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Week 5 Start/Sit Advice using Fantasy Points Allowed

Having trouble figuring out who to start at quarterback this week? How about who to start in your flex spot in your lineup? Yeah? Check out the fantasy points allowed charts before setting your lineups on Sunday.

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I know I am not the only fantasy football owner who goes back and forth on who to start as my second running back or who to start in my flex position every Sunday morning. I check out the projections from numberFire. I check the injury reports. I check the over/under totals for the game. Anything to give me an edge.

You can check all of those sources, but one thing fantasy owners want to know is: which defenses give up the most FANTASY points (FPA) to quarterbacks or running backs. Well, the folks over at FFToday provide these exact stats. Maybe you already check them out, but I am start ing a new series here that gives you some of the FPA stats they provide on a weekly basis, along with some recommendations to start or sit a player.

I will take a look at just the top three skill positions every week: quarterback, running back and wide receiver, providing you the 12 defenses that allow the most FANTASY points to QBs, RBs and WRs during the NFL season.

Below you will see the 12 worst defenses in FPA for QBs, RBs and WRs through the first four weeks of the season:

Quarterbacks

Passing

Fantasy

Team

G

Cmp

Att

Yard

TD

Fpts

Fpts/G

Opponent

Start/Sit

1. Kansas City Chiefs vs. QB

4

93

151

1,244

11

110

27.5

Bears

Start Jay Cutler

2. New England Patriots vs. QB

3

66

101

835

6

76.8

25.6

Cowboys

Start Brandon Weeden

3. Buffalo Bills vs. QB

4

110

192

1,218

10

102.2

25.6

Titans

Start Marcus Mariota

4. New Orleans Saints vs. QB

4

69

110

1,075

7

101.3

25.3

Eagles

Start Sam Bradford

5. Oakland Raiders vs. QB

4

113

171

1,275

8

96.1

24

Broncos

Start Peyton Manning

6. Detroit Lions vs. QB

4

100

128

1,168

6

94.2

23.6

Cardinals

Start Carson Palmer

7. Cleveland Browns vs. QB

4

79

131

1,108

9

93

23.3

Ravens

Start Joe Flacco

8. Baltimore Ravens vs. QB

4

93

144

1,033

7

92.2

23

Browns

Start Josh McCown

9. Philadelphia Eagles vs. QB

4

114

172

1,139

6

91.4

22.8

Saints

Start Drew Brees

10. New York Giants vs. QB

4

124

182

1,309

6

90.8

22.7

49ers

Start Colin Kaepernick

11. Houston Texans vs. QB

4

76

133

955

7

90.4

22.6

Colts

Start Andrew Luck

12. Jacksonville Jaguars vs. QB

4

111

164

1,174

6

88.2

22.1

Buccaneers

Start Jameis Winston


Running Backs

Rushing

Fantasy

Team

G

Att

Yards

TD

Fpts

Fpts/G

Opponent

Start/Sit

1. Atlanta Falcons vs. RB

4

75

318

7

116.3

29.1

Redskins

Start Alfred Morris

2. San Diego Chargers vs. RB

4

95

487

4

113.2

28.3

Steelers

Le'Veon BellStart

3. Dallas Cowboys vs. RB

4

92

322

5

101.5

25.4

Patriots

Start Dion Lewis

4. Cleveland Browns vs. RB

4

109

556

3

97.5

24.4

Ravens

Start Justin Forsett

5. Houston Texans vs. RB

4

99

375

4

93.6

23.4

Colts

Start Frank Gore

6. St. Louis Rams vs. RB

4

100

440

3

91.7

22.9

Packers

Start Eddie Lacy

7. San Francisco 49ers vs. RB

4

96

403

6

91.3

22.8

Giants

Start Rashad Jennings

8. Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. RB

4

118

501

4

87.5

21.9

Jaguars

Start T.J. Weldon

9. Miami Dolphins vs. RB

4

126

542

3

83.5

20.9

Bye

Bye

10. Carolina Panthers vs. RB

4

89

324

3

81.4

20.4

Bye

Bye

11. New York Giants vs. RB

4

81

266

2

80

20

49ers

Start Carlos Hyde


Wide Receivers

Team

G

Rec

Yards

TD

Fpts

Fpts/G

Opponent

Start/Sit

1. Kansas City Chiefs vs. WR

4

70

975

10

159.3

39.8

Bears

Start Alshon Jeffery  /Eddie Royal

2. Baltimore Ravens vs. WR

4

66

884

7

131

32.8

Browns

Start Travis Benjamin / Andrew Hawkins

3. Buffalo Bills vs. WR

4

69

772

7

120.6

30.2

Titans

Start Kendall Wright /Harry Douglas

4. Philadelphia Eagles vs. WR

4

69

801

6

116.1

29

Saints

Start Brandin Cooks / Willie Snead

5. New England Patriots vs. WR

3

40

619

4

86.6

28.9

Cowboys

Start Terrance Willilams /Cole Beasley

6. Indianapolis Colts vs. WR

4

53

720

6

111

27.8

Texans

Start DeAndre Hopkins /Cecil Shorts

7. San Francisco 49ers vs. WR

4

51

822

4

107.2

26.8

Giants

Start Odell Beckham Jr. / Rueben Randle

8. Chicago Bears vs. WR

4

47

588

8

106.8

26.7

Chiefs

Start Jeremy Maclin

9. Washington Redskins vs. WR

4

45

617

6

103.1

25.8

Falcons

Start Julio Jones / Leonard Hankerson

10. Miami Dolphins vs. WR

4

53

755

4

102.5

25.6

Bye

Bye

11. Cleveland Browns vs. WR

4

46

668

6

102.2

25.6

Ravens

Start Kamar Aiken

12. Detroit Lions vs. WR

4

62

799

3

100.9

25.2

Cardinals

Start Larry Fitgerald / John Brown

Fantasy Rundown

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