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Fantasy football advice, Week 5: who to start/sit for Tennessee Titans vs. Miami Dolphins

Dan Ciarrocchi reviews who should be on fantasy benches or in lineups for this AFC matchup.

Oakland Raiders v Tennessee Titans Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images

Fantasy owners have much to factor into their decisions for Week 5, whether it is four teams on bye weeks, or Hurricane Matthew’s winds potentially whipping around in football stadiums along the East Coast. In the meantime, fantasy owners can have some clarity in setting lineups by looking at Week 5’s matchups, one at a time.

Tennessee Titans

Start ‘em

Demarco Murray continues to kill it for fantasy owners, topping the ranks for all running backs in fantasy points through the quarter mark of the season. He remains firmly in RB1 territory until further notice, regardless of matchup.

With Delanie Walker’s hamstring injury in the rear-view mirror, he can also be safely fired up as a TE1. When healthy, Walker is the most reliable pass catcher on the team.

Sit ‘em

Unfortunately, the Titans don’t have much that can be counted on at the receiver position, leaving fantasy owners no choice but to keep Tajae Sharpe and Marcus Mariota benched.

Miami Dolphins

Start ‘em

Though the Titans have been stingy as a pass defense, allowing just four passing touchdowns in as many games, they have allowed success to opposing receivers. DeVante Parker and Jarvis Landry should draw decent matchups after the Titans have allowed 100-yard outings from Stefon Diggs, Marvin Jones, and Michael Crabtree.

Each receiver should remain in Dolphins lineups despite the laugher of an outing from Ryan Tannehill in Week 4.

Sit ‘em

Other than the top two receivers, the Dolphins offense is one to avoid for fantasy owners. Jay Ajayi’s usage isn’t enough to warrant starting consideration, and Tannehill should only be considered in two-quarterback formats.