Nease’s Insights—Week 11: Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em?

Since springtime we have been discussing how to win a championship. One of the points we covered was getting the highest possible points from our lineup selection. In an average week, most of us leave about 20% of our potential points on our benches. All we can do is make the best choices we can.

I rely heavily on how players gave done in recent games. Their trending PPG average is an indicator of how they are currently performing. It does not always work. This Thursday as we started off Week 11, three of my teams had Calvin Ridley, who has been cold and Marquez Valdes-Scantling who has been consistently hitting double figures recently. I chose MVS and was rewarded with 1.8 points.

Based on the facts, it was the right thing to do. Luck is an X-Factor in our game and things do not always work out in our favor. Nevertheless, we have to narrow the odds and make the best-informed decisions we can.

Here is a Start/Sit listing by position. All of the Start players have had great numbers of late. The Sit players bond are the bad numbers they have provided owners recently.

Start ‘Em—QBs

  • Jared Goff, LAR (vs. KC)
  • Ben Roethlisberger, PIT (@ JAC)
  • Matt Ryan, ATL (vs, DAL)
  • Patrick Mahomes, KC (@ LAR)
  • Deshaun Watson, HOU @ WAS)
  • Carson Wentz, PHI (@ NO)
  • Marcus Mariota, TEN (@ IND)
  • Andrew Luck, IND (vs TEN)
  • Drew Brees, NO (vs. PHI)
  • Mitchell Trubisky, CHI (VS. MIN)

Sit ‘Em—QBS

  • Matthew Stafford, DET (vs, CAR)
  • Derek Carr, OAK (@ ARI)
  • Alex Smith, WAS (vs. HOU)
  • Kirk Cousins, MIN (@ CHI)

Start ‘Em—RBs

  • Christian McCaffrey, CAR (@ DET)
  • Alvin Kamara, NO (vs. PHI)
  • Leonard Fournette, JAC (vs. PIT)
  • James Connor, PIT (@ JAC)
  • Todd Gurley, LAR (vs. KC)
  • Ezekiel Elliott, DAL (@ ATL)
  • David Johnson, ARI (vs. OAK)
  • Melvin Gordon, LAC (vs. DEN)
  • Kareem Hunt, KC (@ LAR)
  • Kerryon Johnson, DET (vs. KC)

Sit ‘Em—RBs

  • Adrian Peterson, WAS (vs. HOU)
  • Mark Ingram, NO (vs. PHI)
  • Lamar Miller, HOU (@ WAS)
  • J Yelden, JAC (vs. PIT)
  • Alex Collins, BAL vs. CIN)

Start ‘Em—WRs

  • Michael Thomas, NO (vs. PHI)
  • DeAndre Hopkins, HOU (@ WAS)
  • Julio Jones, ATL (vs. DAL)
  • Odell Beckham, NYG (vs. TB)
  • Antonio Brown, PIT (@JAC)
  • Brandin Cooks, LAR (vs. KC)
  • Tyler Boyd, CIN (@ BAL)
  • Corey Davis, TEN (@ IND)
  • Tyreek Hill, KC (@ LAR)
  • Anthony Miller, CHI (vs. MIN)

Sit ‘Em—WRs

  • Josh Doctson, WAS (vs. HOU)
  • DeSean Jackson. TB (@ NYG)
  • Dede Westbrook, JAC (vs. PIT)
  • Emmanuel Sanders, DEN (@ LAC)
  • Golden Tate, PHI (@ NO)

Start ‘Em—TEs

  • Zach Ertz, PHI (@ NO)
  • Eric Ebron, IND (vs. TEN)
  • Travis Kelce, KC (@ LAR)
  • Jeff Huerman, DEN (@LAC)
  • Austin Hooper, ATL (vs. DAL)
  • J. Howard, TB (@ NYG)

Sit ‘Em-TEs

  • Kyle Rudolph, MIN (@ CHI)
  • Ben Watson, NO (vs. PHI)
  • Vernon Davis, WAS (vs. HOU)

We are now moving swiftly towards the 2018 fantasy football playoffs. All of us at Big Guy Fantasy Sports are intent on helping you become the champions you want to be. With our poignant articles and being the home base for the consistency theory, a sound, mathematically-based alternative to ADP, we will be with you for the 2018 season in its entirety. What happens then? That my friends, is easy. We start over and do it all again in 2019!

Over the years many readers have contacted me personally for fantasy football questions throughout the year. I look forward to helping you in your quest to win championships this year. You can contact me by email with any questions you may have on fantasy football generally, or on consistency specifically, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., follow me on Twitter @mikeinsights, or join me as a member of Couch Tomatoes, my fantasy football discussion group on Facebook.

Good luck! Have fun!

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