Startem sitem Thursday Week 7 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
Trevor Lawrence QB JAC NOR SIT Lawrence sounds likely to play, but his mobility will likely be impacted vs a team who ranks 11th vs the position. Now, it's a tough BYE week so he might be the best you have; expect a below average output
Christian Kirk WR JAC NOR START With Lawrence's mobility limited, look for him to focus on the slot WR more vs Ridley down field.
Derek Carr QB NOR JAC START Jacksonville is a good matchup vs opposing QBs, look for Carr to have one of his better games this week.