Browsing: Start/Sit Advice

Thank goodness you’re still in contention in your fantasy league.  Thank goodness there are a plethora of fantasy resources out there. Thank goodness there is this, the Startability Index, where your requests solely make up the players discussed. (Disclaimer: The advice provided below was being written while sitting in my parents’ house surrounded by a multitude of cuckoo clocks that are in no way synchronized. I will try my best to serve you given the circumstances.) Quarterbacks Nick Foles vs. Arizona (6): Foles has put up some hefty numbers this year but the Cardinals will be perhaps his biggest test.…

Let’s be honest about something. Without fantasy football this season would suck, at least in comparison to recent years. Last week offered a reprieve from what had been mostly bad match-ups but unfortunately Week 12 brings the mismatches back. Outside of New England and Denver and arguably Dallas and the New York Giants, good luck finding a game that is objectively enthralling on paper. But we have our comfort — soul mates in the form of our best possible fantasy starting lineups. As usual, the Startability Index is chockfull of players you are tinkering with starting. I know this because…

Before we delve into Week 11’s all-important Startability Index, a word of caution about late season trading. Fantasy playoffs are on the horizon, which means many owners are desperate and clamoring for a way to extend their season. Outside of Weeks 1-4 when manipulative owners test their fellow owners’ penchant for charity and flat out knowledge, these next two weeks generally breed the most lopsided trade proposals. Be smart and watch out for trading trolls. There are more out there than you think. Onto Week 11 where the pressure is mounting.  I received more player requests this week than ever…

Holy cow, we’re already to Week 10, which means fantasy playoffs are around the corner!  If you’re still hanging out in places like this reading advice, congrats, you’re probably in contention. So let’s get to this week’s Startability Index which is fully made up of reader requests this week.  (Thank you!) If you want a Startability score for a player not listed, please ask below in the comments and I will oblige. Best of luck and hope to “see” all of you back here next week! RUNNING BACKS Gio Bernard at Baltimore (6): Bernard has been spectacular of late, rushing…

Here’s a decent costume idea: Dress up as a fantasy winner.  How do you do that? Affix dollar bills to your body, along with pictures of your starters and throw a crown on your head. But in order to pull this costume off with authority, you need to pick the right tweener guys to start. That’s where the Startability Index comes in! As always, players listed are a combination of reader requests and others I believe should be discussed as possible starters or those to avoid for Week 9. Running Backs  Gio Bernard vs. Miami  (5): Bernard certainly has a…

Time to stop whining about your savaged roster or those six – yes SIX – teams on bye this week. After all, you have a fantasy win ripe for the taking. Let me help you. As always the Startability Index focuses on players at the margins, the ones who will generally be the difference between victory and defeat.  Most players listed come from reader requests (so gets yours in next week via Twitter or Facebook). Others are additional players that seem to be Week 8’s biggest conundrum causers. Quarterbacks Colin Kaepernick at Jacksonville (5): Maybe you’ve turn to Kaepernick as…

To start or not to start is always the core question for fantasy football purveyors. Week 6 is particularly messy with the curtain closed for the season on Julio Jones and the uncertainty of Calvin Johnson this week.  Aren’t GTDs the worst? Onto the reason you’re here – advice. As always, the players listed are mostly reader requests with a few additional tweener guys I believe should be addressed.  The higher the Startability number, the more confident you can be about starting him. Quarterbacks Robert Griffin III at Dallas (8-): Outside of Week 4, RGIII has been a 300+ yard…

Sometimes, ok, most of the time, even I don’t know what’s really happening in fantasyland this season.  Misuse of players, random emerging quarterbacks and phantom timetables for return from injury can all make fantasy feel like a wasteland of confusion. At least this year’s version.  But wait, don’t leave me because I promise to do my darndest to wade through the malaise and offer you the best fantasy advice possible. Let’s get right to Week 5’s Startability Index. Al players (and defensive teams) listed are either reader requests or those I perceive as bubble options. As always, use the comment…

Patience, my friends. Patience. It’s the hardest virtue to hold on to after Week 1 when certain star players disappoint out of the gate. Yet it’s critical to keep a sense of perspective so that your fantasy team doesn’t prematurely fall of the rails. No, you should not bench Arian Foster because he finished with less than 100 all-purpose yards or Tom Brady because he threw a pick or failed to provide at least 300 yards.  (Guys like Kenny Britt or Greg Jennings? That’s another story.) But with one slate of games in the books, we do have some fantasy…

One stellar element of fantasy football versus the real thing is that when you start 0-2, you have a greater than 8.8% shot at the postseason. No matter your record, it is interesting to comtemplate the notion of trading your first round running back for an extra first round pick next season. Would you make that deal? I bet just about every Trent Richardson owner would. Speaking of the newest Indianapolis Colt, Richardson is spotlighted in this week’s Startability Index, along with a multitude of other players either requested by readers or likely on the bubble.  As a reminder, players are…

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