Minnesota Vikings Fantasy Start/Sit: Week 5 vs. New York Giants

(Photo by Nick Wosika/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Adam Thielen
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(Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Kirk Cousins
(Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Kirk Cousins /

Vikings to sit in Week 5:

Kirk Cousins – QB

We can all agree that Kirk Cousins is becoming an obvious sit, right? He’s probably even dropped in your fantasy league, which is fair due to his poor production through the first quarter of the season. Cousins and this entire passing game have had a hard time getting going so far early in the season.

He’s been a tick late on many of his throws and he’s been unwilling to work off-script. His line hasn’t been the biggest issue like it was last year. At least this year he’s had some extra time to throw. Until Cousins gets his game back, he’s considered an easy sit each week.

Stefon Diggs – WR

Stefon Diggs has been a non-factor in the passing game up until last week. It’s been tough to watch such a talented player do his thing and not get the ball thrown his way. It’s not a lack of talent with Diggs that’s for sure. He would probably be a start if it wasn’t for the off-field drama that has surrounded him prior to this upcoming game.

Numerous reports have swirled whether or not he wants to be traded and how frustrated he is with the team. He even missed practice Wednesday for a non-injury related reason, which leads us to think, will he play Sunday, or at the minimum, will he be punished and miss a quarter or two due to his actions? That’s the main reason he’s a sit this week.

Giants to sit in Week 5:

Daniel Jones – QB

Daniel Jones has looked good so far in his rookie year. And by good, he’s looked better than Eli Manning. The game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in particular, was impressive as he led the Giants to a come from behind victory. But his last game against a bad Washington Redskins team was much less impressive.

They ended up winning the game in the end, but Jones threw two picks and threw for 225 yards against a team that hasn’t been very good against the pass. He should have a tough time against a much better Vikings team.

Wayne Gallman – RB

Wayne Gallman stepped up in a big way for the Giants. Assuming Saquon Barkley is still out this week, Gallman should see the lion share of the carries again. He put up some very good numbers last week, but this week will be a totally different story. He faces one of the best defensive fronts in the game. There should be little room to run against the Vikes. This is a classic sell high if you’re able to get anything in return in a trade for Gallman.

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Sterling Shepard – WR

Sterling Shepard has looked very good that past two games. He’s caught 14 passes for 176 yards and one touchdown in that span. But can you expect a trend like that to continue against a Minnesota Vikings defense that’s been fairly solid against the pass? No. Especially with Golden Tate coming back this week, Shepard is an easy sit this week and another Giants player you could sell high on and maybe be able to retain some of his value.