Every Sunday, Daniel, Bruce and Chris will be bringing you their “expert” fantasy football advice as you look for the player that will give you the edge in your weekly matchup. Here are our week five selections.
Start: Cincinnati Bengals Defense: The Colts flat out suck and their offense won’t
have much success against a Bengal defense that is playing well.
Sit: Tony Romo, Quarterback, Dallas Cowboys: Things could get ugly in new england sunday afternoon and cowboy fans will be angry when Romo throws 3 picks against 1 touchdown in another Dallas loss.
Sleeper: Matt Forte, Running Back, Chicago Bears: Soldier Field will be rocking sunday night, and Forte will have the brunt of the offensive load put on him. With the recent poor play of the Bears passing game Matt should a lot of touches and huge numbers against the Vikings.
Start: Darren Sproles, Running Back, New Orleans Saints: Of all the running backs in New Orleans this is the guy you want. Sproles is averaging 11 fantasy points a game and against A Tampa Bay defense that is ranked 25th in the league we should see a very nice game here. Darren Sproles he runs, he catches, he julienne slices, he is a must start this week.
Sit: Reggie Wayne, Wide Receiver, Indianapolis Colts: No Peyton Manning. The Bengals are third in the league in fantasy points allowed to wide receivers. Wayne only has one touchdown for the season. Curtis Painter seems to find Pierre Garcon more often. You want me to keep going?
Sleeper: David Nelson, Wide Receiver, Buffalo Bills: Nelson should be getting more looks now with the injury to Donald Jones. The Giants also have holes in their secondary so Nelson could have a really nice game here particularly if this one turns into a shoot out.
Start: Cedric Benson, Running Back, Cincinnati Bengals: The Bengals are playing the Indianapolis Colts this week. Along with having no wins on the season, the Colts defense has been hideous against the run. The Colts rank 31st in the NFL stopping opposing running backs, giving up over 145 yards per game. If Benson has been on your bench the last few weeks he is a must start today.
Sit: Matt Schaub, Quarterback, Houston Texans: The last two weeks, Schaub has completed just 57% of his passes and has thrown three touchdowns and two interceptions. His number one target wide receiver Andre Johnson is still out, and he has a tough matchup. Last week, Schaub could only manage two scores and had two picks against the #29 defense against the pass in Oakland, this week he has the #8 ranked defense against the pass, the Baltimore Ravens. If you have a solid backup, you might want to consider sitting Schaub.
Sleeper: James Starks, Running Back, Green Bay Packers: This week the Pack hosts the St. Louis Rams. The Rams, happen to be dead last in the league in rush defense, giving up 180 yards per game. Even if the Pack throws it three times as much as they run it, Starks should be able to break a couple of big runs making him worth the risk as a flex option.