Startem sitem 2019 Thursday Week 5

By Brad Kruse
Brad Kruse

Jared GoffQBLARSEASTARTGoff has been productive when not pressured and Seattle has had problems getting to the QB. If Clowney continues to improve this could prove problematic, however.
Russell WilsonQBSEALARSTARTWilson has been hot to open the season, he should continue to be in your lineup until he cools off.
Rashaad PennyRBSEALARSITThe Rams have been a plus matchup vs opposing running games. But, on a short week with Penny inactive Sunday he's tough to trust. It's unclear if he comes back to a 50/50 role or if Prosise has eaten into it or if Carson has regained full trust. Sit him this week and find out without the risk.

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 Patrick Mahomes 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!