Some key players - starting and sitting - here's some great tips from Dr. Nate Wenneker
Eli Manning, NYG (vs. PHI) – Manning showed some signs of life last week finally giving fantasy owners a semi-decent game. If you’ve been sticking with Eli, your loyalty could be rewarded this week against a very poor Eagles defense. Statistically, it’s a great match up for Manning and an opportunity for the Giants to get their first win this season.
Jay Cutler, CHI (vs. NO) – Believe it or not, the Saints are giving up the least amount of fantasy points to opposing QB so far this season and Cutler is coming off a less than stellar Week 4 performance. If you have better options this week, you may want to use them.
Maurice Jones-Drew, JAC (vs. STL) – All things considered, if I owned MJD, it would be hard for me to start him with confidence in any match-up, but if you’re ready give him one more chance, this would be the week to do it. The Rams are giving up the most fantasy points to opposing running backs in the NFL.
DeAngelo Williams, CAR (vs. ARI) – Williams has been bright a spot for fantasy owners after years of having a crowded backfield in Carolina. While we can acknowledge that Williams is having a good season, this may not be his week. Arizona is one of the stingiest run defenses in the league and the chances of Williams getting to the end zone this week are limited.
Hakeem Nicks, NYG (vs. PHI) – Hello Hakeem! Welcome back to relevancy. After a poor start to the season, Nicks could be in for a big game, along with fellow WR Victor Cruz. The Eagles are terrible against in the pass giving up the most fantasy points and TDs to opposing wide-outs.
TY Hilton, IND (vs. SEA) – TY Hilton is a talent, but he didn’t have big game last week and this would appear to be even tougher matchup this week against the top rated pass defense. If you have better options this week, you might want to use them.
Greg Olson, CAR (vs. ARI) – You are probably starting Greg Olson if you have him in your tight end spot, but if you were debating; this should seal the deal for you. The Cardinals give up the second most points to opposing tight ends and with a solid Arizona run defense, Carolina will likely be looking for Olson to be big part of the game plan
Brandon Myers, NYG (vs. PHI) – As poor as the Philly D is against the pass, they are surprisingly tough against tight ends. They are giving up less than six fantasy points to opposing tight ends.
Carolina Panthers (vs. ARI) – The Panthers D has looked good thru the first three weeks. They had a bye in Week 4, so they have had extra time to plan for the Cardinals, who are giving up the eighth most fantasy points to opposing defenses.
Dallas Cowboys (vs. DEN) – Here’s a simple rule to follow, don’t play a defense who is facing the Denver Broncos. Defenses who face the Broncos are averaging negative fantasy points. It doesn’t get any worse than that. Stay clear of Dallas this week.