Fantasy Football: Week 13 Start ‘Em and Sit ‘Em

Welcome Back fans of the NFL. Here we are back for another year of fantasy football. It is time to get those lineup set and chase down that money. That is if you are playing for money. Here at IroniqMedia, we do not bring you the heavy starters. You should not need any help starting those. We bring the players that you may have a question about starting or sitting. Thus, without further ado here are your week thirteen starts and sits.

Bye Week – Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Carolina Panthers

Quarterback

Start: Taysom Hill – New Orleans Saints

This could be the last time we see Hill as a starter. I would take a one week stream on him against the Atlanta Falcons. While the Falcons are playing better and Raheem Morris has pushed himself into the lead for the job opening, Hill should be a solid option for your fantasy team this week.

Sit: Ben Roethlisberger – Pittsburgh Steelers

Ben and the Steelers are playing on a short week. That is not a big concern for me. What is a concern is the defensive front of the Washington Football Team. They have been one of the best on the season. The O-Line of the Steelers can have issues with legit pass-rushes. Washington has one of those. Sit Big Ben.

Running Back

Start: Wayne Gallman – New York Giants

Gallman has been a stud since Saquan Barkley went down with a torn ACL. He has double-digit games in each of his last five games. He has also scored at least one TD in those five games as well. While the Seattle Seahawks defense is getting better, they are still RB friendly. Seattle is top five in points allowed to fantasy RBs.

Sit: Todd Gurley – Atlanta Falcons

Keep an eye on Gurley’s health. Nonetheless, you are sitting him anyway. His matchup this week against the Saints leads you in another direction. New Orleans is the best defense in the NFL against fantasy RBs. This stat alone has me keeping Gurley on the bench.

Wide Receiver

Start: DeVante Parker – Miami Dolphins

Parker had a strong week 12 with the return of Ryan Fitzpatrick at QB. Nothing against Tua Tagovailoa, but I feel that this team is better with the veteran under center. At least for now. In saying that, keep your eye on the QB situation for Miami. If Fitz is in the pocket Parker is a stronger play.

Sit: Marvin Jones – Detroit Lions

While the Lions are playing for a new coach, it may be too little too late. Couple that with a matchup against the Chicago Bears and I am keeping Jones on my fantasy bench. Divisional matchups are always tough to call so if you have to play Jones, play him with caution.

Tight End

Start: Dallas Goedert – Philadelphia Eagles

Yes, I know Philly’s offense is not very good. However, Carson Wentz has the most pass attempts to TEs in the NFL. That production alone gives Goedert the fantasy start. Goedert is also seeing a steady increase in points over the past 4 weeks as well.

Sit: Tyler Higbee – Los Angeles Rams

Take your pick at which Rams TE you want to put in this spot. They are awful. At one time it was thought that these TEs were going to be some of the highest-scoring in fantasy this season. Now we are deciding who to cut.

Defense

Start: Seattle Seahawks

This team was a sleeper last week. This week they are a flat out start. There is a slim possibility that Daniel Jones starts for the New York Giants. Nonetheless, start the Seahawks. Jones will not be himself and this defense could have a fantasy feast.

Sit: Atlanta Falcons

I have often preached, “Do Not Chase Points”! That goes again here. The Falcons had a 20+ fantasy point performance last week against the Las Vegas Raiders. Do not expect that this week against the New Orleans Saints. Even with Taysom Hill under center. Or should we say, especially with Hill under center.

Sleeper

Offense: Jarvis Landry – Cleveland Browns

Landry and the Browns have a tough but friendly matchup against the Tennessee Titans. The Titans are even more friendly against RBs. I would not sleep on Landry, however. Tennessee gives up the fifth-most fantasy points to the outside position.

Defense: Minnesota Vikings

The Vikings might be a start in some leagues. It all depends on how strong you feel about them this week. They have a Sunday afternoon tilt with Mike Glennon and the Jacksonville Jaguars. That alone is enough for me. The limited weapon availability for the Jags offense will be their downfall.

There you have it, your week thirteen starts and sits for the 2020 NFL Season. We are going to be here for 16 weeks. We hope to help win some games during that time.

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