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2018 Fantasy Football Week 13 Start-Sit

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I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving Holiday. It was a long week of Football and Several notable things happened for Fantasy purposes.

Andy Dalton was placed on IR, Melvin Gordon suffered an MCL sprain, Blake Bortles was benched, and Leonard Fournette may be suspended for a punch thrown in last weeks game. All of these things can impact Fantasy decisions and rosters.

To help out here is some start and sit advice for Week 13.


2018 Fantasy Football Week 13 Start-Sit

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Starts

Case Keenum, QB, Denver Broncos vs Cincinnati Bengals

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Keenum has not been very fantasy relevant this year. But with no byes this week I wanted to avoid picking an obvious quarterback and instead I wanted to give a deeper streamer for any QB needy team. This week the match-up says you can play Keenum as the Bengals allow the most Fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks and they were just torched by Baker Mayfield. Keenum is a match-up dependent streamer this week.

Gus Edwards, RB, Baltimore Ravens vs Atlanta Falcons

Now with back-to-back 100 plus yard games, Edwards is looking to be a late season fantasy asset and must start player. Keep him in your lineup this week as he goes up against the Falcons who allow the fourth most Fantasy points to opposing running backs.

Christian Kirk, WR, Arizona Cardinals vs Green Bay Packers

Kirk and Fitzgerald have been sharing the Fantasy relevant games for the Cardinals at the wide receiver position. This week looks like Kirk could benefit with his deep play ability against a Packers secondary that can easily be exposed. Consider Kirk a solid flex play.

Cameron Brate, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Carolina Panthers

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With OJ Howard out, Brate picked right back up with his touchdown scoring chemistry with Winston. Now he gets the Panthers who allow the most Fantasy points to opposing tight ends. Go ahead and lock Brate in your lineup.

Sits

Eli Manning, QB, New York Giants vs Chicago Bears

For any one streaming Manning over the past several weeks you got decent Fantasy outings in three of the past five weeks. But expect more of his usual bad Fantasy production this week as he goes up against the Bears and their solid defense. Sit Manning this week.

Austin Ekeler, RB, Los Angeles Chargers vs Pittsburgh Steelers

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Melvin Gordon is set to miss this week making Ekeler a must own player. But this does not mean he must be inserted into every lineup. He disappointed in Week 7 when Gordon did not play. This week he goes up against the Steelers who have been tough against the run. Ekeler may be hard to bench for Gordon owners, but if you picked him up and have other options, consider leaving him on the bench.

Jarvis Landry, WR, Cleveland Browns vs Houston Texans

Landry is dead to me this year. He has failed to surpass 50 yards in four straight weeks. His target share has dropped in to the 19% range. Normally heavy volume is what has kept Landry so valuable, but with a decrease in targets, Landry can be benched against a tough Texans’ defense.

Chris Herndon, TE, New York Jets vs Tennessee Titans

Listed on the start list last week, Herndon posted 57 yards. He continues to be used heavily in the Jets passing attack. However, with a match-up against a Titans’ defense that allows the fewest Fantasy points to opposing tight ends, Herndon can be placed on benches this week.


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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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