Week 5 Fantasy Football Players to Start and Sit


Sep 30, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson (28) prepares for a game against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-US PREWIRE

To help you win your fantasy matchup this weekend, here are my week 5 fantasy football players to start and sit:

Guys to Start:

QB Christian Ponder, MIN (vs. TEN) – Ponder faces a Titans’ defense that is allowing 285 yards through the air per contest, so expect the former Florida State star to have another strong performance.

RB Chris Johnson, TEN (@ MIN) – Johnson had his coming out party last weekend as he rushed for 141 yards.  He is finally running like we all know he can, so do not be scared to plug CJ2K into your starting lineup.

WR James Jones, GB (@ IND) – Starting wide receiver Greg Jennings will be sitting out again this Sunday, so expect Jones to have another huge game for the cheesehads.

TE Scott Chandler, BUF (@ SF) – This season Chandler has caught 5 touchdowns and the 49ers’ defense has allowed 4 touchdowns to tight ends, making Chandler a must start this weekend.

IDP: Brooks Reed, HOU (@ NYJ) – The entire Houston defense may have a sack on Monday night, so start Reed with confidence this week.

Guys to Sit:

QB Cam Newton, CAR (vs. SEA) – Newton responded to his hometown criticism last week by scoring 3 touchdowns, but it will be a completely different story when he faces the Seahawks and the Boom Squad this Sunday.

RB Michael Bush, CHI (@ JAC) – Bush only received 10 carries last week for an uninspiring 29 yards and he will only get fewer touches with Matt Forte finally healthy.

WR Steve Johnson, BUF (@ SF) – Johnson only had 23 receiving yards last week, despite quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick throwing for an incredible 350 yards and 4 touchdowns.  Johnson will have a tough matchup this weekend, so it is better to show him the pine in week 5.

TE Brent Celek, PHI (@ PIT) – Celek will have a very tough time finding room to work against the always physical Pittsburgh defense.