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Fantasy Football Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em: Week 5

Joe Flacco should have another struggle against the Miami defense. (RICK WILKING/REUTERS)

With some key players on the bye week in Week 5, it may be time to dig deep in to that bench to find some guys of value. Some of the players below should help you out, especially if a must-start has suddenly become a major dud on your squad.

Start ‘Em

Michael Vick (vs. New York Giants): With the Giants struggling on the defensive side of the ball, Vick should be able to run and throw the ball well on Sunday. Expect at least 20 points from the Eagles’ QB this week.

Danny Woodhead (vs. Oakland): Yes, the game is at 11:25 EST on Sunday due to the MLB postseason, but even if you can’t watch him play, then you can at least put Woodhead in your lineup. In PPR leagues, he is getting must-start status with 22 catches through four games.

Denarius Moore (vs. Chargers): The Raiders should have Terrelle Pryor back for this week’s contest and that means a big day for his favorite target, Denarius Moore. Big yards and at least one score for the wideout.

Jermichael Finley (vs. Detroit): The matchup may be tough for Finley, especially in his first week coming back from a concussion in Week 3. But Rodgers loves to target the tight end in the end zone, so a touchdown or two will make him a great start.

Caleb Sturgis (vs. Baltimore): The red zone offense for the Dolphinswas very bad on Monday night against the Saints and I expect it to be even worse  against the tough defense of the Ravens.

Atlanta DEF (vs. New York Jets): The Jets have struggled with turnovers and the Falcons should get Asante Samuel back in time for Monday night’s contest.

Sit ‘Em

Joe Flacco (vs. Miami): The Dolphins got torched by Drew Brees in Week 4, but expect the defense to regroup and totally dominate Flacco this week. He has eight interceptions and eight touchdowns in his last five road games, so expect less than 15 points from the QB.

C.J. Spiller (vs. Cleveland Browns): Spiller owners better hope that he is inactive for this matchup so he can rest his sore legs and ankles for future games. Plus, the Browns’ run defense is pretty solid.

T.Y. Hilton (vs. Seattle): Hilton has yet to find the endzone this season and it won;t happen against this tough Seahawks’ defense. He is far from the No.1 option for Andrew Luck and should struggle, even when targeted.

Brandon Myers (vs. Eagles): Myers is not the problem in this game, Eli Manning is the major issue. With Manning’s struggles to get the ball to his tight end, Myers should be on the bench until the QB is able to get the ball where he wants it.

Adam Vinatieri (vs. Seattle): A tough matchup against Seattle will not bode well for the Colts in Week 5. Vinatieri has been solid of late, but this will not be a high-scoring contest and he will be limited in his opportunities.

Green Bay DEF (vs. Detroit): Green Bay and Detroit will be in a shootout for most of this contest. The Packers’ D was a big strength in 2011, but it can no longer be trusted against good starting quarterbacks.

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