Time is flying, we are now entering Week 5 of the 2021 season, and continuing our Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em series. This week, we have a long day of action with the first game in the UK being played. So a reminder to make sure you have your Atlanta and New York Jets players out of your flex positions. I’ll actually be attending the game, so looking forward to seeing some NFL action.
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Daniel Jones @DAL
Jones is having a sneaky good season. The Giants aren’t the best offense, but equally, the Cowboys defense isn’t great. They have given up a lot of points, and made Sam Darnold look great (I’m not saying he isn’t). With the potential of one of those long rushes that he breaks out, he is a worth a start if needed.
Mac Jones @HOU
Jones has a good matchup against Houston, who have been beaten up on defense this season. He struggled against Tampa Bay last week, which will make you worried given the weakness of their secondary, but the weather was awful. Against Houston, Jones should get the opportunity to do what he wants and have a solid game.
Matt Ryan v NYJ (UK)
Has the Falcons offense found itself? Possibly. After struggling with the season opening, the offense seems like it has found it’s feet. Ryan has been airing it out, with a number of targets. Games in the UK can hold surprises, I’m hoping that it doesn’t, and Ryan has a solid game.
Jameis Winston @WAS
Washington were a great defense last season, but seem to be struggling this year- at least through the air. Matt Ryan had a great game against them, even Daniel Jones was good. The Saints offense has been more slow-paced than previous seasons, but Winston should be able to find a way to move the ball.
Ben Roethlisberger v DEN
This is an auto-sit. The Broncos defense is firing, and one of the best against against QBs in the league. Then the Steelers offense is a whole other problem. It’s just not effective. Roethlisberger has struggled to have a consistent level of protection, and that spells trouble.
Baker Mayfield @LAC
Mayfield struggled last week, in maybe his worst performance in recent memory. The Chargers defense have struggled to stop ground attacks, but have managed to control the ariel attack. This could end up being an arm wrestle between two teams strengths.