Week Five of fantasy football will be a critical week for most fantasy football owners looking to make up ground or maintain ground over their fellow fantasy football owners. Some key quarterbacks in the fifth week that will be on a bye will be: Tom Brady, Ben Roethlisberger, Chad Henne and Matt Hasselbeck.
Roethlisberger comes back in NFL Week Six but those who have rolled the dice on Roethlisberger should take one week before they start him next week. Also Jake Delhomme is back in the lineup for the Cleveland Browns after suffering through an ankle injury. Stay away from Delhomme even in the 12 man fantasy football leagues.
The usual suspects should be starters in the fifth week of fantasy football. Peyton Manning is the obvious choice over and overrated Kansas City Chiefs team and Tony Romo goes against the Tennessee Titans on the road but he should put up decent fantasy football numbers. Phillip Rivers and Drew Brees should have big fantasy football days against their respective opponents, the Oakland Raiders and the Arizona Cardinals.
The last of the must start fantasy football quarterbacks is Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers taking on the Washington Redskins, The next three featured quarterbacks are fantasy football studs for the fifth week of fantasy football along with fantasy football quarterbacks that must take a seat this weekend.
Three Fantasy Football Quarterbacks to Start in Week 5 of Fantasy Football
Brett Favre: Minnesota Vikings
Brett Favre received good news and bad news this week. The good news? Randy Moss is now his number one receiver and gives Favre the ability to sling the ball deep at will. The bad news he is under investigation for sending inappropriate pictures to a female employee of the New York Jets.
The Minnesota Vikings travel to take on the Jets this Monday night. Favre is unflappable in these situations and we will see a huge performance out of Moss and Favre in this game. Brett Favre is a must start in all fantasy football leagues ahead of all but the top five fantasy football quarterbacks listed above.
Sam Bradford: St Louis Rams
Sam Bradford is developing faster than Troy Aikman or John Elway ever did in their rookie NFL seasons and he is putting up solid fantasy football numbers. Bradford could be a top ten fantasy football quarterback by the end of the season.
Bradford can take a large step towards becoming a solid fantasy football quarterback in this game against the Detroit Lions. He will be tested by the menacing defensive front of the Detroit Lions but he can carve up this Detroit Lions secondary. Bradford is a must start over after the top six fantasy football quarterbacks listed above.
Kevin Kolb: Philadelphia Eagles
Start Kevin Kolb on the road against a desperate San Francisco 49ers team? Why not? This is the time of year to gamble. Kevin Kolb fantasy football owners that did not panic and drop him after Michael Vick was announced as the Philadelphia Eagles starter will be rewarded this weekend with a stellar performance.
Kolb has practiced all week long with the number one offense and they all want to see Kolb prove himself in this game. Kolb has the skill he just suffered a devastating concussion in the game against the Green Bay Packers. Kolb will be fine and he will rack up some big time fantasy football numbers in this game against the San Francisco 49ers. Kolb is a must start unless the seven fantasy football quarterbacks above are the primary starter.
Three Fantasy Football Quarterbacks to Sit in Week 5 of Fantasy Football
Mark Sanchez: New York Jets
Yes, Mark Sanchez has looked great in his last two outings. Look back to his game against the Baltimore Ravens. Sanchez looked lost and disoriented under the intense defensive pressure. Sanchez will see the best defensive team in the NFC, the Minnesota Vikings, this weekend and they will put the hammer down on Sanchez and the New York Jets offense. Sit Mark Sanchez if he is on a fantasy football team with the 12th best fantasy football quarterback or better.
Donovan McNabb: Washington Redskins
Donovan McNabb has looked great at times, putting up big fantasy football numbers. McNabb has also gone the other way and put up horrible fantasy football numbers. This will be a game in which he feels the pressure and the Green Bay Packers will come into FedEx Field with a an attitude. Sit Donovan McNabb if he is on a Fantasy football team with a top 10 fantasy football quarterback or better.
Carson Palmer: Cincinnati Bengals
The Cincinnati Bengals are disappointing many prognosticators that picked them at the top of the AFC North. Their situation and Carson Palmer have been predictable. Palmer does have two huge fantasy football games but this game against a rested Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense will lead to another down performance from the former USC quarterback. Sit Carson Palmer if he is on a fantasy football team with a 14th best fantasy football quarterback or better.
More Fantasy Football Advice from Associated Content:
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Fantasy Football 2010 Week 5: NFL Best Start/Sit Wide Receivers Q&A (Randy Moss a Viking)
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Fantasy Football 2010: Top 25 Quarterback Cheat Sheet