Fantasy football Week 5 is upon us, so let’s set our sights on setting the best possible lineup. If you have Cooper Kupp, Stefon Diggs or Justin Jefferson, you know what to do. If you don’t and have to make a tough choice, this is the place to be for those tough fantasy football start ’em, sit ’em decisions.
Welcome to our weekly fantasy football start ’em, sit ’em article for WRs!
Fantasy Football Start ’em, Sit ’em: Week 5 WRs
Start: Chris Godwin Fantasy Outlook vs. Falcons
After missing Weeks 2 and 3, Chris Godwin returned and was able to convert his 10 targets into seven receptions for 59 yards. This week, he gets a matchup with the Atlanta Falcons. Over his last seven matchups with the Falcons, Godwin has put up an average of 26.1 fantasy points per game (fppg), including a 15-catch, 143-yard performance the last time they played, which was the first game in the last seven he didn’t score a touchdown.
We suggest Chris Godwin fantasy owners start him. He is the biggest “start” in this fantasy football start ’em, sit ’em article.
Start: Curtis Samuel Fantasy Outlook vs. Titans
Curtis Samuel has seen the most targets of any Washington Commanders receiver each game and has turned those 37 targets and eight carries into 26 receptions, 270 total yards and two touchdowns, which is good for WR16 on the season. This week, he gets a prime matchup against the Tennessee Titans, who are giving up 36.0 fppg to opposing WRs. Coming off of his first down week of the season, where he only put up 7.8 fantasy points, put him back in your lineup this week for a rebound game.
Sit: Diontae Johnson Fantasy Outlook vs. Bills
After averaging 11 targets per game for the first three weeks, Diontae Johnson only finished with four targets in Week 4. More concerning was the fact that once Mitch Trubisky left the game and Kenny Pickett came in, Johnson only saw two targets the rest of the way and was out-targeted by George Pickens (5 targets) and Pat Freiermuth (4 targets). This week brings a tough matchup against the Buffalo Bills, who are giving up only 21.3 fppg to opposing WRs. With Pickett at the helm, Johnson is not a lock for the volume he was seeing prior to last week and is a very risky play this week. You might be in a spot where you have to start him, but be prepared that he might not offer his usually safe floor.
Sit: D.J. Moore Fantasy Outlook vs. 49ers
After finishing each of the last three seasons with at least 1,100 yards and four touchdowns, D.J. Moore has only 13 receptions for 138 yards to show for his 29 targets. Last week, he saw 11 targets and was able to catch six of those for 50 yards. He also had a carry for 11 yards, which was good for 12.1 fantasy points against the Arizona Cardinals. This week, he draws the San Francisco 49ers, who are allowing only 22.9 fppg to opposing WRs. You can’t start him as anything more than a flex option based upon what he has shown with Baker Mayfield.