Startem sitem 2020 Thursday Week 15

By Brad Kruse
Brad Kruse








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.


Player Pos Team Opp Start / Sit Comment
Austin Ekeler (Justin Jackson) RB LAC LV START Ekeler is questionable for Thursday night. If he goes, obviously you have put him in your lineup. If he doesn't, Consider Justin Jackson The Raiders are giving up an average of 35 ppg the last 4 weeks to opposing running backs.
Hunter Henry TE LAC LV START With Keenan Allen and Mike Williams both banged up, look for Henry to potentially get a couple extra looks against the Raiders.
Nelson Agholor WR LV LAC START Agholor has averaged 4 receptions for 70 yds and 0.5 TDs the last four weeks for the Raidres. That's a 14 ppg average. With Ruggs banged up again Agholor looks to be in a good spot to produce for you.