Startem sitem Thursday Week 2 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
D'Andre Swift RB PHI MIN START With Gainwell OUT, this should be a good time to see what Swift can do in this Philadelphia offense
Dallas Goedert TE PHI MIN START Goedert gave you a goose egg last week, don't expect that to continue he was out there a lot. I'm assuming he'll rebound to his expected performance level of a top 6 TE in a plus matchup this week..
Jordan Addison WR MIN PHI START Addison is running as the third WR so far this year for the Vikings. But, I suspect they get in a negative game script and his talent gets him enough targets to give you a second straight startable week.