Skip to main content

Week 14 consensus start/sit

Gotta be quick, so I've just got your consensus start/sit today, no links. Remember the consensus is drawn from all the different start/sit articles that I link to during the week - I've pulled out the guys with the most votes, listed in no particular order.

Start: Donovan McNabb, Joe Flacco, Tony Romo, Matt Schaub
Sit: Eli Manning, Jay Cutler, Matt Cassel

Start: Quinton Ganther, Jamaal Charles, Thomas Jones, Fred Jackson
Sit: Brandon Jacobs, Kevin Smith, Matt Forte, Cedric Benson

Start: Terrell Owens, Derrick Mason, Robert Meachem, Roddy White, Davone Bess
Sit: T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Antonio Bryant, Chris Chambers, Devin Hester, Bernard Berrian

Start: Kevin Boss, Jermichael Finley, Brent Celek
Sit: Kellen Winslow, Greg Olsen, Fred Davis

Start: Titans, Bills, Jets
Sit: no consensus

Start: Billy Cundiff, Jay Feely, Josh Scobee
Sit: Robbie Gould


Anonymous said…
Who would you start at 2nd RB and Flex? Standard scoring, but 2 pts per 10 over 100 yds

M Barber, P Thomas, Q Ganther, T Hightower or Maroney

Flex - All of the above plus Garrard and Hassleback

Thanks to all that answer
Todd said…
Thx for putting this together Ms. Librarian!

Question: Has anyone ever gone back and rated how the consensus sit/starts have done? In other words, how many of the consensus sits were actually correct, incorrect, or maybe somewhere in between - same thing for the starts.

If I had to guess, I'd say they didn't have a fantastic record, but since you've been doing this for the past few years, we should have solid data at this point.
Anonymous said…
AHHH! FFL you are my hero. Your consensus Start/Sit confirmed my thoughts. I have Kevin Smith and Quinton Gaither. I wasn't sure who to start. Was planning on starting QG, but was nervous about starting a virtual unknown, but the Baltimore D scares me with a nicked up Smith.

Needing a Victory in Arlington
Hi Anon - I'd go with Thomas as your RB2...flex I think you have to go with a QB. Do they get that 2 pts per 10 over 100 yards for their passing yards? If so, I think you've gotta go QB and I'd lean towards Hasselbeck.

Todd - I have thought about this a lot, how "right" is the consensus each week? But I have had a hard time determining what could be concerned a successful start. A certain number of fantasy points? Ultimately I'd love to look at this but just haven't really wrapped my mind around the best way to do the analysis.

Needing a Victory in Arlington - always glad to help. Good luck with Ganther!
Todd said…
Oh, I'd say some simple mean/median/range figures should suffice. I could do the analysis, no problem - I work as a data analyst & statistician. The hard part for me would be the data collection, tying historical numbers for the appropriate player/week, all in a "computer-ready" format, like in a spreadsheet or something where each row represented a player, week, whether it was a sit or a start, and the stats for that player in that week.

Fortunately, I notice you've tagged them over the past couple years, so it would be easy to isolate those posts. But it seems like a mostly manual effort to put the data together into a usable format.

Popular posts from this blog

Back on the fantasy wagon

With my library conferences behind me (for a few weeks at least), I can now concentrate on fantasy football again. If you happen to be a librarian and are interested in how my co-presenter and I tied together fantasy football and information literacy, check out my co-presenter’s blog . Though I imagine most of you would much rather catch up on the following football news and thoughts for the week: I remain a bit dazed and confused by my certainty last summer that Cedric Benson was going to rock my RB2 world in 2007. Didn’t happen and now he’s moved onto ankle surgery, alleged intoxication and resisting arrest on boats. Awesome. You can practically taste Matt Forte’s value skyrocketing here. In fact, wondering about rookie RBs in general? Well then check out FF Xtreme’s The Day After: Ranking the Rookie Running Backs . I love reading articles or stats that challenge my preconceived notions – The Fifth Down’s Chad the Completion Percentage Machine does just that. No offense to thos

Streaming Defenses - Week 16

Don't know about you all, but in our house this week is just chock full of events, visiting with family, and getting organized for our upcoming time off over the holidays. Lots of scrambling going on around here and attempts to install some sense of gratitude in my boys. What am I grateful for this season? Many things but let's start with Bob. Bob has been my fantasy football rock, coming back week after week to post. Hats off to you, Bob, and thank you for your diligent work and research. So here he is with this year's final streaming defense post.  Well it’s the last week of the Fantasy Football Playoffs in most leagues, and my last post of the season. I hope you all found these posts useful. And if I failed you, you have to murder a lot more experts before you get to me. I myself have had a terrible playoff season. I’m out of all but one of my leagues due to the weird games the last two weeks. Between weather that didn’t materialize to normally consistent players co

Rankings, flow charts, and beyond

Greetings from a remarkably cool morning in Tennessee. I've turned my local Starbucks into my office (I telecommute) most mornings and it's so splendidly breezy and cool out here that I'm actually happily outside on their patio cranking out some fantasy links for you this morning. Enjoy! Rankings: Athlon's 2015 Quarterback Rankings (other positions available here ) RotoBaller's Fantasy Football PPR Rankings: Top 200   Rotoworld's Silva's August Top 200's Fantasy Football 2015 Tight Ends: Top 30 TEs Meanwhile, for a little draft strategy, scope out The Fantasy Fix's 12-Team Standard League Flow Chart - kind of a fascinating little nugget here. He outlines which position(s) you might want to target for each round via flow chart, and then skip down below for commentary on particular players that you might want to target.  Or has their annual look at how the draft could go from each drafting position for fourteen