2010 Fantasy Football Start/Sit Week 13

Dec 1, 2010

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Here’s some sit and start advice as you set your lineups for Week 13 of the NFL season.
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Quarterbacks
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Start:
Sam Bradford, St. Louis Rams
Don’t look now, but the talented rookie has a 17-9 TD to INT ratio. It’s 10-1 in his past five games. He has the fortune of playing Arizona, who ranks 25th with 262.3 passing yards allowed per game. He struggled with three interceptions in his pro debut against the Cardinals, but that seems like an eternity ago.
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Sit:
Jon Kitna, Dallas Cowboys
Now that they lost under Jason Garrett, I wouldn’t be surprised if they returned to their losing ways. The Colts rank 7th with just 217.4 passing yards allowed per game and are tied for 6th with 13 passing touchdowns allowed.
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Running Backs
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Start:
Mike Tolbert, San Diego Chargers

Tolbert just keeps churning out big games, and his date with Oakland’s 28th ranked run defense (133.7 rushing yards allowed per game) is enticing. Ryan Mathews has become an afterthought.
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Felix Jones, Dallas Cowboys
Jones hasn’t been explosive, but he has had at least 86 total yards in his past three games. He is a nice play against Indianapolis’ 29th ranked run defense (136 ypg). I’m not expecting him to get the goal line carries in Marion Barber’s absence, as Tashard Choice will likely get those looks, but there should be enough yardage to make him a decent RB2. Plus, he’s always a threat to break a long one.
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Sit:
LeGarrette Blount, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Blount managed just 55 yards against Baltimore’s 11th ranked run defense (101.7 ypg). This week he has the tall order of facing Atlanta’s 6th ranked run defense (93.7 ypg). They are tied for an NFL-low four rushing touchdowns.
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Ronnie Brown, Miami Dolphins
The Browns, Ronnie’s opponent this week, have also allowed just four rushing touchdowns. He ran for 85 yards last week against the Raiders, but is still sharing with Ricky Williams nearly 50-50. That won’t be enough against Cleveland.

Wide Receivers
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Start:
Blair White, Indianapolis Colts

Peyton Manning is taking a bit of a beating in the press this week after getting handled by the Chargers. I believe he will respond this week against the Cowboys, who have been torched in recent weeks by Drew Brees, Shaun Hill, Eli Manning (twice), Aaron Rodgers, and David Garrard. They are tied for 30th with 23 passing touchdowns allowed. White has three in his past two games, and Peyton is comfortable with him in the red zone. Don’t be surprised if the rookie scores again.
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Steve Breaston, Arizona Cardinals
Breaston had a stinker on MNF against the Niners catching just two passes for 22 yards. He’s still averaging 77.4 yards in his past five games. He’s a good bet to rebound against St. Louis’ 23rd ranked pass defense (259.1 ypg).
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Sit:
Hines Ward, Pittsburgh Steelers
Ward is coming off his best game (107 yards) since week seven, but he has a tough draw against Baltimore, who rank eighth with 217.5 passing yards allowed per game. In 23 career games Ward has just six touchdown catches with a 51.7 yards per game average. Plus, Ward has only topped 60 yards three times this year.
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Tight Ends
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Start:
Dustin Keller, New York Jets

Keller was back in the mix with four catches for 49 yards against the Bengals on Thanksgiving. He takes on the Patriots this week, who rank dead last with 299.1 passing yards allowed. They are tied for 26th with 21 passing touchdowns allowed. Plus, Keller burned them for 115 yards on seven catches in their first meeting.

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Sit:
Greg Olsen, Chicago Bears
For starters, Olsen only averages 30.1 yards per game. If he doesn’t score a touchdown, you’re in trouble. He’s facing the Lions, who have contained Jason Witten (48 yards), Dustin Keller (59 yards), and Chris Cooley (48 yards) in recent weeks. They held Olsen to 37 yards back in Week 1.
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Defenses
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Start:
St. Louis Rams

I hate to pick on the Cardinals, but it’s easy. They have lost six straight and have been held to a combined 37 points in their past three games.They have been sacked eight times and have four turnovers during that stretch.

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Sit:
Philadelphia Eagles

Between Arian Foster and Andre Johnson, there aren’t many better 1-2 RB-WR punches going. They have the ability to put some points on the board. They rank tenth with 24 points per game. Schaub has not thrown a pick in his past three games, and has only been sacked three times during that stretch.
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7 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. reido
    December 1st, 2010 at 5:30 pm #

    please send me your picks for week 13 by the spreads.

    thanks, reido

  2. Runningesq
    December 3rd, 2010 at 3:50 pm #

    14 team PPR-need 1 flex from Obamanu, Blair White, Law Firm, James Jones and Westbrook

    Obomanu and Westbrook were my original 1 and 2 choices, but now doubting because of Williams possible return and Westbrook’s injury. With Collie likely still out Sunday, White is becoming more attractive. HELP!

  3. LestersLegends
    December 3rd, 2010 at 4:16 pm #

    I’d probably go Law Firm and then Blair White.

  4. MrsWelker
    December 3rd, 2010 at 4:46 pm #

    12-Team Standard League

    Already starting:

    QB: Aaron Rodgers
    TE: Jacob Tamme
    K: Garrett Hartley
    DST: Tennessee

    Need 2 WR, 2 RB, and 1 Flex….. having more difficulty than usual this week, as I’m on the bubble of making playoffs…

    WR choices: Miles Austin, Mike Williams (TB), Blair White, Jacoby Ford, Ben Obomanu, Brian Hartline
    RB choices: Ronnie Brown, Tashard Choice, Maurice Morris, Anthony Dixon
    TE: Vernon Davis, Kellen Winslow

    Thanks for your advice! :-)

  5. LestersLegends
    December 3rd, 2010 at 5:03 pm #

    I like Miles Austin and Mike Williams. White has played well, but he’s still the fourth option. Can’t trust Ford in a critical week with options like Austin and Williams. Big Mike Williams and B. Marshall are expected to play this week, which limits Obomanu and Harline’s potential.

    I like Winslow more than Davis, but I can go either way there.

  6. MrsWelker
    December 3rd, 2010 at 5:08 pm #

    How about for the RBs? :-)

  7. LestersLegends
    December 3rd, 2010 at 5:55 pm #

    Oh my bad. Tough one. I guess Flex I go Blair White and then I use Ronnie Brown and maybe try out Choice. You’re in a tough spot there

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