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2017 Fantasy Football Week 13 Start-Sit

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We are nearing the end of the Fantasy Football season and for many leagues Week 13 is the last regular season game before the Fantasy playoffs start. This makes roster decisions more important that ever. Whether you are making a final playoff push, trying to secure the top seed, or just wanting to avoid the “Sacko”, setting the best possible lineup is more important than ever.

To help you out, here is the 2017 Fantasy Football Week 13 Start-Sit preview.

You can also use the Start-Sit tool and check out our Week 13 Rankings.

2017 Fantasy Football Week 13 Start-Sit

Start

Derek Carr, QB, Oakland Raiders vs New York Giants

Carr continues to disappoint for Fantasy owners this year, averaging less than 15 Fantasy points per game.

However, Carr has a get right match-up against the Giants who allow the third most Fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks. This makes Carr worthy of start consideration.

Start of the Week: Jordan Howard, RB, Chicago Bears vs San Francisco 49ers

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Howard was completely shut down in Week 12 rushing for six yards on seven carries. We can chalk it up to a tough match-up against the Eagles and poor game script.

Howard has still managed to be an RB1 for the year and now gets the 49ers who allow the most Fantasy points to opposing running backs. Forget about last week and start Howard with confidence.

Dion Lewis, RB, New England Patriots vs Buffalo Bills

Lewis now has three double digit Fantasy performances in a row. He also has been a consistent feature in an unpredictable Patriots scheme as he has double digit carries in six straight games.

Now he gets the Bills who allow the third most Fantasy points to opposing running backs. Lewis should remain heavily involved and produce solid numbers yet again. But, just as I write this, Belichick is probably exploring ways to get others involved at the expense of Lewis, frustrating Fantasy owners everywhere.

Davante Adams, WR, Green Bay Packers vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Adams looks like the number one wide receiver in Green Bay with Hundley under center. He has posted 12 or more Non-PPR Fantasy points in three straight games and continues to be solid without Aaron Rodgers.

Now he gets the Bucs who allow the most Fantasy points to opposing wide receivers. Adams is a must start across all platforms.

Jared Cook, TE, Oakland Raiders vs New York Giants

Cook is coming off of a terrible game against the Broncos who have been a good match-up for tight ends.

Look for Cook to bounce back against the Giants who allow the most Fantasy points to opposing tight ends. Especially if Crabtree were to be suspended after his on field shenanigans.

Honorable Mention: Marcus Mariota vs HOU; Leonard Fournette vs IND; Robby Anderson vs KC; Julius Thomas vs DEN

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Matthew Stafford, QB, Detroit Lions vs Baltimore Ravens

Stafford is churning out another solid year, but he has struggled somewhat against tough defenses.

Up next, he gets the Ravens who allow the fewest Fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks. Also, Stafford injured his ankle on Thanksgiving and he has stated that it is not 100% healthy. Based on all this, sit Stafford in Week 13.

Sit of the Week: Tevin Coleman, RB, Atlanta Falcons vs Minnesota Vikings

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Coleman has been on fire since taking over lead duties in Week 10 when Freeman exited with a concussion. Coleman has three straight games with at least one touchdown and has received 19 or more carries in all three.

Two things will bring Coleman back down to earth. First, Freeman will likely return this week and reduce Coleman’s workload. Secondly, the Vikings have been terrific against the run and allow the fewest fantasy points to opposing running backs. Don’t expect Coleman to produce RB1 numbers anymore as he returns to a reduced role against a tough match-up.

TY Hilton, Indianapolis Colts vs Jacksonville Jaguars

Hilton continues to be Boom or Bust as he “Busts” more often than not.

Up next is a match-up against the Jaguars who allow the fewest Fantasy points to opposing wide receivers. In Week 7 when Hilton last went up against the Jags, he posted 27 receiving yards. Expect more of the same and sit Hilton in Week 13.

Martavis Bryant, Pittsburgh Steelers vs Cincinnati Bengals

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Bryant caught a touchdown in Week 12 which led to a decent Fantasy outing.

Owners shouldn’t get to excited though as Bryant has disappointed for the majority of the year and Juju Smith-Schuster will look to return to the lineup this week. In a tough match-up against the Bengals who allow the third fewest Fantasy points to opposing wide receivers, sit Bryant.

Cameron Brate, TE, Tampa Bay Buccanners vs Green Bay Packers

Since Jameis Winston was sidelined, Brate has disappeared, as he has four games in a row of 12 or fewer receiving yards and no touchdowns.

Don’t expect things to turn around in a Week 13 match-up against the Packers who allow the fewest Fantasy points to opposing tight ends. Leave Brate on the bench.

Honorable Mention: Jacoby Brissett vs JAX; DeMarco Murray vs HOU; Golden Tate vs BAL; Tyler Kroft vs PIT  


Check out the rest of our 2017 Fantasy Football content from our great team of writers.

About Alex Hamrick

Alex is an avid fantasy football enthusiast and writer for Fantasy Six Pack. With a background in quantitative methods and analysis, Alex enjoys using statistics and data analytics to develop detailed fantasy football analysis. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram @AlexBHamrick

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