Fantasy Football: Start/Sit Week 13

Hi, it’s Aaron Truesdale and I’m back and ready to give you the fantasy advice you need for the upcoming NFL season. I’m so sorry but unfortunately, due to health issues, I have decided to shorten my start/sit column for at least the rest of this season. Thank you all for understanding and I hope you all still enjoy all the content that I am still able to give you. Be sure to follow me on Twitter.

Now, let me tell you a little bit about my start/sit column. Each week I will be giving my top 3 starts & my top 3 sits at each position. There will be a start & sit of the week at each position with projections. My column will not include the automatic starters. Automatic starters are guys you don’t bench unless they’re injured or on a bye week. I am going to give 2 examples of automatic starters at each position. QB: Josh Allen & Patrick Mahomes, RB: Christian McCaffery & Dalvin Cook, WR: Tyreke Hill & Stefon Diggs, TE: Travis Kelce & George Kittle, K: Justin Tucker & Harrison Butker. For defenses, there are no automatic starters. Now, I’ve added a twist to my article that will mention a sleeper of the week at each position who did not make my top 3 starters list. Also, a player that is most likely on the waiver wire that you can stream if you’re in a jam at a position. Let’s get it going with Week 13.

START

Carson Wentz vs HOU

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Projection: 28/34|314 YDS|2 TDS|3 CAR|19 YDS|1 TD

Wentz has been rolling right along with that Colts offense. This week against a horrible Texans defense Wentz will continue to roll. Look for Wentz to continue his success as the season moves on.

Kirk Cousins vs DET

Jalen Hurts vs NYJ

SIT

Mac Jones vs BUF

Projection: 17/30|202 YDS|2 INTS|1 FL|5 CAR|21 YDS

Jones is a game manager and a game manager isn’t a good QB for fantasy football. Also, in this game look for Jones to look more like a rookie and to make rookie mistakes against a tough Buffalo defense.

Russell Wilson vs SF

Justin Herbert vs CIN

SLEEPER

Jimmy Garoppolo vs SEA

The 49ers have looked good recently and I believe they will be a dangerous team if they make the playoffs. Seattle’s defense has looked good lately but just look for Jimmy G to dissect that Seahawks defense. So if you need sleeper at QB this week pick up and start Jimmy G.

START

Leonard Fournette vs ATL

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Projection: 22 CAR|134 YDS|1 TD|6 REC|55 YDS|1 TD

Fournette had a huge game last week. This week against a rotten Falcons defense you can expect another big game. Ride Fournette this week and for the rest of the season.

Alexander Mattison vs DET

Antonio Gibson vs LV

SIT

Ezekiel Elliott vs NO

Projection: 8 CAR|36 YDS|3 REC|7 YDS

Elliott is banged up and has struggled lately. He has lost some of his work to Pollard as well. Now he facing a solid Saints defense. So if you have a better option than Elliott then bench him this week.

Melvin Gordon vs KC

David Montgomery vs ARI

SLEEPER

Tevin Coleman vs PHI

With Carter out, it looks like Coleman will be the go-to back in that Jets offense. If you need a bye week filler then pick up and start Coleman.

START

Jaylen Waddle vs NYG

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Projection: 7 REC|144 YDS|2 TDS

Waddle has developed into a #1 WR as the season has progressed. Look for bigger and bigger things as the season goes on. Waddle is up against mediocre Giants defense but looks for him to explode against them and have the best game of his young career.

Odell Beckham Jr. vs JAX

Christian Kirk vs CHI

SIT

Jerry Jeudy vs KC

Projection: 4 REC|24 YDS

Jeudy has been almost been nonexistent in that Broncos offense since returning from injury. Now he faces a Chiefs defense that has been excelling lately at shutting down opposing offenses. Because of that dominance, Jeudy should be avoided.

Kenny Golladay vs MIA

Elijah Moore vs PHI

SLEEPER

T.Y. Hilton vs HOU

Hilton is a veteran who should be used more and that will start happening this week against a horrid Texans defense. So if you need a plug and play at WR this week then pick up and start Hilton.

START

Logan Thomas vs LV

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Projection: 8 REC|85 YDS|2 TDS

Thomas was already heavily used in his return from injury. He will be heavily targeted again this week against a not-so-impressive Raiders defense. Look for Thomas to have a huge second game back from injury.

Tyler Higbee vs JAX

Dallas Goedert vs NYJ

SIT

T.J. Hockenson vs MIN

Projection: 6 REC|45 YDS

Hockenson has been hardly a factor this season in fantasy football because opposing teams’ game plan to shut him down and make someone else beat them in that Lions the passing game. Vikings will do just that again this week which will make Hockenson a nonfactor again.

Dalton Schultz vs NO

Kyle Pitts vs TB

SLEEPER:

C.J. Uzomah vs LAC

It has been a while since Uzomah has been mentioned as a factor in fantasy football but this week Uzomah is up against a Chargers defense that gives up a lot of fantasy points against opposing tight ends. So if you want a sneaky play in week 13 then go with Uzomah.

START

Matt Prater vs CHI

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Projection: 4 XPS|2 FGS

Prater has been consistent this season and consistency is good in fantasy football this week look for him to have a big kicking day against the Bears. Start Prater and you will be smiling big.

Evan McPherson vs LAC

Chris Boswell vs BAL

SIT

Brandon McManus vs KC

Projection: 0 FGS|0 XPS

McManus won’t have any opportunities this week against an up-and-coming Chiefs defense. Which will lead to a goose egg and a goose egg is a no-no in fantasy football. McManus should be avoided at all costs this week.

Younghoe Koo vs TB

Nick Folk vs BUF

SLEEPER

Greg Joesph vs DET

Joseph will see plenty of field goals and extra point chances against a dismal Lions defense. So if you want a smart start at kicker then pick up and start Joseph.

START

Kansas City vs Denver

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Projection: 8 PTS|243 YDS|6 SKS|4 INTS|1 TD

The Chief’s defense has been stingy lately and Denver’s offense has struggled at times this season. This week is going to be a horrible week for that Broncos offense because the Chief’s defense will be in shut down mode. Start the Chief’s defense then sit back and watch them dominate.

Baltimore vs Pittsburgh

Arizona vs Chicago

SIT

New England vs Buffalo

Projection: 35 PTS|488 YDS|5 SKS|1 INT

The Bills will come out against the Patriots and make a huge statement and show the Patriots why they are the undisputed #1 team in the Afc East. Bench the Patriot’s defense and then watch as that Bills offense explodes like a grenade all over that Patriots defense.

Chicago vs Arizona

Denver vs Kansas City

SLEEPER

Philadelphia vs New York Jets

With Wilson back at QB look for the Jet’s bad offense to get worse because Wilson is having a rough rookie year. Also, the Philly defense is underrated. So if you play matchups at defense then pick up and start the Philly defense.

I had a lot of fun writing this and I hope all of my week 13 start/sit advice helps everyone. Also if you need more explanation on a player just leave me a comment I will be happy to give you one. I’ll be back next week with more fantasy start/sit advice.

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Published by Aaron Truesdale

I am Fantasy Football & Baseball columnist. I will also be doing a MLB Team Previews and NFL Mock Drafts. I am 40 years old Married with 2 daughters. One that is 20 and the other 3.

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