OT - Fantasy Football Start/Sit Em Thread

Submitted by GVSUGoBlue on September 13th, 2015 at 9:00 AM

Finally football is back!

This thread serves the purpose of sharing fantasy advice for those tough decisions that we all face on a week-to-week basis of who to start and who we should sit.

This week is really tough for me; I had a great draft for every position other than RB.

My dilemma this week:

Need to start 2 of the 4 -

Melvin Gordon vs Det (Proj:9)

Tevin Coleman vs Phi (Proj:9)

Joseph Randle vs NYG (Proj:9)

Alfred Blue vs KC (Proj:9)




September 13th, 2015 at 9:05 AM ^

Def need to go with Gordon as a lead back. Touches are points. Then I would go with Blue. He's solid and they will likely lean on the run game with that solid defense to grind out a win against a solid KC team. The other two are more volatile and committee like for me to depend on.

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September 13th, 2015 at 9:07 AM ^

Never mind:
The Dallas Morning News projects Joseph Randle to get a majority of carries, even if he doesn't get the start versus the Giants on Sunday night. Source: The Dallas Morning News


September 13th, 2015 at 9:16 AM ^

make me nervous, but I would probably go with Gordon and Randle. When in doubt, I try and play the guy who plays on the team I think will be in the red zone the most times. Out of your four, I think that's Randle and Gordon. 


September 13th, 2015 at 9:36 AM ^

Gordon is the #1 for sure in San Diego.  Woodhead will steal some 3rd and long snaps due to his ability to catch the ball.  But I'm not buying the Lions run D being as stellar as last year without Suh and Fairley.  Plus Levy is out for a few games as well.

Randle will be the #1 guy for at least one game.  And while they'll likely have a RB by committee approach, they have a good OL.  So go with him.

Atlanta's OL is subpar, plus Coleman will be sharing carries with Devonta Freeman.  And Alfred Blue is going up against a stout defense.


September 13th, 2015 at 9:45 AM ^

Miami has a good defense, and Suh is in the middle of that D-line now.  Washington's O-line is suspect at best.  Remember how the Lions knocked out RGIII in the preseason?  That wasn't RGII's fault.  That O-line gave him Christian Hackenburg-like protection.  Gordon is going up against the D-line that lost Suh, plus no Deandre Levy.

I would go with Carson Palmer just because he has better WRs and the NO secondary is not as good as Detroit's.


September 13th, 2015 at 9:44 AM ^

Blue over Gordon and it's not even close. Blue is the man in Houston. Houston's def will keep this game tight. With Hoyer at QB, the Texans will be running ALOT! The Chiefs def should be tough but D. Poe their run stuffing DT will be playing but could be slowed down or limited with a bad back.
I think Woodhead gets a majority of play against the Lions. They'll be fine against the run. But with Levy out, Woodhead will be used more than people up top think..

Blue 22 carries 90 yards 1 TD

Gordon 11 carries 40 yards

Coleman 12 carries 45 yards

Randle 12 carries 55 yards and a TD

Don't really think any of them will be a factor in re passing game. Go Blue for sure. The next one is a 3 sided coin flip. I'd go Randle probably.


September 13th, 2015 at 9:51 AM ^

Matt Ryan or Russell Wilson - thinking Ryan though Wilson historically has played well against Rams away

Isaiah Crowell or T.J. Yeldon or Sneer Abdullah - thinking Yeldon

T.Y. Hilton or Jarvis Landry - thinking Hilton


September 13th, 2015 at 10:39 AM ^

Yeah, I didn't intend to draft Wilson, ran out of time because all my choices in that round were picked in the 4 spots before my pick so he got auto picked.  Was happy to get Bradford in the 11th round and if he can stay healthy could be a top 5 QB.  Though if Lockett is as good as he looked against Michigan 2 years ago and with Jimmy Graham, Wilson could put up very solid numbers this year.  Just wish I had room on my bench for Lockett, I think he's going to blow up.


September 13th, 2015 at 11:58 AM ^

for $1 in an auction franhise league. I think he'll be the steal of the draft. Everyone else was like "who?". (no other mich fans in my league in Wisconsin) I drafted him solely off him torching Michigan and now there is a TON of buzz about him coming out of Seattle camp. 

I'm starting Charles Johnson instead of him this week. I think that will be the right call, but i'm excited to see what Lockett turns into.