Startem sitem 2018 week 12 Thursday

By Brad Kruse
Brad Kruse












Player Pos Team Opponent Start/Sit Comment
Matthew Stafford QB DET CHI SIT Only Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady and Brock Osweiler have managed over 21.6 points vs Chicago. Mostly, Chicago's defense is vulnerable when their offense turns the ball over and gives the opposing team a short field. If the offense can get ahead, Chicago can focus on the pass rush. Stafford did break twenty in week 10 vs Chicago and has that game to learn from. I expect he's more likely than not to break 20 again this week.
LeGarrette Blount RB DET CHI SIT With Kerryon Johnson OUT this week, Blount is the likely beneficiary of additional touches. The Bears defense likely is too difficult, however to expect much performance from Blount.
Amari Cooper WR DAL WAS START Washington ranks 32nd vs opposing WR1s. Cooper has been a target hog since he's arrived in Dallas. Look for them to get Cooper involved in this matchup.
Dak Prescott QB DAL WAS START Since week 3, Washington has only held Eil and Watson under 20 points. Look for Dak to find a way to get to a startable performance in week 12.
Mark Ingram RB NO ATL START Ingram has mostly been a startable player with two exceptions since his return from suspension. You want him to play against vulnerable run defenses and/or teams New Orleans can operate in a positive game script against. Atlanta is definitely vulnerable to the opposing RB. New Orleans should be able to get a lead on them and leverage their strong running back talent. However, with Deion Jones back and this being a divisional test there is more risk here than it initially looks.