Time to PANIC? Start Em / Sit Em Concerns for 2023 Fantasy Football Week 5
Welcome back to another week of NFL fantasy football action! I’m Jordan Hill from RotoBaller.com, and in this article, we’ll dive deep into some start ’em and sit ’em concerns for the upcoming week 5 of the 2023 NFL fantasy season.
We’ll take a look at players who have been causing some concern for fantasy managers. Are they worth starting, or should you consider sitting or even cutting them from your roster? Let’s break it down position by position.
Jahmyr Gibbs hasn’t quite lived up to the fantasy hype that surrounded him before the season started. In week 4, he was overshadowed by David Montgomery, who had a stellar performance. While Gibbs remains a viable pass-catching option, it’s clear that Montgomery is the lead back in Chicago. While Gibbs still offers upside in PPR formats, don’t expect him to be a top 15 fantasy running back this season.
Miles Sanders‘ season-long performance has been concerning, but let’s not read too much into his week 4 performance. He was limited by a groin injury and was out-snapped by Chuba Hubbard. Expect Sanders to become more involved as he recovers from the injury. He’s a volume-based low-end RB2 option, and his value may increase as the season progresses.
After a breakout campaign in 2022, Stevenson has struggled to find efficiency in the first four weeks of the 2023 season. While reports suggested Ezekiel Elliott might get more reps, Stevenson still operated as the RB1 in New England. Don’t rush to cut him from your roster. With a relatively easier schedule ahead, brighter days may be on the horizon.
Chiefs Wideouts – Kadarius Toney and Skyy Moore
Both Kadarius Toney and Skyy Moore have been unreliable options for fantasy managers. Tony barely sees the field, and Moore’s production hasn’t matched his playing time. Consider stashing rookie Rashi Rice or look for other dependable options in most 12-team formats.
Jaylen Waddle may have had a quiet start to the season in terms of receptions, but his efficiency metrics are impressive, averaging over 17 yards per catch. While he might be a bit Boomer or bust, his importance to the offense makes him a must-start wide receiver. Keep him locked in your lineup.
George Kittle had a disappointing week 4, but don’t panic. Christian McCaffrey dominated the game, taking away production from others. Kittle remains a top-five fantasy tight end and is worth holding onto. If you have another productive option, consider trading one of them, but don’t give up on Kittle just yet.
In summary, while some players have raised concerns, it’s essential to manage expectations. Lower your expectations for Gibbs, Sanders, and Stevenson, but they should still be viable fantasy options. Chiefs wideouts Toney and Moore have been too unreliable and can be dropped in most leagues. Jaylen Waddle is still a must-start with the potential to win your matchup any week. George Kittle, despite inconsistencies, has a high ceiling and should remain in your lineup.
That’s it for this week’s start ’em and sit ’em concerns. As always, stay tuned to Rotoballer for more fantasy advice to help you secure that win in week 5 of the 2023 NFL fantasy season. Best of luck to you all!
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