Start Em Sit Em Week 13

Start Em Sit Em Week 13 NFL

Start Em Sit Em Week 13 2015 by Utter-Fantasy Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles

Like other fantasy football prognosticators, below are my Start Em Sit Em Week 13 NFL Fantasy Football players, minus the obvious. ( No one needs to read that I think fantasy owners should start Pittsburgh Steeler players at home vs the Vikings ) For the Record- I don’t claim to have anymore insight on the games than the fantasy league owners reading these, but I do enjoy sharing my “IMOs” on them, as well as reading yours-  Good Luck this week


Quarterbacks Start Em Week 13

DET Matt Stafford (vs GB)–  The Lions are on a 3 game winning streak and the Packers are looking bad, losing to a “not-so-good” Bears team week 12. The Packers may well end upwinning this game, but Stafford is finally full of confidence…he’s a Start Em

TB Jameis Winston (vs ATL) –The Falcons are losers of their last 4 games and only a fair defense vs the pass.

CHI Jay Cutler ( vs SF )- The 49ers are 29th vs the pass, and Cutler has WR A Jeffrey and RB Matt Forte back. He should have a great week

Sleeper Start Em Week 13- OAK Derek Carr ( vs KC)- The new and improved KC defense was anything but new and improved Week 12, when they let BUFF QB Tyron Taylor throw all over them for 291and 3 TDs. Carr will be comfortable playing in his own stadium

Start Em Week 13 No Brainers- NE Tom Brady vs PHIL…..PITT B Roethlisberger vs IND


Running Backs Start Em Week 13

BALT J “Buck” Allen (at MIA)- The Dolphins are currently the worst team in the NFL defending the run, and RB Buck Allen showed Monday Night Week 12 that he is fresh, and capable of handling the #1 running back position for the Ravens

CAR Jonathon Stewart ( at N.O. )– The firing of defensive coordinator Rob Ryan didn’t make the Saints defense any better, they still stink. RB Stewart hasn’t had a rushing touchdown in the 2 past games, but that should change Week 13

DEN C J Anderson (at SD)- Bronco fans are likely hoping that it snows in San Diego this weekend, because Anderson is a monster when it’s white and slippery ( 153 total yards and 2 TDs)- It looks like he might have gotten the starting gig back

Start Em Week 13 Sleeper- IND Dan Herron (at PITT )- It’s a lot easier to pass on the Steelers, than it is to run on them, so beat up RB Frank Gore should have a another bad week, while RB Herron might do well, with receptions and screen passes out of the back field

Start Em Week 13 Sleeper- PPR- SF Shaun Draughn (at CHI )- RB S Draughn is here because he is the lead back in San Francisco and the Bears run defense is near the bottom is the NFL. He’ll has fantasy value just on volume of touches this week

Start Em Sit Em Week 13 NFL No Brainers- PITT DeAngelo Williams ( vs IND)


Wide Receivers Start Em Week 13

NYJ Eric Decker/ Brandon Marshall ( vs NYG )- Regardless whether or not the Jets win this game, the wide receivers are almost guaranteed of having good games for fantasy football owners. The Giants are LAST in the NFL defending opposing wide receivers

IND Donte Moncrief ( at PITT)- Moncrief has 17 targets from Hasslebeck in past 2 games- easier to pass on PITT than run on them- only owned in 60% of Yahoo leagues

CAR Ted Ginn Jr (at N.O.)- It just makes sense to start any wide receiver against the hideously bad Saints defense

MIA Jarvis Landry/ DeVante Parker ( vs BALT)- The Ravens are far better defending the run than the are the pass. WR Rishard Matthews suffered “multiple fractured ribs” in the Dolphins’ Week 12 loss to the Jets, so even more targets for Landry and new starter DeVante Parker

Sleeper- SEA Doug Baldwin (vs MINN)- With TE Jimmy Graham going down (OUT for the season), alot more targets for the wide receivers in Seattle- He does play the Vikings however, who are 4th best vs receiving yards

Start Em Sit Em Week 13 No Brainers- DET Calvin Johnson vs GB…..TB Mike Evans vs ATL…..OAK A Cooper vs KC


Tight Ends Start Em Week 13

NE Scott Chandler (vs PHIL)- If you read Utter-Fantasy’s “Sleepers” Week 12, you could have already had TE Scott Chandler on your roster. With Gronk OUT likely a couple weeks, Chandler will be asked to do alot

KC Travis Kelce ( at OAK)- TE Kelce is usually a good fantasy option, but against the Raiders who 3rd worst vs the TE position, Kelce is a great fantasy option

JACK Julius Thomas ( at TENN)- A tougher match up Week 13 than his tasty match up Week 12 vs San Diego ( 116 yard and 1 TD) but WR Allen Hurns may not play ( concussion protocal) so a lot of those targets will go to Thomas this week

WASH Jordan Reed (vs DAL)- TE Reed, when he’s healthy, always gets a lot of targets from QB Kirk Cousins. He is healthy, and In Week 12, Reed had 9 targets, hauling in 8 of them for 98 yards

Start Em Sit Em Week 13 No Brainer- G Olsen (at NO)

Here’s a great link for rankings of NFL Teams vs the TE positionLINK


Defense Start Em Week 13

WASH (vs DAL)- I am not confident that new starting QB Matt Cassel can go into Washington and be “mistake-free”

BUFF (vs HOU)– I like Houston’s QB Brian Hoyer, but I like the Buffalo defense more. If I was Buffalo, I’d stop RB A Blue ( not too hard), double team WR Hopkins and make QB Hoyer beat me with whoever is left

NE (vs PHIL)The Pats are stinging from their loss vs the Broncos and NFL officials, so they will be in a mood to win this one- QB Sam Bradford is expected to start for Philly after being out from injury since Week 10

Start Em Sit Em Week 13 No Brainers- ARI Defense at SF…DEN Defense at SD



Quarterbacks Sit Em Week 13

MINN Teddy Bridgewater (vs SEA)- The easy part here is the Vikings are playing the Seahawks, but regardless of who Minnesota is playing, QB Bridgewater has only thrown 3 TD passes since Week 7. He is not a quarterback that will help you win in fantasy football Week 13

 JACK B Bortles (at TENN )– The Titans seem to have QB Bortles number, giving him all kinds of pressure Week 11. In Week 13 they at Tennessee and QB Bortles may not have WR Allen hurns (concussion)

SD Philip Rivers ( vs DEN)- Week 11 proved that even QB Rivers can put up a real stinker now and then, and Week 13 is a match up for another one…..vs the #1 Denver defense

Sit Em Week 13 No Brainers- Sit Case Keenum ( vs ARI)…….CLEV Austin Davis (named the starter) vs CINN…..PHIL Sam Bradford vs NE


Running Backs Sit Em Week 13

N.O. Mark Ingram (vs CAR)– The Panthers are 3rd against the run in the NFL and the Saints do not look like they interested in winning any more games. QB Drew Brees is far more concerned about not getting hit, than running an offense

STL Todd Gurley (vs ARI )-  The Rams are losers of 4 straight and who knows who is going to be the starting QB. One week its Foles, then Case Keenum, then Foles. Whoever it is Week 13, the Cardinals won’t be afraid of him, and will stack the box against RB Gurley like all the teams have already been doing for weeks

SD Melvin Gordon (vs DEN)– A “preseason favorite” of mine is turning out to be a bust of the “Trent Richardson” variety. ZERO TDs in 2015…….I repeat….ZERO TDs in 2015

Sit Em Week 13 No Brainer- NYG R Jennings ( vs NYJ)….Any/All DET RBs who have the 32nd-ranked rushing attack ( vs GB)

Wide Receivers Sit Em Week 13

CLEV Travis Benjamin (vs CINN )- The Browns are starting QB Austin Davis because QB Josh McCown is OUT for the season and because QB J Manziel is an immature idiot. I wouldn’t start any Brown Week 13

SD Stevie Johnson/D Inman/ M Floyd (vs DEN)–  The Broncos are #1 against the pass. Since QB Rivers is in my Sit Em pile, his wide receivers should be as well

PHIL Jordan Matthews ( at NE )- Not a good match up at all for Matthews Week 13. As a matter if fact, the next 3 games of the season looks brutal for the Eagle’s players. NE Week 13….BUFF Week 1 and ARI Week 15

MINN St Diggs/ Mike Wallace ( vs SEA)- These wide receivers haven’t done much anyway, and it’s a good bet they won’t vs the Seahawks


Tight Ends Sit Em Week 13

DAL J Witten ( at WASH)- When QB Tony Romo is starting, TE Witten is a good fantasy football option. When QB Matt Cassel is starting, TE Witten is a bad fantasy football option

NO Ben Watson ( vs CAR )- My theme of no Saints players continues with a Sit Em for TE Watson. Hopefully you have better options than watson against a good Panther defense, and someone with a QB that wants to win ( Brees doesn’t care at all)

DEN Vernon Davis ( at SD)- The match up is great, but I am a “I’ll believe it when I see it” kind of fantasy football guy. In 3 full games with the Broncos, TE Davis is averaging only about 30 yards per game


Defense Sit Em Week 13

JACK Defense ( at TENN )- This will be a controlled, low scoring, grind it out game, with the team making the fewest mistakes as the winner

MINN Defense ( vs SEA )– The Seahawks are going to run the ball, play controlled football and QB Russell Wilson has only thrown 7 interceptions all season

CLEV Defense ( vs CINN )– The Bengals don’t have to do a lot to win this game. Cincinnati will get a lead early, and run RBs Jeremy Hill and Gio Bernard until time runs out