NFL Week 5 Starts, Sits: Fantasy Football Lineup Advice For Toughest Decisions


Whether you’re on the verge of a lost fantasy football season or looking to make a championship push, we’re here to help.

So sit back, relax and enjoy our Week 5 fantasy start/sit advice, which you can see below.

Quarterback: Brian Hoyer, Chicago Bears
Yes, Hoyer is more known as a backup than a must-start in fantasy football, but he’s actually a pretty good choice this week considering the Bears are facing the Indianapolis Colts. He also has almost 700 passing yards and four touchdowns in place of Jay Cutler so far.

Running Back: DeAndre Washington, Oakland Raiders
Latavius Murray already has been ruled out for Sunday, so that means Washington should get most of the snaps against the San Diego Chargers, who have allowed seven rushing touchdowns. 

Running Back: Frank Gore, Indianapolis Colts
Despite being 33, Gore has had a pretty successful start to the 2016 season. He’s rushed for over 80 yards with a touchdown in each of the Colts’ last two games.

Wide Receiver: Julian Edelman, New England Patriots
Two words: Tom Brady.

Wide Receiver: Robert Woods, Buffalo Bills
Sammy Watkins potentially is out for the season, and Woods had seven catches for 89 yards in Buffalo’s Week 4 win against the Patriots.

Quarterback: Ryan Fitzpatrick, New York Jets
Fitzpatrick has been dreadful. He has 10 interceptions with only four touchdowns, and nine of those picks have come in the last two games.

Running Back: Devonta Freeman, Atlanta Falcons
Freeman has put up some good statistics despite splitting time with Tevin Coleman, but we wouldn’t recommend starting either player against the Denver Broncos.

Running Back: Jay Ajayi, Miami Dolphins
Ajayi likely will receive more reps with Arian Foster out, but he hasn’t run for more than 33 yards in a game this season.

Wide Receiver: Phillip Dorsett, Indianapolis Colts
He finally scored a touchdown last week, but his targets still have declined in every game so far this season.

Wide Receiver: Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers
Cobb still doesn’t have a touchdown, and he only had one reception for 33 yards in the Packers’ last game.

Thumbnail photo via Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports Images

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