Fantasy Football Week 13: Start’em / Sit’em
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Mark Ingran, @PIT (71%, 10) – Was shut down by the Ravens stout run defense last week, but things should be a bit easier against the Steelers this week and the Saints have given Ingram 25+ plus touches in 4 of the last 5 games.
Denard Robinson, NYG (69%, 12) – The Giants have given up the 2nd most fantasy points to RBs this year and I think the Jags will make a concerted effort to establish the run this week.
C.J. Anderson, @KC (68%, 14) – It’s a tough match-up, but Anderson has been a beast the last three weeks and I can’t justify benching him in any match-up right now.
Jeremy Hill, @TB (60%, 12) – The Bengals are saving Gio Bernard for a potential playoff push and have been having plenty of success running Hill between the tackles. I think Hill could have a huge day against a suspect Bucs run D.
Tre Mason, OAK (50%, 12) -The Raiders have given up the 5th most fantasy points to RBs and Mason has taken over as the Rams go-to back. I think this is the week Mason breaks 100+ rushing yards.
Jerick McKinnon, @CAR (32%, 11) – He has shown flashes of breakaway speed but has yet to put up elite fantasy numbers. Carolina has struggled to stop the run and I think this is the week that McKinnon breaks out.
Dan Herron, WAS (14%, 11) – Clearly better than T-Rich (who isn’t) and should take over the Ahmad Bradshaw role in Indy. This game could get out of hand quickly and once it does, I think the Colts will lean on Herron in the 2nd half to see what he can do.
Charles Sims, CIN (3%, 5) – Doug Martin got 5 more carries than SIms last week, but the Bucs have to realize by now that Martin is not the answer right? Unless the question is, “who is the 2nd worst starting RB in the league?”. I think Sims finally gets the bulk of the carries for the Bucs this week and the Bengals can be run on (4th most fantasy points allowed to RBs).
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Julian Edelman, @GB (61%, 13) – If the weather is decent, this could be a shoot-out which would be good for Edelman. If the weather is bad, Edeleman should catch a bunch of short passes from Brady. That is what we call a win-win.
Keenan Allen, @BAL (61%, 12) – With no Jimmy Smith, the Ravens don’t have a CB that can cover Allen and Philip Rivers has been looking his way more often of late with an average of 11 targets per game over the last 4.
Sammy Watkins, @CLE (51%, 11) – Watkins vs Joe Haden is an interesting match-up, but the rookie has been quiet for too long and I just have a hunch he breaks a long one this week.
Jordan Matthews, @DAL (45%, 10) – Has 25 targets in three Mark Sanchez starts and I expect another 8-9 looks this week in Dallas.
Kelvin Benjamin, @MIN (38%, 11) – The Bears exploited the Vikings small corners (2 of them are under 5’10) in week 11 and if the 6’5 Benjamin gets matched-up on Munnerlyn or Robinson it will be trouble for the Vikes and a nice fantasy day for both Cam and Kelvin.
Jarvis Landry, @NYJ (16%, 9) – The rookie gets better every week, but for some reason no one is interested. Landry found the end zone twice last week and has become Ryan Tannehill’s go-to WR. People forget, but before Landry’s slow 40-time (4.7) at the combine he was considered a first round lock. Landry is a legit WR2/WR3 in fantasy.
Kenny Stills, @ PIT (15%. 10) – Was the beneficiary of Brandin Cooks injury with a career high 9 targets and 98 yards. Stills came up just a few yards short of 2 TDs as well.
Charles Johnson, CAR (3%, 9) – This guy has come out of nowhere to become Teddy Bridgewater’s favorite target. Johnson has the physical tools to be special (6’3, 4.35 speed) and has 18 targets over the last two games.
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Travis Kelce, DEN (56%, 9) – Had a nice game against Denver in their first match-up (6-81) and the Chiefs just don’t have any other reliable weapons in the passing game besides Jamaal Charles.
Delanie Walker, @HOU (48%, 9) – In his first game with Zach Mettenberger under center, Walker had 9 targets and 155 yards receiving. Seems like a promising start to me.
Kyle Rudolph, CAR (28%, 6) – Was a non-factor in his first game back in week 11, but had 3 catches for 50 yards last week and looked healthy. It’s been a disappointing year for Rudolph but OC Norv Turner loves using the TE and a healthy Rudolph would really help Bridgewater.