The 2023 NFL Season is here, and with it comes some lineup questions. Which moves should you make to maximize your points? Let this weekly post be your guide as I offer one start and one sit suggestion at QB, RB, WR, and TE. These suggestions are based on my rankings against consensus each week. And because we want to measure our success, check back each week for a recap on how I did.

For the purposes of this project, a start is a player I think will finish Top 12 at QB or TE and Top 24 at RB or WR. A sit is a player I suspect will finish outside those metrics. Before we move forward, let’s look at last week’s picks. All finishes courtesy of Fantasy Pros.

Week 14 Starts

QB: Dak Prescott, QB14 Miss. Dak was good but not quite Top 12.
RB: Josh Jacobs, RB42 Miss. It was a bad game for the Raiders.
WR: Mike Evans, WR100 Miss. Evans was a non-factor on Sunday.
TE: Taysom Hill, NA Miss. Hill was held out of Week 14, a bummer for lineups.
Start Record: 0-4.

Week 14 Sits

QB: Desmond Ridder, QB2 Miss. Ridder exploded in Week 14.
RB: Javonte Williams, RB11 Miss. Williams got his first rushing TD of the year this week!
WR: Amari Cooper, WR28 Hit. Cooper got volume but not quite enough.
TE: Dalton Schultz, NA Hit. Schultz missed the Week 14 game.
Sit Record: 2-2.

Now, on to the Week 15 Picks!


Start: Matthew Stafford, Los Angeles Rams

About: Stafford led the Rams to a Super Bowl two seasons ago, but he’s had a quiet stretch since. As the Rams are competing for a playoff spot with a healthy Cooper Kupp and an emerging Puka Nacua, we’ve seen Stafford’s numbers rise. In the past three weeks, Stafford has had 23 or more points. This week, the Rams are facing a Commanders’ defense that has allowed a lot of high-flying offense. I like Stafford this week, especially with this quarterback landscape.

Sit: Trevor Lawrence, Jacksonville Jaguars

About: Lawrence will be less than two weeks removed from a big injury, playing on Sunday Night Football against a tough Ravens defense. Yes, the Ravens allowed Stafford to put up some good numbers last week, but others have struggled. There is no Christian Kirk for the Jaguars, either. Lawrence is a solid Superflex option but I’m not trusting him as a Top 12 guy.

Running Backs

Start: Rachaad White, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

About: As the Buccaneers have been battling for a playoff spot down the stretch, we’ve seen White pick up his game. He’s sitting as RB4 on the season. The Buccaneers have a big game with the Packers on Sunday, and White figures to be a huge part of what they’re doing. The Packers haven’t been good against the run, either, which helps. I’m firing White up.

Sit: Najee Harris, Pittsburgh Steelers

About: Harris is a good back who has done some good things for the Steelers and in fantasy. But he is banged up and doesn’t have a consistent enough role at this point. He’s just RB30 on the season, with less than ten points in three of his last four games. I’m staying away.

Wide Receivers

Start: Deebo Samuel, San Francisco 49ers

About: The 49ers are on a roll. The team is incredibly talented, and Samuel is a big part of that. He’s had more than 20 points in each of the last three games, with more than 30 points in the last two weeks. The 49ers are competing for the first overall seed and playing the Cardinals this week. I like Samuel for this first playoff week.

Sit: Calvin Ridley, Jacksonville Jaguars

About: Ridley has struggled this season. He has four games with more than 20 points but also seven games with less than 10 points. That includes the past two games with Kirk out. The Jaguars’ pass offense is in a bit of a funk, and I’m not trusting Ridley as a Top 24 play against the Ravens this week.

Tight Ends

Start: Trey McBride, Arizona Cardinals

About: The Cardinals have gotten McBride involved a lot of late, and he’s developed a great rapport with Kyler Murray. With the team moving on from veteran Zach Ertz, it’s wheels up for McBride. He’s already TE10 on the season and the Cardinals figure to need to put it in the air this week against the 49ers.

Sit: Logan Thomas, Washington Commanders

About: The passing game in Washington is too inconsistent. The team has Terry McLaurin, Curtis Samuel, Jahan Dotson, backs Brian Robinson and Antonio Gibson all vying for targets along with Thomas. Could he have a Top 12 game? He could, but there’s not a consistent target share or production. I’m moving toward other options for the position.

Matthew Fox is a die-hard NFL fan and Broncos’ homer. He’s a member of the FSWA. You can find more from him on Twitter @knighthawk7734 or as co-host of the Fantasy Football Roundtable Podcast, a part of the Campus2Canton Network.

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