levels.
Sit – Chris Herndon vs Dallas Cowboys: If you were waiting for Chris Herndon to return from suspension, you may still be waiting due to a recent hamstring injury. Hamstrings are always tricky for skill position players, so I wouldn’t take a chance on Herndon even if he does play, because I think the Jets are about to get rocked in this game.
Sit – Noah Fant vs Tennessee Titans: If you’re getting desperate and you’re looking at Noah Fant as a fantasy option, look elsewhere. He has not had more than 4 catches a game, he has not topped 40 yards in a game and he only has one touchdown on the season. Add to that the fact he’s playing an above-average defense and I think this dart throw is sure to miss.
Sit – Ricky Seals-Jones vs Seattle Seahawks: I only needed 8 points out of Ricky Seals-Jones to win a matchup in one of my leagues and I didn’t come close. RSJ goosed last week as the entire offense looked absolutely putrid. You’re taking your chances playing RSJ and I think it hurts you more weeks than it helps.