2021 Fantasy Football Week 5 Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em: Quarterbacks
The quarterback position is seeing some new faces rise to the top of fantasy football. It’s time to continue our fantasy series with a fantasy football Week 5 quarterbacks start ’em sit ’em evaluation.
There are some great fantasy QBs on good teams, as well as ones on bad teams. Kyler Murray and Josh Allen are good examples of a top fantasy QB on a great team. While guys like Daniel Jones and Jalen Hurts produce numbers, but aren’t winning games.
Most of the elite QBs in the league do sit at the top of the leaderboards through Week 4 of the NFL. So there isn’t any “new” information you will need to know about for this week. With that said, here is our fantasy football Week 5 quarterbacks start ’em sit ’em breakdown for your fantasy football leagues.
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Fantasy Football Week 5 Quarterbacks Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em
Dak Prescott – Dallas Cowboys
Many overlooked Dak and the Cowboys’ offense in fantasy drafts but now sit among the top. Besides the game against the LA Chargers, Dak has balled out. He threw for only 188 yards last week but finished with four touchdown passes in the win over the Panthers on Thursday night.
This week he’ll face the NY Giants this weekend who are ranked 24th against QBs. This should be another solid production in what is one of the NFL’s best rivalries.
Daniel Jones – New York Giants
Jones is one of the more underrated fantasy QBs so far this season. In three of the four games he’s played, he’s surpassed 21 fantasy points. Jones does turn the ball over frequently, the consequence is so slim, that his fantasy numbers are still great. He’s currently the 11th ranked fantasy QB, sitting one behind 2020 MVP Aaron Rodgers.
Jones is facing the Cowboys who are ranked 29th against opposing QBs. This should be another great time to play his best, on somewhat of a national stage against the rival Cowboys. This could potentially be a high-scoring affair, and Jones will be a big part of it if it happens.
Matthew Stafford – Los Angeles Rams
Stafford is loving the change of scenery from Detriot to LA. He has two legit threats at receiver in Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods. Kupp is dominating this season, giving Stafford a ton of value. Stafford didn’t play his greatest this past week against the Arizona Cardinals but should be in line for a bounceback game against Seattle.
The Rams will play on a short week for Thursday Night Football against the Seahawks. The Seahawks are ranked 25th against opposing QB’s, so he should find his rhythm once again. Seattle doesn’t have the same defense it used to, so Safford should be a QB1 in your leagues this week.
Ryan Tannehill – Tennessee Titans
The Titans are dealing with two major injuries to Julio Jones and A.J. Brown. Whether those two suit up or not, Tannehill’s fantasy value isn’t great. He’s only surpassed 20 fantasy points in one game this season, which came against the Colts.
Tannehill will face the Jacksonville Jaguars this weekend, who are still looking for their first win. The Jags’ defense isn’t great, sitting 23rd against opposing QBs. Even though that is the case, Tannehill hasn’t proved he’s worthy of starting on any team this week.
Derek Carr – Las Vegas Raiders
Carr is fresh off of a miserable game against the rival Chargers on Monday night. Nothing went right for him besides on two possessions the entire game. Carr was leading the league in yards prior to the game but still doesn’t seem like a high-value QB for this week.
The Raiders will host the Chicago Bears who are ranked 10th among QBs. This doesn’t seem like a favorable matchup for Carr, which should force you to bench him for this week. He’ll likely have a repeat performance against another strong defense.
Trevor Lawrence – Jacksonville Jaguars
It’s safe to say that the Jags are not a good team. Lawrence is struggling to begin his career and still has a long way to go. Lawrence doesn’t have much fantasy value at all which is rare coming from a No. 1 overall pick.
He’ll face the Titans this weekend which ranks 21st against QBs. He’s yet to surpass 2o fantasy points which should be a huge reason to bench him for this week.