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Week 5 Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Titans vs Jaguars

Adam Taylor McKillop
Fantasy football picks for the Tennessee Titans vs Jacksonville Jaguars Week 5 matchup, including Nick Westbrook-Ikhine and Ryan Tannehill.
Fantasy football picks for the Tennessee Titans vs Jacksonville Jaguars Week 5 matchup, including Nick Westbrook-Ikhine and Ryan Tannehill. / Al Bello/Getty Images

The Tennessee Titans look to bounce back on the road against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 5. FanDuel Sportsbook has the Titans as narrow 4-point favorites in a game featuring some talented playmakers on both sides of the football.

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

Nick Westbrook-Ikhine Fantasy

Start Nick Westbrook-Ikhine, WR, Tennessee Titans: Starting Nick Westbrook-Ikhine is totally dependent on the injury report involving Julio Jones and A.J. Brown. However, if those two remain out, Westbrook-Ikhine is your guy. For the second straight week, Westbrook-Ikhine saw his snap count and targets tick up, including 81% of snaps and 8 targets a week ago. This came on the heels of a four-catch, four-target and 1 touchdown performance in Week 3. Additionally, the dysfunctional Jaguars defense ranks dead last in Football Outsiders' defensive pass DVOA rating. Tennessee should be able to take advantage of a bad secondary. And, if Brown or Jones are able to play, they are obvious starters above Westbrook-Ikhine.

Laviska Shenault Jr. Fantasy

Start Laviska Shenault Jr., WR, Jacksonville Jaguars: When looking for something positive about the Jaguars' 2021 campaign, look no further than the budding chemistry between Trevor Lawrence and Laviska Shenault Jr. Shenault ranks second on the team with 28 targets, behind only 31 from Marvin Jones. The Titans are also a very favorable matchup, giving up the second-most PPR points to opposing WRs in 2021. Shenault has recorded at least 7 targets in three of his four games this season. The one week he didn't reach that mark, he still managed a perfect 4-of-4 receptions. The targets and volume are there for Shenault, he and Lawrence just have to turn that into production. But, the Titans defense is the perfect opportunity.

Ryan Tannehill Fantasy

Sit Ryan Tannehill, QB, Tennessee Titans: Ryan Tannehill simply hasn't shown enough consisetency in 2021 to deserve a starting nod on fantasy football rosters. While the Jaguars defense struggles against the pass, Tannehill has been far too inconsistent in favor of other quarterbacks around the league. In fact, despite throwing a season-high 49 times against the New York Jets, Tannehill finished as QB17 last week. That came with just 30 completions and 298 receiving yards while allowing 7 sacks. Even worse, he's rated as QB19 so far this season and should only be considered an option in two-QB fantasy leagues.

James Robinson Fantasy

Sit James Robinson, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars: With Travis Etienne going down before the year, James Robinson has once again performed at a high level. He rates as RB9 in PPR formats, but his stats could be somewhat misleading. Robinson ranks just 24th amongst running backs with 12.3 rushing attempts per game. Tennessee ranks in the top-half of defensive rush units, giving up 21.7 fantasy points to opposing running backs. Robinson does his work in the passing game, but the Titans haven't allowed a running back to eclipse more than 5 receptions once this year. Robinson should be starting every week, but be mindful this could be a tougher week than most.

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Adam Taylor McKillop is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Adam Taylor also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username atmckillop. 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.