We are one month into our long-awaited Fantasy Football leagues this NFL 2021 Season, and that is why we leave you the players that you must leave on the bench for week 5, the famous Sit’Em that can not be missing in our weekly roster planning.
Remember that it is not about them being bad players, but about the matchups or situations that they are going to face every week. These are the fine points that separate the winners in Fantasy Football leagues from the rest. So don’t be afraid to pull the trigger and bank these names, at least this week.
NOTE: Below the player you will find my specific point projections for this week. These projections are from the system (Non-PPR) and are conservative predictions.
Justin Fields @ Las Vegas Raiders
Projection: 17 points
Even though he showed how special he is in Week 4’s game, he did it against a defense that put little pressure on him and gave him all the time to pitch as he likes, the Lions only exerted six pressures last week . This week he faces the best defense in pressure rating of the entire NFL: his fewest number has been against Chargers (16 pressures) this also as a consequence of Herbert’s high level.
This defense, when inspired, can put pressure on the QB up to 31 times. Putting this in context, in Week 3 the Browns had 22 pressures against Justin Fields and the Bears had a total passing yard. If the Raiders do this, the rookie QB could have a rough day.
Taylor Heinicke @ New Orleans Saints
Projection: 16 points
Taylor Heinicke is going to suffer against the Saints who are the fourth defense that allows the fewest Fantasy points against the QBs. He has proven to be an extremely volatile QB, who can have ridiculous plays where he delivers the ball and others where he makes the perfect pass. It’s difficult for him to have a great game against this defense.
Melvin Gordon @ Pittsburgh Steelers
Projection: 6.9 points
The Broncos backfield is increasingly opting for Javonte Williams and against this running defense that is one of the best, it is impossible to start either of them. I don’t expect the best from Melvin Gordon in this game so it should be sitting down.
Alex Collins vs Los Angeles Rams
Projection: 6 points
He was seen as an option on Waivers by a lot of people, but even if Chris Carson doesn’t play, I don’t think Alex Collins is going to be as involved as people think. Pete Carroll has shown that when Carson doesn’t play, this is more of a committee than nothing and this is what I expect from this team. Collins as the short-distance RB, Homer as the third-downs RB and Deejay Dallas as the red-zone and change-of-pace RB.
Courtland Sutton @ Pittsburgh Steelers
Projection: 6.7 points
Courtland Sutton is a WR who has surprised with his game, but this week he faces a good level CB who have somewhat silenced players like DeAndre Hopkins and Darren Waller. With Drew Lock throwing the ball at him, it is not known how much it could help him, but due to the lack of precision of this player and the complicated matchup, I prefer to pass him.
Allen Robinson @ Las Vegas Raiders
Projection: 7.3 points
As I mentioned earlier, I’d rather stay away from the Bears in this game where Fields can suffer from the Raiders’ tough defense. Allen Robinson has not been proof of the situation as in previous seasons so starting it as more than one WR4 seems like a mistake to me.
Evan Engram @ Dallas Cowboys
Projection: 5 points
The Giants’ TE no longer has, anywhere near, the same role as when he dominated the routes he ran and had more than 5 targets per game. Now Kyle Rudolph is eliminated with Evan Engram and vice versa. Despite the seemingly good matchup, the Giants’ TE is not the shadow of what it once was.
CJ Uzomah vs Green Bay Packers
Projection. 4 points
CJ Uzomah had a memorable match on Thursday night, but this week we need to lower our expectations. The offense has had far fewer plays than we expected from them, so no more than two players can be completely relevant from week to week. Without a high target share, it will be difficult for him to maintain the rhythm of 2 TDs per game, so it is a clear sit against the fourth defense that allows the TE less points.
These are my options to save on the bench in Fantasy Football this week 5. Are you ready for this week? Who did I need? Comment below or on our social networks. In case of not including the players you wanted to see or have more questions, you can write to me at my twitter account directly so you can put together your best lineup.