Startem sitem Thursday Week 7 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
Juwan Johnson TE NO ARI START Johnson once again gets the TE position without Trautman as competition. And, Arizona ranks 31st against the opposing TE. Fire him up if you're desperate at TE.
Rondale Moore WR ARI NO START New Orleans has been a disaster at covering opposing WRs and Marshon Latimore is OUT this week. Moore should walk into a nice role sans Hollywood despite the fact Hopkins returns and Anderson joins the team. Anderson likely will only have a few packages prepared for him and his typical route tree probably doesn't conflict with Rondale's.
DeAndre Hopkins WR ARI NO START It's Hopkins first game back, but he was suspended, not injured and he's been practicing with the team; I suspect he's not limited. This is your week to start getting a return on those Hopkins shares.