Fantasy Football Week 5: Start’em / Sit’em

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Pierre Garcon SEA (72%, 13) – Nothing against Garcon, but QB Kirk Cousins had one of the worst games I’ve seen in a while last week and now they are going up against the best defense in football. Garcon could still have a decent game, but I’m benching him in leagues that I have a viable option that can get me double-digit fantasy points (Hawkins, Hopkins, T. Williams)

DeSean Jackson SEA (49%, 11) – See above. Throw in D-Jax’s shoulder injury that still has him listed as questionable and I don’t see him lasting all game against the hard-hitting Seahawks secondary.

Larry Fitzgerald @DEN (37%, 11) – In three games Fitz has 107 yards total, zero TDs, is averaging just over 3 targets per game and has two fumbles. I hope I’m wrong, but stats don’t lie.

Eric Decker @SD (31%, 11) – Another injury risk and with the Jets uncertainty at QB, I’m staying away this week.

Eddie Royal NYJ (29%, 11) – Remember last year, when Royal had 5 touchdowns in 2 weeks and everyone picked him up? Then Royal only scored 3 more TDSs the next 15 weeks? It’s the same guy, don’t get your hopes up.


I like all the TEs started in over 10% of leagues, except the injured ones obviously.