Startem sitem SUNDAY Week 3 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
Brandon Bolden RB LV TEN START This is a bit risky. Josh Jacobs didn't travel due to illness. It's possible he catches a later flight, of course. But not travelling typically a strong signal that he won't be playing. Then, the question is who would play in his place. Zamir White is the popular choice. Bolden ran is as the pass catching back in week 1 and White hasn't been involved much through the first two weeks. I'm going to guess the coaching staff prefers Bolden, although not the most exciting option.
Evan Engram TE JAC LAC START The Chargers gave up startable numbers to their first two opposing TES (ok … that was Waller and Kelce). So we'll see if Engram can follow up a strong performance against a defense that has been attacked with elite players.
Logan Thomas TE WAS PHI START Irv Smith came alive last week vs PHI Logan Thomas gets this matchup this week and could capitalize by providing startable points for your teams.
D.J. Chark WR DET MIN SIT Chark doesn't look like a critical piece to this offense. Now, the matchup could elevate all pieces if it becomes a shootout, but Chark is difficult to trust at this point.
Elijah Moore WR NYJ CIN START Wilson broke out last week and Corey Davis is questionable this week. Cincinnati let up a big game to Noah Brown last week serving as Dallas' number 2. We know Moore had a strong connection with Flacco at the end of last year (21.5 ppg in 2 games). That hasn't shown yet...yet.
Jakobi Meyers WR NE BAL START Meyers is that solid floor playyou can rely on. This week he likely faces Baltimore's depleted backfield that gave up the explosion to Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Warren in week 2 after the starters left.