Fantasy Football 2014: Week 13 Start/Sit
Who to Start and Who to Sit in Fantasy Football Week 13
November 27, 2014
Today’s Thanksgiving, but perhaps more importantly it marks the beginning of the NFL’s Week 13, which in many cases is the final week of the regular season in fantasy leagues. As usual, there are plenty of tough matchup decisions for owners to make, so let’s check out some of the borderline calls in our weekly Start/Sit column and see if we can decide on a few of these guys one way or the other.
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Ryan Tannehill, QB, Miami Dolphins: Tannehill is putting up No. 1 starter numbers, even though he likely languished on the waiver wire for most of the year in your league. He’ll get a Cadillac matchup this week against the Jets, who are coming off an abysmal showing against Kyle Orton and the Bills and have all but given up on the season. Expect another throttling here.
Alfred Morris, RB, Washington Redskins: Morris has been a ho-hum fantasy option for much of the season, but is coming off a nice game against the Niners. He’ll also go into a favorable matchup this week, when he takes on the Colts. That defense has surrendered 12 touchdowns on the ground this season.
Coby Fleener, TE, Indianapolis Colts: We’ll have to see if Colts TE Dwayne Allen can make it back this week, but even if he does, Fleener is still a viable fantasy option against the Redskins. Washington is pretty permissive to opposing tight ends, and Fleener has posted some solid numbers recently. If Allen comes back, he’ll likely get more targets, but Fleener would still be relevant in deeper formats.
Colin Kaepernick, QB, San Francisco 49ers: Is Kaepernick an every-week fantasy starter? Well, that depends on the size of your league, we suppose, but there’s definitely a case to be made for avoiding bad matchups with him. He gets one of those this week with Seattle, a team he really struggles against. If you’ve got a better option, you should explore it.
Steven Jackson, RB, Arizona Cardinals: Jackson has had his ups and downs this season, but recently he’s been finding ways to contribute quite a bit as far as fantasy scoring. That run is likely to stop this week, as he takes on the Cardinals. Arizona’s defense is playing lights-out this season, especially when it comes to opposing running backs.
Andre Johnson, WR, Houston Texans: It’s an understatement to say that Johnson hasn’t quite lived up to his potential in fantasy this season, but if you’re still using him you might want to double-check the matchup this week. It’s against the Titans, and even though Tennessee has struggled at times this season, Johnson is the one struggling against them recently. He has no touchdowns in the last six games against them.
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