Startem sitem 2020 Thursday Week 3

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.

PlayerPosTeamOppStart / SitComment
James RobinsonRBJACMIASTARTMiami allowed Buffalo to a 4.8 yards/carry average in week 2. In week 1, they allowed NE 5.2 yards / carry. Their run defense is not likely to stop Robinson who's off to a fast start.
Myles GaskinRBMIAJACSTARTGaskin is starting to become the RB1 in this backfield. Jacksonville's defense is better than I initially thought, but Gaskin's usage in the passing game should offset any problems he has rushing the ball.
Gardner MinshewQBJACMIASTARTMiami allowed 8.2 yards / attempt to Cam Newton in week 1 then followed that up with 11.9 yards/attempt to Josh Allen in week 2. They're having a tough time in the passing game. Minshew should be able to take advantage.