Week 5 Sit ‘Em & Start ‘Em for the 2012-2013 Fantasy Football season by Koopafantasy.
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(CIN) Andy Dalton: Dalton graced my Start ‘Em list just two weeks ago and came through with a great performance, I am hoping he does the same this weekend. The unfortunate detail of the situation though is that Dalton is playing my Dolphins, but I can’t deny how good Dalton has been and has bad Miami’s secondary has been. Just take a look at some of the QBs that Andy is outperforming in Fantasy Football so far.
(SF) Kendall Hunter: I was going to put Frank in this spot for the second week in a row due to the matchup against the Bills, but I thought it might be too obvious. So instead I am going to roll with another ‘49er RB and suggest you take a shot on Kendall Hunter as your RB3 or flex, perhaps even an RB2 if you are desperate. The Bills were run over by the Patriots mediocre backfield last week, and should provide plenty of holes for whoever is getting touches for San Fran. Of course Gore will get the majority of the carries, but if the ‘49ers have a big lead and need someone else to carry the rock, look for Hunter to get some yardage. He also has pass-catching skills.
(HOU) Ben Tate: edit, Inactive.
(MIA) Reggie Bush: Bush was a disappointment last week, but was coming off an injury so it wasn’t the worst idea to try sitting him anyways. But this week against a Bengals defense that seems to be struggling against the run, Bush, an all purpose RB should be able to have himself a good game as the Dolphins keep on trying to win one of these close games.
(SD) Malcom Floyd: The Charger WRs have a wonderful matchup this week going against the Saints. Drew Brees and the Saints have been as good as one can expect on offense really, but have been just as been on defense; start Macolm Floyd this week if you have him. This matchup is so good I am even HOPING Robert Meachem has a good week finally.
(DEN) Brandon Stokley: Denver gets New England this weekend, and the Patriots has been very giving to opposing QBs and WRs. This week, I could see these two teams getting into a high scoring affair in which the veteran Stokley sneaks an 80-yard game in that could include a TD.
(MIN) Kyle Rudolph: Rudolph was a massive let down for me last week, but I refuse to give up on him after just one bad week, especially when he has such a juicy matchup against the Titans. No team has allowed for fantasy points to tight ends so far in 2012 (granted that is largely due to the 3TD Dante Rosario had against them a few weeks ago), and should provide a good bounce back game for this young, talented TE.
(BUF) Ryan Fitzpatrick: Fitzpatrick has been pretty good so far this season in terms of fantasy production, especially last week when he threw for 4 TDs. Don’t expect that to happen this weekend when he takes on the San Francisco ‘49ers in San Fran. The ‘49ers have been unforgiving thus far to QBs this season and I wouldn’t be trusting Fitz to give me anywhere near the production he has lately.
(CIN) BenJarvus Green-Ellis: The Dolphins are currently ranked #1 against the run in terms of yards so far in 2012, and it’s no fluke. The Dolphins run stopping unit is one of the things keeping the team alive late into games and forcing QBs into throwing the ball (hence the Andy Dalton Start ‘Em). Don’t expect much from The Law Firm in week five.
(CAR) DeAngelo Williams: I’m not a fan of starting Williams on any giving week, but that’s just me. This weekend however he and Jonathan Stewart go up against the Seahawks and what has been one of the leagues toughest defenses so far this season. I am thinking that Cam Newton, his legs and his receiving core are going to do most of the work.
(BUF) Fred Jackson; QB/RB from the same team alert: Jackson came back from his hiatus last week with a 13 carry, 29 yard effort last week against the Patriots, nothing to impressive. This week against the ‘49ers I might think about leaving Jackson on the bench once again.
(PHI) DeSean Jackson: DeSean Jackson, like Vincent Jackson has for a time been a player that either gives fantasy owners great performances, or straight up dud games. So far in 2012 Jackson has a 77-yard game (Sit worthy), a 114-yard game (Start worthy), a 43-yard game (Sit worthy) and is now coming off a 99-yard with a TD game (Start worthy). Catch my drift?
(WAS) Pierre Garcon: Garcon didn’t do a whole lot last week, and while owners are begging for this guy to come back and perform like he did in week one, I doubt that this is the week he does it. The Falcons have only allowed two TDs to opposing WRs and have been pretty stingy against the pass overall.
(PIT) Heath Miller: Miller is on pace to easily pass his season high TD total of seven, but I’m not betting he does so this week against an Eagles team that has been very good against opposing TEs so far.