This weeks Start ’em Sit ’em is excluding the Thanksgiving day games. On that note I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving surrounded by friends, family, and loved ones. Thanksgiving always reminds me how much I truly enjoy the game of football. Spending the day with people I love, eating food I love, then finally watching the game I love. Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday. Okay enough of me blabbing about turkey day, lets get into this weeks Start ’em Sit ’em.
Quarterback, Tyrod Taylor: Taylor just went through a benching, only to be brought back after rookie QB Nathan Peterman through 5 interceptions in his first career start. After being brought into the game Taylor put up a respectable 18.1 fantasy points. I think this week he has something to prove, and takes advantage of his favorable match-up against the vulnerable Kansas City Defense.
Running Back, Tevin Coleman: Coleman is in line for a big game this Sunday. With Devonta Freeman already ruled out for their tilt against the Buccaneers, Coleman will again get a bulk of the carries. Last week he had a bad match up against Seattle’s stingy run defense but this week against Tampa Bay he should be in your lineups.
Wide Receiver, Jarvis Landry: Landry has been flying under the radar all year. He is surprisingly the 5th fantasy Wide Receiver in PPR scoring formats. The Dolphins receiver has had at least 5 catches in every game this season and should continue his success against the vulnerable Patriots pass defense. The Patriots defense has allowed at least 32.9 PPR points to Wide Receivers in every game this season. Landry is in line for a big game.
Tight End, Jared Cook: As good as Denver’s defense is against Wide Receivers, they aren’t as good at containing Tight Ends. Ranking 31st in the category, Cook should find success this Sunday and he should be in starting line-ups.
Quarterback, Jared Goff: Goff has a tough match-up this week against the Saints defense who has been surprisingly good this year. The second year QB has had trouble against other good defenses this year; Seattle, Jacksonville, Minnesota (under 10 fantasy points in each game). This week Goff finds his place on the bench for me.
Running Back, Alex Collins: Collins had a decent week last week from a fantasy perspective, however this week should be different. Collins and the ravens get the Texans defense who is number 1 against fantasy running backs this year. Coincidentally the Texans are dead last against fantasy quarterbacks, so I think if the Ravens are going to move the ball it’s going to be through the air. Side note: I think Danny Woodhead is a good start this week.
Wide Receiver, Michael Crabtree: The Raiders have really struggled this year and that shouldn’t change this week against the Broncos. Every time these two teams play Crabtree and Cooper are usually held in check by the Broncos secondary. Both Crabtree and Cooper are on my bench this week.
Tight End, Austin Seferian-Jenkins: The Jets TE has been Solid this year since his first game in Week 3, however this week they get the Panthers defense who is solid against fantasy TEs. Going up against those Panther’s linebackers, Jenkins is on my bench this week.
Written By: Jon Tetreault (@jtetreault13)