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Fantasy Football Week Five Start'em Sit'em

Oct 09, 2015 04:16AM ● Published by Jake Mackey

We are now officially one quarter of the way through the National Football League season. That means we have some decent insight as to who in the fantasy world is a pretender and also who was worth the high draft pick. In addition, some players that were not drafted have now made names for themselves. If your looking to continue your hot streak or get back on track in week five, check out who I think you should start.

Tyrod Taylor: Going up against a very weak Titans defense, expect Tyrod Taylor to make plays with both his arm and his legs. Many, (including myself) have picked up Taylor as an insurance policy for injured quarterbacks such as Tony Romo and Ben Roethilisberger. Last week against the Giants he put up thirteen points in standard scoring leagues, against the worse pass defense in the league at the time. He got better as the game went on, and that should continue into this week.

Allen Hurns: My best pick up of the season thus far has been Allen Hurns. Last week I snagged him off the waiver wire, and he delivered with thirty-one points against the Colts. This week the Jaguars will take on in-state rival, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. With a lot of attention directed towards Allen Robinson, look for Hurns to break free for some big plays. Pick him up and keep him on your roster.

Dion Lewis: The biggest surprise on the New England Patriots thus far this season has been without a doubt running back Dion Lewis. Lewis was signed to a two-year extension on Thursday worth about four-million dollars over two years. This week they will travel to Texas, to take on the depleted Dallas Cowboys. Sean Lee is basically being forced to play with a concussion, and for a linebacker, that is a bad sign. Expect the Patriots to focus heavily on the short passing game, with Lewis as a centerpiece.

Terrence Williams: If you need a wide receiver desperately for this week, take a flyer on the Cowboys Terrence Williams. Dallas will more than likely lose to the Patriots fairly decisively, but going up against an inexperienced Patriots secondary, with Brandon Weeden behind a stellar offensive line, Williams could have a touchdown or two.

Todd Gurley: More and more each week, Todd Gurley is becoming the player football observers expected him to be coming out of the draft. He is a forceful runner that will be a star in the league one day. This Sunday, he will go against the Green Bay Packers who are arguably the best team in the league right now. However, Green Bay has a weak run defense, and the Rams will focus heavily on the run. 
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