Startem sitem 2018 week 6 Thursday

By Brad Kruse
Brad Kruse

Player Pos Team Opponent Start / Sit Comment
Eli Manning QB NYG PHI SIT In this division rivalry, I expect a low scoring outing.
Carson Wentz QB PHI NYG SIT
Alshon Jeffery WR PHI NYG SIT Giants are very good vs opposing teams top WRs. Look for Jeffery to have difficulty in this matchup.
Sterling Shepard WR NYG PHI SIT With so much targeted for Odell this week, expect Shepard target share to drop some and for him to need a TD to put in a startable week.
Corey Clement RB PHI NYG START With Ajayi down and Sproles not practicing, this should be a pretty clean 50/50 split in action between these two players. Expect both to have startable weeks against the Giants given both can be active in the passing game.
Wendell Smallwood RB PHI NYG START

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!