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Brad Kruse

Brad Kruse

Startem sitem 2017 week 15 Sunday

(12/16/2017)
PlayerPosTeamOppStart/SitComment Philip RiversQBLACKCSTARTThis is a big game and a good matchup for Rivers and his passing attack… Look for Rivers to not disappoint. Blake BortlesQBJACHOUSTARTBortles has been helping guide Jacksonville toward the playoffs. It's a defensive l Full Story

Startem sitem 2017 week 15 Thursday

(12/14/2017)
PlayerPosTeamOpponentStart/SitComment TY HiltonWRINDDENSITDenver's defense isn't what they were coming into the season, but I still don't trust Hilton in this matchup Demaryius ThomasWRDENINDSTARTThe matchup with Indy should be soft enough to allow these two receivers to su Full Story

Startem sitem 2017 week 14 Sunday

(12/9/2017)
PlayerPosTeamOppStart/SitComment Ricky Seals-JonesTEARITENSTARTTennessee has been giving it up to the TE this year. They've aaveraged 12.5 ppg vs opposing tight ends including nearly 17 ppg the last three weeks. Seals-Jones has been involved with Gabbert and he's a good second Full Story

Startem sitem 2017 week 13 Thursday

(12/7/2017)
PlayerPosTeamOpponentStart / SitComment Austin HooperTEATLNOSITNew Orleans has had a decent track record against opposing tight ends. Hooper is the No. 13th TE this year, but the below average matchup is enough to keep him on your bench Thursday. Matt RyanQBATLNOSITRyan has had Full Story

Startem sitem 2017 week 13 Sunday

(12/2/2017)
PlayerPosTeamOpponentStart / SitComment Jameis WinstonQBTBGBSTARTWinston looks like he'll return this week vs GB. Hundley has looked better which probably means won't be able to keep this a slow paced game to win. He has weapons and a matchup that should allow him to return to startable per Full Story

Startem sitem 2017 week 13 Thursday

(11/29/2017)
PlayerPosTeamOpponentStart/SitComment Dez BryantWRDALWASSITDez vs Josh Norman with Dallas' offense sputtering. I don't like vibe here. If you have him, you may need to start him. If you have him, you probably know to keep expectations in check. Semaje PerineRBWASDALSTARTPerine is starti Full Story

Startem sitem 2017 week 12 Sunday

(11/25/2017)
Player Pos Team Opponent Start/Sit Comment Jordan Howard RB CHI PHI SIT Philadelphia is a difficult run defense. And Philadelphia's offense is likely to put Chicago into a catchup mode. This could minimize Howard's opportunities. Look for a tough day for Howard. Mohamaed Full Story

Startem sitem 2017 week 12 Thursday

(11/21/2017)
Player Pos Team Opponent Start / Sit Comment Case Keenum QB MIN DET SIT Detroit is ranked 29th vs the opposing fantasy RB. Look for Minnesota to try to control this game with the run on a short week. Alfred Morris RB DAL LAC START The Chargers have a tough pass defense. Full Story

Startem sitem 2017 week 11 Sunday

(11/17/2017)
Player Pos Team Opponent Start / Sit Comment Adrian Peterson RB ARI HOU SIT We're seeing a pattern with Peterson. He's s cored 25 points against Tampa (28th vs the RB) and 17.7 points vs SF (32nd vs the RB) but only 4.3 points vs the Rams (26th vs RB) and 4.2 po Full Story

Startem sitem 2017 week 11 Thursday

(11/16/2017)
Player Pos Team Opponent Start / Sit Comment Corey Davis WR TEN PIT START Davis is working his way into the rotation. He had a TD called back as it was ruled he fumbled before he crossed the goal line. But, he should be busy in an otherwise run heavy game script against PIT. Full Story

Startem sitem 2017 week 10 Sunday

(11/10/2017)
PlayerPosTeamOpponentStart / SitComment Rod SmithRBDALATLSTARTIt looks like Elliott is officially OUT this week. The word is Morris will get the start but all three backs will be involved. Word out of Dallas' indicates that Smith could be a three down back. We know Morris won't be activ Full Story

Startem sitem 2017 week 10 Thursday

(11/8/2017)
PlayerPosTeamOpponentStart/SitComment Russell WilsonQBSEAARISTARTNo shock here, start Wilson Drew StantonQBARISEASITStanton goes up against the 7th ranked defense vs the QB. Find better options Adrian PetersonRBARISEASTARTPeterson will have a tougher time in this matchup, but the game plan w Full Story

Startem sitem 2017 week 9 Sunday

(11/3/2017)
Player Pos Team Opp Start/Sit Comment Mohamed Sanu WR ATL CAR SIT Sanu has put in 4 startable weeks this year and another over 10 points. This week he goes against Carolina who is ranked 8th against opposing WR2s. This looks like a week to find better options if you can. Dev Full Story

Startem sitem 2017 week 9 Thursday

(11/1/2017)
Player ' Pos ' Team ' Opponent ' Start / Sit ' Comment Kelvin Benjamin WR BUF NYJ SIT This is probably a gimmie, but maybe not. I suspect his role is limited at best as he looks to get integrated into the offense. He might have some red zone activity, but his playing time is likel Full Story

Startem sitem 2017 week 8 Sunday

(10/28/2017)
Player Pos Team Opponent Start/Sit Comment Austin Seferian-Jenkings TE NYJ ATL START ASJ gets another great matchup as Atlanta is ranked 25th against the TE. Expect enough action to again start for your team. Jalen Richard RB OAK BUF START Stricktly an average matchup for Full Story

Startem sitem 2017 week 8 Thursday

(10/24/2017)
Player Pos Team Opponent Start / Sit Comment Buck Allen RB BAL MIA START I had him sit last week and his 29 receiving yards were bolstered by 8 catches in that tough matchup. Sledding is easier this week as Miami is only average against the pass catching back but stronger agains Full Story

Startem sitem 2017 week 7 Sunday

(10/20/2017)
Player Pos Team Opponent Start/Sit Comment Alshon Jeffery WR PHI WAS SIT Jeffery is arguably the Eagles number 1 WR. He gets Washington who is giving up ~ 36 yards per game to the opposing team's number 1. This is a week I'd avoid Jeffery Kyle Rudolph TE MIN Full Story

Startem sitem 2017 week 7 thursday

(10/18/2017)
Player Pos Team Opponent Start / Sit Comment Derek Carr QB OAK KC SIT Carr is back, but has he returned to his normal effectiveness? He gets a tough test against KC - look elsewhere this week. DeAnthony Thomas WR KC OAK START Thomas' has consecutive games with a TD. He pl Full Story

Startem sitem 2017 week 6 Sunday

(10/14/2017)
PlayerPosTeamOPPStart/SitComment Will FullerWRHOUCLESTARTFuller has been a lightly targeted by TD producing maching in his two weeks of action. Normally, I'd say that can't continue, but he gets the Browns this week who are very vulnerable in the passing game. The attention wi Full Story

Startem sitem 2017 week 6 Sunday

(10/10/2017)
PlayerPosTeamOpponentStart/SitComment Kelvin BenjaminWRCARPHISTARTReceivers have had their way with Philadelphia's defense this year. Look for either or both of these receivers to have a startable week. Devin FunchessWRCARPHISTART Carson WentzQBPHICARSITWentz hasn't faced Full Story

Startem sitem 2017 week 5 Sunday

(10/7/2017)
Player Pos Team Opponent Start / Sit Comment Austin Seferian-Jenkins TE NYJ CLE START ASJ served his two game suspension then came in with respectable weeks establishing himself as a key target for McCown. This week he gets one of the easiest matchups for tight e Full Story

Startem sitem 2017 week 5 Thursday

(10/4/2017)
Player Pos Team Opponent Start / Sit Comment Jameis Winston QB TB NE START New England's defense has been vulnerable this year. Winston finally put it together last week and this is a good matchup to continue putting in QB1 numbers Jacquizz Rodgers RB TB NE SIT Doug Full Story

Startem sitem 2017 week 4 Sunday

(9/30/2017)
PlayerPosTeamoppStart/SitComment Carson PalmerQBARISFSTARTThe 49ers are coming off a game against the Rams where both Watkins and Woods had 100 yard games. This bodes well for Palmer who might have John Brown back this week. Joe MixonRBCINCLESTARTMixon is starting to establishs himself in t Full Story

Startem sitem 2017 week 4 Thursday

(9/27/2017)
Player Pos Team Opp Start/Sit Comment Jordan Howard RB CHI GB SIT Early reports are Mike Daniels will play for GB on Thursday. This will make the between the tackles running that much more difficult. Add to it that Howard was banged up entering Sunday's contest and on a sho Full Story

Startem sitem 2017 week 3 SUNDAY

(9/22/2017)
Player Pos Team Opponent Start / Sit Comment Christian McCaffrey RB CAR NO START You want to start your players against the Saints Kelvin Benjamin WR CAR NO START You want to start your players against the Saints James White RB NE HOU START This will be a diff Full Story

Startem sitem 2017 week 3 Thursday

(9/19/2017)
PlayerPosTeamOppStart/SitComment Sammy Watkins WR LAR SF START Desipite his poor start, I'll recommend him this week Cooper Kupp WR LAR SF START This rookie is proving to be Goff's go to guy. Keep riding that wave. Pierre Garcon WR SF LAR START Garcon will be a go to gu Full Story

Startem sitem 2017 week 2 SUNDAY

(9/16/2017)
Player Pos Team Opponent Start / Sit Comment Russell Wilson QB SEA SF START Look for a bounce back game for Wilson against the improved 49ers. I'm going to assume Wilson can return to form and get you your 20+ points in week 2. Isaiah Crowell RB CLE BAL SIT Baltimore Full Story

Startem sitem 2017 week 2 Thursday

(9/12/2017)
Player Pos Team Opponent Start / Sit Comment Tyler Eifert TE CIN HOU SIT Cincinnati's offensive line is proving to have a lot of challenges. Houston's pass rush will likely require Eifert to stay in and help protect Dalton. Joe Mixon RB CIN HOU SIT This is a messy 3 he Full Story

Startem sitem 2017 week 1

(9/4/2017)
Player Pos Team Opponent Start / Sit Comment Pittsburgh D/ST D/ST PIT CLE Start Steelers get rookie QB making his first NFL start. This looks like a nice matchup to take advantage of. Sam Bradford QB MIN NO Start Bradford gets a nice matchup to open Full Story

Startem sitem 2016 week 17 SUNDAY

(12/30/2016)
Dennis Pitta TE BAL CIN START Pitta has been productive in two of his last four games. Cincinnati ranks 30th against the TE making this a matchup where Pitta is more likely than not to deliver that startable TE score. DeMarco Murray RB TEN HOU SIT It's a tough matchup and a meaningless one. I Full Story

Startem sitem 2016 week 16 SUNDAY

(12/24/2016)
Philip Rivers QB SD CLE START Love the matchup and look for Rivers to capitalize. Jonathan Stewart RB CAR ATL START This should be a good matchup for Stewart. It's a division game with an opponent who has been suspectible to opposing running backs. I expect Atlanta to score and that should gi Full Story

Startem sitem 2016 week 16 Thursday

(12/21/2016)
Ryan Mathews RB PHI NYG START Mathews finally got back to a full time role last week and delivered. However, there's reason for pause in week 16. Giants are ranked 8th against the run. Philadelphia did score 27 points from their RBs in the previous meeting this year. They did this with four RBs Full Story

Startem sitem 2016 week 15 SUNDAY

(12/16/2016)
Jay Ajayi RB MIA NYJ START This is a matchup where defense and running games will dominate. Ajayi figures to be in for enough usage if he can deliver he should be startable. Bilal Powell RB NYJ MIA START Same as with Ajayi, with both backup QBs lacing it up and with Forte out for the Jets, loo Full Story

Startem sitem 2016 week 15 Thursday

(12/14/2016)
Russell Wilson QB SEA LA START LA has only allowed 4 of 14 opponents to break 20 points this year. 3 of 7 home teams have broke the 20 point barrier while only 1 of 7 QBs on the road have crossed that threshold. Wilson has struggled this year, but his rushing ability gives him the upside to make Full Story

Startem sitem 2016 week 14 Thursday

(12/8/2016)
Derek Carr QB OAK KC START Carr has had 8 of 12 startable weeks and in this matchup there isn't a lot of boarderline players to push up or down so I'll go with Carr to put in his 4th consecutive 20+ point week. His 4 non 20+ point weeks have all been under 15 points so his variance is high, but al Full Story

Startem sitem 2016 week 13 SUNDAY

(12/2/2016)
Matthew Stafford QB DET NOR START Playing against the Saints defense is a good recipe for fantasy production. Look for a high scoring game with fantasy production to go around Golden Tate WR DET NOR START Playing against the Saints defense is a good recipe for fantasy production. Look for a h Full Story

Startem sitem 2016 week 13 Thursday

(12/1/2016)
Jason Witten TE DAL MIN START Teams tend to attack Minnesota with their interior receivers. This should allow Witten or Beasely or both to put up startable numbers this week Cole Beasley WR DAL MIN START Teams tend to attack Minnesota with their interior receivers. This should allow Witten or Full Story

Startem sitem 2016 week 12 SUNDAY

(11/26/2016)

Startem sitem 2016 week 12 Thursday

(11/23/2016)
Matthew Stafford QB DET MIN SIT This is a tough matchup for Stafford and one he historically struggles with. In a week with no teams on bye, look for better options Eric Ebron TE DET MIN START Of the targets outside of Theo, Ebron is probably the best bet to deliver. Minnesota has good perime Full Story

Startem sitem 2016 week 11 SUNDAY

(11/19/2016)
Joe Flacco QB BAL DAL SIT Dalls is middle of the pack vs opposing QBs this year. They have held 3 of 9 opponents below the 20 point mark. However, Flacco has only broke the 20 point mark 3 of 9 times (twice vs Cleveland). This probably says look elsewhere despite his 3 TD effort last week. Ty Full Story

Startem sitem 2016 week 11 Thursday

(11/17/2016)
Ted Ginn WR CAR NOR START Ginn has been playing roughly 2/3 of the game the last three weeks and has averaged 7 targets per game over that stretch. The matchup with New Orleans is definitely worth using Ginn as a flyer in your flex position. Jonathan Stewart RB CAR NOR START Stewart has lost Full Story

Startem sitem 2016 week 10 SUNDAY

(11/12/2016)
Devontae Booker RB DEN NOR START Booker's disappointing performance last week has led some to believe he might lose his starting slot to Kapri Bibbs who delivered a 69 yard TD in the passing game. It sounds like Bibbs will get more looks, but he's only had 5 rushing attempts over the last two week Full Story

Startem sitem 2016 week 10 Thursday

(11/9/2016)
Steve Smith WR BAL CLE Start Look to get well against Cleveland. Cleveland has been very forgiving to opposing WRs and this is a chance for Steve Smith to get back on track in what is likely his final season Joe Flacco QB BAL CLE Start Flacco has struggled this year. But, this is a good oppor Full Story

Startem sitem 2016 week 9 SUNDAY

(11/4/2016)
Colin Kaepernick QB NOR SF START It's hard to write this, but Kaepernick looks to give you 7-8 points from his legs. If he adds a TD either through the air or on the ground then he should be able to pass enough to get you 20 points. He's a bye week fill in option this week. Rashad Jennings Full Story

Startem sitem 2016 week 9 Thursday

(11/2/2016)
Jameis Winston QB TAM ATL START Atlanta has only held one opposing QB (combination of Siemian and Lynch) under 20 points. Tampa Bay is down to their 4th, 5th and 6th optons at RB so expect Winston to be busy. Adam Humphries WR TAM ATL START It's risky selecting a non-Mike Evans receiver in Ta Full Story

Startem sitem 2016 week 8 SUNDAY

(10/29/2016)
Kirk Cousins QB WAS CIN START Cousins travels to London to play in week 8. He's expecting to have Jordan Reed back which should boost his opportunity to convert TDs this week. In a week with 6 teams on bye, Cousins look like an attractive option. Jamison Crowder WR WAS CIN SIT With Reed back, Full Story

Startem sitem 2016 week 8 Thursday

(10/26/2016)
Marqise Lee WR JAC TEN START Tennesse is a plus matchup to opposing WRs and Lee has been very involved. He's played in 70% or more of the snaps in the last three games and is averaging over 7 targets per game in the last 5 games Allen Hurns WR JAC TEN START Hurns has been a frustrating play th Full Story

Startem sitem 2016 week 7 SUNDAY

(10/21/2016)
John Brown WR ARI SEA SIT Brown has turned in 3 games with 5 or more catches and 3 games with 1 catch. He gets a tough matchup this week against Seattle. Look for other options Mike Wallace WR BAL NYJ START Wallace has at least 3 catches in each game. He hasn't scored a TD since week 2, but Full Story

Startem sitem 2016 week 7 Thursday

(10/19/2016)
Cameron Meredith WR CHI GB START Green Bay's run defense is solid … unless they play Ezekiel Elliott. I suspect the Bears will need to pass, however. Meredith has developed into a very solid option opposite Jeffery and Royal may miss this game leaving few other options. Jordan Howard RB CHI GB Full Story

Startem sitem 2016 week 6 SUNDAY

(10/14/2016)
Carson Wentz QB PHI WAS SIT Wentz has outperformed most projections for him. He's turned in 3 out of 4 startable weeks. Washington, however, has held their last three opposing QBs below 20 points. Washington is also terrible against the run which is an Eagle's strength. I suspect Wentz's usage Full Story

Startem sitem 2016 week 6 Thursday

(10/12/2016)
Philip Rivers QB SDG DEN SIT Only Cam Newton has put in a startable week vs DEN this year. Look for other options than Rivers in Week 6 Melvin Gordon RB SDG DEN START Denver's achilles heel which was exposed last week seems to be their run defense. Denver is ranked 25th vs the RUN and San Die Full Story

Startem sitem 2016 week 5 SUNDAY

(10/8/2016)
Terrance West RB BAL WAS Start West took over starting duties last week and responded with over 100 yards and a TD. He gets a soft matchup this week; however, talented rookie Kenneth Dixon enters the picture to cloud things up. I suspect they work Dixon in slowly and West owners should have anoth Full Story

Startem sitem 2016 week 5 Sunday

(10/8/2016)
Terrance West RB BAL WAS Start West took over starting duties last week and responded with over 100 yards and a TD. He gets a soft matchup this week; however, talented rookie Kenneth Dixon enters the picture to cloud things up. I suspect they work Dixon in slowly and West owners should have anoth Full Story

Startem sitem 2016 week 5 Thursday

(10/5/2016)
Drew Stanton QB ARI SF START Reports have Palmer as OUT for the Thursday agame. SF is a good matchup. They've only held Case Keenum under 20 points this year. I like Stanton's chances of putting in starter quality numbers. However, there are a lot of other cases where waiver wire QBs could come Full Story

Startem sitem 2016 week 4 Sunday

(9/30/2016)
Trevor Siemian QB DEN TB START Siemian broke out against Cincinnati last week. He heavily utilized both Sanders and Thomas. Tampa has been a great defense to start your fantasy assets against. Look toward this game to find below the radar options. Joe Flacco QB BAL OAK START Oakland has been Full Story

Startem sitem 2016 week 4 Thursday

(9/28/2016)
Andy Dalton SIT Miami's ranked 12th against opposing QBs. These Thursday games are always difficult to project how teams respond with the short layoff. But, many times these become defensive affairs and I'm leaning toward finding other options than Dalton in this one. Ryan Tannehill STAR Full Story

Startem sitem 2016 week3 Sunday

(9/24/2016)
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 suggesti Full Story

Startem sitem 2016 week3 Thursday

(9/21/2016)
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 suggesti Full Story

Startem sitem 2016 week2 Sunday

(9/16/2016)
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 suggesti Full Story

Startem sitem 2016 week2 Thursday

(9/14/2016)
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 suggesti Full Story

Startem sitem 2016 week1

(9/6/2016)
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 suggesti Full Story