StartEm SitEm Thursday Week 15 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.


Player POS Team Opponent Start/Sit Comments
Zamir White RB LV LAC START Josh Jacobs hasn't practiced yet and it appears that he will be OUT for this contest. This should be a good spot start for White.
Austin Ekeler RB LAC LV START It has been a tough year (to put it mildly) for Ekeler, but with Herbert now out and Keenan Allen sitting, they will need to ride him for this game.
Easton Stick QB LAC LV SIT Las Vegas has been a difficult team to pass against most weeks, and this isn't the time to throw a dart play like Stick.