We are officially at the one quarter mark of the season and it’s serious now. Go on a roll and put some distance between you and your opponents. Or perhaps you need to make ground, after a slow start? The second month of the season is a crucial one and yes, there are byes every week to complicate matters.
Seasoned fantasy players know about the studs and chalky plays so at Bruno Boys we try to help wade through the matchups on those tougher decisions, or point out when there’s a great matchup that you should go all-in on.
Still, we feel very strong about these recommendations and you should use them to help guide you to your starting lineup.
Here are your Week 5 Fantasy Football Quarterbacks to Sit.
Gardiner Minshew, Jacksonville Jaguars at Carolina Panthers
Have you joined the Uncle Rico errr I mean, Gardiner Minshew bandwagon? There’s definitely a certain quality about him that makes him good for folks streaming quarterbacks, daily leagues or 2-QB leagues. He’s thrown for multiple scores since taking over under center and is averaging 226 yards per game. Again, not stellar but he’s been great in daily leagues because of his production at such a low cost.
That said, he’s on the road against a Panthers defense that has literally swallowed quarterbacks whole. The Panthers have sacked the quarterback 14 times in just the last two weeks, and none have thrown for more than 208 yards. Opposing quarterbacks are averaging just 1.0 passing touchdowns and 181.75 passing yards per game against Carolina, which is well below Minshew’s average.