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Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em (2017): Week 8: Deshaun Watson, Joe Mixon, Demaryius Thomas & 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:

 

Quarterbacks
Start – Jameis Winston – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – vs. Carolina

Had Winston not missed the bulk of Week 6 against the Cardinals, his viability probably wouldn’t be a question.  He’s thrown for at least 325 yards in four of out five games, with that Arizona game (10 passing attempts) being the lone exception.  In Week 7 against the Bills he torched them for 384 yards, 3 TD and 1 INT and while the Panthers remain a good defense, they aren’t one of the elite at this point.  On the season they’ve allowed 10 TD vs. 1 INT and opposing quarterbacks have completed 67% of their passes.  Considering the production, matchup, and questionable running game (Tampa Bay running backs are averaging 3.7 yards/carry) and exactly why would we be skeptical?  Fire Winston up as a must play QB in all formats. Read more

Thursday Night Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em: Week 8: Alex Collins, Kenny Stills, Mike Wallace & 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:

 

Miami Dolphins

Kenny Stills – Wide Receiver
While Jarvis Landry has been finding the end zone of late, Matt Moore taking over for the injured Jay Cutler could change that.  As it is Stills has scored 3 TD over the past two games, and both of his TD in Week 7 came courtesy of Moore in the fourth quarter (a 28-yard TD as well as a 2-yard TD).  Let’s go back to last season, where Moore threw 8 TD over a three game span.  Stills scored 3 of those, with 1 TD per game, so in the past four games Moore has played in 5 of his 10 TD have gone to Stills. Read more

Sunday Morning Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em: Derrick Henry, Keenan Allen, Chris Ivory & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Just hours before the start of Week 7 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 Ivory – Jacksonville Jaguars – Running Back
The expectation had been that Leonard Fournette would be active and ready to roll for Sunday.  However, according to Ian Rapoport (via Twitter):

A surprise: The #Jaguars are not expecting to have star RB Leonard Fournette (ankle) vs. #Colts, sources say. Sunday, then bye week to rest. Read more

Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em (2017): Week 7: Joe Mixon, Christian McCaffrey, Alshon Jeffrey & 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:

 

Quarterbacks
Start – Marcus Mariota – Tennessee Titans – at Cleveland

Battling a hamstring injury Mariota clearly had limited mobility on Monday night, though that didn’t stop him from completing 23 of 32 passes for 306 yards, 1 TD and 1 INT against the Colts.  The matchup doesn’t get any harder this week, as the Browns have allowed the second most points per week to opposing quarterbacks (tied for a league high 14 TD allowed).  With another week to get back to health it’s easy to imagine an even better performance.  Fire him up as a QB1 in all formats. Read more

Thursday Night Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em: Week 7: Tyreek Hill, Derek Carr, Marshawn Lynch & 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:

 

Kansas City Chiefs

Tyreek Hill – Wide Receiver
You would think that the only “concern” with Hill is his health, not his ability/production, but that’s not fully the case.  Obviously Hill exploded in Week 1 (138 total yards, 1 TD), but since then things have been rather pedestrian: Read more

Sunday Morning Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em: Samaje Perine, Adam Thielen, Ty Montgomery & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Just hours before the start of Week 5 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:

 

Samaje Perine – Washington Redskins – Running Back
Rob Kelley is out, and that leaves Perine to carry the early down work in what should be a favorable matchup against San Francisco.  Obviously Chris Thompson will play a role and the 49ers have been bad against pass catching RB (300 receiving yards, 2 TD), but it’s not like San Francisco has been good against the run itself (528 yards and 3 TD).

We’d feel better about Perine if he had been producing in his rookie season, averaging 3.1 YPC and doing even worse in the games where he had 19+ carries: Read more

Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em (2017): Week 6: Adrian Peterson, Demaryius Thomas, Derek Carr & 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:

 

Quarterbacks
Start – Matt Ryan – Atlanta Falcons – vs. Miami

This should be an obvious call, but Ryan threw 5 INT over two games before the bye week and simply hasn’t played like one of the elite (1,109 yards, 5 TD, 5 INT).  Then again the Falcons had the bye week to get healthy, something that can’t be undervalued.  The Dolphins also have yet to register an INT, and they have 10 sacks in their four games (tied for fifth fewest in the league).  Considering Ryan is the same QB who had 38 TD vs. 7 INT a year ago, look for him to have a huge rebound game. Read more

Thursday Night Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em: Week 6: Carson Wentz, Devin Funchess, LeGarrette Blount & 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:

 

Philadelphia Eagles

Carson Wentz – Quarterback
Wentz is coming off a big day against the Cardinals, with 4 TD and 304 yards, and has thrown for over 300 yards in three of his five games this season.  That would make him seem like a solid play in all formats, though don’t be so quick.  The Panthers are not an easy matchup, having allowed the ninth fewest passing yards (1,074) and ranking as giving up the 24th fewest points per week to opposing QB.  Read more

Sunday Morning Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em: Wayne Gallman, Davante Adams, Melvin Gordon & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Just hours before the start of Week 5 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:

 

Wayne Gallman – New York Giants – Running Back
Paul Perkins was ruled out for this week and after missing Week 4 it’s possible that Orleans Darkwa is limited (assuming he returns).  That clears an opportunity for Gallman, who looked more impressive than Perkins and Darkwa have at any time this season in Week 4:

11 carries for 42 yards (he also caught 2 passes, including 1 for a TD) Read more

Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em (2017): Week 5: Carson Wentz, Marshawn Lynch, Latavius Murray & 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:

 

Quarterbacks
Start – Carson Wentz – Philadelphia Eagles – vs. Arizona

After putting up 250 yards or less in each of the past two weeks, while throwing for 1 TD per week, it would be easy to ignore Wentz.  The Cardinals are in the bottom half of the league in points allowed per week to opposing quarterbacks, and that’s despite facing the Colts and 49ers.  That’s not to say that they aren’t a talented group, but at the same time Philadelphia will have an opportunity to produce through the air.  Wentz will also be playing at home, where he played significantly better last season:

  • Home – 64.8% completion rate, 9 TD, 5 INT
  • Road – 60.4% completion rate, 7 TD, 9 INT Read more