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: Marquez Valdes-Scantling @ Dallas Cowboys
It didn’t really pan out last week, but for the second week in a row, Marquez Valdes-Scantling is the start of the week. Davante Adams is going to be sidelined because of his turf toe injury, meaning both MVS and Geronimo Allison should receive a boost in this game. The Dallas Cowboys front seven is excellent but the defensive backs can be had and I think MVS is a very solid play this week.
Start – Diontae Johnson vs Baltimore Ravens: The rookie wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers is emerging as the go to option for Mason Rudolph. The Ravens defense and especially their secondary is banged up, so Diontae Johnson isn’t just a priority add off the waiver wire, he’s a solid start this week.
Start – Auden Tate vs Arizona Cardinals: With the news that John Ross is going to miss approximately a month of action, Auden Tate has been elevated to starter status in fantasy football. He was already being targeted as the second option on the team, but now that Ross won’t be on the field, he should see even more targets than he was previously.
Start – Adam Thielen @ New York Giants: After a biting interview in which Adam Thielen said that “we can’t run for 180 yards a game”, I expect an overcorrection for Thielen coming up against a New York Giants defense. The Giants may have looked good against Case Keenum and Dwayne Haskins, but the Vikings are far better than the Redskins. Fire up Adam Thielen this week.
Start – Courtland Sutton @ Los Angeles Chargers: After catching two touchdowns against the Jacksonville Jaguars, I think it’s fair to say that Courtland Sutton is locked in as the 1B to Emmanuel Sanders’ 1A. The Chargers are incredibly banged up on both sides of the ball, so I have no qualms starting Sutton in this spot.
Start – Zach Pascal @ Kansas City Chiefs: This goes for Chester Rogers as well. I would confidently start Zach Pascal in what should be a high scoring matchup between the Colts and the Chiefs. I think that Zach Pascal will continue to improve his performance and I would take a chance on starting him this week as a WR3 with WR2 upside.
Sit of the Week: Marquise Brown @ Pittsburgh Steelers
“Hollywood” Brown has been putting out some pretty crappy tape as of late. In spite of being heavily targeted, he hasn’t capitalized on the opportunity, now dropping back to back duds if you started him.
Sit – John Brown @ Tennessee Titans: He might be the best and most heavily targeted wide receiver on his team, however, John Brown is better left on your bench than in your starting lineup this week. It’s not guaranteed that Josh Allen will be starting and so I want to see how backup Matt Barkley utilizes Brown if it turns out he’s starting.
Sit – Tyrell Williams vs Chicago Bears: The Chicago Bears’ defense is studly and I would be worried about starting any offensive player against them. The fact that Tyrell Williams doesn’t have anyone to draw coverage away from him puts it all on him. I’m very worried about Williams’s prospective output in this game.
Sit – Robby Anderson @ Philadelphia Eagles: For as long as Luke Falk is playing quarterback, you really can’t start any Jets players with any type of confidence.
Sit – Parris Campbell @ Kansas City Chiefs: Even if Parris Campbell is able to play through his abdominal injury, he’s just not receiving enough looks to warrant starting him. He is behind Zach Pascal, Chester Rogers, Eric Ebron, and Jack Doyle in terms of priority and it’s not worth risking putting Campbell in your lineup.
Sit – Jarvis Landry @ San Francisco 49ers: After going off for a career high 167 yards, Jarvis Landry makes my sit list because he is now working his way through the NFL’s concussion protocol. He did tell teammates on Tuesday that he feels great, but even still, the 49ers defense has played exceptionally well and I probably wouldn’t risk playing Landry this week.