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Kremenjas: NFL Week 5 fantasy football start 'em or sit 'em

Week 5 is fast approaching, which means it’s time to set our fantasy football lineups. In this week’s article, we’re going to analyze and identify the best matchups at each position and try to accurately project the best players to start at each spot along the way.

The players listed below are the best mix of production and matchup for the NFL’s Week 5 slate of games.

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START: Teddy Bridgewater, Carolina Panthers

Teddy Two Gloves has quietly put together a fine start to his season, as he currently ranks as QB19 with his 71.9 fantasy points. Bridgewater is coming off his best game of the season and now opposes the Atlanta Falcons in Week 5. This matchup will prove to be a great opportunity for Bridgewater and his pass-game weapons in Carolina, as the Falcons have allowed the most fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks.

The Falcons have allowed a league-high 13 passing touchdowns and three rushing touchdowns to opposing quarterbacks, proving just how strong of a matchup this is.

START: Kirk Cousins, Minnesota Vikings

Cousins — and the Vikings — haven’t had the start they envisioned prior to the kickoff of the 2020 NFL season. Cousins currently sits as QB24, and the Vikings own a mere 1-3 record. Brighter days are ahead, though, as rookie Justin Jefferson‘s emergence is a major positive for Cousins’ fantasy football relevance and a matchup against the Seattle Seahawks awaits.

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