We are now just hours away from Jared Goff and Russell Wilson duking it out on Thursday Night Football. If you’ve got start/sit questions, I’m here to answer them all with my rankings. I’ll post this article every Thursday afternoon to help you make your most challenging decisions each week. If you aren’t reading it until Saturday or Sunday, don’t worry, I’ll continue to update it every few hours for you all. As always, if you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to reach out on Twitter @bobbyfantasypro. Before we dive into the rankings, let me tell you about three start/sit options that I am especially opinionated about this week.
Kyler Murray (ARI): QB #6 vs ECR #10 @ CIN
The schedule was rough to start the season for Kyler as he drew Detroit, Baltimore, Carolina and Seattle. Three of those are among the top five defenses in football and Seattle is top half too. In that time, Murray is somehow the QB14 despite just a 2.4% TD-rate. That number has historically been extraordinarily volatile for QBs and tends to regress towards the 4.0 to 5.0 range so truly his performance has been closer to a top 10 fantasy QB despite the schedule. He should outdo that in a perfect matchup this week in Cincy.
Nyheim Hines (IND): RB #34 vs ECR #46 @ KC
The game script also works in this game for Hines, who should see close to double-digit targets if the Colts trail most of the game. Marlon Mack has cut into his third-down duties, but Mack is banged up so you’d expect that even if he does play, Hines would jump back into that role exclusively. With both T.Y. Hilton and Parris Campbell banged up and the Chiefs being abysmal versus pass-catching backs, it is tough to imagine a more playable game for Hines than this week.
Robby Anderson (NYJ): WR #26 vs ECR #42 @ PHI
Anderson hasn’t done squat yet but what the heck did you expect versus three of the top five shadow corners in football? If you ask me, he outperformed expectations in those three weeks while Tre’Davious White, Denzel Ward and Stephon Gilmore covered him exclusively. He goes from that (and a bye week) to a great matchup against the Eagles, and now it looks like Sam Darnold may play too.