NFL's Fantasy Football Week 5 Start Sit

Football Maniaxs@@FantasymaniaxsSenior Writer IOctober 7, 2009

PHILADELPHIA - SEPTEMBER 27:  DeSean Jackson #10 of the Philadelphia Eagles runs for a second quarter touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs during their game on September 27, 2009 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Travis Lindquist/Getty Images)

By Chad Samuels.

Start of the Week

We have mentioned before Tampa Bay needs help in their pass defense. Normally, I would be a little hesitant to suggest starting someone against them because Tampa Bay has begun to give up less fantasy points to wide receivers. Through four weeks the Buccaneers have given up an average of 27.1 fantasy points to wide receivers. While the last three weeks the Bucs are giving up an average of 21.3 fantasy points to wide receivers. Still I think it is a good play to target the Bucs this week.

The Philadelphia Eagles are coming off a bye week. They should be well rested and prepared to take on the Buccaneers. It is still too early to determine who will start. It is either Eagles QB Kevin Kolb or QB Donovan McNabb. Still, I don’t think it will matter much. Kolb has played well during McNabb‘s injury. McNabb is talented and plays best under adversity. Kolb had two good performances.

The pressure is on Donovan to produce or possibly lose his job to Kolb. Either QB is good enough to make Eagles WR DeSean Jackson a great play this week. Other Eagles may play well and worth a start if you have bye week issues. Still Jackson should be able to put up very good numbers despite Tampa Bay’s passing defense improving...

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