Welcome to Week 4 of the 2023 season, and the first in our Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em series. This is where it all begins. It’s a chance to get off on the right foot and begin undefeated. As such these decisions are now more fun than ever.
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Brock Purdy, 49ers v ARI (27)
After battling injury all off-season, Purdy has looked better than expected through two weeks. This week he gets a matchup with a Cardinals defense allowing 21.1 points per game to opposing quarterbacks. Purdy should be a low-end QB1 in this matchup and has significant touchdown upside. Fire him up with confidence.
Daniel Jones, Giants v SEA (8)
Daniel Jones and the new York Giants have gotten off to a rocky start this year, but the porous Seahawks pass defense might be exactly what they need to get back on track. The Seahawks have allowed 20.6 points per game to opposing quarterbacks and are more likely to get into a shootout than be a shutdown defense. Jones is a low-end QB1 in this matchup.
Justin Fields, Bears v DEN (2)
This is the make-or-break for me with regards to Justin Fields, at least as far as 1QB leagues are concerned. Fields has looked awful in September and if he isn’t able to post big numbers against a brutal Broncos defense that was just destroyed by the Dolphins, than I will consider him droppable in 1QB leagues. He is a last ditch effort QB1 with QB1 overall upside in this matchup, if the Bears can get it together.
Dak Prescott, Cowboys v NE (29)
After two weeks of looking unbeatable, the Cowboys were embarrassed by the Cardinals in Week 3. This week they face off against a Patriots defense that figures to make this game a slow, low-scoring affair. Dak is likely to finish outside of the top-12 quarterbacks this week in a bad matchup. Sit him, to avoid a potential turnover fest.
Joshua Dobbs, Cardinals v SF (27)
Joshua Dobbs has been the Cinderella of the fantasy season in Arizona, unfortunately for him the 49ers figure to have something to say about that. Dobbs has been fantasy relevant in superflex leagues, but in this matchup I don’t want to start even elite quarterbacks. Sit Dobbs in favor of pretty much anyone you can stream.
Baker Mayfield, Buccaneers v NO (22)
Mayfield has been surprising to start the season, not necessarily good, just not as bad as expected. This week he faces off against division rival New Orleans that has a habit of shutting down the Buccaneers offence. The Saints are allowing only 14.7 points per game to opposing quarterbacks and are quickly becoming a must-avoid defense. Sit Baker in favor of better options.
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