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

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Last week: 23-9-6, Season: 77-42-19 (65%)

Fantasy Football Week 4 Picks Recap: 

Week 4 was my best and most balanced effort of the 2015 season so far with success on 71% of my recommendations. Hopefully I can beat that this week.

On the start’em picks I went (12-4-4) with Devonta Freemen (+21) blowing up his projection again, Allen Hurns (+17) making me look smart, and Charles Clay (+10) being the only Bill that didn’t disappoint. My biggest misses were Matt Jones (-9), Anquan Boldin (-5), and Percy Harvin (-4).

My sit’em picks were almost as good (11-5-2) with Lamar Miller (-9), DeMarco Murray (-9), and Matt Stafford (-8) all significantly under performing their expected fantasy points. My misses on the sit’em side were much bigger with Vincent Jackson (+12) having his first good game of the season and Doug Martin (+11) having his first good game in a couple of years.

Fantasy Football Week 5 Picks:

Note: Only players started in less than 75% of Yahoo leagues will be eligible for the start’em category. The purpose of this column is advice on players that might not be every week starters. I’ll usually list at least one “Deep Sleeper” pick for players started in less than 10% of Yahoo leagues who I think are under-projected.

If you have questions about specific players, hit me up on Twitter or in the comment section and I will get back to you before this weekends games. Good luck in your fantasy match-ups this week and go Bears!



Philip Rivers, PIT (48%, 17) – It’s been an inconsistent year fantasy-wise for Rivers, but he’s averaging over 20 fantasy points in two home games so far and the Steelers pass D is vulnerable. Rivers is also getting his favorite target, Antonio Gates, back this week.

Tyrod Taylor, @TEN (42%, 16) – Is coming off his worst fantasy performance of the season, but I’m not sold on the Titans D yet and think Taylor is going to have a big game Sunday.

Sam Bradford, NO (22%, 16) – The Eagles offense finally started to click in 2nd half last week and I think they will keep it going against a weak Saints D.