Hey Nerds! The Dynasty Nerds writers are here to provide you with weekly starts and sits. We will be making our recommendations based on weekly consensus PPR rankings from FantasyPros. Here is our squad and the position groups they will be covering to help you each week. Follow us, friend us, tweet us.
- QB: Tyler Grzegorek (@tyler_grez)
- RB: Gage Bridgford (@gbridgfordnfl)
- WR: Tristan Cook (@tristancook_)
- TE: Mychal Warno (@dynastydadmike)
- FLEX: Ethan Wyatt (@dynastywildcat)
- IDP: Jon Glosser (@Glosser13)
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NOTE: Rankings are based on a 12-team PPR league. So, saying WR2 means top 24, or TE1 means top 12, etc. and are pulled from Fantasy Pros consensus expert rankings.
Week 5 Recap
In Week 5’s flex-start/sit column, I hit on WR Tee Higgins and RB Devonta Freeman being starts as they both topped ten points in PPR formats. However, I missed on Deebo Samuel as a start as he failed to top five points. Hopefully, you sat WR N’Keal Harry like I said because he put up zero points. I will not acknowledge the fact that the game was postponed. One of my other sit recommendations, RB D’Ernest Johnson, struggled against the vaunted Indianapolis Colts defense, while WR Brandin Cooks decided to torch the competition on Sunday. That effectively made my recommendation to sit him go awful. Let’s get into this week’s starts/sits.
Chase Edmonds (RB25)
Listen, you know by now that the Dallas Cowboys defense is atrocious. I’m not going to drill it into your head anymore, then it’s been already. Arizona Cardinals RB Chase Edmonds, though he is still the second option in the backfield behind RB Kenyan Drake, will have a big game. He’s received over five targets in three of five games thus far. Missed in with those targets out of the backfield, Edmonds hasn’t had less than three carries in a game. He will see ten or more touches this week in a high scoring affair with the Cowboys, which is more than enough opportunity against this defense. He is a sneaky start.
James White (RB28)
I’m not calling for New England Patriots RB James White to give you a fantastic week points-wise, but he has a concrete floor. He is guaranteed involvement in the passing game, which makes him a valuable play in PPR leagues, especially with RB’s like Josh Jacobs, Alvin Kamara, and Chris Carson on bye. White is a safe option you probably have on your bench across many leagues as he was a cheap buy-in trades and start-up drafts.
Jerry Jeudy (WR42)
At some point, Jeudy is going to have a gigantic breakout performance for the Denver Broncos, right? Now, I don’t think that comes this week, but Jeudy will be an integral part of this offense if they plan on winning this game with Lock back. Look to see a solid game from Jeudy this week as he looks to build on his good game against the New York Jets a few weeks ago.
Jerick McKinnon (RB29)
These next two guys I’m going to talk about are easy sits for me. The first one, San Francisco 49er Jerick McKinnon, is a big-time sit. Last week, fellow RB Raheem Mostert returned to the team after an injury that caused him to miss two weeks. That effectively put McKinnon on the bench. Thus, he had an abysmal showing as he only touched the ball three times. Hopefully, the 49ers mix in McKinnon with Mostert, but I’m not playing McKinnon until I see it.
Diontae Johnson (WR37)
Mark Ingram (RB27)
So far, in the 2020 season, this Baltimore Ravens RB has been very TD dependent. He gets little by way of rushing attempts and almost no targets in the passing game. He’s been part of a three-headed backfield, and I want nothing to do with playing him. I know it might be tempting with so many solid RB’s on bye, but Ingram won’t be the answer you need. You need to avoid playing him.
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