Week 5 Fantasy Football Start 'Em, Sit 'Em: 3 QBs to Get You Back on Track

Kyle SkovCorrespondent IIOctober 8, 2011

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 2:   Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers throws a pass against the Chicago Bears at the Soldier Field on October 2, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois.  The Bears defeated the Panthers 34 to 29.  (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
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With so many injuries and under producing stars around the league you are probably looking at your fantasy roster and just shaking your head.  After a decent start you are looking to turn your season around starting this week.

It all starts at the most important position quarterback.

Here are three QBs that will get you back on track and where you want to be.


Cam Newton

This is just getting redundant seeing Cam Newton’s name each week.

Yes, he did not appear to be the type of quarterback that could throw the ball 30 or 40 times and rack up 350-plus yards in a game. Newton is and as a fantasy owner we have to embrace that.

Newton is going up against a Saints defense that has not looked very strong this season. The Saints have been giving up 281 yards and two touchdowns on average to quarterbacks this season.

That teamed up with the fact Newton has thrown for 1,386 yards through four games should have you ready to start the rookie.


Matt Schaub

Matt Schaub has had some quality starts this season but he has yet to really display what his arm is capable of.

The Raiders have given up the sixth most fantasy points to quarterbacks this season.

NEW ORLEANS, LA - SEPTEMBER 25:   Matt Schaub #8 of the Houston Texans throws a pass over  Scott Shanle #58 of the New Orleans Saints at Louisiana Superdome on September 25, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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Schaub does not have his number one weapon Andre Johnson in this matchup but it will not stop him from having a big game for you and your team.


Matthew Stafford

Matthew Stafford has been looking very strong this season. Stafford has over 1,200 yards passing this season and 11 touchdowns.

Eight of Stafford's 11 touchdowns have been to Calvin Johnson. As long as Johnson stays healthy, Stafford will continue to put up big numbers.

Matthew Stafford is the best quarterback for consistency this season and if you are struggling a trade for him should be in your cards.