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2013 Fantasy Football: Week 5 NFL Matchups & Sit/Start Advice (Monday Night)

Rotoballer's Lou Cappetta brings you comprehensive Sunday fantasy football advice so you can set your lineup with confidence .

Week 5 NFL Matchups: Monday Night Fantasy Football Analysis & Sit/Start Advice


Matt Ryan training camp 2013 02New York Jets @ Atlanta Falcons Monday 10/7, 8:30PM

Matchup We Love: Falcons DEF

I'm not in love with the Atlanta defensive unit, but it's hard not to like them against an offense that has a below-average rushing attack, putrid receivers and a quarterback who has three times as many turnovers (12) as he has touchdown passes (4). Opposing defenses have averaged 13 fantasy points against the Jets this season, meaning that the Atlanta defense could end up being a difference maker for you this week.

Analysis: Get the Falcons DEF into your lineup ASAP.

Matchup We Hate: Roddy White, WR

Those of you who drafted the ultra-reliable Roddy White have to be disappointed so far this year. He's been ineffective due to a high ankle sparain. Those injuries can linger, and it's no surprise that he's suffered a setback with the ailment while trying to play through it. The Jets defense has been very good so far this year, and while I believe they'll have their hands full this week with Atlanta's offense, I just think that an injured White is too risky to start until he heals up.

Analysis: Nobody likes to bench their early picks, but you should probably sit Roddy White until he shows us he's healthy.

Key Injuries: Roddy White WR, ATL (questionable), Julio Jones WR, ATL (questionable), Stephen Jackson RB, ATL (out), Asante Samuel DB, ATL (questionable), Kellen Winslow TE, NYJ (questionable), Chris Ivory RB, NYJ (questionable), Stephen Hill WR, NYJ (probable)

Start 'Em: Matt Ryan, Julio Jones, Tony Gonzalez, Jaquizz Rodgers, Harry Douglas, Falcons DEF, Santonio Holmes, Kellen Winslow, Bilal Powell, Jets DEF



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