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After starting your studs (typically players ranked after week 5 in the top ~15 RBs, top ~ 10 WRs, top ~ 10 QBs, top ~3 TEs, top ~5 Defenses, and top...wait, no kicker is a fantasy football stud), the Docs will help you decide who to start and sit as we recommend players in our fantasy football start sit column that are not clear studs and can step in with a big game for your team this week. Consequently, we will not recommend who to start and sit with the top few players at each position in our weekly fantasy football start sit advice (given starts every week); however, we may occasionally recommend players ranked 15 - 25 overall due to some teams out there that will have multiple players at one position in this range but can only start one.  If we recommend such a player it does not mean we think they are not a stud, we are just trying to help those folks out there that may be in such a situation. We also recommend players to bench, so our fantasy football start sit column is sometimes referred to as fantasy football start bench column. Additionally, we offer Fantasy Football Weekly Rankings to help even further with some of those more difficult start sit decisions. Last, be sure to check us out every Tuesday as we do a Wrap-up on our advice - both good and bad.  In fact, every wrap-up is kept and posted as a permanent, public record of what we called and how good or bad the calls were. Why?

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FREE Fantasy Football Start Sit Advice
NFL Week 13

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

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Give 'em the rock (a.k.a. Start)

Ryan Tannehill, QB, MIA - Tannehill has an excellent match-up this week against the Jets. Tannehill is coming off a strong week against the Broncos and a tough loss. The Jets are just the right team to get healthy against. Tannehill should have a very nice week.

Matthew Stafford, QB, DET - After tough games at Arizona and at New England, Stafford is back in Detroit for Thanksgiving feast. Stafford should rebound nicely against the Bears. The Bears have a very soft defense that should yield huge fantasy returns for Stafford's suffering owners.

Denard Robinson, RB, JAX - The Giants' run defense has been shredded on a regular basis by opposing RBs. Robinson should have a strong effort this week against New York. Last week's struggles against the Colts will be behind Robinson with a friendly game in Jacksonville on tap.

Andre Ellington, RB, ARI - Ellington is going to carve up the Falcons like a turkey on Thanksgiving. This is not going to be pretty to watch for those Atlanta fans out there, but for those Ellington owners playing fantasy football, just sit back and enjoy the fireworks.

Ryan Mathews, RB, SD - Mathews looked healthy with plenty of gas left in the tank from his fresh legs. It's the time of the year defenses are banged up and hurting, and a player like Mathews that has been sidelined most the of the season resting can be a bear to tackle.

Rashad Jennings, RB, NYG - Jennings has been easing back into his role since returning from injury, and Tom Coughlin will be ready to ramp that up sooner than later to bring more balance to the offense. Jennings ran well to start the season, and the Giants need him to step up his game to help in the win column.

LeGarrette Blount, RB, NE - Blount had a big first game with the Patriots last week. This week he should follow that up with another strong game against the Packers. The Patriots' RBs can be tricky, but Blount is going to be the Blount instrument that the Patriots unload when they get near the goal line.

Odell Beckham, WR, NYG - After last week, you can only assume one thing. That Eli Manning will figure out that Beckham will make a lot of Manning's ugly passes look good. Beckham is solid gold right now, so there is no way you can bench him.

Calvin Johnson, WR, DET - Johnson has had terrible games the past two weeks. This week the Lions are going to step up to the challenge on Thursday. Johnson is going to be one of the factors that help the team bounce back.

Golden Tate, WR, DET - We are all-in on the Lions for Turkey Day, which will make everything feel better in Detroit and for your fantasy team. Stafford, Johnson, and Tate... we see 'em all having nice days at the office.

Josh Gordon, WR, CLE - For those of you that were patiently waiting all year for Gordon to return in the hopes he could resume to stud status, you are rewarded. Gordon looks to have not missed a beat, and he is a weapon heading into your fantasy playoffs.

Justin Hunter, WR, TEN - The Texans have been torched by WRs, and Hunter is getting on the same page with his QB. We don't recommend Hunter over more stable options, but he is a very intriguing play for those having to reach a little deeper for a starter.

Delanie Walker, TE, TEN - The Titans offense has started to look very serviceable from a fantasy perspective. This week Walker should be able to take advantage of the Texans pass defense. J.J. Watt's get pass rush will force plenty of quick-read passes to the TE, which will help Walker get additional looks.

New York Giants Defense - The Giants are up next on the "Who gets to play the hapless Jaguars" rotation. The "vs. Jacksonville" defense has rocked and rolled all year, and this week will be no different.


Let 'em warm up the pine (a.k.a. Sit)

Matt Ryan, QB, ATL - The Cardinals defense is firing on all cylinders. Ryan will have a tough time posting numbers against one of the best units in the league. After a tough loss to Seattle last week, the Cardinals will take out their frustrations on the Falcons. The Falcons have become an easy target in 2014.

Michael Crabtree, WR, SF - This will be a battle between Richard Sherman and Crabtree, who have a history of not liking one another. We don't want our fantasy season resting on this type of contest. Crabtree isn't terrible, but it would be nice to have a WR in a better situation with an easier opponent.

Eric Decker, WR, NYJ - The Jets have a tough match-up in week 13. There is no reason to trust Decker against a respectable Dolphins' defense.

Robert Woods, WR, BUF - We don't like the weather or the match-up here. Woods had a great game last week, but he won't follow that up with another strong performance this week.

Martellus Bennett, TE, CHI - After starting out the season like a fantasy fireball, Bennett has cooled to a used up piece of coal. Detroit has a very stout defense, and they will likely limit Bennett's scoring to the tune of the sad production you have seen from him over the past few weeks.

For an expanded list of players to help with weekly fantasy football start sit line-up decisions, be sure to check our our Fantasy Football Weekly Rankings, which are released every Thursday during the regular season.

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