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Here’s a look at Lester’s Legends sit and start advice as you set your lineups for the 14th week of the 2013 NFL season.
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Quarterbacks
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Start:
Joe Flacco
Josh McCown
Matt Ryan
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Sit:
Andy Dalton
Colin Kaepernick
Andrew Luck
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Running Backs
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Start:
Giovani Bernard
BenJarvus Green-Ellis
Fred Jackson
Chris Johnson
Ray Rice
C.J. Spiller
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Sit:
Donald Brown
Lamar Miller
Pierre Thomas
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Wide Receivers
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Start:
Dwayne Bowe
Roddy White
Mike Wallace
Kendall Wright
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Sit:
Danny Amendola
Jarrett Boykin
Marques Colston
Stevie Johnson
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Tight Ends
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Start:
Jordan Cameron
Coby Fleener
Greg Olsen
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Sit:
Martellus Bennett
Jared Cook
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Defenses
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Start:
Arizona Cardinals
Baltimore Ravens
New England Patriots
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Sit:
Detroit Lions
Philadelphia Eagles
Tennessee Titans
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Here’s a look at LestersLegends sit and start advice as you set your lineups for the 14th week of the 2012 NFL season.
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Quarterbacks
Start:
Eli Manning, New York Giants
Eli did not light up the Washington Redskins, but he avoided mistakes. In his past two games he’s averaging 264.5 yards and a pair of touchdowns. I am expecting a high-scoring affair with the New Orleans Saints. The Saints have allowed 286.7 yards per game and 23 passing touchdowns.
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Sit:
Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers
Rivers is averaging 258 yards with one touchdown and one interception in his past two games. The Pittsburgh Steelers lead the league in passing defense, allowing just 167.7 yards per game.
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Running Backs
Start:
BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Cincinnati Bengals
The Law Firm now has three straight 100-yard games giving the Bengals a balanced offense. The Dallas Cowboys have allowed nice games to Bryce Brown, Alfred Morris, and Trent Richardson the past three weeks. On the year, they are yielding 116.5 yards per game and 11 rushing touchdowns.
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Sit:
Ryan Mathews, San Diego Chargers
Sit Mathews if you can. The Steelers have the fifth best rushing defense, allowing 93.1 yards per game. They have allowed eight rushing scores, but Mathews has just one score on the year.
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Beanie Wells, Arizona Cardinals
Beanie had a favorable matchup against the New York Jets and managed just 22 yards on 15 carries. Avoid all Cardinals against the Seattle Seahawks.
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Wide Receivers
Start:
Torrey Smith and Anquan Boldin, Baltimore Ravens
The passing game in Baltimore is very inconsistent. Smith is your home run threat and Boldin is your safe play. Both should be solid against the Washington Redskins. The Skins have allowed 299 yards per game and 24 passing touchdowns.
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Sit:
Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals
The Cardinals have turned a possible Hall of Fame wide receiver into a player that probably shouldn’t be on a fantasy roster. He has 65 yards in his past three games…combined.
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Tight Ends
Start:
Brandon Myers, Oakland Raiders
The Raiders aren’t very good. I expect them to get down early to the Denver Broncos and turn to the passing game. Myers leads the team in yards (721) and is coming off a 130-yard game. The Broncos have allowed nine tight end touchdowns.
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Sit:
Antonio Gates, San Diego Chargers
If it feels like I’m picking on the Chargers, I am. Part of it is my bitterness for having both Mathews and Gates on my main roster. Part is just the cold, hard facts. Gates has averaged 26.3 yards the past three weeks. Coincidentally, that is right before I acquired him. Ugh. Plus, he’s facing the aforementioned Steelers’ pass defense.
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Defenses
Start:
Cleveland Browns
The Browns have allowed just 17 points per game in their past six games. The Kansas City Chiefs rank 31st in scoring (15.7). I expect Trent Richardson to control the clock and limit Kansas City’s possessions.
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Sit:
Houston Texans
Great defensive unit, but I wouldn’t want to use them against the high-powered New England Patriots.
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Here’s a look at LestersLegends sit and start advice as you set your lineups for the 15th week of the NFL season.
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Quarterbacks
Start:
Tim Tebow vs. New England:  Tebow took a step forward as a passer against the Vikings in Week 13. He attempted 40 passes last week as he led Denver to yet another comeback victory. He continues to put up solid fantasy numbers, both because of his running ability and the fact that he doesn’t turn the ball over (two interceptions, three fumbles). The Patriots have the league’s worst pass defense and even let Dan Orvlosky throw for 353 yards and two scores.
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Sit:
Joe Flacco @ San Diego:  Flacco is averaging 214.2 yards over his past five games with six touchdowns and three picks. His ceiling is too low for the fantasy playoffs. The Chargers are playing better of late, allowing three passing TDs in their past three games.
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Running Backs
Start:
Felix Jones @ Tampa Bay:  Kudos to you if you held on to Felix Jones or snatched him up when DeMarco Murray went down. He gets another crack at lead back against a team giving up 139.7 rushing ypg (29th) and a league high 19 rushing scores. He should be able to build upon the 137 total yard effort he put forth on Sunday Night Football.
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Sit:
Jonathan Stewart @ Houston:  After three solid weeks averaging 96.7 total yards, J-Stew finished with 56 total yards last week against Atlanta. He faces the league’s fourth-ranked run defense (91.5 ypg). The Texans are one of seven teams that has allowed six or fewer rushing scores.
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Wide Receivers
Start:
Santana Moss @ New York Giants: Moss caught three passes for 81 yards and a touchdown, giving him an average of four catches per game since his return. The Giants rank 29th with 263.7 passing ypg allowed. He caught six passes against them in Week 1 for 76 yards and has a career average against the G-Men of 67.2 yards with eight scores in 14 games.
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Sit:
Jeremy Maclin vs. New York Jets: Maclin is clearly not 100%, and the fact that he’s facing the Jets who are giving up just 200.8 passing yards per game does not help matters. If his hamstring tightens up again, he could spend a lot of time on the sidelines.
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Tight Ends
Start:
Jake Ballard vs. Washington:  The Giants have a ton of weapons at Eli’s disposal, but Ballard scored last week and the Redskins have struggled against Tight Ends this year. According to Yahoo! they have given up the second most fantasy points to TEs.
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Sit:
Greg Olsen @ Houston:  Olsen scored last week, but averaged 28.3 yards in his four prior games. Houston is allowing just 183.5 passing ypg and they rank 30th in fantasy points allowed by TEs (according to Yahoo!).
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Defenses
Start:
Tennessee @ Indianapolis:  The Colts rank 31st with just 283.4 total yards per game and 29th with 14.2 ppg. They are middle of the road with 29 sacks allowed, but are tied for eighth with 24 turnovers. The Titans are middle of the road in takeaways, but rank sixth in points allowed at 19.3 ppg.
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Sit:
San Diego vs. Baltimore:  The Chargers are coming on, but aren’t a strong play against the Ravens, who rank ninth in the league at 24.6 ppg. They have only allowed 24 sacks (tied for eighth best) and the Chargers rank 29th with just 22 sacks.
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Here’s a look at LestersLegends sit and start advice as you set your lineups for the 14th week of the NFL season.
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Quarterbacks
Start:
Michael Vick @ Miami:  If you’re still playing this week and have Vick on your roster, kudos to you for making the necessary adjustments. The Dolphins actually have a pretty solid defense, having won four of their past five games, but Vick can still give you the big play ability. He may not have a rushing TD yet this year, but he’s averaging 59.4 ypg.
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Sit:
Joe Flacco vs. Indianapolis:  The match-up looks good, going up against a Colts’ defense allowing 242.9 ypg (22nd) and 21 passing TDs (25th), but this has the makings of a heavy ground game. Flacco has been so inconsistent that he’s hard to trust in the fantasy playoffs.
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Running Backs
Start:
Shonn Greene vs. Kansas City:  As if you needed more ammo than his three touchdown performance to have him in your starting lineup this week, but the Chiefs rank 25th with 130.3 rushing yards allowed per game. They are also one of 14 teams that have allowed double-digit touchdowns.
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Sit:
Marion Barber @ Denver:  I understand that you might not have a choice if you lost Forte, but if you have a capable alternative, I’d go that direction. Barber will be sharing the load with Kahlil Bell and is facing a Broncos run defense that has allowed just five TDs.
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Wide Receivers
Start:
Santana Moss and Jabar Gaffney vs. New England: The Patriots continue to allow passing yards by the truckload. The Redskins lost a key weapon in the passing game as Fred Davis’ season went “Up in Smoke”. Thanks Fred. Moss and Gaffney should be productive this week.
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Sit:
Torrey Smith, WR, Baltimore Ravens:  Like Flacco, Smith has been inconsistent. After catching six passes for 165 yards and a TD in Week 11, he has just three catches for 55 yards in the past two weeks. While his overall numbers look solid (645 yards, five TDs), he has just five games over 35 yards.
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Tight Ends
Start:
Brandon Pettigrew, TE, Detroit Lions:  It will take a leap of faith to start a TE that has averaged just 25.7 yards with one touchdown in the past six games, but he lit up the Vikings in Week 3 for 11 catches for 112 yards.
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Sit:
Heath Miller, TE, Pittsburgh Steelers:  Miller heads into his match-up against the league’s top pass defense with a combined six catches for 63 yards in his past three games.
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Defenses
Start:
Seattle Seahawks:  The Seahawks have won three of their past four games, giving up 15.3 ppg during that stretch (20.5 on the year). The Rams are scoring a ridiculous 11.7 ppg and have allowed a league high 43 sacks. To make matters worse they have serious QB issues.
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Sit:
Dallas Cowboys:  The Cowboys are tied for second with 35 sacks and are among the leaders with 22 takeaways, but they aren’t a good option against the Giants’ high-powered offense.
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Here’s some sit and start advice as you set your lineups for Week 14 of the NFL season.
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Quarterbacks
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Start:
Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens
I still can’t wrap my head around why the Ravens were passing when Troy Polamalu made the game-changing strip on Sunday night. He should be able to dust himself off and get right back up against the Texans, who are allowing 298.3 passing yards and 2.5 passing touchdowns per game.
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Sit:
Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons

It’s not that I think Matty Ice will struggle this week. I just think that the Panthers are going to get a heavy dose of the run this week when they face the Falcons.
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Running Backs
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Start:
Christopher Ivory, New Orleans Saints

Even if Pierre Thomas returns this week, Sean Payton has made it clear that Ivory is his guy saying “I don’t want to affect his snap count at all in regards to his carries. Certainly Ivory has earned the reps that he’s getting now and the touches.” St. Louis has only allowed five rushing touchdowns, but with the Saints clicking, there’s a good chance that total goes up this week.
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Jonathan Stewart, Carolina Panthers
J-Stew also faces a run defense that has yielded just five rushing touchdowns this year. They did allow 103 yards and a score for LeGarrette Blount last week though.  Stewart is finally healthy, and the 90+ yards he’s had in each of the past two weeks makes me optimistic. Mike Goodson is dealing with a shoulder injury, meaning Stewart should get the bulk of the carries.
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Sit:
Cedric Benson, Cincinnati Bengals

Benson draws Pittsburgh on the road. The Steelers are allowing league lows in yards per game (62.3), yards per carry (3.0) and rushing touchdowns (4). The last time Benson played in Pittsburgh he managed just 22 yards.

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