Startem sitem SATURDAY Week 16 2022

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 Josh Allen 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 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
Daniel Jones QB NYG MIN START The Giants are in playoff position and they get a plus matchup with Minnesota's who's offense could put the Giants in a negative game script helping Jones put in a startable number
Raheem Mostert RB MIA GB START Mostert has reclaimed the lead role in the backfield and gets a great matchup vs the Pack this week.
D'Onta Foreman RB CAR DET SIT Foreman has been splitting work lately and Detroit's defense has been brutal vs the running game. Look for other options
Cade Otton TE TB ARI START Otton gets a plus matchup vs ARI in week 16. Look for Otton to get enough chances to put in a number for you at a thin position.
D.J. Moore WR CAR DET START I like DJ Moore in a matchup where Detroit is likely to put up points and Moore should be the beficiary as Carolina tries to keep up.
George Pickens WR PIT LV START Pickens averages 11 ppg with Pickett at QB vs 5 ppg without. Pickett comes back and should look for Pickens in this plus matchup.