Archive for Start or Sit

Sunday Morning Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em: Jaylen Samuels, T.Y. Hilton, Matt Breida & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Just hours before the start of Week 15’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:

 

Matt Breida – Running Back – San Francisco 49ers
According to Ian Rapoport (via Twitter):

#49ers RB Matt Breida (ankle) is listed as questionable but is expecting to play, source said. He should be back after a short absence. WR Marquise Goodwin (calf) and WR Dante Pettis (foot) shpuld also be good.

— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 16, 2018

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Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em (2018): Running Back Edition: Week 15: Derrick Henry, Josh Adams & 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:

 

Doug Martin – Oakland Raiders
at Cincinnati

Martin has scored in three straight games, but he also hasn’t surpassed 72 yards all season long (and he only reached that mark once, back on October 28 against the Colts).  So why would he even be considered this week, especially since it’s hard to bank on a TD (or is it)?  It’s all about the matchup, as the Bengals have allowed the most points per week to opposing running backs. Read more

Thursday Night Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em: Week 15 (2018): Spencer Ware, Justin Jackson & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Thursday games are always tricky, but when you have three of them it’s impossible to completely avoid.  Let’s take a quick look at some of the more questionable decisions for tomorrow’s games and try to decide who we should trust and who should be avoided:

 

Los Angeles Chargers

Justin Jackson – Running Back
With Austin Ekeler  out and Melvin Gordon highly questionable (though time will tell), Jackson should be left to shoulder the load.  Obviously it’s possible that the Chargers lean more on Philip Rivers and the passing game, something that could look more likely after Jackson did little against the Bengals (35 total yards).  However the previous two weeks he looked like he could really surge: Read more

Sunday Morning Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em: T.Y. Hilton, Justin Jackson, Sterling Shepard & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Just hours before the start of Week 14’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:

 

T.Y. Hilton – Wide Receiver – Indianapolis Colts
According to Ian Rapoport (via Twitter):

#Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (shoulder) is officially a game-time decision after barely practicing this week, I’m told. But based on his history and the importance of the game, it would be a major surprise if he didn’t play.

— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 9, 2018

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Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em (2018): Wide Receiver Edition: Week 14: Courtland Sutton, Tre’Quan Smith & 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:

 

Alshon Jeffrey – Philadelphia Eagles
at Dallas

The Cowboys have been among the stingiest defenses against opposing wide receivers this season, allowing the third fewest points per week.  That alone would make Jeffrey a tough sell, though his recent performance makes it that much more difficult.  After scoring 4 TD over his first four games (he missed the first few games due to injury), things have quickly gone completely south. Read more

Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em (2018): Running Back Edition: Week 14: Jaylen Samuels, Jeff Wilson & 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:

 

Jaylen Samuels – Pittsburgh Steelers
at Oakland

After the initial thought was that James Conner’s ankle injury was minor word broke on Tuesday that he had actually suffered a sprained ankle and was already ruled out for Sunday.  That leaves everyone to wonder, who will be “the man”?  Popular belief is that Samuels will be the best option, and that’s likely, but does that mean he’s going to be a must start? Read more

Thursday Night Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em: Week 14 (2018): Corey Davis, Dion Lewis & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Thursday games are always tricky, but when you have three of them it’s impossible to completely avoid.  Let’s take a quick look at some of the more questionable decisions for tomorrow’s games and try to decide who we should trust and who should be avoided:

 

Tennessee Titans

Marcus Mariota – Quarterback
The Jaguars are seemingly in a free fall, though they did hold Andrew Luck to 248 yards and 0 TD despite 52 attempts in Week 13.  That doesn’t lead to a strong endorsement for Mariota, who has had his issues as he’s battled injuries for the bulk of the season.  A few weeks ago he was limited by a neck injury, though it didn’t cost him any starts, and he also missed Week 2 due to an elbow injury.  On Monday he was listed as “limited” due to a hand injury, according to Paul Kuharsky (via Twitter), just adding to the health questions that have been hanging over him all season. Read more

Sunday Morning Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em: Josh Adams, Marlon Mack, Stefon Diggs & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Just hours before the start of Week 13’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:

 

Josh Adams – Philadelphia Eagles – Running Back
The Eagles play on Monday night, making this situation that much trickier for fantasy owners looking for clarity with playoff berths hanging in the balance.  Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer/Daily News tweeted on Saturday:

Josh Adams was added to the injury report with a hip injury. He’s QUESTIONABLE for Monday.

— Zach Berman (@ZBerm) December 1, 2018

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Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em (2018): Wide Receiver Edition: Week 13: Josh Gordon, Tyler Lockett, John Reynolds & 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 Reynolds – Los Angeles Rams
at Detroit

In the first game since Cooper Kupp was lost for the season Reynolds had a big day, turning 6 receptions into 80 yards and 1 TD.  Of course that game was a shootout with the Kansas City Chiefs and it’s not like Reynolds was the favorite for opportunities:

  • Brandin Cooks – 12 targets
  • Robert Woods – 11 targets
  • Josh Reynolds – 8 targets
  • Tyler Higbee – 7 targets Read more

Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em (2018): Running Back Edition: Week 13: Tarik Cohen, Lamar Miller, Kenan Drake & 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:

 

Tarik Cohen – Chicago Bears
at New York Giants

Josh Adams helped to expose the Giants’ defense in the second half in Week 12, ultimately finishing the day with 22 carries for 84 yards and 1 TD.  With Mitchell Trubisky banged up and out once again, you would think that Chicago will follow that blueprint and pound the football with Cohen and Jordan Howard being featured in the offense.  The question is who is the better play in that situation?  If it’s a run first offense that would favor Howard, as even though he’s coming off a disappointing day he still out-carried Cohen on Thanksgiving: Read more