Fantasy Football Week 13 Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em
Adam Filadelfo of RotoExperts.com presents his weekly start or sit advice featuring Jordan Howard, Dez Bryant, Philip Rivers and other NFL players for Fantasy Football Week 13.
Now that Thanksgiving is in the rear view mirror, it’s time to start preparing for the Fantasy Football playoffs! It’s time to bring on Week 13!
Colin Kaepernick- San Francisco 49ers- After starting the season as public enemy number one, Kaepernick has surprised Fantasy owners with his rebound of a season. He has scored 20 or more Fantasy points in back to back games, and looks to be on track for another versus a Bears defense allowing over 20 Fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks.
Philip Rivers- San Diego Chargers- Rivers is averaging almost 23 Fantasy points per game and gets a Buccaneers pass defense that has allowed the fourth-most Fantasy points per game to quarterbacks. Fantasy owners can expect another good game from the Chargers signal caller this week.
Blake Bortles- Jacksonville Jaguars- While Bortles has the weapons to go off at any moment, his 23 Fantasy points per game combined with the fact the Broncos allow the fewest Fantasy points to quarterbacks is a recipe for disaster this week. If Bortles has another good game in him, this probably isn’t it.
Andy Dalton- Cincinnati Bengals- The Red Rifle struggled again in Week 12 versus the Ravens with only one touchdown, and he doesn’t have many weapons at his disposal. This week he gets an Eagles defense allowing less than 20 Fantasy points per game to quarterbacks. Fantasy owners can expect more of the same from the Bengals quarterback.
Cameron Meredith- Chicago Bears- After a dud of a game last week that saw Marquess Wilson get more targets, Meredith has a good chance at a bounce back game versus the 49ers pass defense, which allows the most Fantasy points per game to receivers.
DeAndre Hopkins- Houston Texans- It still doesn’t feel right wondering if we should start Hopkins or not but if he is to do anything this season, this should be the week. He gets a Packers pass defense allowing the second-most Fantasy points per game to receivers. If not this week, then when?
Allen Robinson- Jacksonville Jaguars- Amid a disappointing season up until this point, Robinson is still being targeted but just isn’t doing anything with those targets. His Week 12 numbers were a huge letdown once again, and this week he faces the Broncos defense, which allows the fewest Fantasy points per game to receivers. This may not be a bounce back week for him.
Dez Bryant- Dallas Cowboys- I have to admit that sitting two stud receivers in the same week doesn’t make me feel comfortable but in this case, it needs to be done. Bryant couldn’t get going versus a Redskins defense allowing 23 Fantasy points per game to receivers. This week Bryant faces a Vikings defense that allows the second-fewest Fantasy points per game to his position.
Jordan Howard- Chicago Bears- After racking up 100 yards on the Titans last week, Howard gets a 49ers defense that bleeds Fantasy points to opposing running backs. The rookie could have another big game in him this week also.
Spencer Ware- Kansas City Chiefs- After a must-start to open the season, Ware has cooled off a bit but remains a top option for Fantasy owners. This week he has a great matchup against the Falcons who allow the fifth-most Fantasy points per game to running backs. Play him if you got him.
Robert Kelley- Washington Redskins- After his 31-point game in Week 11, Kelley crashed back down to earth versus the Cowboys with just over four Fantasy points. This week it doesn’t get any easier when he faces a Cardinals defense allowing the fewest Fantasy points per game to running backs.
Todd Gurley- Los Angeles Rams- Don’t let his Week 11 numbers fool you. Gurley has not broken 100 yards once this season, and he doesn’t look like a great option versus the Patriots this week, coming off a game in which he totaled 89 yards. The Patriots are known for taking away the best weapon from their opponent and despite Gurley’s poor numbers, he remains the best weapon on the Rams offense.
Coby Fleener- New Orleans Saints- Despite his up and down production, Fleener looks to be a good option this week versus a Lions defense allowing the second-most Fantasy points per game to tight ends.
C.J Fiedorowicz- Houston Texans- Despite the struggles of Brock Osweiler, there has been a bright spot to the Texans’ passing game and that’s been the play of the tight end. Fiedorowicz has not seen less than five targets since Week 4, and he plays against a Packers defense allowing the fifth-most Fantasy points per game to his position.
Eric Ebron- Detroit Lions- At this point, it appears to be hopeless for Fantasy owners thinking Ebron would amount to anything this season. He may have ruined Thanksgiving for his Fantasy owners by laying a big egg last week. This week he gets a Saints defense that allows less than eight Fantasy points per game to tight ends. It looks like it could end up being another down week for Ebron.
Dennis Pitta- Baltimore Ravens- I am so done recommending this guy. He had a great matchup last week and blew it to the tune of three catches for 34 yards. His matchup doesn’t get any easier this week versus a Dolphins defense allowing less than eight Fantasy points per game to tight ends. Either way, it doesn’t matter with Pitta.
New England Patriots- Bill Belichick gets a rookie quarterback in Jared Goff this week, and it’s been well documented what he does to rookie quarterbacks. Despite having a break out game last week, don’t expect Goff to do that to the Patriots’ defense this week.
Philadelphia Eagles- The Eagles get a struggling Andy Dalton and company this week and are already allowing less than 20 Fantasy points per game to quarterbacks, while Dalton is averaging just over 21 Fantasy points per game.
Minnesota Vikings- Despite allowing the fifth-fewest Fantasy points to quarterbacks, they get Dak Prescott this week who is averaging almost 24 Fantasy points per game himself. He hasn’t scored less than 25 Fantasy points since back in Week 5.
Kansas City Chiefs- The Chiefs are allowing almost 23 Fantasy points per game to the quarterback while Matt Ryan is averaging almost 27. This may not be a good week for the Chiefs defense.
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