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Fantasy Start/Sit: Week 5

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  • Adam Thielen vs. New York Giants

Yes, he’s had a horrific start to the year, but this is the week where Adam Thielen finally breaks out. I strangely have confidence in Kirk Cousins’ ability to play a quality game against a weak Giants Pass D, and with Stefon Diggs’ availability and effort a massive question mark, Thielen’s an easy play on Sunday. New York has had terrible corner play and there’s little reason to think that will stop against one of the league’s best.

  • Jimmy Graham vs. Dallas Cowboys

Like it or not, Jimmy Graham is a darn valuable piece right now. He’s a red-zone machine and with Davante Adams out, his targets are sure to increase (he had 9 last week). Graham may not be able to block anything, but fantasy football couldn’t care less about that.

  • Jacoby Brissett vs. Kansas City Chiefs

Despite the doom and gloom surrounding the franchise, Jacoby Brissett is surprisingly 9th among quarterbacks in fantasy points. He’s been getting his touchdowns, and even if his game revolves primarily around a dink and dunk style right now, Brissett is simply producing. Against a porous D, there’s little reason to think the Colts signal-caller won’t get at least 250 yards and a couple of touchdowns - which is ultimately good enough for a fantasy start.


  • Miles Sanders vs. New York Jets

He’s had marginal production to start the year, and with Jordan Howard playing better than him in limited action last week, I just can’t count on the 2nd Round pick to produce a worthwhile stat line.

  • Daniel Jones vs. Minnesota Vikings

Danny “Dimes” may be all the buzz right now, but he runs into a dreadful match-up this week. Playing just okay against a terrible Washington team last Sunday, Jones is a prime candidate for his first “welcome to the NFL” moment against a stingy Vikings D.

  • A.J. Brown vs. Buffalo Bills

Tennessee might be the most confusing team in football, and playing a strong Bills secondary doesn’t make fantasy decisions any easier. Even with his 2 touchdowns last week, I can’t trust Brown - or any Titan besides Derrick Henry - this weekend.