Fantasy Football: Week Five Staff Must Start, Must Sit and Sleeper Picks

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Sep 29, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins (85) makes a catch above Atlanta Falcons safety William Moore (25) during the second quarter at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Matt Wincherauk:

Must Start: LeSean McCoy (RB) Philadelphia Eagles

I’m going back to my bread and butter, LeSean McCoy. Right now, McCoy is the best pure runner in all of football, yes I’d say he’s even better than Adrian Peterson, and the Eagles fate in games really rely on him, and if he can have a dominant game. This week they play the hapless New York Giants, and I think we might see a blowout. Last week the Giants gave up big points to the second best running back in fantasy football in Jamaal Charles, and I would expect that McCoy gash them the same way. If the Eagles get up big early, and with the way the Giants have been playing, it’s a very good chance, then McCoy is going to get a ton of looks, which is fantasy money.

Must Sit: Jordan Cameron (TE) Cleveland Browns

I know this may seem insane because of the way that Cameron has been lighting things up, but give him a rest if you have another good tight end on your bench. Thursday Night Football is a fantasy football trap, so don’t play players on that team! Team’s don’t have enough time to properly prepare, so we’re likely to see another ugly, low scoring game. The Bills have a very good defense, and I would imagine they pressure the hell out of Brian Hoyer. Cameron has been great, but I just don’t trust his quarterback against a very stout defense. No quarterback, means no points for his wide receivers and tight ends.

Sleeper Pick: Kenbrell Thompkins (WR) New England Patriots 

Kenbrell Thompkins continues to impress everyone. Against the Buccaneers he hauled in two touchdowns, and last week against the Falcons he pulled in a touchdown and over 100 yards receiving. Right now, he’s the deep threat that Tom Brady and Patriots fans have been searching for since Randy Moss left. It’s still a question to whether or not Gronk and Amendola will play this week, so Thompkins will most likely be the big play guy again. Outside of Julian Edelman, Thompkins has become Tom Brady’s favorite target, and that’s good news for fantasy owners who were patient with him.