Oct 5, 2012
Setting your lineup can be difficult once the full bye weeks commence, and that is where we find ourselves in Week 5. The waiver wire has been picked clean, options are limited and you’re stuck with some tough lineup decisions. Our Fantasy FootballWeek 5 Sit ‘Ems should help you decide who to bench, and as usual there are some big names on this list.
The biggest names are running backs Fred Jackson of the Buffalo Bills and Chris Johnson of the Tennessee Titans. Jackson returned from injury to play last week but only had 29 rushing yards. Johnson had his best game of the season with 141 yards, but he still finds himself on this list as well because of a tough matchup in Week 5.
QUARTERBACKS - SIT ‘EM
Matt Cassel (Kansas City Chiefs) vs. Baltimore
With two solid performances and one that wasn’t terrible thus far, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel may be an attractive option this week. However, playing against the Baltimore Ravens does not make Cassel a good start this week. The Ravens are giving up an average of just 13.3 fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks. Consider the Ravens have forced more turnovers (8) than passing touchdowns allowed (2) from opposing quarterbacks, and as you can see from Cassel’s numbers thus far, he’s quite fond of turning the ball over. He’s got 10 turnovers to just five touchdown passes.
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Ryan Fitzpatrick (Buffalo Bills) @ San Francisco
What you saw out of Buffalo Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick last week seems to be typical of him - interceptions to match his touchdowns. Those 350 yards and four touchdowns offset the turnovers to turn in a good fantasy performance for Fitzpatrick, but consider before that Fitzpatrick’s game high this season was 208 yards. Where are the yards going to come from this week against the San Francisco 49ers? San Francisco ranks fifth in passing yards allowed and fourth in points allowed per game. To make things worse for Fitzpatrick, the game is a West coast game and East coast teams have a poor history when traveling all the way across the country.