Fantasy Football 2013: Week 13 Start-Sit
Start 'Em/Sit 'Em for Fantasy Football Week 13
November 28, 2013
Week 13 marks the last week of the regular season in many fantasy leagues out there, so the lineup decisions are magnified for those owners with teams currently sitting on the playoff bubble. In order to help you with those tough choices, we’ve come up with our weekly Start-Sit edition, so settle in and check out the fantasy names who should be on your radar.
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Shane Vereen, RB, New England Patriots: Don’t think too much about the sea of faces in the Patriots’ backfield. Vereen is the only one who isn’t on fumble punishment or a production question mark. He should get plenty of work against a crummy Texans team this weekend, and will rack up a lot of yards out of the backfield. Roll with Vereen if you’ve got him.
Brian Hartline, WR, Miami Dolphins: Hartline is headed in the right direction, and could come up big this weekend. Over his last three games, he has 15 catches for 200 yards. Sunday, he’ll face a Jets secondary that has been vulnerable against the pass. Hartline should be able to exploit their weaknesses at cornerback and post some nice numbers.
Ladarius Green, TE, San Diego Chargers: As Antonio Gates’ fantasy value falters, so rises Green’s. He has seven catches for 161 yards and a TD in the last two games, and should be able to improve on that this weekend. With Gates taking all the attention, Green may be able to find some holes here and there for another solid fantasy day.
Andrew Luck, QB, Indianapolis Colts: The Colts--and thus, Luck--are trending downward in recent weeks. They’re 1-2 in their last three games, and during that span Luck has just two touchdown passes and four interceptions. Life won’t get any easier for him this weekend against the Titans. Last time these teams played, Luck had no passing scores (but did run one in) and threw for just 232 yards.
Knowshon Moreno, RB, Denver Broncos: Besides being something of an injury risk this week (he bruised his ankle during his team’s loss in New England on Sunday), Moreno isn’t too promising from a production standpoint. Forget about his beastly 224-yard performance in week 12. Sunday, he’s facing the Chiefs, who limited him to a 2.9 yards per carry average in their last meeting. You can bet that Andy Reid and company will make the needed adjustments to clamp down on Moreno this week.
Antonio Brown, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers: Just to be clear: we don’t realistically expect you to sit Brown this week (especially after we said Joe Haden would shut him down last week), but just hear us out on this one. He’ll be matched up against Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb this week, and Webb got the better of Brown in their last meeting, holding him to 50 yards on six grabs. We don’t expect a whole lot of offensive fireworks here--from either side--so Brown is something of a risk.
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