Startem sitem 2020 Thursday Week 8

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
Russell Gage WR ATL CAR SIT Carolina has had a respectable defense this year and Gage has been up and down. I'd look elsewhere this week.
Teddy Bridgewater QB CAR ATL START Atlanta is one of those premium matchups that boosts a QB's week.  If you need a streamer, Teddy is a good option for you.
Matt Ryan QB ATL CAR START Ryan broke out of a three week slump last week.  That coincided with Julio's return to the lineup.  If Julio is able to play again, look for Ryan to be startable in an average matchup.