Week 13 Starts/Sits – Sunday Late Games, SNF, MNF & TuNF

By Dave Moore (@davieremixed)

Without doubt, the biggest head scratcher of a fantasy football player is deciding who to start in their line-up each week. There is nothing worse than leaving a game on your bench and spending the entirety of the next week dwelling in hindsight.

Whether you’re in 1 league or 100 leagues, setting your line-ups is the most crucial part of your fantasy week and we’re here to let you know which players are in the best environments to boom and which are most likely destined to bust.

Don’t forget to keep your #EyesPeeled for tomorrow’s podcast where we dive into a full preview of the weekend games and make sure you head over to Twitter (@F10YFantasy) for “Start ‘em, sit ‘em, GIF ‘EM!”.

Spoiler alert: I don’t think Colt McCoy/Charles Boyle will be the undoing of Seattle. 

Sunday Late Games

Matchup: Los Angeles Rams @ Arizona Cardinals

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Start of the Game

Robert Woods – Wide Receiver – Los Angeles Rams

Bobby Trees on the road this year has been something of a revelation as he has yet to score in single digits when playing outside of Los Angeles. This bodes well against an Arizona team who aren’t shutting down WRs, they’ve given up more receptions to WRs than teams such as the Lions and Falcons. Fun Q, Woods is the WR4 across the entire league in PPR Fantasy, no peeking – who are the other four? Send us your guesses on Twitter.

Other Notable Starts

Los Angeles Rams – N/A

Arizona Cardinals – Chase Edmonds – Running Back

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Sit of the Game

Christian Kirk – Wide Receiver – Arizona Cardinals

I’ve been rather up and down with my takes/opinions on Kirk this year and I’m not ashamed to say I’m down on this guy again. This is your last regular-season game in all likelihood and I’m not having a guy who’s not breached double-figure points in the last three weeks in my team when he faces off against a Rams D who rank #1 against WRs. No thank you.

Other Notable Sits

Los Angeles Rams – Cam Akers – Running Back

Arizona CardinalsN/A

Matchup: New York Giants @ Seattle Seahawks

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Start of the Game

Wayne Gallman – Running Back – New York Giants

T’is the season for that guy who you thought wouldn’t really be a factor in Fantasy playoffs actually becoming kind of a big deal. Likely no Danny Dimes for the G-Men so I’m expecting a big old dose of Wayne Gallman. Don’t be put off by Seattle’s improved D, with Colt McCoy taking the snaps, I can’t see anything other than a heavy run-game from New York.

Other Notable Starts

New York Giants- N/A

Seattle Seahawks – N/A

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Sit of the Game

Colt McCoy – Quarterback – New York Giants

I know. You had Danny Dimes and TB12 in your team and you thought you were set up for a good old playoff run. But no! Tampa are on a bye the week Daniel Jones tweaks his hamstring! Disaster! In your darkest hour, do not turn to Colt McCoy who is going to be handing this ball off so many times we’ll see a sub-three hour game in Seattle. Please, look elsewhere. I implore you. Sidebar – Doesn’t he look like Boyle from Brooklyn Nine-Nine?

Other Notable Sits

New York Giants- Darius Slayton – Wide Receiver

Seattle Seahawks – Carlos Hyde – Running Back

Matchup: Philadelphia Eagles @ Green Bay Packers

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Start of the Game

Robert Tonyan – Tight End – Green Bay Packers

Another guy I’ve been up and down with this year. I honestly thought that his hat-trick of TDs in Week 4 against a rubbish Atlanta D was a flash in the pan but the last two weeks have proved me wrong as he’s continued to produce. This week it’s Philly at home and Bobby Funion (yep) has earned that TE4 rank leaguewide.

Other Notable Starts

Philadelphia Eagles – Dallas Goedert – Tight End

Green Bay Packers – Allen Lazard – Wide Receiver

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Sit of the Game

Zach Ertz – Tight End – Philadelphia Eagles

With his return from IR coming a week or two too late for the Eagles to be relevant in the NFC East, I also believe his return is too soon for your matchup this week. Yes, he’s an improvement but the Packers are good against TEs and I suspect a limited workload for Ertz in this contest.

Other Notable Sits

Philadelphia Eagles – Carson Wentz – Quarterback

Green Bay Packers – N/A

Matchup: New England Patriots @ Los Angeles Chargers

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Start of the Game

Keenan Allen – Wide Receiver- Los Angeles Chargers

Another Patriots game, another ugly day for Fantasy matchups. Despite the inevitable attention he’ll receive from Stephon Gilmore I have to like Keenan Allen to continue his hot streak (five straight games with a score) and potentially extinguish New England’s playoff hopes.

Other Notable Starts

New England PatriotsCam Newton – Quarterback

Los Angeles Chargers – Austin Ekeler – Running Back

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Sit of the Game

Hunter Henry – Tight End – Los Angeles Chargers

I’m setting myself up to look like an absolute fool here but I cannot shake what Darth Bill did to Darren Waller in Week 3 when he just evaporated him a game after he eviscerated the Saints. The Pats are top five against TEs and I just sense a letdown game from a guy who’s been outstanding this year. I hope I’m wrong but I’ve just got a feeling.

Other Notable Starts

New England Patriots – Jakobi Meyers – Wide Receiver

Los Angeles Chargers – N/A

Sunday Night Football

Matchup: Denver Broncos @ Kansas City Chiefs

Start of the Game

Clyde Edwards-Helaire – Running Back – Kansas City Chiefs

Let’s face it. If you have a Chiefs QB1/WR1/RB/TE1 then you’re starting them right? The only ‘maybe’ there is Edwards-Helaire who was quiet against the Bucs because Tyreek Hill was so loud. That’s what so great about this Chiefs team but also awful for Fantasy, they can beat you in so many ways. In their four in-division games this year, CEH has cracked double digits, last time out recording two scores against the Raiders. That’s good enough for me.

Other Notable Starts

Denver Broncos – Melvin Gordon III – Running Back

Kansas City Chiefs – Demarcus Robinson – Wide Receiver

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Sit of the Game

Jerry Jeudy – Wide Receiver – Denver Broncos

I seem to be discounting all good fantasy performances against the Falcons because…You know why. With that, Jerry Jeudy’s not had a fun second half of the season after opening with such promise. Back in Week 7 when the Broncos hosted Kansas he managed just 2/20. I expect more of the same when they travel to Arrowhead Sunday night.

Other Notable Sits

Denver Broncos – Drew Lock – Quarterback

Kansas City Chiefs – Sammy Watkins – Wide Receiver

Monday Night Football

Matchup: Washington Football Team @ Pittsburgh Steelers

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Start of the Game

J.D McKissic – Running Back – Washington Football Team

Voting against the Steelers D is a crazy thing to do but Bud Dupree is a huge loss for them and I think this is a trap game for Pittsburgh. Over the last four weeks, McKissic is just outside the top 10 for RBs which is pretty good going for a team’s RB2. I like him especially in PPR match-ups this week.

Other Notable Starts

Washington Football Team – N/A

Pittsburgh Steelers – JuJu Smith-Schuster – Wide Receiver

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Sit of the Game

Benny Snell Jr – Running Back – Pittsburgh Steelers

On the other hand, I’m not trusting the Steelers run game at the moment (or much at all throughout the season) and I love the way Washington’s front seven are playing at the moment. Snell was a letdown against the Ravens when you’d have expected a much bigger day from him and the Steelers in general. I don’t trust him to be ‘the guy’ for your RB2 spot this week.

Other Notable Sits

Washington Football Team – Alex Smith – Quarterback

Pittsburgh Steelers – Diontae Johnson – Wide Receiver

Matchup: Buffalo Bills @ San Francisco 49ers

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Start of the Game

Deebo Samuel – Wide Receiver – San Francisco 49ers

What a return for Samuel against the Rams whose line was 11/133/1 and I like him again this week against a Bills team whose D has improved but still blows hot and cold. If you take the last three games he’s played, he’s totalled an average of over 17 PPG.

Other Notable Starts

Buffalo Bills – Cole Beasley – Wide Receiver

San Francisco 49ers – Jordan Reed – Tight End

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Sit of the Game

Zack Moss – Running Back – Buffalo Bills

As I’ve been at pains to say throughout these previews, this is one of the more important weeks of your season. As such, do you want to put a Bills RB in who is basically a coin flip for carries/scores against a resurgent 49ers team? Don’t do it.

Other Notable Sits

Buffalo Bills – Dawson Knox – Tight End

San Francisco 49ers – N/A

Tuesday Night Football

Matchup: Dallas Cowboys @ Baltimore Ravens

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Start of the Game

CeeDee Lamb – Wide Receiver – Dallas Cowboys

It feels weird that these two teams previous game are six days apart but there was no bye week involved. 2020, I guess. Either way, the Ravens played their hearts out against the Steelers but came up short, additionally they suffered yet more injuries on the defensive side of the ball which leaves the door open to CeeDee Lamb to bounce back after a poor showing against Washington.

Other Notable Starts

Dallas Cowboys – Michael Gallup – Wide Receiver

Baltimore Ravens – Marquise Brown – Wide Receiver, Gus Edwards – Running Back

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Sit of the Game

Ezekiel Elliott – Running Back – Dallas Cowboys

Yup. I’ve had enough. I thought a fortnight ago that this was the return of the Zeke that’s been a top five RB in Fantasy. His fumbling issues are excusable if the play calls were sound but they’re not. You cannot go into a must-win game this week with Zeke as your RB1 unless you’re totally desperate.

Other Notable Sits

Dallas Cowboys – N/A

Baltimore Ravens – Robert Griffin III – Quarterback

For the latest on each player’s start and sit status, make sure you checkout @F10YFantasy on Twitter. Remember, keep those #EyesPeeled.

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