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. We’re here to help you work through those decisions.
Here are the Week 5 Fantasy Football Wide Receivers to Start.
Wide receivers are becoming the root of any successful fantasy teams and points per reception (PPR) has become more of the norm. Some receivers have a nose for the end zone, others do not. The position can be subdivided into elite receivers who can do it all, high target/reception slot receivers, some can rush the ball and some who return kicks.
Regardless of where your receivers get categorized, the bottom line is, can they beat their coverage? Here are a few that match up well.
PPR Alert: Brandin Cooks, Houston Texans vs. New England Patriots
As we expected Cooks had a down week being guarded by the Bills’ secondary. However, this is a prime week for a bounce-back game. Cooks is still getting a bulk of the targets no matter the quarterback, no matter the situation. Despite not having Stephon Gilmore around, New England has held their own. The secondary hasn’t put up a bad game necessarily, but there’s room for receivers to get their fantasy points.
High volume possession receivers have made a dent against New England, for example Braxton Berrios and Antonio Brown have had good games if you’re getting a full point per reception. If Cooks can just get a good look in the end zone, he could finish Week 5 with a big game against his old team.