Startem sitem Thursday Week 11 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
Keaton Mitchell RB BAL CIN START Mitchell will get an increase in workload based on how he's performed the last couple of weeks. He looks recovered from his injuries and could be this year's fresh legged runner that delivers for your fantasy team
Trenton Irwin WR CIN BAL SIT Irwin is picking up starter work with Higgins down, but against Baltimore, you should expect a lower ceiling
Lamar Jackson RB BAL CIN START Jackson has been extremely disappointing this year with roughly as many non-startable games as startable. This should be a good matchup for him with CIN ranked 20th vs the QB and 32nd vs the TE (his primary target)