Fantasy Football Week 13: Start’em / Sit’em

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Last week: 23-10-2, Season: 249-116-40 (68%)

Fantasy Football Picks Recap: 

Another solid week in the books for my picks (70%) and I’m having my best season yet (68%), but for some reason it hasn’t translated to my fantasy squads as I’m having my worst fantasy football season ever with just half of my teams making the playoffs.

My start’em picks were accurate (15-3-1) with Sammy Watkins (+21), Matt Stafford (+20), and Philip Rivers (+19) as my top picks and only Matt Forte (-6) missing by more than a couple of projected points.

My sit’em picks weren’t even close to as good (8-7-1), but at least I got more right than wrong. My biggest miss (of the season) was CJ Anderson (+24), but I also missed big on Jeremy Maclin (+17) and Antonio Gates (+8). I did get a few sits right with Lamar Miller (-11), Matt Ryan (-10), and Latavius Murray (-7) my most notable.

Fantasy Football Week 13 Picks:

Note: Only players started in less than 75% of Yahoo leagues will be eligible for the start’em category. The purpose of this column is advice on players that might not be every week starters. I’ll usually list at least one “Deep Sleeper” pick for players started in less than 10% of Yahoo leagues who I think are under-projected.

If you have questions about specific players, hit me up on Twitter or in the comment section and I will get back to you before this weekend’s games. Good luck in your fantasy match-ups this week and go Bears!



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Andy Dalton, @CLE (60%, 19) – Facing one of the worst secondaries in the league and should put up 20+ without too much of a sweat.

Ben Roethlisberger, IND (54%, 19) – Close to 100% healthy and has one of the most explosive offenses in football around him. He’s a lock in my lineup any time he suits up.

Derek Carr, KC (46%, 18) – Has over 300 yards in four of his last five starts and has thrown only three picks over his last six games.

Ryan Tannehill, BAL (24%, 18) – Threw for 351 yards and three TDs last week and is reportedly more involved with the game-planning under the Phins new OC Zac Taylor. The Ravens secondary is one of the worst in football.

Jay Cutler, SF (13%, 16) – This may be a homer pick, but Cutler is playing his best football as a Bear over the last few weeks and his projected total just seems low to me. The Bears will probably run more than throw in this one against a suspect Niners run D, but the their pass D isn’t great either and Cutler could end up with a couple TD passes.

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