NFL Week 5 Sit/Start Report

Time for fantasy owners to get Antonio Gates back into their lineups

Time for fantasy owners to get Antonio Gates back into their lineups

Start – Antonio Gates:  Fresh off a four game suspension, Gates couldn’t have come back at a more opportunistic time. Malcolm Floyd and Stevie Johnson are both questionable with injuries, paving the way for more balls going to Philip Rivers favorite target. To make things even more appealing for the embattled Gates, the Chargers play at home against a Pittsburgh defense allowing the third most points in fantasy to tight ends. Gates will pick off right where he left off last season.

Start – Mike Evans:  After missing the first two games of the season, Evans put up a Jekyll and Hyde performance the following two weeks. Expect Evans to return back to the norm facing a middling Jaguars defense in week 5. Evans is still Jameis Winston favorite target and although the rookie is having some freshman struggles, Evans should produce off sheer volume.

Start – Boobie Dixon:  With LeSean McCoy slated to miss one more game and Karlos Williams undergoing the NFL concussion protocol, next in line is Anthony ‘Boobie’ Dixon. At 6-foot-1, 230 pounds, Dixon will be a tough tackle against the soft Titans defense. Dixon is in line to receive the lions-share of a run-first offense and will be able to produce off the ample amount of touches. If you’re looking for a bye-week flier, Dixon can be a sneaky plug-and-play this Sunday.

Sit – Golden Tate:  Failing to record more than 80 yards or a touchdown through a quarter of the NFL season, Golden Tate is just not a viable fantasy starter any longer. Muddled in a struggling Detroit Lions offense and in the shadows of Calvin Megatron Johnson, Tate can’t find a space to produce. Furthermore, with a banged up quarterback and a vengeful Arizona Cardinals team coming to town, Tate is not the person to start in any format week 5.

Sit – Isaiah Crowell:  After putting up his second best fantasy output of the season, fantasy owners may want to sit Crowell for week 5. Crowell put up over 120 total yards but rookie running mate, Duke Johnson Jr. also had over 110 total yards and a touchdown. Running back coach, Wilbert Montgomery hinted at the rookie being utilized heavily this season, putting a ceiling on Crowell. The Ravens have allowed the sixth fewest fantasy points to tailbacks this season. If you have better options than Crowell this week, start them.

Sit – C.J. Anderson:  C.J. Anderson owners are certainly kicking themselves, especially if Ronnie Hillman was not picked up as a handcuff. Anderson had his best showing of the season last week with 11 carries for 43 yards. However, it was Hillman who made the most out of 11 carries going for 103 yards and a score. Hillman has yet to leapfrog Anderson on the depth chart but a full on committee is upon us. Even with an encouraging matchup against the Raiders, Anderson is not worth the headache.

 

 

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