Startem sitem 2020 Thursday Week 2

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 Opponent Start / Sit Comment
John Ross WR CIN CLE Start Cleveland is pretty banged up right now. I like John Ross to secure a deep target and that should propel him to a startable day.
Kareem Hunt RB CLE CIN Start Both of these RBs should be in a better game script this week for runners. Expect them to find success. At least one will have a TD
Nick Chub RB CLE CIN Start  
Joe Burrow QB CIN CLE Start Look for Burrow to get more comfortable in week 2 after he started finding his groove in his debut vs the Chargers.