StartEm SitEm Thursday Week 13 2023

By Brad Kruse
Brad Kruse

In this Start Em / Sit Em column each week, I'm looking to find some fringe players that you might consider starting each week and comment based on their matchups. Early on, I'll base my selection of candidates on where they were with respect to ADP.  I'm not going to try to pad my stats by suggesting your start Josh Allen each week, but instead trying to dig deep and find some nuggets for players to avoid or to go after.  These are coin flip guys and if I can finish the year at better than 60% I'll consider it a success.  My metrics to get the start decision are:  QB 20 pts or more,  RB, WR or TE need to score 12 pts or more for a successful endorsement.  Defense/Special Teams should put in 8 points or more to get those picks right.  I'll look at ~3 players on each Thursday night's game and ~ 6 players for the rest of the week to get you going. 









Dak Prescott QB DAL SEA START Dak is currently rolling and this should a be decent enough matchup to start him.
Geno Smith QB SEA DAL SIT This is another difficult matchup for Geno, who hasn't performed well lately.
Tyler Lockett WR SEA DAL SIT Even though I ancitipate this being a negative game script for Seattle, Dallas is a stout defense against the pass, so I'd look to pivot to other options instead.
Zach Charbonnet RB SEA DAL START Charbonnet looks like he will get the feature back duties again, with Kenneth Walker III yet to practice. Though this isn't a great matchup, the role is typically productive.