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Fantasy Football Sit/Start Advice Week 5: Which Dolphins to Play

Fantasy Football Sit/Start Advice Week 5: Fantasy football advice for Week 5's Miami Dolphins @ Cincinnati Bengals & around the NFL.

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After a monster fantasy day for Miami's passing game, look for the Dolphins to keep up the momentum, but to lean more on a balanced offense led by Reggie Bush and the ground game.

Brian Hartline will continue to be Tannehill's go-to receiver, however look for Davone Bess to be the top contributor this week as he looks to exploit the middle of the field. Cincinnati has their own Davone Bess, a lightning quick receiver named Andrew Hawkins who may be an option at a flex position. Of course Cincinnati has the number 2 receiver in the NFL (behind our very own Brian Hartline) in A.J. Green who has consistantly shown that he is worth starting as as a number 1 receiver every week.

Look for Tannehill and Dalton to both put up solid fantasy numbers, but don't expect either to have career games, after both had stellar Week 4 performances. Both could be bye week replacement starters, with Dalton being the safer play.

Both teams have shown to be stout against the rush, but Reggie Bush is one of the top backs in the league, and should be healthy this week- keep him active in all lineups.


Andy Dalton (QB 2)

AJ Green (WR1)

Andrew Hawkins (Flex)

Jermaine Gresham (TE 1)

Ryan Tannehill (QB 2)

Reggie Bush (RB 1)

Davone Bess (Flex)

Brian Hartline (WR 2/Flex)

NFL Week 5 Starts of the Week:

QB- Aaron Rodgers (@ IND), Drew Brees (vs SD), Matt Ryan (@ WAS), Tom Brady (vs DEN), Joe Flacco (@ KC)

RB- Ray Rice (@ KC), Marshawn Lynch (@ CAR), Matt Forte (@ JAC), Jamaal Charles (vs BAL), Cedric Benson (@ IND)

WR- Roddy White (@ WAS), A.J. Green (@ MIA), Julio Jones (@ WAS), Brandon Marshall (@ JAX), Demaryius Thomas (@ NE)

TE- Jimmy Graham (vs SD), Rob Gronkowski (vs DEN), Owen Daniels (@NYJ), Vernon Davis (vs BUF), Tony Gonzalez (@ WAS).

Week 5 Sleepers:

QB- Andy Dalton (vs MIA), Ryan Tannehill (@ CIN), Philip Rivers (@ NO), Andrew Luck (vs GB) Matt Schaub (@ NYJ)

RB- Trent Richardson (@ NYG), Alfred Morris (@ ATL), Darren Sproles (vs SD), Michael Bush (@ JAC), Ben Tate (@ NYJ)

WR- Desean Jackson (@ PIT), Dwayne Bowe (vs BAL), Davone Bess (@ CIN), Andrew Hawkins (vs MIA), Randall Cobb (@ IND)

TE- Jermichael Finley (@ IND), Antonio Gates (@ NO), Brent Celek (@ PIT)

Week 5 Sits of the Week:

QB- Matt Hasselbeck (vs MIN), Mark Sanchez (vs HOU), Matt Cassel (vs BAL), Eli Manning (vs CLE), Alex Smith (vs BUF)

RB- Steven Ridley (vs DEN), CJ2K (@ MIN), Fred Jackson (@ SF), CJ Spiller (@ SF), Jonathan Stewart (@ SEA)

WR- Danny Amendola (vs ARI), Kenny Britt (@ MIN), Michael Crabtree (vs BUF), Brandon LaFell (vs SEA), Greg Little (@ NYG)

TE- Heath Miller (vs PHI), Fred Davis (vs ATL), Scott Chandler (vs SF)

Week 4 Hits:

Start- Brees, Ryan, Brady, Griffin, Foster, Charles, Green, , Gonzalez

Sleepers- Peyton Manning, Kolb, Dalton, Sproles, Morris, Bowe, V. Jackson, Daniels,

Sit- Locker, R. Wilson, A. Smith, McFadden, Sidney, Rudolph

Week 4 Misses:

Start- Mojo, S. Johnson, Graham, Bennett, V. Davis

Sleepers- Ponder, Palmer, Andre Brown, Santonio, Fasano, Pitta

Sit- Cutler, Turner, Gore, CJ2K. Austin, Lloyd, Torrey, Colston, Witten

Pretty good picks Week 4 on QB's and advice on starting week 4 studs like Alfred Morris, Dwayne Bowe, and Vincent Jackson. Still had my misses (Mojo, Ponder, Santonio..) and continue to give shifty advice on tight ends this year, as all tight ends besides Vernon Davis happen to be inconsistent from week to week.

Good luck this week guys!