One of these "18s" is not like the other. If you are riding high in week five, let's keep it going! If you are looking for a turnaround, now is the time! Here are my starts and sits for week five!
START - Justin Jefferson @ SEA
Despite Ryan Fitzpatrick's week 4 stinker, Seattle has been awful against the pass, and has allowed at LEAST one 100 Yard receiver in each game. All of Calvin Ridley, Julio Jones, Russell Gage, Michael Gallup, and DeVante Parker have hit the 100 Yard mark against Seattle, and considering Jefferson has already done it twice, he is in a prime spot to continue that trend. He's also had back to back weeks of 33.5% target share and 22.7% target share. Plus Jamal Adams is out (again) and the Vikings will need to pass the ball to stay in this game.
START - Kenyan Drake @ NYJ
Despite a lack of involvement in the passing game, Drake is still averaging 18 touches per game and has played a minimum of 65% of the offensive snaps each week. The games the Cardinals actually won, Drake put up 14.5 and 11.5 points respectively. It's do or die for Drake this week, and if he can't pull together a big game here, then it's time for him to ride the bench.
START - Darius Slayon @ DAL
After a rough start, Daniel Jones now has the 6th Easiest QB schedule the rest of the year. Starting with a divisional matchup with Dallas. Slayton has been averaging roughly 7/8 targets per game on the season, including a 19% target share last week, and a 22% target share in Week 3. He now gets a Cowboys' defense with NO secondary, and has a chance at a big blow up game. I also like Evan Engram a lot this week as well!
Other Starts; Devonta Freeman @ DAL & D.J. Moore @ ATL
Desperate Starts; Ian Thomas @ ATL & Tim Patrick @ NE
SIT - A.J. Green @ BAL
Last week, Green had a 13.9% target share. That's behind Boyd (22.2%), Tee Higgins (19.4%), and even Joe Mixon (16.7%). The week before wasn't any better with a 13.6% target share. So, in essence he's being left in the dust and now he faces either Marlon Humphrey or Marcus Peters. Both of which combined with his targets is enough for him to ride the bench until further notice.
SIT - Ryan Tannehill vs BUF
Tannehill has been great in the games he's played, and has been a QB1 in most, if not all games since becoming the starter last year. But the Titans haven't had ANY time at the facility to prepare for one of the best teams in the AFC, also being one of the best defenses. He enters the game without two of his starting WRs (Corey Davis and Adam Humphries both on COVID list), while their #1 WR is still nursing an injury and likely won't be 100% if he does play.
SIT - Austin Hooper vs IND
Last week was impressive, and some might think Hooper is back! But, in reality, the Browns face the #1 defense against the pass, allowing under 200 Yards per game in the air. Plus, TE David Njoku is returning off IR, which can only hurt Hooper's chance at targets.
Other Sits; Le'Veon Bell vs ARI & Joshua Kelley @ NO
Lower Expectations; Jerick McKinnon vs MIA & Devin Singletary @ TEN
GOOD LUCK IN WEEK 5! :)