Startem sitem Thursday Week 3 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 Opponent Start / Sit Comment
Deebo Samuel WR SF NYG START With Aiyuk sounding iffy to play, that should increase the looks Deebo gets in the passing game
George Kittle TE SF NYG START Following the theme with Aiyuk potentially sitting, Kittle also could get an uptick in usage in the passing the game and possibly an edzone look
Daniel Jones QB NYG SF START I'm expecting a negative game script for Jones causing him to rely on the passing game especially without Barkley going. That plus his rushing floor should get you a usable game despite a tough matchup.