Week five of the NFL season is here, and so is BTSC to advise you what players should end up in your lineup and what guys to let pass you by. Below are three players to start, four to sit, and four suggestions to fill in for those players to sit for week three.
Zach Ertz – Ertz missed two games after being injured week one but has been declared healthy coming of the bye week. Ertz showed promise in week one with Carson one and is still available in a lot of leagues. Ertz is an excellent pick up in any league.
Zach Miller - Miller is currently the fourth highest scoring TE and is surrounded by the players you would expect to see atop that list: Olsen, Rudolph, and Reed. High usage and a lack of offensive weapons make Miller a prime value at the position.
Martellus Bennett – Bennett isn’t the starter so he comes with more risk than I’m normally comfortable with. However, Rob Gronkowski has been very ineffective in his two games back from injury. While it’s true the Pats get Tom Brady back this week, If Gronk’s injury is still nagging him Bennett could be a smart play against a weak Browns team.
Jesse James- Pittsburgh lead TE has two receiving touchdowns on the season and while he’s a tempting red zone threat, he doesn’t get the volume their players do which makes him very touchdown dependent. Additionally, he may be asked to block more against a tough defensive line.
Start instead: Dennis Pitta (Bal)
Will Tye – Between Odell Beckham jr, Victor Cruz, and the emerging Sterling Sheppard TE is an afterthought in New York’s offense.
Start Instead: Delanie Walker (Ten)
Dwayne Allen- Indianapolis is in such a strange predicament that you simply can’t trust too many players on the offense. Considering how poor the offensive line is, it’s not a stretch to imagine that Allen could be asked to do more blocking than receiving on Sunday.
Start instead: CJ Uzomah (CIN)
Antonio Gates- Gates is a surefire Hall of Famer. Unfortunately, in 2016 he is 36 years old and coming off an injury, while his younger replacement has played well in his stead.
Start Instead: Hunter Henry (SD)