Week 5 Starts and Sits

Week 5 Starts and Sits

It is time to reveal out week 5 starts and sits for the week! Know for our week 5 starts and sits we go through every position at every game. These are based on our projections and they may not directly correlate with your specific start and sits for your team. If you have any questions feel free to reach out to us or follow us on Instagram @the_football_therapist. There you will also find our starts and sits for Thursday games. (Note for all week 5 starts and sits they are based on PPR formats. Be sure to check our rankings and ask questions!) 

Criteria Based on FantasyPros

Quarterbacks: 18.5 points

RBs/WRs: 10.5 ppr points

TEs: Potential Top 12 outlook

Rams at Seahawks

Starts

QB: Matthew Stafford, Russell Wilson

RB: Darrell Henderson

WR: Cooper Kupp, Robert Woods, DK Metcalf, Tyler Lockett

TE: None

Sits

QB: None

RB: Sony Michel, Alex Collins, Travis Homer

WR: Van Jefferson 

TE: Tyler Higbee, Gerald Everett*

Jets at Falcons

Start

QB: None

RB: Michael Carter, Mike Davis, Cordarrelle Patterson

WR: Jamison Crowder, Corey Davis, Olamide Zaccheaus

TE: Kyle Pitts

Sit

QB: Zach Wilson, Matt Ryan

RB: None

WR: Braxton Berrios

TE: Ryan Griffin

Packers at Bengals

Start

QB: Aaron Rodgers, Joe Burrow

RB: Aaron Jones

WR: Davante Adams, Randall Cobb, Tee Higgins, JaMarr Chase, Tyler Boyd

TE: Robert Tonyan

Sit

QB: None

RB: AJ Dillon, Joe Mixon*, Samaje Perine, Chris Evans

WR: Marquez Valdez-Scantling

TE: C.J. Uzomah

Joe Burrow should have a quality game against a banged up Packers defense.

Lions at Vikings

Start

QB: Kirk Cousins

RB: D’Andre Swift, Alexander Mattison

WR: Justin Jefferson, Adam Thielen

TE: TJ Hockenson

Sit

QB: Jared Goff

RB: Jamaal Williams

WR: Amon-Ra St Brown, Quintez Cephus, KJ Osborn

TE: Tyler Conklin

Broncos at Steelers

Start

QB: None

RB: Najee Harris

WR: Courtland Sutton, Diontae Johnson

TE: Noah Fant

Sit

QB: Drew Lock/Teddy B*, Ben Roethlisberger

RB: Javonte Williams, Melvin Gordon

WR: Tim Patrick, Chase Claypool, JuJu Smith-Schuster

TE: Eric Ebron, Pat Freiermuth

Dolphins at Bucs

Start

QB: Tom Brady

RB: Leonard Fournette

WR: Jaylen Waddle, Antonio Brown, Mike Evans

TE: Mike Gesicki, Cameron Brate

Sit

QB: Jacoby Brissett 

RB: Myles Gaskin, Ronald Jones, Gio Bernard* may not play

WR: Albert Wilson, Chris Godwin

TE: OJ Howard

Oct 3, 2021; Foxboro, MA, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) celebrates the win over the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports

Saints at Washington

Start

QB: None

RB: Alvin Kamara, JD McKissic

WR: Terry McLaurin

TE: None

Sit

QB: Jameis Winston, Taylor Heinicke 

RB: Antonio Gibson

WR: Marquez Calloway, Deonte Harris, Curtis Samuel

TE: Juwan Johnson, Ricky Seals-Jones

Eagles at Panthers

Start

QB: Jalen Hurts, Sam Darnold

RB: Christian McCaffrey* may play

WR: DeVonta Smith, DJ Moore

TE: Dallas Goedert

Sit

QB: None

RB: Miles Sanders, Kenneth Gainwell, Chuba Hubbard* if McCaffrey does not play

WR: Jalen Reagor, Quez Watkins, Robby Anderson

TE: Tommy Tremble, Ian Thomas

Titans at Jaguars

Start

QB: Ryan Tannehill, Trevor Lawrence

RB: Derrick Henry, James Robinson

WR: AJ Brown, Laviska Shenault, Marvin Jones

TE: None

Sit

QB: None

RB: None

WR: Josh Reynolds, Chester Rodgers

TE:

Patriots at Texans

Start

QB: Mac Jones

RB: Damien Harris 

WR: Jakobi Meyers

TE: Hunter Henry, Jonnu Smith

Sit

QB: Davis Mills

RB: Mark Ingram, David Johnson, Phillip Lindsay

WR: Kendrick Bourne, Nelson Aghelor, Brandin Cooks

TE: None

Bears at Raiders

Start

QB: Derek Carr

RB: Damien Williams, Josh Jacobs

WR: Darnell Mooney, Hunter Renfrow

TE: Darren Waller

Sit

QB: Justin Fields

RB: Kenyan Drake

WR: Allen Robinson, Henry Ruggs, Bryan Edwards

TE: Cole Kmet

Browns at Chargers

Start

QB: Justin Herbert

RB: Nick Chubb, Kareem Hunt, Austin Ekeler

WR: Odell Beckham Jr, Keenan Allen, Mike Williams

TE: Austin Hooper

Sit

QB: Baker Mayfield

RB: None

WR: Rashard Higgins, Jaylen Guyton

TE: Jared Cook

Giants at Cowboys

Start

QB: Daniel Jones, Dak Prescott

RB: Saquon Barkley, Ezekiel Elliott

WR: Kenny Golladay, Kadarius Toney, Ceedee Lamb, Amari Cooper

TE: Dalton Shultz

Sit

QB: None

RB: Tony Pollard

WR: John Ross, Sterling Shephard*, Darius Slayton* check injuries, Cedrick Wilson

TE: Evan Engram

Barkley should continue to thrive against a solid Cowboys defense.

49ers at Cardinals

Start

QB: Trey Lance, Kyler Murray

RB: Trey Sermon*, James Conner, Chase Edmonds* may not play

WR: Deebo Samuel, Brandon Aiyuk, DeAndre Hopkins, Christian Kirk, AJ Green

TE: Ross Dwelly

Sit

QB: None

RB: Elijah Mitchell

WR: Rondale Moore

TE: Maxx Williams

Bills at Chiefs

Start

QB: Josh Allen, Patrick Mahomes

RB: Devin Singletary, Zack Moss, Clyde Edwards-Helaire

WR: Stefan Diggs, Emmanuel Sanders, Cole Beasley, Tyreek Hill

TE: Dawson Knox, Travis Kelce

Sit

QB: None

RB: Darrel Williams

WR: Mecole Hardman, Bryon Pringle

TE: None

Colts at Ravens

Start

QB: Lamar Jackson

RB: Jonathan Taylor, Latavius Murray

WR: Michael Pittman, Marquise Brown, Sammy Watkins

TE: Mark Andrews

Sit

QB: Carson Wentz

RB: Marlon Mack, Leveon Bell

WR: Parris Campbell, Zach Pascal

TE: Jack Doyle

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