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Fantasy Football Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em Week 5: RB Isaiah Crowell

By Luis Tirado Jr.
JACKSONVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 30: Isaiah Crowell #20 of the New York Jets runs with the ball against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the first half at TIAA Bank Field on September 30, 2018 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 30: Isaiah Crowell #20 of the New York Jets runs with the ball against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the first half at TIAA Bank Field on September 30, 2018 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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Heading into Week 5 fantasy football, owners should consider New York Jets running back Isaiah Crowell as a FLEX option against the Denver Broncos.

Last week against the Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Jets running back Isaiah Crowell was kept in check to the point of being completely phased out. Crowell didn’t rush for a single yard and only had three yards as a receiving option. Due to this, it’s best that fantasy football owners be wary about starting him in anything higher than the FLEX position in Week 5.

The Jets offensive line has major consistency issues and the playcalling by coordinator Jeremy Bates has been atrocious as of late. The Jets offense the past few weeks can easily be defined as boring, uninspired, and predictable.

Due to this, Crowell will be limited in what he can do on the gridiron. Despite being the Jets starting running back, it’s hard to put full trust into him and the rest of his teammates to get the job done in both real life and in fantasy football.

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If anything, Crowell has the tendency to potentially turn things around and score a touchdown or two in this Week 5 matchup against the Denver Broncos. So far this season, Crowell has four rushing touchdowns as it’s not out of the question that he should be able to plow his way to the end zone at least once.

Crowell is a good FLEX option this week as he’s not worth starting as an RB2 or RB1 this week due to the unpredictability of the Jets offense. Even though they’ll be playing in front of their home crowd in MetLife Stadium, this game has the potential to send the Jets spiraling down even faster if they play as they have been lately.

If you have no other viable option at the FLEX position this week, give Crowell the start. If you have someone else that brings more consistency to the table, sit him. Overall, he should be among one of the top contributors on offense for the Jets on Sunday.

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