Startem sitem SUNDAY Week 17 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
Mike White QB NYJ SEA START With a bunch of QBs on the shelf this week, White is probably useful in this plus matchup and given the success he had in his few weeks as a starter for this team.
Aaron Rodgers QB GB MIN START It's a must win for GB to stay in the playoff race and Rodgers will look to punish Minnesota's poor pass defense.
Travis Etienne RB JAC HOU START Houston is one of the most favorable matchups, use Etienne unless you have elite other options.
Brian Robinson RB WAS CLE START With Antonio Gibson out, Robinson gets a bump vs the Browns run defense
Raheem Mostert RB MIA NE SIT This is a tough spot for Mostert - he's sharing carries and get's NE top 5 run defense this week.
Drake London WR ATL ARI START London is dominating targets of late, use him in this plus matchup.
Gabe Davis WR BUF CIN START With Diggs under the weather, Davis could be relied on more in this matchup
Joshua Kelley RB LAC LAR START With Ekeler looking banged up and the Chargers having clinched, they could easily rest him; if they do, Kelley is the likely beneficiary vs the Rams 20th ranked run defense