Welcome back for some more start and sit advice. Now we have reached Starts and Sits Week 13, we have taken the bend and are on the home straight with the Fantasy Play-offs straight ahead. Don’t forget to check out Murf’s Rankings also for more answers to your starts and sits.
As always, we are here for you. Week 13 Starts and Sits, Let’s Go!
Starts and Sits Week 13 Quarterbacks
My top-ranked Quarterbacks for Week 13 are:
- Brady @ ATL
- Murray @ CHI
- Jackson @ PIT
- Mahomes vs DEN
- Allen vs NE
Start QB 1- Derek Carr vs WAS
Carr has been solid every other week for the past 5 weeks, this would be a down week for that trend to continue but the matchup is favourable. Carr should be a top twelve pick in week 13.
Start QB 2- Taylor Heinicke @ LV
Heinicke has been inconsistent so far but with all his weapons returning, I like him to match Carr stride for stride. With a bit of luck, this could be a 3 touchdown week for him!
Sit QB 1- Teddy Bridgewater @ KC
The Kansas defence is gaining traction, whilst the stats show this is a good matchup for Bridgewater, I’ll be sitting him here.
Sit QB 2- Ben Roethlisberger vs BAL
The eye test from last week should be enough reason to sit him here. Dealing with a peck/shoulder issue, you should avoid him unless you have no other choice. Only once this year has ‘Big Ben’ smashed 20 fantasy points.
Starts and Sits Week 13 Running Backs
My top-ranked Running Backs for Week 13 are:
- Taylor @ HOU
- Mixon vs LAC
- A. Ekeler @ CIN
- Fournette @ ATL
- Mattison @ DEN
Start RB 1- Myles Gaskin vs NYG
Gaskin has been consistent and relevant in three of his last four matchups. Gaskin should be useful here, The Giants are giving up 23.86 fantasy points to opposing backs.
Start RB 2- Matt Breida vs NE
Nothing about this makes me feel comfortable but, I picked Breida up in a league of my own and I like him to be a decent flex option. The Bills like to pass first but the Patriots can be run on.
Start RB 3- Clyde Edwards-Helaire vs DEN
Healthy and rested off of his bye, CEH should see action on the ground and as a receiving option. He’ll be good for around 15 fantasy points in PPR formats.
Sit RB 1- Tony Pollard @ NO
Pollard has been a decent option for you in past weeks, working well as a one-two punch with Elliott. The matchup isn’t great and I fear for Zeke here too.
Sit RB 2- All Jets vs PHI
The Eagles are allowing nearly 22 fantasy points to opposing backs, but without knowing which option they will deploy as the lead back, it’s hard to trust any of them here.
Sit RB 3- Melvin Gordon @ KC
Gordon has recorded back-to-back sub par fantasy finishes, his timeshare with Williams is frustrating and against the Chiefs, he could be game scripted out. Easy sit for me.
Start and Sits Week 13 Wide Receivers
My top-ranked Wide Receivers for Week 13 are:
- Jefferson @ DET
- Kupp vs JAX
- Hill vs DEN
- Diggs vs NE
- Godwin @ ATL
Start WR 1- DeVonta Smith @ NYJ
I keep coming back to this well, Smith’s talent is slowly breaking out. The Eagles have decided to go run-heavy but against the Jets, I feel they will be able to be balanced.
Start WR 2- Michael Gallup @ NO
With Amari Cooper likely to be out, I like Gallup here. He shouldn’t see a great deal of Lattimore, he should be occupied by Lamb.
Start WR 3- Elijah Moore vs PHI
The Eagles are only allowing 22 fantasy points to opposing wide receiver groups this year but the Moore breakout is real. I’d be happy with 15 fantasy points from him this week.
Sit WR 1- Jerry Jeudy @ KC
Jeudy’s best fantasy finish was in week one, he didn’t finish that game due to injury. I expected him to hit the ground running when he returned, this hasn’t happened. Unless you have to start him, sit him against the Chiefs.
Sit WR 2- Marvin Jones Jr. @ LAR
Ramsey faces his old team and he will be looking to shut down the Jaguars attack. Since returning from the bye Jones has averaged 5.5 fantasy points (PPR format) over his past 5 games.
Sit WR 3 – Emmanuel Sanders vs NE
Sanders started strong but over his past 5 games he has averaged just 4.6 fantasy points and the matchup here is not favourable.
Start and Sits Week 13 Tight Ends
My top-ranked Tight Ends for Week 13 are:
- Travis Kelce vs DEN
- Andrews @ PIT
- Kittle @ SEA
- Gronkowski @ ATL
- Hockenson vs MIN
Start TE 1- Logan Thomas @ LV
Expect Thomas to return to his pre-injury form, he was knocking off the rust last week The Raiders are allowing 14.37 points per game to TE’s.
Start TE 2- Noah Fant @ KC
I’m projecting the Broncos receivers to have a down week here so the receiving production has to go somewhere, I like Fant to be a border-line top twelve TE with touchdown upside.
Sit TE 1- Cole Kmet vs ARI
I have recommended Kmet as a sit in the past and with good reason. Sit him here, the Cardinals have allowed the fewest points to fantasy tight ends this season.
Sit TE 2- Hunter Henry @ BUF
The Touchdown dependent run has come to an end and the matchup isn’t great here. Sit if you can.
– Colin (@UkFantasyBaller)