Startem sitem SUNDAY Week 5 2023

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
Jared Goff QB DET CAR SIT Normally, I like Goff at home, but Carolina has been very difficult vs opposing WRs and Goff might be without Amon Ra St. Brown this week. Look for other streaming options in week 5.
Jordan Love QB GB LB START This is a plus matchup for a young QB that has been delivering each week for you.
Breece Hall RB NYJ DEN START This is hopefully the game Breece Hall owners have been waiting for
Miles Sanders RB CAR DET SIT Detroit has been a brutal opponent for RBs this year and Sanders may not be fully healhty. Look elsewhere
Aaron Jones RB GB LB START OK, Jones totally failed us last week in his return. You have to believe he won't be on such an extreme pitch count in this matchup, however and should return to a strong RB2 stat line.
Zay Flowers WR BAL PIT START Pittsburgh has been a forgiving defense to opposing WRs, Zay Flowers looks like a smart start in week 5