NFL Week 5 Fantasy Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em

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Fantasy football gives us all an opportunity to be somewhat of an NFL general manager. Here are this weeks picks on who you should start, and who you should bench on your fantasy squad.

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Start ‘Em

Tom Brady – New England Patriots

Yeah… Duh… I know. Tom Brady gets the start against any defense, any week. This week Brady should be exceptional given he’s going up against the same Bengals secondary that allowed Cleveland Browns starter Brian Hoyer to throw for nearly 300 yards and 2 touchdowns. If Hoyer can put up those numbers, what will All-Pro QB Tom Brady do?

Sit ‘Em

Russell Wilson – Seattle Seahawks

The Seahawks are 4-0 for the first time in franchise history but Russell Wilson has been pretty unspectacular statistically. Wilson ranks 27th in the league among pass attempts and that’s in large part to Marshawn Lynch carrying the load of the offense as well as the team holding solid leads against the 49ers and Jaguars. The Texans effectively shut down the passing attack last week and the Colts could do the same, having only allowed two passing TD’s so far this season.

Which running backs get’s benched this week?