You know about Waiver-Wire Tuesday's and The Fantasy Football Lounge (Presented by Legends) but now I'm giving you even more fantasy football with a weekly "Start em' Sit em' Segment."

Okay, so I know the Matt Ryan and Calvin Ridley picks last week didn't go as planned but I still stand behind the logic of the picks. T.J. Yeldon did come through though with a nice game, better than Shady McCoy, so at least there was that.

There are always difficult decisions that you have to make on a weekly basis so I wanted to take you through some of the difficult decisions that I'm making this week with my lineups. Hopefully, by having an idea of what I'm thinking with my lineup choices this can help you make sense of some of the difficult decisions that you face.

Of course, if you have any questions about a specific match-up or decision that you're facing feel free to reach out to me on any of my social media platforms (TwitterFacebookInstagram) or via email.

Start em' Sit em'

Starting: Jameis Winston (TB at ATL), Sitting: Philip Rivers (LAC at CLE)

I don't think this decision is groundbreaking, I feel like everywhere I turn I hear about how Famous Jameis could have a good week this week against a very thin Atlanta defense. This game has the makings of a shootout if Winston comes to play after the bye week, so you assume he should be well prepared. I'm actually holding three quarterbacks in this league with Drew Brees being my other one. This isn't something I like to do, specifically because I'm thin at receiver but I'm not dropping Brees and I like how Rivers has performed this season but don't like him against the Browns defense this week.

Starting: Cameron Brate (TB at ATL), Sitting: Trey Burton (CHI at MIA)

As I had mentioned previously I'm digging on the match-up between the Buccaneers and the Falcons so I've decided to start Cameron Brate with O.J. Howard sidelined with a knee injury. We've seen Brate be a reliable target for Winston in years past and specifically in the red zone and of course, we're all hunting touchdowns, specifically from our tight end spot.

I had a friend ask me about starting Mitch Trubisky this week and I suggested him to start Winston over him simply because I think the Dolphins are an underrated defensive team. They're not world beaters on defense but I think they're a little above average, my thought for that game is it's going to be low scoring and a defensive struggle. Therefore, I'm sitting Trey Burton and playing Cameron Brate here.

Starting: Calvin Ridley (ATL vs. TB), Sitting: LeSean McCoy (BUF at HOU)


If you couldn't tell I'm trying to get as much of this Atlanta vs. Tampa Bay game as I possibly can. I know Ridley had a down game last week but I'm expecting him to have plenty of opportunities to get back in the fantasy saddle this week against an underwhelming Bucs secondary that ranks 31st in the NFL.

Shady McCoy seemed to bounce back a little bit last week against the Baltimore Ravens but this week he'll be facing a much stingier Texans defense. They were able to hold Ezekiel Elliot in check last week and with all the trade rumors swirling I'm going to leave McCoy on the bench and slot Ridley into my flex spot this week.

Best of luck this week! Maybe the fantasy gods be with you always.


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