Archive for Start or Sit

Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em (2018): Wide Receiver Edition: Week 11: Corey Davis, John Brown, Allen Robinson & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Trying to decide who you should start or sit this week? Let’s take a look at a few potential decisions owners have and try to sort through them:

 

Allen Robinson – Chicago Bears
vs. Minnesota

To say Robinson returned with a bang in Week 10 would be an understatement, as he torched the Lions for 6 receptions (8 targets), 133 yards and 2 TD.  While there is a few week void mixed in, he has now scored in three of the past four games he’s played as he’s showing flashes of being the team’s top receiving option like they signed him to be. Read more

Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em (2018): Running Back Edition: Week 11: Alex Collins, Marlon Mack & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Trying to decide who you should start or sit this week? Let’s take a look at a few potential decisions owners have and try to sort through them:

 

Marlon Mack – Indianapolis Colts
vs. Tennessee

Mack appeared to be breaking out prior to the Colts’ bye week, putting up impressive numbers on the ground over three straight games:

  • at New York Jets – 12 carries for 89 yards
  • vs. Buffalo – 19 carries for 126 yards and 1 TD
  • at Oakland – 25 carries for 132 yards and 2 TD Read more

Thursday Night Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em: Week 11 (2018): Aaron Jones, Chris Carson, Marquez Valdes-Scantling & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Thursday games are often tricky as it is, because there isn’t necessarily a reason to take any undue risks with questionable options (which could set you back and spoil your week).  Who are the borderline players that should be in lineups?  Who should be sat down?  Let’s take a look at the skill players taking the field tonight and try to answer those questions:

 

Green Bay Packers

Aaron Jones – Running Back
Jones has emerged as the early down leader over the past three weeks, with three straight games of at least 12 carries, and he’s produced along the way:

  • Week 8 – 12 carries for 86 yards and 1 TD
  • Week 9 – 14 carries for 75 yards
  • Week 10 – 15 carries for 145 yards and 2 TD Read more

Sunday Morning Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em: Sony Michel, Kerryon Johnson, Josh Gordon & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Just hours before the start of Week 10′s Sunday action I know many people have questions running through their heads. Who should I start? Who should I sit?  Let’s take a look at how some of the recent news changes things:

 

Sony Michel – New England Patriots – Running Back
From September 30 – October 14 Michel was emerging as a fantasy staple, giving clarity to a backfield that rarely has it.  Over those three games he averaged 105.33 rushing yards/game while scoring at least 1 TD per game (4 TD total).  With expectations that he’ll return to the lineup today, can we really expect him to get that type of workload immediately?  Just look at what the Patriots “found” over the past two weeks:

  • James White – 36 touches, 197 yards, 3 TD
  • Cordarrelle Patterson – 22 touches, 100 yards, 1 TD Read more

Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em (2018): Wide Receiver Edition: Week 10: Josh Gordon, Calvin Ridley, Corey Davis & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Trying to decide who you should start or sit this week? Let’s take a look at a few potential decisions owners have and try to sort through them:

 

Josh Gordon – New England Patriots
at Tennessee

Gordon has slowly seen his role expand in New England, and he’s now posted 100+ yards in two of his past three games:

  • Week 7 – 4 receptions for 100 yards
  • Week 8 – 4 receptions for 42 yards
  • Week 9 – 5 receptions for 130 yards and 1 TD Read more

Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em (2018): Running Back Edition: Week 10: Kenyan Drake, Dion Lewis & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Trying to decide who you should start or sit this week? Let’s take a look at a few potential decisions owners have and try to sort through them:

 

Jordan Howard – Chicago Bears
vs. Detroit

Just when it appeared like Tarik Cohen had emerged as the go to running back for fantasy owners, Howard returned to relevance in Week 9:

  • Jordan Howard – 14 touches for 47 yards and 2 TD
  • Tarik Cohen – 7 touches for 13 yards

Of course we can’t ignore game flow, with the Chicago defense scoring on their own and there being no need to go with a pass heavy approach.  That led to a bigger role for Howard, who may have scored 2 TD but wasn’t particularly impressive against the Bills (3.4 yards/carry).  He has scored in three straight games and has 36 carries over the past two weeks, but is that enough? Read more

Thursday Night Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em: Week 10 (2018): JuJu Smith-Schuster, D.J. Moore, Ben Roethlisberger & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Thursday games are often tricky as it is, because there isn’t necessarily a reason to take any undue risks with questionable options (which could set you back and spoil your week).  Who are the borderline players that should be in lineups?  Who should be sat down?  Let’s take a look at the skill players taking the field tonight and try to answer those questions:

 

Pittsburgh Steelers

Ben Roethlisberger – Quarterback
There was a time that the Panthers were a vaunted defense, but that hasn’t been the case in 2018.  It’s not that they’ve been terrible, but they are middle of the pack.  Coming off a game against the difficult Ravens’ defense where he threw for 270 yards, 2 TD and 0 INT, the arrow appears to be pointing up for Roethlisberger.  He looks even more attractive when you look at some similar quarterbacks who have significantly more difficult matchups (like Andrew Luck, who will take on Jacksonville).  It all comes down to your alternative, but Roethlisberger should be viewed as a viable QB1. Read more

Sunday Morning Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em: Latavius Murray, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Chris Carson & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Just hours before the start of Week 9′s Sunday action I know many people have questions running through their heads. Who should I start? Who should I sit?  Let’s take a look at how some of the recent news changes things:

 

Chris Carson – Seattle Seahawks – Running Back
According to Adam Schefter (via Twitter):

Seahawks’ RB Chris Carson, listed as questionable for Sunday due a hip injury, will be tested pre-game to determine whether he can play, per source. For now it’s being called a “game-time decision.”

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 4, 2018

The San Diego defense has struggled against running backs who can catch the football, though they’ve been stingy against rushing yardage: Read more

Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em (2018): Running Back Edition: Week 9: Aaron Jones, LeSean McCoy & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Trying to decide who you should start or sit this week? Let’s take a look at a few potential decisions owners have and try to sort through them:

 

Jordan Howard – Chicago Bears
at Buffalo

With the rise of Tarik Cohen and the emergence of Mark Trubisky it has become easy to overlook Howard.  That said he’s actually rushed for a touchdown in back-to-back games and is coming off a day where he got 22 carries against the Jets.  It was all about the game flow, with the Bears breaking out to a lead and then feeding Howard the ball to work on the clock.  Would it be surprising to see a similar scenario in Buffalo? Read more

Thursday Night Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em: Week 9 (2018): Jalen Richard, Matt Breida, Jordy Nelson & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Thursday games are often tricky as it is, because there isn’t necessarily a reason to take any undue risks with questionable options (which could set you back and spoil your week).  Who are the borderline players that should be in lineups?  Who should be sat down?  Let’s take a look at the skill players taking the field tonight and try to answer those questions:

 

Oakland Raiders

Derek Carr – Quarterback
It hasn’t been a particularly strong season for Carr, though he’s averaging roughly 290 passing yards per game.  They’ve been relatively “empty” though, with just 10 TD to go against 8 INT (and 2 fumbles).  Even the touchdown total is skewed, as 7 of the 10 TD came in two games (he has 3 TD over his other five games), and he also has thrown for 268 yards or fewer in each of his past three games. Read more