Startem sitem 2019 Thursday Week 8

By Brad Kruse
Brad Kruse









Player Pos Team Opp Start / Sit Comment
Kirk Cousins QB MIN WAS START We'll roll with Cousins again, he could fall victim to a positive game script, but we'll project he contributes enough before it turn run heavy for him to put in startable numbers.
Terry McLaurin WR WAS MIN START Teams are starting to develop tape on him which could start to limit his effectiveness. But they'll be targeting him a ton
Adrian Peterson RB WAS MIN SIT This is a revenge game for AP, but he's supposedly battling both a high and low ankle sprain and this is a tough matchup. He could also suffer from a negative game script. Try to find other options.



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!