Week 5 Fantasy Starts

My Thoughts for Fantasy Start Players

I like the matchups of Jacksonville @ Indianapolis, Giants @ Buffalo, Carolina @ Tampa Bay, Oakland @ Chicago, Cleveland @ S.D, G.B. @ SF, and Dallas @ New Orleans

Yes, I have always been a die-hard Browns fan, but, that notwithstanding, I do try to be realistic when it comes to their games and, of course, I am much more analytical about any other team in the league.  That said, here is who I like for this week:


On my fantasy teams I own:

NFL league (2 teams):

Tom Brady

Aaron Rodgers

Fox leagues (2 teams):

Aaron Rodgers & Peyton Manning – going with Aaron Rodgers

Peyton Manning & Derek Carr – going with P. Manning

Yahoo League:

Aaron Rodgers & Peyton Manning – going with Aaron Rodgers

ESPN family league:

Tom Brady & Tyrod Talor – going with Tom Brady

In terms of my FanDuel & Draft Kings one week leagues, I am going with:


Cam Newton, Derek Carr


L. Murray, L. Dunbar, I. Crowell, A. Peterson


J.Jones, L.Fitzgerald, T. Benjamin, A. Cooper, AJ Green, J.Jones


G. Olsen


M. Bryant


Raiders – due to match-up

Additional Thoughts:

I think that Carr (Oak) can put up some decent numbers against Chicago’s defense and that Carson Palmer, with his receivers, can put up some very good fantasy numbers.  Honestly, more than anything, I am hoping that the Browns can pull out a win this week.

From NFL Fantasy Site


Start of the Week – Cam Newton vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Andrew Luck vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
Matt Ryan vs. Houston Texans
Tyrod Taylor vs. New York Giants
Derek Carr vs. Chicago Bears

Good matchups: Andy Dalton vs. Chiefs, Philip Rivers vs. Browns, Ryan Fitzpatrick at Dolphins(London)


Sit of the Week – Matthew Stafford vs. Seattle Seahawks
Eli Manning vs. Buffalo Bills
Colin Kaepernick vs. Green Bay Packers
Ryan Tannehill vs. New York Jets
Teddy Bridgewater vs. Denver Broncos

Bad matchups: Sam Bradford at Redskins, Nick Foles at Cardinals, Jameis Winston vs. Panthers

Start of the Week – Latavius Murray vs. Chicago Bears
Mark Ingram vs. Dallas Cowboys
Joseph Randle vs. New Orleans Saints
Devonta Freeman vs. Houston Texans
Karlos Williams vs. New York Giants

Good matchups: Frank Gore vs. Jaguars, Karlos Williams vs. Giants, Chris Johnson vs. Rams


Sit of the Week – Lamar Miller vs. New York Jets
Doug Martin vs. Carolina Panthers
Alfred Morris vs. Philadelphia Eagles
Rashad Jennings vs. Buffalo Bills
Todd Gurley vs. Arizona Cardinals

Bad matchups: Justin Forsett at Steelers (TNF), Giovani Bernard vs. Chiefs, Joique Bell atSeahawks (MNF)


Start of the Week – Jordan Matthews vs. Washington Redskins
Amari Cooper vs. Chicago Bears
Brandon Marshall vs. Miami Dolphins
T.Y. Hilton vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
James Jones vs. San Francisco 49ers

Good matchups: Keenan Allen vs. Browns, Allen Robinson at Colts, Pierre Garcon vs. Eagles


Sit of the Week – Vincent Jackson vs. Carolina Panthers
Jarvis Landry vs. New York Jets
John Brown vs. St. Louis Rams
Golden Tate vs. Seattle Seahawks
Mike Wallace vs. Denver Broncos

Bad matchups: Travis Benjamin at Chargers, Anquan Boldin vs. Packers, Roddy White vs. Texans


Start of the Week – Martellus Bennett vs. Oakland Raiders
Jason Witten vs. New Orleans Saints
Tyler Eifert vs. Kansas City Chiefs
Jordan Reed vs. Philadelphia Eagles
Eric Ebron vs. Seattle Seahawks

Good matchups: Charles Clay vs. Giants, Jared Cook at Cardinals, Richard Rodgers at 49ers


Sit of the Week – Zach Ertz vs. Washington Redskins
Jordan Cameron vs. New York Jets
Heath Miller vs. Baltimore Ravens
Owen Daniels vs. Minnesota Vikings
Kyle Rudolph vs. Denver Broncos

Bad matchups: Vernon Davis vs. Packers, Larry Donnell at Bills, Coby Fleener vs. Jaguars


Adam Vinatieri vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
Mason Crosby vs. San Francisco 49ers
Brandon McManus vs. Minnesota Vikings
Zach Hocker vs. Dallas Cowboys

Good matchups: Robbie Gould vs. Raiders, Matt Bryant vs. Texans, Sebastian Janikowski at Bears


Sit of the Week – Phil Dawson vs. Green Bay Packers
Nick Folk vs. Miami Dolphins
Blair Walsh vs. Denver Broncos
Matt Prater vs. Seattle Seahawks

Bad matchups: Andrew Franks vs. Jets (London), Caleb Sturgis at Redskins, Cairo Santos atBengals


Start of the Week – Arizona Cardinals vs. St. Louis Rams
Denver Broncos vs. Minnesota Vikings
Green Bay Packers vs. San Francisco 49ers
Buffalo Bills vs. New York Giants

Good matchups: Raiders defense at Bears, Colts defense vs. Jaguars, Panthers defense atBuccaneers


Sit of the Week – Houston Texans vs. Atlanta Falcons
St. Louis Rams vs. Arizona Cardinals
Detroit Lions vs. Seattle Seahawks
New York Giants vs. Buffalo Bills

Bad matchups: Chiefs defense at Bengals, Bears defense vs. Raiders, 49ers defense vs. Packers

Link to NFL

From Fox Network

QB – Andy Dalton, CIN
Other notables: Derek Carr (OAK), Cam Newton (CAR), and Carson Palmer (ARI)


RB – Karlos Williams (BUF)
Other notables: Thomas Rawls (SEA), Frank Gore (IND), and Jonathan Stewart (CAR)


WR – Mike Evans, TB
Other notables: Jeremy Maclin (KC), Steve Smith Sr. (BAL), and Donte Moncrief (IND)


TE – Charles Clay, BUF
Other notables: Martellus Bennett (CHI), Jordan Reed (WAS), and Tyler Eifert (CIN)


D/ST – Houston Texans
Other notables: Jets, Raiders, and Browns

Notable Sits:

QB – Sam Bradford, PHI
Others include: Ryan Tannehill (MIA), Jameis Winston (TB), and Teddy Bridgewater (MIN)

RB – Matt Jones, WAS
Others include: Ryan Mathews (PHI), Joique Bell (DET), and Doug Martin (TB)

WR – Golden Tate, DET
Others include: Mike Wallace (MIN), Kenny Britt (STL), and Travis Benjamin (CLE)

TE – Heath Miller, PIT
Others include: Jared Cook (STL), Jordan Cameron (MIA), and Josh Hill (NO)

Link to Fox Sports