Who to start and who to sit? That’s the question that plagues everyone who plays fantasy football on a weekly basis?
Honestly, it’s the one question you need to answer right in order to do well in this crazy game of fantasy. Will you get it right all the time? No, because football will surprise, especially if you buy into the adage: On any given Sunday, any team can beat any other team. But relax, we’re here to help you work through those decisions with as much information as you need to be confident in a decision you can stand by.
Running backs are the life force of every NFL offense, but whether you start them or leave them on the bench depends on how many touches they get, where they get those touches and how well they pick up the blitz. When and where do your backs get to touch the football? What’s the state of their team’s passing game? Do you have a feature back or a specialist? It’s the difference between an RB2 and a Flex, a PPR starter and a non-PPR grinder, or simply a start or a sit.
Here are the Week 5 Fantasy Football Running Backs to Sit.
Myles Gaskin, Miami Dolphins at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay’s pass defense is in shambles but they have carried over their 2020 level of play against the run. They shut down Ezekiel Elliott, Damien Harris, and Mike Davis this season and only Cordarrelle Patterson eluded them for two touchdowns.
Meanwhile Gaskin has hit the skids for the first month of the season. He is averaging under 8.0 rushing attempts per game and has caught 12-of-16 targets for 57 yards and worst of all, has not found the end zone yet. He’s not likely to find it in Week 5 either as the Dolphins will be testing this secondary with their receivers to see if they can find similar success that so many other teams have found against the Bucs.