2018-19 NFL Week 14 Start Em, Sit Em (Playoffs Edition)

Realistically, only 4-6 are still paying attention in each fantasy league, so rather than comment on players who are unlikely to be on the rosters of the top 4-6 teams, I will leave you all with a few tips that will hopefully allow you to bring home the gold in the coming weeks…

Start Em, Sit Em Tips:

  • Stick with who you know – The Fantasy playoffs are not necessarily a great time to make any crazy lineup changes. The only positions you should even consider tinkering with at this point are Tight End, RB2, and Flex. Stick with who has gotten you where you are, and that should be enough.
  • Touchdowns aren’t everything: If you’re like me, and you are part of a full PPR league, then you know that touchdowns don’t always mean wins. Be sure to make sure the player you start has a high snap count and usage rate! For example, just because Jordan Howard might run for a touchdown when the Bears have first and goal from the one yard line, doesn’t mean you should bench the superior Tarik Cohen. Think about it!
  • DON’T PANIC ABOUT PROJECTIONS: So you just looked at the top of your screen and saw that Ron from accounting is projected to beat you by 10 points. You freak out and start inferior players from your bench, just so that everyone thinks you might have a chance to beat him based on your projections. As it turns out, if you had kept your previous starters in your lineup, you would have actually won by 14, but now, you’ve lost by 12. IT HAPPENS! Listen. Projections mean nothing. Start who you are comfortable starting. There is no shame in losing, so why risk it anyway by making any major changes to your lineup just because some algorithm says you should?

That does it for my Week 14 tools to victory. Good luck this week, everyone!

2018-19 NFL Week 11 Start Em, Sit Em

The outcome of your Week 10 matchup can come down to a few tough decisions over who to put in your starting lineup. This list takes a look at who you should or should not take a risk on this week. A few notes for this week: 1. Upset of the Week: Chiefs over Rams. 2. With the loss of Cooper Kupp, look for Robert Woods to light it up int he coming weeks. 3. Bold Prediction: Calvin Ridley will have 3 receptions against the Cowboys. 2 of them will be for touchdowns. With that said, here is your Start Em, Sit Em report for Week 11 of the NFL season.

QB:

Start Em:

  • Andrew Luck vs TEN
  • Philip Rivers vs DEN
  • Ben Roethlisberger vs JAX

Sit Em:

  • Kirk Cousins vs CHI
  • Alex Smith vs HOU
  • Derek Carr vs ARI

RB:

Start Em:

  • Joe Mixon vs BAL
  • Adrian Peterson vs HOU
  • Tarik Cohen vs MIN

Sit Em:

  • Alex Collins vs CIN
  • Jordan Howard vs MIN
  • Marlon Mack vs TEN

WR:

Start Em:

  • Robert Woods vs KC
  • Larry Fitzgerald vs OAK
  • Kenny Golladay vs CAR

Sit Em:

  • Devin Funchess vs DET
  • TY Hilton vs TEN
  • Stefon Diggs vs CHI

TE:

Start Em:

  • Jordan Reed vs HOU
  • OJ Howard vs NYG
  • Evan Engram vs TB

Sit Em:

  • Ricky Seals-Jones vs OAK
  • Cameron Brate vs NYG
  • Jonnu Smith vs IND

K:

Start Em:

  • Greg Zuerlein vs KC
  • Will Lutz vs PHI
  • Harrison Butker vs LAR

Sit Em:

  • Brett Maher vs ATL
  • Ryan Succop vs IND
  • Chris Boswell vs JAX

D/ST:

Start Em:

  • Texans vs WSH
  • Titans vs IND
  • Cardinals vs OAK

Sit Em:

  • Chiefs vs LAR
  • Rams vs KC
  • Jaguars vs PIT

That does it for my Week 11 tools to victory. Good luck this week, everyone!

2018-19 NFL Week 10 Start Em, Sit Em

The outcome of your Week 10 matchup can come down to a few tough decisions over who to put in your starting lineup. This list takes a look at who you should or should not take a risk on this week. A few notes for this week: 1. Upset of the Week: Redskins over Buccaneers. 2. If you have Tyler Boyd on your team, make sure he’s in your starting lineup with AJ Green out the next few weeks. 3. Bold Prediction: Michael Thomas hauls in 15 receptions vs the Bengals. With that said, here is your Start Em, Sit Em report for Week 10 of the NFL season.

QB:

Start Em:

  • Philip Rivers vs OAK
  • Matt Ryan vs CLE
  • Mitchell Trubisky vs DET

Sit Em:

  • Baker Mayfield vs ATL
  • Alex Smith vs TB
  • Derek Carr vs LAC

RB:

Start Em:

  • James White vs TEN
  • Leonard Fournette vs IND
  • Adrian Peterson vs TB

Sit Em:

  • Duke Johnson Jr. vs ATL
  • Ito Smith vs CLE
  • Marlon Mack vs JAX

WR:

Start Em:

  • Josh Gordon vs TEN
  • Amari Cooper vs PHI
  • Golden Tate vs DAL

Sit Em:

  • Corey Davis vs NE
  • Allen Robinson II vs DET
  • Larry Fitzgerald vs KC

TE:

Start Em:

  • Austin Hooper vs CLE
  • Jack Doyle vs JAX
  • OJ Howard vs WSH

Sit Em:

  • Charles Clay vs NYJ
  • Antonio Gates vs OAK
  • Jimmy Graham vs MIA

K:

Start Em:

  • Greg Zuerlein vs SEA
  • Will Lutz vs CHI
  • Harrison Butker vs ARI

Sit Em:

  • Brett Maher vs PHI
  • Jake Elliott vs DAL
  • Josh Lambo vs IND

D/ST:

Start Em:

  • Eagles vs DAL
  • Chiefs vs ARI
  • Jaguars vs IND

Sit Em:

  • Seahawks vs LAR
  • Dolphins vs GB
  • Cardinals vs KC

That does it for my Week 10 tools to victory. Good luck this week, everyone!

2018-19 NFL Week 9 Start Em, Sit Em

The outcome of your Week 9 matchup can come down to a few tough decisions over who to put in your starting lineup. This list takes a look at who you should or should not take a risk on this week. A few notes for this week: 1. Upset of the Week: Saints over Rams. 2. I wouldn’t lean too heavily on the Falcons receivers this week. With the Redskins’ addition of Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, it will be difficult for either Julio Jones or Calvin Ridley to have a big day. 3. Bold Prediction: Adam Theilen puts up 200 yards vs the Lions. With that said, here is your Start Em, Sit Em report for Week 9 of the NFL season.

QB:

Start Em:

  • Cam Newton vs TB
  • Ryan Fitzpatrick vs CAR
  • Philip Rivers vs SEA

Sit Em:

  • Matthew Stafford vs MIN
  • Alex Smith vs ATL
  • Matt Ryan vs WSH

RB:

Start Em:

  • Christian McCaffrey vs TB
  • Tarik Cohen vs BUF
  • Adrian Peterson vs ATL

Sit Em:

  • James White vs GB
  • Sony Michel vs GB
  • Nick Chubb vs KC

WR:

Start Em:

  • Julian Edelman vs GB
  • Emmanuel Sanders vs HOU
  • JuJu Smith-Schuster vs BAL 

Sit Em:

  • Marvin Jones Jr. vs MIN
  • Amari Cooper vs TEN
  • Corey Davis vs DAL

TE:

Start Em:

  • Austin Hooper vs WSH
  • Trey Burton vs BUF
  • OJ Howard vs CAR

Sit Em:

  • Charles Clay vs CHI
  • Antonio Gates vs SEA
  • Cameron Brate vs CAR

K:

Start Em:

  • Greg Zuerlein vs NO
  • Will Lutz vs LAR
  • Harrison Butker vs CLE

Sit Em:

  • Brandon McManus vs HOU
  • Sebastian Janikowski vs LAC
  • Ryan Succop vs DAL

D/ST:

Start Em:

  • Bears vs BUF
  • Vikings vs DET
  • Cowboys vs TEN

Sit Em:

  • Ravens vs PIT
  • Rams vs NO
  • Patriots vs GB

That does it for my Week 9 tools to victory. Good luck this week, everyone!

2018-19 NFL Week 7 Start Em, Sit Em

The outcome of your Week 7 matchup can come down to a few tough decisions over who to put in your starting lineup. This list takes a look at who you should or should not take a risk on this week. A few notes for this week: 1. Upset of the Week: Bears over Patriots. 2. Keep an eye on Tyler Boyd out of Cincinnati. At first I was skeptical giving the talent of AJ Green, but so far this season, Andy Dalton has not shied away from giving Boyd a lot of meaningful touches. Let’s hope Boyd can keep up his production this week vs the Chiefs.  3. Bold Prediction: Julio Jones will put up 175 yards and a TD vs the Giants on Monday Night Football. With that said, here is your Start Em, Sit Em report for Week 7 of the NFL season.

QB:

Start Em:

  • Jameis Winston vs CLE
  • Jared Goff vs SF
  • Matt Ryan vs NYG

Sit Em:

  • Matthew Stafford vs MIA
  • Alex Smith vs DAL
  • Marcus Mariota vs LAC

RB:

Start Em:

  • Joe Mixon vs KC
  • Sony Michel vs CHI
  • Tarik Cohen vs NE

Sit Em:

  • James White vs CHI
  • Adrian Peterson vs DAL
  • Nick Chubb vs TB

WR:

Start Em:

  • Golden Tate vs MIA
  • John Brown vs NO
  • Tyler Boyd vs KC

Sit Em:

  • Marvin Jones Jr. vs MIA
  • Will Fuller V vs JAX
  • Corey Davis vs LAC

TE:

Start Em:

  • Austin Hooper vs NYG
  • CJ Uzomah vs KC
  • Eric Ebron vs BUF

Sit Em:

  • Charles Clay vs IND
  • Antonio Gates vs TEN
  • OJ Howard vs CLE

K:

Start Em:

  • Brett Maher vs WSH
  • Jason Myers vs MIN
  • Greg Zuerlein vs SF

Sit Em:

  • Ryan Succop vs LAC
  • Ka’imi Fairbairn vs JAX
  • Robbie Gould vs LAR

D/ST:

Start Em:

  • Vikings vs NYJ
  • Rams vs SF
  • Colts vs BUF

Sit Em:

  • Chiefs vs CIN
  • Ravens vs NO
  • Saints vs BAL

That does it for my Week 7 tools to victory. Good luck this week, everyone!

2018-19 NFL Week 6 Start Em, Sit Em

The outcome of your Week 6 matchup can come down to a few tough decisions over who to put in your starting lineup. This list takes a look at who you should or should not take a risk on this week. A few notes for this week: 1. Upset of the Week: Chiefs over Patriots. 2. Keep an eye on Keke Coutee out of Houston. He’s put up big numbers the last two weeks, and I’m interested to see if he can have a strong outing again this week vs the Bills. 3. Bold Prediction: The Jaguars and Cowboys will combine for only two touchdowns the entire game. With that said, here is your Start Em, Sit Em report for Week 6 of the NFL season.

QB:

Start Em:

  • Philip Rivers vs CLE
  • Ben Roethlisberger vs CIN
  • Matt Ryan vs TB

Sit Em:

  • Case Keenum vs LAR
  • Alex Smith vs CAR
  • Derek Carr vs SEA

RB:

Start Em:

  • Christian McCaffrey vs WSH
  • Sony Michel vs KC
  • James White vs KC

Sit Em:

  • TJ Yeldon vs DAL
  • Marshawn Lynch vs SEA
  • Isaiah Crowell vs IND

WR:

Start Em:

  • DeAndre Hopkins vs BUF
  • John Brown vs TEN
  • Julian Edelman vs KC

Sit Em:

  • Amari Cooper vs SEA
  • Quincy Enunwa vs IND
  • Cooper Kupp vs DEN

TE:

Start Em:

  • Kyle Rudolph vs ARI
  • George Kittle vs GB
  • Jared Cook vs SEA

Sit Em:

  • Charles Clay vs HOU
  • Eric Ebron vs NYJ
  • Ricky Seal-Jones vs MIN

K:

Start Em:

  • Ryan Succop vs BAL
  • Dan Bailey vs ARI
  • Graham Gano vs WSH

Sit Em:

  • Phil Dawson vs MIN
  • Cairo Santos vs DEN
  • Brandon McManus vs LAR

D/ST:

Start Em:

  • Jaguars vs DAL
  • Texans vs BUF
  • Bears vs MIA

Sit Em:

  • Cardinals vs MIN
  • Patriots vs KC
  • Chiefs vs NE

That does it for my Week 6 tools to victory. Good luck this week, everyone!

2018-19 NFL Week 5 Start Em, Sit Em

The outcome of your Week 5 matchup can come down to a few tough decisions over who to put in your starting lineup. This list takes a look at who you should or should not take a risk on this week. A few notes for this week: 1. Upset of the Week: Jaguars over Chiefs. 2. Corey Davis will score another TD today vs the Bills. That guy is a stud. 3. Bold Prediction: Baker Mayfield will throw for over 300 yards, but he’ll ultimately come up short against Baltimore. With that said, here is your Start Em, Sit Em report for Week 5 of the NFL season.

QB:

Start Em:

  • Jared Goff vs SEA
  • Ben Roethlisberger vs ATL
  • Drew Brees vs WSH

Sit Em:

  • Matthew Stafford vs GB
  • Russell Wilson vs LAR
  • Ryan Tannehill vs CIN

RB:

Start Em:

  • David Johnson vs SF
  • Kerryon Johnson vs GB
  • TJ Yeldon vs KC

Sit Em:

  • Adrian Peterson vs NO
  • Alex Collins vs CLE
  • Phillip Lindsay vs NYJ

WR:

Start Em:

  • Quincy Enunwa vs DEN
  • Adam Thielen vs PHI
  • JuJu Smith Schuster vs ATL

Sit Em:

  • Keenan Allen vs OAK
  • Keelan Cole vs KC
  • Sammy Watkins vs JAX

TE:

Start Em:

  • Jesse James vs ATL
  • Jordan Reed vs NO
  • Jared Cook vs LAC

Sit Em:

  • Charles Clay vs TEN
  • Benjamin Watson vs WSH
  • Austin Hooper vs PIT

K:

Start Em:

  • Josh Lambo vs KC
  • Will Lutz vs WSH
  • Cairo Santos vs SEA

Sit Em:

  • Sebastian Janikowski vs LAR
  • Dan Bailey vs PHI
  • Brandon McManus vs NYJ

D/ST:

Start Em:

  • Panthers vs NYG
  • Cowboys vs HOU
  • Titans vs BUF

Sit Em:

  • Seahawks vs LAR
  • Chiefs vs JAX
  • Dolphins vs CIN

That does it for my Week 5 tools to victory. Good luck this week, everyone!

2018-19 NFL Week 3 Start Em, Sit Em

The outcome of your Week 3 matchup can come down to a few tough decisions over who to put in your starting lineup. This list takes a look at who you should or should not take a risk on this week. A few notes for this week: 1. Upset of the Week: Broncos over Ravens. 2. Keelan Cole is about to have a field day vs Tennessee…..START HIM! 3. Bold Prediction: Michael Thomas and Tyreek Hill each score 2 touchdowns vs the 49ers and Falcons.  With that said, here is your Start Em, Sit Em report for Week 3 of the NFL season.

QB:

Start Em:

  • Jared Goff vs LAC
  • Carson Wentz vs IND
  • Deshaun Watson vs NYG

Sit Em:

  • Matthew Stafford vs NE
  • Russell Wilson vs DAL
  • Dak Prescott vs SEA

RB:

Start Em:

  • Corey Clement vs IND
  • Jordan Howard vs ARI
  • Matt Breida vs KC

Sit Em:

  • Marshawn Lynch vs MIA
  • Kerryon Johnson vs NE
  • Alex Collins vs DEN

WR:

Start Em:

  • Nelson Agholor vs IND
  • Stefon Diggs vs BUF
  • JuJu Smith Schuster vs TB

Sit Em:

  • Larry Fitzgerald vs CHI
  • Keenan Allen vs LAR
  • Devin Funchess vs CIN

TE:

Start Em:

  • Jesse James vs TB
  • Jordan Reed vs GB
  • Zach Ertz vs IND

Sit Em:

  • Charles Clay vs MIN
  • Benjamin Watson vs ATL
  • Austin Hooper vs NO

K:

Start Em:

  • Dan Bailey vs BUF
  • Jake Elliott vs IND
  • Sam Ficken vs LAC

Sit Em:

  • Sebastian Janikowski vs DAL
  • Chris Boswell vs TB
  • Brett Maher vs SEA

D/ST:

Start Em:

  • Bears vs ARI
  • Cowboys vs SEA
  • Vikings vs BUF

Sit Em:

  • Chargers vs LAR
  • Panthers vs CAR
  • Titans vs JAX

That does it for my Week 3 tools to victory. Good luck this week, everyone!

2018-19 NFL Week 2 Start Em, Sit Em

The outcome of your Week 2 matchup can come down to a few tough decisions over who to put in your starting lineup. This list takes a look at who you should or should not take a risk on this week. A few notes for this week: 1. Upset of the Week: Browns over Saints. 2. If you haven’t heard the news yet, Josh Gordon is going to released by the Browns on Monday if he is not traded before, so SIT HIM! 3. Bold Prediction: The Jaguars defense will limit Tom Brady to 2 TDs  With that said, here is your Start Em, Sit Em report for Week 2 of the NFL season.

QB:

Start Em:

  • Jared Goff vs ARI
  • Patrick Mahomes II vs PIT
  • Alex Smith vs IND

Sit Em:

  • Matthew Stafford vs SF
  • Russell Wilson vs CHI
  • Dak Prescott vs NYG

RB:

Start Em:

  • Jay Ajayi vs TB
  • Jordan Howard vs SEA
  • Dion Lewis vs HOU

Sit Em:

  • Marshawn Lynch vs DEN
  • Kerryon Johnson vs SF
  • Jamaal WIlliams vs MIN

WR:

Start Em:

  • Golden Tate vs SF
  • Jarvis Landry vs NO
  • JuJu Smith Schuster vs KC

Sit Em:

  • Amari Cooper vs DEN
  • Rishard Matthews vs HOU
  • Allen Hurns vs NYG

TE:

Start Em:

  • Jared Cook vs DEN
  • Jordan Reed vs IND
  • Jack Doyle vs WSH

Sit Em:

  • Charles Clay vs LAC
  • Jimmy Graham vs CHI
  • OJ Howard vs PHI

K:

Start Em:

  • Will Lutz vs CLE
  • Adam Vinatieri vs WSH
  • Chris Boswell vs KC

Sit Em:

  • Brett Maher vs NYG
  • Ryan Succop vs HOU
  • Steven Hauschka vs LAC

D/ST:

Start Em:

  • Bears vs SEA
  • Cowboys vs NYG
  • Chargers vs BUF

Sit Em:

  • Chiefs vs PIT
  • Seahawks vs CHI
  • Dolphins vs NYJ

That does it for my Week 2 tools to victory. Good luck this week, everyone!

2018-19 NFL Week 1 Start Em, Sit Em

The outcome of your Week 1 matchup can come down to a few tough decisions over who to put in your starting lineup. This list takes a look at who you should or should not take a risk on this week. A few notes for this week: 1. Upset of the Week: Browns over Steelers. 2. Jarvis Landry may very well lead the league in receptions this year if he is utilized correctly in Cleveland. You heard it here first. 3. Bold Prediction: The Patriots and Texans will combine for over 70 points this week, and the Patriots will win on another fabled game winning drive by Tom Brady. With that said, here is your Start Em, Sit Em report for Week 1 of the NFL season.

QB:

Start Em:

  • Jared Goff vs OAK
  • Philip Rivers vs KC
  • Alex Smith vs ARI

Sit Em:

  • Russell Wilson vs DEN
  • Eli Manning vs JAX
  • Blake Bortles vs NYG

RB:

Start Em:

  • James Conner vs CLE
  • Derrick Henry vs MIA
  • LeSean McCoy vs BAL

Sit Em:

  • Adrian Peterson vs ARI
  • Lamar Miller vs NE
  • Marshawn Lynch vs LAR

WR:

Start Em:

  • Marvin Jones vs NYJ
  • Jarvis Landry vs PIT
  • JuJu Smith Schuster vs CLE

Sit Em:

  • Mike Evans vs NO
  • Corey Davis vs MIA
  • Allen Robinson vs GB

TE:

Start Em:

  • Jimmy Graham vs CHI
  • Greg Olsen vs DAL
  • Jack Doyle vs CIN

Sit Em:

  • Austin Seferian-Jenkins vs NYJ
  • Jared Cook vs LAR
  • OJ Howard vs NO

K:

Start Em:

  • Chris Boswell vs CLE
  • Brandon McManus vs SEA
  • Matt Prater vs NYJ

Sit Em:

  • Brett Maher vs CAR
  • Cody Parkey vs GB
  • Sebastian Janikowski vs DEN

D/ST:

Start Em:

  • Titans vs MIA
  • Panthers vs DAL
  • Ravens vs BUF

Sit Em:

  • Bears vs GB
  • Seahawks vs DEN
  • Patriots vs HOU

That does it for my Week 1 tools to victory. Good luck this week, everyone!