Startem sitem 2018 week 4 Sunday

By Brad Kruse
Brad Kruse

PlayerPosTeamOpponentStart / SitComment
Austin HoooperTEATLCINSTARTThrough 3 weeks, Cincinnati has been vulnerable to TE's; Hooper is a frnge play, but aided by the matchup.
Giovanni BernardRBCINATLSTARTAnother week Mixon is OUT, another week to run Bernard into your lineup. The matchup is good for a pass catching back also, which is Gio's strength.
Lamar MillerRBHOUINDSTARTIndy's been vulnerable to the running back position; Miller should be heavily involved
Jay AjayiRBPHITENSITAjayi is coming off an injury, but still is in a messy backfield. Tennessee ranks 5th best against the fantasy RB; I'd advise looking for better options.
Tyler EifertTECINATLSTARTAtlanta has been vulnerable to opposing tight ends this year. Look for Eifert who's getting more involved in the offense to take advantage.
Philip RiversQBLACSFSTARTThe 49ers have yet to hold an opposing QB under 20 points. Rivers should be a safe start this week.

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 Drew Brees 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 ~3-6 players on each Thursday night's game and ~ 6 players for the rest of the week to get you going. This year I'm going to be looking at different ways to integrate daily fantasy pricing and Vegas odds into my decision making process. Good Luck this year!