Week 4 Thursday Night Football Start/Sit

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Thursday Night Football Start/Sit For The Philadelphia Eagles & The Green Bay Packers, Week 4


Welcome to week 4 of the 2019 NFL season. Hopefully, you all did well in week 3. For those who are first-time readers, I’ll be doing a weekly Thursday night football start/sit article followed by a separate article that will cover the rest of those games for that week. Here’s a breakdown of how these articles will be laid out.

Must Start: These are players that you’re starting week-to-week, regardless of the opponent.

Flex Start: These are players who are more opponent dependent or players you might need to start depending on league size.

Sits: These are players that don’t have a good matchup or don’t have much of a role in their team’s offense.

***Please note that this article was written before the Thursday night game and with that comes changes to player situations due to injury or other factors. If a player(s) is injured or inactive after this article was published please use common sense and sit them. Please always double-check your lineup before kickoff.

In order for me to be able to cover every team’s matchup, the explanations will be brief. I do base these recommendations on my fantasy football experience along with the necessary research. This is my first year doing this weekly article and last week, I made approximately 200 decisions (start/sit) and got 140 correct and 67 incorrect for a 68% correct rate. My average so far this season is 67% correct. Please note, I didn’t do week 1 rankings.  Let’s dive into this matchup.

Eagles @ Packers

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Philadelphia Eagles:

Must Start: N/A

Flex Start: Carson Wentz (QB) Miles Sanders (RB) Alshon Jeffery (WR) Nelson Agholor (WR) Zach Ertz (TE)

The Green Bay Packers defense has allowed 393 rushing yards, which is 4.9 yards per rush and 592 passing yards which is 6.3 yards per pass. Wentz is still a low-end quarterback one going into this week, due to still not having DeSean Jackson. Let’s see if Agholor can build on last week’s performance. The Packers have been tough on tight ends so far, but Ertz is still someone you’re starting.

Sit: JJ Arcega-Whiteside (WR) Mack Hollins (WR) Jordan Howard (RB)

I just don’t have a lot of confidence in these two wide receivers and Howard is a touchdown-dependent running back, so far.

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Green Bay Packers:

Must Start: Davante Adams (WR)

Let’s hope this is a get right game for Adams. The Eagles defense has allowed 881 passing yards, which is 7.6 yards per pass.

Flex Start: Aaron Rodgers (QB) Aaron Jones (RB) Jamaal Williams (RB) Marquez Valdes-Scantling (WR)

For the season Jones has played 103 snaps and Williams has played 127 snaps. The Eagles defense has allowed 171 rushing yards, which is 2.9 yards per rush. Due to the timeshare the lack of rushing yards allowed by the Eagles, this isn’t a great matchup for either running back. If I could I’d rather sit them here.

Sit: Geronimo Allison (WR) Jimmy Graham (TE)

Allison is clearly the number three receiver on this offense. Graham continues to be one to avoid until this offense decides to throw more.


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