Start ’em, Sit ’em – (IND@TB, WSH@GB, DET@MIN)

by Rob Grimwood – @FFBritBaller

Congratulations to all of you that managed to secure a playoff berth in your fantasy leagues. But unfortunately the hard work has only just begun. What can you do to avoid being one and done? Check out my start/sits for this week:

Redskins @ Packers

Starts:

Derrius Guice – impressed last week with over 135 all purpose yards and a brace of touchdowns to pad the fantasy performance. Despite having a stout overall defense, the Packers do give up the 5th most fantasy points to opposing Running Backs. Guice has done enough over the last two weeks with his 23 total touches over that span to suggest the backfield ownership is trending in his direction as he takes the reins from future hall of famer, Adrian Peterson.

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Photo Credit: Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post

Jimmy Graham, Aaron Jones, Jeremy Sprinkle

Sits:

Terry McLaurin – Despite having an incredible rookie campaign, the start of the end of line came last week for the Redskins’ biggest success on offense in 2019. The Packers find themselves in the top 10 against opposing wide receivers and I think if the ‘Skins are going to get a result in Lambeau, it’s going to be a low scoring chess match won with running the ball, not through the air


Lions @ Vikings

Starts:

Alexander Mattison – This start is a logical pick. Dalvin Cook is questionable as things stand. If he plays, it will likely be on a snap count or a limited role at least, meaning Mattison will get a fair amount of carries. The Lions give up 22.33 fantasy points to RB’s every week (29th in the NFL), so with Mattison likely due for a bigger role this week, start him and win your week, the Vikes know how to run the ball with great success.

Photo Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn / AP photo

Honorable Mentions:

Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones

Sits:

Kyle Rudolph – With the likely return of Adam Thielen this week, Rudolph’s recent purple patch may be coming to an end. When Thielen has been on the field, Rudolph averages 4.33 .5ppr points per game as oppose to 15.2 when he’s missing. Despite the Lions being a fairly decent matchup for fantasy tight ends, i personally think Rudolph will see a bigger role back on line duty with their main passing weapon back.


Colts @ Bucs

Start:

Zach Pascal – T.Y Hilton will likely miss out again this week. With Parris Campbell, Eric Ebron and Devin Funchess all on I.R, it’s a case of next man up, once again, for the main pass catching options in Indianapolis. The Bucs are stone last when giving fantasy points up to opposing wide receivers, and as Pascal is the main, and only household name out wide for Indy, meaning it’s a no brainer start. Pascal will be super cheap in DFS too this week, so keep your eyes peeled.

Honorable Mentions:

Jack Doyle, Jameis Winston, Jacoby Brissett

Sits:

ALL RB’S!! Both defenses in this match ups have very solid run defenses. Both are in the top 5 when talking least amount of fantasy points given up to running backs. There is no telling whether Peyton Barber or Ronald Jones will be the lead back for Tampa Bay, and if Marlon Mack misses again, will Jonathan Williams get another shot or will it be a three headed monster again between Williams, Nyheim Hines and Jordan Wilkins for Indy? Don’t let these messy backfields be a factor in an all-important playoff match-up for your fantasy teams.

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