Browsing: Start/Sit Advice

Perhaps I am pregnant because I smell fantasy everywhere. My keyboard smells like Drew Brees passing for over 5,000 yards again. My water bottle smells like the Seattle secondary averaging two picks a game. And my dry erase board smells like the flowers that will bloom once Josh Gordon and Justin Blackmon return from their respective suspensions. OK, I’ll stop weirding you out now and get down to the fantasy advice. As a reminder, our Startability Index ranks the startability of players from 1-10, based on factors specific to the week. Several players listed below come from reader requests (thank…

UPDATED: Given the tragic events in Connecticut Friday we decided not to complete and publish our full Startability Index until Saturday morning. Please tell me everyone who was here last week and the week before is back. Back for the second round of your playoffs!  Let’s assume the answer is yes, because the alternative is too depressing to bear.  In a lot of ways the screeching halt of the fantasy season, whether due to a scoreless Bryce Brown or being Megatron-ed out of the playoffs, is harder on us than for actual NFL players and owners when they suffer a…

The Startability Index is a slight spin on your usual Start/Sit advice. I mostly take reader/Twitter follower requests for players, and sprinkle in some extra guys worth covering. Players are assigned a “Startability” number from 1-10 based on their value for that week. That way you can take two guys worth starting, and see which one is the more valuable start. At least based on my projection. If two guys you’re debating between have the same score, you can either ask me, and the TFG readership for a deciding vote, or go old fashioned and use your gut. Quarterbacks  Andy…

There are many tense moments which make fantasy football so addictive. One of them is when your fantasy season comes down to this all-important in-or-out week.  It may be Week 13 in the “real” NFL world, but this it is fantasy’s Week 17. You may be like me and simply need a win for a playoff berth. (If you’re really like me your anxiety is heightened by the fact that your husband is sitting atop the standings with a bye and all you want to do is be the scrappy wild-card team that e sends him and his absurd fantasy…

Whoa, this week really sneaked up on us, didn’t it? I know you are all here for start/sit advice but I’m wondering if you have a Thanksgiving conundrum similar to mine. Diehard football fan/writer (me) wants to watch all three games (duh!). Family is fabulous but not exactly stacked with those like-minded when it comes to football obsession. Must very slyly try to manipulate dinner start time to perfectly fit between end of second and third games without seeming purely selfish. There’s something quite difficult about explaining to a non-football crowd the mandatory nature of watching football during a day…

Welcome to the Week 11 Startability Index, also know as my favorite part of the TFG week.  Pressing “publish” on the Index means that our three games of agony and boredom are over – we’ve got a football game tonight! Ok, it’s the Bills and Dolphins, but still. The Startability Index means I’ve also completed my arduous fantasy prep for the week and get to pass along my inklings and advice to you guys. As always, many of the players covered are from specific Twitter and Facebook requests. If you don’t see your player, ask away in the comments section…

Is it really already Week 10, meaning fantasy playoffs are just a blink of an eye away? Well, I better give you some good fantasy advice this week! The Packers and Redskins are two of the four teams on a bye, and owners will be scrambling to find suitable replacements for the greatness of Aaron Rodgers and fleeting greatness of RG3 — especially those who own both.  This week’s Startability Index will cover one quarterback who makes a nice substitute this week. Plus, your requests from Twitter and Facebook, and a lot of other guys I think may be straddling…

Let me start this week’s Startability Index with my Week 9 lock: the Chargers defense! OK, honesty alert, this is being published late Thursday right, well after the Chargers racked up 14-20 fantasy points, depending on your scoring system. Whether you believed this thought circulated in my head beforehand is beside the point. We have a new rule in fantasy, folks – starting the defense of the Chiefs opponent is mandatory. Moving on to this week, let me try something new — more names than usual, this also means a lot less narrative and much more getting the point. Starting…

In an effort to broaden the eyeballs coming our fair site, I added Reddit to our cocktail of social media late last week. Other than liking and disliking random pieces of content, it was tough to ascertain the site’s intricacies. Well, when I submitted my Week 7 Startability Index, I got the same reaction (not in the nicest terms, either). Apparently our Startability Index is not self-explanatory – who knew? Please allow me explain. By ranking players prospects for the week between 1-10, the Index is a blend of start/sit and player rankings. My hope is that it’s a useful…

To start or not to start?  Let our Startability Index help you decide. Here’s how it works: The Index isn’t just about who to start and sit; fantasy is not that black and white. Here players are assigned a number from 1-10, which categorizes their fantasy value for the week. (10) is a must-start. (7) is a probable start, could have a big week, but not guaranteed a certain point threshold. (5) could go either way, but probably won’t be awesome or disastrous. (3) Very unlikely to put up good numbers. And so on. As always, please request any players…