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What to do with Jimmy Garoppolo in Week 5 fantasy football

We go over Jimmy Garoppolo’s fantasy football outlook ahead of the 49ers’ Week 5 matchup against the Dolphins.

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Jimmy Garoppolo could be returning to the San Francisco 49ers this week, just in time for the 49ers to host the Miami Dolphins.

Garoppolo and the 49ers have an offense that is designed to attack opposing defenses on the ground, but Garoppolo has still shown he can be an above-average quarterback in the NFL.

Fantasy Football analysis: 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo

The Miami Dolphins just faced the 49ers’ division rival Seattle Seahawks last week, and let MVP-candidate Russell Wilson throw for 360 yards and two touchdowns. Garoppolo is far from the caliber of quarterback of Russ, and the Seahawks seem to have made a purposeful effort to #LetRussCook.

It’s always a concern starting a player in his first week back from injury, but against the sixth-worst defense against opposing quarterbacks in 2020? There could be reason to be optimistic.

If you’re an Aaron Rodgers or Cam Newton owner, there could be reason to start Garoppolo against the Dolphins, but matchups like Teddy Bridgewater against the Falcons likely have more upside.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Start Garoppolo in deep leagues, but bench if you have other options.