Startem sitem Thursday Week 8 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
Dalton Kincaid TE BUF TB START Tampa has proven tough against opposing TEs, but with Knox OUT this week, Kincaid's volume should be solid
Baker Mayfield QB TB BUF SIT With no BYEs this week, look elsewhere at QB in this tough matchup
Gabe Davis WR BUF TB START Davis is always a long pass completion from being playable. Tampa is 20th vs opposing WRs, so let's flip the coin that he's playable this week.