We’re back with another post about the Start Em Sit Em fantasy series for the 2020 NFL season. We’re inching closer to the playoffs so it is vital that your lineups are the best that they can be for the best seeding or to even make the playoffs. Most playoffs start on Week 13 or 14 so including this week we have 3 or 4 weeks to get ready. Let’s see which guys will help you win this week or the ones that will cost you.
Start Em Sit Em QB
Jameis Winston: Jameis Winston is getting his first start of the season against the Falcons. Drew Brees was injured last week against the 49ers. With Jameis having a younger arm, he can make big throws and might have more points than Drew Brees normally does.
Ben Roethlisberger: The Steelers are playing the Jaguars this week. Normally, I would say good QBs against bad teams don’t do as well because they are not needed. But, somehow the Jaguars still have a good offense and can keep up with anyone. This will force Big Ben to throw against a bad defense and get fantasy points.
Alex Smith: The Football Team (still funny) are playing the Bengals. This should be a competitive game that will force Alex Smith to throw. This will help someone else down the round (foreshadowing)
Drew Lock: I’m pretty much out on Drew Lock despite my earlier before-the-season claims. The Raiders beat up Drew Lock with sacks and hits (did I really just say that) leaving the Broncos wondering if he is good to go this week. If he does play, he isn’t going to have that good of a game against the hot Dolphins.
Philip Rivers: The Colts have an old QB in Rivers and he’s just not what he used to be. The Packers’ defense has been playing a little better. With Rivers being just eh and the Packers doing alright, look elsewhere for production.
Ryan Tannehill: The Titans play the Ravens in a key game this week. The Ravens’ defense is solid despite their outing with New England last week. They should bounce back reminding the league they are one of the best defenses in the league. That’s going to be unfortunate for Tannehill though.
Start Em Sit Em RBs
Mike Davis: CMC is out ANOTHER WEEK. I love CMC but Jesus, I need him to play. Until then, Mike Davis is the lead back and should have a good day against the worst run defense for fantasy in the Lions.
James Conner: Much like Big Ben, the Jaguars’ defense is bad and James Conner should be involved with the offense. He is primed for a great week this week.
Kalen Ballage: With Austin Ekeler still out and Justin Jackson now too, Kalen Ballage has been the go-to for the Chargers instead of Joshua Kelley. Kelley will still be in the offense, but Ballage is the main guy. Against the Jets, he should get plenty of points just to run out of the clock in what should be a win for the Chargers. Keyword: SHOULD.
Tampa Bay RBs: I don’t even know who gets the majority of snaps or carries for the Bucs but I can tell you to sit all the Bucs RBs. That includes Ronald Jones and Leonard Fournette. They play the Rams this week and it will be a throwing game and staying away from the run. Sit your Tampa Bay RBs.
Duke Johnson: The Patriots play against the Texans this week which is bad news for Duke Johnson. Duke is now the #1 for Houston after David Johnson is out. The Patriots held the Ravens rushing attack, therefore, it can hold the Texans’ “Attack”. Look for the Texans to pass more.
James Robinson: James Robinson has been a pleasant surprise in fantasy. It won’t be a good start this week though. As good as he has been for fantasy, look to sit him against the Steelers defense. Jacksonville will try to keep up by passing, James Robinson has only been okay in the passing game.
Start Em Sit Em WRs
Willie Snead IV: Willie Snead IV has taken over the #1 receiver spot for the Ravens. Marquise “Hollywood” Brown hasn’t been getting enough targets. Those duties now go to Willie Snead IV and against the Titans, he should be a great start in a competitive game.
Cowboys WRs: Andy Dalton is back for the Cowboys which is better than what the Cowboys have had lately. This is good for all receiving options for the Cowboys. That’s Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup, and CeeDee Lamb. They can score but can’t stop others from scoring. This game should be high scoring which means Cowboys’ WRs are on the table for sure.
Terry McLaurin: Washington plays the Bengals this week. I already said Alex Smith should have a decent amount of fantasy points, with Terry being the #1 and really the only reliable one, he is a must-start this week.
Buccaneers WRs: I’m not saying all receivers from the Bucs will suck. But can you tell me with the utmost confidence who will have the most points as a receiving option for the Bucs? No. Especially against the Rams. Someone will flourish, yeah, but good luck trying to figure out who out of Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Antonio Brown (?). Don’t let it cost you a loss.
AJ Brown: As mentioned with Ryan Tannehill, the Ravens defense will bounce back this week and that is bad for the Titans. Oth receiving options are starting to come alive for the Titans like Corey Davis. But, AJ Brown is still the head honcho for the Titans and the Ravens will focus heavily on him.
Jarvis Landry: The Browns face the Eagles this week. Sounds good right? Except that he will see Darius Slay every snap he plays. With Slay on him, I can’t see a good day for Landry.
Jared Cook: The Saints play the Falcons with a shitty ass defense, this is only good news for Jared Cook. He will be involved in the offense and should be a high scoring game.
Austin Hooper: Austin Hooper and the Browns play the Eagles who’s defense is suspect. While I said Jarvis Landry should have a bad day, someone will have to pick up the slack. That’ll be Austin Hooper. The Eagles haven’t covered TEs that well, he should EAT.
Hayden Hurst: Saints also haven’t been able to cover TEs all that well. They do decent against the WRs but often forget about TEs. This is only good news for Hayden Hurst owners, start him.
Robert Tonyan: The Packers play the stingy Colts defense. Davante Adams should do his thing, but it should hurt everyone else’s production.
Tyler Eifert: The Steelers defense has done well to cover TEs this season, look for this to be the same against the Jags. This puts Eifert out for me.
Texans TEs: Patriots cover TEs well. Sit Duke Johnson and sit the Texans’ TEs as well. This includes Jordan Akins and Darren Fells. Be smart.