Fantasy Football Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em: Week 5 Predictions

Start: Eli Manning, QB, New York Giants


Opponent: at Green Bay Packers


In standard ESPN-scoring leagues, Manning has finished as the QB13, QB24, QB15 and QB28. Combine that with his brutal showing on national television Monday night, and a lot of owners will be ready to bench him. But give him one more chance. Thus far this season, the Packers have been elite against the run (1.8 yards per carry allowed, best in the league) and shaky against the pass (8.7 yards per attempt allowed, 31st in the league), forcing teams to attack them through the air with both volume and success. Opposing signal-callers are averaging 37.0 pass attempts, 330.3 yards and 2.0 touchdowns per game against the Pack, making this an ideal spot for Manning to get back on track. (Getty)