Welcome back, Brainiacs! We've got Adam Filadelfo (@Frostt24) here again to provide for you our version of "start 'em, sit 'em." We call it "Fine or Pine"... Here we go!
Week five is about to begin and you're still pining over your roster
deciding which players to start and which to bench. Thanks to bye weeks,
you may be forced to go in a direction you weren't looking forward to
going in. Read on for help setting up your week five lineup.
Fine- Philip Rivers- After decimating Dallas in week four to the tune of
four hundred plus yards and three touchdowns, the revitalized Rivers
needs to be started every week now. The Bolts get the Raiders in week
five and even though Oakland looks to be much improved, Rivers will
still be able to move the ball and score points.
Pine- Andy Dalton- After a disappointing week four performance against
the Browns where the Bengals only managed to produce six points, Dalton
won't have any better luck facing the improved Patriots defense. In week
four, Dalton was abysmal throwing for two hundred and six yards and an
interception. He has proven he isn't a viable fantasy option.
Fine- Reggie Bush- After compiling a total of one hundred and seventy
three yards in week four, Bush is a must start against the Packers this
week. With the threat of Calvin Johnson making big plays, Bush will be
left to get enough touches to have another spectacular fantasy week.
Pine- DeMarco Murray- The only way for Dallas to hang with Denver is to
score a massive amount of points. That means more Romo and less Murray.
The Cowboys seem hellbent on throwing the ball and that doesn't bode
well for Murray and the run game. He did have a total of ninety one
yards in week four but San Diego is not Denver.
Fine- DeSean Jackson- Granted D-Jax hasn't been much of a fantasy factor
the last couple of weeks but this week the Eagles get the Giants. The
New York D/ST has given up a total of one hundred and thirty four points
and over fifteen hundred yards so far this season. The Eagles can
definitely score points and Jackson will take advantage of that.
Pine- T.Y. Hilton- Even though he has shown he's a capable fantasy
receiver, the Colts just don't seem to be using him very much. He had
nine targets versus the Jaguars and only managed five receptions for
forty eight yards. Stay away from Hilton if you have a better option
until he proves he can be more consistent.
Fine- Antonio Gates- It's looked like vintage Chargers the first four
weeks with Rivers connecting with Gates. After four weeks, Gates has
twenty five receptions for three hundred and sixty four yards and two
touchdowns. Expect that trend to continue through week five when San
Diego faces Oakland.
Pine- Brandon Myers- If you were forced to play Myers last week against
Kansas City, you received a goose egg for points. Myers is being asked
to stay in and block more due to the mess that is the Giants O- line and
owners don't get fantasy points for that. If you have a better option
at tight end, use it.
Fine- Kansas City- The Titans will be without their starting quarterback
Jake Locker and I wouldn't count on Ryan Fitzpatrick to do much against
a tough Chiefs defense. Through four weeks, the Chiefs have given up
only thirty nine points to go along with eighteen sacks and five
interceptions. Coming off of a week four win against the Giants, they
only gave up a touchdown to Victor Cruz. With a Titans running game that
isn't scaring anyone, it will be difficult for the Titans to do much
Pine- Dallas- As good as the Dallas defense has been for fantasy owners,
they face Denver this week and no defense has shown they are even
capable of slowing the Broncos down. Peyton has too many weapons and
already has sixteen touchdowns through four weeks. I don't see the
Cowboys doing much of anything to stop Peyton aside from maybe an
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