Startem sitem 2020 Thursday Week 7

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
Evan Engram TE NYG PHI START Mark Andrews aside last week, Philadelphia has been vulnerabe to opposing TEs. Logan Thomas' large week 1 output was against the Eagles as was Tyler Higbee's 3 TD effort in week 2.
Boston Scott RB PHI NYG SIT Boston Scott has underwelmed fantasy owners this year despite his league winning efforts down the stretch last year. The Eagles offensive line is decimated. I don't expect Boston Scott to find much room to run and he hasn't been used enough in the passing game to make up for it. So, despite Miles Sanders being OUT this week, I'd look for other plays.
Travis Fulgham WR PHI NYG START The journyman likely gets another day in the sun. The Giants defense isn't a shutdown pass defense and there still isn't much else to chose from for Wentz. Expect another productive day from Fulgham.