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NFL Week 5 Fantasy Football: Bengals vs Seahawks starts and sits

While this will be a big game in terms of possible playoff contenders, there are also several big-name fantasy football players.

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With the Bengals set to take on the Seahawks, here's a look at which Cincinnati players you need to be starting and sitting in Week 5.

Start 'Em

WR A.J. Green
It's going to be tough for any NFL receiver when they go against Seahawks All-Pro corner Richard Sherman. The good news is Sherman tends to stay on the left side and doesn't trail the opponent's best receiver, whereas the Bengals line Green up out both boundary spots and even in the slot at times. This makes Green worth starting in this game and pretty much against anyone on the Bengals' schedule this year.

QB Andy Dalton
The Seahawks defense ranks No. 2 in terms of fantasy points allowed to opposing quarterbacks, per FFToday. However, one of their games was against Bears QB Jimmy Clausen, who scored a mere 4.5 points. Aaron Rodgers, Nick Foles and Matthew Stafford scored an average of 19.7 points against the Seahawks. That should have been more had Calvin Johnson not fumbled what should have been a Stafford touchdown pass on Monday night.

Plus, Dalton is playing as good as any QB right now, and until he slows down, he's worth playing at home against just about anyone. I also think Seattle will focus more on stopping Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard and making Dalton beat them, which he is capable of doing.

Sit 'Em

RB Jeremy Hill
The Bengals have been going with more of a 50/50 split this year at running back between Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard, which has led to Hill gaining just 163 yards on 50 attempts (3.3 yards per carry) through four games. His fantasy points are inflated because of last week's three-touchdown performance against the Chiefs.

Hill has been out-carried by Bernard in every game this season except for Week 1, and now goes against a Seahawks defense allowing the second-fewest points to opposing backs of any team, per FFToday. Hill is not the back you want to play against a Seahawks' front seven that's as good as anyone at stopping backs who make most of their money running between the tackles.

RB Giovani Bernard
The most points the Seahawks have allowed an opposing RB to score this season is 12.2 from Rams' RB Benny Cunningham. You pretty much don't want to start any RB against Seattle outside of Adrian Peterson, Le'Veon Bell and Jamaal Charles.

I would actually say if you're someone who has both Giovani Bernard and Jeremy Hill on your roster and need to play one of them, Gio is the one to play in this one. The Seattle defense has given up catches and yards to speedier backs like Bernard while containing power runners like Hill more.

WR Marvin Jones

There hasn't been a bigger boom-or-bust player for the Bengals this season than Marvin Jones. He has two games vs the Chargers and Ravens in which he caught a combined seven passes for 142 yards and two scores. Against the Raiders and Chiefs though, he caught just three passes for 23 yards and no scores.

Against the Seahawks, he may find himself lined up against Richard Sherman, assuming the Bengals try and keep Green away from Sherman and against weaker corners. Sit Jones in this one.