Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate weekly look at NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Fantasy superstars such as Patrick Mahomes and Christian McCaffrey will not be featured in this column. All player matchups are based on a PPR scoring system. For your final starting lineup decisions, check my weekly fantasy football lineup rankings.
Start of the Week
Gould is coming off a 13-point performance in a huge win over the Saints, and I like him to produce in a home game versus the Falcons. Their defense has allowed the sixth-most fantasy points to kickers this season, so look for Gould to post a very healthy stat line again.
Seibert has scored 11 or more fantasy points in two of his last three games, and this week's matchup in Arizona makes him a viable option once again. Over the last four weeks, the Cardinals have given up seven-field goal makes and nine fantasy points a game to kickers.
Prater is coming off a real stinker last week in Minnesota, but he's a good streamer when the Buccaneers visit the Motor City. Their defense has allowed 28 field-goal conversions, 33 extra points and the most fantasy points (10.1 PPG) to opposing kickers this season.
Myers has failed to score more than six fantasy points in two of his last three games, but this week's matchup in Carolina makes him a nice option. Opposing kickers have produced 25 field-goal conversions and the third-most fantasy points against the Panthers this season.
Sit of the Week
Boswell has been hot in recent weeks, scoring eight or more fantasy points in three straight games. He's a risk this week, however, as the Bills have allowed an average of just 2.2 fantasy points per game to enemy kickers on the road. I'd fade Boswell in this matchup.
Crosby has failed to score more than eight fantasy points in a game since Week 6, and an upcoming matchup against the Bears makes him a fade for me. Chicago's defense has surrendered just 17 field-goal conversions and the fourth-fewest fantasy points to kickers.
Bailey has scored a combined 17 fantasy points in his last two games, but an upcoming matchup against the Chargers makes him tough to trust. Their defense has been tough on visiting kickers, allowing just six field-goal conversions and the third-fewest points this season.
Lambo has been a nice matchup-based starter in fantasy leagues this season, but the Raiders have been relatively tough on the position on their home field. In fact, booters have made just six field goals while averaging fewer than six fantasy points per game in Oakland.
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