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Week 5 Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Jets vs Falcons

Larry Rupp
Fantasy football picks for the New York Jets vs Atlanta Falcons Week 5 matchup, including Jamison Crowder, Cordarrelle Patterson and Matt Ryan.
Fantasy football picks for the New York Jets vs Atlanta Falcons Week 5 matchup, including Jamison Crowder, Cordarrelle Patterson and Matt Ryan. / Sarah Stier/Getty Images
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The annual NFL London game is set to take place in Week 5 as the New York Jets take on the Atlanta Falcons. FanDuel Sportsbook has the Falcons slated as 3-point favorites, which means this game could come down to the last few minutes of the fourth quarter.

If you need some help with your fantasy lineups, here's some start 'em, sit 'em advice for this Week 5 clash.

Jamison Crowder Fantasy

Start Jamison Crowder, WR, New York Jets: It was an encouraging season debut for wide receiver Jamison Crowder in the Jets' Week 4 overtime win. The veteran pass-catcher hauled in 7 of his team-high 9 targets for 61 yard and 1 touchdown. More importantly, he played in 62% of the offensive snaps. Crowder acted as a security blanket for rookie quarterback Zach Wilson and now faces an Atlanta defense that is giving up the eighth-most fantasy points to opposing WRs this season. His role is in the slot position, which means he should continue to be peppered with targets. Crowder is someone that has weekly FLEX potential moving forward.

Cordarrelle Patterson Fantasy

Start Cordarrelle Patterson, RB/WR, Atlanta Falcons: Cordarelle Patterson may have the early lead for breakout fantasy player of the season. The versatile offensive weapon has now posted over 100 yards from scrimmage in back-to-back games and scored a whopping 3 touchdowns in Week 4. His production may even increase given he has only played in 34% of the offensive snaps this year. It wouldn't be surprising to see the Falcons get him more involved as he has done nothing but make plays. Patterson is averaging 11.3 touches per game and sees work in both the rushing and passing attack. That volume alone makes him worth a start against the Jets this week.

Keelan Cole Fantasy

Sit Keelan Cole, WR, New York Jets: Fantasy managers may be inclined to pick up Keelan Cole after he racked up 92 receiving yards in Week 4. However, the veteran wide receiver is the fourth-best option on this team right now. Dynamic rookie Elijah Moore seems to be close to a return and that pushes Cole even further down the depth chart. Cole has made a career out of being a reliable deep threat and has averaged 24.4 yards per reception this season. That leads to him being a boom-or-bust option in fantasy football, though. Cole is a speculative add, but that's it for right now.

Matt Ryan Fantasy

Sit Matt Ryan, QB, Atlanta Falcons: Quarterback Matt Ryan deserves to be rostered across fantasy football leagues, but hasn't shown enough consistency to be worth a start. While the 14th-year pro threw for a season-high 4 touchdowns last week, he also completed just 59.5% of his pass attempts. Overall, Ryan ranks as the QB20 in fantasy scoring and now faces an underrated Jets' defense. In fact, the Jets have allowed the fifth-fewest fantasy points to opposing QBs and have given up just 2 passing touchdown all season (No. 1 in NFL). This isn't the time to move Ryan from the bench to a starting role.


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Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel. 

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