Startem sitem Thursday Week 12 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
Tony Pollard RB DAL NYG START Continue to ride Pollard's hot streak
Jared Goff QB DET BUF SIT Goff has had a solid season but this is a place you'd like to sit him.
Kirk Cousins QB MIN NE SIT Cousins' line couldn't hold up last week and likely will have problems this week
Gabe Davis WR BUF DET START Davis tends to be boom or bust, let's plan for a boom this week
DeAndre Swift RB DET BUF START I'm going to cross my fingers and continue to be on Swift's talent despite the tough matchup
Isaiah McKenzie WR BUF DET SIT McKenzie hasn't been involved enough to trust him even though this is a great matchup.