Week 5 WR Start, Sit Fantasy Strategy: Fire Up The Justin Jefferson Train Again

We are now getting into the bye weeks with Green Bay and Detroit not playing this week. There are some chances that the Tennessee and the New England games scheduled get postponed. However, here are a lot of great spots this week given there are plenty of high scoring games to choose from with eight games over a 50 over/under set and two more games over 48. Passing offenses have been at a high level, partially due to some lacking penalty calls but also secondaries have not played well to start the 2020 season. There are not as many people to sit over these last two weeks because of how banged up the league is and how poor defesnes are playing.  Tune into our Week 5 Rankings & Projections to help with lineup decisions for your fantasy football teams.

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Jamison Crowder Vs. Arizona Cardinals

Jamison Crowder has only played two games this season, being Week 1 and Week 5. He has gone over the 100-yard mark in each game and has seven receptions in each. He also has 23 targets in those two games. While Sam Darnold won’t be starting this week, Joe Flacco will be and the Jets have limited options. Crowder should continue to see heavy targets and this bodes well because I to anticipate the Caridnals offense getting back in the groove which will cause the Jets to be chasing this one down.

DJ Moore @ Atlanta Falcons

Carolina has a solid offense but DJ Moore has not been producing to the point we have expected so far this season. It has been Robby Anderson and Mike Davis. Moore has only surpassed double-digit points just once this season. This is a concern but his volume has still been solid with 9, 13, 4, and 6 targets through the first four weeks. He will now get the Falcons secondary who continues to be shredded. They rank 31st in DVOA against the pass and are allowing the 10th most fantasy points per game to wide receivers so far this season.

Justin Jefferson @ Seattle Seahawks

Justin Jefferson has talked about the first four weeks being a preseason for him and the last two weeks are any indicaton of what he can do moving forward, we are looking at a legit star. He has now gone back-to-back weeks with over 100 yards and is averaging 87 yards per game this season. He will get a good game script this week as there is a lot of shootout potential. Seattle is also allowing the most fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers as it is a mix of the seocndary being bad and good game script for opposing teams.

Golden Tate @ Dallas Cowboys

Now there are a few things that have to give here as the Giants offense has been god awful through four weeks but so has the Cowboys defense. While the Dallas defense might be able to put up a decent week, I still like the Giants wide receivers against this secondary. Dallas continues to push the pace and are able to put up big numbers. With Sterling Shepard out, this leaves a few targets to go around. Tate has seen over five targets ine ach of the first three games which have been tougher matchups. This one is not. I like both him and Darius Slayton.

T.Y. Hilton @ Cleveland Browns

I sat T.Y. Hilton last week and it was a good play as he ended up with a 3-29-0 line. This week I am going to be starting him based on the matchup with the Browns. They are bottom five in fantasy poitns allowed to wide receivers this season and they were struggling before the matchup with Dallas last week. Hilton has failed to produce a worthy score but this week has some sneaky shootout potential with both defenses banged up or struggling.

Russell Gage Vs Carolina Panthers

There is a question mark around how healthy Julio Jones is and he played less than 20 snaps this past week. I am having questions myself as a Julio Jones owner and will be sitting him. Russell Gage would get a major bump in targets and the Panthers defense is one to target across the board. Gage is someone to look at and if he is out there in shallow leagues he is a great plug and play.

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A.J Green @ Baltimore Ravens

This might be the week AJ Green produces because it is a bad matchup and he has failed to capitalize on good matchups recently. I have gone back and forth on him all season and this week I am putting him on the bench against what is a good Baltimore secondary that has limited opposing wide receivers. With the emergence of Tee Higgins and Joe Burrow’s ability to spread the ball around, Green is only going to be worth playing in good matchups.

Preston Williams @ San Francisco 49ers

Preston Williams has seen just five targets over the last two games and with the emergence of Isaiah Ford and the targets mainly going to Mike Gesicki and DeVante Parker. If Williams is going to be a fourth or fifth option even, Williams isn’t startable despite all the hype around him this season. While I am not shying away from the 49ers defesne that is banged up, Williams volume is really the concern here.

Christian Kirk @ New York Jets

While Christian Kirk found the end zone this past week but this situation is not ideal at all. Arizona’s pass offense has actually not been very good and Kyler Murray’s rushing numbers have masked his passing production for fantasy. Kirk isn’t seein a ton of volume with just five as a season high. While the Jets matchup is usually one to target, I am not banking on Kirk breaking out in Week 5 and will be looking for other players.

Greg Ward @ Pittsburgh Steelers

Greg Ward has seen 18 targest over the last tw games and has been a fill-in option for those in deeper leagues. Now with potential guys returning and a very tough matchup against Pittsburgh, Ward is going to be pushed back into non-relevant role and doesn’t deserve to start this week regardless of the other people coming back.

Jason has been playing fantasy football for 20 years, starting back when Marshall Faulk was the top fantasy pick. He is well versed in various fantasy formats, from dynasty to super-flex. Jason not only enjoys playing, but helping others further their game.

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