Fantasy Football: Start Em , Sit Em Week 5

John MatheosContributor IIOctober 9, 2010

Fantasy Football: Start Em , Sit Em Week 5

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    Hello fantasy football fans, I'm back again with my hot instincts on who to start or sit for week 5 of the NFL.

    This week is extremely crucial for some teams. Furthermore, some players have  a lot to prove this week because they have been slumping for quite some time. Nonetheless, I will unleash five players that I believe will have a great week 5.

    In contrast, I will also unravel five other players that are a must to stay away from.

    Once again I want to thank all my followers from twitter and facebook for their kind feedback.

    Have a great week 5!

10. Donovan McNabb, QB, Washington Redskins: Start

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    Donovan McNabb has had a shaky start to the 2011 NFL season. His stats haven't been up to his potential as of late.

    Although he got the job done against the Philadelphia Eagles, he did show some sign of drop in his game. 

    This week is different.

    McNabb goes up against the Green Bay Packers. McNabb has had some of his best games against the Packers.

    Look for McNabb to place some big numbers this Sunday!

    My prediction for McNabb: 278 yards passing, 25 yards rushing, two touchdowns

9. Vernon Davis, TE, San Francisco 49ers: Start

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    Vernon Davis is one of the elite tight ends in the game as of now. His team has been struggling as of late.

    This week they play against the beat up Philadelphia Eagles. The 0-4 San Francisco 49ers have their backs against the wall this week.

    They need a big game from all their stars. My football instincts predict that the 49ers will play to their death this Sunday. I don't know if they will win, but chances are they will bring their A game.

    Davis will have a huge game this week.

    My prediction for Davis: 75 yards receiving, one touchdown

8. Shaun Hill, QB, Detroit Lions: Start

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    Shaun Hill has turned out to be a good quarterback. He's jumped into the shoes of Matthew Stafford and taken his game to the next level.

    I know the Lions have been struggling for the past few years, but this year they've lost close games in multiple weeks.

    Don't kid yourself, the Lions are just a few steps away from making the playoffs in the years to come. Even though this is Stafford's team, Hill has shown great potential ever since Stafford has gone down with his injury.

    Which brings me to my next point. Start Shaun Hill if you have your main quarterback in a bye week.

    It's gonna be a shoot out in St. Louis this week.

    My prediction for Shaun Hill: 300 yards passing, three touchdowns, two interceptions

7. Austin Collie, WR, Indianapolis Colts: Start

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    Austin Collie is going through his breakout season. This kid is blooming at the right time. He's got all the right tools to become one of the elite players in the league.

    Right now he's the best fantasy wide  receiver in the league. I know many are saying that he's an automatic starter for fantasy football. In some leagues that I play in, I find that fantasy owners still have him riding the pine.

    Come on people get Collie in your lineup as soon as possible. This week Collie plays against the Kansas City Chiefs.

    This will be an air show from the beginning.

    My prediction for Collie: 125 yards receiving, two touchdowns

6. Jamaal Charles, RB, Kansas City Chiefs: Start

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    Ok gentlemen, if there was a player that would have a phenomenal week, I would have to go with Jamaal Charles.

    Kansas City Chiefs play against a battered Indianapolis Colts. The Colts are suffering with an abundant of injuries.

    With that said, Charles will have a big game, maybe even a career game.

    My big bold prediction for Charles is: 150 plus yards rushing, 75 yards receiving, two touchdowns

5. Kyle Orton, QB, Denver Broncos: Sit

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    Kyle Orton is having the time of his life in Denver. He's been throwing the ball next to perfect this season.

    He's thrown multiple 300 yard games and shown the rest of the league his true skills. This week is different, Orton goes up against the Baltimore Ravens who's defense matches up pretty good against the Denver Broncos.

    So the point I'm trying to make is that Orton will struggle this week. I believe that Orton will face tremendous pressure from all angles this Sunday.

    Look for Orton's numbers to take a drastic hit this week.

    My projection for Orton this week: 235 yards passing, one fumble, two interceptions, one touchdown

4. Philadelphia Team Defense: Sit

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    The Philadelphia Eagles are playing against the struggling San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers haven't  won a game this year.

    In addition, the Eagles are hurting in the health department. Don't get me wrong I'm a big Eagles fan, but I have to be real.

    The 49ers will run the ball down the throat of the Eagles this Sunday. Furthermore, the 49ers will have their first win this week.

    My projection for the Eagles this week: 24 points allowed

3. Mark Sanchez, QB, New York Jets: Sit

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    Mark Sanchez is extremely overrated. I don't understand how fantasy owners actually start him week in and out.

    This week he plays against a tough defense. The Minnesota Vikings are looking to draw blood this week against the Jets.

    Please, if you have Sanchez services, sit him out this week. As a matter of fact, I would release him.

    My projection for Sanchez this week: 145 yards passing, one interception

2. Peyton Hillis, RB, Cleveland Browns: Sit

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    Peyton Hillis has been a surprise this year in the NFL. He's shocked the NFL with his smash mouth running ability. He has the ability to become a great running back in the NFL if he can avoid injury.

    Currently he's got a thigh injury which might affect him this week. My best bet says to rest Hillis this week and if you have Jerome Harrison to start his services this week.

    My projection for Hillis this week: 45 yards rushing

1. Kevin Kolb, QB, Philadelphia Eagles: Sit

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    When the Philadelphia Eagles drafted Kevin Kolb in the draft a few years back, there was a reason he was ignored in the first round.

    Kolb isn't the prototype quarterback in the NFL that we all had imagined. His technique to throw the ball looks completely off to be honest.

    For one, he telegraphs his passes. After watching him play against the Washington Redskins, I could see that he takes to long to release the ball.

    He's gonna struggle this week against the San Francisco 49ers. I actually see him having a worse game than week one. Believe me, that's hard to do!

    Anyhow, I hope I'm wrong on this one, but I have to think logically.

    Kevin Kolb's projection this week: 175 yards passing, three interceptions, one touchdown

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